CURRICULUM

Phoenix Academy educate students aged between 5-18 years, with an extensive and broad curriculum we make sure students individual needs are met. 
 

At Phoenix Academy we aim to provide all students with an individualised and holistic education, with high standards of expectation taught throughout our curriculum. To do these, subjects are taught both individually to students, as well as in a group or class context in Thematic (Unit Studies) or stand-alone subject lessons.

The programme is reviewed and updated continuously, and its distinctive features are: biblical traditional values, academic excellence, diagnostic testing, individualised instruction, mastery-based learning, and reasoning skills.

The Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) is a learning programme rather than a teaching one. It has been produced by Christians with advanced degrees in education and years of classroom experience. Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) has been used in British Christian schools for over thirty years.

Our curriculum is a blend of self-study materials and thematic unit studies. Further academic options, stand-alone educational software and learning-to-read programmes are included to provide a complete curriculum from Reception age to Y13. 

 

Daily all students work in individualised workbooks or “PACEs” in Math, English- Grammar & Literature, Science, Social studies, Word Building, and Biblical Studies. Using Accelerated Christian Education (ACE): this is a Progressive Motivated individualised Programme of Learning. This enables students with their essential learning needs. It integrates Biblical principles, character values and concepts into all areas of learning.

 

The workbooks vary according to subject, but aim to provide a context, historical, biblical, and applied, to the matter to be studied. Each workbook states the learning objectives and provides explanations of the specific vocabulary. Together they create a whole and interlinked curriculum. The teaching Supervisors know the student’s work across the whole spread of the subjects studied.

As well as this all students also participate in weekly Thematic Unit of Study Lessons. Thematic learning provides students with a holistic learning experience, when the knowledge and understanding of a topic is not limited to one subject area but rather gives them the opportunity to pursue a deeper train of thought, and a broader real-world application of their learning.

 

Each topic will include concepts from subject areas PSHE, Citizenship, Drama, History, Geography, R.E, RSE, Art, English, Math, and Science. At times some topics will also look at areas of DT and IT and Food Tech.

 

These lessons will also give students the opportunity to apply what they have learnt in the PACEs in other contexts and from other sources.

 

Senior students also have weekly stand-alone rotating subject lessons including PSHE, Drama, English Literature and Food Tech. These stand-alone subjects allow students to dive deeper into a particular area of learning and gives them further opportunity to apply what they have learned in their PACEs to different contexts and ways of teaching- further preparing them for life outside of school.

 

In all their non-PACE work time supervisors build on what the students have been learning in the PACEs.

Our Pedagogy

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

English

English

English

Maths

Maths

Maths

All Subjects Total

All Subjects Total

All Subjects Total

Juniors ( Years 1-4 )

98%

97%

98%

Intermediates ( Years 5-6 )

94%

92%

95%

Seniors ( Years 7-11 )

90%

89%

93%

Student Results

GOAL

SETTING

The Students learn through setting daily goals and are challenged by marking their achievement. This key to learning allows the child to visualize and plan daily progress. This unique discipline of A.C.E. places responsibility and accountability on the student for learning, thus establishing a lifetime appreciation for goal setting and achievement.

INDIVIDUALISED

LEARNING

Children receive an Academic Prescription that allows them to progress at their own level and rate of learning. Diagnostic Testing determines the specific requirements of each child, while the ACE material allows the supervisor to give personal and precise learning where necessary.

MASTERY

LEARNING

ACE provides each child with the opportunity to actually learn the material they are studying. Mastery learning is essential for educational success. Students do not move on to the new concept until they have demonstrated that they have adequately learned the immediate material.

CHRISTIAN

CHARACTER

The ACE curriculum presents 60 character traits of Jesus throughout the PACE material and presents role modeling that promotes Biblical integrity and Christ-like character. This, along with the practice and procedures, goal setting and routines, requires students to develop Godly character 24/7.

Readmaster

This is a software suite containing 4 programs; Readmaster, Typemaster, Math builder, and Word builder. These programs are designed to increase a student’s proficiency in reading and comprehension, typing, spelling, and basic arithmetic

Outings

Field trips give students a wider understanding of their heritage and the cultural values of world in which they live. Each year group has at least one outing per term.

Careers Advice

From year 10 independent careers advice is given to our students as they seek to discover the next steps they need to pursue their future vocation or pathways to further education. There are often times we take the students to the careers and skills exhibitions, where they can find inspiration and advice as to where to go next.  

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