The HHIS Secondary Phase provides an enthusiastic and energetic environment for all our individual learners to achieve their very best. Students are fully guided by highly qualified and experienced teachers and receive regular feedback on their progress. Our students’ achievements are celebrated enthusiastically and we are committed to achieving high standards whilst at the same time maintaining a broad and balanced curriculum – this includes providing a wide range of learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom through after school clubs, links with business, trips and e-learning.

Key Stage 3

During Year 7 to 9, every individual is able to experience a wide range of new challenges both in and out of the classroom, so they can make continued progress and achieve their own personal successes. There is a broad range of subjects and opportunities for all our learners and through their studies, students acquire new skills, build knowledge and develop the understanding detailed in the English National Curriculum.


In Key Stage 3 academic subjects begin to evolve into the ‘separate subject model’ of secondary school, where each subject becomes its own discipline taught by a specialist teacher. The subjects enjoyed by our students include English, Maths, Science, Art, Music, Physical Education, Humanities, Languages and Computing.


All subjects are timetabled on the weekly timetable for our students and despite visiting different classrooms, the learning for the subjects is linked through the context of central learning themes.


These themes are regularly developed to respond to the changing world and the central ideas tie subjects together and inspire our learners to draw their own meaning from the experiences they gain.


Our students are well supported and also regularly challenged to reflect on how they can further develop their approaches to learning. This ensures that every individual is well prepared to take the next step towards IGCSE studies that begin in Year 10. Please click here to discover more. (link to the page below)

IGCSEs (Years 10 and 11)

It is an exciting time for our students as they enter Key Stage 4 and begin studying Cambridge IGCSEs. All our subjects have been designed to suit the needs and interests of our students, so that they can enjoy a broad range of academic challenge and achieve success. These international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving our students a wide range of options in their future education and careers.

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IB Diploma Programme (Years 12 and 13)

At HHIS, Year 12 & 13 students have the opportunity to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. As an IB World Accredited School, we are proud to work in partnership with the IB so that we can continue to deliver an outstanding educational experience. Our students are inspired and supported to develop their own ideas so they can provide positive change for themselves, their communities and the world.

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