The curriculum in St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s College has been organised to provide a full, balanced and relevant experience for each pupil.
Our curriculum is guided by our principles of care and high expectations. This means we hold dear the belief that every single pupil at our college, with the right support, can achieve something extraordinary.
Care is demonstrated through our evidence informed approach to planning and teaching. We believe pupils are more likely to remember all they have learned if the delivery of that knowledge has been carefully sequenced and matched to appropriate teaching strategies. Our ethos, underpinned by Christian values, respects each pupil as unique individuals. All adults within the school foster close and productive relationships with pupils so showing them a blueprint for how they can engage positively with their wider community.
High expectations are evident through the rigorous, academic and vocational curriculums on offer. By ensuring broad coverage of academic and vocational subjects, we ensure all pupils are not only prepared for public examinations but life afterwards.
KEY STAGE 3 (YEARS 8–10)
All pupils follow a common programme for the first three years.
Art & Design, Careers (Year 10), Drama, English, French, Geography, History, Irish, Home Economics, ICT, Learning for Life and Work, Mathematics, Music, P.S.E., Physical Education, Religious Education, Science and Technology.
KEY STAGE 4 (YEARS 11–12)
Our curricular provision at Key Stage 4 is under review with the aim of increasing flexibility and choice to optimise the academic achievement of all our students.
Subjects currently on offer:
Art & Design, BCS, Child Development, Construction, Digital Technology, English, English Literature,
French, Geography, History, Horticulture, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, ICT, ITQ, Learning for Life & Work,
Mathematics, Music, Princes Trust, RE, Sport, Science (Single Award & Double Award), Technology & Design.
All pupils in Years 11 and 12 have 2 periods of Physical Education and a time-tabled PSE period each week.
Progress and Reporting
Progress in all subjects is regularly monitored and parents/guardians are informed of key dates over the course of the year. We have a system of tracking and reporting to parents/guardians. There are four sets of assessments and tests in the school year.
Reports will be issued following each period of tracking. There will be an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress at the annual Parent Teacher Meetings.