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19/04/24

Year 9 students have been honing their woodwork skills in Design and Technology class as they start the creation of a table lamp. pic.twitter.com/6dMcKXCchO

18/04/24

It was a pleasure to welcome our Yr12 students and parents in for our UCAS and Oxbridge information evening tonight. Advice and Guidance is a key part of our outstanding 6th form offer. pic.twitter.com/5nLFBCpzr5

18/04/24

What a lovely way to work on their vocabulary. https://t.co/AsA9Ui7xGz

18/04/24

Yesterday some of our Year 9 drama students headed into London to watch the West End production of Wicked - they will write a review and critical analysis of the show as part of their studies. pic.twitter.com/xXom1uYRya

18/04/24

We are looking forward to welcoming Year 12 students and parents/carers to our UCAS Information Evening in the sports hall from 6.00pm. pic.twitter.com/NslyZe1Vt7

18/04/24

A lively student-led debate happening in Year 9 Religious Studies class about gender differences and equality. pic.twitter.com/eFZJM3ukMz

17/04/24

Some amazing books coming soon! https://t.co/DUDJcw38Ao

17/04/24

Trampolining Success Year 7 student Adam, recently competed in the National Trampoline and DMT League. He finished First place and took home a Gold Medal in the 9-13 Male category. A fantastic start to the competition season! pic.twitter.com/juVslTgKhc

17/04/24

Year 7 were playing detectives in English class today - by acting out a murder mystery in preparation of writing their own murder mysteries later in the term. pic.twitter.com/2LC1qHojzA

17/04/24

What better way to kick off our summer term than a wonderful evening at our Jazz Night taking place next week with our talented musicians. Friday 26 April, starts at 7pm.Tickets available via ParentPay - £8 each.Cashless bar available. pic.twitter.com/80XqfsmxZp

16/04/24

Year 10 were making motors in physics lesson today using magnets and wire coil's, the hands-on activity deepened their learning experience and understanding of how motors work. pic.twitter.com/KTs9Lj69yv

15/04/24

The Big One - Senior County Cup Football Final 🏆After an amazing season the Senior 1st XI play Bishop Stortford High School in the County Cup Final.We need you there 🫵KEY INFO:📆 Wednesday 24th April - 6pm Kick Off 📍Cheshunt Football Club, EN8 0RU🎟️Ticket Price: TBC pic.twitter.com/N5QM5RUP1c

15/04/24

To celebrate National Scrabble Day, Ms Wildsmith has made an interactive game of Scrabble featuring mystery books! Come and have a go in the Library 📚 pic.twitter.com/2J4BlZl5lZ

14/04/24

Term Date Reminder - Monday 15 April 2024 is an INSET day for staff, school will be closed to students.Tuesday 16 April - students return to school.Term dates can be found on the school website https://t.co/nCY6jzrm3K pic.twitter.com/oQnBChcPDM

13/04/24

New raised beds, just waiting for our weird and wonderful vegetable and flower seedlings to be planted! 🌱🌈🥕🍋🥒🌶️🫑 pic.twitter.com/G2f8Zr1vCU

13/04/24

Students were fantastic this morning getting packed up and out early. About to take off on our first flight to Lisbon. pic.twitter.com/vpPWqSnpbu

13/04/24

Yesterday we had a fantastic day walking around Sete Cidades crater lake, visiting coastal lava flows, lava caves and Ponte Delgada town. pic.twitter.com/Zbs5j7LeIX

10/04/24

A great day exploring today, starting with a forest trek with waterfalls and HEP dams followed by a dip in some geothermal pools! pic.twitter.com/FfOisipjph

09/04/24

Year 10 Geographers have arrived in Ponta Delgada, have had dinner and are settling into our rooms. Ready for a busy day sightseeing tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Zk5WfrmEcd

09/04/24

Eid Mubarak to all our families in the SJL community celebrating this week! pic.twitter.com/tqzErrwAe7

04/04/24

Sport Tour 2024🇳🇱🏐A fantastic week of netball for the girls!A 3rd and 1st place result at the tournament shows how hard the girls have worked and have learned a lot this week. They should be very proud🥇🥉Well done to Aida and Lily, coaches players of the tournament 🏆 pic.twitter.com/unx8bWlxUC

04/04/24

Sports Tour 24 - An amazing week of football comes to an end. The Yr9A team perform brilliantly in the tournament this afternoon - played 5, Won 3, Drew 1 and Lost 1. Crowing them ChampsThe Yr9B battled well in their games but didn’t have enough to podium. ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/e9PwDRLI05

03/04/24

Sports Tour Update 24-Time to put the skills the girls have learnt into action🏐 pic.twitter.com/CHcn2k5KX2

02/04/24

Sports Tour 2024-Netball training is underway pic.twitter.com/dGjCSdaJhy

02/04/24

Sports Tour 24 - Great first training session. Boys worked really hard and are ready for this evenings games vs Caesar FC and Rood Groen FC pic.twitter.com/Urr4YYELa4

Curriculum Overview

Overview of the curriculum

Our intention is to offer a broad and balanced curriculum which is stimulating and challenging, meets the needs of the full ability range of our students and prepares them to be successful in a changing world.

KS3+

At KS3+ our intention is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum designed to embed and develop students’ prior knowledge, understanding and skills. Students are engaged and challenged through an imaginative curriculum which enables all students to thrive at the next level of their education.

KS4

At KS4 our intention is to offer a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum that allows flexibility of student choice, provides for the academic needs of all students, and sets individuals up for success post -16.

KS5

Our KS5 curriculum builds on achievement at KS4 by allowing maximum flexibility of student choice, providing a broad and balanced range of courses including academic, vocational and enrichment options. It prepares students for success beyond school by developing resilience and independence and an informed understanding of their future opportunities.

Guided options and curriculum pathways

For a complete list of subjects on offer visit our Options Process section to download the latest Options booklet. Information about the Key Stage 5 curriculum  and the wide range of courses on offer can be found on the Sixth Form pages.

Should you wish for more information on the curriculum please email admin@sjl.herts.sch.uk

Subjects

Personalised Learning

From year 7 onwards students are able to make curriculum choices that enable them to tailor-make their education.

We believe that students should have the opportunity to move onto the next stage of their education when they are ready and not have to wait for predetermined ages. For this reason some students are able to fast track in appropriate subjects, whilst others may require booster lessons in particular curriculum areas or extra literacy support to ensure they maximise their potential.

For some students an applied or vocational pathway is more appropriate in Key Stage 4 or Key Stage 5 and a suite of qualifications are available either at Sir John Lawes or in collaboration with our partners. The options are numerous and range from a Level 1 construction course at Oaklands College to a Level 3 engineering diploma. 

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