The curriculum at St. Peter’s has been designed to ensure all pupils develop academically, spiritually, morally, socially and physically. As part of the curriculum, the government expects schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. As a Catholic school, St. Peter’s embeds those values through its ethos and mission statement, which extends to all activities in school, within and outside the taught curriculum.

Independent Advice and Guidance (IAG) meetings are provided to all pupils in Y8-13 appropriate to the stage and age of pupils. These interviews are to ensure that pupils make informed choices at every stage and are in a position to make the next step into further or higher education, apprenticeships or employment. Careers education is delivered holistically as part of the Citizenship curriculum, during form times and by individual subject areas.

Further information about the curriculum will be made available to pupils when they make their subject choices for KS4 and KS5. If subject specific information is required, please contact the relevant subject leader. Any other enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Crees, Senior Assistant Headteacher (Finance, Curriculum and Timetabling).

 

Please see below for some links for  information on Remote Education Information for Parents and Carers:

In years 7, 8 and 9, all pupils study the statutory National Curriculum subjects; Mathematics, English, Science, MFL, Geography, History, Art and Design, Design Technology, Music and Citizenship in addition to the non-statutory subjects Drama, Religious Education, Personal Development and Computing. In the Spring Term of Year 9 pupils select which optional subjects they will study in Years 10 and 11.

In years 10 and 11, all pupils continue to follow a core programme of Mathematics, English Language and English Literature, Religious Education, Science, PE and Personal Development and Citizenship. At KS4 Science GCSEs are offered in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as Combined Science.

The majority of pupils will study the core curriculum plus:

  • A Modern Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish)
  • A humanities subject (History or Geography)

The following optional subjects are available:

  • A second humanities subject (History or Geography)
  • A second Modern Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish)
  • Art and Design
  • Business Studies
  • Catering
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Health and Social Care
  • Music
  • PE/Sport
  • Product Design (Resistant Materials or Textiles)
  • Sociology

Work experience is a vital part of Key Stage 4. It gives pupils an insight into the world of work and can help to influence post –16 choices and career plans. All Year 10 pupils spend a week taking part in Work Experience. Placements vary a great deal and have included experiences in the Army, offices, nurseries and schools, theatres, engineering companies, catering, journalism, archaeology, the RAF, banking, travel agencies and so on.

A wide range of subjects are offered at St. Peter’s Sixth Form. Pupils select three subjects to study over two years. All pupils have the option to study AS Level Core Maths in Y12. Pupils studying Mathematics may wish to study Further Mathematics as a fourth subject.

All pupils will study the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or Christian Living as part of their religious and vocational education. Pupils can choose from a range of enrichment activities, such as supporting in KS3 lessons, paired reading, peer mentoring/mediation or PE.

  • English and Film Studies
  • Mathematics and Computing
  • Science
  • Religious Education, Personal Development and Citizenship
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Physical Education
  • Art, Design and Technology
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Sciences and Business Studies

Extracurricular Activities Autumn Term 2022-2023

Research indicates that participation in extracurricular activities positively correlates with pupils’ development both academically and personally.

 

Pupils who participate in extracurricular activities:

  • have greater levels of academic achievement
  • improve their character development by giving them skills required for personal success, such as leadership skills, time-management skills, and the ability to accept constructive criticism
  • have increased self-esteem and resiliency
  • have cultivated their social development
  • experience the importance of community involvement

 

The benefits include increased confidence, a real aspiration to go onto higher or further education, more soft skills and a sense of wellbeing and belonging. Playing team sports, doing voluntary work, joining a club or singing in a band are also vital in developing networks.

 

The following comments have been made publicly:

  • One of the best things about school is being able to try out new things, whether that’s playing in the football team, learning to play the drums or joining the chess club.”
  • “Activities beyond the classroom inspire children to be part of a team, compete with others and give them a sense of pride.”
  • “For some, they help overcome shyness or a lack of confidence.”
  • “Extracurricular activities mean that pupils can learn soft skills such as listening to others, speaking well and problem solving.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • STEM club starting after October half term Location TBC, day TBC
  • Mask Club Starting after October half term Location D1.8, day TBC

 

 

School Field

Other

Monday

15:00 – 16:00

 

 

 

Tuesday

Lunchtime

 

 

KS3 DT Club (E1.3)

Tuesday

15:00 – 16:00

KS3 Girls Football

Years 9 and 10 Girls Netball

Year 7 Boys Football

KS3 Creative Writing Club (B1.6)

 

KS3 Food Club (G1.2)

Wednesday

15:00 – 16:00

 

Years 7 and 8 Girls Netball

Year 9 Boys Football

Year 10 Boys Football

KS3 Coding Club (B2.7)

 

Year 12 ‘International Committee/Club’ (B1.7).  To begin after October half term.

Thursday

15:00 – 16:00

Year 8 Boys Football

 

Year 11 Boys Football

KS3 Art Club (D1.6/D1.7)

 

Year 12 ‘International Committee/Club’ (B1.7).  To begin after October half term.

Friday

15:00 – 16:00

 

 

 

 

Activities

Subject Area

Lead Teacher(s) to contact for further details

KS3 Creative Writing Club

English

Miss Sudworth

KS3 Coding Club

ICT

Mr Branson

KS3 Food Club

DT – Catering

Mrs Morris-Walcott

KS3 Art Club

Art

Mrs Wesley-Worrall/ Mrs Griffin

KS3 DT Club

DT – Product Design

Mrs Sanders

Year 7 & 8 Girls Netball

PE

Mr McMahon

Year 9 & 10 Girls Netball

PE

Mr McMahon

KS3 Girls Football

PE

Mr McMahon

Year 7 Boys Football

PE

Mr McMahon

Year 8 Boys Football

PE

Mr McMahon

Year 9 Boys Football

PE

Mr McMahon

Year 10 Football

PE

Mr McMahon

Year 11 Boys Football

PE

Mr McMahon

Year 12 International Club/Committee

Sixth Form

Mr Clinton/ Miss Sudworth

STEM Club

Science

TBC

Mask Club

Science

Mr Kent

Curriculum Documents