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Curriculum Guide

Our Curriculum caters for a wide range of ability and talent, and provides students with a broad, general education of the highest quality.

We believe that all children and young people have the right to a broad, balanced, motivating and relevant curriculum. Our aim is to inspire our learners, igniting their individual passions through our broad curriculum offer and enabling them to excel and enjoy their learning. We aim to assist them to build a knowledge and skills base which will equip them for future study at all educational phases, enabling them to become responsible, engaged and caring members of society and ultimately preparing them for the work place.

We understand the value of a thorough grounding in English and Mathematics and in developing high order literacy and numeracy skills. However, we also believe every learner has the right to a varied and enabling curriculum and should have access to a vibrant extra-curricular programme

In addition to a wide range of taught subjects and topics, we promote British Values, healthy and safe lifestyles and develop learners’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding.

We ensure that children and young people have an equal access to a wide range of subjects, courses and high quality learning opportunities. This will include a widening of an appropriate vocational offer at KS4.

Learning will not be limited to the five timetabled lessons per day. The Tutorial programme will have a clear daily focus designed to help build character and positive learning habits (e.g. active reading to support literacy, Work-Related Learning, ethics, etc). Form Tutors and Heads of Year will closely monitor each student's academic progress, as well as their personal growth and social development.

All students will have the opportunity to extend their studies by attending Enrichment classes which will be on offer every week. Students with a passion for music will be able to take part in extra-curricular tuition in vocal/instrumental teaching.

Sporting provision will also be a key feature of school life. Students will be offered opportunities to join teams which will compete against neighbouring schools across Peterborough in leagues and cups.

Key Stage 3

Our Foundations (Key Stage 3) curriculum runs from Year 7 to Year 9. The core curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum but is not bound by its constraints. Instead, we apply the most appropriate elements and enhance students' learning through units of study specifically designed to stretch them academically and personally and to lay solid foundations for future success.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum builds on the knowledge and skills developed at primary schools so that students are able to make rapid progress. The inspiring content of the Key Stage 3 curriculum encourages students to become more inquisitive learners and as a result they know more, can do more and remember more about each of their subjects.

We have offered a full three year KS3 programme, enabling to learners to keep their options as broad as possible ahead of the GCSE choices made during Year 9. In addition to the core subjects of Mathematics, Science and English, learners experience a wide range of subjects at KS3, including: Music, Art, Drama/Dance, Physical Education, History, Geography, Religious Education, Personal Development, French and/or German and a range of Technology subjects.

During KS3, students will have 25 taught hours per week. They are timetabled over a week with the following allocation of subject hours over those two weeks:

National Curriculum Core Subjects:

 

English

Maths

Science

ICT

Year 7

3 (12%)

3 (12%)

3 (12%)

1 (4%)

Year 8

3 (12%)

3 (12%)

3 (12%)

1 (4%)

Year 9

3 (12%)

3 (12%)

3 (12%)

1 (4%)

National Curriculum Foundation Subjects:

 

Tech

PE

*MFL

Drama

Music

RE

Hist

Geog

Art

PD

Y7

1 (4%)

2 (8%)

3 (12%)

1 (4%)

1 (4%)

1 (4%)

2 (8%)

2 (8%)

1 (4%)

1 (4%)

Y8

1 (4%)

2 (8%)

3 (12%)

1 (4%)

1 (4%)

1 (4%)

2 (8%)

2 (8%)

1 (4%)

1 (4%)

Y9

1 (4%)

2 (8%)

3 (12%)

1 (4%)

1 (4%)

1 (4%)

2 (8%)

2 (8%)

1 (4%)

1 (4%)

*Students will study either French or German which is offered on a yearly rotation.

You can access the programme of study for each year group by clicking here

Key stage 4 

In Key Stage 4 students spend longer developing their love of learning and depth of subject knowledge in the courses they enjoy and will allow them to access future courses to fulfil their career aspirations.

