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24/09/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

What a way to kick off the year! £372 raised for ! Thank you so much to everyone who donated/helped out! https://t.co/7wZxWoP4Ph

24/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

A great day raising money for today at . A big thank you to Miss Nicholas and to staff, and students who helped to make the bake sale a success! https://t.co/xPaHjOrykI

24/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Great first debate with Sixth Form RE. 💬💡🤝Using their iPads like true mini-professionals! https://t.co/pdMnH4QbCl

24/09/21

Click on the link below to read what RBA have been upto this week in our RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QlWhm https://t.co/LqWuGsEZdL

23/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

leading a staff briefing this morning on recruiting ELDW participants for 2021. https://t.co/j6NThyo7jx

23/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

An amazing cover lesson this morning for year 11. live streaming in and teaching her class. It’s amazing to think how far we have come with the use of technology! https://t.co/CsKfUfcSwk

21/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations to Freya, named in the u/14 Girls Herts County Football squad for this season. https://t.co/7B98RSPj4y

21/09/21

Retweeted From Rav

iPads are helping us share direct links to reading for professional development this evening https://t.co/8CAyK7LIaB

21/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

First sports event for our new Year 7s today at the District Cross Country mob race. Well done to all involved. Special mention to Jacob for coming 2nd out of 74 boys in his race. 🏅🏃💨 https://t.co/4krBylmrWv

20/09/21

Want to find out more about life at RBA? Click this link below, enjoy! https://t.co/s74rkce7BH

17/09/21

Mr Stuttle is talking to Year 7s this morning in assembly about applying for our Team. Be a leader not a follower https://t.co/Yp7CyB2aPY

17/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Ms Nolan ready for the year7 wine and cheese evening. Absolutely buzzing with eager parents! https://t.co/uImMx8Yna0

16/09/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Great to have our first LGB Chairs’ meeting of the year this evening. Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of our students!

15/09/21

It was great to open our doors this evening and welcome visitors to look around our school. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

15/09/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

All ready for open evening, if you happen to be visiting don’t forget to pop by the geography department to see what is going on. https://t.co/bdmZPHgt2L

15/09/21

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

Really great evening, thank you , the speeches summed up the buzz around the school. The students and teachers are a real credit to the school, and the tour guides were very knowledgeable, thank you.

15/09/21

Thank you for your kind feedback and for taking the time to visit us this evening.

15/09/21

Thank you for sharing our improvements in attendance and persistent absence. It reflects that our students are happy and that we are a school on the rise.

15/09/21

Our tour guides showing our parents round this evening, using their . Making things interactive https://t.co/uxNNc74M28

15/09/21

We are very proud of Riley (year 7) who has shared why he chose RBA, and how he enjoyed his first few weeks. https://t.co/pddoY29yBh

15/09/21

Our Headteacher welcoming our parents and year 6 students for our Open Evening, sharing our journey so far and our exciting future ahead, as an Apple School! https://t.co/rGEO8Y6dK6

15/09/21

Our Tour Guides are all ready for our Open Evening. They are excited to be showing our parents around tonight. https://t.co/oUD94eVpTw

14/09/21

Here comes the rain again, falling on my head like a memory… So….don’t forget your umbrellas… ella, ella, eh, eh, eh https://t.co/EB38yPh2y6

13/09/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great to see over 70 students out at PE extra curricular clubs today. See edulink messages for whole school clubs timetable https://t.co/sioj9iJCru

13/09/21

Time to roll up your sleeves and don those aprons, lets get baking RBA. https://t.co/r4ktbdR4WR https://t.co/peS6sLKYob

12/09/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

Staff game ready for our event! How many sweets in the jar?? Come on down to the Head of Year office to place your guess! https://t.co/AbcfKo0HNX

10/09/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Well done to Year 12 for settling in quickly and making a start on Business and Finance! I have already seen amazing progress! Mr H https://t.co/zTN0GlUusq

10/09/21

Retweeted From Ray Star

Chuffed to bits to have been invited back to my senior school for World Book Day next year to talk about all things related and life as a author 📚🌳🌎 😃

07/09/21

Welcome to our Secondary Transfer Open Evening on Wednesday 15th September. To book your place please see our website or click this link: https://t.co/8cJ973MJ9Z https://t.co/NT6c6rB8ft

06/09/21

Dress to impress tomorrow. We have the school photographers in and the school promo video team too.

