Curriculum

The Hemel Hempstead School is a learning community where young people and adults share the search for knowledge, truth and the pursuit of excellence.

We ensure:

  • Equality of opportunity for all individuals throughout our curriculum.
  • That progress is monitored and reported upon on a regular basis.
  • That students are given professional guidance about the choice of subjects they can study at Key Stage 4 and beyond.
  • That, where possible, students are placed into sets according to their ability so that they receive the most appropriate education.
  • That support for individual and groups of learners is placed where it is most needed.
  • That we raise attainment, particularly in English, Mathematics and Science.
  • Entitlement for all students to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that offers continuity and coherence and secures high standards.
  • That students gain the core knowledge and skills valued by society to the next generation.

Our curriculum includes:

  • The national curriculum for all students from age 11 – 16.
  • A Key Stage 4 and Post-16 curriculum that offers a range of academic and vocational courses to suit the needs of each individual student.
  • A wide range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Religious Education.
  • Differentiation which ensures that students of all abilities have access to appropriate curriculum opportunities.
  • Appropriate assessment, recording and reporting of attainment by students.
  • A relevant and appropriate Personal and Citizenship Education programme (PACE).

A summary of the number of lessons for each subject in each key stage is shown in the document below.

Curriculum 2016-17

An outline of the themes covered in the Assembly and Personal and Citizenship Education (PACE) programme for 2016-17 is given below.

KS3 PACE 2016-17

KS4 PACE 2016-17

KS5 PACE 2016-17