Curriculum Intent

The Hayes Curriculum

The purpose of Hayes School curriculum is to give every student the opportunity to meet the high expectations of our school vision and to provide the knowledge, conceptual understanding, skills and attributes for academic success in school as well as a fulfilled and successful life beyond school. This is through a broad and balanced curriculum experience alongside relevant, personalised and timely information, advice and guidance. As an Academy we chose to follow the National Curriculum but retain the opportunity to offer an alternative as and when appropriate.


Hayes School’s vision is to have uncompromising aspirations for every individual and for our school to be an exceptional and inspirational community of lifelong learners.




How is the curriculum designed to develop students as successful learners and achieve our vision?

To achieve ‘Uncompromising aspirations for every individual’, students will experience:





To achieve an ‘Exceptional and inspirational community of lifelong learners’, students will experience:







In order for students to be successful learners and make good or better progress, the following values should be:

 Displayed by students:

Recognised by the school:

 Developed together:


What subjects are on offer for students to study? 

At Key Stage 3:         English, Maths, Science, ICT, RE, History, Geography, French, Spanish or German, Design Technology,

       Drama, Art, Music, PE, Active.


At Key Stage 4:

GCSE:                     English, English Literature, Maths, Combined Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, RE, History, Geography, Sociology, Art, Drama, Dance, DT, DT Food, French, Spanish, German, Media Studies, Textiles, Art, Music, PE, Computing, Business Studies.

iGCSE:                          English Language

BTEC:                           Media, Food, Digital IT

ASDAN:                        Certificate Of Personal Effectiveness, Key Skills

Other:                          Entry Level or Level Certificates in English and Maths, Edexcel Functional Skills IT


At KS5: 

A Level:                        Fine Art, Photography, Textiles, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Dance, Design Technology, Drama, Economics, English Language and Literature, English Literature, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, Government & Politics, History, ICT, Maths, Further Maths, Media Studies, Music, Music Technology, Philosophy & Ethics, PE, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish

Cambridge Tec L3:       Media

BTEC:                           ICT, Science: Double Award Business Studies and PE

GCSE:                           English Language, Maths.