We offer a range of subjects that give all students access to a broad, balanced and rich curriculum. These include our core subjects of English language and literature, maths and science (including triple science at key stage 4). We also offer a number of English baccalaureate subjects, including computing, geography, history and French.

The arts faculty broadens choices further by offering drama, music, photography and art. Within technology, students study product design, food, graphic design and textiles.

Our physical education curriculum at key stage 3 is based on practical sporting activities and promoting a healthy, active balanced lifestyle. At key stage 4, students can opt into GCSE PE and BTEC PE.

We offer further choices for key stage 4, and these currently include film studies, business studies, iMedia, dance and childcare. We provide a wide range of academic and vocational courses within these subject areas, and are continually looking to run courses that cater for student interests. As well as supporting their individual progress, we work hard to ensure we also meet the changing needs of our community.

Our students will choose their options in year 9, ready for a flying start in year 10. Students have a guided but open choice, choosing from a broad range of subjects across all curriculum areas.

Our sixth form offers a vibrant, progressive pathway to key stage 5, which aims to build on students’ skills and interests. In 2016 we opened our new Hucknall Sixth Form Centre (HSFC), supporting both academic and vocational pathways. For more information, see the sixth form section of this website.

If you have any questions about the curriculum at The Holgate Academy please email info@holgate-ac.org.uk