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Curriculum Intent

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20

At Stuart Bathurst Catholic High School we want to ensure that students develop spiritually and morally, understanding the school’s mission to serve each other through the teachings of Christ.  Our vision is for all of our students, regardless of background and circumstance, to make outstanding progress and achieve grades which will open the door to the future of their choice. Our aim is to offer students a curriculum that enables them ‘to do and be of their best’ in line with our school mission.

We want our students to be curious and develop a thirst for knowledge; we want them to be resilient and to value effort; we want them to understand that sometimes failure is an essential part of the learning process and to recognise that developing a positive, ‘can do’ attitude will help them to set and achieve aspirational goals. The classroom is at the heart of everything we do in Stuart Bathurst. If we are to achieve our vision, we need to ensure that we are developing a thirst for knowledge in all of our students.

We believe that this success comes from students being experts in the disciplines that they study. Their expertise will be achieved through our ambitious sequenced curriculum, our classroom pedagogy and the teaching of deep knowledge by highly skilled and knowledgeable subject experts. We want our students to think, speak and read and write like academic scholars.

At KS3 students will study:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • PE
  • RE
  • Science
  • Catholic Values PHSE

Our students are offered qualifications at GCSE that universities and employers value, and we encourage students to study for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

At GCSE students will study the core subjects as indicated (C)and will be offered the opportunity to study  the  options in other subjects indicated by (O)following subjects - All students will follow a programme in Catholic Values PHSE:

  • English(C)
  • Mathematics(C)
  • Science(C)
  • French(O)
  • History(O)
  • Geography(O)
  • Religious Education(C)
  • Art (O)
  • Business Studies (O)
  • Computer Science (O)
  • Music(O)
  • Drama(O)
  • Physical Education (C)
  • GCSE PE (O)
  • Catholic Values PHSE 

The EBacc is made up of:

  • English
  • Maths
  • The Sciences (including Computer Science)
  • History or Geography
  • French

The school has a thriving Sixth Form with an emphasis on a wide variety of academic and applied courses at Advanced levels.

The subjects offered at A Level include:

English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Geography, RE, Psychology, Business Studies, Computer Science, Art, PE, Media, Drama and Further Mathematics.

Other Level 3 courses include:

IT C.Technical, Business C.Technical, Digital Media C.Technical, Music BTEC, Health and Social Care BTEC and Performing Arts BTEC.

Click on the individual subject pages for a more in-depth look at what is studied across Key Stages.