Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ

Curriculum

Key Stage 3 (years 7 to 9)

On entry to Year 7, students are guided to study Latin or raise their literacy levels depending on their specific needs. PSHE, Citizenship and CEIAG are delivered through Themed Days.

Students study one modern foreign language in Year 7 and follow this language through to GCSE. There are opportunities to study a second foreign language for more able students.
There are a number of extra-curricular booster classes at KS3 designed for individual students who have been identified as requiring additional support to achieve their targets in literacy and numeracy.

Subjects taught in years 7 to 9

Art, Citizenship, Computer Science, Design and Technology, English, French or Spanish, Geography, History, Latin or Literacy, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, Religious Education and Science

Key Stage 4 (years 10 and 11)

From year 10 students follow a pathway of curriculum choices which match their potential achievement, culminating in GCSE exam entries for the majority of students in at least 8 subjects (including English and Maths). For students for whom GCSE entry is not appropriate we offer a range of alternative Level 1 and 2 qualifications, and bespoke curriculum pathways.

Subjects offered in years 10 and 11:

Compulsory: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Double Award Science, Religious Education, Core PE

Recommended: French, Geography, History, Spanish

Optional: Art, Business, Computer Science, Drama, Food Technology, Latin, Music, Physical Education,  Resistant Materials, Sociology, Triple Science

Support options: Additional English and Maths. Entry Level English, Mathematics, Science, and Humanities. Certificate of Personal Effectiveness, BTEC ICT and BTEC Home Cooking.

Key Stage 5 (years 12 and 13)

From year 12 students following a largely A level programme matched to meet their Higher Education and future career aspirations. GCSE English resit and GCSE Mathematics resit are compulsory for students who have not attained at least a grade '4' at GCSE. Where appropriate vocational and/or Level 2 qualifications may be offered. In addition to the following options, all students follow a programme of core studies which include Religious Education, Supervised Study, preparation for Higher Education, Work Experience and Community services activities. The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is also available where appropriate.

Subjects offered in years 12 and 13:

Applied Science, Art Graphics, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Creative Writing, Economics, English Literature, French, Further Maths, Geography, Government and Politics, Health and Social Care, History, Latin, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Spanish.