Here at St Augustine of Canterbury, we are committed to providing a quality curriculum that enhances the life chances of all our pupils, based on 3 principals
• Equality of opportunity
• Breadth and depth
• Ambition and aspiration
Our curriculum aims to engage, encourage, support and challenge all learners. We build upon the skills and knowledge from KS2 allowing pupils
to deepen their understanding in a range of curriculum areas. Pupils access a broad range of subjects throughout their educational career at
St Augustine of Canterbury based on the National Curriculum.
We are keen to provide our pupils with ample opportunities to build their cultural capital. We achieve this through a range of cross curricular and extra-curricular activities as well as improving their personal development to ensure they become well rounded citizens in modern Britain. Our curriculum is designed to cater for all students and provide them with equality of opportunity (Equality Act 2010) ensuring no child is disadvantaged.
Current curriculum offer
Key Stage 3
We have recently reverted to a 3-year Key Stage 3 for pupils in Year 7 and 8. Current Year 9 have started their GCSE programmes of study. Leaders carefully plan a curriculum that is well sequenced to ensure that key knowledge and concepts are embedded.
We also have a Bridge curriculum that supports pupils with SEN and those who have not met KS2 standards and require catch up. This provision is in its early stages and will be monitored closely to guarantee impact.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4, pupils study a wide range of subjects. English Literature, English Language, Mathematics, Combined Science, R.E, P.E and PSHE make up the core offer. All students have the opportunity to achieve the Ebacc. As well as a very traditional offer, students can opt for both GCSEs and some vocational qualifications. We currently run Asdan qualifications and level 1 qualifications which are carefully matched to the learners needs.
Assessments are built into the curriculum and are planned to shape future learning. Question level analysis identifies and addresses gaps in knowledge and understanding.
The quality of assessments and accuracy of judgements are addressed through moderation in subject areas as well as through the whole school quality assurance cycle. This involves triangulation of plans, pupil work and assessment data. We currently have two assessment points throughout the academic year for Years 7-10 and 3 for Year 11.
During the academic year 19/20, St Augustine’s is undergoing a full curriculum review. The review will focus on the subjects on offer and the allocated time in both KS3 and KS4.
It is vital that our pupils have both breadth and depth across their educational career to ensure a smooth transition to their next steps in education, training and employment.