Trinity Catholic School

A case study from a school that has adopted the NBfE
Name of School/College: Trinity Catholic School
Type of Institution: Secondary
Age range
Students on roll
May 2017
Students in
pilot cohort
Date for first
NBfE certs
Case Study
Core Learning

Typical curriculum:
KS5: 3 A Levels, L3 Diploma KS4: GCSE (Eng Lang/Lit, DoubleSci, Maths, RE CORE, plus four options) and L2 BTEC KS3: NC

Compulsory qualifications required for completion of the NBfE is applicable:
KS5- A mix of A Level and L3 programmes KS4- min 8 GCSE passes KS3- + ave progress

Additional/Optional qualifications typically offered as part of the extended NBfE framework:
- Additional A Levels - Additional GCSEs for more able - Sports Leadership award

Personal Project

Qualification, Awarding Body and Levels offered:
AQA EPQ Level 3 and 2

Method of delivery:
Taught one hour (blocked) per week for a specified timeframe plus one to one time with a supervisor.

Personal Development Programme

Typical Volume in hours over the course of the programme:
100-150 over years 12 and 13 85 hours over years 7-11

Compulsory components:
Hours divided under the headings Stewardship, Leadership, Cultural, Creative. A minimum of 15 hours in any one area but otherwise flexible.

Optional components:
- Additional Stewardship offered - Exchange visits

Components delivered through other recognised programmes and qualifications:
- DofE - World Challenge - Outward Bound

The mechanism for logging and tracking activities:
- Online tracking - Self assessed and moderated by HoY

orange-quotesAt Trinity, we see the National Baccalaureate approach as supporting our desire to educate the whole person

Chris Gabbett, Principal