Curriculum Overview

St Augustine’s provides a broad and balanced curriculum tailored to meet the individual needs of our students and readying them for a life-long learning process in modern day Britain. We operate a 2 week timetable with 25 periods in each week. Each period lasts for 1 hour.


In Years 7 and 8 students follow a curriculum preparing them for GCSE consisting of a range of subjects including: Religious Education, English, maths, science, Languages, history, geography, art, computing, music, drama, Physical education, Technology and PSHEC.


Students at St Augustine’s make their option choices towards the end of Year 8 and start GCSE courses in Year 9. This allows more time to prepare for the revised courses and examinations. 


All learners are expected to work hard and do their very best to reach their full potential. Learning experiences at St Augustine’s are active and engaging and parents/carers are encouraged to play a key part in helping children prepare for school each day and supporting meaningful personal study at home as home learning is critical to success in examinations and independent learning.


Technology is used to enhance and support learning and every child has access to the internet and a personal e-mail address. Regular use of the school website, social media and the establishment of the Moodle VLE give learners and parents/carers access to a wide range of learning support and resources.


Students at St Augustine’s benefit from a range of extra-curricular experiences and all students are encouraged to take an active role in the wider life of the school through a wide range of clubs and groups including trips and visits.


Stakeholders can view a fuller curriculum breakdown on the Moodle VLE.


If Parents/Carers require further information or have any questions about our school's curriculum, please contact Mrs A Quarless, Deputy Headteacher, through the the school office. 

St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School

Boardmans Lane


St Helens

WA11 9BB

Tel: 01744 678112

Fax: 01744 678113