Academic Overview

Outstanding boarding for boys and girls aged 13 to 18


The curriculum follows the normal path to (I)GCSEs in Year 11 and Cambridge Pre-U or IB Diploma Programme in the Sixth Form, but every effort is made to teach according to pupils' abilities, and to stretch the ablest well beyond the demands of the syllabus.

The Deputy Head (Academic) oversees all academic matters and reports directly to the Headmaster. Teaching is organised in academic departments, the heads of which report to the Deputy Head (Academic). Brooke Hall (the teachers’ common room) has over 100 members:

Brooke Hall Academic Staff | PDF

Pupils' academic progress is closely monitored. There are two Assessment and Reports cycles every term (Quarter) for most year groups; each cycle, these contain in each subject: a grade for attitude to learning, a grade for attainment, a written comment on recent performance, and a specific target for improvement. There is also a Tutor report in each cycle. These grades and reports are made available to parents via the Parent Portal. The attitude to learning and attainment grades are scrutinised by Tutors and by the Masters of the Under School and Specialists. Parents have a formal opportunity to meet their son's or daughter's teachers every year to discuss progress. The Higher Education and Careers Department provides guidance and training throughout the process of selecting and applying to university.


To learn more about the academic disciplines at Charterhouse please view the videos below:

A Day at Charterhouse | Video Clip

Our Curriculum | Video Clip

Cultural Activities | Video Clip

Studying Art | Video Clip

Drama & Theatre Studies | Video Clip

Charterhouse Terminology

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