The curriculum is outstanding and fully meets pupils' needs. Imaginative and bold strategies within the Pathfinder initiative enable pupils to follow programmes that are tailored to meet the wide range of different needs - OFSTED
Staff are sensitive to the needs of new pupils and ensure they are well supported as they transfer to St Peter's. When pupils begin in year 7 they are placed in sets based on KS2 SATs levels and reports from their primary schools.
In year 8 there is extended setting based on ability in individual subjects. Our broad and balanced curriculum covers the full national curriculum, and pupils have the opportunity to learn Spanish and French as a modern language.
Pupils speak highly of being able to start their vocational and GCSE option courses at the beginning of Year 9 - OFSTED
In year 9 pupils at St Peter's follow a 'Pathfinder' curriculum. This has some important differences from what is usually offered at Key Stage 3. The 'Pathfinder' gives pupils at St Peter's the opportunity to choose new subjects and to begin their GCSE and Vocational courses a year early in year 9. All pupils still follow a 'core' of essential subjects. Beginning the additional courses they wish to follow in year 9 rather than year 10 gives pupils the opportunity to concentrate on what they want to do and to develop greater expertise in their chosen subjects. For a full account of the 'Pathfinder' curriculum, please download and read the key stage 4 curriculum options booklet which is given to pupils in year 8 to prepare them to make choices for year 9.
Years 10 and 11
In years 10 and 11 all pupils continue with the core of compulsory subjects and the optional subjects they have begun in year 9.
The curriculum is highly relevant to students' needs and interests and promotes equality of opportunity outstandingly well - OFSTED
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For more specific enquiries contact heads of faculty on the email addresses shown in the faculty pages.