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    Students will finish school at the earlier time of 1.25pm on Wednesday 27th September and come in at the later time of 9.40am on Thursday 28th September because we are holding our Open Evening on the evening of the 27th September. ...
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    Curriculum Details

    At West Hatch we seek to provide all students with a broad and balanced curriculum. We therefore offer all students in KS3 the opportunity to sample a wide range of both academic and creative subjects. This enables students to make appropriate choices based on their personal interests, achievement and careers advice at the end of KS3.

    In KS3 pupils are split into two halves of the year. On each side there is one group comprising of the most able and all other groups are mixed ability. Only mathematics in KS3 sets all groups according to ability on each side of the year group. In Year 7 all pupils are placed in mixed ability groups in September but may be moved into new groups after October half term, once we know more about them. We also have a booster group in Year 7 which aims to support those pupils that are not yet secondary ready, ensuring they make rapid progress and are in line with their peers as swiftly as possible.

    The KS3 curriculum model is set out below:

     

    English

    Maths

    Science

    MFL

    History

    Geography

    Technology

    PE

    Art

    RS

    Music

    Drama

    ICT

    3hrs Per week

    3hrs Per week

    3hrs

    Per week

    3hrs Per week

    2hrs Per week

    2hrs Per week

    2hrs Per week

    2hrs Per week

    1hr Per week

    1hr Per week

    1hr Per week

    1hr Per week

    1hr Per week

     

    At KS4 we believe pupils should be given the opportunity to study a broad and balanced curriculum while allowing them to make choices on the subjects in which they learn best and ensuring that they are given the skills and knowledge to be successful in further study and in the world of work. As a school we have been extremely successful in supporting students in making the right options choices at KS4 and KS5. This is based on our knowledge of the students and excellent careers advice and support led by Mr Towsey, our careers advisor. All students have access to almost all subjects when they take their KS4 Options. Although we do not force pupils to take a language, we highly recommend that those who are capable of studying a language do so. For more information on KS4 option choices please visit the ‘options’ tab under the parents section of the website.

    The KS4 curriculum model is set out below:

     

    English

    Maths

    Science

    PE

    Preference 1

    Preference 2

    Option 1

    Option 2

    Option E

    (triple science/ Ebacc support)

    4hrs

    Per week

    4hrs

    Per week

    6hrs

    Per week

    2hrs

    Per week

    2hrs

    Per week

    2hrs

    Per week

    2hrs

    Per week

    2hrs

    Per week

    1hr

    Per week

     

    At KS5 students are able to follow a number of routes; A Levels, a mixture of A Level and BTEC courses or a fully vocational programme such as the BTEC National Diploma in Sport. Each of these courses is at Level 3 and is part of a study programme which includes scheduled independent study, pastoral activities, tutor time, PSEC days as well as any extra-curricular activities students pursue. Students who did not achieve the base standard on English or mathematics at GCSE are also expected to follow these courses again during Year 12. Finally, students wishing to challenge themselves further have the option of taking the Extended Project. 

    To see more information on our curriculum offer at Key Stage 5 click here.

     

     

    At West Hatch, the teaching of physical, social, emotional, health and citizenship education is very important to us. Pupils therefore receive lessons on these aspects during form time each week via a comprehensive programme. Aspects of religious education are also delivered within these periods. The school regularly holds drop down days for each year group which focus on specific age related aspects such as driving education in Year 11 and the Sixth From and Sex Education at KS3.

    If you require more information regarding the curriculum please contact the school on admin@westhatch.essex.sch.uk

     

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    Year 13 course outlines

    "The School offers a good range of subject choices and courses at both Key Stage 4 and sixth form that meets the needs of all students well."
    Ofsted 2013