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14/02/20

Thank you to for these fantastic photos of our talented Y10 girls taking part in the production of 'Welington 24'. Our congratulations go to: Sumaiya Chadary, Cara Bullimore, Beth Noble, Lilliana Cassiano and Hannah Greaves. Well done girls! https://t.co/7ipOKnRhyP

14/02/20

Please find this week's Newsletter on our website https://t.co/TArEHFFa3w

14/02/20

Wishing you all a good half term break. Don't forget that Monday 24 February is an INSET day.

14/02/20

Italy Trip update: our Locate My Trip isn't working at the moment as the GPS is down. We will let you know as soon as it is fixed.

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14/02/20

Rugby Club led by an external coach is open to boys and girls in Years 7 - 9. It runs after school on a Monday. Please see Ms McComish if you are interested in attending. https://t.co/SVtCA92QVX

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14/02/20

Netball Club starts after half term for Y7 and 8! https://t.co/PSBvcOgFtc

14/02/20

Year 9 Options: Following the successful Year 9 parents' and options evening last Tuesday, please remember that today is the deadline for Year 9 to submit their GCSE options form.

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14/02/20

Italy Trip - just landed! Here in Naples airport safe and sound. https://t.co/HKiqpZxKwQ

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14/02/20

Italy Trip - on board! https://t.co/2azfwVw5QZ

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14/02/20

In the early hours of this morning, 40 geography students safely boarded their plane to Sorrento, Italy, for a 4 day trip. We wish them all a fantastic time and can't wait to see photos of what they get up to! https://t.co/vt6daxdtjq

14/02/20

Our Y10 boys football team showed resilience last night and beat 4-2 in the pouring rain! Well done boys!

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14/02/20

Well done to our Y8 boys football team who beat 4-3 this week. https://t.co/Vz7bEANu03

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13/02/20

Mrs Watkins, Acting Head of Drama said, "We were very excited to see the professionalism and exceptional talent of the Y7 and 8 students who came to audition for our school production of 'Matilda' this week." https://t.co/IDDQPSaLrB

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13/02/20

Please continue to use to help support the Y10 and Y11 students with their revision. It is an online platform that allows students to watch podcasts directly related to their GCSE subjects. https://t.co/7KPdWxISdd

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13/02/20

Y9 student, James practicing 'Another One Bites The Dust' by Queen this morning for his practical assessment. Thank you to parent, Mr Oechies for kindly donating the bass guitar to the school. https://t.co/iAvJcQkWuT

13/02/20

Don't forget to get your tickets! Our Quiz Night is on the second Friday back after half term. Follow this link to buy tickets. https://t.co/QzbxZPEHQE https://t.co/szLwN1gmiJ

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13/02/20

Our Innervate Careers Team share some upcoming events with you. https://t.co/RVvTd6NcCn

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13/02/20

Retweetd From LEH Drama

Another fab performance from the cast of Wellington 24 last night. It's been a joy seeing them bring 's words to life! Last show tonight: make it a strong jig a sturdy jig! https://t.co/OwLHuNdex8

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12/02/20

Y10 student's watched a demonstration on the impacts of smoking on human health. They then used the evidence from the smoking machine to create a leaflet for the NHS on the effects of smoking on human health. https://t.co/aXHz0pTnkT

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12/02/20

Happy Y9 student's testing Acid rain for pH yesterday afternoon! https://t.co/JGASlsU4PL

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.

For Year 8 and 9 RE some of the topics are controversial and sensitive, some students might watch small clips that are sensitive and upsetting, any concerns or questions please email Mr Jones, luke.jones@hamptonhigh.org.uk.  

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
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. 

KS3 Documents Date  
Year 9 Options Booklet 2020 11th Feb 2020 Download