In Year 7 our students spend 50% of their week in a Creative Curriculum called iLearn. In Year 9 the whole cohort starts a two-year GCSE Expressive Arts course.
Options at GCSE available are: Drama, Dance, Music, Music Technology, Art, Textiles, Performing Arts, Media (Cambridge Technical in Media from September next)
In our inclusive Sixth Form Art, Textiles, Music, Music Technology, Dance, Drama, Performing Arts Vocational, Performance Studies, and Cambridge Technical in Media. We have a very large extra curricular programme of arts activity and involvement with the community.
We have no intention of reducing the arts curriculum. Ofsted have always commented on the positive impact of the arts, describing it as having a pervasive influence, encouraging creativity, supporting other subjects, helping engagement and inclusivity. Our Academy hosts the Derby Music Centre for the City.