Aims of the curriculum

The department aims to provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with both the spoken and written language, as well as broadening their understanding of the culture of French and German and speaking countries. Pupils have the opportunity to study French, German and Spanish in Key Stage 4 and study for the Edexcel GCSE qualification. Over the course of three years pupils will cover a range of vocabulary and structures in the following contexts:

  • Lifestyle and social issues
  • Leisure and holidays
  • Home and environment
  • Work and education

Aims of the curriculum

  • To further develop the students’ own musical interests and skills.
  • To explore the use of music technology in music making.
  • Develop broader life-skills including critical and creative thinking.
  • To gain a further insight and understanding into the Music Industry. 

Core physical education

Aims of the curriculum

These are the essential skills and processes in PE that pupils need to learn to make progress:

Developing skills in physical activity

Pupils should be able to:

  • Improve the range, difficulty and quality of their skills and techniques
  • Develop the consistency with which they use and perform skills with precision, control and fluency

Year 11 are currently studying AQA Core and Additional GCSE Science. Students will either be entered for the Higher or foundation tier.

Year 10 are studying the new AQA Combined Science GCSE which they will be examined on at the end of year 11. We use Oxford university press resources to support this exam board.

Aims of the curriculum

  • To prepare students for a career in the travel and tourism industry
  • To give students the opportunity to enter employment in the travel and tourism sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Travel and Tourism
  • To give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life

Aims

The aim of the digital literacy subject is to support those pupils that require a little more help in using IT.  It primarily focuses on using the basic skills that you would need to use IT in day to day life. This gives pupils the opportunity to ‘catch up’ before they reach key stage 4.

Aims

The aim of the digital literacy subject is to support those pupils that require a little more help in using IT.  It primarily focuses on using the basic skills that you would need to use IT in day to day life. This gives pupils the opportunity to ‘catch up’ before they reach key stage 4.

Complaints policy

Rationale

Catholic schools aim to be places where love of one’s neighbour is obvious at all times. As St. John reports, Christ said to His disciples at the Last Supper “This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you”.

Charging policy

Any charges made by the school must meet the requirements of the Education Reform Act 1988. The Governors endorse the guiding principles contained in the Act, in particular that no students have his/her access to the curriculum limited by charges.

08:40 Tutor period/assembly
09:05 Period 1
10:05 Period 2
11:05 Morning break
11:25 Period 3
12:25 Period 4
13:25 Lunch break
14:00 Period 5
15:00 End of school day

Year 11 students have an additional period 3.00pm - 4.00pm, Monday - Thursday (Week 1), Monday - Wednesday (Week 2).

Exam results are held in school from 2004 onwards. If you have never collected your exam certificates, it is possible that we still have them in school. We do not have “copies” of certificates, replacements must be obtained directly from exam boards. If you have mislaid your certificates for exams taken prior to 2004, you will need to contact the exam boards direct.