NIA is a local school with a global vision and this is the very core of our curriculum offer. We aim for a curriculum that engages learners and encourages an independent love of learning that will prepare them for the world of work in a global economy. We believe therefore that pupils should have a broad understanding of a range of subjects and how they interconnect. Performing and Creative Arts and Sport are valued in all Key stages to compliment the core and Ebacc subjects so pupils have the opportunity to develop their creativity and confidence.
Students at NIA get a broad selection of GCSEs and A Levels to choose from where we both encourage Ebacc and creative subjects but personalising the learning for all students of differing abilities is a priority.
Our curriculum aims to support students in their academic journey, but also enabling them to enhance their given talents whatever they may be. Building confident young adults who have the resilience and strength of character to be successful in an ever-changing world is at the forefront of our rationale.
All pupils are taught RE in Year 7 and 8 through their humanities lessons. In year 9 pupils receive 1 hour per week of RE as part of their curriculum offer.
Learning outside the classroom is an essential part of being a student at NIA. There is a comprehensive choice of extracurricular activities to choose from. Trips and visits enrich the curriculum; we ensure there is something for everyone.