The curriculum at The Charter School North Dulwich lies at the core of school activity. It is broad and balanced, and meets in full the requirements of the National Curriculum and of current legislation.
All students will develop the knowledge, skills and character so that they can be happy in life, and be successful in higher education or the inspiring career pathway of their choice.
We believe that all our young people have the potential to achieve in school and succeed in life. We are committed to our pursuit of the highest standards possible in education and we are united in our determination that all students will excel regardless of their starting points or personal circumstances.
We want all our students to flourish and to become creative, confident and caring citizens who are happy in themselves, excited about learning, and ambitious for success. They will leave us ready to participate fully in our democratic society and prepared to face the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
The School Curriculum
Every pupil and student is entitled to a curriculum that is rich and varied, challenging and inspiring which enables every individual to achieve her or his potential to the highest possible standard; so that all, for the benefit of all, are able to shape their destinies and create a better world.
We believe that all our students have the right to equal access to our broad and balanced range of courses to our wide range of facilities. We hone this provision to best meet individual needs. Particular care is taken over the primary/secondary transition and to 14-19 provision.
- Year 7-11 students have 25 hours of lessons per week. This enables the Charter curriculum to be broad, balanced and enables students to study subjects in greater depth where possible.
- There are a large number of additional enrichment activities available for all students every week. These sessions extend and reinforce learning for some students, whilst giving other the opportunity to have experiences not available during the main school day.
- At KS3 we believe in continuity, with students taught within their tutor group for a large number of their subjects or in smaller all-ability groups.
- Students are set by academic ability in Maths from year 7 and in English from Year 10.
Our curriculum statement can be viewed below: