In their latest report Ofsted praised the curriculum provision at Charters saying that 'the school's excellent curriculum has allowed a greater proportion of students to attain well because it is highly responsive to individual needs and includes a wide range of opportunities to undertake both vocational and academic courses'.
The curriculum structure at each Key Stage of a student's education is set out below with more detailed information on each faculty contained in the links on the left.
Key Stage 3
Pupils in Year 7 are mainly taught in mixed ability groups. Thereafter, there is increased setting of pupils so as to cater more fully for the differences in ability. In Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils study the three core subjects: English; Maths; Science plus the following foundation subjects:
- Design Technology
- Information and Communication Technology
- Physical Education
- Religious Education and Citizenship
Key Stage 4
Students are able to ‘personalise’ their curriculum at KS4 in order to follow subjects appropriate to their abilities, needs and interest. All students study English, Maths, Science, PE and Cultural Studies (Citizenship and Religious Education). They are also able to choose GCSE subjects from the following options:
- Business Studies
- Child Development
- Food Technology
- French, Geography
- Resistant Materials
and a range of vocational courses:
- BTEC Business Studies
- BTEC Performing Arts
- BTEC Sports Studies
Students also have an opportunity to choose an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) subject although all students follow an entitlement course.
Key Stage 5
A wide range of academic and vocational courses are provided at Sixth Form. Please click here to see the full range of courses available.