Subjects on offer

Saint Gregory’s has a traditional curriculum with students studying a broad and engaging range of subjects at Key Stage 3 within a caring Christian pastoral setting.

Students study courses in all core subjects ensuring that they develop confidence and subject knowledge across a broad range of academic areas. Our commitment to our specialisms creates a particularly creative and engaging focus for many students as they are allowed to learn how to express themselves through the study of music, drama and dance, whilst the study of science encourages a young person’s natural curiosity, helping them to hone key skills vital for further study at Key Stage 4 and beyond.

At Key Stage 4, students choose from a range of curriculum areas. We have developed a ‘tried and tested’ provision that allows breadth and balance. The proportion of our students who achieve the English Baccalaureate, a standard that recognises good passes in rigorous GCSEs across a core of academic subjects, is significantly higher than the local and national average.

Our sixth form, The New Sixth, provision builds on the outstanding academic tradition of Saint Gregory’s to inspire our students to continue their studies with us for Key Stage 5.

The majority of students will study three subjects in Year 12 and in Year 13. We offer a large number of A Level courses, from which students can choose the combination which best matches their future aspirations. Our personalised approach also extends to those who have not yet reached the entry requirements for Level 3 courses and need an additional year to develop skills and confidence.

All students of Saint Gregory’s have an automatic place in the sixth form, provided they meet the entry requirements for a full-time programme of study.​