In Year 7, History, Geography, Religious Education and Personal and Social
Education are known as Form Studies. These subjects are taught in the pupil’s
form base by the Form Tutor. Together with our primary school links, this ensures
a smooth continuity of the National Curriculum and is seen as strength of the
early years at North Chadderton.
North Chadderton School follows the National Curriculum, incorporating it into a
wider curriculum which provides a broad and balanced education. We aim to
provide all pupils with a challenging and stimulating educational experience which
raises their aspirations and widens their horizons, giving them confidence and
maturity to cope with the demands of an ever changing world. As part of the
Excellence in Cities initiative, we have developed a dynamic programme of
activities to extend Gifted and Talented pupils.
In Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, and 9) pupils are taught in mixed ability groups for
some subjects and grouped by ability in others. This comprises the core subjects
of English, Mathematics and Science, as well as Geography, History, Religious
Education, Music, Drama, Art, Technology, Physical Education and Information
In Year 7 setting occurs in Mathematics. In Year 8 setting occurs in Mathematics,
English, Science and Modern Languages. This moves through into Year 9.
At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) all pupils continue to study the core subjects,
and most are entered for 9 GCSE examinations. The core subjects include
English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Personal Social and Health
Education, and Physical Education. In addition, pupils also study an Information
Technology and Business Studies course. They choose three further subjects
as options. They can develop individual interests and talents, while maintaining
a broad and balanced curriculum as a foundation for further education. The
school takes pride in its provision of modern languages. A choice of two
language courses is available for GCSE. Information Technology is an integral
facet of most subjects.