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18/10/19

Retweetd From 🧛🏿‍♂️🦇Count ChocuLa🦇🧛🏿‍♂️

It was a total pleasure as always. ☺️

18/10/19

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Giselle Explored workshop #3 at ! Excited to work with a new school in Newham - ’s new neighbour in east London!

18/10/19

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Our Ballet Explored workshops delving into Akram Khan's Giselle continue today at ! https://t.co/aARIXNc0h1

18/10/19

Chobham was once again visited by the world renowned picture book illustrator for . He taught KS3 about representation in superheroes! https://t.co/g4lw1xsuwH

17/10/19

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What a day for all students from year 7 to 12 as they represented their house’s in the first whole school house event of the 19/20 academic year. https://t.co/4755dMZWV2

17/10/19

An enjoyable and culturally enriching day out at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, looking at artefacts from all around the world and appreciating the beautiful museum gardens https://t.co/ZceBYGRzfe

16/10/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to both & year 8 football teams for a trilling game of football yesterday afternoon. St Bons we’re victorious in a 3-0 win. ⚽️ https://t.co/cLL7zLbwtc

16/10/19

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We're excited to support the ! Come along and navigate your way through services in that can support you and your health journey to adulthood. Pop by and say hello on Tuesday 29 October from 3:30pm - 6:30pm at Shipman Youth Centre! https://t.co/QsSib41JZV

16/10/19

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DfE Teams are supporting National Adoption Week follow to see who else is 👇 https://t.co/FQEFZdMIoz https://t.co/ECsoFOKy09

16/10/19

Lego Robotics has arrived at Chobham! Mr Samolis' STEM Engineers club will start building and programming their own robots from scratch! https://t.co/rFlxZ0LDHP

16/10/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to the year 7 boys football team who have progressed into the next round of the inner-schools London cup after a 3-2 victory over Brampton Manor Academy. Well done boys 👏⚽️ Goal scorers (Lennox, OG & DJ) https://t.co/kjWoHQXFJN

15/10/19

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Come & chat with our lovely tutors on 5th Nov'19 5-7pm. Ask anything you'd like to know about over light refreshments (We're also hoping to see some from our 8th floor training base!) 1TZ https://t.co/eyMohYBZeB

14/10/19

Students in Years 8-10 will receive a letter via email regarding the upcoming Madrid/Valladolid trip. Please see Mr Theau for more information! An exciting and fun opportunity! https://t.co/EjwlQ8Uivf

14/10/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A good afternoon of football for as the year 9 football team lost 2-0 to a very good side. Whilst, the year 10’s were successful in the ESFA with a 2-0 win against London City Academy. https://t.co/Y16pDhyhNn

14/10/19

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14/10/19

GCSE PE students in Miss Ellis lesson using revision cards in lessons to support learning. https://t.co/9GEo9FVCNC

10/10/19

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Our trainees are looking at a question matrix to stretch and challenge students. https://t.co/8PikW5TS1V

10/10/19

Every year group at Chobham enjoyed a fascinating & captivating assembly for by Ms Kibela on the Warrior Princess Yennenga! inspiring! https://t.co/0RGnBFdadk

10/10/19

Y12 History students went on a trip in London. They were fascinated about the rich black history in this country. https://t.co/hPgGCEc9Da

10/10/19

Our annual performance evening was a success w/ poetry, singing & dancing. Thanks to the Performing Arts team for making it so special! https://t.co/YsmVJTykSc

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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 Post 16 Subjects
 

A Levels:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Studies
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Mandarin
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Religious Studies
  • Theatre Studies
     

Vocational Courses (CTECs):

  • Business
  • Media
  • Science
  • Sport 

Entry Criteria for Sixth Form

 

Chobham Academy Sixth Form Entry Criteria

A Levels Pathway

Choose three A-level subjects below

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

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

Edexcel

Biology

*

*

*

OCR

Chemistry

*

*

*

AQA

Computer Science

5

7

6 in Computer Science (if studied)

AQA

Drama

6

5

6 in drama GCSE

Edexcel

Economics

6

6

 

Edexcel

English Literature

6

5

6 in English literature GCSE

Edexcel

Further Maths

5

8

8 in Physics

 

Geography

5/6

5/6

6 in geography GCSE and 6 in either English language or mathematics GCSE

OCR

Government & Politics

6

5

6 in history GCSE

AQA

History

6

5

6 in history GCSE

Edexcel

Mandarin

5

5

B in Mandarin GCSE

Cambridge Pre-U

Mathematics

5

7

 

Edexcel

Music

5

5

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

 

Physical Education

5

5

6 in PE GCSE

AQA

Physics

*

*

*

AQA

Psychology

6

6

6 in a humanities GCSE

AQA

Religious Studies

6

5

6 in religious studies GCSE

AQA

Sociology

6

5

6 in a humanities GCSE

AQA

Spanish

5

5

6 in Spanish GCSE

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

7, 7

6

6

7

7

6

Biology & chemistry

8, 7

7

7

6

7

6

Chemistry & physics

8, 7

6

7

7

7

6

Biology & physics

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

For students taking an additional A Level on a mixed pathway they must meet the entry requirements for the A Level subject they wish to study.

 

 

English language

Mathematics

Other

Cambridge Technical Business Level 3 Diploma (750 guided learning hours)

4

4

 

Cambridge Technical Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma (750 glh)

4

4

Grade 4 in drama, dance or music, or Merit in Level 2 Performing Arts

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

4

4

Grade 4 in PE or Merit in Level 2 Sport

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science (750 glh)

4

4

4,4 in double science GCSE

Merit in Level 2 Science

CTEC Extended Certificate in Digital Media (1 A Level Equivalent)

 

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