Senior Curriculum

Senior Curriculum

The Seniors at Ditcham Park provides an environment in which each individual pupil can develop his or her talents and potential to the full. The curriculum is broadly based, discourages early specialisation, and places an emphasis on the core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science and Modern Foreign Languages.

The curriculum is guided by the National Curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4 and incorporates additional material in order to provide academic stimulation and flexibility in the courses we provide . Teaching techniques are varied and interesting with the use of audio-visual aids, ICT and educational visits. All pupils are expected to do homework each evening.

Forms 1 and 2 (Year 7 and 8)

All pupils study English, Mathematics, Science, French, Latin, History, Geography, Music, Art, Drama, Design Technology, ICT, Religious Education, Spanish and PE/Games.

Forms 3, 4 and 5 (Years 9, 10 and 11)

Pupils study 10 GCSE subjects. The compulsory subjects are English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and French or Spanish. Further to this students will choose between Double or Triple Science and then a further three subjects from the Option subjects of Business Studies, Computer Science, Spanish, Latin, Geography, History, Design & Technology, Music, PE, Drama, Art. In addition all pupils have 10% of the timetable devoted to PE and Games, and a course in Personal, Social and Health Education is covered in Forms 1-5, with Citizenship and Further Education in Form 5. The school firmly believes that it is important for young people to consider and debate issues which affect them as individuals living within global, national and local communities. The school firmly believes that it is important for young people to consider and debate issues which affect them as individuals living in the wider community.

In addition to the classroom curriculum, pupils are required to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, which mainly take place during the extended lunch period. Many Seniors at Ditcham Park School also have extra Speech and Drama and instrumental and vocal tuition.

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03 April

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03 April

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Our IT Department is doing its bit to assist scientists gather evidence about COVID-19. We've started Folding@home using our spare processing power https://t.co/4cNODZxAQU https://t.co/UKOCk86mMv to see our progress @isaschools #coronafightback #StayHomeStaySafe https://t.co/moqzLikiSb

09 July

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Let our #STEM week commence!! So many exciting activities, workshops and demonstrations from some amazing companies - thank you 🙏 @RoyalNavy @Siemens @IntequalLTD @Tesla @boconline @roamingrobots @ciwf https://t.co/uKUABrMmf0

06 July

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Did you know 2018 is the year of #engineering? At Ditcham we are promoting STEM to all of our #students to encourage them to consider their futures within these industries. https://t.co/mv9x5ehtn9 #womeninbusiness #YearOfEngineering @Siemens https://t.co/fN1mOqOr2H

05 July

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Doing amazing things to promote #Science, #Technology, #Engineering & #Maths at Ditcham Park School…find out more https://t.co/0He8XP1IvD @bioPURE_service @IntequalLTD @Tesla @boconline #STEM #STEMweek https://t.co/Eief9ERpfs

03 July

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July 10th will see students in school taking part in a project designed by the Royal Society Of Chemistry . Completion of the project can earn students a Bronze CREST Award https://t.co/pokO7fspkk @RoySocChem @BritSciAssoc #STEM #STEMweek #LovePetersfield https://t.co/xU0WvxttPw

29 June

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#Science, #Technology, #Engineering & #Maths - giving our pupils the opportunity to explore more about these industries and helping them to make decisions on their future path in life. 😎 You can find out more about our #STEM day activities here: https://t.co/kuXQMi76uE https://t.co/VJ4XHYfMvC

27 June

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STEM DAY UPDATE: On Monday 9th July the Ditcham Park Senior school will be spending a day off site on #STEM inspiration trips 👍#engineering #maths #technology #science #education #STEMweek #LovePetersfield https://t.co/sIYhS36OJf

03 April

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We thought this was a useful site to share: https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/connecting-communities-local-suppliers-support-covid19-pandemic/ Please email hello@ditchampark.com if you have any ideas or suggestions you think our Ditcham family and local community would benefit from knowing. #enjoythesunshine #StayHomeStaySafe #coronafightback #SupportTheNHS

03 April

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Our IT Department is doing its bit to assist scientists gather evidence about COVID-19. We have started Folding@home using our spare processing power to help fight the virus. https://foldingathome.org/ Check out https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/257032 to see how we are getting on @isaschools #coronafightback #SupportTheNHS #StayHomeStaySafe

02 April

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Making our Key Worker rainbow. We’ll be working on it through the coming days to create a hopeful welcome to our school. 🌈

02 April

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Fancy making some bread? Barbara@emsworthcookeryschool.co.uk has created ‘Bread in a Box’ kits which contain all the ingredients for a delicious homemade white loaf along with instructions. £10 for local contactless delivery 5m radius of Emsworth, further by arrangement and includes £1 donation to @stwilfridshospice #EasterHolidayActivities #GetTheButterReady #SmellsDelish #DitchamConnect #StayHomeSaveLives

02 April

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Good morning! Many of us are noticing that birdsong is emerging to fill the space once filled with engine noise. Spring, as the birds seek mates and look to breed is the perfect time to hear them - so some positive synchronicity here. Composer, Lev Parikian, has built an amazing resource to help us learn the difference between the Blackbird’s song and the Robin’s - and many more. It’s a great way to start your day. Happy listening! Thank you to Mr Philips for sharing this website. Listen out for our Tweet @DitchamPark next (!!) https://levparikian.com/index.php/twitter-birdsong-project/ #EasterHoliday #Nature #DitchamConnect #StayHomeSaveLives

01 April

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Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Zac

Future DJ and Producer

Ditcham has encouraged me to flourish even in areas where I didn’t know I had skills. I am extremely proud to be Head Boy and to be able to help others as I was helped myself.

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Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

Freddie

Future Secret Agent

Year 1

I like playing in class. We play dress up games and I make the costumes for my friends. I want to be a spy when I am bigger.

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Jake

Future Performer

Jake

Future Performer

Performer. Ditcham has given me the confidence to develop as a performer – singing AC/DC at our Arts Festival was a bit different from what I usually sing in the cathedral choir; I loved it.

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Grace

Future Treasure Hunter

Grace

Future Treasure Hunter

I like playing outside at Nursery. PE is fun because we get to run and jump with Miss Batten. I like painting too. We are painting bird houses to go into our gardens today.

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Joseph

Future Policeman

Joseph

Future Policeman

I like all the books in Nursery. My favourite book is the one about sharks. When I am big I want to go and see lots of sharks underwater. I also want to be a policeman and drive a police car with a loud siren

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Nelly

Future Doctor

Nelly

Future Doctor

I love the creative feeling of school – there’s so much going on and everyone seems involved in something special. The responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl is one I am relishing.

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Zac

Future Engineer

Year 6

Zac

Future Engineer

Year 6

My teachers are really funny and they are always introducing something new and letting me do what I love. I want to be an engineer; I have been engineering paper planes this week.

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Daisy

Future Mechanical Engineer

Daisy

Future Mechanical Engineer

I feel supported by everyone at Ditcham – in my learning, my singing, my sport and dance.

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