Our Curriculum


The curriculum model at The Hart School is regularly reviewed and redesigned when appropriate in order to reflect:

• The desire for a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum based on the principles of: depth, excellence, equity, clarity and enjoyment.

• The changing educational landscape

• The continuing importance of the EBacc and the introduction of Progress 8 as the headline figures

Aims and Objectives of the Curriculum

The aim of the curriculum is to maximise the number of pupils reaching the highest grades possible in their best eight qualifications studied, thus enabling pupils successful progression to Post 16 opportunities. The objectives underpinning the curriculum model are:

• To accelerate the progress of all pupils, with a clear focus on the basics (English and Maths), • To increase the percentage of pupils continuing their learning Post 16 at the appropriate level

• To facilitate guided choices so as to develop a personalised KS4 curriculum enabling pupils to gain academic success in a variety of subjects that reflect pupils’ needs, interests and strengths.

• To develop responsible citizens with strong British values.

• A coherent 5 year programme from Y7 that supports the Academy in maximising the proportion of pupils achieving the new accountability measures.

Click Here to view our Vision for the Curriculum

Click Here to view our Curriculum Design

Click Here to view our KS4 Options Booklet for 2017-2018

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

At KS3 the majority of students study:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • MFL
  • Design
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama/Dance
  • Computing
  • PE
  • Textiles
  • Ethics and RE via Life & Soul Days

At KS4 the majority of students study a combination of (GCSE):

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Combined Science
  • Geography / History
  • MFL

At KS4 students can choose from:

  • GCSE Art
  • GCSE Design and Technology
  • GCSE ICT/Level 2 qualification
  • GCSE Photography
  • BTEC Hospitality
  • BTEC Engineering
  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC Health and Social Care
  • BTEC Performing Arts – Dance/Music/Acting
  • BTEC Sport

At KS5 students can choose from:

  • A Level Maths
  • A Level Spanish
  • A Level English Literature
  • A Level Biology
  • A Level Chemistry
  • A Level Physics
  • A Level Geography
  • A Level History
  • A Level ICT (Applied)
  • A Level Law
  • A Level Psychology
  • A Level Sociology
  • A Level Media Studies
  • A Level Art
  • A Level Photography
  • A Level Product Design
  • BTEC Sport
  • BTEC Art
  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Drama
  • BTEC Music