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Key Stage 3 Overview

During Key Stage 3 your daughter has developed her academic skills through studying a broad and balanced curriculum. 

However, in addition to her academic portfolio employers and universities will require evidence of:

• her ability to communicate effectively
• her ability to show potential as a leader
• her ability to work as part of a team
• her involvement in school and local community activities

It is crucial that your daughter develops these skills as they will have a pivotal role to play in persuading employers and universities to offer her a job or a university place.

Subjects offered at KS3

Art & Design  Careers  Coding English  Entreprenurial Skills French
 Geography History  Home Econnomics Learning for Life & Work  Mathematics Music
Personal Development PE Religion Science Spanish Technology

Year 8 Induction Booklet


Key Stage 4

In Years 11 & 12 students will study a broad range of GCSE subjects.  In St Mary’s students take up to 10 GCSEs or equivalents.  All Key Stage 4 students will study the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Religion, Learning for Life and Work, Science or Horticulture and PE. Students who have shown an aptitude and interest in Literature will study GCSE English Literature.  All students will select an additional 3 subjects to study. 

Students also have the opportunity to study subjects in collaboration with De La Salle High School and St. Patrick's Grammar School.


GCSE Subjects offered in St. Mary's:

 Art & Design Business Studies English Language English Literature Further Mathematics
Geography Health & Social Care History Horticulture First Award in ICT
Learning for Life and Work  Mathematics Media Religion Science



Preparation of Adult Life (PAL)

Travel and Tourism

As a result of collaborations, students in St. Mary's High School will also be able to choose additional subjects from the list below:

  • BTec first in Sport Studies
  • Occupational Studies in Carpentry and Joinery



GCSE Option Booklet

Post 16 Provision

Post 16 Courses on offer in St. Mary's:

 Art & Design Btec Level 3 Business Studies English Literature & Language
Applied Health and Social Care Btec Level 3 ICT Media
Religious Studies Sociology

 Btec Level 3 Travel and Tourism

When enrolled as a student at St Mary’s High School you will also be able to choose additional subjects through the existing collaboration arrangements with De La Salle and St. patrick's Grammar School.

  • Biology
  • Professional Business Services
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • French
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • Life & Health Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • PE
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Sports Studies
  • Technology
  • Performing Arts


Post 16 Option Booklet