The Curriculum at Chipping Sodbury School

Curriculum Statement 2017-18

Chipping Sodbury School aims to foster a love of learning by offering a broad and balanced curriculum at a level that is accessible yet challenging, enabling each child to achieve at the highest possible level, develop relevant skills and interests, and to stimulate, engage and excite.

The curriculum is organised into a two week timetable. Students have 25 lessons per week in Key Stage 3 and 4. The Sixth Form are also timetabled over 25 periods, but some of these lessons are independent study periods.  GCSE Options take place in Term 3 of Year 9.  In Key Stage 4 students follow a statutory (Physical Education, Religious Education, and Cooperative Learning) and core (Mathematics, English Language and Literature and Science) curriculum.  This is then supplemented by four option blocks with students selecting one subject from each of these blocks.  The Sixth Form offers a wide choice of academic A Level subjects with some high quality vocational subjects offered.


Curriculum for Year 7:


Curriculum for Year 8:



Curriculum for Year 9 and Year 10


  • Tutor period, Co-operative Learning, Mathematics, English, Science (additional and separate sciences biology, physics, chemistry), Modern Foreign Language, Religious Education and PE (core curriculum).
  • Students in English will study literature in Year 9 and 10 and language in Year 11.
  • GCSE options are available for Year 9 and 10 in the following subjects : Art, Computer Science, DT Graphics, DT manufacturing, DT textiles, Food Preparation and nutrition, geography, history, music, PE, Child Play and Learning Development. Students studying these GCSEs will take them at the end of Year 9 and 10 respectively. For more information please see options. 


Curriculum for Year 11 (2017-2018):

All students study Mathematics, English, Core Religious Education and Core PE.

All students will study Science, either Double Science or Triple Science.

Students then opt to take subjects from the following:

BTEC Childcare


GCSE Computer Science

GCSE DT Electronic Products


GCSE DT Product Design

GCSE DT Textiles

GCSE French

GCSE Geography

GCSE History

GCSE Media Studies

GCSE Music

GCSE Physical Education

IT Cambridge National

A small number of students will follow the core subjects plus a work related curriculum provision.

At Post-16 some 30 plus A Level subjects are offered plus a limited number of Applied A levels. Students normally follow four subjects in Years 12 and 13. Alongside this students have the opportunity to follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme where students study six subjects plus a core provision.



Life Curriculum Map

Promoting British Values

Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural Education

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