Subjects we teach
The curriculum at Chiltern Hills Academy is innovatively designed; paying close attention to the students and parents we serve in the local community. We provide a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum with a mix of academic, creative and vocational qualifications that demand rigour and depth of understanding. Curriculum areas have age specific, work related learning, built into them to aid understanding of further study in higher level apprenticeships, degrees or the world of work. A daily programme of literacy and numeracy acceleration is delivered in all year groups in the Academy.
During Key Stage 3 all students follow the National Curriculum over years 7 and 8. Students will deepen their knowledge and understanding and embed their skills across a broad range of subjects. All students study Life skills, during which they have the opportunity to understand resilience, how to be productive members of society and about the rules of law and democracy. They also learn about well-being and positive mental health. All students in years 7 and 8 follow our Enrichment Programme as part of our extended school day. We also offer leadership skills to students such as peer mentoring, coaching and Student Voice.
In Key Stage 4 all students study English Language and English Literature, Mathematics, and Science, along with core PE, PRE and Life Skills. Through our guided pathways they select four additional courses leading to GCSEs or equivalent from a broad offer to suit their particular strengths and interests.
During their time here, students also have the opportunity to attend many visits and trips to enhance cultural experiences and to further extend the curriculum experience. We offer residential visits such as World Challenge to support global communities in disadvantaged positions.
Please refer to each curriculum areas Intent to see how topics are delivered for each key stage.