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28/03/17

This is where our year 8 students will be sleeping tonight as part of their bush craft trip https://t.co/17mzBdb6rK

27/03/17

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Check out this article by about my visit to perform as part of their celebrations https://t.co/AhhWh61Ohr

25/03/17

Read about our singing sensation Andre in the https://t.co/aijaRwRCtA

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23/03/17

students baking for and https://t.co/qCyMF5PRWo

23/03/17

Read about our bright Music students ISSP day with local schools https://t.co/eDQke29I5S

22/03/17

Read our latest newsletter here https://t.co/jRyGlo2zWy

22/03/17

Read about London Youth Games Handball champions here https://t.co/jUrh0KekXA

20/03/17

Read about our talented dance troupes fine performance at https://t.co/P9YAPZv9kW

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18/03/17

The Friends of Hampton High are holding a fundraising quiz night on Friday 24th of March. See poster for details. https://t.co/95YVt7wS4w

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17/03/17

See poster for more information on our Teach Local event https://t.co/shwyKkO9ZI

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16/03/17

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Join us in the fight to save school funds ! Parents we need your support https://t.co/Hu7f6eHMnj

14/03/17

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Massive congratulations to and for winning gold in the U13 and U15 Male https://t.co/5PeGvWo6Pc

14/03/17

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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS HAMPTON HIGH BOYS - YOU ARE GOLD MEDAL WINNERS!

14/03/17

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14/03/17

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A very proud moment for Mr Bucknall today. Great work from all of our Handballers today. Looking forw… https://t.co/2QT1hAVMhv

14/03/17

Our boys team are Handball champions! They will now compete against the nations best at the UK final… https://t.co/0cdUxJyWU1

14/03/17

LIVE UPDATE: our boys handball team have just beaten Camden 5-3 to reach the final of the . Stay tuned.

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13/03/17

Our new uniform has had a positive reception at transition evening https://t.co/ZdXI3OB3ig

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13/03/17

Parents learn about our Maths Mastery at transition evening https://t.co/7Z0ApBCNOf

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 ?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.

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


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 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).