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St Wilfrid's Catholic School

At St Wilfrid’s we remain committed to ensuring that every child is given the opportunity to maximise their progress across a broad and balanced curriculum. As such we work hard to create a curriculum which allows students to access courses that meet their needs and allow them to excel in subjects in which they are passionate about.  Students have directed learning of 31 hours per week and our compulsory time run from 09:00 to 15:20hrs.


Key Stage 3
At St Wilfrid’s Key Stage 3 is completed in Years 7,8 and 9. Students are taught in subject areas and follow the new National Curriculum. As well as developing students knowledge and understanding of content in lessons there is a clear focus on developing student’s skills of learning. All students also take part in our Immersion Day Enrichment programme which provides them with even further opportunities.

Key Stage 4
Students complete their Key Stage 4 option choices in Year 9 in preparation to starting them in Year 10. Key Stage 4 is completed in Year’s 10 and 11. All students study the compulsory subjects which are: English; Maths; Science; Religious Education; PSHE*; Physical Education* and Enrichment* (*these are not examined). All the other subjects are then placed in option blocks which help ensure that students choose a broad and balanced curriculum, students choose one subject from each of the 4 option blocks. The option subjects are arranged into two option pathways enabling students to choose the appropriate GCSE or BTEC subjects that are offered.


For further information about our curriculum please email or call 01293 421421.