Designed to enable, challenge and

support every student

St George’s is committed to small class sizes throughout the School. Classes are large enough to encourage discussions and a lively atmosphere, but small enough to ensure every child is noticed and listened to.

The unique talents of each child are identified and developed, whether they be in the classroom, in the creative arts or on the sports field. Their academic progress is tracked closely and reviewed regularly to ensure they are working well and making good progress. Students have individual targets set for them, and parents are provided with regular written and verbal reports.

Students receive a holistic education at St George’s. We provide an environment in which girls and boys develop a sense of right and wrong. We promote respect, kindness, courtesy and consideration of others. This is a very caring school and we believe passionately that unless children are happy they will not learn well. Students mature confidently in a secure environment, where they are encouraged to take risks with their learning in order to develop an understanding of how they learn best.

Our aim is to enable each child to achieve his or her potential by providing a curriculum that is broad, balanced and differentiated. The curriculum takes account of the particular learning difficulties and developmental level of each child. Students who have specific difficulties are offered support to help them develop the skills they need to progress within the curriculum.

Designed to enable, challenge and

support every pupil

St George’s is committed to small class sizes throughout the School. Classes are large enough to encourage discussions and a lively atmosphere, but small enough to ensure every child is noticed and listened to.

The unique talents of each child are identified and developed, whether they be in the classroom, in the creative arts or on the sports field. Their academic progress is tracked closely and reviewed regularly to ensure they are working well and making good progress. Students have individual targets set for them, and parents are provided with regular written and verbal reports.

Students receive a holistic education at St George’s. We provide an environment in which girls and boys develop a sense of right and wrong. We promote respect, kindness, courtesy and consideration of others. This is a very caring school and we believe passionately that unless children are happy they will not learn well. Students mature confidently in a secure environment, where they are encouraged to take risks with their learning in order to develop an understanding of how they learn best.

Our aim is to enable each child to achieve his or her potential by providing a curriculum that is broad, balanced and differentiated. The curriculum takes account of the particular learning difficulties and developmental level of each child. Students who have specific difficulties are offered support to help them develop the skills they need to progress within the curriculum.

“The school’s own measures of progress show that most pupils achieve a rapid rate of progress in literacy and numeracy from their starting points and consistently perform above expectations…

ISI Inspectorate, 2021

“The school’s own measures of progress show that most pupils achieve a rapid rate of progress in literacy and numeracy from their starting points and consistently perform above expectations…

“More able GCSE pupils develop their skills by moving on to Further Mathematics and more challenging English texts after taking GCSE in Maths and English language a year early“.

Our Key Stage 3

Curriculum

A broad and balanced curriculum in Years 7 and 8 guides pupils of all abilities. Alongside small class sizes, our highly skilled teachers develop programmes of study that can allow each student to make superb progress in a tailored curriculum whilst retaining the best aspects of the National Curriculum.

We encourage students to grow and explore their talents and interests, ensuring that they are stretched and supported in all academic areas and in the wider curriculum.

This is the time for our pupils to have a go at everything. The curriculum is delivered in small classes (an average of 12 pupils) by subject specialists. In this environment, all learning styles can be identified and accommodated – a hallmark of the St George’s educational journey.

Core subjects include Mathematics, English, Science, Art, Design Technology, ICT/Computing, Geography, History, Food Technology, Performing Arts, Music, RE, Science, French and Sport.

Wednesday afternoon is given over to co-curricular activities; we offer a broad variety of on and off site activities; there really is something that will appeal to everyone!

In addition, all students are provided with Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education (including Sex and Relationships Education) in timetabled lessons, through the tutor time programme and in assemblies, workshops and through visiting experts.

Our Key Stage 3

Curriculum

A broad and balanced curriculum in Years 7 and 8 guides pupils of all abilities. Alongside small class sizes, our highly skilled teachers develop programmes of study that can allow each student to make superb progress in a tailored curriculum whilst retaining the best aspects of the National Curriculum.

We encourage students to grow and explore their talents and interests, ensuring that they are stretched and supported in all academic areas and in the wider curriculum.

This is the time for our pupils to have a go at everything. The curriculum is delivered in small classes (an average of 12 pupils) by subject specialists. In this environment, all learning styles can be identified and accommodated – a hallmark of the St George’s educational journey.

