Environmental Science Specialism
The Academy Specialises in Environmental Science, which runs across all Key Stages and is predominantly linked with the Science department. Emphasis is placed on how we interact with and how we affect the environment around us. We engage students through a variety of activities within the Academy and also enjoy a wide range of external visits.
Science is a core element of the student's curriculum in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
Key stage 3 serves to develop and enhance the KS2 curriculum, engaging students in the wonders of Science as well as preparing them for KS4.
KS4 offers a variety of qualifications from Core and Additional Science, to separate GCSE's in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Vocational qualifications can also be studied as BTEC Applied Science is currently offered, with Principles of Applied Science and Application of Science BTECs being introduced.
At Key Stage 5, students have the opportunity of studying for AS and A2 qualifications in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology
The Science department is housed in 15 modern purpose built laboratories equipped with the latest teaching and learning resources. The lecture zone is specifically designed to allow for students to be taught in a University style environment and is the perfect setting for the many presentations we have delivered by external lecturers.
Sport is used as a vehicle to drive standards across a range of areas within the Academy. Sport develops learner confidence, provides new and exciting ways in which students' experience teaching and learning. Sport allows students to celebrate achievement and attainment and will develop a sense of community cohesion through enrichment activities.
The PE curriculum caters for learners in a way, which will allow them to have access to a varied range of options including dance, team and individual sports such as badminton, ice hockey, trampolining, karate, athletics, tennis and many more.
The Academy will offer a multitude of enrichment experiences for students, which cater for students who enjoy team, individual and fun activities such as table tennis, boxing, dodgeball, and cheerleading. The Academy specialises in rugby, in which the Director of Rugby uses the strong links with Hull FC to create a number of unique learning opportunities within and outside the curriculum.
There will be a continued emphasis on sport and dance through transition at Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 and on to Key Stage 4 and 5. All learners will be offered the opportunity to take a qualification in sport and dance. Students will be provided with the opportunity to gain accreditation in sports leadership courses such as football, rugby, dance and basketball and take on roles such as choreographer, official and coach. Students can also undertake qualifications at a range of levels, such as Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Sport and Leisure; BTEC First and BTEC National Diplomas; Level 2 BTEC Dance and GCSE PE.
Sports teams play an integral role in the life of the Academy. During last academic year we received winners trophies in National, Regional and Local competitions and everyone is very proud of their achievements.
Final congratulations must go to ex Sirius Student, Luke Campbell on his Olympic Gold medal at London 2012. He was a tribute to himself, his school, his community and his city.