We try to ensure that our offer always meets the needs of young people, the expectations of universities, colleges and employers, and responds to Government legislation and advice to schools.  Each year group is split in half to give 2 bands (B and S) and then usually placed in sets by subject.  This allows us flexibility in grouping students according to their ability in each subject.

This is a flexible curriculum offer and is reviewed annually.  Our most recent Year 8 and Year 9 Options Booklets are available here.


Students at Boston Spa Academy follow a broad and balanced curriculum. Our curriculum has been deigned to ensure that all students develop the knowledge and skills they need for further study and employment, and to foster a curiosity and love of learning that will stay with them for life. The curriculum in every subject is mapped and carefully sequenced across 5 years, ensuring that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before.


The Key Stage Three curriculum ensures all pupils have a strong foundation on which to build their studies at Key Stages Four and Five. Students study the full range of subjects. The curriculum comprises: English, mathematics, science, history, geography, religious studies, French, PE, music, drama, design technology (including food and textiles), art and computing.


Students make their Key Stage Four choices in Year 8. They all study English Language, English Literature, Trilogy science, mathematics and core PE. In addition they choose four options from a range of subjects comprising GCSEs and vocational qualifications. All students must study either history or geography at GCSE and they are very much encouraged to pursue the study of French or Spanish (or both) at GCSE. Year 9 is very much a transition year in which students consolidate their learning and develop the skills essential for study at Key Stage Four. In some subjects students will be introduced to GCSE content whilst in others, such as English, the focus is very much on developing the skills needed for success.

If you have any questions about the curriculum at Boston Spa Academy, please contact us on or give us a call on 0193 784 6636.

View The Curriculum at Boston Spa Academy
Curriculum Overview Curriculum Rationale
Art Art
Business Studies Business Studies
Computer Science Computer Science
Design Technology Design Technology
English English
Food and Nutrition Food and Nutrition
French French
Geography Geography
Graphic Design Graphic Design
Health and Social Care Health and Social Care
History History
Mathematics Mathematics
Media Studies Media Studies
Music [Music]
Physical Education Physical Education
Physical Education (Core) Physical Education (Core)
Science Science
Spanish Spanish