RM Unify

Loreto schools and colleges in England are centred in God, rooted in Christ and animated by the spirit of Mary Ward, the founder of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our vision is that they will be educational communities where each person has the experience of being loved and valued as a sacred individual created by a loving God; communities where students enjoy an enriching and liberating education that helps them grow into the fullness of life and empowers them to be men and women of courage who are alive to the needs of humanity and committed to making a better world.

Curriculum

The curriculum at Loreto   High School is centred on our Catholic belief that each child is a unique individual in the eyes of God and is infused with the Loreto values of FreedomJusticeSincerityTruthJoy, Internationality and Excellence.

From the very beginning, our curriculum is designed to challenge students to achieve the very highest standards in academic subjects, physical education and the arts.  We begin by getting to know our students before they even join us through our programme of workshops with the primary schools. This intensifies over the final term of Year 6 when a team of Year 7 teachers visit the primaries to meet the Year 6 teachers to discuss individual children, their talents and their targets for development.


Year 7 Curriculum Outline

See all of the different persons as we are all on the same earth but we require different directions.-   Mary Ward

The curriculum at Loreto High School is designed to develop the talents of each individual student. We believe that each student is a unique individual formed in the image of God and that nothing but the very best curriculum should be provided for them.

This means that our curriculum needs to:

  • Respond to the changing needs of the individual and of society
  • Be inclusive to people with different abilities
  • Be aspirational so that all students can achieve more than they thought possible
  • Take account of the whole person so that each child grows as an individual and develops the freedom to become their best self
  • Have an ethical dimension, teaching  students how to be sincere and truthful doers of justice, committed to building a better world
  • Fill students with the joy of learning

In Year 7, students are taught in form groups for most subjects except for Design Technology where the forms are mixed to form smaller classes and Physical Education where they are mixed to produce separate boys and girls classes. They study the full national curriculum which includes French and Spanish for most students.

Assessment

All students are issued with target grades in the Autumn term in Year 7. Their progress is monitored at the end of each half term by Heads of Department, Heads of Year and senior teachers, and interim reports are sent home at these times. Targets for each child are calculated using their individual Key Stage 2 score and information provided by the Department for Education, detailing what children of a similar ability should be capable of achieving at the end of Year 11.

For example, a child who entered Year 7 with a Key Stage 2 level 5b would be expected to achieved a grade 7 at the end of Year 11.

The final target is broken down to make an individual flight path for each child which provides appropriate targets for each year.

Example:

Key Stage 2 End of Year target (GCSE grade 9-1)
Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11
5b 3- 4- 5 6 7

Timetable

The school operates a two week timetable cycle with five one hour lessons in each day. Each day begins with a twenty minute tutorial session where the students reflect on their learning, join in with prayers and chaplaincy activities, participate in a collective act of worship and get organised for their home study.

Homework

Students are set homework tasks each day according to the homework timetable contained within this booklet. The additional study set each day really helps students to consolidate their learning and we are grateful for the support given by parents and carers in ensuring that this is completed on time and to a high standard.  Parents and students can refer to the “Show My Homework” website to see all the homework that has been set.  Please see the school website for more information.

Subjects studied:-

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Art & Design
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • Design Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Physical Education

Year 7 Support Booklet
Year 7 Homework Timetable


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Year 8 Curriculum Overview

See all of the different persons as we are all on the same earth but we require different directions. – Mary Ward

The curriculum at Loreto High School is designed to develop the talents of each individual student. We believe that each student is a unique individual formed in the image of God and that nothing but the very best curriculum should be provided for them.

This means that our curriculum needs to:

  • Respond to the changing needs of the individual and of society
  • Be inclusive to people with different abilities
  • Be aspirational so that all students can achieve more than they thought possible
  • Take account of the whole person so that each child grows as an individual and develops the freedom to become their best self
  • Have an ethical dimension, teaching students how to be sincere and truthful doers of justice, committed to building a better world
  • Fill students with the joy of learning

In Year 8, students are grouped separately for English, mathematics and science and are taught with students who are working towards a similar target grade. Most other subjects follow the English groupings except for Design Technology where the students are mixed to form smaller classes and Physical Education where they are mixed to produce separate boys and girls classes. They study the full national curriculum which includes French or Spanish for all students. Year 8 is a crucial year as many subjects begin working towards the GCSE examinations in Year 9 so students need to make as much progress as possible in Year 8.

Assessment

All students are issued with target grades in the Autumn term in Year 7. Their progress is monitored at the end of each half term by Heads of Department, Heads of Year and senior teachers, and interim reports are sent home at these times. Targets for each child are calculated using their individual Key Stage 2 score and information provided by the Department for Education, detailing what children of a similar ability should be capable of achieving at the end of Year 11.

