“St Bonaventure’s continues to be an outstanding school, providing a community where each individual student can grow spiritually, academically and socially as outlined by its mission.”
(OFSTED 2009)

The Curriculum

Personalised Learning is at the heart of our curriculum content and structure. Our curriculum provision enables boys to study a balanced challenging programme of studying which ensures they achieve their full potential.

We have three specialisms (Applied Learning, Language and Technology College Status). We believe that these specialisms significantly enhance the learning experiences of our boys and the community.

We have been recognised as Outstanding (OFSTED 2009) in relation to our curriculum, teaching and learning, and care guidance and support.  We continually strive to improve our service to the boys through regular self-evaluation.

“Students have affection for their school and very good attitudes to learning.”
(OFSTED 2009)

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

Boys study a broad curriculum in a 25 period week.  Opportunities  for extended learning and cross curricular work occur in our regular Project Based Learning and Specialism events.

Key Stage 3 Subjects
Religious Education English Maths Science
Design Technology ICT MFL PE
History Geography Art Drama
Citizenship & Progression Music - -

“Teaching and Learning are outstanding.”
(OFSTED 2009)

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 – 11)

All pupils study Religious Education, English Literature, English Language, Maths, Science, Technology and a Modern Foreign Language as swell as Citizenship & Progression.  There are three curriculum routes through Key Stage 4.  All students will study at least six GCSEs with the opportunity to gain a number of future qualifications based on ability and in   (GCSEs, BTEC, AIDA (ICT), Adult Literacy and Numeracy and Vocational Qualifications).

“A flexible range of course choices which are closely tailored to meet the individual needs.”
(OFSTED 2009)

Key Stage 4 Subjects
GCSE BTEC CERT BTEC DIPLOMA ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Religious Education

Music Business Business ALAN
(Adult Literacy & Numeracy)
English Language Science Media Media AIDA
(ICT Qualification)
English Literature Geography - Sports & Leisure Vocational Qualification
Art German - Performing Arts NVQ French
Maths   Drama - Art NVQ Spanish
History ICT - - NVQ German
French Technology - - Citizenship & Progression
Spanish PE - - -

Sixth Form - St Angela’s & St Bonaventure’s Sixth Form Centre

The Sixth Form Centre is a real strength of our school and the majority of our Year 11 boys stay to pursue their Post-16 Education with us.

The wide range of subject choices available include AS, A2 and BTEC qualifications. In addition to this students receive information, advice and guidance enabling progression to University, apprenticeship and the world of work.

Sixth Form make many contributions to school life eg mentoring younger students, fundraising, delivering assemblies and acting as positive role models to the boys. Sixth Formers complete enrichment studies which not only contribute to their own personal development but also to the school and wider community.

For further information on the Sixth Form please request a Sixth Form Prospectus from the St Angela’s & St Bonaventure’s Sixth Form Centre:   www.stangelas-stbonaventures.co.uk