Curriculum

The Curriculum at both Key Stages 3 and 4 is challenging, engaging and exciting, reflecting the particular needs of our pupils. The social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of our pupils and the promotion of fundamental British Values are at the heart of our learning experiences. These are explicit, not only in all subjects of the Curriculum, but also highlighted in Living Education lessons and in the four Christian Values Enrichment Days. On these days pupils undertake a wide range of creative and teambuilding activities and take part in educational visits based on encouraging tolerance and the understanding of different cultures and beliefs.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7&8) all pupils study; English, Mathematics, Science, French, Geography, German, History, Religious Education, Technology, Information and Computing, Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Physical Education, Learning to Learn, Citizenship and Living Education (Personal, Social, Health Education).

Key stage 4

At Key Stage 4 all pupils continue to study English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Science (either Combined Science or Separate Sciences), Religious Education, Physical Education (non-exam course), Citizenship and Living Education (PSHE). In Years 10 and 11 they must also study one of the following; History, Geography, Computing and a Modern Foreign Language. In Year 9 they must continue to study a Modern Foreign Language and either History or Geography.

In consultation with parents and staff, pupils in Years 9-11 can also choose two subjects at Key Stage 4 from any of the subjects below:

  • Art
  • Business Studies (Year 9 only)
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • French
  • Geography
  • Graphic Products
  • History
  • Vocational ICT
  • Media Studies (Years 10 and 11 only)
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Product Design
  • Textiles

Religious Education

Parents have the legal right to withdraw their children from Religious Education or collective worship. The Governing Body would be surprised and disappointed if any parent who had accepted a place in this Voluntary Aided Church of England High School were to do so. Any parent who does wish to exercise that right should contact the Headteacher.

Further information about the curriculum is shared at Information Evening and Option Evening. Individual enquiries should be directed to Deputy Headteacher for Curriculum:- chooley@saint-michaels.lancs.sch.uk.

Alternatively, please visit the Drop in Clinic.

 

Drop-in Clinic

Every Tuesday from 15.30 to 17.00

No appointment necessary