Curriculum Overview

We have adopted a modern academic curriculum which satisfies the needs of our highly able students. A new dimension to this concerns our CCHS Learner Profile, inspired by the IB Diploma, which highlights the kind of attributes that we want our students to develop. We ask them to be articulate, creative, enquiring, knowledgeable, principled, reflective and resilient.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Year 7

Students study, English, Mathematics, Science, French, German, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Art, Drama, Music, Technology, Physical Education (including Dance), PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) and Computing.

Year 8

The courses followed are as in Year 7, with Latin being introduced and the sciences being taught as separate subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).

Year 9

The courses followed are the same as in Year 8.

Please review the CCHS KS3 Curriculum booklet for further information.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Year 10

The core programme consists of GCSE courses in Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French or German, Geography or History and a Creative subject (Art, Drama, Computer Science, Music, Graphic Products or Textiles Technology). Students also choose two other courses as optional subjects from those listed above, and including Latin, Religious Studies and Spanish – making a total of 11 courses. We regularly review the range of courses we offer and other subjects may be available in the future.

Year 11

Year 11 students continue their Year 10 courses.

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Advanced level

The CCHS Sixth Form Curriculum is animated by core curriculum principles: breadth, balance and challenge. Students construct a personalised programme of advanced study. Students choose 4 Advanced level courses and a fifth course from the super-curriculum, designed to allow students to develop particular academic interests (EPQ, IB ab initio language or Further Maths). We offer Advanced level courses across the following disciplines and subjects:

ENGLISH – English Literature

MATHEMATICS – Mathematics (Further Maths is offered as an additional course)

SCIENCES – Biology – Chemistry – Physics

LANUAGES – French – German – Latin – Mandarin – Spanish (IB ab initio Italian and Russian are offered as additional courses)

HUMANITIES – Geography – History – Classical Civilisation – Religious Studies

THE ARTS – Art – Music – Theatre Studies

SOCIAL SCIENCES – Economics – Government & Politics – Psychology

TECHNICAL – Computer Science – Design & Technology

For more details on the KS5 Curriculum please visit the Sixth Form section of our website.