Core subjects include Mathematics, English, Science, Art, Design Technology, ICT/Computing, Geography, History, Food Technology, Performing Arts, Music, RE, Science, French and Sport.

Wednesday afternoon is given over to co-curricular activities; we offer a broad variety of on and off site activities; there really is something that will appeal to everyone!

In addition, all students are provided with Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education (including Sex and Relationships Education) in timetabled lessons, through the tutor time programme and in assemblies, workshops and through visiting experts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Choosing GCSE/BTEC

Options/Pathway

St George’s offers parallel learning pathways to a common destination, giving pupils the opportunity to study GCSEs alongside a range of vocational subjects. At the end of Year 8 students are guided in their choice of GCSE/BTEC subjects to suit their aspirations, talents and preferred learning styles. To facilitate their options choices, students and their parents are able to meet with subject teachers to find out a little more about the subjects they are considering studying at our annually hosted ‘Options Evening’. Our ‘Options website’ also provides important information on all the subjects we offer at Key Stage 4, outlining the course content and assessment framework for each subject.

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Choosing GCSE/BTEC

Options

St George’s offers parallel learning pathways to a common destination, giving pupils the opportunity to study GCSEs alongside a range of vocational subjects. At the end of Year 8 students are guided in their choice of GCSE/BTEC subjects to suit their aspirations, talents and preferred learning styles. To facilitate their options choices, students and their parents are able to meet with subject teachers to find out a little more about the subjects they are considering studying at our annually hosted ‘Options Evening’. Our ‘Options website’ also provides important information on all the subjects we offer at Key Stage 4, outlining the course content and assessment framework for each subject.

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Our Key Stage 4

Curriculum

The options and combinations of GCSE and BTEC are wide, catering equally for the highly academic, traditional subjects such as English, Mathematics, the Sciences, French, History, Geography, RE, Drama, Economics, Art, to the more practical, vocational, and technical options such as Business Studies, Photography, Hospitality, Performing Arts, Creative Media, Art and Design, Sport, Personal/Social Development, Computing and ICT. Have I included everything?

All students will study the core subjects of Maths, English and Science. Most will do the GCSEs in these subjects, but we also offer Functional Skills qualifications for those who would benefit from this pathway.

Most of our students will take 8 or 9 GCSEs, however some will benefit from choosing a combination of GCSEs and BTEC options, or all BTEC options.

Our BTEC and Functional Skills courses offer students the opportunity to attain a GSCE equivalent qualification.

As well as core PE lessons, students will continue to access their Personal, Social and Health Education (including Sex and Relationships Education) in timetabled lessons, through the tutor time programme and in assemblies, workshops and through visiting experts.

Wednesday afternoon is given over to co-curricular activities; we offer a broad variety of on and off site activities; there really is something that will appeal to everyone!

In Year 11 all students are offered additional classes at the end of the school day; these, combined with individual Academic Mentoring, enable students to take charge of their learning, seek help when they need it, clarify their understanding, review work in progress and manage any examination anxieties they may have.

Our Key Stage 4

Curriculum

The options and combinations of GCSE and BTEC are wide, catering equally for the highly academic, traditional subjects such as English, Mathematics, the Sciences, French, History, Geography, RE, Drama, Economics, Art, to the more practical, vocational, and technical options such as Business Studies, Photography, Hospitality, Performing Arts, Creative Media, Art and Design, Sport, Personal/Social Development, Computing and ICT. Have I included everything?

All students will study the core subjects of Maths, English and Science. Most will do the GCSEs in these subjects, but we also offer Functional Skills qualifications for those who would benefit from this pathway.

Most of our students will take 8 or 9 GCSEs, however some will benefit from choosing a combination of GCSEs and BTEC options, or all BTEC options.

Our BTEC and Functional Skills courses offer students the opportunity to attain a GSCE equivalent qualification.

As well as core PE lessons, students will continue to access their Personal, Social and Health Education (including Sex and Relationships Education) in timetabled lessons, through the tutor time programme and in assemblies, workshops and through visiting experts.

Wednesday afternoon is given over to co-curricular activities; we offer a broad variety of on and off site activities; there really is something that will appeal to everyone!

