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18/06/21

We are looking for some volunteers to help on Saturday 3 July from 8.30am and every Saturday until the end of term with digging and clearing the area. If you think you can help, please contact parentvolunteergroup.org.uk

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18/06/21

Wren Garden Update: Thank you to parent volunteers Leanne, Liz and Lucy who can be seen here with some of the items kindly donated to the school for the garden. https://t.co/QnaR2Ew7S2

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18/06/21

Well done to Alfie B in Year 7 for his impressive Geography work on Fair Trade which showed great understanding about the topic. Absolutely brilliant! https://t.co/WoTdUuYtbP

18/06/21

Thank you for all your donations of Top Trumps and colouring pencils for the Y7 students to use at lunchtime. We are now on the hunt for some simple games like Connect 4 or playing cards. If you are able to help, please drop off at reception.

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18/06/21

Drop Everything And Read - Find our how you can help support your child at home with reading. https://t.co/ofimierrnK https://t.co/4155Szabqw

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18/06/21

Well done to all the Yr 11 and 13 students who put on a spectacular show of 'Into the Woods' this week! Please see our website for more photos. https://t.co/XeQRFAAa3B https://t.co/jyOEeBXuYm

18/06/21

Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) opening in September: Please read article here https://t.co/tEuFVPb5Gg

18/06/21

Please find our weekly newsletter on our website. https://t.co/TArEHFFa3w

18/06/21

Are you using ? It’s helping us to raise funds for the school, whilst we can’t do our usual fundraising events. Each time you shop online you raise a FREE donation for Hampton High. It’s easy to register:  https://t.co/IPKIkd4vkH

18/06/21

Harjan B performing Chopin to his class https://t.co/PPPB4Yn4mY via

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17/06/21

Year 8 have been working hard improving their still life drawing this week. Well done to Lynn I for her beautifully rendered fruit bowl still life and to Daisy K for her expressive and dynamic Walter Sickert transcription. hampton_high https://t.co/RuSAMVvNN5

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17/06/21

Message from Mrs Roberts: Well done to Y7 for creating some impressive, reconstructed shape portraits in class this week! A special well done to Daisy S, Holly C and Poppy B for their creative portraits pictured here and Mia C for her abstract bubble colour wheel! hampton_high https://t.co/W2zKGd98sY

16/06/21

A huge congratulations to Harjan B in Year 7 for passing his Grade 8 Piano Exam with Distinction! Please watch an extract from his exam recording here - I am sure that you will agree, it is such a pleasure to listen too. https://t.co/mdsxR5PJN1 via

14/06/21

Our Y10 Summer Exam Timetable is available to download from our website. https://t.co/sALRRdgiYu

14/06/21

Our uniform supplier now have skorts in stock and are available to order from their website. Stevensons: https://t.co/BHO2QLAlMh

14/06/21

Vacancy: HLTA Closing date: Friday 25 June noon. Please see our website for more details. https://t.co/3kWp0fzlcM

14/06/21

Vacancies: 2x TLA Closing date: Friday 25 June noon. Please see our website for more details. https://t.co/3kWp0fzlcM

11/06/21

Please find our weekly newsletter on our website. https://t.co/TArEHFWKV4

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11/06/21

Message from Mrs Jones: A big well done to Holly C and Leo T in Year 7 who have both achieved Distinction in their recent LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) exam. This is a massive achievement, and we are very proud of them! https://t.co/BDk8s1BRFU

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 1  
PE 2  

 

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).

KS4 Documents Date  
Year 10 Summer Exams 09th Jun 2021 Download