Our timetable runs on a two week cycle with five one-hour lessons each day.
Key Stage 4 Core subjects, lessons and qualifications
The English Baccalaureate (Ebacc)
This is a performance measure – not a qualification - which is awarded when students secure a grade C/5 or above at GCSE level in a core of five academic subjects - English, Mathematics, Science, one language, history or geography.
We believe that each student should follow the pathway, which will engage, challenge and reward him and so the Ebacc may be suitable for the student, or another pathway would be allow greater and more appropriate success.
Progress 8 and Attainment 8
Attainment 8 measures the achievement of a pupil across 8 qualifications including mathematics (double weighted) and English (double weighted), 3 further qualifications that count in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) measure and 3 further qualifications that can be GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from the DfE approved list.
Progress 8 shows the progress a student makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school and it means that students’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same starting point (called ‘prior attainment’). How this is worked out is by comparing their achievement (the attainment 8 score) with the average score of other students who has a similar starting point. The higher the Progress 8 score, the more progress he has made compared to other students with similar starting point.
"St Boniface’s Catholic College is a Roman Catholic Christian Community. It is committed to striving for excellence in all its members through the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum involving spiritual, moral, cultural, academic, social and physical education, delivered to the whole young person. All teaching and learning is done within the context of the teaching of the Catholic faith."
St. Boniface’s Catholic College is a Roman Catholic academy for boys and sixth-form girls, under the direction and trusteeship of the Catholic Diocese of Plymouth Multi-Academy Trust (CAST). It is a five-form entry College with students between the ages of 11 and 19. Although primarily a boys’ college, girls are admitted to the sixth-form.
The College Mission Statement centres upon the education of the whole young person, not just the intellect. It is based on the ideal of the community working together for the benefit of all the members, young and old alike, bringing out the potential of every person.
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