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23/05/18

Year 10 students by Jess Rowe and Kira Marks attended the Combined Cadet Force Annual Dinner https://t.co/CqpTPTMqEj

23/05/18

The Year 7 and 8 football trials will take place this evening from 6 - 7:30pm @ Lincoln Field (opposite Twickenham School, across Chertsey Road), Percy Road. Twickenham, TW2 6JW.

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/998869884586033153

22/05/18

Year 8 drama students created a Roll on the Wall for the main characters in the play Ernie’s Incredible illucinations by Alan Ayckbourn. https://t.co/T69plf07uI

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/998498324197068802

21/05/18

Year 9 drama students have taken inspiration from newspapers to create a topical play https://t.co/eL34aGEVco

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/998119908767666176

20/05/18

Well done to our Year 7 and 8 girls rounders team who beat St Richard Reynolds this week. https://t.co/KZGTKCEGLI

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/997755345228521472

19/05/18

The school held a fundraising footballer tournament for students raising money for their trip to Cambodia https://t.co/lxp7P7UOs4

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/997185038281330689

17/05/18

Our Year 9s produced 3D art to create works inspired by illustrators John Tenniel, Quentin Blake and Lauren Child https://t.co/6HUeEzOnLy

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/996307983528267777

15/05/18

The school will hold a staff versus students football match to help pupils fundraising for their trip to Cambodia https://t.co/IMha5TOAPR

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/995914176521560064

14/05/18

Our catering team will be serving a Spanish Fiesta style menu on Wednesday 16 May. Please find the menu attached. https://t.co/Oj0Y7oZ3c4

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/995536667124649984

13/05/18

Our boys Year 8 football team beat Teddington School 5-1 to be crowned Richmond borough champions. https://t.co/ktPQC04P7d

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/995237174944653313

12/05/18

Y10 students learned about life at one of the best universities in the world during a trip to colleges at Oxford University. https://t.co/aPImRRnSZY

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/994883012612579329

11/05/18

Author T.S. Easton talked to students about his books and signed autographs at the Richmond Cover Story event held at the school. https://t.co/BXrBkqjjPK

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/992782270913302529

05/05/18

Students got some navigation practice for the Duke of Edinburgh award during a trip to Box Hill, Surrey. https://t.co/ARGhNetkHg

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/992308618820124673

04/05/18

Our Year 9 boys football team have won the borough football cup after defeating Grey Court 6-2. https://t.co/nyEqgYN2yd

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/992127973108207617

03/05/18

Year 8 students learned survival skills on a two day Bush Craft trip to a forest in Oxford. https://t.co/ibfELLAw6A

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/992033565775933440

03/05/18

The Year 7 rounders team started their season with a win over Richmond upon Thames School. The score was 11-8. https://t.co/JAmnk1i7LW

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/991723195064602624

02/05/18

Families are invited to the Open House at the on Thursday May 17th. See poster for details. https://t.co/EiaXXINrbI

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/991722270233153536

02/05/18

Teen author T.S Easton will give a talk at the Richmond Library Annexe on May 9th, 7.00 - 8.00pm. See poster for details. https://t.co/POH8rrN1JG

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/991703919612088323

02/05/18

Year 8 students need your broken crockery for an art project. See poster for details. https://t.co/VKknFNtvjp

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/991341530215575552

01/05/18

Our Year 9s produced 3D art to create works inspired by illustrators John Tenniel, Quentin Blake and Lauren Child https://t.co/Px9Nxhpti3

KS3 Overview

At Hampton High we are committed to ensuring students master the core subjects and enjoy a balanced curriculum. It is neither desirable, nor essential, for future career ambitions to over-specialise in specific subject areas. Therefore, we have developed an option system that offers students the right balance between breadth and specialism. 

Key Stage 3 - Years 7, 8 and 9 

In Years 7, 8 and 9 students will complete a three-year foundation course, which aims to give them a broad, balanced education with a wide range of study. The current Year 9 curriculum (the last year of Key Stage 3) covers 15 subjects and students need to reduce this number in the Summer term, moving to what we call 9.5, to enable their Key Stage 4 subjects to be studied in sufficient depth.  

At KS3 all schemes of work are based on the new specifications at KS4. Students are usually taught in mixed ability classes except for Maths in year 8 and 9. 

At key stage 3, 4 and 5 we have 29 period weeks with 10 registration periods. Each morning there is time for year group assemblies and tutor time activities which include personal, social and emotional wellbeing.  

Pupil periods for key stages 3

Subject Y7 Y8 Y9
English 5 5 5
Mathematics 5 5 5
Science 5 5 5
Art / Technology 3 3 3
Dance 1 1 1
Drama 1 1 1
Geography 1 1 1
History 1 1 1
ICT 1 1 1
MFL 2 2 1
Music 1 1 1
PSHE 1 1 1
PE 1 1 1
RE 1 1 1


GCSE Options 

As you approach the end of Year 9 it is time to make some decisions about your future studies. You will also begin to think about what you would like to do in Year 12 and 13. Recent changes in government policy mean that all students must now stay in education, or work-based training, until they are 18.

At Hampton High we are committed to the concept of breadth and balance in Year 10 and 11, which can then become more specialised in Year 12 and 13. We have found it is unnecessary for future career ambitions to specialise in specific subject areas too early and that it is better to keep a broader choice of subjects at this stage. When choosing your subject it is more important to think about what you enjoy and where you have shown an aptitude. Your recent report should help to highlight this, or you can have a discussion with the relevant subject teacher. 

Optional Subjects

Students choose four additional subjects from the following list. 

Art and Design History
Computer Science Media Studies
Dance Music
Drama Health and Social Care
Food Preparation and Nutrition Physical Education
French Product Design
Geography Religious Studies 


When to Make Option Choices  

You will be asked to complete an Options Choices Application Form in March/April of Year 9. We ask that each student selects one extra option that can be used if there is a problem with the combination of choices requested. Whilst we make every effort to enable as many students as possible to study the subjects they have requested we cannot guarantee meeting the exact preferences of individual children. Clearly the running of courses is dependent upon whether they are sufficiently subscribed, and the availability of specialist teachers. If there are any difficulties you will be informed as soon as possible. 

Subject choices will be confirmed during the Summer Term but students will be contacted earlier if there are difficulties with the combination of options chosen.