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.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is planned to ensure rigour with a focus on the core skills.

Students will study English for 5 hours a week to allow English Language and English Literature to be taught in the depth required.

It is anticipated that 35% of Year 10 in 2017 – 2018 will complete the EBACC qualification and the vast majority of the year group will study either History or Geography.

In order to meet the needs of our students we have taken the decision to keep 2 hours of core PE throughout KS4.


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