February 27, 2011 in by admin
Our approach to teaching and learning is unique and is based on our Opening Minds curriculum – a set of competences which challenge students in their ability to think, to learn, to manage people, information and situations. All of which will lead them towards being good citizens who are capable of influencing and changing the world in which they will live. Our curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of all students, build on their strengths and improve their areas of development.
The competences are organised into 5 groups: Citizenship, Learning, Information, People and Situations; giving the acronym CLIPS.
Opening Minds was the RSA’s response to the challenges of the 21st century. The competences will enable young people to cope with a world which is changing constantly and rapidly, together with the challenges of ICT and of globalisation. Opening Minds will help students to develop the attributes welcomed by universities and by employers and help them to face the future with confidence.
Key Stage 3 ( Years 7 and 8 ) at the Academy is based totally around the competences and students learn through a series of coordinated themes which help students to see how subjects link together and indeed overlap.
The emphasis on the competences is carried through into Key Stages 4 and 5 so that students continue to develop their ‘life skills’ through to when they progress to further/higher education or employment.
If you would like further information about Opening Minds please contact Lesley James, Director of Business Development at the Academy, 0121 506 7840 or email@example.com.