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07/12/18

Retweeted From Rav

Spoiler alert! Can not wait for hear the students sing and dance in the Christmas show , next week, 12th Dec https://t.co/uBwP6wDlZI

07/12/18

Well done Perforning Artists! https://t.co/406bySSll9

07/12/18

The character Scrooge is evil. He get visited by 3 ghosts (past, present, yet to come). Scrooge then changes into a better man. (Rhys D Y9)

07/12/18

Have you got your tickets to our Christmas Concert yet? https://t.co/DXqfEkKLeH

07/12/18

Have you got your tickets yet? Available on ParentPay and from Student Reception https://t.co/7jMQXzU6gc

07/12/18

Well done girls! https://t.co/DoelZJPaFA

06/12/18

A letter from all local Headteachers (secondary). Please make time to read this. https://t.co/hBKakYMReg

06/12/18

Retweeted From Science

The YLA at RBA at it again this lunchtime! Students have been given a challenging project to complete, and we're tasked in an engineering competition to build a strong, tall structure to hold up an object. https://t.co/p7y7gn3PCk

04/12/18

Great to welcome our former Head Boy back to to speak about his apprenticeship journey so far with Great to spark the conversation about futures. https://t.co/UxmDEIYMna

03/12/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Mr de la Croix and the SLT invite all students to Christmas lunch on 18th December! We will serve you the traditional meal with all the trimmings! Tickets available on ParentPay, at Student Reception it from the kitchen £3.60 (FSM £1.20) Ho Ho Ho! https://t.co/7OojA2YTcV

03/12/18

Mr de la Croix and the SLT invite all students to Christmas lunch on 18th December! We will serve you the traditional meal with all the trimmings! Tickets available on ParentPay, at Student Reception it from the kitchen £3.60 (FSM £1.20) Ho Ho Ho! https://t.co/7OojA2YTcV

01/12/18

Latest RBA news! https://t.co/PHCEbjqSmv https://t.co/0zxbxWpM8e

29/11/18

Christmas has officially arrived at RBA with our spectacular tree and lights in the Refectory. It really lifts the spirits on these cold, wet and dark evenings. On this note Christmas lunch tickets now on sale £3.60 from the kitchens. https://t.co/DbvfwLGyO4

29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Making a giant crucifix to revise... ❤️ Having fun!! https://t.co/HbRigRZwF1

29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

active revision! https://t.co/OXqqkC3xPH

29/11/18

Retweeted From Science

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29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

having loads of fun!! looking after their https://t.co/oiEDO8J80q

28/11/18

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Robert Barclay Academy Performing Arts presents "The Magic of Christmas" Music Concert. Tickets are £5, available on Parentpay. Wednesday 12th December at 7pm. Refreshments available. Book now to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/8iyDDUMP9L

26/11/18

Retweeted From Youth Broxbourne

Nominations are open for the 2019! Nominate another young person, a project or club you attend or an adult that supports you here: https://t.co/yoGg0uXzPu Organised by and hosted https://t.co/zcopJmq4Tl

26/11/18

Another impressive display by the Y7 Footballers! https://t.co/wW61uFjSQT

25/11/18

Heartfelt thanks to FoRBA for hosting, to all who attended & for performing! FoRBA Support enables RBA to provide our students with little extras that bring the curriculum to life. Your help & contributions are hugely appreciated. https://t.co/gp9zXbc3iD

24/11/18

Awards Evening 2018 is on 20th Dec at 6.30pm If you were in Y11 or Y13 last year, please come back to RBA to collect your certificates, and catch up with your teachers and friends! Email: Awards.co.uk to confirm Letters are in the post! https://t.co/H81kKRgYuR

24/11/18

Retweeted From James Heale

Really enjoyed working with the SLT today on Level 5 Leadership behaviours and high performance teams. Thanks for your energy! https://t.co/R1eZXKp9Z8

23/11/18

Retweeted From Angela Martino

A great morning spent ⁦⁩ listening to ⁦⁩ about differentiation. Some tips for classroom. https://t.co/FHAnvgx7T1

23/11/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Our joint SLT conference is underway with some practical ice-breaker activities. https://t.co/hTDtiwdOB6

23/11/18

Thanks Dave - we had a memorable day focussed on Differentiation and making the magic happen! https://t.co/fpZESJAROU

23/11/18

Rav leads the presentations at the Scholars’ Education Trust SLT Conference this morning. https://t.co/Cnp4Q3ALt0

23/11/18

Retweeted From Rav

We wanted to bring magic to today, for our ‘The Magic Of Learning’ conference. Months of planning and the hardwork paid off, when we saw the reactions! Well done PDT! https://t.co/3RuFgMarCp

23/11/18

Retweeted From HaileyburyTurnfordTL

A very inspiring conference today at RBA which reminded us all why we love the job we do! Followed by a fantastic 6th form open evening which was very well attended. Today has been a great day 🙂

23/11/18

Retweeted From Sue Cowley #fff

At the conference where I spoke today, the staff had turned their school into a magical Harry Potter world, with lights and props. It was amazing! https://t.co/YiQYXFuhWW

23/11/18

Retweeted From Angela Martino

What an amazing morning So impressed with the effort of staff to make the day really special. So inspired by reminding me why I entered the profession. https://t.co/0wZzyo5NXW

22/11/18

It was great to host - looking forward to working closely together to develop teaching and learning across our region! https://t.co/o0rbx4sgs4

22/11/18

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

It was worth it! Thanks again.

22/11/18

Retweeted From Sue Cowley #fff

it really did look amazing! I felt like I'd entered an alternative universe, literally.

22/11/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Latest vacancies: looking for career change, chance to join a trust with excellent development opportunities? Current posts include Science Teacher, Senior IT Technician, Estates Manager. See website https://t.co/BkY73BhKoC https://t.co/1oaEVsETc5

22/11/18

Retweeted From Rav

And we’re off! The Magic Of Learning - Annual staff conference . Our first keynote is lighting up the room! Welcome to Hogwarts! https://t.co/sxpZ67MEfl

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

2/2 Listening to you both speak with such passion about your roles-both wanting the same thing-the BEST education for ALL children. Obviously a huge thank you to & ...it literally wouldn't have been possible without your support!

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

1/2 You are an absolute gentleman Sean (And Vic!), thank you so much for presenting tonight, and both giving up your time-quite the double act! 👬....makes me feel so proud to be part of such an amazing profession.

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

What an incredible evening at with 2 inspirational gentlemen in their own rights , who compliment each other perfectly. Amazing support from Herts colleagues too...excited for Weds 12th March when will be presenting https://t.co/WltO7ejknV

21/11/18

Y8 Football Team: Outstanding Secondary School Performance nomination https://t.co/Ogu2416G4Q

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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