Curriculum at AVC

We believe that a broad and balanced curriculum is fundamentally important for success in later life. At Avon Valley College students experience this through a series of six, fifty-minute lessons every day of the week.

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 9) all students study English, Mathematics, Science (double award), History, Geography, Religious Education, Spanish, Technology, ICT, Art, Drama and Physical Education.

At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) an element of choice is introduced, although the main ‘core’ subjects are still followed by all students. 

Currently the 'core' comprises:

English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Religious Education. Students then personalise their education by choosing the subjects they wish to continue studying, or selecting from new courses such as Product Design and Health and Social care.

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure that it offers the right balance of challenge and engagement for all our students.

We take great care to ensure that the choices students make are the correct ones for them and that they will enable the students to progress to the next stage of their education or training. In addition to providing this guidance we also ensure that students’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural knowledge and skills are developed so that they can become rounded individuals able to make a positive contribution to their community.

There are many opportunities for students to take part in learning and other developmental activities outside lessons.  In addition to our wide range of after-school sports, many students take part in our annual school production, Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, sing in the choir and join in one or more of the many other clubs we offer.