St Joseph’s is proud of its culture built on traditional values and the pursuit of excellence.
We seek to provide the highest quality teaching and expect the highest standards of work and behaviour. All students agree aspirational targets which will challenge them to unlock their potential. Meticulous and regular monitoring of progress encourages and assists students in meeting these challenges and keeps parents engaged in the all-important combination of home and school support.
St Joseph’s has a broad and balanced curriculum which is diverse and motivational and continually evolving to meet the needs of a dynamic society.
Click here to view/download our curriculum.
- SUBJECTS AT ST JOSEPH'S COLLEGE
- KS3 REVISION GUIDES
- KS4 CORE
- KS4 OPTIONAL GCSES
- KS4 EXAM INFO
- KS5 EXAM INFO
Please click the relevant subject links for further information on our curriculum. (Please note these pages are in the process of being updated for the coming year to include the changes to GCSE and A level qualifications)
- Art Department
- Business Studies and Economics Department
- Design and Technology Department
- Drama and Theatre Studies Department
- English Department
- Geography Department
- History Department
- ICT and Computer Science Department
- Mathematics Department
- Modern Foreign Languages Department
- Music and Performing Arts Department
- PE Department
- Religious Education Department
- Science Department
- Social Sciences Department: Government and Politics
- Social Sciences Department: Psychology
- Social Sciences Department: Sociology
Cross Curricular Events
In addition to the traditional curriculum a wide range of cross curricular and theme based activities take place each year, enhancing the usual selection of subjects and lessons and giving students the opportunity to focus on a particular project and work in different learning groups.
The school places great emphasis on independent learning which is regularly set and marked. Students in Year 7 should expect approximately one hour of independent learning every evening, gradually increasing to at least fifteen hours per week in the Sixth Form. Independent learning is an opportunity for a student to develop independent study skills and self- reliance, both of which are invaluable when studying for GCSE and A Level.
Of our students achieved 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and mathematics in 2017.
Of our A2 students pass their courses with 62% achieving A* to B grades.
Many of our A2 students go on to the most demanding university courses, with 35% going on to Russell Group universities.
St. Joseph’s College is delighted to have maintained its ‘Outstanding’ status at its most recent Ofsted inspection in 2014.