In Year 7, pupils make the transition from Primary School to Secondary School. The Secondary School encompasses Key Stage 3 which covers pupils aged 11-14 (Years 7-9), Key Stage 4 which covers pupils 14-16 (Years 10 and 11) and AS and A levels for students aged 16 to 18 (Years 12 and 13).
In Key Stage 3, all students follow a course involving a wide range of subjects designed to stretch and challenge every individual, providing everyone with the opportunity to discover and examine their own particular interests and talents.
A wide range of teaching styles are used to meet the differing demands of each subject – an emphasis is put on problem-solving, team work and the development of independent study.
All students study the following subjects: English language, English literature, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, Serbian (as First /Second Language), PE, Music, ART and ICT.
Students can also chose to have an additional foreign language ( Chinese, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian) or to have additional music lessons – playing an instrument or singing in choir, or they can join the yearbook team.
Towards the latter half of Year 9, students select the subjects for their IGCSE examination courses for the next two years – this selection process is based upon a wide range of guidance and advice and is undertaken in close consultation with parents and staff.
Years 10 and 11 form the final two years of compulsory schooling, during which the majority of students will follow IGCSE courses in 8 or 9 subjects. These subjects are selected by the students in close consultation with parents and staff. Students are encouraged to maintain a broad and balanced curriculum by building upon a core of the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Combined Science - Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technology, Modern Foreign Language, Business Studies, Sociology, PE, Psychology.
The school will aim that all students also have at least one hour of physical education per week as students’ health is just as important as their academic development.
Years 12 and 13 – Advanced/AS level (ages 17 and 18) Cambridge International A/AS Levels are internationally benchmarked qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. They are part of the Cambridge Advanced stage.
For further guidance on the Cambridge program please see www.cie.org.uk
The day is split into 8 x 45 minute periods for all Years. We have a 10 min break in the morning and a 45 min break for lunch. Between classes there is a 5 minute break for the students to use the bathroom and prepare themselves for the next class.
Our visit to the Chocolate Museum was the highlight of our week.14 Dec 2022
Every Friday is our Science day. We do simple experiments that you can also do at home.23 Sep 2022
Throughout our time spent in the Elephant F1 group there are many opportunities to practice our Social Emotional skills.19 May 2022
Theme for this week was a book ‘Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes.’01 Mar 2022
As our trees are changing colours and losing their leaves, the Nursery children took the opportunity to do some autumn craft activities.25 Nov 2021
“Reading is a passport to countless adventures.”
- Mary Pope Osborne –08 Feb 2024
27 Nov 2023
The autumn season is here and it is an ideal time to learn about plants!
Last Friday, Chartwell rocked the celebration of UN Day! We're all about embracing diversity and exploring the world, so we couldn't wait to dive into the festivities.01 Nov 2023
A school visit to Viminacium, the ancient Roman archaeological site in Serbia, proved to be an extraordinary and educational adventure for Year 5 and Year 6 students. Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, the ruins of Viminacium offered a glimpse into the life of ancient Romans. The day was filled with excitement as the young learners delved into history while having heaps of fun.19 Oct 2023
Congratulations to all the students of Chartwell Upper Primary for their incredible performances at the Talent Show! It was a truly memorable and enjoyable evening for everyone involved.12 Jun 2023
Did you see the sky last Monday? In case you wondered why there were no stars outside; they were all united in Chartwell's stellar performance on the brightest stage in town.20 Dec 2023
During our French class in Year 11, we decided to switch things up a bit and watch a French TV show "Arsene Lupin" with French subtitles, and it was a hit! The combination of hearing the language spoken by native speakers and having subtitles for reference really enhanced our learning experience. Plus, the show was so gripping that we couldn't help but get caught up in the story.09 Nov 2023
UN day celebration has brought a sense of diversity and a colorful mix of traditions.01 Nov 2023
During this week year 10 sociology students learned about the unstructured interview as one of the sociological research methods. Even though it is a
proper sociological method, the interview resembles an informal conversation!
Ayer durante nuestra clase de Español, Mr. Jorge, profesor de historia, vino a nuestra clase para contarnos sobre la historia de Colombia, incluyendo la Guerra de los mil días.19 Oct 2023