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16/01/20

SPORTS UPDATE 📢 Big well done to our Yr7 netball team 👏🏐 They represented our school for the first time and put in a great shift. Despite the loss could not fault the girls attitude and commitment who was singing all the way back home 😁👍 https://t.co/BqovGrLsm2

15/01/20

SPORTS UPDATE 📢 RIVERSIDE YR9 BOYS 6 GATEWAY ACADEMY 2 Well done to the boys, winning their first game of 2020 😁👍 🌊 https://t.co/facYxeZSuO

13/01/20

Top work 💪 https://t.co/EnmSJdkD2w

13/01/20

Retweetd From LSI Architects

We took inspiration from the strong colours of uniform to articulate particular aspects of the of their £23M new academy building. https://t.co/Ahq8zPfkVp

07/01/20

We are pleased to announce the school will be re-opened tomorrow! We look forward to welcoming students into the new year 😁👍

07/01/20

SCHOOL CLOSED ⚠️ Due to a chemical spill in the Thurrock area, the school has been closed.

22/12/19

Thank you, means alot 😁 https://t.co/hEgw8nJSxj

21/12/19

Retweetd From Tea

Best secondary school in the world. Thankyou

20/12/19

Pleased to have you with us Josh 🙌 https://t.co/QSPoEM9ULq

18/12/19

Enjoy the break both staff and students, see you in 2020 🎉🙌

12/12/19

Retweetd From Thurrock CVS

Come join Riverside Academy on the 13th December 2019 4pm - 8pm for their first Winter Fayre, with an abundance of stalls that include cupcakes, waffles, mulled wine, beauty products, candles xmas decorations and more! https://t.co/864veOHL5k

12/12/19

Retweetd From Stronger Together

Come join Riverside Academy on the 13th December 2019 4pm - 8pm for their first Winter Fayre, with an abundance of stalls that include cupcakes, waffles, mulled wine, beauty products, candles xmas decorations and more! https://t.co/eGb36nWgDy

12/12/19

🎄🎉🎁 https://t.co/PyWbLS5s1D

10/12/19

💪 bring it on

05/12/19

🏀 Girls Basketball 🏀 🏀🐝 https://t.co/nuGOa4EmWd

05/12/19

Sports Update 🔊 Riverside Yr7 Boys win first basketball fixture in our new sports hall ✅ Riverside 30 v 0 Gateway 🏀 Well done boys, first of many wins 🤞 https://t.co/LUPq1rnZA0

05/12/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Looking forward to meeting potential and trainee teachers on Wed 11th. If you are interested in training to teach,book tickets here. https://t.co/teHYtqgz36 https://t.co/pH6vUorSEW

29/11/19

❄ Winter Fayre ❄ Please come and visit us on the 13th December from 4pm - 8pm 🗓 Lots of stalls and games 🎄 Everyone welcome 😄 https://t.co/kziBizn10K

28/11/19

SPORTS NEWS 📢 Yr9 Boys Football ⚽️ Riverside 3 v 4 Westcliff ❌ Essex Cup 🏆 Great game between the two sides.. Our boys done well to come back but couldn't find the equaliser... unlucky boys we go again 👊 🌊

28/11/19

SPORTS NEWS 📢 Well done to our Yr7 Girls Netball team who won 10-5 vs Gabel Hall ✅😁 🌊 https://t.co/TM98ybYk9U

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The traditional curriculum

Traditional Curriculum

We want our key stage 3 curriculum to provide the knowledge and understanding of a broad range of subjects both academic and technical or vocational which best prepare students for success in their later academic or training careers.

Our key stage 3 subjects (years 7 to 9) are planned so as to satisfy the following 4 principles;

  • to generate passion for and curiosity about the subject

  • to meet the requirements of the national curriculum

  • to support and be supported by the scholarship curriculum

  • to prepare students for later stages of education including careers

Unlike many other secondary academies or schools, we do not therefore shorten or narrow key stage 3 in order to start GCSE early.

To find out more about what is included in each subject please click on the relevant subject tab on the left.Since we do not yet have any students in years 10 and 11, we have not yet included a break down of topics in each subject for those year groups.

Our curriculum time is planned to best provide depth and breadth in academic subjects like English, Maths, History and Geography, Science and Languages while at the same time providing meaningful opportunities for learning in arts, sports and technical subjects like Art, Drama, Dance and PE.

We also provide adequate curriculum curriculum time for education about religion, ethical and philosophical issues and personal, social, health and economic issues. 

Our traditional curriculum is substantially supported, especially in English, Maths, History, Science, Geography, Religious education and personal, social, health and economic learning by our scholarship curriculum.

In years 7 to 9 our traditional curriculum provides the following

 

  Hours pw
  Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11
           
Maths  4.25 2.83 2.83 4.25 4.25
English Language and English Literature 2.83 4.25 2.83 4.25 4.25
Science 2.83 2.83 3.54 4.25 4.25
PE / sports development 2.83 2.83 2.13 2.13 2.13
History 1.42 1.42 1.42 2.13 2.13
Geography 1.42 1.42 1.42    
Languages* 1.42 1.42 2.13 3.54 3.54
Prep 1.42 1.42 1.42    
Art, Music and Drama 2.83 2.83 2.83    
Design Technology & Food and Nutrition 1.42 1.42 2.13    
PSHE & Citizenship 1.42 1.42 1.42    
Computing 1.42 1.42 1.42    
Religious Education 1.42 1.42 1.42    
Option 1**       2.13 2.13
Option 2**       2.13 2.13
Option 3**       2.13 2.13
  26.92 26.92 26.92 26.92 26.92
           
*Students choose from Spanish or French          
           
Unless exceptional circumstances apply, all students will study Maths, English, Science, PE, History or Geography and a language in years 10 and 11. 
           
**Students may also opt for three of the following subjects for years 10 and 11
Psychology GCSE The availability of these qualifications may vary - currently this is an indicative list of the subjects which students are likely to be able to study
Triple Science GCSEs
PE GCSE
Sport BTEC
Engineering GCSE
Sociology GCSE
Art GCSE
Music GCSE
Drama GCSE
Business GCSE
Computing GCSE
Graphic Design GCSE
Food and Nutrition GCSE
Religious Education GCSE
Citizenship GCSE