At St. Ambrose Barlow learning is the responsibility of the student. It happens so many different ways: through group work, project work, presentations, lectures, investigations, experiments, performances and sports. This means embracing challenges and having the resilience to deal with failure and disappointment as well as enjoying the results when things go well.
We do operate a system of setting in English, Maths and Science. This means that pupils are placed in classes according to their ability based on their prior attainment (how the did in primary school or lower down the school) and assessments carried out in class. Sets are regularly adjusted as pupils make progress.
Below is a table that explains our curriculum and indicates the number of lessons allocated to each subject each year.