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15/12/17

Sixth Form students are organising Christmas Jumper day on Weds Dec 20th for charity . Cost is £1 to wear Christmas Jumper. https://t.co/KcylMAURGj

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14/12/17

Y8 students have created Mosaics inspired by artists Kandinsky and Beatrice Milhazes. https://t.co/zbHvZzoH6D

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13/12/17

For more exclusive video content from head over to our parents Facebook page. Search Hampton High Parents and click to join https://t.co/aKHKxldCKr

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13/12/17

And we are underway https://t.co/oZfUvXUSVR

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13/12/17

Guest have arrived, stage is set, we are about to start https://t.co/BvsS9x1dTD

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13/12/17

Our students visited neighbouring for a talk on ‘Fake News’ from journalist Grant Feller https://t.co/pF3wShfzKz

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13/12/17

Pupils from Buckingham and Hampton Juniors are arriving for our performance of Annie https://t.co/gM3WogCAfC

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13/12/17

Backstage at our performance of Annie to primary school pupils. Performance at 1pm. https://t.co/PXruDQRtnz

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13/12/17

The cast of Annie warming up before the performance to primary school pupils his afternoon https://t.co/UFvkK6nqLN

13/12/17

We will be tweeting live from the primary school performance of Annie from 1pm. Stay tuned!

12/12/17

Our Year 8 student Stan Curd https://t.co/eEhUpuR4yY

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11/12/17

Getting in the festive spirit: our Christmas tree in reception. https://t.co/GmBq7PdrS2

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11/12/17

Year 7 Ted Curd won goalkeeper of the tournament in Poznan, Poland with Chelsea this weekend. https://t.co/UB6cq6nUzE

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10/12/17

The year 9 football team were victorious in the Richmond Borough 5-a-side tournament https://t.co/u6zeppu4JQ

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09/12/17

Retweetd From HamptonCCF

all warming up for the finale of the weekend. The assault course. Well done to all of the cadets, great effort all round. https://t.co/OUb2U0p3XM

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09/12/17

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Huge thanks to renowned journalist and media consultant for today's fascinating Talk! on fake news and the importance of freedom of speech and an open debate https://t.co/g6PhkP1AXK

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09/12/17

Retweetd From HamptonCCF

- cadets from Hampton CCF ready to fly at 6AEF RAF Benson https://t.co/LWlgYjb7N8

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09/12/17

Retweetd From HamptonCCF

- great day for flying if not a bit grey. https://t.co/Hm2EKrFAH0

09/12/17

Retweetd From TheHamptonite

Poss ? Poss ? Definitely

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08/12/17

More from the year 7 specialised cell project in biology class https://t.co/ZX9Ua0lY3G

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.

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


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.

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 UK͛s leading and many competitive universities, has published a guide to assist students with their decision making about post-16 education, called ͚Informed Choices͛ . They identify a number of A level subjects that are required͚more often than others͛ for entry onto their degree courses. These subjects are: Mathematics/Further Mathematics, English Literature, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History and Languages (Classical & Modern).

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Posted on: 13/12/2017

Deputy Head Ms O’Brien explains teaching and learning at Hampton High

We believe that high quality teaching and learning is our most important priority to enable our students to enjoy and engage with their learning and ultimately achieve and exceed their expected progress levels. This summer’s improvements in results have proven how far we have come with this priority and it remains a key focus this year. We see ourselves as a learning community, not just the students but all staff. All our teachers have their own personal coaches who visit lessons weekly and give timely feedback on practice. We have weekly training sessions and morning workshops to share best practice and learn from other institutions where practice is seen as a strength. Many of our staff are involved in research so we can stay at the cutting edge of education.     In our teaching we try and plan for all learners so we can accurately match resources and activities to student needs. Students will see differentiation in lessons through the teachers’ approach to setting tasks. Students can engage with activities in one of three ways and the teacher will target the most suitable way for each individual. The teacher will also have stretch activities planned so that learners at all abilities can access some higher order thinking activities which should spark some further engagement and interest in the subject.   Teachers mark books regularly with detailed feedback and we encourage students to respond to our marking in green pen so we can see clear dialogue and improvements in books. Members of the Senior Leadership team and Middle Leaders carry out regular learning walks and book scrutinies to ensure these good practices and our high expectations are being met across the school. Homework on SMH has started well and we can already see a greater homework completion rate.