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Qualification List and Curriculum Outline 2020-21

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Curriculum Statement 

We want all of our community to have equal opportunities to experience Life in all its fullness (John 10:10).

We encourage all community members to “be the best we can be in every aspect of our lives as we grow in the Christian virtues of Faith, Hope and Love (1 Corinthians 13)” so that they can go on to contribute to and serve the wider community.

Our ambitious offer gives every student access to a broad and balanced curriculum including a whole school work related learning program. Our world class business links allow us to build knowledge and skills for future learning and employment. All students follow an EBAC curriculum throughout Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9) including curriculum time dedicated to Art, Design and Technology, Music, Drama and PE. We have an effective options pathway for our students to ensure minimal changes to key stage 4 courses and higher levels of success rates. All students except for a very small cohort of complex SEND or Medical needs study a minimum of 8 GCSEs with the majority sitting 9. We have introduced the PIXL Them and Us Programme to support our pastoral programme through assemblies and during Form Time, focusing on ‘Being Kind, Respecting Others and Living without Harm.’ This programme is mapped out alongside the PSHCE programme which a member of staff has now been appointed to lead on for September 2019, including dedicated curriculum time for students to access a quality PSHCE Curriculum. Our curriculum is supported by a wide range of trips and visits which are intended to open the eyes of our students to experiences that they may not have had previously, especially for our disadvantaged students.

At St. Augustine’s the curriculum offer allows students to strive to be the best they can be. It is broad and, at the same time, personalised; it places emphasis on the basic skills that all citizens of the 21st Century need and offers challenge and fun. Qualifications cover the full range of abilities and pathways give direction to all students at the critical points of their education.

Our school recognises the importance of preparing students for the world of work and is really committed to helping all students develop their employability skills from the start in year 7. We have strong relationships with a variety of business partners who offer numerous activities in school and offsite.

We are members of renowned national schemes such as Business in the Community, The Tri- Borough Employability Passport, and Centre of Excellence in Finance Programme. Our business partners Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Lloyds Banking Group, Keepmoat, Marriott and Santander have enriched our curriculum through the delivery of exciting workshops and events which our students find extremely beneficial.

At KS3 all students follow a timetable made up of:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Spanish or French
  • Geography
  • PE
  • Religious Studies
  • Art
  • Food
  • Resistant materials
  • Graphics
  • Music
  • Literacy
  • History
  • Drama
  • Computing

At the end of year 9 students are able to make some guided choices relating to their curriculum.

The subjects they choose lead to GCSE, BTEC and Cambridge Nationals. Each is a two year course.

KS4 (including end of year 9)

All students study the core subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English Language & Literature
  • Combined Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Recreational PE

3 Optional subjects from:

  • Triple Science Spanish Psychology
  • Physical Education Art Catering
  • History Graphic Communication ICT OCR Cambridge National
  • Geography Design Technology Health & Social Care
  • French Music Business Studies
  • Prince's' Trust
  • Drama
  • Support
  • Computer Science