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.

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, Assistant Head Teacher.

Changes to GCSEs Parents Fact Sheet

Year 9 Guided Pathways Booklet

Guided Pathways Form

Click here for our Curriculum Policy

Click here to view our Activities and Events Brochure

Click here to view this years Extra Curricular Activities