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Study Skills

Effective Revision

There are a number of important considerations when preparing for revision, whether for an assessment in class, a test or an external examination. These include using the right resources and the right strategies.

Without a knowledge and understanding of these, students can often spend time revising the wrong aspects or spending time revising with little to no impact on long term retention.

Please see the sixth form tab for details of the VESPA study booklet.


Our Curriculum

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.

  • 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
  • The PE and Games Department
  • Religious Education Department
  • Science Department
  • Social Sciences Department: Government and Politics
  • Social Sciences Department: Psychology
  • Social Sciences Department: Sociology

Success Stories

Best ever GCSE results!


Of our students achieved  English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 4 or greater (secure pass).


Of our students achieved English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 5 or greater (good pass).


Of all grades achieved at GCSE were grade 7 or higher.


Of our students achieved grade 7 or higher in 5 or more GCSE subjects.


Of our students were entered for the EBACC


St. Joseph’s College is graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.