Curriculum Information

Broad aims

Lostock Hall Academy aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the social and academic needs of all its pupils. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils in our care, regardless of age, gender, race, religion or disability, are inspired and challenged to achieve their full potential by the end of Key Stage 4.

We aim to equip our pupils for life beyond Lostock Hall Academy, to the next phase of their education or training, with the knowledge, tolerance and skills necessary for them to succeed in and contribute to life in modern Britain.

Within each curriculum area and through the wider life of the school, we promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils.

Content and approach 

Our curriculum fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum and is delivered through a variety of appropriate learning and teaching styles which create an effective climate for learning.

A combination of setting and mixed ability teaching is used. Pupils are set by ability in English, Maths, Science, Humanities, PE, Computing and French and taught in mixed ability groups for Visual and Performing Arts and Design Technology.

Provision is always made for pupils with specific needs, whether they require learning support or additional challenge. However a teaching group is organised, teachers plan lessons which take account of each pupil’s prior and current attainment, stretching the most able and supporting the least able.

The National Curriculum is not the whole learning experience, as staff at Lostock Hall Academy are committed to providing a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities to enrich each pupil’s secondary school experience. All pupils and staff are encouraged to participate, whether it is in sporting, cultural, musical, visits, curricula challenges and competitions or charity events.

We also place great importance on our structured Life Studies programme which incorporates Citizenship, under the umbrella of provision for Personal, Social, Health, Emotional and Economic education. This, combined with enterprise education and work-related learning and independent careers guidance, constitutes outstanding provision for all our pupils.

Number of hours per week at KS3

Year 7

Year 8Year 9KS3
ENGLISH
44412
MATHS
44412
SCIENCE
43411
RM/FOOD/COMPUTING
1113
MFL
2226
HISTORY
2226
GEOGRAPHY
2226
BPE0112
PE
2226
ART AND DESIGN
2215
MUSIC
1113
DRAMA
1113

25252575
Number of hours per week at KS4

Year 10

Year 11KS4
ENGLISH
448
MATHS
448
En INTERVENTION inc. previous TLM Allocation
202
Ma INTERVENTION
101
En/Ma INTERVENTION (Yr11 Set RE GCSE during this time)
011
SCIENCE
459
PE
112
BPE (Set1 Yr11 only during En/Ma Int time)000
COMPUTING (TLM)
011
Life Studies (1 lesson per week on a rolling programme)
OPTIONS
A
3
3
6
B
3

3

6
C
336

25
25
50


Information for parents

More detailed information about our Curriculum Policy, Key Stage 4 qualifications, GCSE Options and extra-curricular provision can be found in the document links on this page.

Each curriculum area also has a section which outlines details about topics covered at each Key Stage, as well as information about activities and events organised by the curriculum leader.

If you have any further queries about the school curriculum please contact Mrs N. Tucker, Senior Assistant Vice Principal.  n.tucker@lostockhallhigh.lancs.sch.uk


Click here for Changes to GCSEs Parents Information Leaflet

Click here for GCSE changes information

Click here for changes to grading Information


Year 9 Guided Pathways Booklet 

Guided Pathways Form


Click here for our Curriculum Policy 

Click here to view this terms Extra Curricular Activities