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St. Joseph's Catholic College

A Welcome from the Executive Principal

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic College. When speaking to prospective parents I usually start with the question what do we want for our children? Our answer in St Joseph’s is that we want them to be happy and we want them to achieve to their full potential. Our aim is to provide a caring and supportive environment in which each individual can progress academically, spiritually and culturally.

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Dates for your Diary

  • Friday 8th May – Bank Holiday and VE Day +

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  • Thursday 21st May – Ascension Day +

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GCSE and A Level Preparation

10 Things to do to Prepare for A Level Biology

10 Things to do to Prepare for A Level Chemistry

10 Things to do to Prepare for A Level English Language

10 Things to do to Prepare for A Level English Literature

10 Things to do to Prepare for A Level French

10 Things to do to prepare for A Level Geography

10 Things to do to Prepare for A Level History

10 Things to do to Prepare for A Level Maths

10 Things to do to Prepare for A Level Physics

10 Things to do to Prepare for A Level Spanish

10 Things to do to Prepare for GCSE Biology

10 Things to do to Prepare for GCSE Chemistry

10 Things to do to Prepare for GCSE French

10 Things to do to Prepare for GCSE Geography

10 Things to do to Prepare for GCSE History

10 Things to do to Prepare for GCSE Physics

10 Things to do to Prepare for Your A Levels

Getting Ready for KS4 (GCSE) Combined Science

Getting Ready for KS4 (GCSE) PE

Getting Ready for KS5 (A Level) German

Getting Ready for KS5 (A Level) PE

Year 6 Transition Update

A letter from Mr Stoten regarding Year 6 transition into Year 7 can be found by clicking here.

The recent government announcements about the easing of the lockdown have not changed the restrictions on schools hosting meetings or student induction days.

As such the Year 6 Parent Information Evening 24 June and the Year 6 Induction Day on 30 June will not be taking place.

St. Joseph’s Catholic College remains closed to most students and all visitors for the rest of June and July.

We will contact you directly with news of the induction process for your children.

We wish you well and hope that you stay safe.

GCSEPod

Transition to GCSE:

Year 9 Students – GCSE Pod offer an excellent playlist and activity booklet to support your preparation for GCSE as you move into Year 10 from September. Please click on the subject and click on ‘Getting Ready for KS4 (GCSE)’. You will then see an activity booklet with a series of support pods to help prepare you for Year 10. There are some example booklets attached for Maths and English.

Transition to A Level:

Year 11 Students - GCSE Pod offer an excellent playlist and activity booklet to support students moving on to studying A levels in Year 12 from September. Please click on the subject and click on ‘Getting Ready for KS5 (A Level)’. You will then see an activity booklet with series of support pods to help prepare you for Year 12. See the examples attached.

Parent Webinar GCSEPod  - https://www.gcsepod.com/news-gcse-learning-revision/podup-presents-webinars/ GCSE Pod is an online learning platform available to all students Year 7 to Year 11. They are continuing to offer webinars to parents and the next dates are:

  • Monday 15 June 12.00pm
  • Tuesday 23 June 5.30pm

The webinars are extremely popular and limited to 500 guests so please do sign up early to secure a place. If you are not free on those dates there is a pre-recorded webinar below:

Sample webinar: https://bit.ly/2Y741rC

Length - 1 hour (the last 20 minutes will be mainly answering questions so can be skipped)

In this webinar we'll look at how to support your child's learning using GCSEPod:

How to access the Pods;
Podbooks and how to quiz your child;
What to expect if your child is given homework on GCSEPod;
Check & Challenge and self-assessment;
Hints and tips on home learning.

You will have a chance to ask questions during the webinar.
If any student has access difficultly, please email Mrs Ash on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10 Things to do to Prepare for GCSE English

10 Things to do to Prepare for GCSE Maths

10 Things to do to Prepare for Your A Levels

10 Things to do to Prepare for A Level English

College Closure Status

The College is currently closed for all with the exception of children of key workers. Please click here for resources and tips on completeting school work at home.

Please click here for the College closure procedure.

Free School Meals

Claiming for free school meals (FSM) means that the College can also get up to £900 of additional funding per child for uniform, equipment and educational trips, all items your child will benefit from. Our card payment system also makes being on FSM discrete and anonymous. We are all living through challenging times financially so if you think your circumstances make your child eligible for FSM please apply using the form below or call 01793 714200.

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