Our curriculum

Our curriculum

The aims of Bellerive FCJ Catholic College are:

  • help everyone within a caring community to grow in faith
  • respect and value other cultures and faiths
  • make the most of every given ability
  • enjoy and achieve personal growth and academic excellence
  • prepare pupils for their adult life, playing a full part in a modern global society

Our curriculum operates in the context of our FCJ charism and values which place companionship, dignity, excellence, gentleness, justice and hope at the core.

Please click on the link below to access our current curriculum policy:

Curriculum Policy

Curriculum information for each subject can be accessed via the ‘Subjects’ link below. We have created half-termly breakdowns of subject content for each subject via a series of curriculum booklets for each year group.  Please see below for Year 7-11:

Y7 curriculum booklet

Y8 curriculum booklet

Y9 curriculum booklet

Y10 and Year 11 curriculum booklet

Information on subjects studied at KS4 ( Year 10 and Year 11) can be found in the Pathways section and for the sixth form, in the Sixth form section of the website.

Students in Year 7 are taught in mixed ability form classes in all subjects except for Maths and French/Spanish.  Decisions around setting are made in the autumn term and are subject to regular review.

Students in Year 8 and Year 9 are taught in mixed ability form classes except for Maths, Science and French/Spanish

Students in Year 10 and Year 11 are setted in Maths and Science only.  Mixed ability groups run across all subjects in the sixth form.

We operate a 2 week timetable at Bellerive.  Each week of the academic year is referred to as either week A or week B.  This change has allowed us to make some important curriculum changes and offers us the potential for further flexibility in our future curriculum planning.  Parents are asked to support the college in ensuring students are aware which working week it is at any one time and to ensure that students have the correct books and equipment for each working day.  Please see below for further information:

2 week timetable overview 2018

Please note that our IT facilities are available to students for independent study from 8am to 4.30pm each day.

Please contact contactus@bellerivefcj.org should you require more information about the curriculum followed by students.


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