Below are links to the different curriculum areas which are split into six main faculties.

If you would like more information about the curriculum at Lancaster Academy please contact:

Mr T. Moore - Vice Principal or the faculty leader of the relevant subject.
Tel: (0116) 2703176

Our approach to the curriculum

The curriculum provided at Lancaster is designed to be enjoyable, challenging and to ensure good progress is made by all students. With this in mind we operate a two year KS3 programme of study and a three year KS4 programme of study, thus devoting more time to the new, more demanding, reformed GCSEs.

In KS3 (years 7 & 8), students study all the core subjects of English, maths, science, computing, RE, PE and PSHE. In addition, they study geography, history, expressive arts (art, music, drama) a modern foreign language and design technology.

Students are grouped according to ability in most subjects and are promoted to a higher group wherever possible.

In KS4 (years 9 - 11), we regularly update our curriculum to make sure that we are offering courses that are appropriate to our students’ needs whilst making sure that they aspire to achieve great things and are able to progress to further education and training when they leave Lancaster. All students take GCSEs in English, English Literature, maths and RE. The majority of students take GCSE combined science but some students choose to specialise in the separate sciences of physics, chemistry and biology.

Many other subjects are offered as GCSE or equivalent options for students to choose, including a work related vocational option choice. In addition, some students require a highly personalised curriculum pathway to make sure that they are successful and we invest a lot of staff time on these pathways to guarantee success for all.

For gifted, talented and more able students we offer extra activities and classes so that they are challenged at a high level and have new and different learning experiences.

English, Modern Foreign Languages & Communications


Science & Computer Science


Art, Expressive Arts & Design Technology

Physical Education



Gifted & Talented


Extra Curricular