Curriculum 2022 - 2023
- St Paul’s is a Catholic College.
- Our values- Achieving Excellence, Learning to Serve.
- Allows our students to be successful and achieve outstanding results.
- Understands the individual needs of all students and supports their educational journey in a safe and secure environment.
- The National Curriculum Requirements.
- Government reforms.
- Provides a broad and balanced experience and allows students to progress to the next Key Stage and prepares the young people in our care for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century world in which we live.
If you require any further information please contact Mr A Walsh.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01932 783811 Ext: 287
St Paul’s Catholic College is an 11-18 secondary school that provides education for students in key stage three, four and five.
We operate a weekly timetable with 30-50 minute lessons, 6 lessons per day. There is a tutor session at the end of period 2.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
This spans three years - Years 7, 8 and 9.
Years 7 and 8 Curriculum
All students in Years 7 and 8 study the following subjects:
|EBacc Subjects||Periods per week||Non-EBacc Subject||Periods per week|
|Spanish or French||3||Music||1|
|History||1||Design and Technology ||2|
| || ||Religious Studies||3|
Year 9 Curriculum
Year 9 will be a transition year starting to prepare students for KS4.
All students in Year 9 study the following subjects:
|Ebacc Subjects||Periods per week||Non-Ebacc subjects||Periods per week|
Spanish or French
|2 creative Arts subjects from: Art, Drama or Music (1 period per subject)|
DT, Food and Computer Science rotation
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
This spans 2 years - Years 10 and 11. All students study the core subjects of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Religious Studies, Science and Physical Education PLUS 3 option subjects.
Currently studying the full EBacc is not compulsory but all students must choose at least 1 optional EBacc subject as part of their GCSE programme.
Students follow one of two pathways best suited to their individual needs.
|All students study||Periods||Pathway A – 3 Options||Pathway B – 3 Options|
|English Language ||6||EBacc Option – Students choose 1 subject from:|
|EBacc Option – Students choose 1 subject from:|
|English Literature|| |
|Religious Studies||3||Students choose 2 subjects from:|
|Students choose 2 subjects from:|
BTEC Health & Social Care
Nurture – Curriculum Support
|Double or Triple Science|
|Physical Education (non - exam)||2|
| || ||All option subjects have 3 periods per week|
Key Stage 5 Curriculum
This spans Years 12 and 13. Students study 3 subjects from either academic or vocational qualications.
To study A levels students usually require a grade 6 at GCSE in their chosen A Level subject with a grade 7 for Maths.
Students may choose from the following subjects:
| A Level Programme ||Vocational Programme|
- Business Studies
- Computer Science
- Design Technology
- English Language
- English Literature
- Further Maths
- Media Studies
- Religious Studies
- Sport Studies
- BTEC Science Extended Certificate
- BTEC Business Extended Certificate and Foundation Diploma
- BTEC IT - Extended Certificate
- BTEC Sport Extended Certificate
- BTEC Health & Social Care Extended Certificate and Foundation Diploma
|See Sixth Form Section for further information|
Please find below St Paul's Catholic College Curriculum and Assessment Requirements Document together with our Year 8 Options Booklet. If you would like more information regarding the curriculum the school offers please contact Mrs Watkins (Associate Deputy Headteacher) at the school.
Subject Learning Journeys
Long Term Plans
These long term plans are a guide as to what content will be taking place in lessons each half term and are subject to change. If you have any questions about this content, please contact the appropriate Head of Department.
Key Stage 3
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Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
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