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Curriculum

Our curriculum is broad, balanced and flexible enough to meet the needs of every student. It encompasses every aspect of learning, in and outside the classroom, and aims to provide an exceptional educational experience and build an exceptional culture for all. We pride ourselves on the strength of the relationships that exist within our school community and these relationships are at the heart of all we do, including the delivery of our curriculum. Here you can find information about our curriculum, examinations and extracurricular activities.  

For an overview of the whole-school curriculum structure and the rationale behind our approach at Hitchin Girls' School, please view our Curriculum Policy.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7,8,9)

Department Curriculum Journey Assessment
Criteria
Detailed Curriculum Content Department Microsite
Art & Design Art & Design
Curriculum Journey

Year 7
Year 8
 Year 9 


Years 7 - 9
 

Art
Microsite
Classics

Ancient Civilisations Curriculum Journey

Latin
Curriculum Journey

AC Year 7
AC Year 8
AC Year 9

Latin Year 7
Latin Year 8
Latin Year 9

AC Year 7
AC Year 8
AC Year 9

Latin Year 7
Latin Year 8
Latin Year 9

 
Computing 
Computing
Curriculum Journey

 

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9


Years 7 - 9
 
 
Design & Technology

D&T Curriculum Journey

Food & Nutrition
Curriculum Journey

D&T Year 7
D&T Year 8
D&T Year 9

F&N Year 7
F&N Year 8
F&N Year 9

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

 
Drama
Drama
Curriculum Journey
 
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

Years 7 - 9
 
 
English
& Media 

English & Media Curriculum Journey
 
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Years 7 - 9   
Geography
Geography
Curriculum Journey

 
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Years 7 - 9 Geography Microsite
History History
Curriculum Journey
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

History Microsite
Learning for Life
Learning for Life
Curriculum Journey

 
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Years 7 - 9  
Mathematics

Maths (Foundation) Curriculum Journey

Maths (Higher) Curriculum Journey

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

 
Modern Foreign Languages

French
Curriculum Journey

Spanish
Curriculum Journey

French Year 7
French Year 8
French Year 9

Spanish Year 7
Spanish Year 8
Spanish Year 9

French Years 7 -  9

Spanish Years 7 - 9

 
Music
Music
Curriculum Journey

 
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 7
Year 8
 Year 9 
 
Philosophy
& Ethics
P & E
Curriculum Journey

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

Years 7 - 9  
Physical Education
PE
Curriculum Journey

 
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Years 7 - 9  
Science 
Biology
Curriculum Journey


Chemistry
Curriculum Journey


Physics
Curriculum Journey

 
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

Biology Year 7
Biology Year 8
Biology Year 9

Chemistry Years 7 - 9

Physics Years 7 - 9 

 

Key Stage 4 (Years 10,11)

Department Curriculum Journey Detailed Curriculum Content Exam Specification Department Microsite
Art & Design Art & Design
CurriculumJourney


Years 10 & 11
 

GCSE Art Exam Spec Art
Microsite
Classics

Classical Civilisations
Curriculum Journey

Latin
Curriculum Journey

Classical Civilisations
 Year 10


Classical Civilisations
Year 11


Latin Year 10
Latin Year 11


GCSE
Ancient History
Exam Spec

GCSE Latin
Exam Spec

 

 
Computing
& Business


Computer  Science Curriculum Journey
 

Coming soon
Business Studies
Curriculum Journey


Computer Science
Years 10 & 11


Business Studies
Year 10


Business Studies
Year 11
 

 

 

GCSE
Computer Science Exam Spec

GCSE
Business Studies Exam Spec

 

 

 
Design & Technology

D&T
Curriculum Journey


Food & Nutrition
Curriculum Journey

Coming soon


F&N Year 10
F&N Year 11


GCSE D&T
Exam Spec

GCSE F&N
Exam Spec

 

 
Drama
Coming soon
Drama
Curriculum Journey
 

Years 10 & 11
 
GCSE Drama
Exam Spec
 
English
& Media 

English & Media
Curriculum Journey

 

English
Years 10 & 11


Media
Years 10 & 11

GCSE English Lang Exam Spec

GCSE English Lit Exam Spec

GCSE Media Studies Exam Spec

 
Geography
Geography
Curriculum Journey

 
Years 10 & 11 GCSE Geography Exam Spec  Geography Microsite
Health &
Social Care
Coming soon
Health & Social Care
Curriculum Journey 
Year 10
Year 11
CNC H&S
Exam Spec
 
