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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

KS4 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 4 - Years 10 and 11

The Department for Education sets out a National Curriculum for core and “entitlement subjects". This gives students a broad curriculum and ensures that they are not disadvantaged by over specialised option choices. As a school we are not constrained by this curriculum, but will always make sure that students are fully prepared for the skills and knowledge they will need in order to succeed at key Stages 4 and 5.

Subject Choice

In choosing a suitable programme of subjects for Key Stage 4, students will need to consider the following aspects:

  • The requirements of a balanced curriculum
  • Subjects in which they have a keen interest, and have experienced a measure of success
  • Entry requirements for Higher Education institutions
  • The English Baccalaureate  

We recommend that all students should consider studying a language up to GCSE standard. In the case of new subjects not available during Key Stage 3, students should seek advice from subject teachers. Presentations will be given to the year group clarifying the nature of these subjects and providing guidelines for those contemplating their selection.

The procedure for making requests under the options programme is explained in the options booklet. Students are given the time to think about what subjects they would wish to study and then asked to complete an options form later in the year. Subject choices will be confirmed during the Summer Term. Students will be contacted earlier if there are difficulties with the combination of options chosen.

The options booklet will be handed out to students during the options evening early in the year.  

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.

The curriculum at key stage 4 (years 10 and 11)

The majority of students study our core curriculum and an additional four subjects from those on offer. 

Pupil periods for key stage 4 

Subject Y10 Y11
English 5 5
Mathematics 5 5
Science 5 or 8 5 or 8
Option Subjects 3  
PSHE 2 days a year  
PE 2  


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 Íšbreadth and balanceÍ› 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.

History Dance
Geography Drama
Religious Studies Music
Computer Science (Top Set maths students only) Media Studies
Separate Sciences (counts as one option choice) Art
French Product Design
Spanish Food Technology


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.

How to Request Option Choices

On Monday 5 February you will receive a letter with details on how to request your Option Choices via SurveyMonkey which is an online survey tool that is password protected. Please follow this link which will take you to the Year 9 Options SurveyMonkey. 

Looking Beyond Year 11

Whilst the choices you make in Year 9 will shape your next two years at Hampton High, they will also have an impact on your options after Year 11. This may involve staying on at Hampton High Sixth Form, going to another college or gaining employment with training. In the UK there are qualifications at six different levels (see the table below) and in Year 10 you embark on courses that will begin to take you through these levels. It is important to know what opportunities will be available based on these choices.

Level 3

To progress onto A level courses or Level 3 vocational courses (e.g. BTEC Diplomas/ BTEC Nationals, Level 3 VRQs / NVQs) you will need to have at least 5 GCSE grades at grade 5 or above or equivalent grades on vocational courses.

Level 2

Where students have achieved at least 5 GCSE grades 4-1 they will be able to progress onto Level 2 courses (BTEC First Awards, Level 2 VRQ / NVQ, Level 2 NVQ, Trainees & Apprenticeships).

Going on to University  

If you are considering applying for a particular university course, you should check your GCSE choices will be suitable. In general, universities will be looking for students with good academic outcomes and outstanding study skills and habits. The Russell Group, which represents some of the UK's leading and many competitive universities, has published a guide to assist students with their decision making about post-16 education, called Informed Choices. They identify a number of A level subjects that are required more often than others for entry onto their degree courses. These subjects are: Mathematics/Further Mathematics, English Literature, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History and Languages (Classical & Modern).