Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum at St John's is balanced, relevant and personalised, ensuring progression and continuity for every student. Our central purpose is to ensure that all children achieve the highest standards of which they are capable. These standards a...

Key Stage 3

Year 7 Year 7 is the first year of the students’ Key Stage 3 studies and is a crucial time in a young person’s education as it sees the transition from primary to secondary school. It is a challenging time, both academically and socially, for the...

Key Stage 4

Year 10 Year 10 is the first year of the students’ preparation for the Level 2 examinations. It is a very important year when firm foundations are set and during which course work in many subjects is started. Modular courses in Science, Maths, M...

Key Stage 5

At St John School we know that every student who walks through our door is special and has unique talents. We aim to discover and nurture these abilities, encouraging students to develop and showcase them, both in the classroom and through extra-curricular ...

Options

  English Language and English Literature (8 lessons per fortnight) Mathematics (8 lessons per fortnight) Science (Dual certification - 2 GCSEs) (9 lessons per fortnight) Physical Education (4 lessons per fortnight) Social,...

Sixth Form

Our aim is to help each individual student succeed in their aspirations and achieve their best possible exam results. This is achieved through having a staff of highly dedicated and enthusiastic teachers together with small classes where students...

SMSC

Pupils will learn about a diverse range of current affairs and subjects that directly affect their day-to-day life including E-Safety: rights and responsibilities of being an online citizen, including personal security; Physical development, growth...

Art & Design

Pupils will be able to explore their creativity and develop techniques with art. Topics being covered throughout the year by pupils include typography, logos and graphic design, portraits, and researching well known artists from different periods....

Business Studies

Pupils will learn about what business is, what entrepreneurs do and how businesses plan and organise their activities. Topics include production/operations, marketing, human resources, accounting and finance. Learn about the Business Studies curriculum...

Computing and ICT

Following the key stages of the curriculum, pupils will develop knowledge of computer networks, components and programming with practical activities. Topics include E-safety, healthy eating and calculating ‘food miles’, editing digital content to ...

D&T Food and Textiles

Food technology is studied, with food preparation, cooking and learning about where food comes from. Learn about the Design and Technology curriculum and how homework is set below: Year 7 Term 1 Students will firstly receive...

D&T Product Design & Engineering

A wide range of topics involving resistant materials is covered throughout the curriculum, including learning about the different types of materials and their uses; designing and creating with CAD and lasers, milling machines. Learn more about the...

Drama

Pupils will focus on a wide variety of dramatic and creative topics, exploring different styles of drama/theatre and storytelling. Pupils will look at improvisation, costume design, set design and scripts. Learn about the Drama curriculum and how...

English

Pupils will read a variety of poetry, prose and drama texts by a range of modern and classic writers. They will read diverse texts by authors such as Shakespeare and Coleridge, and study non-fiction. Students will be expected to analyse and discuss...

Geography

Lessons cover the weather and climate; rivers and coasts and their geographical features; ecosystems; migration; natural hazards like volcanoes; and global health. World development and population are also covered. Learn about the Geography curriculum...

History

Topics covered in the curriculum include historically important periods and civilisations such as the Romans, Medieval times, The Stuarts, Civil War, and World War II to name just a few. Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of...

Languages

From the basics of learning numbers and the alphabet, pupils will develop their vocabulary and linguistics, and reading skills. Throughout the curriculum, pupils will increase their conversational skills as well as learning about French and German...

Maths

The Mathematics curriculum covers more than just the basic calculations. Students, according to ability, will learn important topics including statistics, fractions, percentages and probability, formulae, algebra and analysing data. There are maths...

Music

Music topics include the study of chord structures, melodies, major and minor; World music and musical genres from different cultures plus musical instruments such as guitar and piano. Pupils will learn about different groups and ensembles, and will...

Religious Education

The principal aim of RE is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to...

Physical Education

Pupils will take part in numerous activities from Basketball to Rugby, Swimming to Gymnastics, Athletics to Tennis. There are extra-curricular activities in football, rugby, fitness and netball. Year 7 Term 1 September - October:...

Science

Pupils will learn about a number of interesting topics throughout the curriculum on top of the standard chemistry, physics and biology. They will learn about energy and electricity, plants and photosynthesis, gravity and space, habitats and food....