Our approach to Curriculum and Learning

At St Peters Catholic College we believe that in order to allow our pupils to be successful in the challenging and competitive world around us, they must achieve their academic potential.

But learning is more than that. Our curriculum is designed around our core principles to ensure that our pupils can successfully experience a wide range of subjects throughout KS3 before making informed choices about their GCSE pathway.

At Key Stage 3, our curriculum is rigorous, challenging and engaging with regular opportunities to demonstrate their understanding and their mastery. We use a range of strategies to assess pupils’ understanding as we only assess with purpose. We believe that the learning and the progression through our curriculum is the most important part of a pupils’ journey.

At St Peter’s Catholic College we ensure that our pupils value the importance of reading as it enhances understanding but also the importance of reading for pleasure. Our newly developed library ensures that the climate and resources for reading are readily available.

Our curriculum incorporates whole child education giving opportunity to raise aspirations through ensuring opportunities to visit Higher Education establishments and through a diverse and rich programme of enrichment activities.

At Key Stage 4, pupils can study a range of academic subjects to allow them to achieve the full EBacc as we believe there are no limitations to success. The courses and pathways have a flexibility in order to place the child at the centre of their educational journey. The College aims to help pupils to prepare for higher education in an environment which combines academic rigour, personal development and the enhancing of social aspects of learning. All pupils will study GCSEs in Core subjects that include English Language, English Literature, Maths, Science and RE; PE and PSHE+ are also compulsory although are not examined. Pupils can the chose to study GCSEs in French, History, Geography, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Computer Science and Photography. Additional vocational subjects that can be selected in Key Stage 4 include BTEC Music, BTEC Sport, BTEC Health and Social Care and Cambridge Nationals iMedia.


For more information please contact:

Mrs K Rafferty

e: [email protected]

tel: 01642 453462