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Current Curriculum (2016)

The curriculum is the subjects our students study within the year. Each year has different subjects depending on the child's age. At Furness Academy we follow a broad and balanced curriculum that adapts to the needs and aspirations of the individual.

The School Day

Our curriculum is made up of 6 x 50 minute lessons each day, starting at 8.40am with a 20 minute Learning Group session. There is a 20 minute break from 10.40am to 11.00am and lunchtime is from 12.40-1.20 for all students, with a rota so that the same year group are not left until last each day.

The day finishes at 3pm when a program of extra-curricular activities take including a range of sporting activities, craft club and several revision and study classes for GCSE students, to mention a few.

Our current Year 10 students all study the core subjects below, but also choose three more subjects to study for two years, achieving the listed qualifications.

Year 10 - Core Subjects

SubjectNumber Of LessonsQualification
English Language/Literature5GCSE
Maths5GCSE
Science5GCSE
ICT / Computer Science3GCSE
PE (Physical Education)2No Award
PD (Citizenship)1No Award

Year 10 - Options

SubjectNumber Of LessonsQualification
Art3GCSE
Business Studies3GCSE
Catering3GCSE
Construction3BTEC L2
Drama3GCSE
Geography3GCSE
German3GCSE
Hair & Beauty3VTCT
Health & Social Care3BTEC
History3GCSE
Leisure & Tourism3GCSE
Media Studies3GCSE
Music3GCSE
Outdoor Education3BTEC L2
PE or Sport3GCSE/BTEC
Product Design3GCSE
RE (Religous Education)3GCSE
Statistics3GCSE
Triple Science3GCSE


Opportunities are planned and built into the curriculum to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students in all year groups across all subjects.
We also promote fundamental British values and build students' resilience to radicalisation as per the Prevent Duty. More details of this can be found in our safeguarding policy.

Please contact the school to find out more about the curriculum we follow at Furness Academy.


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Year 11 Parent/Carers' Evening
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