Curriculum Information and Options

At Ryde Academy, our curriculum aims to provide our students with a wide body of knowledge and skills helping them to develop exceptional characters, resilience and the qualifications they need to go on and lead remarkable lives

Ryde Academy Curriculum Statement v.4.pdf

Please contact us if you would like further information about our curriculum. You can either email contactus@rydeacademy.org or call 01983 567 331.


Key Stage 3

The following subjects are compulsory at KS3:

English, maths, science, art and design, citizenship, computing, design and technology, languages, geography, history, music, physical education, religious education and sex and relationships education.

PSHE and careers is also delivered through the tutor programme and drop down days.

Allocation of lessons:

Allocation of lessons

We run a fortnightly timetable cycle (25 lessons per week). The lesson allocation is shown below.


Key Stage 4

The following subjects are compulsory at KS4:

English, maths, science, citizenship, computing, RE and sex and relationships education.

As well as the above, schools must offer at least one course from each of the four entitlement areas and students must have the opportunity to take a course in all four areas should they wish.

1. The arts – art and design, music, dance, drama and media arts

2. Design and technology

3. Humanities – Geography and history

4. Modern foreign language

Allocation of lessons:

We run a fortnightly timetable cycle (25 lessons per week). The lesson allocation is shown below.

Allocation of lessons KS4

Cm (My Community) will teach RE, citizenship, sex and relationships and the computing requirement.

We also deliver the PSHE and careers agenda through the tutor program and drop down days.

Science triples will get 9+1 in Year 11, but 9 in year 10. The extra lesson comes from CM.

Alternative curriculum students will get one less option.