The school operates a flexible 11-16 curriculum which allows students to “develop and enhance” their basic skills whilst “deepening their learning” across a broad and balanced range of academic and applied subjects and courses.
In Years 7 and 8 students follow the National Curriculum subjects as set out in detail in our Programme of Study Booklets available on the school website and by hard copy.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum aims to provide an excellent grounding in the core subjects (Maths, Science, English, Religious Education, Personal, Citizenship, Social and Health Education (PCSHE) and Physical Education) as well as the Arts; the Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages and Design and Technology. It is through this study that they develop a range of skills and competencies and a substantial body of knowledge. Students will develop excellent independent study habits through a regular diet of homework and a focus on teaching them how to learn, as well as what to learn.
In Years 9, 10 and 11 students continue following the National Curriculum Subjects in English, Maths, Science, PE, Religion and Ethics, Citizenship and Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education. We begin our options process towards the end of Year 8 where students are guided carefully onto a range of courses in which they show both interest and aptitude. Our comprehensive Key Stage 4 provision offer is set out in our Subject Choices Guidance Booklet available on the school website and by hard copy. Specific Key Stage 4 examination syllabus information is also set out on our website and provided in a user friendly assessment calendar for students at the beginning of their courses. All students will study either History or Geography and the vast majority of students continue with a Modern Foreign Language enabling them to gain accreditation in all five subject areas within the highly regarded English Baccalaureate. Most of the EBAC subjects are accredited at the end of Year 11 following a coherent five year programme of study. The current Year 8 will be accredited in Modern Foreign Languages at the end of Year 10 as we are trialling an "Immersion Based" approach to the teaching of languages with greater time allocation over a shorter time period. For some students we may feel it is to their advantage to sit examinations earlier in Maths and/or English, however this decision will only be made after careful and thorough consideration of their needs and never to the detriment of their overall most ambitious progress.
At Post 16 we offer as part of the successful Harrow Collegiate an extensive range of Key Stage 5 programmes comprising A Levels and Applied Courses. Students have the opportunity to create programmes of study both at Hatch End High School and at one or more of the other providers within the Collegiate which maximises access and choice.