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19/07/19

Retweetd From Anna-Devi Nagtalon

My young people are so talented!!! Every so often they gift me with beautiful things like this! My YP said 'Miss! I drew you!' 😍 Isn't it amazing?! https://t.co/dt6kpVl6pf

19/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The winners of the 2019 sports day are ... 🔴 RAMANUJAN HOUSE 🔴 !!!!! Well done Mr Pope and all the staff and students associated with Ramanujan house. 👏🎉 https://t.co/24TYJYTIuP

19/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The rain is not stopping sports day 2019 as every student is taking part in a packed day of sporting activity. What house will take home the Chobham academy sports day shield? Will Adichie defend their title? https://t.co/Mhvq4L7zA9

18/07/19

More Activities Day fun! https://t.co/b45yOQLM4u

18/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham Academy

Mr Samolis’s form with the luxury of a carriage to themselves enjoy reading on the train https://t.co/lh2D2D2l5k

18/07/19

Pupils were highly motivated to collect as much litter as possible. They were rewarded with ice cream for their hard work! https://t.co/bCXYkEDLUs

18/07/19

Chobham Academy pupils completing a highly rewarding Plastic Patrol to better understand our impact on the environment. https://t.co/kg1UwbIeUP

17/07/19

Students having a great time at the IWM! https://t.co/lkphPg07JK

17/07/19

Students enjoying The Clink Prison - Sean said that knowing how people were punished at that time made him more aware of the changes in humanitarian rights https://t.co/a84hUmDFx9

17/07/19

Stopping by the Extinction Rebellion protests en route to the Imperial War Museum https://t.co/NAZVZDrAUp

17/07/19

Bumping into Year 12 students (plus Junior) exploring the Japanese gardens https://t.co/H9nEZJUSHi

17/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Ramble and a spot of lunch https://t.co/YpVvSH20sO

17/07/19

Retweetd From National Trust

The perfect day :)

17/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Up close with the locals https://t.co/B8r92XXHKc

17/07/19

As part of activities day students are visiting Tower Bridge, learning about the history of the bridge and sitting on the glass floor! https://t.co/hZB6RA1cRV

17/07/19

Museum of Brands Trip https://t.co/O6rWYa5WI6

17/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Golf has begun with 15 lucky students https://t.co/UB5eOOWq0q

17/07/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Nice swing!! https://t.co/bu1xgIesvN

16/07/19

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

We’re very proud to have been awarded the Green Flag Award for our sixth consecutive year! 🎉 It would not have been possible without the hard work of everyone who keeps the Park excellently maintained and looking beautiful! 🙌 https://t.co/FBc9IX3wwC

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Our Curriculum

At Chobham Academy, we believe that what our students learn and the way in which they learn are fundamental components of the school. The curriculum shapes both of these aspects but particularly what students learn. The overriding principles which govern our curriculum strategy are:

  • A broad curriculum which gives students access to a range of academic disciplines. We recognize the key importance of English, Maths and Science but also believe passionately in the value of languages, the humanities and the arts. At Chobham, all of these disciplines are represented within our curriculum.
  • A balanced curriculum in which all subjects are given a reasonable proportion of curriculum time so that students may learn in depth and come to understand the nature of each subject.
  • The principles of a broad and balanced curriculum are maintained until the end of Key Stage 4, notwithstanding the need for a degree of greater specialism when the students make their GCSE choices.
  • There is a balance struck between giving all students a broad curriculum entitlement and ensuring that the individual needs and aptitudes of all students are recognized. In practice, we look to introduce a degree of greater individuality for students when Key Stage 4 begins.
  • We begin Key Stage 4 in Year 9. The purpose of this approach is not merely to maximize GCSE achievement. By having a three year GCSE curriculum, we enable students to study in more depth the subjects in which they are most interested. Our Key Stage 4 curriculum structure enables all students to select from a variety of subjects including the arts, PE, business and economics and sociology.
  • Wherever possible, our curriculum is designed to reflect the backgrounds and interests of our students. We want our curriculum to be relevant to their present lives and their future aspirations.
  • Our Post 16 curriculum is designed to accommodate students with a range of academic abilities and aspirations. Consequently, we offer a range of A-Level and vocational courses.
  • As well as the academic curriculum delivered through lessons the school is very aware of the value of PSHE, Citizenship and careers education. These form an integral part of our education through our half termly Innovation Days and through tutor time as well as in lessons whenever appropriate.
  • Enrichment is an integral part of our curriculum on three days each week. Enrichment classes are a compulsory element of each student’s timetable and they give students an opportunity to extend their learning beyond the normal curriculum, increase their cultural capital and develop interests which will hopefully last a lifetime.
  • The concept of the wider curriculum is embedded at Chobham. We believe that learning at school incorporates everything the students do between leaving home in the morning and returning in the evening. This includes the way the students build relationships, how they move around the school buildings and how they conduct themselves at breaks and lunchtimes.
  • Homework forms part of every subject’s curriculum and we expect students to complete homework conscientiously.
  • The effective and principled use of technology is built into our curriculum as a theme running across all lessons and other curriculum activities. We want Chobham students to be competent users of IT equipment and software who also understand the opportunities and potential perils presented by the internet and social media.
  • Throughout the Chobham curriculum, we wish to encourage the development of key learning skills. Foremost among these are resilience, independent organization, problem-solving and inculcating a love of learning.

