Curriculum"Teaching is inspiring, exciting and creative."
"Achievement is outstanding because students make rapid progress in all subject areas."
ASPIRE TO BE MORE
St Joseph’s is proud of its Science and Maths Specialism and its culture built on traditional values and the pursuit of excellence.
We seek to provide the highest quality teaching and expect the highest standards of work and behaviour. All students agree aspirational targets which will challenge them to unlock their potential. Meticulous and regular monitoring of progress encourages and assists students in meeting these challenges and keeps parents engaged in the all-important combination of home and school support.
St Joseph’s has a broad and balanced curriculum which is diverse and motivational and continually evolving to meet the needs of a dynamic society.
Please click the relevant subject links for further information on our curriculum.
(Please note these pages are in the process of being updated for the coming year to include the changes to GCSE and A level qualifications)
Religious Studies GCSE
English Language GCSE
English Literature GCSE
French or Spanish GCSE
Art and Design
DT Home Economics
DT Product Design
Please click here to view the GCSE examination information
Please click below to see the Key Stage 5 examination information
CROSS CURRICULAR EVENTS
In addition to the traditional curriculum a wide range of cross curricular and theme based activities take place each year, enhancing the usual selection of subjects and lessons and giving students the opportunity to focus on a particular project and work in different learning groups.
The school places great emphasis on independent learning which is regularly set and marked. Students in Year 7 should expect approximately one hour of independent learning every evening, gradually increasing to at least fifteen hours per week in the Sixth Form. Independent learning is an opportunity for a student to develop independent study skills and self- reliance, both of which are invaluable when studying for GCSE and A Level.