The Key Stage 3 Curriculum


The school aims to provide a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum in accordance with the National Curriculum. Religious Education is at the centre of the curriculum at Sacred Heart and it is taught throughout the school.


At Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) all students study:

  • Religious Studies

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Art & Textiles

  • Geography

  • History

  • Computer Science

  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish)

  • Music

  • Drama & Dance

  • Physical Education

  • Technology (Food & Product Design)


During Year 8 some students are given the opportunity to study a second Modern Foreign Language. Students also study personal, social, health, and citizenship education (PSHCE), through regular workshops throughout the year and within one hour's lesson per fortnight with their personal tutor.


The Key Stage 4 Curriculum


At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) all students continue to study:


  • Religious Education

  • English Language and English Literature

  • Mathematics

  • Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Examined as either Trilogy or separate Sciences)

  • Physical Education

  • Work Related Learning and PSHCE.


Also, there are optional subjects which include:

  • Art and Design

  • COPE Youth Award Scheme

  • Business

  • Computer Science

  • Ceramics

  • Creative iMedia

  • Dance

  • Geography

  • Health and Social Care (BTEC)

  • History

  • MFL (French, Spanish)

  • Music

  • Performing Arts

  • Sports Studies


Students are offered a range of subjects from the above list.


The Key Stage 5 Curriculum


We welcome all students into Year 12 and offer a choice of three programmes of study, together with a Curriculum Enhancement programme.


Vocational programmes of study at varying levels to suit individual student needs.


A Level in Year 12 and 13

At Sacred Heart we offer the following subjects:-


  • Art and Design

  • Biology

  • Business Studies

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Dance

  • Drama & Theatre Studies

  • Economics

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Film Studies

  • Food Technology

  • French

  • Geography

  • Government & Politics

  • Health & Social Care

  • History

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Philosophy & Ethics

  • Physics

  • Product Design

  • Psychology

  • Science

  • Sociology

  • Textiles


Vocational Programmes:

Students may select from a range of Btec National courses including:


  • Health & Social Care

  • Applied Law

  • Travel & Tourism

Sacred Heart Catholic High School is part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust, a company limited by guarantee registered in

England and Wales under company registration number No 7841435. Registered Office: Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9YH

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