Curriculum

The Curriculum at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 is challenging, engaging and exciting, and is designed to meet the particular needs of our pupils, as well as to offer a firm foundation for success beyond GCSE level.  The Lasallian ethos of our school ensures that the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of our pupils, and the promotion of fundamental British values are implicit and explicit in all subject areas, as well as in PSHCE lessons and via extra-curricular experiences and trips outside of the academic curriculum.

Key Stage 3 – Years 7 & 8

At Key Stage 3 all pupils study English, mathematics, science, Spanish, geography, history, religious education, technology, computing, art, music, drama, physical education & dance, and PSHCE. Pupils are set for maths, English and science only. Any student who arrives in year 7 below the expected level of literacy and/or numeracy will receive help and support through our intervention programme on either a one-to-one or small group basis.

Key Stage 4 – Years 9, 10 & 11

At Key Stage 4 all pupils continue to study English language and English literature, mathematics, science, religious education, physical education (core), and PSHCE. Pupils are then guided to follow a pathway which will normally include a modern foreign language (French or Spanish), a humanities subject (geography or history) and a further 2 or 3 subjects from art, PE (GCSE), photography, food, graphics, manufacturing, resistant materials, music, dance, drama, IT and computing.

The options process begins in Year 8 and is introduced with a parental meeting in January.  All resources for this process are available from January onwards via the school website.

 

Further information about the curriculum is available via the learning area links below, or by contacting Mr Paul Ross via email at delasalle@sthelens.org.uk or by telephone on 01744 20511.