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... 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

The Art department endeavors to provide our students with a broad and balanced art curriculum. The specialist areas include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphics, textiles, photography, new technologies and collage. We aim to assist our students to become independent learners... more


Business

Subject Overview This is a highly motivated, well-resourced and successful department. The department offers the BTEC First Award in Business at Key Stage 4 and the BTEC Diploma and Applied A-Level in Business at Key Stage 5.  The Business Studies department aims to provide our students with... more


Computing & ICT

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 department achieves this through providing a... more


English 

This is an energetic, highly motivated and well-resourced department which is successful in all three key stages. The department offers courses in GCSE English Language and English Literature and A-Level English Literature. As a core subject, we are innovative and inspirational in developing... more


Geography

To provide an engaging and exciting curriculum that delivers key skills and enables students to explore Geography from the physical, human and environmental perspectives. To fully prepare students through their Key Stage 3 studies for the demands of external examinations at Key Stage 4 and 5 . To... more


History

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 achieve success at Key Stage 3 and 4. To enthuse students to want to study History at A Level. Topics are also chosen to... 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

To promote students’ cultural and social understanding through engaging, inspiring and stimulating foreign language lessons. Year Term 1 (a) Term 1 (b) Term 2 (a) Term 2 (b) Term 3 (a) Term 3 (b) 7 Topic: Mi Vida Introducing yourself, describing your personality, how... more


PE

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 in sport, from aspiring internationals to those for whom sport is just part of a healthy lifestyle, by maximising every pupil’s potential, regardless... more


RE

Department Vision 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

To equip students with the foundations of knowledge and skills to understand the wider world and pursue a career within a scientific industry. Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b 7 Cells, Particles and Forces, Elements and Sound Body Systems and... more


Food Technology

The aim of the food technology department is to develop a deep understanding of the food around the world developing skills through practical and theory. Year Term 1 (a),  Term 1 (b),  Term 2 (a) Term 2 (b),  Term 3 (a),  Term 3 (b) 7 Topic: Health and safety in... more


Health and Social Care

Department vision: To equip students with the foundations of knowledge to pursue a career within the N.H.S. To enable students to work independently with research and to gain skills relevant for their future work place roles and responsibilities.  Year Term 1 (a) Term 1 (b) Term ... more


Psychology

Department vision: 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 supported throughout the two... more


Sociology

Department vision: 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 supported throughout the two... more


Textiles

The aim of the Textiles department is to develop a deep understanding of the design process and techniques within textiles technology. Year Term 1 (a),  Term 1 (b),  Term 2 (a) Term 2 (b),  Term 3 (a),  Term 3 (b) 7 Topic: Phone sock project Within the first term... more