We believe that at Newman Catholic College every young person has an entitlement to the “powerful knowledge “that will transform their lives. Moreover, not only will this “ powerful knowledge “ liberate their minds but crucially will provide the ability for our young people to engage critically with the world and respond as engaged and active citizens.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that seeks to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that every pupil has the opportunity to live life to the full. We recognise the challenges of growing up in Brent and believe that education is the main way in which pupils can overcome social disadvantage. Our curriculum offers a pathway to a better life and endeavours to promote social justice and the common good .Further our curriculum encompasses every element of our flourishing, inclusive and happy school. It lies at the heart of our vision statement that “Everyone counts, everyone contributes, and everyone succeeds “and is the foundation of our “Newman Values”
We follow the national curriculum and this is reviewed annually.
The curriculum is organised into a two week timetable and lessons are taught in one hour periods. Most lessons are taught in singles and in doubles for relevant practical lessons.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
- At NCC Key Stage 3 is taught over Year 7, 8 and 9 (except within Science department). Students are taught in set groups according to their abilities in English, Maths and Science using their KS2 data and Cognitive Ability Tests (CATS) and in form groups in other subjects
Key Stage 4
- Key Stage 4 is taught over Years 10 and 11 (Science over years 9.10 and 11) the curriculum is designed to encourage students to study a wide, varied and balanced subjects to enable them move onto further higher studies. The number of GCSE subjects studied by students depends on their chosen pathways.
Our 4 pathways are
English Baccalaureate – English, Maths, Science, a language and a Humanity subject and any other subject
Non Ebacc GCSEs
Skills for life – Vocational subjects
All students study GCSE English language, GCSE English literature, GCSE Mathematics,
GCSE core science, additional science, further additional science or BTEC Science, GCSE RE and GCSE PE.
At NCC we aim for each of our boys to experience a broad, balanced, insightful and challenging curriculum whilst developing their interests and talents to the best of their potential.
We follow the national curriculum and this is reviewed annually. Please see our Curriculum Map below.
Please contact the Head teacher if you require more information about the curriculum the school is following.