In KS4 students continue to access 25 taught hours a week timetabled over a two week period. All students study English, Maths, Science, Physical Education and Personal Development (incorporating Citizenship, PHSE, RE and Careers advice), plus four subjects from our options block.

The following curriculum model shows the time allocated to each subject:

Subject Hours per fortnight % taught time
English 8 16%
Maths 8 16%
Science 8 16%
PE 4 8%
Personal Development 2 4%
Option 1 5 10%
Option 2 5 10%
Option 3 5 10%
Option 4 5 10%

Most students will follow timetables which match the above and work towards nine GCSEs or equivalent. However, we strongly believe that students are entitled to access options which match their needs and interests so far as this is practicable to deliver within our schools’ resources. Students who choose vocational options which require more curriculum time may work towards eight accreditations in total.

Sample KS4 options choices:

We are currently going through the Options process with Year 9, a full list of subjects that the school is offering is shown below. Students are asked to pick four options with two reserve choices from which the blockings for the timetable will be created. All subjects offered in KS4 will have a pathway to KS5 progression within the school and/or the Trust.

GCSE courses Vocational Courses
French Business
History Dance (Performing Arts)
Geography Health and Social Care
Computer Science Information Technologies
Separate Sciences Sports Studies
Art & Design Travel & Tourism
Business Studies  
Drama  
D&T Product Design  
D&T Textiles  
Food Preparation and Nutrition  
Physical Education  
Music  
Religious Studies  
Sociology  

Welcome to the Sixth Form at Hampton Gardens School. We currently operate a small Sixth Form with 46 students on roll.

These students study at least one of the two level three vocational courses offered by the school in ICT and Health and Social Care. The remainder of their curriculum is provided by Hampton College where students have the choice of studying a combination of additional vocational or GCE courses. All admissions to the Sixth Form are coordinated through a central admissions process operated by the Trust.

The curriculum at Key Stage 5 allows students to specialise in subjects increasingly focused on their future aspirations.

The main programmes of study on offer in the Sixth Form are A Levels, Level 3 BTEC (equivalent to A Level) and Level 2 BTEC (equivalent to GCSE) courses, with each student following the pathway most appropriate for them. Most students will study three subjects in Year 12 and 13, alongside five hours per week of supervised silent study with one hour of PSHE. In addition to this, students who do not achieve a Grade 4 in either their English or Maths GCSE (or both) must re-sit the subject in Sixth Form. Currently, depending on demand.

We aim for our Post 16 curriculum provision to be both aspirational and inclusive. By sharing facilities and staff across Hampton College and Hampton Gardens School we are developing a wide range of courses, appropriate to our students’ needs and interests. Joint working also ensures that we can balance economic viability with our desire to offer a wide breadth of subjects.

The courses currently offered by the Trust are listed below and are at A level unless indicated otherwise. The courses in bold are the ones students study at Hampton Gardens.
  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies (A-Level and Level 3 BTEC, Level 2 course in Finance)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology: Product Design/Textiles/Food Technology
  • Drama and Theatre Studies Economics English Language/Literature English Literature French Further Maths Geography German
  • Health and Social Care
  • History IT (Level 3 BTEC, Level 2 BTEC)
  • Maths
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • RE
  • Sociology
  • Science (Level 3 BTEC)

Alongside academic success, the Sixth Form provides a range of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities for students and offers a comprehensive support package to aid students’ progress to their Post 18 destination. Most of our students take up student leadership roles and positions of responsibility within the school and the local community, ensuring that they leave Hampton Academies Trust as well rounded young people, well prepared for their journey into adulthood.

Parent Curriculum Information

Student Assessment and Subject Curriculum Information

As a school, we feel it is important to work with parent to ensure that they are able to support their children as best they can. We have produced some guidance that you may find useful but which also details when and how assessments take place.

Please click here to view Year 7 Guidance

Please click here to view Year 8 Guidance

Please click here to view Year 9 Guidance