Curriculum Areas

Here at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School we offer a wide and varied curriculum with the aim of providing an engaging learning experience for all of our pupils, regardless of ability.

During years 7 and 8 all pupils follow more or less the same the programme of study. Core subjects build on primary school experiences, while others will be new and exciting.  Careers education and citizenship will form part of the PSHE provision students also receive in Key Stage 3 studies.

Pupils continue to study the core subjects required by the national curriculum at Key Stage 4 and can choose to study specialist subjects and vocational qualifications as well.

We offer a wide range of A Levels in core and specialist subject areas alongside vocational courses in business, performing arts and sport at Key Stage 5.

Please visit the relevant subject pages in this section using the menu on the left to find out more about individual courses.

Year 9 Specifications

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Pandemic (noun)

Subject which uses this term: Science, Geography

Meaning: An epidemic that sweeps across continents or the whole world.

For example: "Scientists are working hard to ensure the world does not see another viral pandemic."

Thought for the Week


"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

2017-18 Options Booklet

Year 7 Prospectus

Year 7 Parents' Handbook

Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Outlines