Christleton High School Students

Aiming High


At Christleton High School we are committed to challenging all of our students to ensure they develop the learning habits that allow them to emerge as intellectually curious, resilient and independent lifelong learners.

As an academic school we expect students to challenge themselves both within and outside of the classroom. Students aiming for higher education and competitive apprenticeships should have high aspirations and the motivation and independence to match. We offer a range of challenge within our curriculum but also strive to provide students with a whole host of additional opportunities and challenges. Below you will find a list of some of the ways we support our students in this endeavour. Please have a look at the links and join the Challenge Google Classroom for your key stage, where exciting and challenging opportunities are regularly posted. (Google Classroom join codes are available from form tutors).

Challenge Corner: Fortnightly Further Learning in iResearch

Revolving displays and MOOCs changing every two weeks. Each new fortnightly focus will aim to broaden student learning and help to develop new skills and insights.

September - December

Weeks 1 & 2 (September 13th-25th)
Challenge Topic: Papercraft, Illustration & Art Appreciation
Activities: Try your hand a paper folding and origami. Attempt to draw cartoons and caricatures like Quentin Blake. Test your knowledge of the world’s most famous paintings & sculptures and the artists who created them.

Weeks 3 & 4 (September 28th- October 8th)
Challenge Topic: Foreign Languages & Other Forms of Communication
Activities: Find out how many languages you know how to say "Hello!" in. Discover which novelists invented their own languages for fictional worlds. Learn to say your name in sign language and reading a book in Braille.

Weeks 5 & 6 (October 11th- 22nd)
Challenge Topic: Film, TV and Media Studies
Activities: Take part in popular entertainment trivia quizzes. Play our blockbuster game to see how many movies you can name in different categories. Join our school film club and get involved in BBC School Report.

Weeks 7 & 8 (November 1st- November 12th)
Challenge Topic: Wartime History and the Armed Forces
Activities: Research the impact of WW1 this Remembrance Day. Play our ‘Timeline’ card game to see how good you are at dating historic battles. See what it takes to join the armed forces and review your knowledge of weaponry.

Weeks 9 & 10 (November 15th - 26th)
Challenge Topic: Weather and Climate Change
Activities: As winter sets in, students are encouraged to develop a better understanding of the changing weather. Take the challenge to see what each individual can do to reduce their carbon footprint and preserve the planet for the future.

Weeks 11, 12 & 13 (November 29th - December 17th)
Challenge Topic: Food, Cookery and Nutrition
Activities: In the final month before Christmas, think about learning a new festive recipe and test your knowledge of diet and nutrition.

Futures Club

As a school we are also a member of The Futures Club, a non-profit organisation founded by students from Cambridge University and UCL. They work closely with schools in delivering impactful interactive online guest speaker events throughout the academic year.

These are free for our students - sign up using your school email address

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