Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum aims to inspire dynamic, life-long learners  and global leaders  who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to be: creative thinkers, curious enquirers, proactive analysts, supportive challengers, and resilient problem-solvers. Through varied oppo...

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** (12 lessons per fortnight) Physical Education (4 lessons per fortnight) Social, Moral and Spiritual Education (1 lesson...

PSHE

KS3 PSHE Termly Lesson Overview Years 7-9 pupils receive 1 hour a fortnight of PSHE lessons. They rotate between 3 areas recommended and mapped by the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study. They are Health & Wellbeing, Living in the Wider World a...

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 can...

Art & Design

The faculty of D&T / Art / Food aim to take students on a creative journey where they select, use and understand a variety of skills, techniques, materials, and media. During this journey they will gain life-long confidence, independence and ...

Business Studies

The ICT / Drama / and Business Studies faculty aim to develop a curriculum that considers, and is relevant to, students' context. Students will grow in self-confidence through their learning, using skills of enquiry and developing a natural curiosity. Pupils ...

Computing and ICT

The ICT / Drama / and Business Studies faculty aim to develop a curriculum that considers, and is relevant to, students' context. Students will grow in self-confidence through their learning, using skills of enquiry and developing a natural curiosity. Year ...

D&T Food and Textiles

The faculty of D&T / Art / Food aim to take students on a creative journey where they select, use and understand a variety of skills, techniques, materials, and media. During this journey they will gain life-long confidence, independence and ...

D&T Product Design & Engineering

The faculty of D&T / Art / Food aim to take students on a creative journey where they select, use and understand a variety of skills, techniques, materials, and media. During this journey they will gain life-long confidence, independence and ...

Drama

The ICT / Drama / and Business Studies faculty aim to develop a curriculum that considers, and is relevant to, students' context. Students will grow in self-confidence through their learning, using skills of enquiry and developing a natural curiosity. Pupils ...

English

The role of English , we believe, is to make students think, reflect, and question - in ways that will ensure that they can become confident and effective members if, and contributors to, any community of which they are a part of: now and in the future. ...

Geography

The role of Humanities is to educate students to be able to independently question and challenge statements, investigate and form judgements, and explain and justify conclusions. They will achieve this through a rounded knowledge of the world, past ...

History

The role of Humanities is to educate students to be able to independently question and challenge statements, investigate and form judgements, and explain and justify conclusions. They will achieve this through a rounded knowledge of the world,...

Languages

Using Extensive Processing Instruction (E.P.I) pupils will become fluent users of French and German.   They will learn through listening and reading, and will develop autonomy, automaticity, spontaneity and fluency.  The lessons will open their ey...

Maths

We believe Mathematics is essential for everyday life and understanding our world. It is also essential to Science, Technology and Engineering, and advances in these fields on which our economic future depends. It is therefore fundamentally important ...

Music

The Music department aims to equip students with an understanding of, and an acceptance of, music from different cultures and countries, whilst improving confidence and ability when performing and composing their own music. Music topics include ...

Religious Education

The role of Humanities is to educate students to be able to independently question and challenge statements, investigate and form judgements, and explain and justify conclusions. They will achieve this through a rounded knowledge of the world,...

Physical Education

The PE department aims to equip students with an understanding of, and acceptance of, health and fitness, and respect & teamwork, whilst enabling them to build character through participation in physically demanding activities. Pupils will take ...

Science

Our Science curriculum aims to inspire future generations of scientists though a love of asking questions, solving global problems, analysing and evaluating information and ideas. We believe that developing innovative and creative scientists will...