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At St. Anselm’s College the curriculum is designed to drive each student’s academic, personal, physical and spiritual development. We are very proud of the curriculum that is delivered by the staff at the College and we feel it has been designed to maximise the potential of each and every boy in our care.
The Year 7 curriculum is designed to create a smooth transition from our partner primary schools and whilst it contains all the features of the National Curriculum there are additions that we feel allows our curriculum to stand out. Spanish is our core modern foreign language and alongside this all boys gain experience of French, German and Latin opting to study one of these alongside Spanish until the end of Year 9. Recent developments have seen the inclusion of thinking skills lessons into Year 7 and 8.
In Year 9 all students start GCSE RS completing this course at the end of Year 10 and selected students commence fast-track GCSE Spanish at the start of Year 10, completing this in one year. These able linguists then opt to study either AS Spanish units or Italian in Year 11. The academically able Mathematicians are given the opportunity to study the FSMQ between January and June in Year 11. GCSE options are taken in January of Year 9 and pre GCSE study starts in January too.
The recent innovation of a modular approach to GCSE study has now been replaced by the traditional linear style. In Key Stage 4 we have a core curriculum comprising RS, English, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (dual and separate science options), ICT, PE and Games along GCSE options subjects in Geography, History, PE, Computing, Languages (including Latin), Art and Design, Music and Design Technology (Electronics, Graphic Products, Food Technology and Product Design)
Our Key Stage 4 curriculum was redesigned for September 2012 embracing the English Baccalaureate subject structure within our options system.
The College Sixth Forms offers a comprehensive number of AS and A2 qualifications including the ‘facilitating subjects’ promoted by the Russell Group of Universities. These are complimented by BTEC Level 3 Sport, enrichment activities and games. Students in the sixth form study 4 AS subjects and mostly 3 A2 subjects alongside AS and A2 General Studies. The College is very proud of its Sixth Form collaborations with Upton Hall FCJ and Birkenhead High School Academy.
The formal curriculum outlined above is enriched and supported by PSHE, Citizenship and Global Immersion Weeks.
Details of each course on offer at KS4 and KS5 can be found within the Options Booklets held within our Careers and Options section link on the left of this page.
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