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21/10/21

Chemistry for Breakfast - the best combination for half term revision! Our Year 13 Chemistry students are working hard, preparing for their upcoming mocks. Going through exam questions, taking lead and teaching others using the white board. 😃 https://t.co/4itpcgI0eP

14/10/21

Today's African proverb....how many of you need to reconnect with true friends post pandemic? https://t.co/aK8d2zGwhJ

13/10/21

Remeber to support wellbeing of our friends, family and colleagues! https://t.co/FfVVovwckG

13/10/21

Today we will be discussing this African Proverb and how it links to the values. How does it relate to yours? https://t.co/arOfVrrTgQ

12/10/21

A powerful video used in the Maths department- Dan Finkel invites us to approach learning and teaching math with courage, curiosity, and a sense of play. Our teachers will review these techniques to implement them in their lessons!#professionaldevelopment https://t.co/4KAa7Nx6hf

11/10/21

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This , we stand in solidarity with every young person who is struggling with their mental health.

11/10/21

have a huge bank of recommendations to help people when they're feeling low or anxious. Check them out at https://t.co/vccFAZ1JpY

11/10/21

Retweetd From HeadStart Newham

It's world mental health day. It is very important to look after your mental and emotional wellbeing, whether it is talking to a friend or a professional. Finding ways to deal with the tricky parts of life can be overwhelming sometimes. Here are some tips and services available. https://t.co/7YY8vu1kAX

08/10/21

Whilst the staff are taking part in the virtual inset day, the students are completing their required practical work https://t.co/zdZQ0QU9vG

06/10/21

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06/10/21

Are you invested in your ? Which aspects do you need to improve on most? https://t.co/s9ptz6uImp

06/10/21

What does today's African proverb mean to you? https://t.co/R2g68Yd2wM

05/10/21

to . Topic of discussion last week was on the importance of and good character. "The heaviest thing on the scale of good deeds is good manners." https://t.co/AsuhjuvW9d

05/10/21

Today our students have been considering an African proverb. What does it mean to them? How can they apply this to the Chobham ? https://t.co/qqLEV7qgr9

04/10/21

have publish a self care calendar for October - which ones are you going to commit too? https://t.co/EFZ1C1WMdr

04/10/21

Lucy Ellis our Lead Practitioner delivers a calm and engaging session to our trainee teachers on Behaviour Management techniques 👍 https://t.co/tmanmbqxwx

30/09/21

All clubs are cancelled tonight due to a staff meeting. However table tennis and West Ham girls football will still be on.

29/09/21

Celebration Evening is in full swing with students demonstrating how we develop all aspects of https://t.co/BpGGFyMWRV

29/09/21

Parents taking in the atmosphere created in our new during our Open Evening https://t.co/367vJd4WVe

29/09/21

At Chobham every department has a more able lead, and as part of their professional development this half term they are reading 's new book 'Teach to the Top', we look forward to them sharing their new ideas next month! https://t.co/EfJLqx4j37

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Our Curriculum

Many of our key curriculum aims for Sixth Form are similar to the principles to be found lower down the school. These have however been adapted to take particular account of the learning needs and aspirations of Sixth Form students:

  • Sixth Form students will follow an A Level or vocational pathway. Prospective Sixth Formers will be directed on the most appropriate pathway for them depending upon their GCSE results. Students will need to meet Chobham’s qualifying grade criteria for whatever pathway they choose to follow.
  • Once having selected the most appropriate qualification pathway students will be supported in making the subject choices which are best suited to their talents and future ambitions. Even within the constraints of the narrower post 16 pathways, we ensure that students have a wide subject choice. A full list of the subjects available for post 16 study appears below.
  • Students are supported in ensuring that their subject choices make for logical combinations and that, wherever possible, there is appropriate breadth to their curriculum.
  • 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 two 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. Each department has an hour of lesson study timetable for sixth form students.
  • 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 tos.rees@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 behaviour 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 Post 16 Subjects
 

A Levels:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Further maths
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mandarin
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Religious Studies
  • Theatre Studies (Drama)

CTEC – 3 A Level equivalent

  • Business Studies
  • Sport

A Levels Pathway

Choose three A-level subjects below

Five GCSE grades 9-6 with grade 5 in English language and mathematics.

It is possible to study economics, history, geography, psychology or sociology in Year 12 if the subject was not studied at GCSE. Enrolment on these courses will be at the discretion of the Academy.

All students are enrolled at the discretion of the leadership team and individual results will be discussed as part of the enrolment process on GCSE results day.

 

English language

Mathematics

Other

Exam Board

Art & Design

5

5

6 in art & design GCSE or design related GCSE

Edexcel

Biology

*

*

*

OCR

Chemistry

*

*

*

AQA

Drama

6

5

A grade 8 or above in English if studying without GCSE drama

Edexcel

Economics

6

6

 

Edexcel

English Literature

6

5

6 in English literature GCSE

Edexcel

Further Maths

5

8

8 in Physics

 

Geography

6

6

 

OCR

History

6

5

 

Edexcel

Mandarin

5

5

B in Mandarin GCSE

Cambridge Pre-U

Mathematics

5

7

 

Edexcel

Media Studies

6

5

 

Eduqas

Music

5

5

6 in music or grade 5 ABRSM in instrument and grade 5 ARSBM in music theory

Eduqas

Physical Education

5

5

6 in PE GCSE

AQA

Physics

*

*

*

AQA

Psychology

6

6

 

AQA

Religious Studies

6

5

 

AQA

Sociology

6

5

 

AQA

Spanish

5

5

6 in Spanish GCSE or home language Spanish/Portuguese or other romance language

AQA

 

*A level science combination

Double science

GCSE

Biology GCSE

Chemistry GCSE

Physics GCSE

Maths GCSE

English language GCSE

Single biology

7, 7

7

7

6

7

6

Single chemistry

7, 7

6

7

6

7

6

Single physics (must also study Maths)

7, 7

6

6

7

7

6

Biology & chemistry

8, 7

7

7

6

7

6

Chemistry & physics (must also study Maths)

8, 7

6

7

7

7

6

Biology & physics (must also study Maths)

8, 7

7

7

7

7

6

All three sciences

8, 8

7

7

7

7

6

Vocational Pathway

Choose one of the four vocational qualifications below

Five GCSE grades 9-4

 

English language

Mathematics

Other

Cambridge Technical Business Level 3 Extended Diploma (1080 guided learning hours)

4

4

 

Cambridge Technical Sport and Physical Activity Level 3 Extended Diploma (1080 glh)

4

4

 

Please note that courses are run at the discretion of the Academy and the Academy reserves the right to remove courses if there is not the demand.