Curriculum Overview

Cecil Jones Academy, part of The Loxford Trust, is all about achieving. Our curriculum is designed to provide all students with the opportunity to make progress and attain their very best. Our School curriculum has a traditional framework, with a particular emphasis on preparing for success in the twenty-first century.

Students experience a balance of the traditional core subjects of English, Maths and Science alongside a range of other subjects. All students follow the National Curriculum and all are expected to take GCSEs in those subjects as well as a wide choice of optional courses made at the end of Year 9. Students have a meeting where their subject choices are discussed and, if necessary, alternatives are offered so their future opportunities are maximised. More detail on this process can be found on the Year 9 page In the Sixth Form, this breadth and depth of curriculum provision is extended further through a wide range of opportunities in courses from level 2 to A Level.

We are always looking at innovative ways of enabling our students to secure their very best achievement.

Our Secondary Phase curriculum has a traditional framework, with a particular emphasis on preparing for success in the twenty-first century. We aim to give all students the ability to move into our Sixth Form, or elsewhere, by offering them valuable qualifications at a level which they can access.

Through our curriculum, we seek to create a balance, but we do not accept that there are any areas of study that are unsuitable for our students from an artist to a politician; an engineer to a zoologist; all students are encouraged to achieve to their highest potential.

A key part of our aim, therefore, is to prepare for a changing world. At Cecil Jones, we recognise the need for a real grasp of the advantages and disadvantages of future technologies – how to be a discerning user of the tools that are available, as well as those that we can only begin to imagine at this point in time!

There is, however, far more to education than what goes on in the formal classroom. To this end, a part of our student’s time at this school is given over to activities outside the classroom. These can vary from our Year 8 Ambassador program, reading with our younger students, through to individual enrichment activities such as music, drama, sports, and a wealth of other interests and activities including lunch-time and after-school clubs. We recognise that patterns for a healthy lifestyle are set in these formative adolescent years and we are proud of the fact that there really is something for everyone.

If you would like any further information about the curriculum, please contact the main school office.