Throughout the School, the curriculum is underpinned by the School Motto, (aut viam invenium aut faciam “Either I shall find a way or make one”). We encourage Chigwell pupils to develop a determinedly independent spirit, taking responsibility for their own academic progress, their personal health and fitness, their relationships with others and the world around them. The curriculum includes all those activities designed to promote the intellectual, personal, social, physical, spiritual and moral development of our pupils. It includes not only the formal programme of lessons but the informal programme which includes extra-curricular activities and all the features contributing to the School’s ethos.
We aim to offer each pupil breadth, balance, coherence, relevance, differentiation and progression, with the ultimate goal of every pupil fulfilling his or her academic potential. We offer a core of subjects with an element of increased choice for pupils as they get older and we aim to be as flexible as we can in order to provide a choice of subjects that is appropriate to each individual pupil. Our academic expectations of all of our pupils are high, and the pace of work is sustained and challenging. It ask that all pupils work hard, take their studies seriously and endeavour to be the very best they can be in all areas of school life.
Further details are given in the Curriculum Policy here and a summary of the material covered in each year, is given in the booklets below: