CURRICULUM STATEMENT

Following National Curriculum requirements, we teach a broad and balanced curriculum and aim to provide an interesting and stimulating educational experience to allow all pupils to fulfil their potential.

Every effort is made to identify each pupil’s abilities at the earliest stage possible. At this early stage, it is our aim to ensure that each pupil not only has their work ideally suited to their abilities but also the opportunities to forge ahead and discover their true potential physically, academically, emotionally and socially.

 

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Mr D Cheshire at cheshire.d@trinity.npcat.org.uk

 

Key Stage 3

At KS3, pupils study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, RE, PE, History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages, Computing & ICT , Art, Technology, Music, Drama.

_MG_7767Following a pupil’s acceptance of a place at Trinity Catholic College, careful consideration is given when placing them into a Tutor Group. Most subjects are taught in teaching groups with one or two of these groups being specifically for pupils requiring support with additional needs. The remaining groups will be of mixed ability although there may be times when very able pupils are also allocated to a single group.

 

Assessment

Key Stage 3 Assessment (without National Curriculum levels)

Our assessment system at Trinity Catholic College is aimed at encouraging all students to achieve a sound understanding of what they have been learning before they move on to the next topic or area. We do not set a limit on achievement and believe effort and application combined with excellent teaching and assessment will allow all students to achieve their potential.

Students are placed on ‘Individual Flight Paths’, which carefully track back from GCSE to the point at which they are currently working.

We will continue to use a range of information from prior attainment/data from KS2, CATs scores, reading tests, baseline assessments within departments as well as qualitative information from our partner primary schools to set appropriate and challenging targets.

As National Curriculum levels are phased out at KS2, we will use the new format of testing to generate estimated GCSE grades. This information will be used to place students into four flight paths. For example:

   KS3 Flight Paths        KS2 Levels       OLD GCSE  Grades       NEW GCSE Grades   
Extending 115-120 A* / A1 9-8
Secure 105-114 A2 – B2 7-6
Developing 90-104 B3 – C3 5-4
Foundation 80-89 D-G 3-1

These flight paths will not necessarily be set in stone and may be adapted over the academic year; parents will be informed.

Assessment Schedule 2020-21

Key Stage 4

 

IMG_8936At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) all pupils study the core subjects together with the subject choices they make from a wide range of options. The core subjects include Religious Education, English (including English Literature), Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and a PSHCCE Guidance Programme. Pupils may choose three subjects from our broad range. An increasing range of vocational subjects is offered at Key Stage 4 including Business Studies, Engineering, IMedia, Travel and Tourism and BTEC Sport.  More detailed information on optional subjects can be found from the individual subject pages.

 

 

 

Further information can be found by searching “gcse and a-level reform’ at  www.gov.uk or typing the following address into your search browser; www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/465873/your_qualification_our_regulation.pdf

Reference: “Your qualification, our regulation – GCSE, AS and A-level reforms in England”, Ofqual , 2015