History History
Curriculum Journey

Year 10
 Year 11 

GCSE History
Exam Spec
History Microsite
Learning
for Life

Learning for Life
Curriculum Journey

 
Years 7 - 11 N/A  
Mathematics

Maths (Foundation) Curriculum Journey

Maths (Higher)
Curriculum Journey

Year 10
 Year 11 

GCSE Maths
Exam Spec

GCSE
Further Maths
Exam Spec

 
Modern
Foreign Languages

French
Curriculum Journey

Spanish
Curriculum Journey

French 
Years 10 & 11

Spanish 
Years 10 & 11

GCSE French
Exam Spec 

GCSE Spanish
Exam Spec

 
Music
Music
Curriculum Journey

 
Years 10 & 11 GCSE Music
Exam Spec
 
Philosophy
& Ethics
P & E
Curriculum Journey
Years 10 & 11 GCSE P&E
Exam Spec
 
Physical Education
PE
Curriculum Journey

 

Full Course
Years 10 & 11

Sports Leaders Years 10 & 11

Non-Examined Years 10 & 11

Dance
Years 10 & 11

GCSE PE
Exam Spec
 
Science 
Biology
Curriculum Journey


Chemistry
Curriculum Journey


Physics
Curriculum Journey

 

Biology
Years 10 & 11

Chemistry
Years 10 & 11

Physics
Years 1
0 & 11

GCSE Biology
Exam Spec

GCSE Chemistry Exam Spec

GCSE Physics
Exam Spec

GCSE
Combined Science
Exam Spec

Physics Microsite
Sociology Coming
soon
Sociology
Years 10 & 11
GCSE
Sociology
Exam Spec
 

Key Stage 5 (Years 12,13)

Department Detailed
Curriculum Content
Exam Specification Department Microsite
Art & Design

Years 12 & 13

A Level Art & Design
Exam Spec
Art Microsite
Classics

Classical Civilisation
Year 12


Classical Civilisation
Year 13


Latin Year 12
Latin Year 13

A Level Classical Civilisation
Exam Spec

A Level Latin
Exam Spec

 
Computing
& Business

Computer Science
Years 12 & 13


Business Studies
Years 12 & 13

A Level Computer Science
Exam Spec

A Level Business Studies
Exam Spec

 
Design &
Technology

 

Coming
Soon

A Level Product Design
Exam Spec

A Level Fashion & Textiles
Exam Spec

Level 3
Food Science & Nutrition
Exam Spec

 
Drama
Coming
Soon

 
A Level Drama
Exam Spec
 
English
& Media 

English Literature
Years 12 & 13

English Language
& Literature
Years 12 & 13


Media
Years 12 & 13

A Level English Lang & Lit Exam Spec

A Level English Lit
Exam Spec

A Level Media Studies
Exam Spec

 
Geography Years 12 & 13 A Level Geography 
Exam Spec 
Geography Microsite
Health &
Social Care
Year 12
Year 13
Level 3 CTEC
Health & Social Care
Exam Spec
 
History

Year 12
Year 13

A Level History
Exam Spec
History Microsite
Mathematics Year 12
Year 13

A Level Maths
Exam Spec

A Level Further Maths
Exam Spec

 
Modern
Foreign
Languages

French 
Years 12 & 13

Spanish 
Years 12 & 13

A Level French
Exam Spec 

A Level Spanish
Exam Spec

 
Music Years 12 & 13 A Level Music
Exam Spec
 
Philosophy
& Ethics
Years 12 & 13 A Level P&E
Exam Spec
 
Physical
Education

PE
Years 12 & 13

Sports Leaders
Years 12 & 13

 

A Level PE
Exam Spec
 
Politics

Year 12
Year 13

A Level Politics
Exam Spec
 
Psychology Year 12 
Year 13 
A Level Psychology
Exam Spec
 
Science 

Biology
Years 12 & 13

Chemistry
Years 12 & 13

Physics
Years 1
2 & 13

A Level Biology
Exam Spec

A Level Chemistry
Exam Spec

A Level Physics
Exam Spec

Biology Microsite

Chemistry Microsite

Physics Microsite

Sociology Sociology
Years 12 & 13
A Level Sociology
Exam Spec
 

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