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The Curriculum

The curriculum in St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s has been organised to provide a broad, balanced, relevant and coherent experience for each pupil.

KEY STAGE 3 (YEARS 8–10)

All pupils follow a common programme for the first three years.

Subjects include:

Art & Design, Careers (Year 10), Drama, English, French, Geography, History, Home Economics, ICT, Learning for Life and Work, Mathematics, Music, P.S.E., Physical Education, Religious Education, Science and Technology.

KEY STAGE 4 (YEARS 11–12)

Our curricular provision at Key Stage 4 is under review with the aim of increasing flexibility and choice to optimise the academic achievement of all our students.

Subjects currently on offer:

Art & Design, Business Studies, Child Development, English, English Literature, French, Geography, History, Home Economics, ICT, ITQ, Learning For Life and Work, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Occupational Studies in Business & Services and Construction, P.E., Spanish, Science, Religious Education, Double Award Science and Technology & Design.  

All pupils in Years 11 and 12 have 2 periods of Physical Education and a time-tabled PSE period each week.

Progress and Reporting

Progress in all subjects is regularly monitored and parents informed at key dates over the course of the year. We have a system of tracking and reporting to parents. There are four sets of assessments and tests in the school year. They are set at:

Tracking 1 Tracking 2 Tracking 3 Whole School Tests
17th October 2016 7th December 2016 27th February 2017 25th May 2017

Reports will be issued following each period of tracking. There will be an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress at the annual Parent Teacher Meetings.