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The Academy Day

The Academy day seeks to make full use of the time available for learning. A later start for L3 recognises the unique nature of adolescent development and provides these young adults with the time to prepare for learning.

The extended day offers all learners with the opportunity to arrive at the Academy from 8am to be part of breakfast clubs and includes the allocation of time between 3:35 and 4:30 (for lower school) and 4:30-5:30 (for upper school) to partake in the Self-Directed Curriculum (SDL).

Learning sessions are divided into 55-minute periods with some lessons lasting up to 110 minutes. These longer sessions encourage deeper and explorative learning.  

The Academy day provides learners with opportunities to meet with their tutor and House group on two occasions providing learners with pastoral support and access to PSHE, mentoring and interventions.

See below tables for how the Academy day is set out for each year level at the Academy:

Foundation / Level 1 / Level 1+

Time

Session

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.30 - 9.25

1A

1A

1A

1A

1A

1A

9.25 - 10.40

1B/Recess

1B

RECESS*

1B

RECESS*

1B

RECESS*

1B

RECESS*

1B

RECESS*

10.40 -11.10

HT

House Time/ Cygnus Assembly

House Time/ Vela Assembly

House Time/Lyra Assembly

House Time/Orion Assembly

House Time/Equuleus Assembly

11.10 - 12.05

2A

2A

2A

2A

2A

2A

12.05 - 1.00

2B

2B

2B

2B

2B

2B

1.00- 1.50

3A

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1.50 - 2.40

3B

3B

3B

3B

3B

3B

2.40 - 3.35

3C

3C

3C

3C

3C

3C

3.35 - 4.30

4A

SDL

3.35pm Finish

SDL

SDL

3.35pm finish

*Early recess at 9.50-10.10 for selected group (see below table), Full Recess at 10.20-10.40

Early Recess selected group

 

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs

Fri

Fn

All Maths groups

 

 

B side: Hums

 

L1

 

A side: Maths

B side: Science

 

 

 

B side: Hums

L1P

 

 

All Option groups

B side: Science

A side: English

 Level 2

 

Time

Session

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.30 - 9.25

1A

*Personal Study

1A

*Personal Study

*Personal Study

*Personal Study

9.25 - 10.20

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

10.20 - 10.40

Recess

Recess

Recess

Recess

Recess

Recess

10.40 -11.10

HT

House Time/ Cygnus Assembly

House Time/Vela Assembly

House Time/ Lyra Assembly

House Time / Orion Assembly

House Time / Equuleus Assembly

11.10 - 12.05

2A

2A

2A

2A

2A

2A

12.05 - 1.00

2B

2B

2B

2B

2B

2B

1.00 - 1.50

3A

3A

3A

3A

3A

3A

1.50 - 2.40

3B

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

2.40 - 3.35

3C

3C

3C

3C

3C

3C

3.35 - 4.30

4A

4A

3.35pm Finish

4A

4A

4A

4.30 - 5.30

4B

Finish at 4.30pm *SDL (optional)

Finish at 4.30pm *SDL (optional)

Finish at 4.30pm *SDL (optional)

Finish at 4.30pm

*SDL programmes for Level 2 are being introduced gradually and will be available in both 1A and 4B

Level 3 / 3+

Time

Session

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.30 - 9.25

1A

 

 

 

 

 

9.25 - 10.20

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

1B

10.20 - 10.40

Recess

Recess

Recess

Recess

Recess

Recess

10.40 -11.10

HT

House Time/ Cygnus Assembly

House Time/Vela Assembly

House Time/ Lyra Assembly

House Time/Orion Assembly

House Time/Equuleus Assembly

11.10 - 12.05

2A

2A

2A

2A

2A

2A

12.05 - 1.00

2B

2B

2B

2B

2B

2B

1.00 - 1.50

3A

3A

3A

3A

3A

3A

1.50 - 2.40

3B

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

2.40 - 3.35

3C

3C

3C

3C

3C

3C

3.35 - 4.30

4A

4A

3.35pm finish

4A

4A

4A

4.30 - 5.30

4B

4.30pm finish

*4B

4.30pm finish

*4B

4.30pm finish

UCL Lecture Series*

4.30pm finish

*4B

*Occasional Learning Sessions/SDL/Lecture