Learning at BOA
We aim to develop students academically, vocationally, socially and morally so that they leave the academy as independent, co-operative, responsible and creative young people who will have well-developed resilience and drive for learning within the arts and related technologies. We believe that these skills and qualities, coupled with relevant academic and vocational qualifications, prepare our students to go onto further and higher education and into the world of work able to positively contribute to society.
BOA will provide a range of unique learning experiences and opportunities which will prepare its students for both education and employment.
The curriculum is designed to create a learning pathway that meets the aspirations and talents of the individual and blends the traditional with both the professional and work-based vocational.
BOA is at the cutting edge of academic and vocational training in the creative, digital and performing arts. The curriculum offered is designed to enable students to develop higher order co-operative and collaborative skills relevant to working within the arts, creative and media industries.
There is a strong emphasis on personalised learning to include:
- Individual Learning Plans for all with active student involvement in their creation, development and review
- Providing a range of experiences to match the preferences aspirations and needs of the individual
- Advanced technologies and ICT systems that provide 24-hour access via a virtual learning environment (VLE)
- A tutor / learning mentor to track progress and offer support, care and guidance
- Extra support for students who need additional help to attain their individual target
Students are, of course, expected to work hard, develop new skills and be committed to the academy’s high standard of expectations