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31/03/20

Rainbows - Hampton High... https://t.co/vT2RzW8qpJ

31/03/20

Quiz an Astronaut - Hampton High... https://t.co/sCWhBwUDp0

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25/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

We have been informed some parents have received an email stating: ‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’. This is a scam email - do not respond, and delete immediately. https://t.co/r6cJP28dyY

23/03/20

To parents, students or staff who have experienced a problem accessing SMHW today. https://t.co/W5sP3a3dtF

23/03/20

Stories for children - Free streaming from Audible. https://t.co/bs4CzusmcS

13/03/20

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

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13/03/20

National Demo Day celebrations: Some student's got to have a go at lighting the Methane Bubbles too! https://t.co/INmpZHDDrF

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13/03/20

We celebrated Naitonal Demo Day within the science department yesterday lunchtime by burning Methane Bubbles! Students got to watch Mr Haigh demonstrate how water is a poor conductor of heat and insulates his hands from the flames! Don't try this at home! https://t.co/b6bNdlVVge

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13/03/20

Happy Science Week from our Science department! https://t.co/jwVzDLtx4V

13/03/20

A parentmail has been sent to all families with more details concerning this and the scheduled school trips. Please read the parentmail first before emailing the school. https://t.co/rsIL7gGHGe

13/03/20

School Update Regarding Coronavirus: Following the announcement from the Cobra meeting this afternoon, please be aware that the advice for self-quarantining for suspected coronavirus symptoms has now changed.

13/03/20

We are very grateful to the boys of Hampton School, who support our students with both empathy and humour!. They are a real credit to https://t.co/P22qmJzgpT

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12/03/20

Well done to our students who carried out their first practice expedition on Saturday at Boxhill. They planned their routes and tested their navigation skills. Mr Crossan said, "All did really well and worked together brilliantly as a team." https://t.co/9HXQlSDNhB

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12/03/20

Did you know this? Happy Science Week from our Science department! https://t.co/lsiQPlOqYV

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11/03/20

Take a peek at our Conservation Area in this glorious Spring sunshine! https://t.co/N10UgK4I0a

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11/03/20

Y7 make the most of this splendid sunshine we are having this morning and find places for their bug hotels they have been making! They will check back next week to find out if they have had any visitors! https://t.co/88sPa0Zw4l

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/1237693796495867904

11/03/20

Y8 having lots of fun designing a pulley system this morning with Mr Haigh! We will have to wait until tomorrow to find out the winning team! https://t.co/xsZez7020D

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11/03/20

Did you know this? Happy Science Week from our Science department! https://t.co/n1BvLlgTod

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/1237366018261094405

10/03/20

Evie and Sienna have made some stunning 'Bug Hotels' this morning with Mrs Willingale as part of Science Week! Well done girls! https://t.co/r4K5xkcYl2

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10/03/20

Y11 create a buzz of energy this morning during their revision breakfast! Staff were on hand to answer any questions. https://t.co/Plgediie55

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