The Saint Augustine's RC High School Curriculum...

Is broad and balanced - Students will develop intellectually, creatively, socially and physically. All students have the opportunity to follow all subjects of the national curriculum at KS3. While some subjects may bring GCSE topics forward into KS3 the school does not believe that early option choices encourages a broad and rich curriculum experience.

Is suited to the wide range of needs of our pupils - All students follow courses that are accessible yet suitably challenging to allow them to fulfil their potential. Additional resources will be provided for those pupils who find the curriculum most challenging.

Provides enjoyment, boosts self-esteem and raises aspirations - The curriculum motivates all students to want to learn and succeed. It allows the God-given variety of gifts and talents to flourish for all pupils. This incorporates a full extra-curricular programme that encourages students to take part in the wider life of the school.

Promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development - All students will develop as confident young Catholic adults who will play an active part in society as well-rounded citizens through the totality of their educational experience.

Encompasses the acquisition of personal, learning and thinking skills - All subjects will emphasise the importance of these skills through cross-curricular activities, developing resilience, independence, curiosity and engagement.

Emphasises the importance of Literacy and Numeracy - All students are able to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in Literacy and Numeracy in all subject areas as well as through discrete lessons in English and Maths.

Prepares young people for the future - All students will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and understanding to achieve as highly as possible at Key Stage 4 which in turn will allow them to access the courses and qualification routes that best suit them.


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Design Technology
Food & Nutrition | Design Technology
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Physical Education
Boys | Girls | GCSE & Sports Studies

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KS3 | KS4
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French | Spanish
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Curriculum Overview | A Guide for Parents




School Year Overview

St Augustine's follows the national curriculum set down by the govement but there is much more to what we offer than simply meeting legal requirements. We believe that, given the right curriculum and learning opportunities, every young person can succeed. 

Year 7 Curriculum Overview | Year 8 Curriculum Overview | Year 9 Curriculum Overview | Year 10 Curriculum Overview | Year 11 Curriculum Overview



Year 9 Options

It may seem like no time at all since your child first set foot into St Augustine's and yet here they are in Year 9 having to select their GCSE options already. You can help them make the right choice by discussing future career pathways and option choices. 

Letter from Mr Holden (Deputy Headteacher - Curriculum)

Options Booklet 2021