The aim of our curriculum is to provide our pupils with a coherent, content-rich and cumulative academic experience that will develop their cultural literacy and ensure outstanding academic achievement.


Please click on the below link to read about our approach to our Mastery Curriculum.

Mastery Curriculum at AJK.pdf


Primary Curriculum

Our curriculum has been developed to ensure every pupil reads, writes, speaks and listens to a very high standard, no matter what their starting point. There is also a significant emphasis on mastery. All pupils, from Reception to year 11, will study English, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history and a language (from year 2). All pupils up to the end of year 9 will also study art and music and will learn a musical instrument. All pupils will have physical exercise at least 3 times weekly.

Please use the links below to learn more about our curriculum.

Phonics and Reading.pdf

Nursery Curriculum Overview 2019-2020.pdf

Reception Curriculum Plan 2019-2020.pdf

Y1-6 Curriculum 2019-2020.pdf


Secondary Curriculum

At AJK, the curriculum in each subject area has been designed backwards from university study, through A-Level, GCSE and down to KS3. At each point the knowledge, conceptual understanding and skills that need to be mastered in order to move on have been defined. All subject areas should prepare pupils for future study within this discipline, leaving no doors closed to pupils as they narrow their choices later in their education.

This curriculum overview outlines the key content that will be covered in each subject area across KS3, KS4 and KS5.

  • Our curriculum is organised into three mastery cycles which are assessed through formal examinations during Assessment Point 1 (Dec), Assessment Point 2 (April), End of Year Exams (June)
  • Pupils also follow the Character Curriculum. This can be found below.
  • Alongside this curriculum, we also run over 50 enrichment sessions that pupils can choose from. This programme is currently on hold due to Covid-19 and will return when it is safe to do so.



Character Overview 2020-21.pdf


Key Stage 3


Y7 Curriculum Overview 2020-2021.pdf

Y8 Curriculum Overview 2020-2021.pdf

Y9 Curriculum Overview 2020-2021.pdf


Key Stage 4


All our pupils will study the following English Baccalaureate (Ebac) subjects at key stage 4:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History or Geography
  • Languages

They will also have the option to choose two of the following subjects:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • PE
  • PRE
  • Computer Science
  • History or Geography

Y10 Compulsory Curriculum Overview 2020-21.pdf

Y10 Optional Curriculum Overview 2020-21.pdf

Y11 Compulsory Curriculum Overview 2020-21.pdf

Y11 Optional Curriculum Overview 2020-21.pdf


To find out more about our curriculum, please contact