The Hemel Hempstead School is a learning community where young people and adults share the search for knowledge, truth and the pursuit of excellence.
- 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.
An outline of the themes covered in the Assembly and Personal and Citizenship Education (PACE) programme for 2016-17 is given below.