Senior School

“A small school with a big heart”

At Hulme Hall Grammar School the personal development of each pupil is carefully nurtured in a supportive environment. Our small class sizes and ‘family feel’ help us to encourage all pupils to be the best they can be.

Our aim is to provide all pupils with a challenging, dynamic and relevant education that enables them to attain their academic and personal potential and to prepare them fully and effectively for the next stage of their educational journey.

Curriculum

Committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum

Hulme Hall Grammar School is committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum which will enable pupils not only to achieve high academic standards but also to enjoy learning for its own sake and develop the skills and understanding needed to live safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

We offer a broad, balanced, relevant, differentiated and inclusive curriculum to all pupils. At Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 the curriculum conforms to the National Curriculum programmes of study and all other statutory requirements. There are clear and diverse pathways through from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4.

As pupils enter Key Stage 4 we aim to provide a personalised curriculum for them as appropriate. We engage pupils and parents in decisions regarding their option choices and provide Curriculum Evenings and Parents’ Evenings to ensure parents and pupils have a thorough understanding of the curriculum we offer. All students are entitled to examination entry in their chosen subjects and pupils are regularly tested and monitored in order to apply for access arrangements.

The curriculum offered at Key Stage 4 ensures that there are clear progression routes to enable students to continue their post-16 education and to prepare them for higher education and/or the world of work.

Pupils can also access the Enrichment Department, which is a caring environment that provides support for pupils throughout the Senior School. It assists pupils who may be experiencing barriers to their learning and works with them to develop strategies that allow them full access to the curriculum.

We also provide a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, enrichment days, and school trips, along with being a licenced organisation for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – the world’s leading youth achievement award – which is open to pupils in Year 9 and 10.

All pupils join a house upon joining senior school and will have the opportunity to participate in a series of house activities and events.

Options and Exams

At Key Stage 4 pupils have the opportunity to choose a curriculum that is designed for the individual.

Pupils must study the core GCSE subjects: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Combined Science.
Pupils then choose four subjects from the option pool below.

If pupils need extra help with English, Maths or Science they can also choose Enrichment as one of their options.

For more information on examinations, visit our dedicated exams page.