Curriculum Statement

The school curriculum at Blessed Robert Sutton seeks to provide a balanced offer of academic and practical experiences whilst preparing students with the key skills required for them to function successfully beyond
school. As such, we pay particular attention to developing literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum as well as a rounded understanding of the world through RE, humanities and SAVE (Social Awareness and
Values Education) time.

The following subjects form the Key Stage 3 curriculum – please click the subject for more detailed information:

English Geography Technology (Food)
Mathematics Religious Education Technology (Resistant Materials)
Science Physical Education Technology (Textiles)
History Performing Arts (Music/Drama) French
Art and Design Computer Science SAVE

During the Lent (Spring) term in Year 9, students are able to choose their options choices for Key Stage 4. All students study English Language, English Literature, RE, Mathematics and Sciences (and core PE which is not
examined). The most able scientists study each science separately however the majority study Science Trilogy, a double GCSE. Students then choose three optional subjects, one of which must be part of the government’s
“Progress 8” basket of subjects which are promoted as being core to a students’ academic development. The Progress 8 subjects can be combined with themselves or with other optional subjects.

Our curriculum is driven by structured student demand and we adjust the number of teaching groups each year to accommodate varying numbers of students and their individual choices each year. The following subjects form the Key Stage 4 curriculum – please click the subject for more detailed information:

Core Subjects

English Mathematics Science
Religious Education Physical Education SAVE

Progress 8 Basket Subjects

Geography History Polish
Computer Science French Separate Sciences

Option Subjects

Psychology Business Studies Food and Nutrition
Art and Design Textiles Product Design
Sport (BTEC) Physical Education Performing Arts (BTEC)

In the Sixth Form, our 16 – 19 study programmes focus around A Level and (single A Level equivalent) BTEC Level 3 qualifications. In addition to the core programme of studies, Year 12 students are required to study Core RE lessons and have invaluable careers guidance, life skills, and UCAS guidance in the SAVE time. As an enhancement to the curriculum, all students are required to study either AS Core Mathematics/Mathematical Studies, AS Extended Project Qualification or A Level Polish in Year 12. Work experience is core for all of our sixth formers and all are offered the chance to participate in the National Citizenship Service of the Diocese of Nottingham’s annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.

The following subjects form the Sixth Form curriculum – please click the subject for more detailed information regarding the subjects currently offered:

A Levels

English Literature Mathematics Biology
Chemistry Physics Religious Education
Sociology Psychology Geography
History Business Studies Polish

BTEC Level 3

ICT Performing Arts Creative Media
Art and Design Health & Social Care

Core Learning

AS Extended Project AS Core Maths SAVE/Core RE

PDF version of Curriculum Statement.