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A Love For Learning

Learning is our core purpose. At St Michael’s we structure learning to excite our students’ curiosity and to inspire them to become successful, lifelong independent learners. Our teachers are extremely enthusiastic and passionate about their subjects, spending considerable time planning interesting and interactive lessons, so that their love of their subjects is passed on to the students.

We are fortunate to have a high quality learning environment with the latest technologies to enhance the curriculum. Our purpose built drama studio, music rooms and extensive sport facilities support our extensive extra-curricular programme.

Opportunities to nurture independent learning skills are provided through our many different learning platforms. Our modern facilities help to provide greater variety in teaching methods and therefore make learning more effective.

Our vibrant and welcoming library supports learning throughout the school and promotes improved literacy levels. It is well stocked, has good ICT facilities and provides high quality services for everyone. We aim to engender a genuine love for reading and excitement bout learning in every child at St Michael's.

We strive for excellence in all that we do at St Michael’s. We believe that every student, with the right mind-set and a willingness to work hard and learn from their mistakes, can and will achieve great things. Our dedicated teachers motivate students to aim high and encourage every student to exceed their own expectations.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and maximizes the opportunities for a successful transition into higher or further education, training and employment.

At key stage 3 (years 7,8 & 9) students study English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Religious Education, a Modern Foreign Language (French or German), Design Technology, Art, Music, Drama, ICT /Computing and Physical Education.

At key stage 4 (years 10 & 11) all students follow one of several flexible pathways which include a wide range of academic subjects, including the English Baccalaureate and a variety vocational orientated courses. Students are carefully assigned to pathways based on their assessment information. 

Detailed list of current Key Stage 4 Qualifications:

Business & Computing

  • Business Studies GCSE
  • Computing GCSE Pearson
  • ECDL

Design & Technology

  • Catering GCSE WJEC
  • Child Development GCSE AQA
  • Fine Art GCSE OCR
  • Textiles GCSE AQA

English

  • English Language GCSE
  • English Literature GCSE

Humanities

  • Geography GCSE AQA
  • History GCSE WJEC
  • Religious Studies GCSE AQA

Maths

  • Maths GCSE
  • Financial Capability

Modern Foreign Languages

  • French GCSE Pearson
  • German GCSE Pearson

Performing Arts

  • Dance GCSE AQA
  • Drama GCSE Pearson
  • Music BTEC Pearson
  • Music GCSE OCR

Physical Education

  • PE GCSE AQA
  • PE BTEC Pearson

Science

  • Biology GCSE AQA
  • Chemistry GCSE AQA
  • Physics GCSE AQA
  • Double Science GCSE AQA

Current Courses Offered At Keystage 3

  • Art
  • Computing
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French or German
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical  Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science