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“St Edward’s provides its pupils with an outstanding, all-round education. It successfully fosters an ethos that matches its aim to provide a broad and challenging education ... in which individuals are encouraged to fulfil their own potential, value the talents of others and live life to the full.”

Ofsted Inspection Report, May 2009.

Click here to view the College's Curriculum policy.


Curriculum Booklets

For full information on the Key Stage 4 provided at St Edward's College, including subject options for GCSE study, download the document below.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Booklet 2017-2019

For Key Stage 5 curriculum choices please visit the Sixth Form section of the website


Curriculum Overview

Lower School, Years 7 to 9
The Lower School curriculum enables pupils to enjoy, achieve and grow in confidence. A large emphasis is placed on pupils developing the necessary skills for life, encouraging them to think, communicate, work within a team and reflect on their learning.

The curriculum is broad and is taught using the latest technology, including interactive white boards in all classrooms and several dedicated ICT suites, with plenty of opportunities for learning beyond the classroom through a variety of school trips. By the end of Year 8, all College pupils have been given the opportunity to travel to either Spain or France with the Modern Foreign Languages department.


Middle School, Years 10 and 11
All pupils study to GCSE level in English, Mathematics, Science and Religious Education and can choose to specialise by selecting to study three subjects from a list of option choices (including at least one Modern Foreign Language).

Through the ‘Pathways’ programme, pupils follow a curriculum that is appropriate to their needs, provides challenge and enables all individuals to succeed. They will finish Year 11 equipped with a range of appropriate qualifications, skills and attributes to enable them to pursue their chosen path into further education or employment.


Sixth Form, Years 12 and 13
Becoming a Sixth Form student at St Edward’s College is an exciting time and will be both challenging and enjoyable. We have high expectations of our Sixth Formers and they in turn receive excellent tuition and pastoral support from staff at the College.

Complementing A Level studies is a range of enrichment activities which will enable students to grow in maturity and social responsibility. These activities help to develop initiative, independence, leadership and organisational skills, all of which are extremely useful when applying to university or for employment.

Visit the Sixth Form section of the website for further details 


Timings of the School Day

 08.45-09.00   Registration/Assembly 
 09.00-09.45  Period 1
 09.45-10.30  Period 2
 10.30-10.50  Break
 10.50-11.35  Period 3
 11.35-12.20  Period 4
 12.20-13.05  Period 5a/Lunch
 13.05-13.50  Period 5b/Lunch
 13.50-14.35  Period 6
 14.35-15.20  Period 7


Homework Timetables

Click to see the homework timetables for pupils in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11