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The Belvedere Academy

Curriculum Overview

We have a broad curriculum offer with 28 A Levels and BTECs to choose from. This ensures that we are able to provide our students with a large breadth of subjects to suit each individual.

The curriculum is designed for students who will thrive in an educational environment where the rigours and demands of the different subjects are embraced and taught in a supportive manner without compromising the academic challenges of Sixth Form study.

As part of our Sixth Form curriculum we offer the Aspire Award and BE: Life Ready Personal Development programme to ensure you have a range of complimentary experiences and opportunities that run alongside your studies.

The Aspire Award consists of a wide range of activities and experiences that will develop your leadership skills, stretch academic progress and improve your wellbeing. These activities and opportunities take you above and beyond the standard curriculum and will make you stand out from the crowd as you take your next steps.

The BE:Life Ready programme offers you the opportunity to be prepared for adult life. It is a key part of ensuring our Sixth Form students have had the opportunity to develop key skills; gaining knowledge and understanding so that they are well rounded young people who are independent, confident and prepared for life after Belvedere.

Workshops include; Life Saving First Aid Workshop, Self Defense, Sexual Health and Relationships, Drugs and Alcohol, Personal Finance.

 A Level and BTEC Subjects

Applied Human Biology - BTEC  Art and Design - A Level Biology - A Level  Business Studies - BTEC Chemistry - A Level  Drama and Theatre - A Level Economics - A Level English Language - A Level  English Literature - A LevelFashion and Textiles - A Level French - A Level Further Mathematics - A Level Geography - A Level Government and Politics - A Level  Graphic Design - A Level 

Health and Social Care - BTEC History - A Level Information Technology - CTEC   Mathematics - A Level Media Studies - A Level Music - A Level Philosophy and Ethics - A Level  Physics - A LevelPsychology - A Level Sociology - A Level  Spanish - A Level Sport - BTEC 

Aspire Award

The Aspire Award has been developed for Sixth Form students to actively engage in academy life. We encourage a work hard, play hard approach to Sixth Form life! Our students have the opportunity to get involved with an amazing range of activities and experiences that will develop leadership skills, stretch academic progress and improve student wellbeing throughout their Level 3 studies. Our students love getting involved in all the activities we have to offer. Students will become well rounded young people who are independent, confident and will stand out from the crowd when applying for universities or apprenticeships.

 What are you going to get involved with?








 Duke of Edinburgh

 GDST Young Leaders

 Y12 Drama Festival

 Sixth Form Led Enrichment

 Combined Cadet Force

 Participation in whole school  production

 Equality and Diversity Team


 Enrichment   Programme

 Realising Opportunities

 Pathways to Law

 Social Mobility   Foundation

 Oxbridge Support

 Peer Mentoring

 Student Mentoring

 Sixth Form Charity Events


 Belvedere Sports Teams

 Reading Buddy Support

 Positive Schools Programme   Ambassador

 Y12 Work experience

 Early Entry Support   Programme

 Belvedere Prep Helpers

 Life Skills

 TES Tomorrow’s Teachers

 Apprenticeship support


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