The Senior School Curriculum

Senior School Curriculum

The Senior School comprises of Years 5 to 8. There are three parallel mixed ability forms in Years 5 and 6 and one mixed ability form in Year 7 and Year 8. The day is divided into nine lessons.

Throughout the Senior School, all children are taught English, Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), History, Geography, French, Spanish, Religious Education, Computing, Design Technology, Music, Art, Physical Education, Games and Personal, Social and Health Education (P.S.H.E) in line with National Curriculum guidelines and for Year 7 and 8 with reference to National Curriculum and the Common Entrance syllabus for those continuing in the independent sector.

The Senior School builds upon the solid foundation established by the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Junior School. Pupils are taught by subject specialists for all subjects.

The children in the Senior School are split into sets for English and Mathematics. The groups are divided in to an ‘A’ set, two parallel ‘B’ sets and a smaller ‘C’ set. Lessons in English and Mathematics are generally timetabled for the morning.

Pupils in the Senior School are encouraged to join extra-curricular activities which include: choir, STEM, drama, Eco-Warriors, debating, chess, Lego Robotics, Paint Box, French and a variety of sports clubs. Some children learn to play a range of musical instruments in individual lessons.

When children have a particular passion for a subject, they are encouraged to investigate the relevant ‘Subject Enthusiast’ page on Google Classroom.

Educational visits take place throughout the year to places of interest related to work in the classroom. Educational groups visit the school to enhance the teaching and learning such as delving deeper into Science during a Forensic Day. During the summer term the children in Senior School participate in a residential trip allowing them to experience a variety of outdoor activities to enhance the curriculum.

Please find details of our Senior School Curriculum here.

Chesham Preparatory School
Open Mornings Wednesday 5th and Saturday 8th October 2022

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