Honours Programme

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
Christmas Holiday    
Christmas Holiday    
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
Half term    
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
Easter Holiday    
Easter Holiday    
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
Half term    
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
Activities week    

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