Key Stage 3
On entry to the school pupils are placed in one of six mixed ability registration groups each of which has its own House identity. The pupils are also organised into seven teaching groups of broad bands by ability and then set in ability groups for Mathematics. At the end of Year 7 or Year 8 the pupils will ideally, be also set for English lessons. In Years 7, 8 and 9 children follow a broad common course which gives a wide range of experience via contact with all conventional school subjects.
Key Stage 4
In Years 10 and 11 each pupil’s programme is made up of compulsory subjects and optional subjects leading to the GCSE examination. The core subjects are Religious Education, English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science & Physical Education. In addition the pupils choose three ‘option’ subjects. Careful guidance is given with regard to choosing optional subjects. Children are strongly encouraged to follow a broad curriculum and to choose a balanced programme which should include a humanities subject.
Key Stage 4 Options which are available for 2017/2018. All are examined as GCSE or Level 2 subjects.
Health and Social Care
Information and Communication Technology
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Key Stage 5
Years 12 and 13 students follow a course in Religious Education and take part in Physical Education or Community Service. The vast majority also take part in a Modern Foreign Language course. The school offers excellent provision of A level and Level 3 courses in a wide range of subjects.
|Theology||English Language||English Literature||Mathematics||Further Mathematics|
|French||German||Spanish||Design & Technology||Theatre Studies|
The school prepares pupils for GCSE, Level 2, A Level and Level 3 qualifications, approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).
Residential or day visits which support the curriculum or spiritual well being of students are considered to be of great value and are encouraged where possible.
Approach to Curriculum
St Mary’s Catholic High School’s approach to the curriculum is to focus on ensuring the progress and attainment of all pupils, ensuring the achievement of academic excellence and a holistic education.
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