Our Curriculum

Years 7 and 8

In KS3, years 7and 8 all subjects are compulsory.

Years 9, 10 and 11

In Years 9, 10, and 11 arrangements are different, because whilst some subjects are compulsory, others are optional.

Core Subjects

Core subjects provide a basic curriculum for all students. The following subjects are part of the core curriculum and lead to public examinations:

  • Religious Education – one qualification completed at the end of Year 11
  • English and English Literature – For most students – two qualifications completed at the end of Year 11
  • Mathematics – one qualification completed at the end of Year 11
  • Science – For some students; a double award, for some students; Biology, Chemistry and Physics separate GCSEs.

Students are also required to attend lessons in:

  • Physical Education  – There are no external examinations in this subject.

Optional Subjects

In addition to the core examination subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and R.E. studied throughout the three years, students will choose three examination subjects which will be examined in Year 11.

This choice will take part in Year 8. For information on optional subjects please follow the links below.

     Year 8 Options Evening Presentation – March 2019

  pdficon_large   Options Information Book 2019-2021

If you have a general enquiry about the content of our curriculum for each academic year, or other KS4 courses offered at Chatsmore, please contact the Director of Academic Systems, Mr. H. Gonzalez.

 googlemail-21    hgonzalez@chathigh.co.uk

If you have an enquiry about the content of a specific subject please contact the relevant subject leader.