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30/11/20

Good luck! https://t.co/i059YStmQ4

30/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Current Head Boy of RBA leading the JLT at meetings and ensuring that all students voices are heard, loud and clear! https://t.co/E62CJosw4y

28/11/20

Retweeted From RBA Health & Wellness PSHE

we are helping those less fortunate than us https://t.co/qOXhXrTRak

27/11/20

Thank you, Tom!

27/11/20

Generating leaders not followers https://t.co/v9GL9S8eGF

27/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

So great see former pupil, Head Boy and leader of the JLT () back to inspire future generations about careers. My Year 11 form loved it! https://t.co/kxzhvelITu

27/11/20

The importance of student voice

25/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RE House Competition - Currently with 1 week into the competition. Owens are JUST in the lead with Year 7 earning the most points! Still 1 week to go. Well done Year 7 & Owens... at the moment https://t.co/VKX5fgcSaN

24/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Online training with using Teams to up skill our knowledge for GCSE RE. SET schools working together despite a pandemic! https://t.co/HptkmLLM5J

23/11/20

Great to see those students self isolating from home tuning in to take part!

21/11/20

How exciting! Always good to have something to focus on during these challenging times

20/11/20

Don’t forget that Sixth Form applications are due in on Monday 23rd November. Join us for Sept 2021, we will be launching iPads to our sixth form to further enhance your learning experiences! Please visit our website for videos & more information https://t.co/xjmQGWivUD https://t.co/eexIIbkGIj

20/11/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Always look for little rays of light on a gloomy day https://t.co/c3MsjUQXlc

20/11/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Can you donate old spades, forks or outdoor benches to help us create veggie beds and a wildflower meadow? Please help us to grow https://t.co/yZFDeXtbLk

17/11/20

Retweeted From Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP)

Generation Stevenage, 1 Dec, is an online event where young people (15-18) & their parents/carers can learn more about careers in from these world-class local employers: - - - - - - Details: https://t.co/X6RG0LPd2C https://t.co/LalIBOY8RQ

17/11/20

Retweeted From Rav

September 2021 is going to be an exciting year for Sixth Form students to join us as our journey to becoming iPad school will be underway. https://t.co/GAjZKwkN8U

15/11/20

Come and join our Sixth Form in September 2021. Take a look at our information videos (click on the link below). We’re excited about year 12 joining us as we move towards being an iPad school. Always passionate about enhancing Teaching & Learning! https://t.co/WO9ro1M5wK https://t.co/MwPF11v1ZE

13/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Happy Diwali to all our students, staff and parents who are celebrating this weekend! Stay safe & enjoy. https://t.co/DncxtoJAs2

13/11/20

Well done, now who won the Duck race?

13/11/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I’m sooo pleased! Thankyou to everyone that’s donated and supported, so far we’ve raised £1004 🥳

13/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Children in Need gets full support in RBA RE! https://t.co/hkB9GrAR3x

12/11/20

It’s time to think of other children less fortunate than ourselves. https://t.co/zlhjf0Ql5I

11/11/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Gardening Club - a chance for you to design your ideal garden! I'm sure there will be a tortoise or two in there...🐢🐢 https://t.co/MX26WIGzea

11/11/20

We all came together today (virtually) to show our respect https://t.co/xsiLqL4Ldm

10/11/20

Tomorrow at 11am, will be leading whole school virtual remembrance service with the help of our JLT+Vicar Rachel Pennant. We will send out the link tomorrow so students self isolating and families can all join us

10/11/20

Come and find out more....exciting times ahead. The success journey continues, be part of the https://t.co/t6iUPph2Mh

09/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Save a life. Give blood! Something I look forward to sharing all about with RBA sixth formers very soon. https://t.co/Mw1SIWE312

09/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Our remembrance display is still growing! Even more students adding their names to show RBA unity. https://t.co/UADf4bSagX

06/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

The RBA poppy appeal display is coming along nicely. Each poppy that goes up is signed by students at RBA to show our unity. https://t.co/xbKYyLX0mn

06/11/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

A victory for the opposition in today’s debate by 12 points! Excellent public speaking skills and leadership! https://t.co/XjehvALD9i

06/11/20

This looks good and we will share it with our students https://t.co/nGk0G3QNtc

28/10/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I just packed a Shoebox online for Operation Christmas Child and made a difference to a child in need https://t.co/A74OWupKQN

23/10/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

As a trust we are immensely proud of our students and staff for the dedication they have shown over the start of this new academic year. We wish you all a safe and restful half term https://t.co/vRIk6JLn1O

23/10/20

Retweeted From Tom Culley

Hi Everyone! I'm currently in the process of putting together my dissertation proposal & really need your support! I'd love if you could spare 10 minutes to tell me about how you feel about privacy, security & living on the edge of broadband technology. https://t.co/o2fBiWDuGx

22/10/20

Retweeted From YCH Broxbourne

The YCH Fiesta Emotional Wellbeing group for 13-17s meets every Thursday 6-8 pm at Young People's Centre...come along to find out how you can look after your mental health! https://t.co/BaaFqNRNjy https://t.co/JLHeLBbVdV

22/10/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: are seeking a Social Science teacher to join their dynamic teaching team and offer an excellent CPD programme https://t.co/F2zOgUIhwy . . https://t.co/GTsUEWtxpw

22/10/20

Mrs Stabler thought that after 20 years we would let her take her last assembly - hijacked - by the students and staff singing farewell https://t.co/hqwiC7QVcH

20/10/20

Retweeted From LIZA TIMPSON

Amazing way to launch and an inspiring journey ahead. Looking forward to discussing more with you.

20/10/20

Retweeted From Rav

A very exciting day for us this evening, we launched iPads as a surprise for staff! Our journey to becoming an Apple school has started! https://t.co/jti1Dqbsce

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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