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Explore Our Subjects

Explore our curriculum intent, implementation, impact and long term plans by clicking on the faculties listed below.


Our Art curriculum offers every pupil an opportunity to build success and create a love for the subject. It builds on pupils’ strengths and develops other areas so that they can become successful artists with an appreciation culture and diversity.


Business and Computing

"Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionise the way we learn."
- Steve Jobs


Citizenship and PSHE

"Education without social action is a one-sided value because it has no true potential."
- Martin Luther King


Design Technology

​Design technology at the Co-op Academy North Manchester is more than a practical subject. The knowledge gained from learning the subject allows pupils to understand how the world around them has been created. Design technology is the process of inventing or improving things to satisfy practical needs and solve practical problems.



"It is books that are a key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can."
- Jane Hamilton



“In our changing world, nothing changes more than Geography.”
- Pearl S Buck


Health and Social Care

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity



History is not only written, it is re-written by every generation. However brilliant an exploration of the past is, it will always be influenced by the historian’s background and identity. The next generation – perhaps you – may ask different questions, look for different sources, and write it differently.

Hospitality & Catering 

The hospitality and catering sector include all businesses that provide food, beverages, and/or accommodation services. According to the British Hospitality Association, hospitality and catering is Britain’s third largest industry and accounts for around 10% of the total workforce.



“Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.”
- Alan Turing


Modern Foreign Languages

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.“
- Flora Lewis



“Why do we teach music? Not because we expect you to major in music. Not because we expect you to play and sing all your life. Not so you can relax. But so you will be human. So you will recognise beauty. So you will be sensitive. So you will have something to cling to. So you will have more love, compassion, more gentleness, more good, in short, more life. Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless you know how to live? That is why we teach music.”
- Unknown


Physical Education

Physical Education gives our pupils the ability to take part, not only as players but as leaders and officials. It gives them the skills needed in their day-to-day life, the opportunity for individual growth and to achieve their full potential.


Religious Studies

“The modern world needs young people who are sufficiently confident in their own beliefs and values that they can respect the religious and cultural differences of others, and contribute to a cohesive and compassionate society.” - -
- Michael Gove



“Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable – a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional”.
- Brian Greene



“My students often ask me, ‘What is sociology?’ And I tell them, ‘It’s the study of the way in which human beings are shaped by things that they don’t see.”
- Sam Richards