Curriculum

A rich and rounded curriculum.

At North Bridge House Senior Hampstead, our curriculum is rich, rounded and designed specifically to support our students in becoming independent, lifelong learners.

Our vision is for pupils to be able to pursue their personal academic interests through a relevant, engaging and appropriately challenging curriculum. While academically rigorous, our curriculum fosters a breadth of character in our students which, together with a varied skillset, prepares them for higher education and the world of work.

We provide a wide range of specialist subject options in addition to the core academic subjects, and every year group further benefits from our timetabled weekly enrichment programme.

Key Stage 3 - In Years 7, 8 & 9 pupils study the following:

*Beginning with French or Spanish in Year 7, with pupils taking a second modern foreign language from Year 8 or continuing with Latin

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KEY STAGE 4

GCSE

In Years 10 and 11 (ages 14-16), pupils select three GCSE subjects of their choice to study alongside the compulsory subjects of English (Language and Literature), Maths, Combined Science, and one additional language. They also have compulsory weekly Enrichment, P.E. and PSHE sessions but are not examined in these subjects, unless they have selected P.E. as one of their three GCSE options.

Students who wish to take PE as a GCSE subject choice will need to select it as one of their three GCSE option choices.

The core curriculum is complemented by a selection of wider learning options:
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award

  • Enrichment

  • Graded Music Exams

  • LAMDA

  • PSHE

  • Physical Education

In addition to the compulsory core subjects, GCSE students select three subjects to study from the following list*

*Courses may vary in availability each year depending on uptake.

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Sport and Exercise

All year groups participate in weekly sport and exercise.

A wide variety of sports are on offer both within and beyond the curriculum at NBH Senior Hampstead, making full use of our indoor state-of-the-art Sports Hall, as well as the many great outdoor and fitness facilities in the local area.

Students with a natural interest and ability in sport are actively encouraged to join extra-curricular teams and compete against other schools in a range of disciplines, or in the Camden and London Schools Athletics. We also enter and celebrate great success in many ISA (Independent Schools Association) tournaments.

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