At St Joseph’s we are committed to delivering a curriculum that challenges pupils’ thinking and provides with a dynamic and transferable skillset.
The school recognises the importance of providing a needs-led, personalised curriculum for all our students. To ensure successful teaching and learning, teachers are expected to use all available information, including prior attainment and assessment data.
Teachers have access to lesson plan templates on the school network to use to prepare lessons and create lesson plan banks. Heads of Department routinely collect teacher planners to monitor effectively planning. These may be monitored at any time by the senior leadership team, particularly during lesson observations.
Key Stage 3 is covered in Years 7 and 8 and provides crucial stepping stones to the depth and breadth required at GCSE level.
GCSEs are covered in Year 9-11. During Year 8 pupils will make their GCSE choices. These are supported through our GCSE Pathways Programme. GCSE Pathways documents can be found below.