The curriculum at Trinity Academy New Bridge has been developed with a focus on preparing learners for both, academic success and social & emotional growth to enable better outcomes in life.
Every learner will follow a core curriculum of English Language, Mathematics, Biology, PHSE/Careers, Computing and non-examined Physical Education throughout Key Stage 4 which accounts for about 60% of their timetable. Pupils will then select an additional 2 subjects that they will study throughout KS4. These subjects include both traditional GCSE options as well as vocational courses; BTECs, WJEC Vocational and Cambridge Nationals.
This is a fantastic opportunity for learners to begin to take control of their future: however, we also realise that although this may be straightforward for many, it can also be quite overwhelming. There is a vast range of guidance and support available to help you and your child make the right choices.
You will meet with your teachers at parents evening in the Autumn Term and there will be a further chance to discuss your pathway with a member of the senior leadership team in the Spring Term.
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Learners take part in a number of enrichment activities last lesson of every day and on a Friday afternoon as part of their Secondary Curriculum offer. This enables the students to develop some of the key ‘soft skills’ that they will need after leaving schools. These range from developing teamwork, communication, problem solving and flexibility and negotiation. These are all skills that benefit students both across the curriculum and in their wider lives beyond school. The range of activities on offer varies from term to term but essentially consists of Drama, football, trampolining, baking, art project, climbing wall, hair and beauty, sensory activities, board games, gardening and allotment activities.