At St Joesph’s College we offer a broad and dynamic curriculum that allows students to broaden their knowledge, develop their talents and foster a lifelong love of learning.
Children take their first exciting steps into school life. Social, language and physical skills are rapidly developing, and are nurtured through play and game based activities. Underpinning the curriculum is an emphasis on promoting the Characteristics of Effective Learning: play and exploration; active learning and critical thinking. These are attributes which enable children to flourish as curious, resilient, independent learners.
Reception, Year 1 & 2 Curriculum
Reception builds on the firm foundation established in Pre-Reception. Inspired by a balance of play and more formal, adult-led learning, children’s Reading, Writing and Mathematical understanding takes off and soars. Children are encouraged to be active learners who do not give up when faced with challenge and are willing to try new activities or experiences.
Year 3 to 6 Curriculum
Pupils in Years 3 – 6 enjoy a varied and exciting curriculum with lessons taught by their form tutor and subject specialists. Class sizes are small which enables children to be supported and challenged in a nurturing environment.
The Year 7 & 8 Curriculum
provides an important foundation for moving on to GCSEs, with a wide range of subjects offered and an emphasis on inspiring a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge.
The Year 9 Curriculum
builds on Years 7 and 8 but allows pupils the option of choosing four optional subjects, to provide a more personalised curriculum.
Years 10 and 11
all students study the core subjects of Mathematics, English, Science (Double or Triple) and Religious Studies. Students can choose up to four additional GCSE subjects that reflect their interests and abilities.
The Sixth Form
offers a broad curriculum of A Level subjects which are respected by universities and employers. The high level of in-depth study required at A Level ensures that students are suitably prepared for study beyond school. Students typically take three A Levels plus the Extended Project Qualification over two years.