Curriculum (15)

We are extremely proud of the broad and balanced curriculum we offer to all of our students. Please take a look at our overviews and faculty specific information for more details.

Trust Curriculum Statement

We are fully committed to providing a broad, balanced, inspiring and challenging curriculum for all our young people which equips them with high quality, relevant qualifications, skills, qualities and attributes to give them choices, a sense of ambition and able to make a positive contribution as a 21st century global citizen.
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Curriculum Overview

At The East Manchester Academy we are extremely proud of the broad and balanced curriculum we offer to all of our students. We are committed to building on the skills our students have previously learned to ensure all students make rapid progress.
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Key Stage 3

In Years 7, 8 and 9, we offer a wide range of courses alongside our core curriculum of English, Maths, Science and PE.
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Key Stage 4

In Years 10 and 11, we offer a wide range of courses alongside our core curriculum of English, Maths, Science and PE.


Homework is an important part of a young person’s development and will be set regularly. Sometimes homework will be the completion of work set online.


Design and Create

The Design and Create Faculty aims to prepare students for our ever changing and fast paced society. We want to prepare students with skills needed to succeed: creative thinking, problem solving and resilience.

Digital Communications

The faculty aims to give pupils a clear focus on the understanding of how a computer works. This knowledge allows them to gain a deeper understanding of how systems work. There is a strong emphasis on the pupils using different programming languages to produce their own outcomes, this we believe allows pupils to become fully autonomous with their learning and provides a clear opportunity for creative freedom. Studying this prepares the pupils with the knowledge and skills that they will need for study in Key Stage 4.


In English we strive to make every child a confident reader and writer of English. We will actively promote a love of English and aim to never leave a child behind. Pupils will feel safe, respected and valued in their lessons, they will be encouraged to work independently as well as part of a team. We will actively encourage them to develop their vocabulary, to speak in front of others and to become life-long learners.


To enable our pupils to appreciate the world around them: its diversity; culture; geography and history. To provide them with the skills required to question and critically evaluate their place in the world.


No one is born knowing maths but no one is born lacking the ability to learn maths.

Modern Foreign Languages

Developing a passion for language, travel and culture; opening up your world to new and exciting opportunities.

Performing Arts

In Performing Arts we strive to make every child have an appreciation for the arts by inclusion, passion and opportunity. We are dedicated to ensuring pupils’ develop socially, emotionally and skilfully in the Performing Arts by developing confidence and skills.

Physical Education

The curriculum area of Physical Education aims to give all students the desire and ability to be lifelong participants in physical activity. Innovative and exciting lessons will create informed and enthused students who will possess the motor skills, physical fitness and understanding of concepts that foster healthy lifestyles. Leadership and autonomy will be promoted, as will competition with due consideration for fair play and sportsmanship.


In the Science Faculty, we aim to inspire students to discover the wonder of science through both practical and academic aspects, stimulate debate, develop a critical approach to scientific evidence and ignite students’ passion to learn in all three disciplines – chemistry, physics and biology.

Social Science

Our vision is to aim to have highly motivated learners who will enjoy and achieve within a positive, purposeful and secure learning environment, developing a genuine enthusiasm for the Social Sciences. Through a range of inclusive, exciting and innovative learning opportunities, learners will become effective communicators, analytical thinkers and good global citizens, developing the necessary transferable skills to be fully prepared for the world of work.
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