Option Subjects

Option Subjects - Key Stage 4

BOA provides a range of unique learning experiences and opportunities which will prepare its students for both eduction and employment. 

Our curriculum combines core subjects with a specialist pathway course and two additional option subjects. The academy meets the legal requirements of the National Curriculum and the option to follow the English Baccalaureate. 
The BTEC is a specialist vocational qualification highly valued by industry and higher education. It encourages and stimulates students' acheivement through practical learning and forms of assessment based on applie knowledge and understanding of the relevant subject area. BTEC courses provide considerable opportunities for teamwork and in-depth study based upon specialist activities. 
The BTEC First Level 2 Diploma is equivalent to four GCSEs. On entry students will choose a BTEC First Level 2 Diploma. 

Compulsory Subjects

  • English Language and Literature (2 GCSEs)
  • Mathematics (2 GCSEs)
  • Science (2 GCSEs)
  • PE (Core)
  • PHSE - Including Religious Studies (Core)
  • Specialism Pathway (BTEC Level 2)
  • 2 Option Choices (GCSEs)

Specialist Pathway Options

Creative Arts

  • BTEC First Level 2 Diploma in Visual Art and Design

Digital Arts

  • BTEC First Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production

Performing Arts

  • BTEC First Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre)
  • BTEC First Level 2 Diploma in Music

 

Option Choices

3rd Science
Art & Design
Computer Science
Dance
Drama
Geography
History
Media
Modern Foreign Languages
Music
 

Download the course outlines, students starting September 2015

Art & Design GCSE course outline
Computer Science GCSE course outline
Dance GCSE course outline
Foreign Languages GCSE course outline
Geography GCSE course outline
History GCSE course outline
Media Studies GCSE course outline
Music GCSE course outline
 

English Language GCSE course outline
English Literature GCSE course outline
Mathematics (with Statistics) GCSE course outline
Science GCSE course outlines

 

 

Download the course outlines, students starting September 2016 

BTEC Level 2 Acting Course Outline 2016
BTEC Level 2 Art and Design Course Outline 2016
BTEC Level 2 CDMP Course Outline 2016
BTEC Level 2 Dance Course Outline 2016
BTEC Level 2 Music Course Outline 2016
BTEC Level 2 Musical Theatre Course Outline 2016

GCSE Art and Design Course Outline 2016
GCSE Computer Science Course Outline 2016
GCSE Dance Course Outline 2016
GCSE Drama Course Outline 2016
GCSE English Language Course Outline 2016
GCSE English Literature Course Outline 2016
GCSE Foreign Languages Course Outline 2016
GCSE Geography Course Outline 2016
GCSE History Course Outline 2016
GCSE Maths and Statistics Course Outline 2016
GCSE Media Studies Course Outline 2016
GCSE Music Course Outline 2016
GCSE Science Course Outline 2016


Download the course outlines, students starting September 2017

KS4 BTEC Level 2 Art & Design Course Outline 2016
KS4 BTEC Level 2 CDMP Course Outline 2016
KS4 GCSE Art and Design Course Outline 2016
KS4 GCSE Computer Science Course Outline 2016
KS4 GCSE Dance Course Outline 2016
KS4 GCSE Drama Course Outline 2016
KS4 GCSE Foreign Languages Course Outline 2016
KS4 GCSE Geography Course Outline 2016
KS4 GCSE History Course Outline 2016
KS4 GCSE Media Studies Course Outline 2016
KS4 GCSE Music Course Outline 2016


 

 

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