17 Dec 2020
At Chiswick School we have a broad and balanced curriculum and we are ambitious for every child we teach.
A carefully planned and sequenced curriculum aims to provide all learners with the opportunities to fulfil their academic potential and go on to thrive amongst the demands and expectations of 21st century life.
Students are taught to communicate confidently, effectively and enthusiastically by reading, writing, speaking and listening well, in more than one language.
The curriculum builds character and creates DRIVEN learners who have an understanding of what it means, and how to be, a responsible citizen in school, locally, nationally and globally
An inclusive and wide ranging enrichment offer provides many opportunities outside the classroom which develop cultural capital, provide opportunities for personal growth and broad experiences
KS3 (Years 7-9)
In their first two years of school students study a curriculum based on the core subjects of English, maths and science, history, geography, PE, PSHE ,computer science, religion and philosophy and languages taught by specialist teachers. Alongside this core, students develop their creative and potential through the teaching of, visual and performing arts as well as design technology subjects. During Year 9 students will pick two subjects from the visual and performing arts, design technology subjects to study in greater depth alongside their core subjects. These are not necessarily the subjects students will continue with at GCSE. Students will have drop down days in the subject they did not pick to study in greater depth so they experience all subjects during Yr 9. Students will also have the opportunity to study a second language in Yr 9.
Subjects studied in Year 7-9:
English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Religion and Philosophy , Languages (German , French, Spanish, Latin) Art, Drama, Music, PE, Textiles, Food, Product Design, Computer science and PSHE.
KS4 (Years 10-11)
At Chiswick School it is our belief that a safe, secure, challenging and stimulating curriculum at KS4, offering a broad and balanced selection of subjects for all students, is our key role. Our curriculum is one which promotes examination success and recognises personal achievement at all levels. We ensure we are up to date on all curriculum changes and strive hard to provide the most suitable curriculum for all our learners.
We have designed our current curriculum to meet the aspirations and interest of all our students with a view to most students achieving at least nine approved qualifications, though some students may gain more and a few will study eight qualifications. The core offer represents breadth and strength in academic achievement and allows students to gain the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc). However some students may study extra English and Maths instead of French or German. We believe that by following the Ebacc route all students have the opportunity to study a broad core of subjects, ensuring that doors are not closed off to them in terms of future progression, for example for students hoping to go to university. We are also giving students the opportunity to study at least two more subjects of their choice.
Compulsory GCSE courses studied in Yr 10 and Yr 11:
English, Maths, Science, History or Geography, French or German or Spanish
Compulsory non GCSE courses studied Yr 10 and Yr 11:
PE, PSHE and Religion and Philosophy
GCSE option choices studied in Yr 10 and Yr 11:
Geography, History, Religious Studies, Languages (German , French, Spanish) Art, Drama, Music, PE, Textiles, Food, Product Design, Computing, Latin, Triple Science, Business Studies, Citizenship, and Photography
Vocational option choices studied in Yr 10 and Yr 11
Health and Social Care, Sport, Music Technology and Business
At Chiswick School Sixth Form we offer a unique combination of excellent academic provision and superb pastoral enrichment and care. It is our intention to enable all our students to not just excel in their qualifications but to become compassionate intellectuals. Our vision is to ensure students enjoy a love of learning, achieve their aspirations and are empowered to become the leaders of, and contributors to, a better society.
Chiswick Sixth Form is a comprehensive, co-educational provision for students aged 16-19. We offer a friendly, exciting, and inspiring environment for learning and firmly believe that a safe, secure, challenging and stimulating curriculum, offering a broad and balanced selection of subjects for all students, is our key role. Our curriculum is one which promotes examination success and recognises personal achievement at all levels. We ensure we are up to date on all curriculum changes and strive hard to provide the most suitable curriculum for all our learners.
We pride ourselves on knowing each student’s strengths and aspirations and have a dedicated team of experienced staff who ensure that every Sixth Form student achieves their full potential
Our enrichment programme is outstanding and offers all students the chance to grow beyond the curriculum and develop wider skills. Students can become involved in a broad range of leadership roles within the school: widen their knowledge of the arts and cultural events; involve themselves in either competitive sports or exercise for fun; attend clubs and societies; engage in community projects and fundraising activities and build a repertoire of experiences that will give them the confidence to lead others in your future life. We furnish the students with the qualifications, skills and attributes to compete with absolutely any other young person, for the best university and college places, or the career of their choice
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We have designed our current curriculum to meet the aspirations and interest of all our students with a view to most students achieving three Level 3 qualifications, predominantly A Levels and BTECS. This offer represents a broad and varied curriculum in academic achievement and allows students to gain the currency needed to progress to university, college or their chosen career.
Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classics, Computing, Design Technology Product Design, Drama, Economics, English Literature, Extended Project Qualification, Fashion and Textiles, French, Geography, History, Mathematics and Further Maths, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology and Sociology.
Business, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, Sport
Students also follow a PSHCE programme and an extensive Enrichment programme. We have excellent links with Imperial College and Sussex University.
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To ensure knowledge and skills are developed quickly, each subject area has produced a curriculum map designed to show how learning builds over the course of a term, a year and a key stage. All curriculum maps are available by clicking the Subject Titles below. These form the basis of schemes of work and rigorous, synoptic assessments that allow for a detailed evaluation of student progress at a number of points in the academic year.