CCHS Curriculum IntentCurriculum Overview

Curriculum Aims
• Provide equal opportunities for all students regardless of gender, aptitude, cultural, ethnic or religious background.
• Have students at its heart, putting their interests above those of the institution.
• Prepare all students for a successful adult and working life in a 21st century global society.
• Value vocational and academic routes equally.
• Nurture the talents of all and celebrate success.
• Work with partner schools in the primary sector and Post-16 to ease transition and secure the broadest possible curriculum offer.
• Involve the community and parents/carers.
• Prepare students for further study, the world of work and to become active citizens.
• Develop positive personal and social values.
• Provide a variety of activities which bring about effective learning, provide appropriate challenges and lead to achievement for all.
• Provide continuity and progression from the point of transfer to the time of leaving school.

Curriculum Structure
• The curriculum is planned in a coherent manner ensuring it meets legal requirements, including those
of the National Curriculum, and embraces cross-curricular themes including: careers information and
guidance (CIAG); personal, social, health and economic education (PSHEE); science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM); sex and relationships education (SRE); citizenship and crosscurricular
skills, in particular those of literacy, numeracy and ICT. Modern British Values (MBV) are
delivered throughout the curriculum and through our Religious Ethical And Lifelong Learning days
(REAL days).
• We have audited our provision of the wider curriculum and where there is not full curriculum coverage,
we ensure that these needs are met through REAL days, enrichment opportunities and cross-curricula
• The development of students’ personal and social skills, and their spiritual and cultural development
are addressed specifically through the PSHEE programme and school assemblies, as well as permeating
the whole curriculum, both formal and hidden.
• The importance of developing ICT, literacy and numeracy, is recognised by the allocation of additional
lessons at KS3 for students with prior attainment in English and mathematics below national
expectations and a continuing emphasis on the further development of these skills across the whole
• The range of subjects on offer in the school at Key Stage 3 and 4, and the qualifications they currently
lead to, is shown in the table at the bottom of this webpage.

CCHS Curriculum Outlines

For detailed curriculum information, including individual subject content across all year groups,
please see our Curriculum Outlines -

CCHS Curriculum Policy - HERE


Key Stage 3 Subjects
Years 7-8
  Key Stage 4 Subjects
Years 9-11
English   English Language GCSE
Mathematics   English Literature GCSE
Science   Mathematics GCSE
Modern Foreign Language   Biology GCSE
Physical Education   Chemistry GCSE
History   Physics GCSE
Geography   Combined Science (double award) GCSE
Religious Education   Sport BTEC
Computer Science   Dance GCSE/BTEC
Graphics   French GCSE
Textiles   Spanish GCSE
Food Technology   History GCSE
Dance   Geography GCSE
Art   Religious Education GCSE
Drama   Product Design (Design Tech.) GCSE/BTEC
Music   Product Design (Textiles) GCSE
Literacy   Photography GCSE
Numeracy   Food Nutrition/Hospitality BTEC/GCSE
    Computer Science GCSE
    Art GCSE
    Drama/Performing Arts BTEC
    Media Studies BTEC
    Music GCSE/BTEC
    Business Studies BTEC
    Event Management BTEC
    Child Care BTEC