Secondary at HHIS

Welcome to Secondary for 11-18

The Secondary Phase is an exciting time for students as they develop their independent study skills and broaden their experiences and opportunities. Our classrooms provide 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.


In Secondary, there are three phases of study. These are KS3 for students 11-14, IGCSEs for students 14-16 and IB studies for 16-18. All students are fully supported by their form tutors who provide daily pastoral guidance and they are further supported by our Wellbeing coordinator.


You can discover more below and by using our website. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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.