Academic

Lessons are taught in state of the art classrooms by highly qualified subject specialists.

Throughout the school students follow a curriculum that has a great emphasis upon Maths and English. Getting the basics right is of huge importance and unlocks success in all subject areas. All students in Years 7 to 11 have five hours of English and five hours of Maths lessons every week.

In Years 7 and 8 students follow a broad curriculum that prepares them for their GCSE studies. We allow students to make their options during Year 8; this has the great benefit of giving them additional time to focus on these vital subjects.

At GCSE, all students study English, Maths, Sciences and Philosophy & Ethics. Students are then able to select three options from a very wide range of subjects, both academic and vocational.

Our 6th Form has facilities that are the envy of all sixth form students and we offer a great range of courses in partnership with Torquay Boys’ Grammar School. We support students in achieving their goals for life after Torquay Academy, whether this is university, an apprenticeship or a career.

Our schemes of learning, written in partnership with Torquay Boys' Grammar School, ensure that all students are challenged to fulfil their potential.

Mr Pugh, Vice Principal