Curriculum

 

At Bonus Pastor, we believe in the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum which enables all students to develop a range of knowledge and skills to prepare them for all appropriate academic pathways and a full and rich adult life. As a Catholic school, we not only strive to encourage students to succeed academically, but to succeed as Catholic Citizens of the world.

We prepare pupils for a wide range of careers and life experiences by delivering a core set of transferable skills and values. Students will achieve their potential and beyond as a result of a curriculum that meets the needs of all learners.

Strategic Intent and Vision                                                                      

Implementation

We are proud that our curriculum has breadth and balance ensuring that all students develop an understanding and appreciation of the Creative and Physical Arts, Technology, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages alongside the core subjects throughout Key Stage 3. Our aim is that students maintain such balance into Key Stage 4 which enables them to specialise in a field of study when they go onto Sixth form, University or one of the many apprenticeship pathways which are available and eventually employment in a rapidly changing world. We have a 3 year GCSE programme, starting in year 9 which is carefully selected and tailored to ensure all learners are catered for at all levels.

 

 

KS3 Subjects

 

 

 

 

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Religious Education
  • MFL (French and Spanish)
  • History
  • Geography

 

 

  • Drama
  • Music
  • PE
  • Food technology
  • ICT
  • Art & Design
  • Art Textiles
  • Graphic Design

 

 

 

KS4 Subjects

Compulsory GCSE Courses:

  • English Literature
  • English Language
  • Maths
  • Science (either Double Award or Physics/Chemistry/Biology)
  • Religious Education
  • All students have the opportunity to do PE once a fortnight which is non examined.

 

 

Optional GCSE Subjects

  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Business Studies
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
  • Drama

 

BTEC Courses

  • Creative Technologies
  • Physical Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information on the curriculum please refer to the individual subject tabs to the left of this or contact the corresponding Head of Department via their e-mail address at the end of this page. 

 

Enrichment

Enrichment is incredibly important to us at Bonus Pastor and is present throughout all aspects of the school, both within and beyond the classroom. We care deeply for developing our pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, whilst nurturing and deepening an independent and curious, love for learning, helping them to be well rounded, responsible, global Catholic citizens.

We value enrichment and extracurricular provision as equally important to our academic provision. This can be in seen in the huge variety of activities and enrichment opportunities provided across the curriculum and wider school, from artistic, creative, physical, academic and community based activities, all of which feed into the Bonus Pastor Charter, helping enable our pupils go onto the colleges, 6th forms, universities, apprenticeships and employment they wish. 

For more information on Enrichment at Bonus Pastor please see the relevant page of the website at https://www.bonuspastor.co.uk/194/enrichment-and-the-bonus-pastor-charter

 

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

At Bonus Pastor, we aim to prepare our students for further and higher education, or skilled employment, such that they will go on to make a significant and positive contribution to society.

We ensure that all students learn about all pathways available to them including further education, higher education, apprenticeships and all other forms of work-based learning.  In ensuring that students are knowledgeable about the pathways available to them, and equipping them with skills and attributes to get ahead in the work place, we believe that our students are suitably prepared to make informed decisions about their own futures. 

Careers Education Programme

Careers education is embedded in all areas of the curriculum at Bonus Pastor in order to help inform and inspire our students.  Activities and events include:

 

Student engagement in CEIAG activities is tracked, monitored and evaluated throughout their time at Bonus Pastor, which means we can ensure that all of the Gatsby Benchmarks are met for each and every child.

We have a proud history of 0% NEET at Bonus Pastor.  Each year we review and evaluate our destination data in order to shape our future careers provision. 

For more information on our CEIAG provision please see our CEIAG page at https://www.bonuspastor.co.uk/59/careers-education-information-advice-and-guidance  or email Miss Rebecca Hill at HillR@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

 

Literacy

Literacy is at the heart of the curriculum here at Bonus Pastor. We are committed to ensuring that all our students are not only strong and competent readers but also effective and persuasive communicators. This is why we aim to foster a love of reading and in doing so, allow our students to become effective learners through the written word. In turn, this enables students of all abilities to access all areas of the curriculum in whatever subject they are engaging with. The love of reading should not simply be consigned to the classroom but we believe that fostering the idea of reading for enjoyment will lead our students to explore for themselves the richness of the English Language, through Literature which extends far beyond the boundaries of the UK. Young adults who are well read have a clear advantage when it comes to establishing a foothold within the workplace and helps to produce a higher degree of self-confidence.

There is more information about literacy across the curriculum on the literacy tab on this page at https://www.bonuspastor.co.uk/392/literacy-and-numeracy

 

PSHE

As a Catholic School, we recognise that the Physical, Social and Health Education for each individual students is extremely important. We take as a starting point the teachings of Jesus when he said: “The greatest commandment is this: love the Lord your God with all your Heart and with all your Soul and with all your might. The second is: love your neighbour as yourself.”    Matt 2 v. 37 -38 At Bonus Pastor, we endeavour to live by these commandments as we believe that adhering to Jesus’ words helps to develop strength in both character and personality. This leads to deepening maturity as a young adult and helps to equip our students to become effective Catholic Citizens - in whatever environment they find themselves in. 

We recognise that our students are part of a multi-cultural and diverse society with the huge metropolitan capital of London on our doorstep.  We therefore actively embrace these dual concepts; both by celebrating our culture and our Christian heritage.

Further information and a more detailed outline of our PSHE programme is available here https://www.bonuspastor.co.uk/391/pshe

 

For any information on the curriculum please contact the corresponding Head of Department via their e-mail address:

Drama

ClarkeV@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

English

Faliw@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Geography

LawrenceN@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

History

WhittleA@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Mathematics

JonesP@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

Spanish

HirstC@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

French

HirstC@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

Music

CokeN@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

PE

RayneyD@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

RE

InnissH@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Science

McClymont@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

Art

RaymondM@bp.lewisham.sch.uk 

Photography

RaymondM@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

Graphics

RaymondM@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

Creative Media

RaymondM@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

Art Textiles

RaymondM@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

Resistant Materials

RaymondM@bp.lewisham.sch.uk

Business Studies

RyanJ@bp.lewisham.sch.uk