Providing a high standard of education, which personalises the learning experience for each of our students, is at the heart of Sir John Talbot’s School ethos.

Subject specific curriculum information, broken down by year group can be accessed by clicking the links on the tool bar to the left hand side.

At the centre of this is the desire to produce successful learners for the future, equipped with the skills that will enable them to prosper and achieve in the 21st Century. We therefore embrace a curriculum that is broad, well-balanced and flexible enough to meet the needs of each individual. Through this, we aim to encourage and support all our students to reach their full potential and celebrate their successes, whatever their ability.

Learning opportunities are embedded to help students convert their potential to high achievement and students are consistently driven to reach their personal best – in response, the results are stunning. Students are engaged, focused and eager to learn and regular assessments monitor and drive learning forward to the next dimension.

During a student’s educational journey at Sir John Talbot’s School, they will cover two Key Stages – KS3 and KS4.

Extended Curriculum

Key Stage 3

During the first three years students will follow Key Stage 3 – a curriculum designed to follow national guidelines as well as providing the essential foundations and building blocks for learning in Key Stage 4 and beyond.

We believe successful creative lifelong learners participate in a journey of self-discovery – they know how to learn, how to acquire skills and feel safe to take risks with confidence and courage.

We strongly believe that by making learning challenging, inspirational and engaging, it becomes collaborative, active and creative.

Key Stage 4

All students follow a core curriculum, in line with the National Curriculum, which includes English, mathematics, science, core P.E, information and communication technology (ICT) and citizenship.

More information on Key Stage 4 Options can be found here.

To find out more about the curriculum the school is following, please contact:

Key Stage 5 – Sixth Form – Post-16 Curriculum

The Sixth Form has transformed the school’s ability to provide an outstanding level of education for its students beyond the age of 16. For many Year 11 students, the Sixth Form will be the natural progression route as they have the opportunity to study in an environment where they have already achieved and can continue their studies being taught by teachers with whom they already have strong working relationships.

The Sixth Form environment provides students with more independence and flexibility; however, the strong pastoral care and support is still available in the form of a Sixth Form Mentor.
The development of a Sixth Form at The Marches School has further enhanced the character of the school and Sixth Form students play a vital role in school life, acting as mentors for younger generations.

For more information on the Sixth Form, the course offering, support and guidance, and progression. Alternatively, to download an electronic copy of the course guide, please click here.

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For more information on the school curriculum, please contact Miss Brinkworth, Assistant Headteacher, Teaching and Learning/Curriculum

Miss Brinkworth
Email me
01948 660600