For example, a child who entered Year 7 with a Key Stage 2 level 5b would be expected to achieved a grade 7 at the end of Year 11.

The final target is broken down to make an individual flight path for each child which provides appropriate targets for each year.

Example:

Key Stage 2 End of Year target (GCSE grade 9-1)
Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11
5b 3- 4- 5 6 7


Timetable

The school operates a two week timetable cycle with five one hour lessons in each day. Each day begins with a twenty minute tutorial session where the students reflect on their learning, join in with prayers and chaplaincy activities, participate in a collective act of worship and get organised for their home study.

Homework

Students are set homework tasks each day according to the homework timetable contained within this booklet. The additional study set each day really helps students to consolidate their learning and we are grateful for the support given by parents and carers in ensuring that this is completed on time and to a high standard.  Parents and students can refer to the “Show My Homework” website to see all the homework that has been set.  Please see the school website for more information.

Subjects studied:-

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Art & Design
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • Design Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Physical Education

Year 8 Support Booklet
Year 8 Homework Timetable


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Key Stage 4

When students reach Year 9 they continue to study the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science along with Physical Education, Religious Education, PSHE and Citizenship. Religious Education, English, Mathematics and Science  give them the chance to achieve GCSE accreditation. They also study a series of options which are tailored to their ability level and personal interests. All students have the ability to study  EBacc subjects and also choose from an exciting range of GCSEs and vocational courses, which gives them every opportunity to secure the good passes they need to access further study and progress into successful careers.

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Year 9 Curriculum Overview

See all of the different persons as we are all on the same earth but we require different directions. – Mary Ward

The curriculum at Loreto High School is designed to develop the talents of each individual student. We believe that each student is a unique individual formed in the image of God and that nothing but the very best curriculum should be provided for them.

This means that our curriculum needs to:

  • Respond to the changing needs of the individual and of society
  • Be inclusive to people with different abilities
  • Be aspirational so that all students can achieve more than they thought possible
  • Take account of the whole person so that each child grows as an individual and develops the freedom to become their best self
  • Have an ethical dimension, teaching students how to be sincere and truthful doers of justice, committed to building a better world
  • Fill students with the joy of learning

In Year 9, students are grouped separately for English, Mathematics and Science and are taught with students who are working towards a similar target grade. RE and PSHE follow the English groupings while PE teach the students in separate boys and girls classes. Students study three optional subjects in addition to the core curriculum.

Assessment

All students are issued with target grades in the Autumn term in Year 7. Their progress is monitored at the end of each half term by Heads of Department, Heads of Year and senior teachers, and interim reports are sent home at these times. Targets for each child are calculated using their individual Key Stage 2 score and information provided by the Department for Education, detailing what children of a similar ability should be capable of achieving at the end of Year 11.

For example, a child who entered Year 7 with a Key Stage 2 level 5b would be expected to achieved a grade 7 at the end of Year 11.

Example:

Key Stage 2 End of Year target (GCSE grade 9-1)
Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11
5b 3- 4- 5 6 7


Timetable

The school operates a two week timetable cycle with five one hour lessons in each day. Each day begins with a twenty minute tutorial session where the students reflect on their learning, join in with prayers and chaplaincy activities, participate in a collective act of worship and get organised for their home study.

Homework

Students are set home study tasks each day according to the homework timetable included in this booklet. The additional study set each day really helps students to consolidate their learning and we are grateful for the support given by parents and carers in ensuring that this is completed on time. Given that students are now studying for their GCSE and BTEC examinations, they should be doing independent study and revision in addition to their usual homework. Subject teachers can give guidance on this upon request.  Homework is recorded on “Show My Homework.com”, which is accessible to parents.  Please contact the school office if you do not have the details for this.

Core Subjects studied:-

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Double Award Science

Option Subjects available to study:-

  • Science Separate:
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Biology
  • Vocational ICT
  • Computer Science
  • Art & Design GCSE
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • Literacy and Study Support
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music BTEC
  • Drama
  • Physical Education
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Textiles Design
  • Resistant Materials

Year 9 Support Booklet
Year 9 Homework Timetable


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Year 10 Curriculum Overview

See all of the different persons as we are all on the same earth but we require different directions. – Mary Ward

The curriculum at Loreto High School is designed to develop the talents of each individual student. We believe that each student is a unique individual formed in the image of God and that nothing but the very best curriculum should be provided for them.

This means that our curriculum needs to:

  • Respond to the changing needs of the individual and of society
    • Be inclusive to people with different abilities
    • Be aspirational so that all students can achieve more than they thought possible
    • Take account of the whole person so that each child grows as an individual and develops the freedom to become their best self
    • Have an ethical dimension, teaching students how to be sincere and truthful doers of justice, committed to building a better world
    • Fill students with the joy of learning

In Year 10, students are grouped separately for English, Mathematics and Science and are taught with students who are working towards a similar target grade.RE follow the English groupings while in PE boys and girls are taught in separate classes. Students study three optional subjects in addition to the core curriculum.

