Our students enter the secondary phase of Hartland equipped with excellent study skills and with the confidence to take ownership of their learning. Our curriculum provides an all-round education, combining academic excellence with a wealth of enrichment opportunities. It has been designed to develop independent learning, resilience and confidence and our belief is that it will provide our students with immediate advantages in gaining places in top universities and, later on, in the workplace.
Our Key Stage 3 programme of study is broad and balanced and though following closely the expectations of the National Curriculum for England, it adds a wider international dimension that extends learning beyond normal age-related expectations. As students move towards examination courses in Year 10, they are fully supported as they make their GCSE / IGCSE choices and become more specialized in their fields of study. A full range of over 20 option courses are available to choose from with a specialist staff whose experience at delivery is second to none.
Alongside the academic programme, we offer a full Enrichment programme and students are encouraged to engage in a vast and wide range of options from sporting to the creative to the academic as well as activities that are more community-based. Designed to explore future careers as well as stretching natural talents, the secondary enrichment courses aim to inspire, challenge and engage and participation in the Model United Nations, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Debating challenges are already in place.
In Years 12 and 13, we intend to offer either the broad-based International Baccalaureate Diploma or more specialised A Levels. Our team of Tutors, Advisors and Counsellors are available to both our students and our parents and they will both advise and guide on the journey of choice. Our specialist staff are very much a part of our growing secondary phase and collectively we believe that such focus and aspiration does not begin in the Sixth Form, but far earlier in the life of the student school journey. We believe that with the right support, teaching and guidance, our students will graduate from Hartland and take their place at the world’s top universities. We are confident that they will be courageous leaders, compassionate supporters and excellent decision makers, ready to make a difference on the global stage.