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Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Aristotle

Academic Curriculum

Our curriculum is inspiring, challenging, absorbing and relevant to students’ current and future lives.

Through smaller classes and outstanding teaching and learning we instil in our pupils a love of learning and interest in their work, and thus promote the happiness and confidence of our pupils.

We differentiate learning to individual needs – to ensure all students are progressing and that lessons are relevant and rewarding.

As well as playing their part in school life, students are expected to take increasing responsibility for themselves, particularly in their school work. Staff set clear targets and feedback will be regular, leading to effective and practical strategies for improvement. In time, students will have a say in determining their own targets and goals. Responsibility also extends to attendance, behaviour, manners and respect.

Our curriculum is given in the context of a holistic boarding school ethos – every moment of the school day is enriching and educational in the broadest sense. Our teaching is inspiring, innovative and creative throughout the curriculum, and all staff set high expectations and adopt an ethos of inclusivity – they demand the best, and expect the best.

For more information about the College’s curriculum, please see below, or contact the Deputy Head, Mr B McCarey (for key stages 3 and 4) on dhm@holyportcollege.org.uk or the Assistant Head - Sixth Form, Mr G Alford (key stage 5) on g.alford@holyportcollege.org.uk

Key Stage 3

YEAR 7 - CLICK ON EACH SUBJECT FOR DETAILED CURRICULUM
Maths
English
Science
History
Geography
Religious Studies
Spanish
Art
Drama
Boys PE
Girls PE
Computer Science
Music

YEAR 8 - CLICK ON EACH SUBJECT FOR DETAILED CURRICULUM
Maths
English
Science
History
Geography
Religious Studies
Spanish
Art
Drama
Boys PE
Girls PE
Computer Science
Music

YEAR 9 - CLICK ON EACH SUBJECT FOR DETAILED CURRICULUM
Maths
English
Science
History
Geography
Religious Studies
French
Spanish
Art
Drama
Boys PE
Girls PE
Computer Science
Music

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, the focus will be on studying traditional academic subjects, leading to GCSE and IGCSE qualifications at the end of Year 11.  In so doing, we will ensure pupils are widening their options for further study at A level and for university courses.

In addition to the compulsory subjects of English Language, English Literature and Maths, the majority of pupils will also be expected to study all three sciences, a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject (History or Geography).  There will be further options available so that all pupils are able to make subject choices to suit their interests and abilities. The full list of subjects available for GCSE/ IGCSE are:English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, French, History, Geography,Religious Studies, Computing, Music, Drama and Art.

YEAR 10 - CLICK ON EACH SUBJECT FOR DETAILED CURRICULUM
Maths - Foundation  Higher
English
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
History
Geography
Religious Studies
French
Spanish
Computer Science

Music
Art
Drama
Boys PE   Boys PE GCSE
Girls PE   Girls PE GCSE

YEAR 11 - CLICK ON EACH SUBJECT FOR DETAILED CURRICULUM
Maths - Foundation  Higher
English
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
History
Science - Double Award
Geography
Religious Studies
French
Computer Science
Music
Art
Drama

Sixth Form

Pupils choosing to continue at Holyport College's Sixth Form will be able to do so on the bases of their GCSE results.  In line with the latest government proposals, pupils are expected to complete the two-year linear course to A level at the end of Year 13.  In most cases pupils will study three or four subjects.  The range of courses offered are similar to GCSE.  They will also have the option to study: Further Maths, Psychology, Economics and Government & Politics.