The curriculum, at Longsands Academy, is defined as ‘the knowledge, skills & values students are expected to learn, the units and lessons that are taught, the planned sequence of instruction, the resources used to support teaching and the assessments used to evaluate learning’. At Longsands Academy, our curriculum is designed to fulfil our core purpose which aims to secure the best possible experience, learning and outcomes for each young person for whom we have responsibility. As such, we believe that students are entitled to be immersed in ‘the best that has been thought and said’ which is best achieved through a broad and balanced, knowledge-rich curriculum. In addition, our provision is tailored so that all students, whatever their background and ability, can follow suitable pathways, from Years 7 through to Year 13, which maximise their chances to progress their learning and achieve academic excellence and success in public examinations, enabling them to successfully access the next chapter of their lives. Our commitment to promoting an ethos of learning for life and work throughout all aspects of the Academy as well as our provision of a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities aims to instil our core values in students, including care and respect for self and others, honesty, creativity, clear and open communication, high aspirations and the determination to fulfil them and strong relationships and shared goals achieved through teamwork.
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