Curriculum Overview

At Chertsey High School, we believe all students, whatever their background, have a right to access the best that has been said and thought. This includes a variety of writers, from all parts of the world, and thinkers from all the ages. Our curriculum ensures that pupils are knowledgeable enough about the world around them to transform it in the future.

The education provided at Chertsey High is broadly traditional and academically rigorous.  We expect our pupils to be polite and obedient.  We encourage competition and allow our pupils to win and lose.  We believe that knowledge about the world is central to our pupils’ success.  Only when they have acquired this knowledge will they be ready to lead and participate as full citizens. As a result, our curriculum is rigorous and comprehensive, reflecting the high standards set by the The Bourne Education Trust and the strong moral values and academic excellence of our strategic partner, Salesian School.  It is designed to develop the character, mind and resilience of the whole student and will incorporate our core beliefs and values.

Students should know how well they are doing, both in relation to themselves and to others.  Students therefore sit formal assessments each term. These assessments are open and meaningful.

The aims and statutory elements of the national curriculum are met within our own and we endeavour always to provide this through outstanding teaching where the needs of individual students are known and catered for. As part of our fair and balanced curriculum, all students can expect to be taught: English, Maths and Science, a Modern Foreign Language, Technologies, PE, Religious Education, Geography, History, Music, Drama and Art until the end of Key Stage 3 when they chose their GCSE options and when their timetable will become more personalised according to their preferences and skills. Literacy, numeracy and computing skills are developed across all subjects and each student is supported to achieve confidence and proficiency in these areas as part of their basic skills. Small group support and coaching in a range of areas is provided where students may need it in order to reach their potential.

Please see below for our full subject curriculum booklet.

Year 7 Curriculum Booklet



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