Subjects

Curriculum Intent
Our aim in Religious Studies is to provide all our students with a theological, moral, philosophical and ethical understanding of the lives of people of faith or those of no faith. Through our curriculum, we prepare our young people to make a positive contribution in a diverse world, while respecting the beliefs and values of those they share it with.

At KS3, we provide a curriculum which develops a deeper understanding of Catholic belief and practice, enabling our pupils to begin exploring their own faith. Through the study of other faiths we aim to offer an insight into the diversity of religious belief, whilst appreciating the fundamental similarities of love and peace.

At KS4, our students build on their prior learning, while developing sophisticated analytical and evaluative skills. This enables students to be more questioning in their study of the impact of religious and non-religious belief on the lives of people in the modern world.

At KS5, our General RE programme aims to establish a strong moral and ethical framework, which enables our young people to explore the challenges they may face when they move away from formal education into the wider world.

At KS5, our A Level curriculum provides the opportunity for students to study theological, philosophical and ethical systems from an objective standpoint. Through their studies, students will develop high level thinking, analytical, evaluative and writing skills, which will support them throughout their lives.

Director Of Learning
Contact Lauren Murphy

Knowledge Organisers
Year 7 RS

Year 8 RS

Year 9 RS

KS4 RS

Curriculum Intent
Students will develop and appreciate the power of high-level literacy skills, enabling them to become articulate, creative and thoughtful communicators. Through an explicit and rigorous exploration of a wide range of high-level vocabulary, students will be exposed to and learn to value a Literature from different cultures, contexts and traditions. They will also explore the literary canon and will be able to develop their analysis of ‘great’ literature, and how it can shape our heritage.

Students will be empowered to be confident creative writers and readers, employing a range of dynamic and expressive techniques and skills. As a result, this will encourage habits of mind that serve as the foundation for a variety of futures and spiritual growth.

Students will be encouraged and challenged to aspire to appreciate the impact and value of words in celebrating culture, traditions, beliefs and our community.

Director Of Learning
Contact Maria Kureczko

Knowledge Organisers
Year 7 English

Year 8 English

Year 9 English

KS4 English Language

KS4 English Literature

Curriculum Intent
Students will learn to become independently numerate with a deep understanding of mathematical concepts, including number, algebra, geometry, statistics and proportional reasoning. They will learn to apply these concepts to differing problems and gain an appreciation of the interconnectedness of mathematical principles. They will learn to apply numeracy skills to a variety of problem solving situations including real world context and purely abstract settings. Students will learn how mathematical principles will apply to their financial, domestic and vocational lives, including budgeting and planning for an event. Students will learn the value of numeracy as a transferable skill in future employment.

Students will learn how to use technology alongside mathematical understanding to determine solutions. The ability to use mathematical skills creatively in a range of circumstances will prepare them to lead a mathematically competent life in a wider world.

Students will learn how the advance of mathematics has furthered the progress of human civilization. They will learn about how individuals and cultures have contributed to mathematics and have an opportunity to use maths to understand real world problems with a moral context, such as climate change.

Director Of Learning
Contact Iain Lewis

Knowledge Organisers
Year 7 Maths

Year 8 Maths

Year 9 Maths

KS4 Maths Foundation

KS4 Maths Higher

Curriculum Intent
In Science, students will:

  • Learn key scientific content to enhance confidence and reduce any cultural gap.
  • Consider how scientific evidence can enhance wellbeing, and change the world for the better, with a focus on our response to the challenges of climate change.
  • Investigate scientific principles through engagement with practical science.
  • Evaluate information to enable them to make informed and safe choices.
  • Consider the ethical implications of scientific applications, and how these applications can best serve the community.
  • Reflect on Catholic social teaching and its implications for science.
  • Consider the impact on the promotion of scientific understanding, made by scientists from diverse cultures.
  • Encounter positive role models, who will promote engagement and motivate them to aspire to consider careers in science.

Director Of Learning
Contact Mala Mistry

Knowledge Organisers
Year 7 Science

Year 8 Science

Year 9 Biology

Year 9 Chemistry

Year 9 Physics

KS4 Combined Biology

KS4 Combined Chemistry (Foundation)

KS4 Combined Chemistry (Higher)

KS4 Combined Physics (Foundation)

KS4 Combined Physics (Higher)

KS4 Triple Biology

KS4 Triple Chemistry

KS4 Triple Physics

Curriculum Intent
All Businesses need enterprising leaders and employees to drive their organisations forward, to have ideas and initiatives to promote growth and to ensure that businesses survive in this fast- changing world. Enterprise is a key government focus, and is set to form an important part of the UK’s global economic status, both now and in the future. Enterprise skills provide a fantastic progression pathway into a number of roles in organisations and are transferable into all businesses and career choices

Students will learn key business concepts including entrepreneurship, market research and marketing/ promotion, business planning and finance

They will study these concepts using a variety of local and national contexts, learning how to use this knowledge to research, plan, pitch and review an enterprise.

They will learn to apply this knowledge, and consider the ethical implications of business and enterprise. They will discuss how businesses can best serve the community.  They will reflect on Catholic social teaching and its implications for business.

They will consider how running a business effectively can enhance wellbeing, and change the world for the better.

