Our Curriculum


Lower School

The Lower School Curriculum (Y7-9) and the manner in which it is assessed is currently under national review.  We are proud that at Aston Academy we have followed developments in curriculum change closely and have developed an Academy system that enables student progress to be tracked effectively between Lower and Upper School (Y7-11).

At Aston we are committed to ensuring that we offer personalised and appropriate learning opportunities for all of our students, enabling them to make the best possible progress and acquire the skills and experience needed by young people in the 21st century.

We have developed a curriculum and assessment system that best meets the needs of our learners across Lower and Upper School, enabling progress to be rigorously tracked and monitored.  We are very excited about the new developments in learning and assessment and are working collaboratively to ensure the best possible learning and teaching experiences for our students.

Within Lower School, students study an English Baccalaureate curriculum including the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities (History and Geography) and a Modern Foreign Language.  Students also study Physical Education, Religious Education, Design Technology, Drama, Music, Art and Computing.  PSHCE is taught thematically across our curriculum.

For more information on the Lower School curriculum please contact for Y7 and Y8 Chris Esberger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Y9 Alex Booker on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Upper School

Students in Upper School will have the opportunity to study the core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Religious Studies, Physical Education and Personal, Health, Social and Citizenship Education.  To ensure that the curriculum is broad and challenging they will also be guided to take options from a particular pathway. This may include Humanities, Languages, computing and Technologies/Arts.

The curriculum supports all students in attaining at least 8 level 2 GCSE qualifications.  Many students will complete the English Baccalaureate, while other students may study a more vocational and skills based courses. This reflects the more personalised approach to learning in the Upper School.

The school makes provision for parents/carers to exercise their right to withdraw their children from religious education.

We offer the following courses within Upper School:



BTEC Business

Cambridge National Health and Social Care

Business & Enterprise




Computer Science


English Language

English Language

Food Technology






Physical Education


Product Design

Religious Studies

Resistant Materials




 For more information on our Upper School curriculum, please contact for or for Y10 Mike Kilgannon on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and for Y11, please contact James Clarke  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Year 11 Revision Guide

The revision guide provided at the last Year 11 consultation evening is available to download here.


Post 16

Visit our Post 16 website to find information about the curriculum offered at Key Stage 5.


Curriculum Model - All year groups

The full curriculum model for all year groups is included as an attachment below.


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Mission Statement

At Aston we are committed to providing high quality learning and teaching, enabling everyone to reach their full potential, whatever their age, ability, gender or ethnicity.

We believe that every person is unique and we work together in an inclusive environment of mutual respect and consideration, valuing everyone's contribution.

Through our partnership with the local and wider community we aim to support our young people in successfully taking their place in society.

All adults in school have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

With your commitment we will make a difference.


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