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Curriculum

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

If after reading the information on each subject area you would like further information about the curriculum we are following then please email enquiries@hamptoncollege.org.uk

Year 7 Specific Information

Please click here for detailed information on what to expect with regards to Assessment, Reporting and the Curriculum for Year 7 students.

The Year 7 Information Evening booklet for October 2019 can be found here. The presentation from the evening can be found here.

Key Stage 3

Students have 25 one-hour lessons each week. The timetable is run over a two-week cycle and the allocations of time to subjects over the two weeks are:

National Curriculum Core Subjects

English Maths Science Computing
Year 7 7 7 6 1
Year 8 7 7 6 1
Year 9 6 6 6 2

National Curriculum Foundation Subjects

Tech PE *MFL Drama Music
Year 7 4 4 4 2 2
Year 8 4 4 4 2 2
Year 9 4 4 6 2 2
RE History Geog Art PD
Year 7 2 3 4 2 2
Year 8 2 4 3 2 2
Year 9 2 3 3 2 2

*Students study either French or German in Year 7 and will continue with this language through Years 8 and 9. More able linguists may have the opportunity to study a second language in Year 9.

At Key Stage 4 students still have a 25 period week and a two week timetable. Sixty percent of the week is dedicated to the statutory  subjects of English, Maths, Science, PE and PD) and 40% to a personalised programme of four options subjects. Students are able to choose from a selection of optional subjects which include Modern Foreign Languages, Arts subjects (including Music and Drama), Humanities subjects, Technology subjects and a range of applied learning and vocational courses.    Please click here to find out more about the courses available at KS4.

Hampton College works collaboratively with other institutions across the city to offer an alternative curriculum for some students. Currently, a small number of learners from Hampton College access vocational and applied learning courses at Peterborough Regional College.

We offer a wide range of AS, A2 and BTEC Level 3 courses in our successful, inclusive Sixth Form. We have 190 students in Key Stage 5, approximately 80% of our Sixth Form students go onto Higher Education. The progress score for our A Level Sixth Form students is currently the best in the city and one of the best in the region. Alongside academic success, 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 College as well rounded young people, well prepared for their journey into adulthood.

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, the following Level 3 courses will run:

BTEC Level 3

  • Business Studies
  • Criminology
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Health and Social Care
  • IT
  • Applied Science

BTEC Level 2

  • Health and Social Care 
  • IT
  • Personal Finance (IFS)

A-Level

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • DT (Product Design)
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Maths
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • PE
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

In Year 7, students begin by being taught in mixed ability groups; during the autumn term they are placed in ability sets in Mathematics and English, based on their performance in primary school and their achievements in the first months at the college.

Higher up in the school, setting by ability continues in Mathematics and English, and is introduced in other subjects, depending upon departmental policy.