The Honours Programme is year long academic programme aimed at the most able pupils in year 7. The course is delivered in a lecture and seminar style approach providing further enrichment opportunities outside of school. The schedule provides subjects and topics of study not typical on the Hurstmere curriculum, which have been specially chosen to stretch and challenge students and to push them outside of their comfort zones.
A range of skills will be developed throughout the course; these will encourage students to question the world around them, enable students to take risks, work independently and as a team. The topics selected should continue to instil a love for learning whilst raising student aspirations so that they reach their full potential.
In July students and parents will be invited to a ceremony evening which will see students present on topics of interest and 'graduate' from the Honours Programme.
Programme of study November 2022 - July 2022
|Wednesday 23rd November||SGR||Introduction to the Honours Programme|
|Wednesday 30th November||DB||Block Printing|
|Wednesday 7th December||DB||Block Printing|
|Wednesday 14th December||English||Overview and Author Presentation|
|Wednesday 4th January||Latin||Foundation of language|
|Wednesday 11th January||PBO||Psychology: Introduction to the brain and how good is your memory?|
|Wednesday 18th Jan||PBO||How to improve memory|
|Wednesday 25th Jan||ALT||Spanish Cuisine|
|Wednesday 1st February||SGR||Catering|
|Wednesday 8th Feb||Maths||Origami|
|Wednesday 22nd Feb||English||Dystopia|
|Wednesday 1st March||SWN||Computing and Programming|
|Wednesday 8th March||JMO||Glaciation; types of ice|
|Wednesday 15th March||OES||Museum curation|
|Wednesday 22nd March||Maths||TBC|
|Wednesday 29th March||JPE||Parliament and voting|
|Wednesday 19th April||English||Publishing processes|
|Wednesday 26th April||Maths||TBC|
|Wednesday 3rd May||JMO||Glaciation|
|Wednesday 10th May||SWN||Computing and Programming|
|Wednesday 17th May||JWN||The Aspinal Foundation and Captive Breeding|
|Wednesday 24th May||GKG||Music production|
|Wednesday 7th June||GKG||Music production|
|Wednesday 14th June||JMO||Glaciation: Cryosphere Changes|
|Wednesday 21st June||MWT||Presentation Skills|
|Wednesday 28th June||SGR||Begin Presentations|
|Week Beginning 04th July||ALL HPTs||facilitate group presentations|
|Wednesday 12th July||Student Presentation to Parents, HP teachers, RPS and SLT|
Please click on the hyperlink in the subject column where available. This will allow your son to revisit content covered and share his learning with you.