Benjamin Britten Academy of Music & Mathematics

An 11-18 co-educational day school and Centre of Excellence in Mathematics

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Curriculum, Values & Ethos

Our aims are simple: to develop the sharpest minds and the biggest hearts in our children through a traditional academic approach to education.

The pursuit of academic excellence is crucially important, but the learning experience for our children is not confined to the classroom. We are fully committed to the idea of an all-round education where personal development is valued as well as examination success.   We continue to review our curriculum to ensure it reflects our diversity; is broad, balanced and effective, incorporating further bespoke pathways to appropriately challenge all students; providing experiences that will nurture the development of the whole person, their spiritual, emotional and moral health and well-being, as well as academic or vocational ability.


Key Stage 3

The curriculum for Key Stage 3 is set out in nine Areas of Learning:

  • English
  • Mathematics and Financial Capability
  • The Arts: Art and Design, Textiles, Music and Drama
  • Learning for Life & Work: Food and Nutrition, Personal Development and ICT skills
  • Modern Languages: French or Spanish
  • Environment & Society: Geography and History
  • Science and Technology: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology and Computer Science.
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education, Social Ethics and Citizenship and Employability

Key Stage 4

The curriculum for Key Stage 4 is set out as follows:

Compulsory Subjects

  • English Language and English Literature
  • Mathematics and Financial Capability
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Citizenship

Non-compulsory Subjects

  • Core Physical Education
  • Personal Development, Careers and Employability

Our central aim is for everyone to be happy at school, known personally and cared for individually. Our emphasis is on nurturing the whole person and to that end, in addition to our academic pursuits there is a rich diversity of artistic, dramatic, musical and sporting activities on offer.