Curriculum

At Hurworth School we believe that every student should have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, which will meet their future needs in education, training and the work place. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for their future roles as workers, parents / guardians and members of the wider community.

Key Stage 3

Students entering the school at the beginning of Year 7 study all aspects of the National Curriculum. All students study the following subjects throughout their first three years in the school:

English, Mathematics, Science, French, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Drama, Dance, Music, Art, Information Communication Technology, Physical Education, Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship, Education (PSHCE)

We offer a second modern foreign language (German or Spanish) in Year 8 and 9. Careers information is provided in all year groups.

Throughout Key Stage 3 students also experience a PSHCE period once a week. During this lesson aspects of citizenship are studied as well as time spent with the tutor reviewing progress, setting individual targets and developing further studying skills.

Key Stage 4

During the final two years at Hurworth School students will have the opportunity to select a number of subjects leading to nationally recognised qualifications. These qualifications can include GCS E and vocational qualifications in a variety of subjects. We are always seeking to develop the breadth of our Key Stage 4 curriculum to allow all students the opportunity to gain qualifications in their chosen area.

KS4 Students will also have regular PSHCE periods, as above

Hurworth School operates a two week timetable.

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Taekwondo Achievements

Taekwondo Achievements

Sometime ago now, the PE Department nominated Morgan Curtis for the Secondary School and Further Education Sports Achiever Award for her success in Taekwondo. Morgan made the Grand Final and on the 29th January went on to become the Overall Winner and was presented...

Penny recognised for outstanding contribution to Careers

Penny recognised for outstanding contribution to Careers

Penny Hudson and Mr Thompson attended a FututeMe awards evening at Sunderlands Quayside Exchange. This was an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and achievements of young people, mentors and school staff who have been involved in the FutureMe Schools Programme...

Thurston 2019

Thurston 2019

37 students and 5 staff recently headed to Coniston for a weekend at Thurston Outdoor Education Centre. The weather in the run-up to the weekend had been miserable, but we were treated to glorious sunshine and warm temperatures. Upon arrival, the first task was to...