Overview

At St Thomas More RC College we offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced, is relevant and engaging and enables all pupils to achieve their full potential. Our curriculum seeks to develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of every pupil and equip them with the qualifications and personal qualities to enjoy successful lives. We emphasise the important values that characterise living in modern Britain and ensure our pupils understand the responsibilities of good citizenship. 

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Key Stage 3

Year 7

On entry to St Thomas More RC College, pupils are placed into form groups under the care of a form tutor. There is a Pupil Achievement Leader who is responsible for each year group. The college has well-established links with our feeder primary schools and the programme of integration enables smooth transition from primary to secondary phase. Pupils are placed into their form groups after consultation with their primary school teachers. The forms are made up of an equal mix of pupils of all abilities. Pupils are taught in these form groups throughout Year 7 for most subjects. However, in Mathematics, Science and English pupils are organised into sets within two parallel bands based on ability. National Curriculum guidelines are followed in all subjects.

Year 8 & 9

The pattern of the curriculum in Years 8 and 9 is similar to Year 7. However Modern Foreign Languages is also taught from now on in ability sets within the bands.

A thorough Information, Advice and Guidance programme in Y9 ensures all our pupils choose courses which give a broad and balance curriculum suited to their aptitudes and abilities. All pupils are entered for appropriate examinations in the subjects they study at Key Stage 4. 
Our pupils are encouraged towards good learning habits and self-discipline which we believe will serve them well in a rapidly changing society.   
 

Key Stage 4

All pupils study a Level 2 qualification in Religious Education, Mathematics, English and Science and follow a programme in Physical Education, Computing and Citizenship, PHSE and Careers. Additionally pupils are able to choose from a wide range of GCSE and vocational courses including Art, Computing, Drama, French, Food, Geography, German, History, ICT, Life Skills, Media, Music, PE, Product Design, Triple Science and Textiles.