Assessment

All students are issued with target grades in the Autumn term in Year 7. Their progress is monitored at the end of each half term by Heads of Department, Heads of Year and senior teachers, and interim reports are sent home at these times. Targets for each child are calculated using their individual Key Stage 2 score and information provided by the Department for Education, detailing what children of a similar ability should be capable of achieving at the end of Year 11.

For example, a child who entered Year 7 with a Key Stage 2 level 5b would be expected to achieved a grade 7 at the end of Year 11.

Example:

Key Stage 2 End of Year target (GCSE grade 9-1)
Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11
5b 3- 4- 5 6 7


Timetable

The school operates a two week timetable cycle with five one hour lessons in each day. Each day begins with a twenty minute tutorial session where the students reflect on their learning, join in with prayers and chaplaincy activities, participate in a collective act of worship and get organised for their homework.

Homework

Students are set homework tasks each day according to the homework timetable included in this booklet. The additional study set each day really helps students to consolidate their learning and we are grateful for the support given by parents and carers in ensuring that this is completed on time. Given that students are now studying for their GCSE and BTEC examinations, they should be doing independent study and revision in addition to their usual homework. Subject teachers can give guidance on this upon request. All homework is recorded on the “Showmyhomework.com” website and parents have their own log on details for this. Please contact the school office if you need to check your details or require support in accessing this website.

Core subjects studied:-

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Double Award Science

Option Subjects available to study:-

  • Science Separate:
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Biology
  • Vocational ICT
  • Computer Science
  • Art & Design
  • Drama
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • Literacy and Study Support
  • Music GCSE
  • Music BTEC
  • Physical Education
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Textiles Design
  • Health & Social Care BTEC
  • Resistant Materials
  • Media Studies

Year 10 Support Booklet
Year 10 Homework Timetable


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Year 11 Curriculum Overview

 See all of the different persons as we are all on the same earth but we require different directions.  – Mary Ward.

The curriculum at Loreto High School is designed to develop the talents of each individual student. We believe that each student is a unique individual formed in the image of God and that nothing but the very best curriculum should be provided for them.

This means that our curriculum needs to:

  • Respond to the changing needs of the individual and of society
  • Be inclusive to people with different abilities
  • Be aspirational so that all students can achieve more than they thought possible
  • Take account of the whole person so that each child grows as an individual and develops the freedom to become their best self
  • Have an ethical dimension, teaching students how to be sincere and truthful doers of justice, committed to building a better world
  • Fill students with the joy of learning

In Year 11, students are grouped separately for English, Mathematics and Science and are taught with students who are working towards a similar target grades. ICT, RE and PHSE follow the English groupings and in PE, boys and girls are taught separately. Students study up to four optional subjects in addition to the core curriculum and almost every student is following an externally accredited course in every subject.

Assessment

All students are issued with target grades in the Autumn term in Year 7. Their progress is monitored at the end of each half term by Heads of Department, Heads of Year and senior teachers, and interim reports are sent home at these times. Targets for each child are calculated using their individual Key Stage 2 score and information provided by the Department for Education, detailing what children of a similar ability should be capable of achieving at the end of Year 11.

For example, a child who entered Year 7 with a Key Stage 2 level 5b would be expected to achieved a grade 7 at the end of Year 11.

Example:

Key Stage 2 End of Year target (GCSE grade 9-1)
Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11
5b 3- 4- 5 6 7


Timetable

The school operates a two week timetable cycle with five one hour lessons in each day. Each day begins with a twenty minute tutorial session where the students reflect on their learning, join in with prayers and chaplaincy activities, participate in a collective act of worship and get organised for their homework.

Homework

Students are set homework tasks each day according to the homework timetable included in this booklet. The additional study set each day really helps students to consolidate their learning and we are grateful for the support given by parents and carers in ensuring that this is completed on time. Given that students are now studying for their GCSE and BTEC examinations, they should be doing independent study and revision in addition to their usual homework. Subject teachers can give guidance on this upon request. All homework is recorded on the “Showmyhomework.com” website and parents have their own log on details for this. Please contact the school office if you need to check your details or require support in accessing this website.

Core subjects studied:-

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Double Award Science
  • ICT

Option Subjects available to study:-

  • Science Separate:
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Art & Design
  • Drama
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Health & Social Care BTEC
  • History
  • Geography
  • Literacy and Study Support
  • Media Studies
  • Music GCSE
  • Music BTEC
  • Physical Education
  • Resistant Materials
  • Spanish
  • Textiles Design

Year 11 Support Booklet
Year 11 Homework Timetable

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