THE HHS CURRICULUM
On this page, you can find out about the subjects offered to HHS students, by year. If you have any questions about any aspect of the school’s curriculum, please contact Mr Earl, Head of School. Click here for contact details.
Teaching and Learning: the heart of our school
On entry to Hellesdon High School, Year 7 students are placed in classes within broad ability and prior attainment groupings. Class sizes rarely exceed 30. Students who need learning support are allocated to classes where targeted help is available.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum designed to:
• provide equal opportunities for all students regardless of gender, aptitude or cultural, ethnic or religious background
• offer a broad and balanced entitlement to all students
• prepare students for further study, the world of work and to become active citizens
• develop positive personal and social values
• provide a variety of activities which bring about effective learning, provide appropriate challenges for all students and lead to achievement for all students
• provide continuity and progression from the point of transfer to the time of leaving school.
In Years 7 & 8 students study a common curriculum comprising of timetabled lessons in Art, Citizenship, Computing, Drama, Design & Technology, English, Geography, History, Maths, Music, PE, RS, Science and MFL (French/German/Spanish).
Two GCSE Options are chosen at the end of Y8 for study over three years in Years 9 -11. A further two GCSE options are then selected in Year 9 for study over two years in Years 10 & 11.
In Year 9 students study their two selected options plus a broad core of subjects including English, Maths, Science, Computing, PE and RS/Citizenship. Students also select to study a language (French/German/Spanish), humanities (Geography/History) and a creative subject (Art & Design/Design Technology).
In Years 10 & 11 students study their four selected options plus a broad core of subjects including English, Maths, Science, Computing, PE, and RS/Citizenship.
In Year 12 students will be able to select from a range of subjects. The option choices are designed to allow students the maximum possible opportunity to progress towards either Higher Education or a career in a suitable profession. Selected students are offered the opportunity to study for the Extended Project Qualification.