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Learning

Curriculum Information

School contact: Dr M Hargreaves, Deputy Headteacher

Learning time: 25 teaching hours per week as one hour lessons, plus a form/assembly time of 20 minutes. In this time, aspects of PSHE and citizenship may be covered. During the course of a school year, a number of days are identified for cross thematic work, mainly covering aspects of PSHE, citizenship and careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in relation to progression to post-16 learning. Each year group has an annual Review and Progress Day (RAP day) tailored to suit the needs of pupils on an annual basis. For example, in Year 11, the RAP day focusses on progress and CEIAG to support post-16 learning applications.

The school’s core curriculum, throughout all years, is:

  • Religious Education (GCSE level - Edexcel, option A)
  • English (GCSE level - English Language and English Literature AQA)  
  • Maths (GCSE level - AQA)
  • Science (GCSE level - AQA)
  • Physical Education (non-examined lessons)
  • PSHE (covered across the curriculum and on specifically identified occasions)

Other subjects in Years 7 – 9, key stage 3, are:

  • Geography
  • History
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Technology (including food technology)
  • Computer Science 
  • Art
  • Citizenship is currently taught throughout all subjects

Option choice subjects (for start in 2019) for Year 10 in key stage 4 are:

  • Art and Design AQA, 
  • Computer Science Edexcel
  • Food and Nutrition AQA
  • Drama AQA
  • Design and Technology AQA
  • French AQA
  • Spanish AQA
  • Geography AQA
  • History Edexcel
  • Music OCR & BTEC
  • PE AQA
  • Key Skills (ASDAN)
  • Science (either Combined Science AQA or the three sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics AQA)
  • Media Studies AQA
  • iMedia ("Vocational Computing" - Cambridge National)
  • Sport Studies ("Vocational PE" - Cambridge National)

Further information can be found in our Options booklet available on this site.

© St Gabriel's Roman Catholic High School 2019