The Prospectus

The Prospectus

 

Find out more about our range of subjects.

 

 

Religious Education at St Cuthbert’s focuses on inspiring students to become rounded individuals. It is a creative subject bringing religion alive and is a place where opinions and beliefs are discussed in a safe environment, As well as activities focused on values and global issues, there is a retreat programme offering residential retreats to the Lake District and also the opportunity to get involved with local charities.

Miss Catherine Hughes

Curriculum Leader Religious Education

English and English Literature are both core subjects within the school curriculum. At St Cuthbert’s we guide students through the study of great literary texts, the power of the spoken word and the exploration of their own creativity.  Students are encouraged to read both for pleasure and learning and there are opportunities to watch live theatre productions.

Mrs Anne-Marie Carney

Curriculum Leader English and Spanish

As a Core Subject of the National Curriculum every learner at St Cuthbert’s studies Mathematics. We aim to challenge and support all students, to help them reach their potential and develop both real life and thinking skills. Our students are taught in ability sets with an evolving learning path used to ensure the best progress throughout their time at St Cuthbert’s.

Mr Will Neill

Curriculum Leader Mathematics

Science at St Cuthbert’s is split across Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The curriculum offers a broad range of topics for students to get involved in. This includes learning about scientific breakthroughs, hands-on experiments in our labs, and debates about ethics. Outside of the classroom there are opportunities to take part in trips and extra-curricular activity is encouraged at our STEM Club.

Miss Katie Maysmoor

Curriculum Leader Science

The Art Department at St Cuthbert’s is a very successful and thriving area of the school. Art offers an exciting course where students can experiment with different media in combination with more traditional processes. We work closely with local Colleges and each year our students attend workshops run by local artists. Our students make visits to galleries, including institutions in Liverpool and public Art at Crosby Beach.

Mr Marcus Kersey-Brown

Curriculum Leader Art

Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) play a vital part in the preparation of students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that come from adult life. Its central concern is preparing students for the choices, changes and transitions affecting their future education, training and life as adult members of society.

Ms Nikki Ward

Personal Development Lead

Constructing the Built Environment is a vocational inspired course which will provide students with practical and academic skills that can be applied to a future apprenticeship or career. It aims to provide a foundation of knowledge about the construction industry, including planning, drawing, safety and design and is equivalent to a GCSE.

Mr Martin Atherton

Teacher of Technology

Creative Media Production helps develop skills required to work in today’s digital world and is aimed at those who may be interested in pursuing a career within the sector. The course focuses on media projects such as audio/moving image, publishing and interactive design. It is equivalent to a GCSE and is beneficial for students with an interest in becoming a Web Designer, Computer Games Developer or Graphic Designer, amongst other roles.

Mrs Zoe Freeman

Teacher of Computing

The drama curriculum at St Cuthbert’s offers students the chance to explore many different styles and genres of theatre and drama, from a range of time periods. The curriculum also enhances students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. Many topics and subject matters are explored within the Drama curriculum, from current issues facing teenagers to the moral concerns in Shakespeare’s great plays.

Ms Danielle Anderson

Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Drama

In Food, our students learn all about the importance of a healthy diet.

Mrs Shawna Proffitt

Teacher of Food and Technology

Our Geography students benefit from a diverse range of learning experiences such as fieldwork investigations, investigating case studies, data and graph analysis. Extra-curricular trips in order to further develop learning are offered, previous trips include a tour exploring Iceland’s geographical features, field trips to study rivers in Cheshire, and Coastal management strategies in Blackpool

Mrs Holly Brown

Curriculum Leader Humanities

Ms Nikki Ward

Personal Development Lead and Teacher of PE

Health & Social Care focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and understanding required within the Health and Social Care sector. They are taught about the different areas of care and how to apply them to real life scenarios. Communication, problem solving and analysis are all key skills covered and it is a useful qualification for any student considering a career as a medical professional.

Miss Nicola Lethbridge

Curriculum Leader PE, Health and Social Care and BTEC Quality Nominee

Our History department at St Cuthbert's aims to inspire and encourage a love for learning about the past.  The curriculum is engaging and varied, from the Stone Age through to modern day European history.  There are a range of trips available to students to further develop their knowledge.  Previous trips have included visits to Auschwitz as well as the WWI Battlefields in France and Belgium.

Mrs Holly Brown

Curriculum Leader Humanities

As well as focusing on food preparation, Hospitality and Catering offers students the opportunity to develop their interpersonal skills, time management and problem solving abilities. The subject also focuses on the principles of nutrition, diet and good health, food safety. Lessons are a mix of practical and written work and gives a good basis for students looking to go into hospitality or nutrition as a career.

Mrs Shawna Proffitt

Teacher of Food and Technology

Whether curricular or extra-curricular, Music at St Cuthbert’s is of the highest standard to inspire creativity and develop excellent levels of performance. Students have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, take music grade exams and become involved in our School Band, Singing Group, Samba Band, or Woodwind Group.

Mr David Conlan

Teacher of Music and Expressive Arts

At St Cuthbert’s we strive to provide the best education for our students which includes life skills that will see them through to adulthood. We aim to develop self esteem and confidence, teaching respect for others.  Through support from Merseyside Police, Teenage Advice Zone (TAZ), Drugs and Alcohol Team, John Moores University we give students the information and advice they need to become responsible citizens in society.

Ms Nikki Ward

Personal Development Lead

At St Cuthbert’s we offer an enjoyable environment in which students can excel. Students will experience a wide range of activities including Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Gymnastics, Cricket, Athletics but above all else learn how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.  St Cuthbert’s school teams are successful on a local and national level, winning national finals in rugby and cheerleading.

Miss Nicola Lethbridge

Curriculum Leader PE, Health and Social Care and BTEC Quality Nominee

Spanish is taught to all students in Years 7 and 8 with the option to continue. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities to boost language skills and knowledge of the culture There is a Modern Languages Film Club where students enjoy a selected film in Spanish, and there is the chance to take part in trips and exchanges.

Mrs Anne-Marie Carney

Curriculum Leader English and Spanish