Curriculum Provision at HTC 

In today’s constantly changing society, it is becoming increasingly important for students to develop a range of skills that are transferable and adaptable in the marketplace. HTC has become well known for the outstanding curriculum provision it offers and it is always a challenge to continue to provide this for our students in the ever evolving world of education in which we live and work. It is our intention to be able to offer a personalised curriculum for all our students so that it continues to be broad, balanced, progressive and relevant to students of all abilities. With this personalised programme it is our intention to provide an experience that stimulates, motivates and extends learners, with a curriculum responsive to their individual interests, needs and aspirations enabling access to more than one learning environment. This will be flexible, enabling learners to combine courses and different types of learning.  If you require further information about the curriculum we provide please contact Mr Matthew Evans, Director of Curriculum Provision and Achievement by e-mail


Key Stage 3 

Throughout this key stage students follow a variety of subjects as specified by the National Curriculum. These should extend and challenge students as well as linking closely with what they have learnt at their respective schools in Key Stage 2. Students are set by ability in the Autumn term of Year 7 for English, Maths and Science and all other subjects are taught in mixed ability groups. Students are taught using a variety of approaches with a variety of resources and it is our intention that this will stimulate and motivate students to achieve their very best.


Key Stage 4 

As you may be aware the qualifications, particularly GCSEs , that students take at KS4 have been reviewed and updated in the last few years. This affects, in particular, the subjects that students should take and also how the qualifications for these subjects will be assessed. It is our aim that students are able to take options that satisfy these new requirements but also retain the flexibility which has been so successful in our curriculum in recent years.

One key reform is that all GSCE subjects will be assessed by final exam. Therefore, potentially a student may have to sit over 20 exams (at least two papers per subject) in a period of 2 to 3 weeks in the Summer Term of Year 11.

The College’s flexible approach to the Options process allows students to sit two qualifications at the end of Year 10 with further choices being completed in Year 11.


Our Tutorial and Assembly Programme covers statutory requirements of PSHRCE (Personal, Social, Health, Religious and Careers Education), and Enterprise Education*. HTC promotes fundamental British Values and principles which all those living in the UK should respect and support. These values are reflected in the responsibilities, rights and privileges of being British that are based on history and traditions and are protected by law, customs and expectations. There is no place in British society for extremism or intolerance.

The fundamental principles of British life that we promote at HTC include:


The Rule of Law

Individual liberty

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Participation in community life

* These are also embedded across the curriculum in a range of different subjects.

Withdrawal from all or part of RE



HTC demonstrates total support for maintaining the Quality in Careers Standard Award (awarded 10 December 2018).

Links with Students/Parents/Carers are always open either via Newsletters or the in-house communication systems.  Impartial Careers Advice & Guidance is also available at Parent/Option/Work Experience Evenings.

Employer Engagement and Support

There are a range of ways that businesses, employers, parents/carers in industry, can work with us, including:

Advertise your latest job/apprenticeship vacancies with us.
Offer a work placement opportunity or a ‘live project’ for students to complete.
Provide site visits and tours to help students gain an insight into the ‘world of work’.
Offer Job shadowing opportunities.
Provide an employer masterclass to a group of students.
Offer Entrepreneurship competitions and opportunities.
Mentoring or coaching of a student or group of students.
Promote voluntary opportunities within your business.

Please contact us to find out how we can work together in the future; we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Careers Education and Guidance Department – Entitlement

CEIAG Programme-‘Under construction in order to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines’

The Gatsby Benchmarks

Your Careers Team include:

Mr A Gray – Assistant Headteacher/Careers Leader e-mail:     ext 205

Mrs A Cowey – Careers Co-ordinator e-mail:       ext 207

Mrs S Hall and Ms B Sztucki – Careers Advisers – Hampshire Futures Skills and Participation, Childrens Service’s Department
CDI Framework