Salesian School

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Curriculum Framework

At Salesian we work hard to plan a fair and balanced curriculum which matches the needs of every single one of our students, from the moment they arrive in Year 7, all the way until they finish their Sixth Form studies. Below you can find an outline of what we offer. More information on individual subjects can be found:

  • within the navigation to the left hand side of this page.
     
  • for Key Stage 4, in the new 2017 Year 9 Option Booklet.

    (If you wish to print this document, you may find it easier to download a copy first. Right-click on the link and selected 'save target as' or 'save link as' to save it to your own computer.)
     
  • for older students, in the Sixth Form section.

Key Stage 3

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 study all of the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • RE
  • MFL: French or Spanish or Italian
  • PE
  • PSHE
  • Art
  • Technology – RMT, Graphics, Textiles, Food Technology and Electronics on rotation
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • IT
  • Music

All students will study a broad curriculum based on the above subjects with a view to choosing their option subjects at the end of Year 9. Classes are a mixture of streamed and mixed ability.

Key Stage 4

The curriculum at KS4 being followed by current Year 10 and 11 students (as of January 2015) comprises Core and compulsory subjects and Option subjects. For information about current Year 9 students preparing to start their GCSE courses in September 2015, please see the right-hand panel on this page.

Core and compulsory subjects (GCSE)

  • English: Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science: Double Award
  • RE
  • MFL: French or Spanish or Italian
  • PE (non examined)

Option subjects (GCSE)

Students choose three of the following

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • D&T: Food & Nutrition
  • D&T: Graphics
  • D&T: Resistant Materials
  • D&T: Textiles
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • IT
  • Music
  • PE (examined)
  • Triple Science

More information about all the subject offerings can be found in the Subjects area of the school website, or you can download the 2016 Options booklet which applies to the students sitting their GCSEs in May/June 2018. There is also Option support for students that the school deem to be in need of a slightly reduced curriculum.

Some subjects still have an element of Controlled Assessment (although this is being phased out) and this is centrally planned throughout the 2 year course. 

After completing their GCSEs, the vast majority of our Year 11 student chose to stay with us through to our Sixth Form at Highfield Road. A comprehensive programme of information evenings, open evenings and careers guidance, often with the opportunity to speak personally to a wide range of professionals, help them chose the path that is best for them.

Key Stage 4

The curriculum at KS4 comprises Core and compulsory subjects and Option subjects.

Core and compulsory subjects (GCSE)

  • English: Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science: Core ('Single') Award
  • RE
  • PE (non examined)

Option subjects (GCSE)

Students choose four further subjects to take: one from column A and three from column B. Note: students wishing to take 'triple' science will need to select this as one of their options.

Column A Column B
Languages: French  Languages: French
Languages: Italian  Languages: Italian
Languages: Spanish  Languages: Spanish
Geography  Geography
History  History
IT: Computer Science IT: You may choose one of these  Computer Science
   Cambridge Nationals
  Art
  Business Studies 
  Drama 
  Music 
  PE Full Course 
  Triple Science
  Technology
You may choose one of these
Catering
  Graphics
  Resistant Materials (RMT)
   Textiles

More information about all the subject offerings can be found in the Subjects area of the school website, or you can download the 2017 Year 9 Option Booklet. There is also Option support for students that the school deem to be in need of a slightly reduced curriculum.

Some subjects still have an element of Controlled Assessment (although this is being phased out) and this is centrally planned throughout the 2 year course. An example schedule (for students completing their GCSEs in 2015) can be downloaded here.

After completing their GCSEs, the vast majority of our Year 11 student chose to stay with us through to our Sixth Form at Highfield Road. A comprehensive programme of information evenings, open evenings and careers guidance, often with the opportunity to speak personally to a wide range of professionals, help them chose the path that is best for them.

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