Our Curriculum Policy can be found within the school policy area here

The curriculum at Chichester High School is planned and organised to promote Enjoyment, Endeavour and Excellence. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but it is designed to develop the independence and responsibility of all our pupils.  We achieve this by making it accessible and fun.

We ensure that all children have a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides ample opportunities for continuity and progression in all areas of development. It takes wide ranging individual differences into account, and our creative planning caters for different learning styles, personalities and a range of interests. We work hard to make sure that our pupil’s entitlement to achieve their full potential is realised.

We promote and achieve high levels of progress. We do this through our school teaching and learning ChiHigh5. Our curriculum is extended by an array of enrichment activities including day visits and cultural experiences. Extra-curricular activities also form an important part of the curriculum and we have an array of after school clubs, including the Combined Cadet Force which are available for many children throughout the school year.

Literacy, Numeracy and personal and social development form the foundations of our entire curriculum. We continue to create a number of different opportunities for pupils to embed fundamental British values and focus on growing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, throughout their time in Chichester High School. All students study discrete SMSC in KS3 and we have a number of workshops, educational visits, residential trips, assemblies, visitors and links with external organisations. Opportunities for pupils to generalise and develop fluency of new skills acquired, is integral to planning. The range of facilities and resources bring the curriculum alive and enable our children to apply their knowledge and understanding in real situations. Sports and well-being activities are highly valued and we work very hard to allow pupils to participate in a variety of different physical activities. We have several highly qualified staff who deliver high quality activities in these fields.

Assessments are integral to planning the next steps of learning, and individual progress is tracked in an abundance of ways. Various interventions are implemented and suitably tailored for individual needs, providing additional opportunities for pupils to succeed.

We are an inclusive school that aims to give all students equal opportunities to leave school ready for life.  To this end we have our ARC (school within a school) which is a resource which allows our most vulnerable students to be taught in a different way.

The ARC3 (KS3) has one dedicated teacher and teaching assistant.  The students will spend most of their time with these two members of staff.  They are however occasions when they will work with specialists teachers for PE, Food, Maths and English.

The ARC4 (KS4) has one dedicated Teaching Assistant.  The students have specialist teaching in Maths, English, Citizenship, Drama, Food and PE.  Some of the students also spend some of their lessons integrated back into their normal classes.

KS3 SUBJECTS OFFERED (Hours taught per fortnight)

Subject Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Mathematics 8 8 7*
English 8 8 7*
Science 6 6 6
Geography 3 3 3
History 3 3 3
French 3 3 3
Art 2 2 2
Drama 3 2 2
Music 2 2 2
Religious Studies 2 1 2*
SMSC 2 2 3*
Design Technology 2 2 2
Physical Education 6 5 5
Spanish (2nd Language) n/a 3 3

* Religious Studies and SMSC time increased by one hour by reducing the time allocated to Maths and English.

KS4 SUBJECTS OFFERED (Hours taught per fortnight)

Subject Year 10 Year 11
Maths 8 8
English 8 8
Science (Combined) 9 9
Science (Separate) n/a Extra 6
Geography 6 6
History 6 6
Business Studies 6 6
French 6 4
Art 6 6
Photography 6 6
Child Development 6 6
Health and Fitness 6 6
Hospitality and Catering 6 6
IT 6 6
Spanish 6 6
Physical Education (GCSE) 6 6
Product Design 6 6
Music 4 4
iMedia 4 4
Religious Studies 4 4
Citizenship 4 4
Physical Education (Core) 3 3
Latin n/a 4

KS5 SUBJECTS OFFERED (Hours taught per fortnight)
All students select three or four subjects to study

Subject Year 12 Year 13
Maths 8 8
Further Maths 8 8
English Literature 8 8
English Language and Literature 8 8
Biology 8 8
Chemistry 8 8
Physics 8 8
Geography 8 8
History 8 8
Business Studies 8 8
Art 8 8
Photography 8 8
Psychology 8 8
Drama 8 8
French 8 8
Politics 8 8
Physical Education 8 8
Film Studies n/a 8
Law n/a 8