Curriculum Overview

At MDSA, our aim is that every student will realise their unique potential.  It is underpinned by our core values of Knowledge, Respect, Strength and Ambition.   We want students to value learning, develop their individual talents and strive for excellence within a curriculum which meets their needs now, and prepares them well for the future.  Through our curriculum we aim to provide opportunities for all students to learn and to achieve, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender, differences in ability and disabilities.  We offer a wide range of subjects and extra-curricular opportunities.

In order to ensure appropriate coverage of all National Curriculum subjects we provide a three year Key Stage 3 curriculum which is broad and balanced, developing knowledge and skills.  Key Stage 4 study will allow students to specialise in the subjects they love and excel in.  We aim for our curriculum to stimulate enjoyment of, and commitment to, learning as a means of encouraging the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all students, preparing them effectively for the next steps in their education.