Key Stage 4
At HGS the transition from KS3 – KS4 begin when students start Year 9. Prior to this students are fully prepared for this change by being involved in a Year 8 Option Evening where both students are parents are given support and guidance as to what subjects are on offer and secondly how they will impact on future career paths.
During their time in KS4 students will follow a curriculum which they themselves have designed in conjunction with both staff and parents. They will however have to follow some compulsory elements of the curriculum such as English, Mathematics, Science and Modern Foreign Languages with additional enrichment activities to develop your child further. The Key stage 4 team and Form Tutors see your child on a daily basis and have the biggest impact on your son’s education. They follow a vigorous programme of activities during their time with your child offering one to one mentoring support catering not only for their academic performance but also their general well being.
The Key Stage 4 team provide a range of resources that will help you as parents understand the academic demands that your son’s will go through as well as providing strategies to help support your son. Students are also supported with a range of support materials additional to those supplied by their subject teachers in order to strive for success.
Students are encouraged to be actively involved in school life and are given opportunities to have their voices and opinions heard by volunteering to be Form or Sports Captain or member of our School Council and Diversity group.