Curriculum

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 student 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 German as a second language. Recent developments have seen the inclusion of thinking skills lessons into Year 7.

GCSE options are taken in February of Year 8 and some pre GCSE study starts at this time.  The academically able Mathematicians are given the opportunity to study the FSMQ between January and June in Year 11. 

In Key Stage 4 we have a core curriculum comprising of RS, English, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (combined and separate science options), PE and Games alongside GCSE options subjects in Geography, History, PE, Computer Science, Spanish, French, German, Art and Design, Music and Design Technology.

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is redesigned to embrace the English Baccalaureate subject structure within our options system and it is Progress 8 subject compliant.  The College Sixth Form offers a comprehensive number of Advanced Level qualifications including the ‘facilitating subjects’ promoted by the Russell Group of Universities. These are complimented by BTEC Level 3 Sport, Business Studies and Science, enrichment activities and games. The vast majority of students in the sixth form study 3 Advanced Level subjects alongside General Studies. The College is very proud of its Sixth Form collaborations with Birkenhead High School Academy.

The formal curriculum outlined above is enriched and supported by PSHE, Citizenship and Global Immersion Weeks.

Full 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.

For further details regarding the College Curriculum, please contact:

Mr Rumsby (Deputy Headmaster) by email arumsby@st-anselms.com