Curriculum

Key Stage 3

The aim of our KS3 Curriculum is to “Inspire and Engage”. At St John Bosco Arts College we believe that all our students are special, have individual talents and can achieve success. At Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9), we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which aims to offer every child the... more


Key Stage 4

A key emphasis of the Key Stage 4 curriculum is to support the academic and personal development of each student and to ensure that they are equipped to move eventually into the world of work. In Years 10 and 11 all students will study National Curriculum subjects. A range of subjects... more


Key Stage 5

The sixth form at St John Bosco Arts College is an exciting place to learn, achieve and succeed. Our expert and dedicated sixth form team offer students individual time and support to ensure that all students reach their full potential. In addition to subject tutors, students are supported by a... more


Art

Department Description / Curriculum Intent Art and Design is a vehicle of communication and self-expression, which encourages the ability to observe, select and interpret with feeling and understanding. We aim to foster pupils’ natural enthusiasm for visual and other forms of expression in a... more


Business

Department Description / Curriculum Intent The Business Studies department aims to provide our students with the skills and knowledge necessary for an ever-changing competitive environment. We aim to ensure that all our students can go out into the world of work with the attributes necessary to be... more


Computer Science

Department Description / Curriculum Intent The department aims to encourage all students to develop an interest in computing and to work in a confident and independent manner. We strive to equip students with the practical and theoretical skills necessary to flourish in the world of work. The... more


English 

Department Description / Curriculum Intent To provide an engaging, exciting and challenging curriculum that delivers key skills and enables students to engage in various literature and non-fiction texts, as well as supporting their development of independent writing. We aim to fully prepare... more


Geography

Geography  Curriculum Intent: To develop students geographical knowledge of people, places and our planet To develop students ability to use and apply geographical skills To give students the opportunity to apply their geographical knowledge and understanding To give students the... more


History

Curriculum Intent: The History department aims to provide students with an exciting and engaging curriculum that prepares them with key skills and some relevant contextual knowledge to ensure they make progress whilst developing an enthusiasm for the subject.  The History curriculum aims... more


Maths

Mathematics has always been at the forefront of human culture and development. By building on pupils’ own experiences Mathematics encourages the growth of thinking, reasoning and communication skills, providing a structure for the development of knowledge, skills and understanding required for... more


MFL

Curriculum Intent The MFL department is committed to broadening pupils’ understanding of the world and developing strong, life-long linguistic skills. Students are given opportunities to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the target language and to express... more


Performing Arts

Department Description / Curriculum Intent The Arts are fundamental to the growth and development of all students. We provide theoretical studies through practice and develop inter-personal and transferable life-long skills. The Performing Arts curriculum is meticulously planned to be... more


PE

Department Description / Curriculum Intent St John Bosco provides a sports programme that has a positive influence on all ages and abilities of pupils. We aim to develop every pupil’s interest and confidence in sport, from aspiring internationals to those for whom sport is part of a healthy... more


RE

Curriculum Intent Religious Education is a central aspect within the College as well as within the curriculum, with all pupils studying it at GCSE level. All sixth form students attend core RE and have the opportunity to study Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at A-Level. The Salesian ethos is... more


Science

Faculty Description / Curriculum Intent Studying science at St John Bosco Arts College is a five-year journey that nurtures a love of the subject through  the development of independent enquiry skills and providing students the opportunities to discover how fascinating the world around... more


Food Technology

Department Description / Curriculum Intent To develop students food knowledge of hospitality and catering. To develop students ability to use and apply practical and written skills To give students the opportunity to apply their practical knowledge and understanding To provide opportunities for... more


Psychology

Department Description / Curriculum Intent An enthusiastic, highly motivated and well-resourced department. Offering an academic A-level at KS5. It is an exciting and varied subject which will open student’s minds to a range of theories within such a colossal field of study. Students will be... more


Sociology

Department Description / Curriculum Intent An enthusiastic, highly motivated and well-resourced department. Offering an academic A-level at KS5. It is an exciting and varied subject which will open student’s minds to a range of theories within such a colossal field of study. Students will be... more


Textiles

Department Description / Curriculum Aims The aim of the course is to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world. To build and apply a repertoire of... more


Criminology

Department Description / Curriculum Intent An enthusiastic, highly motivated and well-resourced department. Offering an academic A-level at KS5. It is an exciting and varied subject which will open student’s minds to a range of theories and crimes within such a colossal field of study. Students... more


Travel and Tourism

Department Description / Curriculum Intent The Travel and Tourism department aims to provide our students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for a popular and expanding employment sector. We aim to ensure that all our students can go out into the world of work with the attributes... more