06/09/21

Lovely to see our students back in school again today, particularly our new Year 12s who looked smart with their new iPads https://t.co/tLS1jAMEw7

06/09/21

Reminder for all students: https://t.co/y69LIdYO4X

03/09/21

Year 7s first ever day of Secondary School. The start of your learning journey, ambitions, goals and dreams start here. Welcome to the and remember https://t.co/1rJrHBOLuD

03/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Year 7 enjoying the club fayre at the end of a great first day! ❤️💬🤝😀💡 https://t.co/wkxiRa9RG3

03/09/21

What a first day for our Year 7s! iPads all handed out and to finish off, Year 7 Club Fayre. Choose a club, make new friends, excel in something you enjoy and smile https://t.co/12ol3IZO5O

03/09/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

iPad launch with Year 7! Having a great day❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/vE7tX9R5f5

02/09/21

We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7s tomorrow. Don’t forget to bring your….smile!

28/08/21

Retweeted From Louise Hawkins

Freddie had a great week, thank you all so much.

28/08/21

Lovely first ever performance from our soon to be Year 7s. Keep working hard and aim high. Welcome to the

28/08/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

An amazing final performance from our Summer School students! So proud to see everyone get on stage and give it their all! https://t.co/o1rWfQiLzS

Curriculum

Robert Barclay Academy offers a curriculum that is both broad and balanced. It is tailored to meet the needs of all our students and underpinned by the desire ensure students enjoy learning whilst ensuring they maximise their achievement. In addition to providing enrichment and excitement, our curriculum also allows us to provide extra support for those who need it.

The curriculum model at Robert Barclay Academy has been devised and shaped to ensure that we fully meet the needs of our students. Our intent is to provide an ambitious and inclusive learning environment for our students and to develop three areas of focus in response to the needs of our students:

1. Aspirations

Enabling students to achieve their personal best to meet these aspirations

2. Cultural Capital

Broadening students’ views and experiences

3. Literacy

To promote key terminology, reading, extended writing, speaking and listening

 

Underpinning this we have a common approach to school life:

Achievement through an ambitious curriculum.

Care through being respectful.

Excellence through taking pride.

 

To ensure the curriculum continues to be ambitious and inclusive for all year groups, we have developed a wide and rich variety of experiences: Learning Enrichment Activity Days, Focus Weeks (for example, ‘Wellbeing Week’) and extra-curricular clubs. All students have the opportunity to participate in sports and the vast majority choose an expressive or creative subject. These are further enhanced by our extra-curricular offer.

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

We operate a two-year Key Stage 3 curriculum (Year 7 and Year 8), which is where the foundations are laid for success at GCSE and A Level. As such, our curriculum includes a wide variety of subjects as well as the core building blocks. Subjects include: English, Maths, Science, Humanities, Languages, Arts, Technology, PE and Social Studies. The curriculum is designed with the intention of developing their skills and interests, in addition to the wider curriculum which includes staying safe, personal development, wellbeing and citizenship. Students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of clubs in order to promote healthy lifestyles, social skills and specific interests. 

In Years 7 and 8, the curriculum is designed and assessed without reference to levels. This is to foster a love of the subject, and to deepen understanding of the knowledge and skills required in each area.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 is taught over three years in order to fulfil the increasing demands for content and skills development at GCSE level. The intention behind this is that it responds to our students’ needs by making the curriculum relevant and future focussed, enabling strong engagement through allowing students to select study paths whilst consolidating knowledge, skills and understanding in each subject. In year 9 students are introduced to the key concepts, skills and knowledge in each subject to give solid foundations for the rigours of the examination focus in Years 10 and 11.

All students follow a core offer which consists of:

  • English Literature and Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Double or Separate Sciences – Biology, Physics, Chemistry)
  • PE
  • RE
  • Social Studies

We guide students through the options process so that they can personalise their curriculum by choosing a number of academic, applied and vocational courses. For a complete list of subjects on offer visit our Options Process section to download the latest Year 9 Options booklet.

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

We offer a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects for year 12 and 13. This is supported by CORE skills lessons, which focuses on preparing students for a happy and successful life in an ever changing world, these include RE, PE, further education and social skills lessons). Our sixth form students are expected to support the school community through volunteering initiatives such as; paired readers, department ambassadors. Students go on to successfully study a range of courses at University (including the very best ‘Russell Group’ universities), Apprenticeships and employment, using the knowledge and skills they have gained through their years at RBA.

We offer a wide range of both academic A Levels and BTEC/Vocational courses in the Sixth Form according to the demands each year with a great deal of success.

 

Should you wish for more information on the curriculum please email admin@robertbarclayacademy.co.uk

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