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Curriculum overview

Years 7 - 9 (Key Stage 3)

When pupils arrive at St. Aloysius in their Year 7 they are placed in one of six tutor groups with two of these groups made up of pupils in the higher ability range. Pupils are then taught either in these tutor groups or in ability sets particularly in English, Maths and Science. A review of the boys’ progress takes place immediately after each of the two formal exams and boys are moved between groups or sets should it be considered appropriate.

Subjects taught at Key Stage 3 include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Religious Education
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French or Spanish)
  • Art
  • Information and communication Technology
  • Design technology
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Citizenship (cross curricular)
  • PHSE

More able students will be given extension work to stretch their potential and learning support is available through our Gifted and Talented programme.

Years 10 - 11 (Key Stage 4)

The most recent Ofsted report commended the college on its dual pathway approach to Key Stage 4 teaching at GCSE level and we now deliver the English Baccalaureate to the vast majority of our KS4 students.

The English Baccalaureate

Core Subjects

English Language

English Literature


Science (to include Applied Science)

Religious Education


Physical Education

Citizenship (cross curricular)


History or



French or

Spanish or

COPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness) for those pupils who are disapplied from MFL)

One Option GCSE subject from:



Design Technology




Physical Education

Personal Social and Health Education, Citizenship and Careers are taught on a cross curricular basis and sex education is taught in religious education and science. There is a strong commitment to Christian religious education throughout the school.

We are very proud of the excellent opportunities for vocational education offered at St Aloysius’ College. All pupils spend two weeks on Work Experience as an integral part of the Year 10 course. There are also a number of links with local colleges that aim to develop the abilities of our pupils in vocational areas. Careers guidance is given to boys on an organised basis by the school's Careers teacher, who interviews each of our pupils during Year 11.

Special Educational Needs

We have a well resourced special needs department with a team of well-qualified specialist teachers. These teachers can give help and support either in class or individually. If necessary, your son will also receive special English language teaching and a one to one tuition programme in both numeracy and literacy is in place for those pupils in most need. We also have a Learning Support Centre which provides assistance to pupils who experience social, behavioural or attendance problems at school.


There is a well resourced library in school which is open from 8.15 to 4.00 every day. Boys are encouraged to use the library as part of timetabled lessons and on an individual basis. There are computers with multi-media facilities to assist pupils with their studies, supporting an ever increasing range of fiction and non-fiction texts. A full time librarian is on hand to help pupils within the library and maintain this valuable resource for the school. In Year 7 the boys will have study skills in the library which will help them develop independent learning.


We regard homework as an essential part of a pupil's education and, therefore, it is a compulsory part of the school's curriculum and is set daily to all age groups in amounts appropriate to their ages and aptitudes. All pupils have a "Homework Diary" in which they must record all work set; this book is signed weekly by the form tutor and the parent/carer.

There is a Homework Club, which enables boys to remain after school to complete Homework with teachers' assistance. The club takes place in the Library Resources area, which also has fifteen computers available for pupil use. A pupil who is falling behind with his work may be required to attend the Homework Club on a compulsory basis, following consultation with his parents.


Year 7 Curriculum Booklet

Year 8 Curriculum Booklet

Year 9 Curriculum Booklet

Year 10 Curriculum Booklet

Year 11 Curriculum Booklet

Year 12 Curriculum Booklet

Year 13 Curriculum Booklet


Term Dates

Term Dates

Summer Term 2017
Friday 21st July Last Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Autumn Term 2017
Monday 4th September First Day of Autumn Term (Staff and Year 7 Pupils only) Year 7 to start school at 1pm
Tuesday 5th September First Day of Autumn Term (Years 8, 9, 10 & 11)
Friday 20th October Last Day of Half Term
Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October Half Term Break
Monday 30th October First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Thursday 21st December Last Day of Autumn Term
Spring Term 2018
Wednesday 3rd January First Day of Spring Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 9th February Last Day of Half Term
Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February Half Term Break
Monday 19th February First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Thursday 29th March Last Day of Spring Term
Friday 30th March - Friday 13th April Spring Term Break
Summer Term 2018
Monday 16th April First Day of Summer Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 25th May Last Day of Half Term
Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June Half Term Break
Monday 4th June First Day of 2nd Half of Term (Staff and Pupils)
Friday 20th July Last Day of Summer Term

Social Media

Social Media

News & Events...

News & Events...


Latest Alychat - July 2017

Non Uniform Day - Friday 21st July 2017

End of Term Arrangements

YR 11 Results Day

AP4 Internal Exams Timetable

Youth Council Members

Open Days for Secondary Transfer 2018

TFL Live Twitter Travel Alerts

Letter from The Vatican

Saint Aloysius' College Sports Principles

Saint Aloysius' College Sports Principles Part 2

Directions to Playing Field


Latest Alychat - July 2016

Latest Alychat - January 2016

Sports' Report 2015-2016

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

JULY 2017

  • AUGUST 2017

  • THU 17TH - Sixth Form AS & A Level Results Day, 8am to 11.30am

  • THU 24TH - YR 11 GCSE Results Day

  • THU 24TH - YR 12 Enrolment
  • SEPTEMBER 2017

  • MON 4TH - Year 12 into Year 13 Enrolment, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

  • WED 6TH - New Year 12 students' Induction, 8.50am

  • THU 7TH - New Year 13 students' Induction, 8.50am

  • THU 7TH - Start of lessons for all Sixth Formers
  • OCTOBER 2017

  • WED 4TH - Secondary Transfer Open Evening, 5pm - Head's talk begins at 6pm

  • SAT 7TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.30am to 11am

  • TUE 10TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am

  • WED 11TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am

  • THU 12TH - Secondary Transfer Open Morning, 9.15am to 10.30am