At Great Barr Academy the vast majority of Year 7, 8 and 9 students study a 3 year broad and balanced curriculum model.

In Year 9, students are then allocated an additional two lessons of science, allowing each science discipline of Biology, Chemistry and Physics to be allocated three hours per subject.  By this stage Performing Arts students have specialised into either Drama or Music.

This shows an overview of the KS3 Curriculum model which most pupils follow:

KS3 Curriculum Overview

Click the link to download a copy of the KS3 Curriculum –  An Overview →The KS3 Curriculum – An Overview

During Year 9 your child will choose which subjects to study at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 to 11, ages 14-16). These will be the subjects they will take for GCSE exams.  Here at Great Barr Academy pupils can study subjects that fall within the following categories:

  • The EBACCS
  • Expressive Arts
  • Social and Cultural
  • Business and Technologies

For full details click the link to download a copy of the Options Subjects 2018 – 2019 brochure → Options Subjects 2018-2019

Click on the link for more in depth information about our Year 9 Options →Year 9 Options Booklet 2018 – 2019  As well as subject details, this includes key dates and frequently asked questions.

Please refer to the subject overviews for specific information about individual subjects and contact information for Directors of Subject.  The Great Barr Academy Curriculum is overseen by:

Mrs M Hunt – Assistant Head Teacher – Curriculum
Mrs Georgia Gough – Timetable and Systems Manager