Here at St Joseph’s there is a rich tradition of academic success stretching back many years. GCSE results bear this out, but it is the Firm Foundation laid from Year 7 that ensures this success. Students are provided with a rich variety of curricular choices from their first day in Year 7, and these only develop as they move through the school.
In Year 7 pupils will study the Core subjects of English, Maths and Science, alongside History, Geography, Religious Studies, French, PE, Games, Music, Food Technology, Design Technology, Textiles, Art and ICT/Computing. This rich curriculum allows them to find areas they are skillled in, and use this confidence to help them in areas they may find more of a challenge.
In Year 8 students enjoy the addition of Spanish to their timetable, while Year 9 sees Science separated into Physics, Chemistry and Biology as students make their Options choices. These are tailored to pupil preferences, and change year on year, as we construct a bespoke Options block unique to the needs of each year group. We have recently introduced the option for some students to drop either one or both Modern Foreign Languages in Year 9 in order to concentrate on literacy and numeracy skills.
Additional GCSE choice subjects include Digital Photography and Economics, and there is the option to select from either Separate Sciences or to study Combined Science. We can also cater for those with reduced timetables as required.
The breadth of the curriculum offered is quite remarkable given the number of pupils in each of our year groups. We are very happy indeed to discuss this with any prospective parents, and are always available for meetings at times that are convenient. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
Current parents can contact any member of staff using their email address, composed of email@example.com. Please note this in itself is not a vaild email and so you will unfortunately receive no reply.