St Augustine's Roman Catholic High School, Billington
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|St Augustine's RC High School|
|Motto||Fidei Heredes (Inheritors Of The Faith)|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Department for Education URN||119801 Tables|
|Chair of Governors||Mr Philip Gunn|
|Head teacher||Mr Michael Wright|
|Age||11 to 16|
|Houses||Barlow, Clitheroe, Fisher, Line, More, Owen, Southworth, Ward.|
|Previous Headteacher||Mr. Anthony McNamara|
The school opened in 1963 originally intaking 450 pupils. Its popularity has grown and it is now the largest Roman Catholic High School in its LEA.
Curriculum at KS3Edit
Curriculum at KS4Edit
Every student must take Maths and English along with either Double Award Science, or separate sciences. These are allocated 3 slots per week. Although St Augustines is a specialist language college, learning a language is not obligatory. Pupils must select more courses in order to fill the time table. Each non-core subject takes up 2 periods per week on the time table.
There are many different subjects taught at St Augustine's. In year 9, options are taken for pupils to choose their own subjects. All subjects are taken in years 7-9.
- English - split into English Language and English Literature in year 10.
- Science - in year 9 pupils can opt for 'triple science' (biology, chemistry and physics) or 'Science' (a grouping of all three)
- Modern Foreign Languages - split into French, German and Spanish. In Year 10, Italian can by taken
- Resistant Materials
- Food Technology
- Graphic Design
- Information Computer Technology (ICT)
- History - splits into pre 20th century and 20th century at year 9
- Religious Education
- Physical Education
At GCSE level, pupils can also have 'study periods', which are free periods to catch up on work.
Also year 8 now take options they choose one subject (music, drama, P.E and technology subjects) and all pupils must take one language (French, Italian, German or Spanish)
|Year||5 A* - C|
St Augustine's won the DfES School Achievement Award for both 2000–2001 and 2001–2002. It was the only high school in Lancashire to be awarded Beacon status in 2002. In 2003 it became one of the first Leading Edge Schools in England and one of Lancashire’s first three Specialist Science Colleges. In 2008, it achieved High Performing Specialist College status and was also awarded Specialist Languages College status.
Notable former pupilsEdit
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (August 2016)
- "David Dunn launches charity to help young Blackburn people". The Lancashire Telegraph. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
- The Daily Telegraph[bare URL]