"To instruct someone... is not a matter of getting them to commit results to mind. Rather, it is to teach them to participate in the process that makes possible the establishment of knowledge. We teach a subject not to produce little living libraries on that subject, but rather to get a student to think mathematically for themself, to consider matters as an historian does, to take part in the process of knowledge-getting. Knowing is a process, not a product."
We believe education is life changing. Our purpose at Woking High School is to ensure our students receive an excellent education, which enables them to lead fulfilling lives. This means a life full of opportunities and choice, empowered to contribute to the national discourse and participate and lead as citizens, having a positive influence on the society in which they live.
Our knowledge-rich curriculum, the framework for setting out the aims of our programme of education, is at the heart of everything we do.
Our curriculum challenges all students to realise their unlimited potential during their five-year journey at Woking High School. It is underpinned by the firm belief that all students are able to be highly successful and can master the knowledge and skills of each subject they study. The school has exceptionally high aspirations and expectations of all students. The academic curriculum is designed to provide a high level of challenge and to motivate students to find their unique strengths.
Subject curriculums define what we deliberately set out to ensure students will know and understand, which in turn determines where they find meaning, what they can access and participate in. An overview of each subject can be found in the Subjects section of the website. Our curriculum vision statement can be accessed here.
We have an extensive extra-curricular and enrichment activity programme which compliments and expands on the taught academic curriculum. A full timetable of activities is available to students at break time and lunch times as well as before and after school hours. Further information on our extra-curricular activities page here.