Director Of Learning
Contact Andy Fox

Knowledge Organisers
KS4 Business Studies

Curriculum Intent
GCSE Computer Science helps students think about how technology is created. It allows them to understand how people work together with computers to develop world changing programmes like Facebook, Spotify and eBay

Students will also develop the skills that colleges, universities and employers are looking for – and they’ll prove valuable for the rest of your life.

Students will learn key computing concepts including algorithms, programming and computer hardware.

They will study these concepts and learn how to use this knowledge to solve problems using computer technology.

They will learn to apply this knowledge, and consider the ethical implications of the world of computing, and how these computing can best help serve the community.  They will reflect on Catholic social and ethical teaching and its implications for computing.

They will consider how using computers effectively can enhance wellbeing, and change the world for the better.

Director Of Learning
Contact Andy Fox

Knowledge Organisers
Year 7 IT

Year 8 IT

Year 9 IT

KS4 IT

Curriculum Intent
Design, Engineering and Technology education gives our students the opportunity to develop key knowledge, skills, concepts and values which are applied to solve a range of different problems to improve daily life and the wider world. Students work in different contexts through a project based approach allowing them to explore their own thoughts and ideas.

Students develop knowledge, skills and expertise in;

  • Designing and Making skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of materials, tools and processes
  • Creativity and innovation and problem solving
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacture skills
  • Principles of health and nutrition and how to cook
  • Scientific and mathematical applications
  • Awareness of the environment and mankind’s impact

The nature of Technology based subjects is so diverse that all students can achieve success in some aspect. Students will be equipped to for many different paths and careers, allowing them to tackle real life problems. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Director Of Learning
Contact Alan Snell

Knowledge Organisers
Year 7 DT

Year 8 DT

Year 9 DT

KS4 Construction

KS4 Engineering Design

KS4 Engineering Manufacture

KS4 Food Prep and Nutrition

Curriculum Intent
The Humanities curriculum will provide our students with a wide reaching experience enabling our young people to grow in to well rounded, understanding human beings. They will be better equipped to interact with others and will develop a mature and understanding grasp of the world and its inhabitants.

Students will learn key transferable skills, such as critical evaluation, communication, debate, interpretation of media, extended writing to equip them for life in the world of study and work. Students will study a rich and varied curriculum covering over 1,000 years of History, Physical and Human Geography, Sociology and Psychology.

Humanities will reinforce the Catholic ethos of the school through its teaching of Catholic History, religious toleration and conflict resolution. Students will be educated about different cultures, experiences and traditions through the suite of subjects in Humanities. Our students will be educated about their world, past and present, its people and the environment in order to help them to make safe and informed choices as they grow.

Director Of Learning
Contact Jennifer Burton

Knowledge Organisers
Year 7 Geography

Year 8 Geography

Year 9 Geography

KS4 Geography

Year 7 History

Year 8 History

Year 9 History

KS4 History

KS4 Sociology

Curriculum Intent
The MFL curriculum will provide its students with a broad and detailed understanding of the world in which they live. Students will learn what it means to be a global citizen in today’s society – both in and out of the UK.

In keeping with the school’s Catholic ethos, the MFL curriculum teaches students about many other cultures, and demands that its students are respectful, and indeed celebratory, of the different cultures, traditions and countries about which they are taught. Students will learn about the key elements of other nations and the aspects which make up their national identity. This includes their history, geography, shared stories, festivals and traditions, Arts and music – all of which make up the rich heritage of the countries and languages taught.

Students will also study key aspects of Personal Development through the MFL curriculum. This includes online safety, the impact of technology in society, careers which require bilingualism, healthy living, social issues such as the environment, unemployment, charity etc. and all of these aspects are delivered within the framework of British Values.

Furthermore, the curriculum will teach its students the knowledge of one or two additional languages, enabling them to become powerful, articulate communicators in another language. Students will learn strong communication skills, and be able to express opinions on a range of topics in another language. In order to do this, students will learn key aspects of grammar – knowing how language works in both English and another language. They will learn extensive, specific vocabulary, and thereby gain confidence in expressing themselves in their speaking, writing and reading in another language. Students will learn how to listen to each other and to use this skill to further develop their own speaking skills – structuring debates and arguments.

Director Of Learning
Contact Emilie Burguin

Knowledge Organisers
Year 7 French

Year 8 French

Year 9 French Part 1

Year 9 French Part 2

KS4 Year 10 French

KS4 Year 11 French

Year 7 Spanish

Year 8 Spanish

Year 9 Spanish

KS4 Year 10 Spanish

KS4 Year 11 Spanish

Curriculum Intent
Students will experience and develop key skills such as coordination, cooperation, communication, creativity, fitness and well-being through a broad range of sports and physical activities.

They will study theses skills using a variety of different sporting experiences including net and wall, invasion games, gymnastics, outdoor adventurous activities, athletics and striking and fielding.

Students will learn to apply different techniques, tactics and skills across this variety of sports. Also embedding key morals in line with the ethos of the Catholic Community these will include respect, fair play, and sportsmanship. Giving them knowledge of how to improve their health and well-being for a lifelong participation in physical activities.

They will also be able to experience success and learn perseverance through exercise and competition giving them skills to cope with everyday life for social, physical and mental health.

Director Of Learning
Contact Nicola Mills

Knowledge Organisers
Year 7 PE

Year 8 PE

Year 9 PE

KS4 PE