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Curriculum

Sacred Heart High School is committed to providing a world class education for all students. Our mission statement recognises the value and worth of the individual pupil and it is this which lies at the heart of our Curriculum.  We view every individual as unique, and we encourage and support every student to become the very best version of themselves. 

Our broad and rich academic curriculum includes a range of different pathways, to suit the talents of all our students. We encourage our students to be independent thinkers, to challenge conventional wisdom and to take responsibility for their own learning, working with others and making an active contribution to the life of the school.

We actively promote engaging and dynamic student learning experiences shaped by best practice research, essential to securing successful outcomes for students of all abilities.   Assessment approaches which are creative, adaptive and vibrant are key to this process.  Successful learning occurs when learners have ownership of their learning, when they understand the goals they are aiming for; when crucially, they are motivated and have the skills to achieve success.

Effective assessment ensures that we remain true to our Mission Statement; 

‘Challenging and supporting each other to achieve our full potential and to develop gifts and talents for the service of other' and 'Creating a well ordered, stimulating, secure and encouraging learning environment…offering a broad and balanced curriculum which meets the needs of each student.’

The school recognises the essential role of the parent/carer in maximising pupil potential.  It strives, therefore to utilise every opportunity to share with parents, information and processes and to support each individual pupil.

A Levels/BTEC

A Level

In the Sixth form, students can choose from a range of 22 different A Level subjects.

All subjects listed below follow the Linear A level specification.

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • PE
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies in Philosophy and Ethics
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

BTec Award

  • Applied Science
  • Business Studies

GCSE/Key stage 4

All students study English literature, English language, maths, the sciences, RE and at least one foreign language up until GCSE. In Years 10 and 11 students choose to carry on up to three subjects from a wide range of humanities, language and creative art options.  

At GCSE/Key Stage 4, there is sufficient flexibility of choice to meet individual interests, thus maintaining all important breadth and interest. Students can choose a further three options from the following: 

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • PE
  • Spanish

Key stage 3

In Key Stage 3, students follow the full range of National Curriculum subjects.

This includes the following:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • RE
  • Geography
  • History
  • French
  • Design and Technology
  • Art
  • Music
  • IT
  • PE