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

 

Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intents for other subjects are currently being reviewed with a focus on the Literacy priorities in school and will be updated for January 2023.

 

Curriculum Plans

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 R.E during this time.

Year 7
Year 7 have 30 lessons: 3 English, 4 Maths, 2 PE, 3 RE, 3 Science, 3 Spanish, 2 History, 2 Geography, 1 Reading, 1 Literacy 1 Computer Science, 1 RP and 4 lessons of Art, Engineering, Performing Arts, Music or Food across two weeks.
Students are organised into four teaching groups.

Year 8
Year 8 have 30 lessons: 3 English, 4 Maths, 2 PE, 3 RE, 3 Science, 3 Spanish, 2 History, 2 Geography, 1 Reading, 1 Literacy 1 Computer Science, 1 RP and 4 lessons of Art, Engineering, Performing Arts, Music or Food across two 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: 3 English, 4 Maths, 2 PE, 3 RE, 3 Science, 3 Spanish, 2 History, 2 Geography, 1 Reading, 1 Literacy 1 Computer Science, 1 RP and 4 lessons of Art, Engineering, Performing Arts, Music or Food across two weeks.
Students are organised into five teaching groups
Set five have one literacy lessons in place of one Spanish 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.