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13/08/20

A level and BTEC results 2020 Congratulations go to our Year 13 students, of whom we are extremely proud. We are so pleased that they have all secured the university place, job or apprenticeship of their choice. https://t.co/w9iqg9vynB https://t.co/o13bseD7H6

16/07/20

Please find our end of term newsletter on our website https://t.co/TArEHFFa3w

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16/07/20

Summer Kick Camps - bookings and payment can be made directly on the following online booking platform and will be processed on a first come, first served basis. https://t.co/p7mTLSGLVG https://t.co/Ei88IJKwWK

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14/07/20

Help shape the future Hampton and Hampton North! Have your say on community issues, feedback your experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, & share your ideas on how the local area can recover at ’s virtual on 11th August https://t.co/aHH0r2auJ7 https://t.co/lhXX8vSwk6

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10/07/20

Thank you to the FoHH for holding their first socially distant 2nd hand uniform sale this week! They raised over £350 for the school! Thank you to Emma Pryce, Foge Anderson, Claire Wadham and the volunteers who made this possible. https://t.co/4EDUlTZWgZ

10/07/20

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

10/07/20

Our Y7 and Y8 "shout-outs" for this week are now available to view on our website. https://t.co/foOCmErttb

10/07/20

The Kingston and Richmond Youth Council want to hear your voice! This survey was made by young people, for young people, and will take between 5 to 10 minutes of your time to complete, using the online survey link below. https://t.co/0hQOiaGRFk

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10/07/20

Please consider donating unwanted school uniforms that are still in good, wearable condition to the FoHH for our next 2nd hand uniform sale. We are always in need of blazers, skirts, PE kit, ties and football boots! https://t.co/wqCzMKrwZv

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06/07/20

The death of George Floyd in May has sparked mass activism across the world in support of anti-racism. Kindness and respect are at the heart of our school values. Resources to support discussions about race and racism can be found on our website. https://t.co/mYjr6R1fbK https://t.co/8f4m49EIqH

03/07/20

Well done to Beth Noble and Sumaiya Choudhary for taking part in the Regional Final for the Jack Petchey "Speak Out" Challenge! yesterday. Both students represented the school wonderfully, and we are very proud of them both. Well done to Beth who won!

03/07/20

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

03/07/20

Our Y7 and Y8 "shout-outs" for this week are now available to view on our website. https://t.co/foOCmErttb

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30/06/20

FoHH are holding a 2nd Hand Uniform Sale on Monday 6 July. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, there will be a slot booking system. To book a slot and find out more details, please visit our website: https://t.co/YRA8E7htCd https://t.co/H7D4A4DEva

26/06/20

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

19/06/20

Our Y7 and Y8 "shout-outs" for this week are now available to view on our website. https://t.co/foOCmEJ4kJ

19/06/20

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

19/06/20

Y6 parents have been emailed our Transition letter this week. A copy of it can be found on our website along with our Y7 Handbook, a virtual tour of the school and messages from our Y7 students. https://t.co/QPH77NDKBc

12/06/20

Please see our video about what we miss most about normal school life. Thank you to Ms Povey and Archie George, our Head Boy who invested so much of their time making it. https://t.co/fZrZxwxoa9

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12/06/20

Well done to the following students who's work will be submitted to the 'Young Geographer of the Year' award: Emily Pitman, Isaac Fernandes, Sophie Ravichandran, George Mema, Matthew Kersey, Zara Azizi, Erin Beadell, Jenny Ashton, Philomena Murray and Lia Leonard https://t.co/upEkT1UDjY

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  


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.

History Drama
Geography Music
Religious Studies Media Studies
Separate Sciences (counts as one option choice) Art
French Food Technology
Spanish  
Dance  


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).

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The 2.6 Challenge

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hampton-high-s-2-6-challenge As the London Marathon is not being run this year, charities are losing out on the money it would have received from all the fundraising the runners would have done. So, its time for Hampton High to step up to the challenge and it will take a Marathon effort from every one of us – staff, students and families! Over the weekend we would like you to take part in the following challenge: For 26 minutes we want you to record the number of times you can do one or a combination of the following exercises: Sit ups, Press ups, Squats or Star Jumps. When you have done send in your total number of reps to your tutor along with what exercise or activity you did by the end of Sunday via messaging on SMH. On Monday they will add together everyone’s score in the tutor group and we will work out which tutor group did the most! P.S if sport isn’t your thing, why not paint 26 pictures, or read 26 pages of your favourite book. Any thing you want to do really! (Work out a way to give a number for the challenge!) Some suggested ways you can do it… Get others in your tutor group or your friends to join you on a video chat and do it together Film yourself doing it to show your support! Get your family involved But remember – this is a fundraising challenge! We would also like you to donate what you can to our following fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hampton-high-s-2-6-challenge for The Trussell Trust which is a local charity helping our community! We suggest a donation of £2.60 to keep in the theme of the Marathon. Obviously, you need to get your parents permission first! If you would like more information about the Nation-Wide Challenge take a look at these links. The first one will take you directly to the official website https://twopointsixchallenge.justgiving.com/inspiration https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/52303634