Curriculum

“The curriculum is excellent and offers students appropriate courses that are very well matched to their needs.”

Ofsted

Key Stage 3

In KS3 all students study the following subjects as part of their curriculum:

  • Religious Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • French, German or Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Technology
  • PE
  • Learn 2 Learn
  • Information Literacy

Key Stage 4

All students study the following core subjects:

Religious Education (including Social Studies), English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science, PE, Enrichment

Pathway A

In addition to the core GCSEs, all students will take either Geography or History and also a modern foreign language (French, German or Spanish) plus two subjects from the list below:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Design & Technology - Food Technology
  • Design & Technology - Product Design
  • Geography
  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Computing

Pathway B

Students will study a combination of subjects including at least one GCSE in either a Modern Foreign Language, a humanities or Computing, alongside a BTEC option in Sport, Media or Business. They may also have timetabled Personalised Learning Support.

Key Stage 5

The majority of students will study the equivalent of 4 AS level qualifications in Year 12 and 3 A2 level qualifications in Year 13.

Students can choose from the following options:

  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • BTEC Science
  • Product Design
  • Geography
  • History
  • Media
  • BTEC Creative Media Production
  • Theatre Studies
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Government & Politics
  • Physical Education
  • BTEC Sport
  • Business
  • BTEC Business
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Health and Social Care
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • BTEC Performing Arts

All students also take part in a spiritual development programme of study.

Want to know more?

Please contact Mrs Homer (Assistant Head Teacher) by emailing shomer@stpaulscc.co.uk.