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Samuel Whitbread Academy


At Samuel Whitbread Academy we strive to develop healthy, resilient and independent learners, who read confidently for both learning and pleasure, and who actively participate in culturally enriching and diverse experiences.

The curriculum at Samuel Whitbread is one that provides:

  • Academic success
  • Stimulation and challenge
  • Choice and diversity
  • Progression across the Key Stages
  • Access for all, regardless of gender, race, culture or ability
  • Encouragement for independent and life-long learning

Key Stage 3 & 4

When commencing their studies at Samuel Whitbread Academy students have a broad and balanced currciulum offer from the start, and one which is carefully blended to ensure academic progress and enable opportunities to experience the option subjects that will be available to students from Year 10 onwards.

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is second to none and has been designed to strike a balance between making sure students study a wide range of subjects and allowing them to develop their own interests. We have taken great care to ensure the offer at Key Stage 4 reflects the rapidly changing national picture, where GCSEs are undergoing fundamental reform. It also ensures that the academy is complying with the current government proposals, which are continuing to move towards an English Baccalaureate.

Post 16

The size of the Sixth Form at Samuel Whitbread means our curriculum offer at Post 16 is second to none. We offer 28 A Level courses and a further six Vocational courses. Following the recent government reforms to A Levels, we recommend that students study three courses (with the exception of some of the most able students and students taking Further Maths who often take four).  Alongside these courses, we offer a range of extra-curricular courses including the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which is highly regarded by Universities.


Samuel Whitbread Curriculum 2021/2022 Presentation

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Curriculum Structure

Please click below to view the Curriculum Structure for the whole academy.
Curriculum Structure 2020-2021


Curriculum Content

Current Year 9, 10 & 11 Courses
For information on the curriculum for each subject at Samuel Whitbread Academy please see the below documents.

For curriculum information on our KS4 options subjects, including what students will study in 9B Year 10 and Year 11, please read the Year 9 Options document.

For curriculum information on all of our KS5 subjects, including what students will learn in Years 12 & 13, please read the Sixth Form Subject information document.

For more in-depth information about the GCSEs, A levels and BTEC courses that we offer at Samuel Whitbread Academy please visit the below exam board websites.




























Extra Curricular
For more information on our Extra Curricular opportunities, please click here.



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