Statement of Intent

Curriculum

We firmly believe that all children, irrespective of their starting point, are entitled to a broad and ambitious curriculum. To that end, we are delighted to offer an innovative and knowledge-rich curriculum, which enables any student within Chertsey High School to fulfil their potential and develop the all-important skills and qualities, which will serve them well in later life.

The curriculum reflects Chertsey High School's ethos of knowledge, determination and love. Our curriculum delivers vital subject knowledge and skills, which are complemented by a raft of enrichment activities that broaden and extend the student experience.

The curriculum is designed to give all students the opportunity to develop as enquiring individuals who feel valued and respected, so that they, in turn, learn to value those around them. Equality of opportunity is a key principle in the design of our curriculum model and we fully support the entitlement that students have to study the English Baccalaureate. The EBacc is a set of subjects at GCSE that keeps young people’s options open for further study and future careers.

The EBacc is:

  • English language and literature
  • Maths
  • Sciences
  • Geography or History
  • Foreign Language

On this page you will find our Curriculum Statement of Intent and Curriculum Overview for our current curriculum model.

We operate a 3:2 curriculum model with three years assigned for the delivery of our Year 7, 8 and 9 programmes of study.  These programmes of study have been carefully crafted to ensure that they go beyond the requirements set out by the National Curriculum.

At the end of Year 9, students opt for subjects that they will study in Years 10 and 11 and they complete those subjects by the end of Year 11. Our highly flexible two year curriculum delivered in Years 10 and 11 allows us to create personalised guided pathways for our students.

In addition to a focus on cross-curricular skills, we use the co-curriculum to enhance wider personal development and promote positive attitudes to learning.

The co-curriculum underpins our school culture and prepares students for life in modern Britain through the teaching of responsibility, respect, tolerance and acceptance in everything we do.

 

Curriculum Equality and Diversity

At Chertsey High School equality and diversity is promoted through an inclusive curriculum offer. We provide all of our students with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement.

We shall achieve this by:

  • The promotion of equality of opportunity
  • Challenging discrimination in all areas of the curriculum
  • Ensuring that curriculum planning will take account of the needs of all
  • Monitoring and evaluating curriculum provision at academy and Trust wide level so that it represents a diverse culture and society and encourages tolerance and respect.
  • Ensuring that the teaching methods used in the delivery of the curriculum will be diverse and appropriate for all needs and learning styles
  • Providing resources that reflect and promote equal access for all
  • Promoting cultural understanding and awareness through the content and delivery of the curriculum
  • Actively closing gaps in attainment and achievement between students for all groups of students; especially students eligible for Pupil Premium, students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, looked after children and students from minority ethnic groups.

 

Equality Act 2010

The curriculum at Chertsey High School is personalised to meet the needs of all learners. Flexibility in the curriculum allows for adaptations to be made that are responsive to the needs of both individuals and groups of students as they progress through our academy.

 

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Higher Ability Students

At Chertsey High School our Higher Ability provisions aim to provide opportunities for all our students to be challenged and enriched in order for them to meet their full potential. 

 

How are High Ability students identified?

High Ability students are identified in two ways. We are able to identify High Ability students through their KS2 SATs data and secondly, we ask teachers to nominate students that show a particular aptitude for their subject.  The progress of High Ability students is tracked throughout the year across all subjects by teachers, Curriculum Leaders and our Senior Leader responsible for Higher Ability. 

 

What does this mean in lessons?

At CHS we want all students to be challenged in their learning and to have to think hard throughout their school day. Staff have recently received training on ‘Thinking Hard’ strategies, particularly aimed at stretching High Ability students through the activities and questions used in lessons.

The expectation is that students will engage with all home learning set by teachers and complete work outside of lessons to a high standard ahead of the deadline set. Parents and carers are able to see the home learning set on ‘TEAMs’ and are encouraged to support their child in managing their time and ensuring they complete tasks to the best of their ability. Completed home learning will enable for more classroom time on higher order thinking and quality first teaching in subjects.

 

What enrichment is on offer?

There are a variety of lunchtime and after school clubs that help develop High Ability students. From Debate Club to UKMT Maths Challenge, there are also opportunities for students to get involved in extracurricular activities.

  1. Brilliant Club
  2. Wisdom Group
  3. Higher Education Outreach Network
  4. Brooklands Museum Partnership
  5. Mensa testing
  6. Chamber Choir
  7. UKMT Maths challenge
  8. Debate Club
  9. Many, many more

 

For more information regarding the above:

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- Dec 23
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Here is an example of a Year 8 workshop lesson focusing on physical theatre. Student led learning with full engagement. @ Chertsey High School https://t.co/r7Zs8mQrft
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- Dec 19
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