In Year 11 all students are offered additional classes at the end of the school day; these, combined with individual Academic Mentoring, enable students to take charge of their learning, seek help when they need it, clarify their understanding, review work in progress and manage any examination anxieties they may have.

“More able GCSE pupils develop their skills by moving on to Further Mathematics and more challenging English texts after taking GCSE in Maths and English language a year early“.

ISI Inspectorate, 2021

“The school’s own measures of progress show that most pupils achieve a rapid rate of progress in literacy and numeracy from their starting points and consistently perform above expectations…

“More able GCSE pupils develop their skills by moving on to Further Mathematics and more challenging English texts after taking GCSE in Maths and English language a year early“.

Our Key Stage 5

Curriculum

The Sixth Form at St George’s provides a warm and nurturing Post – 16 experience. Students benefit from smaller tutor groups and a dedicated Sixth Form and Pastoral support team who work with students to ensure growth and progress during this key final stage of their school education.

We provide a purposeful, friendly and supportive environment which enables students to reach their full potential by offering a variety of subjects and courses that meet individual needs and interests. We offer a wide range of A Level and Level 3 BTEC subjects to suit student’s academic abilities, alongside opportunities to improve upon core GSCE subjects, EPQ and other life skill qualifications.

BTEC qualifications are internally and externally assessed; they are equivalent to one A Level and are accepted as either standalone qualifications, or as part of an A level combination pathway to University, Apprenticeship or employment.

The options and combinations of A Levels and BTEC offered are wide; highly academic, traditional subjects such as English, Mathematics, the Sciences, French, History, Geography, Philosophy and Ethics, Psychology, Economics, Art, are offered alongside more practical, vocational, and technical options such as Business Studies, Photography, Hospitality, Performing Arts/Drama, Creative Media, Sport, Music Technology, Computing and Information Technology.

Timetabled weekly PE and PSHE sessions underpin a bespoke and varied enrichment programme that provides opportunities to better prepare our students as they move towards adulthood and their next steps beyond St George’s.

Sixth form students are offered additional classes during or at the end of the school day; these, combined with individual Academic Mentoring from the Head of Sixth Form, enable students to take ownership of their learning, to consolidate their understanding and effectively manage the increased academic expectations of Sixth Form study.

During their time in Year 12 and 13 the Sixth Form Team and Careers Advisor support students to understand the post 18 options available to them. We provide support through the UCAS process whether it be Higher Education, an apprenticeship or employment.

Our Key Stage 5

Curriculum

The Sixth Form at St George’s provides a warm and nurturing Post – 16 experience. Students benefit from smaller tutor groups and a dedicated Sixth Form and Pastoral support team who work with students to ensure growth and progress during this key final stage of their school education.

We provide a purposeful, friendly and supportive environment which enables students to reach their full potential by offering a variety of subjects and courses that meet individual needs and interests. We offer a wide range of A Level and Level 3 BTEC subjects to suit student’s academic abilities, alongside opportunities to improve upon core GSCE subjects, EPQ and other life skill qualifications.

BTEC qualifications are internally and externally assessed; they are equivalent to one A Level and are accepted as either standalone qualifications, or as part of an A level combination pathway to University, Apprenticeship or employment.

The options and combinations of A Levels and BTEC offered are wide; highly academic, traditional subjects such as English, Mathematics, the Sciences, French, History, Geography, Philosophy and Ethics, Psychology, Economics, Art, are offered alongside more practical, vocational, and technical options such as Business Studies, Photography, Hospitality, Performing Arts/Drama, Creative Media, Sport, Music Technology, Computing and Information Technology.

Timetabled weekly PE and PSHE sessions underpin a bespoke and varied enrichment programme that provides opportunities to better prepare our students as they move towards adulthood and their next steps beyond St George’s.

Sixth form students are offered additional classes during or at the end of the school day; these, combined with individual Academic Mentoring from the Head of Sixth Form, enable students to take ownership of their learning, to consolidate their understanding and effectively manage the increased academic expectations of Sixth Form study.

During their time in Year 12 and 13 the Sixth Form Team and Careers Advisor support students to understand the post 18 options available to them. We provide support through the UCAS process whether it be Higher Education, an apprenticeship or employment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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