Curriculum


Curriculum Rationale

As embodied in our Mission Statement, the purpose of St John Bosco Arts College is to nurture the 'gifts, dreams and talents of all in the spirit of St John Bosco'. This principle lies at the heart of the curriculum within St John Bosco Arts College. We believe our students should be provided with a broad, balanced, relevant, coherent, progressive curriculum with the Ebacc at the core. This   Read more


Key Stage 3

At St John Bosco Arts College we believe that all our pupils 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 opportunity to maximise their potential. In so doing, the curriculum at St John Bosco Arts College follows the requirements of the National Curriculum but also goes   Read 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 to the next step in their educational journey. In Years 10 and 11 all students will study National Curriculum subjects.A range of subjects qualifications are available at GCSE and BTEC – level 2. G CSE Subjects English English   Read 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 Form Tutor, Pupil Progress Coordinator and a Key Stage manager who oversees all matters relating to the   Read more


Art and Design

The Art and Design department strives to fulfil our school mission by providing an ambitious knowledge rich ambitious curriculum which has Catholic education at its heart. Our curriculum has been designed to allow our students to flourish into best version of themselves. Whilst our subject specialist teachers impart their knowledge through the love of their subject. Art and Design at its core is   Read more


Business

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 a success. To achieve our aims we ensure we provide a curriculum that meets the needs of all our learners and set the   Read more


Citizenship

Curriculum Intent The Citizenship Curriculum at St John Bosco Arts College aims to prepare our students to become compassionate, caring and productive members of society by equipping them with a depth and breadth of knowledge, skills and understanding. Our Curriculum is divided into six main strands through which current events are interleaved to ensure that teaching remains relevant and   Read more


Computer Science

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 department achieves this through providing a supportive learning environment and challenges all students to be the best that they   Read more


Criminology

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 will be supported throughout the two years of study and beyond to ensure they reach their full potential and expose them up to   Read more


English 

Curriculum Intent Key Stage 3 The study of English is fundamental for academic achievement and success in life beyond the classroom. Students need to be able to read, write and communicate effectively (with fluency and at an age appropriate level) to access the rest of the curriculum. We strive to ensure that students master the relevant knowledge that will develop them as well-rounded   Read more


Food Technology

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 all students to perform to the best of their ability (Stretch and Challenge) To ensure the curriculum meets the needs of   Read more


Geography

The Geography department strives to fulfil our school mission by providing an ambitious knowledge rich geography curriculum which has Catholic education at its heart. Our curriculum has been designed to allow our students to flourish into best version of themselves. Whilst our subject specialist teachers impart their knowledge through the love of their subject. Geography at its core is based   Read more


Health and Social Care

The Health and Social Care department endeavours to fulfil the school mission by providing an ambitious and relevant curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to support students to flourish into well-rounded individuals, who have a love for and respect the world around them. We hope to inspire and empower our students to have the faith to make a positive, meaningful difference in the lives of   Read 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 to ignite a passion for the subject within students, SOW delivered allow all students to make progress, as   Read more


Maths

It is often said that math contains the answers to most of universe’s questions. Math manifests itself everywhere in the world that God created. One such example is the Golden Ratio. This famous Fibonacci sequence has fascinated mathematicians, scientist and artists for many hundreds of years. The Golden Ratio manifests itself in many places across the universe, including right here on Earth, it   Read 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 themselves with increasing confidence, independence and creativity. We offer Spanish at KS3, 4 and 5 and   Read more


Music

The Music department strives to fulfil our school mission by providing an ambitious knowledge rich curriculum which has Catholic education at its heart. Our curriculum has been designed to allow our students to flourish into best version of themselves. Our subject specialist teachers impart their knowledge through the love of their subject. Music has the power to bring people together. Musical   Read more


Performing Arts

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 accessible to all with stretch and challenge embed throughout. The curriculum considers the needs of a child holistically, developing   Read more


PE

The PE Department at St John Bosco endeavour for all students to be inspired to flourish into the best version of themselves having the confidence to take part in sport, both now and in the future. The department strive to do this cheerfully by sharing love, knowledge and kindness whilst educating minds, developing healthy bodies, and promoting positive attitudes towards lifetime physical   Read more


PSHE and RSE

PSHE lessons strive to fulfil our school mission by providing a knowledge rich PSHE curriculum which has Catholic education at its heart. Our curriculum has been designed to allow our students to flourish into best version of themselves. Lessons allow students to demonstrate our key values of love, hope, faith, respect and community as these naturally intertwine when discussing themes that can   Read more


Psychology

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 supported throughout the two years of study and beyond to ensure they reach their full potential and expose them up to new skills   Read more


RE

Curriculum Intent Religious Education is the core of the core curriculum; therefore, it is a central aspect within the College as well as within the curriculum, with all students 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 Religious Education curriculum enables students to relate the   Read more


Science

The Science department endeavours to fulfil the school mission by providing an ambitious and relevant curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to support students to flourish into well-rounded individuals, who have a love for and respect the world around them. Our team of subject specialist teachers impart knowledge with passion, enriching students’ understanding of the world and communities. We   Read more


Textiles

Curriculum Intent The intent 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 knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users. To critique,   Read more


Travel and Tourism

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 necessary to be a success. To achieve our aims we ensure we provide a curriculum that meets the needs of all our learners and   Read more


Online Learning

Below you will find the documents to help support these online session in the unlikely event of remote learning. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Video Guides Using Classcharts Using Microsoft Teams User Guides and Further information How to Access MS Teams - Pupil Guide. Microsoft Teams Help for Pupils MS Teams and Behaviour Expectations -   Read more


Year 9 Curriculum Choice Information

English Maths Science Art Art and Design (Textiles) Business Computing Dance Digital IT Drama Geography Health and Social Care History Hospitality and Catering Presentation Hospitality and Catering Further Information MFL Music PE RE Travel and Tourism   Read more



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