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23/10/18

is the natural next step for Year 11s We offer a personalised curriculum in which each student is supported & challenged to be their very best. Join us on 6th Nov 6.30pm to find out more. Enquiries: Kwhite.co.uk https://t.co/Hve5oTZK5m https://t.co/tIJAr0LBb0

22/10/18

Retweeted From Chris Bakalis - Youth Mayor 🎃

This will be a great opportunity for students who want to get into a cooking career. https://t.co/yqhHYkUvmJ

20/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to all that took part in the Annual Charity Sixth Form vs Staff Football match, this year in aid of . Lots of goals on display as the teachers ran out 9-2 winners. 👍🏼⚽️ 😁 https://t.co/UmUSUw2rXH

18/10/18

Retweeted From Rav

Presents ‘The Magic Of Learning’ as our annual staff conference this year - 22nd Nov! Keynotes by Sir John Jones & Sue Cowley! It’s going to be an exciting conference - interested? DM or email me rphagura.co.uk https://t.co/igq8sGwDiu

18/10/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: have a passion for English literature? Trust school are seeking an inspirational English Teacher to join their team. See school website for further details https://t.co/X772Vqhhut https://t.co/wi6zSSSZR9

18/10/18

Well done boys! https://t.co/jS5eA1MiVz

18/10/18

Literacy assemblies this week at RBA courtesy of Where will your next book take you? https://t.co/ZUdJPdTerC

18/10/18

RBA Conference 2018 ‘The Magic of Learning’ Keynotes by Sir John Jones and Sue Cowley. Overarching theme of differentiation. Thurs 22nd Nov. To book your place email Rav.Phagura.co.uk https://t.co/MRumSACgYQ

12/10/18

Retweeted From Active Broxbourne

Please make sure you nominate things like this! these guys should be should be recognised and celebrated! You only have 4 days left https://t.co/zr4GnfZw9M 🥰✨

12/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Our amazing organised a session and led an assembly this morning to get us talking about Off their own backs too... well done https://t.co/ycXKL00LYq

12/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great start for the Yr7 football team with a fine battling 3-1 victory in the National Cup. Goals from Ben Emms (2) and Ronnie Dix. ⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/FCGMFYfbz0

12/10/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: committed, have an eye for detail and seeking part-time casual contract? have opportunities for exam invigilators to join their friendly team, see school website for full application details https://t.co/CorTuVATPn https://t.co/zkxCah2YLX

12/10/18

Sixth Form Information Evening last night with our new Head of Sixth offering advice and guidance to students and parents. A long list of ‘How we support our students’! https://t.co/8otzkF8CPq

03/10/18

Retweeted From CVS (Brox & E Herts)

The team have just arrived at for our launch of excited to meet the teams from & . https://t.co/JeqM799VKW

03/10/18

Retweeted From Rav

New Staff Meeting No.3 tonight . Rolling out the red-carpet, with the focus of B4L. https://t.co/9HzZEmEgmV

28/09/18

Retweeted From SRA Art

What an exciting, vibrant & extremely busy open evening that was! It was great meeting everyone who came to see our lovely school this eve!!

28/09/18

A record amount raised today for of over £500 Well done all! https://t.co/pp8Cq4j7Kl

28/09/18

This week’s RBA Review: https://t.co/O8capTEWm1

28/09/18

and our head of sixth form enjoying judging the cake competition this morning https://t.co/lacDjDR4VQ

28/09/18

do our like our student’s cake for the cake competition https://t.co/gMQZeQvwPw

28/09/18

Some of our finalists at https://t.co/uYgWyZKflZ

28/09/18

It’s all go at the today https://t.co/6PxCV58SjV

27/09/18

Potential Intelligence Agency recruits in the Sixth Form. Don’t tell anyone... https://t.co/cxe45Rpcic

27/09/18

Fantastic to see so many yr 9 & 10 parents and students at our information evening tonight. https://t.co/LBCeBV7lVw

25/09/18

Keeping RBA students safe! Please have a read of this poster with your child and discuss the ways to keep safe on the way to and home from school. Keep valuables out of sight! https://t.co/cozv4AhzYK

21/09/18

Latest Review Newsletter out now! https://t.co/fEGV5Hj3zI

21/09/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

First chance for our Yr7s to represent at today’s mob race. Well done to all our runners and congratulations to the boys team medaling in 3rd place. 🏃🏻‍♂️🏅🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/wNJpShtmB0

21/09/18

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

🚨 Vacancy Alert! A fantastic opportunity to join our high performing and welcoming English department as Literacy Lead TLR 2a-2b (dependent on experience) MPS/UPS+fringe https://t.co/IwqZ6YWfWW

20/09/18

Miss Josiah starting off our Year 11 information evening with a talk about the importance of good attendance in year 11 and it’s link to attainment https://t.co/hPQqNobVCX

20/09/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Here it is! ‘Welcome to RBA 2018’ Click here to watch our new school video: https://t.co/KbicpJK0B9

19/09/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thanks to all the governors who attended our Ofsted preparation training last night. Great to have to our schools working together across the trust!

19/09/18

Details attached for a free seminar with and regarding all things Looking forward to welcoming local colleagues on 20th November! https://t.co/r0YaE9wnTi

19/09/18

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Enjoying tonight’s new⁩ staff training led by ⁦⁩ on core purpose...T+L the ⁦⁩ way + sharing ⁦⁩ strategies https://t.co/I71SOd4OgF

17/09/18

It was lovely to meet the Year 6 students & their parents at the Open Morning. A great turnout to tour with our Year 9 guides to see the school in action! If you would like a tour to see first hand our calm, purposeful & engaging school, please call 01992 410800 https://t.co/Tkd6FQ8mHp

14/09/18

Here it is! ‘Welcome to RBA 2018’ Click here to watch our new school video: https://t.co/KbicpJK0B9

14/09/18

Roll out the red carpet - you're invited to a film premiere! 'Live' screening on Facebook (FB:RobertBarclayAcademyHoddesdon) at 3.05pm https://t.co/OzkhiiJnAe

14/09/18

A huge 'Thank you' to the students, parents& staff last night for our 3rd (and best... yet!) Open Evening! Our visitors got a real feel for the academic, caring, personalised, community school that we have worked so hard to create. https://t.co/WTy8WLqn2b

14/09/18

Retweeted From Karen Tanner

The welcoming committee is ready, let begin!! https://t.co/92vdJpQrCt

14/09/18

Retweeted From Karen Tanner

Deputy Head Mr Johnston’s second job - door security! https://t.co/KuHYHGEyOF

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. We try to allow for flexibility so that students can play to their strengths.

Across the academic year we run several ‘LEAD’ days (Learning Enrichment Activity Days). This is where students have the opportunity to explore and develop a real enthusiasm for subjects by spending a whole day on exciting projects for which there might not otherwise be space in normal everyday lessons. These days also emphasise the links between subject areas to give a more holistic approach to learning and the world in which we live. ‘LEAD’ days also provide opportunities for students to go on a variety of school trips.

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 Citizenship Skills. In KS3 students are not given levels or grades, in line with the new primary school curriculum model. We do, however, use a range of information to help us to ensure that all students are challenged and stretched to be the best that they can be.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 is now taught over three years in order to fulfil the increasing demands for content and skills development at GCSE level.

All students follow a core offer which consists of:

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

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 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. 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.

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