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.

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 6 6 6 1
Year 8 6 6 6 1
Year 9 6 6 6 2

National Curriculum Foundation Subjects

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

*In Year 7 students study one Modern Foreign Languages subject - this is currently French. In Years 8 & 9, the more able students have the option to study both French and German while students in set 3 continue with a single language.

  • Key Stage 4

    At Key Stage 4 students still have a 25 period week. 60% of the week is dedicated to the statutory core subjects (English, Maths, Science, ICT, 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 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.

  • Key Stage 5

    The main programmes of study on offer in the Sixth Form are Level 3 BTEC and A level courses. 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 C 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
    • Health and Social Care
    • IT
    • Music
    • Science

    A-Level

    • Art and Design
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • Drama and Theatre Studies
    • DT (Product Design)
    • DT (Food Technology)
    • DT (Textiles)
    • English Literature
    • English Language/Literature
    • French
    • Further Maths
    • Geography
    • German
    • History
    • IT
    • Maths
    • Media Studies
    • Music
    • PE
    • Physics
    • Psychology
    • RE
    • Sociology
  • Curriculum Groups

    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.