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St George's offers a fully comprehensive balanced education for students aged 11 to 19. As an Academy, St George's delivers the National Curriculum with particular emphasis on Mathematics and Computing.  In addition, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Modern Languages have a long tradition at St George's, going back to 1985 when the Brealey Languages Centre was officially opened. Since then, more specialist accommodation has been added, providing a welcoming and technically up-to-date learning environment for all students.

St George’s is proud of its very high teaching and learning standards in the classroom; in addition, students develop their own study skills by working independently in the school’s Library or self-access computer rooms.  In Years 7 to 11, students’ progress is monitored regularly by awarding termly attainment and effort grades which are used for target setting. Every year, parents receive a comprehensive written report.

Students are set by ability and follow differentiated programmes of study. In Key Stage 3, all students follow courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, French, Art, ICT, Geography, History, Religious Education (RE), Physical Education (PE), and Lifeskills, which incorporates Citizenship. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is used extensively across the curriculum to enhance learning and to develop and apply students' ICT skills and capability. Most students also get the opportunity to study a second modern foreign language. In Years 8 and 9 all students will have 12 hours of Health and Fitness, Drama and Personal Financial guidance. In Year 9, parents and students are invited to an Options Evening to discuss their choices for Key Stage 4.

Whilst maintaining a broad and balanced curriculum for all in Years 10 and 11, St George's offers each student the opportunity to select academic and vocational courses that best suit his/her ability, aptitude and interest. At the end of Year 11, students can gain up to 12 qualifications: GCSEs or equivalent qualifications. It is our target that all students should leave St George’s with a qualification in ICT.

In Key Stage 4, students currently have choices in both the 'core' curriculum (English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Physical Education, RE/Careers Education and Guidance/Citizenship) and two option blocks. Many students also continue to study a modern language, although students can choose a vocational alternative. In 'core' Technology, students can opt for either Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Graphics, Product Design, Textiles or Electronic Products. Outside the core curriculum, St George's is able to offer its students a very wide range of courses including Art, ICT, History, Geography, Drama, Expressive Arts, Music, RE, PE, Child Development, Business Studies, as well as Art and Design and Leisure and Tourism. The Academy also offers the new Diploma courses in Society, Health and Development, Engineering and Creative and Media. The chance to study a second language or technology subject, and several more substantial courses worth the equivalent of up to four GCSEs in Performing Arts, Construction, Sport (Performance) and ICT.

St George's regards Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form as a continuum with a progressive 14 to 19 curriculum: students are encouraged to stay on at St George’s which is part of the Sleaford Joint Sixth Form. Whilst St George's remains their 'home school' students are free to attend any appropriate course on offer within the Sleaford Joint Sixth Form.  St George's contributes advanced level courses in all major curriculum areas and in new subjects such as Psychology, Communication Studies and Sociology as well as Advanced Vocational courses in Business, IT, Health & Social Care and Travel & Tourism. Vocational courses are also offered in Early Years education and Construction.  The new Diplomas are also available in the sixth form at Levels 2 and 3.