Hopefully, this website will answer many of your questions on the Chobham curriculum. However, if any questions remain, please address them in the first instance to info@chobhamacademy.org.uk

 

The Moral Dimension and Citizenship

There is a strong moral dimension to the curriculum at Chobham.  We believe that there are beliefs and behaviors which our school should seek to inculcate and develop in our students in order that they may become active and happy citizens.  As such beliefs can often provoke discussion if not disagreement, it is important to us that all members of the Chobham community are clearly aware of what the Academy stands for and therefore able to express informed views on our practice if they so desire.

The values central to our world outlook at Chobham are based upon the aspiration that all of our students should become global citizens, content with their place in the world and successful in their families, friendships, careers and communities.  Foremost amongst the beliefs which support this ambition are:

  • That all of our students learn to value democracy and the fundamental freedom of human expression
  • That other core freedoms (for example in worship, relationships and political views) are equally respected
  • That our students embrace, celebrate and will protect the diversity of local, national and international communities
  • That our students will seek to always treat others as they would be treated themselves
  • That our students always listen and seek to see other points of view
  • That our students understand the threats to their natural environment and seek to challenge them

The enactment of our belief system is most visible in the relationships between students and staff across the school and the example given to students by staff.  Our sixth formers are also very aware of their responsibility in setting a moral example to younger students through their behavior and the attitudes they display.

The Chobham curriculum has been designed to enable students to reflect on the themes outlined above.  Across all of our academic subjects, teachers will encourage students to reflect more widely on issues arising and their relevance to the world around us.  The curriculum has many opportunities for students to think, talk and write about topics which, as well as furthering their general education, have particular relevance to their local circumstances.

The moral dimension of our curriculum is further enhanced by those aspects of the curriculum which extend beyond academic lessons.  Each half term we have an Innovation Day which allows students to explore themes relating to morals and active citizenship in greater depth.  This includes activities which introduce students to aspects of our democratic system and also visitors from a range of faith backgrounds.  Through our daily tutorial structure, students are encouraged to learn about and reflect upon key issues in our society (such as crime, drugs and the use of social media).  They are then given the opportunity to discuss the moral dimensions of these issues and guided in developing their own views.  One day each week is spent discussing a current affairs topic in tutorial.  This assists students in developing their own perspectives on national and international issues.

Our weekly assemblies are also an important part of the Academy’s systems for developing the thinking and attitudes of our students.  Every student is involved in a house or year group assembly each week.  These assemblies discuss a moral theme for the week which is also addressed in tutor time.  At the end of every assembly, students are given time for prayer or silent reflection.

In combination, these systems and practices help us in developing Chobham students to develop into the active and thoughtful citizens we hope for them to become.  All of our curriculum content is constantly under review and will respond to new ideas, national and international events and changing student needs.
 

Chobham GCSE subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Business Students
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mandarin
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Spanish
  • Sociology
  • Religious Studies