St John Plessington Catholic College

Learning Programmes


  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • child-development
  • Computing
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish




All pupils at SJP follow Learning Programmes in all subjects for a 7 week period of learning, which is then assessed. The LPs are available under the subject tabs on this section of the website for parents and pupils to access from home. They detail the programme of study for each subject, setting out the knowledge, skills and understanding you child will be taught. The Learning Programmes also signpost the assessment procedures including the homework that will be set each week.

It is really important that parents take an active interest in the learning that their child is experiencing. By following the Learning Programmes parents can supplement the work being done in College through further enrichment activities or independent study.

The Learning Programmes cover the content required by the National Curriculum in the following subjects: Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Design & Technology, Information Communication Technology, Art, Citizenship, Drama, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Music and Physical Education.

To view a Learning Programme:

  1. first select a subject you require 
  2. then select a Year group 
  3. then a flightpath/group
  4. and finally the relevant Learning Programme.

The Learning Programmes cover the content required by the National Curriculum.


At the end of the Learning Programme, that is, every 7 weeks, you will receive a report which will give you information about your child's progress in the subjects they are studying and an indication of where they should be on their flightpath by the end of the year if they are on track to make outstanding progress compared to pupils nationally with the same starting points from Key Stage 2.

Both attitude to learning and attainment are assessed so that you can see the fullest possible picture of your child's progress through the year. All pupils transfer their progress grades to their planners and exercise books so that they too can see how well they are doing. 

Review Days

Review Days are held once a year when you will have opportunity to discuss your child's progress in their Learning Programmes fully with subject teachers. The rest of the College closes for the day for those pupils not involved in these meetings. An appointment system is operated so that you can choose times suitable to your day. A letter is sent out well in advance informing you of times and dates.