Curriculum Statement

Curriculum Statement

At Sir John Thursby Community College, we have designed a curriculum that is broad and balanced.

Our ambition is to develop young people that are well educated, well qualified and who are capable of benefiting from and contributing to society when they leave us. We recognise that in preparing our young people for successful lives we need both an academic and character curriculum within school.

Our academic curriculum

In Year 7 & 8 we ensure that all students are able to follow a board curriculum, in line with the National Curriculum of:

  • The core subjects of English, Maths and Science
  • A modern foreign language (French or German)
  • The humanities subjects of Geography, History and RE
  • Technology subjects (Resistant Materials, Graphics, Textiles and Food)
  • Arts subjects (Art, Music, Drama)
  • ICT and Computer programming
  • PE
  • RE
  • SMSC (Social Moral Spiritual and Culture)

In Years 9, 10 and 11 our students again follow a broad curriculum of a core curriculum and option subjects with include a range of vocational subjects which are delivered in school.

Core Curriculum:

  • English Language and Literature,
  • Maths,
  • Science (Combined or Triple)

Option Subjects:

  • Art,
  • Art Textiles,
  • Bangla,
  • Business Studies,
  • Childcare,
  • Citizenship,
  • Computer Science,
  • Construction,
  • Drama,
  • Design Technology,
  • Engineering,
  • Food,
  • French,
  • Geography,
  • German,
  • Hair & Beauty,
  • Health & Social 
  • History,
  • ICT,
  • I-Media,
  • Music,
  • Performing Arts,
  • PE,
  • Urdu

Additional Subjects:

  • PE,
  • RE
  • SMSC (Social Moral Spiritual and Culture)

Our character curriculum

In addition to our academic curriculum, our character curriculum gives our students the opportunity to develop the key skills that make up our SJT learner. Students have the opportunity to take part in specific learning activities organised throughout the school such as assemblies, form time, visits, field trips, performances, extra-curricular activities and Local Curriculum Days.

Please click on the link below for a list of qualifications offered in 2018/19.

The details of the exam board and specification title are also listed, often there are details of the content of the course, past papers and other information on the exam board website.

Qualifications Offered in 2018/19