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The School Curriculum

Please note: All parent/carers receive a curriculum booklet at the start of each academic year (KS3-5) as well as a copy of their daughter’s targets for the year. Parent/carers will also receive an Assessment booklet which outlines the transition programme from the old levels to the new levels system.

At St Julie’s Catholic High School, the Governing Body, the Head Teacher and all staff aim to provide a safe, secure yet challenging and inspiring environment where every student is encouraged to aim for the highest standards of achievement and success in whatever he or she does.  We encourage all students to embrace the many varied learning opportunities that are provided both in the classroom and outside it whilst developing an enthusiasm for learning that remains with them for life.  The curriculum supports the aims of the school and the mission of St Julie’s words to ‘let them be taught what is necessary for life’.

What curriculum do we offer?

All students have access to a broad and balanced range of courses relevant to their needs. The curriculum aims to fulfil the legal requirements of the National Curriculum and RE with pathways which are developed at both Key Stages 4 and 5 to offer a more personalised curriculum that is student focused and flexible.  The curriculum promotes the differentiation of learning and teaching through setting of students according to ability, supporting the least able whilst stretching and challenging the most able.  In some courses students are taught in mixed-ability teaching groups across Key Stages 3 and 4.

In addition to the “fixed curriculum” there is an extensive range of extra-curricular activities (clubs, study visits, enrichment programmes and charity projects) and other planned experiences to enhance the curriculum offer and to make learning at St Julie’s Catholic High School memorable, enjoyable and successful.

At St. Julie’s Catholic High School, we believe that all students are entitled to an education that will enable them to develop their full potential by finding appropriate challenge in the learning environment.  All our students have individual needs which put personalised learning at the heart of teaching and learning. “Let them be taught what is necessary for life.” St Julie’s Catholic High School is committed to providing a challenging curriculum for every student.  We will also provide opportunities to identify and in turn nurture those who are more able or require specific support.

Specific groups of students such as: Most Able, Free School Meal (Disadvantaged Students), Special Education Needs and English as an Additional Language will be supported using a range of strategies. Most able students will be supported daily within their classroom environment through stretch and challenge activities and differentiation. The SEN Department will support students with identified learning needs as well as continued support within their classroom environment. FSM students who are eligible for Pupil Premium will receive support which enables them to make progress from Key Stage 2 to 4.