Curriculum Information and Options

What is my child learning this term?

At Ryde Academy our intent for our students is for them to be kind, confident and brave, and fully prepared to take ambitious steps towards securing remarkable lives.

Ryde Academy Curriculum Statement v.6.1 .pdf

Curriculum Aims and Vision

Please click on this link to see our Curriculum Aims and Vision document.

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.


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

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.