"Senior leaders have redesigned the curriculum to ensure that pupils are well prepared for both national examinations and life beyond school. The curriculum is now designed to raise the aspirations of all pupils while allowing flexibility to ensure that it meets individual needs. Senior leaders work closely with the parents of pupils in Year 8 to guide their children onto one of the three key stage 4 pathways at the start of Year 9. Since the introduction of this new curriculum, the percentage of pupils progressing to sustained education, employment or training has increased significantly and now stands at 98%."Ofsted, September 2016
At both Key Stage 3 and 4, the broad learning opportunities within the curriculum enable students to enjoy, achieve and grow in their learning. Students follow a curriculum that is appropriate to their needs, provides challenge and enables them to achieve.
There is a positive atmosphere for learning in lessons at St Cuthbert's, as teachers and curriculum leaders are constantly finding innovative and engaging learning experiences for students. Students benefit from a number of these experiences taking place outside the classroom, during nationwide educational visits like Geography Field Trips, Chester Zoo, Theatre trips, RE:Treats, science exhibitions and PGL. All of our students are given the opportunity to travel abroad with the school, on trips and tours such as the German Exchange, sports trips to Spain and Barbados, European ski/watersports trips and battlefields tours.