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31/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

popped into to redo one of the display. Not quite finished yet, but once complete students will be able to track their geography journey from year 7 all the way to A Level. https://t.co/3GUn95MejZ

17/07/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Well what a 9 year adventure that was at So overwhelmed with all the presents, cards and very kind words! Will miss staff, pupils and parents a lot! 😢. But onto a new chapter! https://t.co/OrdlD638xv

17/07/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

As a trust we could not be prouder of the dedication shown by all our students and staff over this academic year. Thank you! We wish you all a safe and relaxing summer. https://t.co/TbeQKhLJ8O

17/07/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Sun, ice cream, playing games, music, what more could you want from the last rewards event of the year! 😎 https://t.co/usqwKMb22O

17/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Mr Stuttle says “Summer is here!” Thank you for an amazing year in RE. ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/Sq2BAyHR1M

15/07/21

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Our year 12 geographers were showing off their knowledge of the United Kingdom counties with a friendly game of https://t.co/SoRvedR4eP

15/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT have decided that this years Non-uniform Day money will go to…. . ❤️🤝💬💡

15/07/21

JLT have voted for all money raised to go to 'Cancer Research UK' Don't forget to donate £1 via ParentPay. https://t.co/F4TptsLMfT

14/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Great new posters made by Mr Hammond to increase awareness across of inspirational people from different cultures. ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/cJBn80FrrX

13/07/21

Day 1 of 2 of new photos for school website and prospectus with ⁦ https://t.co/YvxvuKoGE6

13/07/21

Reminder: https://t.co/E4XBpMehKb

09/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

NEW to Sept 2021! Mr Hagley looks forward to welcoming the first ever cohort of Year 9s to the course 👨🏻‍💼🧑🏽‍💼👨🏾‍💼👩🏼‍💼#btec https://t.co/s9LcAsVYPj

09/07/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Reception buddies sing a farewell song go their Year six buddies …so special https://t.co/X5XfrbMluh

08/07/21

Retweeted From Rav

It’s been a lovely to see our new staff, for their induction this morning. A real buzz in the room . A great plan for the day lead by . https://t.co/C7UQsNLC9L

08/07/21

Retweeted From Rav

All set for our New Staff Induction tomorrow . We are looking forward to welcoming you all! https://t.co/4eqpQW2Wkj

08/07/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Bug houses, pots and a totem pole were painted in our garden at this week's Gardening Club to make it even more wildlife friendly and also decorative. It was a lovely relaxed session in the sunshine as we enjoyed being in the garden that we created https://t.co/bOS2XhkhRk

08/07/21

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Isn’t it great to have a culture where an NQT can deliver excellent training at our New Staff Induction day alongside SLT? Our ECTs have so much to give! (Collaboration is still my favourite teaching word. ‘TechnoloTREE’ is Mr Cook’s 😂 📱) https://t.co/vA25gRKymE

07/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Welcome to the NEW Twitter page for the Business and IT department 🎉🎉🎉 New and exciting times are ahead! Mr Hagley and Mr Leon look forward to working with our students and celebrating their success! 🌟🌟🌟#business https://t.co/TECOUcrRSV

06/07/21

We are very much looking forward to welcoming new Year 7s to our "Get Set for RBA" Summer School this August. Please contact the school (if not done so) to sign up. Welcome to the

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought for the week! https://t.co/oiG3ePuTt6

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Year 8 kick started the Creative Earth Competition today. Plenty of inspiring ideas showing how they want their world to look in the future. Finishing these next week https://t.co/pUXAdkEcYn

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Year 8s finding creative ways to use iPads as props in Blood Brothers!! https://t.co/BTxfPx0dhj

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Amazing to see Sophie in her graduating performance of Rent!! An incredible performance, well done!! https://t.co/2STIBCePQz

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Lovely delivery from this morning!! Great posters to add to the display! https://t.co/CTyiN90cQj

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thank you ! I will proudly display this in my classroom & tell all of my students. 😀❤️💬🤝Keep up the amazing work! https://t.co/QSAhtVGaqz

05/07/21

Year 12s (to be) are enjoying and excelling in their Year 11 into 12 transition masterclasses https://t.co/qLUaBTHqPb

04/07/21

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 10, Please see very important email sent to you this evening (Sunday 4th May). Thank you,

02/07/21

The sun is out, it’s Friday and…..it’s more importantly our ⁦⁩ Annual House Sports Day (Covid Style)! We look forward to all the competitions later today and good luck to all the Houses - it may be coming home! https://t.co/OBkpRH7yVu

01/07/21

Join us on our GCSE Pod journey. Open to all GCSE students. https://t.co/85A4Fvl6sB

30/06/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Mr Cook led the Gardening Club in assessing the school today for its wildlife friendliness in all different areas of the grounds, rating each area on a scale of 1-5. The future is green for RBA 🌳🌿 https://t.co/zfaR1IRRNw

30/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

Our Sixth Form Experience Day is underway . It’s lovely to welcome both internal and external students. https://t.co/XAIRQkay6r

29/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

It was wonderful to see & hear all of the Literature for Learning projects staff have been working on, to improve T&L . Staff collaboration should never be underestimated, as a tool to drive T&L. Thank you to the Professional Development in helping to pull this together! https://t.co/zavd0xEv87

29/06/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Today colleagues from across the Scholars’ Education Trust have the opportunity to come together with thanks and praise led by CEO Claire Robins OBE. A chance to reflect and refocus on the vision of the Trust “produce responsible young people of whom we can all be proud” ... https://t.co/oMYNoAn9ly

29/06/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

A vision which in underpinned by The ACE. Our students and staff have shown over these past 15 months, how each member of our community embodies The ACE through their commitment and contribution to the education of the 4,000 children within our schools.

28/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

Looking forward to our Literature 4 Learning Showcase tomorrow. Sharing good practice and celebrating mini projects that staff have been working on. Here’s a little preview from Tina’s project on implementing Rosenshine’s Principles https://t.co/lRv9KSc9ui

28/06/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Cross-Trust RE meeting. Brilliant to meet & collaborate together. Team work! ❤️🤝💬😀 https://t.co/1rl8A3c3a4

28/06/21

⁦CEO of ⁦⁩, Claire Robins, addresses and thanks all staff for their efforts this years, and shares the Trust’s 3 priorities 1. Well-being 2. New Technologies 3. Sustainability https://t.co/rjrCg6dkmy

24/06/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Gardening Club have been sowing pepper, carrot and cress seeds, planting out a courgette plant, dead-heading flowers and weeding today. We also admired our potatoes, lettuce seedlings, pea shoots and honeysuckle, and cleaned the pond! Oh, and the poppies are appearing! https://t.co/XBuS6gGiSn

24/06/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Second GCSE RE mock paper underway. Year 9 students working hard for 1hr 45mins to get the best results possible. Well done Year 9! ❤️🤝 https://t.co/rwz7eTlLGF

23/06/21

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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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