Our Curriculum has five Key Stones. We ensure that our subject curriculum plans incorporate all five in order to fulfil our Mission Statement.

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Curriculum Plans

Religious Education

Computer Science

Maths

MFL

English

Art & Photography

Performing Arts

Science

Business Studies

Geography

History

Child Development

Food & Nutrition

Physical Education

 

 

 


 

Reading is a big focus of SJCHS. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are read to each morning in an extended tutor time from a carefully selected list of books.

Years 10 and 11 have extra Maths and English during this time.

Year 7
Year 7 have 30 lessons: 4 English, 4 Maths, 2 PE, 3 RE, 3 Science, 3 French, 2 History, 2 Geography, 1 Computer Science, 1 RP, and 4 lessons of Art, Technology, Performing Arts or Food on alternative weeks. Year 7 also have a Current affairs/literacy lesson.
Students are organised into five teaching groups.

Year 8
Year 8 have 30 lessons: 4 English, 4 Maths, 2 PE, 3 RE, 4 Science, 3 Spanish, 2 History, 2 Geography, 1 Computer Science, 1 RP, and 4 lessons of Art, Design & Technology, Performing Arts or Food on alternative weeks.
Students are organised into five teaching groups.
Set five have one literacy lessons in place of one Spanish lesson.

Year 9
Year 9 have 30 lessons: 4 English, 4 Maths, 2 PE, 3 RE, 4 Science, 2 French, 2 History, 2 Geography, 1 Computer Science, 1 RP, 1 Business Studies and 4 lessons from our creative subjects (Art and Design, Fine Art, Applied Art, Design & Technology, Performing Arts, Media Studies, Food Technology) on alternative weeks.
Students are organised in to 5 teaching groups
Set five have one literacy lessons in place of one French lesson.

Year 10 and 11
Year 10 and Year 11 have 30 lessons including GCSE options. The core subjects are: English 5, Maths 5, Science 6, RE 3 and 1 PE. Each student has three options with 3 lessons each and 1 literacy lesson for sets 3-5. Sets 1 and 2 have an extra Science lesson.