At William Lovell we deliver a well rounded curriculum that creates well-rounded young people, whilst identifying individual talent.



We offer a balanced and varied curriculum that allows pupils of all abilities to excel, whilst identifying individual talents. At Key Stage 3 all students follow a broad curriculum. This allows all students to develop essential skills, as well as allowing them to make an informed choice of their Key Stage 4 programme of study during years 10 and 11. This is where they concentrate on their choice of subjects at GCSE.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Model


At William Lovell we run a 3 year Key Stage 3 model.

In Years 7, 8 and 9, students are taught in completely mixed ability forms and after baseline testing they are set into Mathematics, Science and Technology sets then set for all other subjects according to English Ability

Computing is taught as part of the KS3 Technology Curriculum.

(All hours are based on a Two Week Timetable)


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Model


At William Lovell we run a 2 year Key Stage 4 model.

Towards the end of Year 9 students at William Lovell will be asked to consider their options for Years 10 and 11. They will be interviewed by Mrs Stafford (KS4 Leader) and Mr Thorpe (Data & IT Manager) to assess their suitability for their Exam choices.

We encourage as many of our students as possible to opt for subject which will fulfill the EBaccalaureate qualification to improve their entry results for University/Higher Education. The options are studied over 2 years with subject specialists. The courses included both elements of Controlled assessment and Written Examinations. 

All students are required to study core subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, Core PE and Religious Studies.


The options subjects are selected to suit the individual child's preferences or needs for careers aspirations. They are studied for 5 hours per fortnight.


If you would like to know more information about the Curriculum at William Lovell Academy please contact Mr Thorpe.

Teachers are patient, knowledgeable and encouraging, and set clear goals for students’ achievement. As a result, students understand their work and respond well in lessons.
— Ofsted