The Curriculum at St John Fisher Catholic High School

The St John Fisher curriculum is built on our Catholic values of justice and equality and we learn together as a community in Christ. Our holistic curriculum is tailored to equip ALL of our pupils with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to become well-rounded, highly educated British citizens, able to make significant contributions to 21st century life.  St John Fisher Catholic High School provides a broad and balanced curriculum that allows our young people to thrive and flourish, and it inspires all to achieve well.

KS3 (Year 7 -9)

In 2014, the government slimmed down the KS3 National Curriculum to allow schools to be more creative with their curricula. Here at SJF, we use KS3 to upskill our pupils so they are ready for the challenges of GCSEs and beyond. We build on pupils’ prior knowledge and ensure that our teaching is challenging, so they can make strong progress.  Details of the content of the taught curriculum can be found in the individual department pages.

KS4 (Year 10 & 11)

At KS4, all pupils take a range of subjects at GCSE. Some pupils also take GCSE equivalent courses which are tailored to their individual needs. We ensure that all pupils take a series of options that is appropriate for their transition to post 16 employment, education or training, and also maintains the broad and balanced curriculum we pride ourselves on. Details of the content and exam boards of the KS4 courses can be found on the individual department pages.

New GCSE courses are now being taught in all subjects.  Please read DFE document to parents for information about the changes. The key features of these new GCSEs include the grading which is from 9 (highest) to 1 (lowest) rather than A*- G, and the increase in more challenging content. Some AS level work has been introduced to some subject specifications.  All subjects contain less controlled assessment and in many subjects this element has been removed completely.

Curriculum Structure

The subjects studied are listed below. The numbers are the number of lessons in that subject per fortnight as we operate on a 2 week timetable rotation

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Extra Curriculum

As well as a broad taught curriculum, we offer a varied and exciting extra curriculum too. All pupils have opportunities to enrich their experiences with a range of clubs, trips abroad, sporting activities and performing arts shows. Visit the extra curriculum link to see the range of events this term. The opportunities are plentiful and pupils are encouraged to take advantage of as many as they can during their time with us.

Latest News

2405, 2019

Climb for charity

On the feast day of Saint John Fisher, four of our Year 7 pupils are putting their Faith into Action by climbing Mount Snowdon for the Rose Blossom Trust. www.metrorod.co.uk/news/kiddie-climb-2019/ [https://www.metrorod.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/kiddie-climb-poster-2019-metrorod-1.png] Kiddie Climb 2019 - Metro Rod Metro rod are proud to be patrons of Rose Blossom trust, a trust [...]

2405, 2019

Y11 GCSE Half-Term Revision

Tuesday: 28/05 Dance: 10am - 2pm with Mrs Jackson English 9.30am - 11.30am with Mr Stuchberry and Mr Burke Wednesday - 29/05 Geography: 10am - 1pm with Mr Hynes English: 1pm - 3pm with Mrs Stanton Friday - 31/05 History: 11am - 2pm with Miss Bate and Mrs Dibben The [...]

2305, 2019

Cheerleading champions!

Four girls from St John Fisher were part of the Vipers Cheerleading Team who attended the UKCA Cheerleading Spring Championships at Manchester - and won! Well done to all involved.

2305, 2019

Race for Life

St John Fisher's generous community spirit has helped to raise £562.58 for Cancer Research UK. More than 800 students took part in our one mile Race for Life yesterday, some doing it in memory of loved ones, others raising funds because their family has been affected by cancer. Well done [...]

2005, 2019

Synod 2020: Your chance to take part

Dear Parent/Carer Synod 2020: Your chance to take part. I am pleased to be able to send you this message as part of Synod 2020. As you may know Synod 2020 is the journey on which the Archdiocese of Liverpool has set out upon, to renew and refresh the Mission [...]