The curriculum at Dukesgate Academy aims to develop the children's understanding of the world around them and prepare them for the next stage of their education. We want our pupils to be well-rounded members of society with strong morals, emotional intelligence and integrity. The three drivers for our curriculum are: ‘Powerful Knowledge’, ‘Education with Character’ and ‘The Best in Everyone’.
The design of our wider curriculum follows the research findings of cognitive science based on metacognition. By the time pupils are ready for Year 7, they will have mastered a range of both procedural knowledge (skills) and factual knowledge through repeated low stakes quizzing; opportunities to deliberately practise and careful planning for progression and depth.
Education with Character
Our curriculum is customised to meet the local needs of our learners and to build strong characters and individuals. We want students to try things they cannot do, to persist in the face of difficulty, and to become resilient in overcoming obstacles.