Curriculum

At the heart of Thorns are the subjects students study. These pages capture the flavour of what learning is like at Thorns for our students. You can find curriculum overviews, typical lesson materials and helpful links to help you support your child at home.

Across the academic year, we deliver 14 “Focus days” where the normal timetable is collapsed and students spend the day focusing on one particular subject area; these are popular days amongst staff and students as it allows us to delve deeper into content in a way that is very different to that of a typical school day. Often on these days, students will be taken on trips out of the academy to various locations to bring subject content alive or be exposed to a topic or subject that may not be something that they have experienced.

Each page contains details for the Subject Leader, who will be happy to help with any further or more detailed enquiries you may have.