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23/01/21

Retweetd From Barack Obama

On a day for the history books, delivered a poem that more than met the moment. Young people like her are proof that "there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it; if only we're brave enough to be it." https://t.co/mbywtvjtEH

22/01/21

Retweetd From Oak National Academy

🎉SAVE THE DATE! 🎉 We’ve teamed up with our brilliant friends & Kids (and some special guests!) to bring the nation’s kids together and discuss some really important ways to stay happy and well right now. When? 9am Mon 1st Feb Where? https://t.co/oKFM3JFq9g https://t.co/jdenvti5lR

22/01/21

Retweetd From Oak National Academy

We’re thrilled to launch the in partnership with , which will offer free books and audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. 📚 This week, you can read 's The Story of Tracy Beaker. Visit https://t.co/Bi5QigLKkJ 🙌 https://t.co/SYpNnIYKZ9

22/01/21

Retweetd From BBC Bitesize

Joining us for another week of ? Here’s your timetable! 📚 📺 Primary Bitesize Daily & more on from 9am. 📺 Secondary Bitesize Daily & more on from 1pm. 's also on BBC Red Button. Catch up on all the shows on ! https://t.co/ByuB96Qd7M

22/01/21

Today we have worked in partnership with a vegetarian food company call Vegilantes https://t.co/gAgx7ouOTg to supply our Chobham families with over 360 portions of free healthy food options https://t.co/pqHHNlFzdj

22/01/21

First up is Alex Jarrett, an actress form East London https://t.co/FISuMV0bUI

22/01/21

Watch/Listen to our new where each week Mr Avory will interview a different person from the performing arts industry!

22/01/21

Retweetd From BBC News (World)

Students at Kamala Harris' alma mater, Howard University, say they feel "joy" to see one of their own in the White House https://t.co/zjokyhmbre https://t.co/a0eaB9x8jo

22/01/21

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

One day soon we'll be splashing about in the fountains at the Park and we can't wait! 👏 Until then, please ensure you're following Gov. guidance when visiting the Park. You can find out more here 👉 https://t.co/gFayQeBuRc https://t.co/xdVxRNlbji

22/01/21

Retweetd From M.I.B

Outstanding!!!!! This impact will make a difference to our students outcomes and chances at a successful life. is the type of resource we need to share with other schools in newham

21/01/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

We’re throwing it back to March 2019 as our current year 10’s (year 8 at the time) visited the . The students were able to get an insight into sports related courses at degree level. https://t.co/Tm8syN6xJT

21/01/21

Retweetd From Evening Standard

Boris Johnson has said it is too early to say when lockdown will end https://t.co/jKwoo1KZjo

21/01/21

Retweetd From 🆆🅴🆂🆃🆈

Needed that after a day on the laptop 😅 I’m on the floor out of choice, not necessity...👀 Just one of the workouts on our YouTube channel for the students to complete! 💪🏾 https://t.co/zCUNnqJkE7 https://t.co/TUubIJlLDa

21/01/21

Year 9 Students – The GCSE Preference programme starts today – watch the video event live on the academy YouTube Channel https://t.co/DvXjYEiviw

21/01/21

Retweetd From Mr Rees-Flynn

Brand new video podcast from performing arts department - Episode 1 with https://t.co/5IsNHkhQt0

21/01/21

An inspiration to all our young ladies at Chobham https://t.co/OHJ8yuLZXC

21/01/21

Retweetd From Twitter Moments

President Biden signed his first executive orders on Wednesday, which include a mask mandate on federal property, rejoining the Paris climate accord and providing support for underserved communities.  https://t.co/8FSfag6iPD

21/01/21

Retweetd From Sky News

“We would want to give all schools a clear two-week notice period.” Education Secretary tells that he will give schools “enough notice as possible” before they reopen. Get live updates: https://t.co/vv2GcE5o8U https://t.co/GSBZDPCtDQ

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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