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Curriculum & Assessment


At St. Hugh’s we believe in unlocking the potential of every child, fostering a love of learning and a sense of community that ensures their successful transition into the next phase of their education and onward journey into adulthood.  Underpinned by our core values, our school and its curriculum is dedicated to providing a safe, stimulating and inclusive environment, tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual learner.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum that is divided into three distinct pathways.  These pathways have been designed to cater to the diverse range of abilities and learning styles of our students, ensuring that every student can thrive and achieve their full potential. Through our carefully crafted curriculum, we aim to empower our students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed in all aspects of life.

Assessment and Qualifications

Students at St. Hugh’s have the opportunity to access a broad range of accredited qualifications in Key Stage 4 based on their curriculum pathway, options choices and also with due consideration of their broader needs.  Please click on the 2 tabs below for a comprehensive list of accredited qualifications currently on offer.  In line with our school ethos ‘Learning together, Learning for life’, the accredited qualifications we offer are selected so that they complement our curriculum with a focus on celebrating students’ achievement and preparing them for their transition to key stage 5 and into adulthood.

Attainment and progress

At St. Hugh’s, we believe that every student is unique and deserves an education tailored to their individual needs. To ensure that our students receive the support they require, we have developed a comprehensive assessment system that focuses on tracking progress and attainment both in respect of each student’s curriculum pathway and also the needs identified within their EHCP. Our staff use a range of assessment tools and strategies to gather ongoing detailed information about each student’s strengths, challenges, and progress . By utilizing this data, we can create personalized learning plans that address specific needs, set realistic targets, and monitor progress effectively. We also maintain close communication with parents and carers, involving them in the assessment process and providing regular updates on their child’s progress. Through our robust assessment framework, we strive to foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that empowers our students to reach their full potential.

For further information on assessment, please refer to our curriculum policy

Covid-19 Recovery Adaptation:

Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.

Key Stage 4 Performance Data
Progress 8 score -1.73
Attainment 8 score 0.13
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0%
Entering EBacc 0%
EBacc average point score 1.13
Staying in education or entering emplyment 96%