The TRGA Curriculum

We have 5 periods of 60 minute lessons every day making 25 periods in the week. There is a form period of 20 minutes at the beginning of each morning as well as a rolling Positive Discipline lesson that takes place during a different period every week where students spend the lesson with their form tutor. Break (20 minutes) is between Periods 2 and 3 and lunch (40 minutes) is between Periods 4 and 5. School starts at 8:25am and finishes at 3:00pm.

On three days each year, Years 7-9 have their own PSHCEE days that are specifically designed to cover aspects of PSHCEE that cannot be delivered through other lessons. These days often involve outside agencies and guest speakers and cover issues such as drugs, bullying and careers. All students will attend at least one assembly each week that is well planned and coordinated to support the delivery of social, moral, spiritual and cultural aspects of learning, including the promotion of British values.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Year 7 follow two different curriculum models, the least able students, who do not yet have a full grasp of the English Language have 2 additional hours of English rather than studying French.

The curriculum for all year groups and abilities is broad, balanced and challenging, encompassing a variety of academic subjects and practical based subjects.


Every student at The Ruth Gorse Academy selects an extra-curricular activity to participate in after school every Thursday. These sessions are planned and run to ensure that the curriculum is extended and other important skills for outside of the classroom are embedded.

A selection of the clubs on offer are: Cooking Club, Duke of Edinburgh, Coding Club, Crochet club, Rowing club and STEM.

If you have any questions about the curriculum at The Ruth Gorse Academy, please contact the appropriate Head of Year, or contact us at