Curriculum Offer

HLC is an exciting place to study, learn and thrive! We offer a broad and balance curriculum throughout the secondary phase that encompasses a wide range of academic and creative lesson in a fun and progressive environment full of challenge. On reaching Year 9, our students begin their ‘GCSE’ study by opting for three subjects to complement their core curriculum. Again, we offer a wide and exciting selection of subjects, both academic and vocational, in order to provide an appropriate curriculum that not only challenges and inspires but also prepares our learners for the world beyond school whether that be further education or employment.

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3, our students enjoy a core curriculum that includes Art, Citizenship, Computing, Engineering, English, EMP (Ethics, Morals and Philosophy), Geography, History, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music), Physical Education, Science.


Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4, our students study a core curriculum of:

English Language (GCSE)
English Literature (GCSE)
Maths (GCSE)
Combined Science (GCSE)
IT Application Skills (EDCL Certificate)
Citizenship/Further Education & Careers Guidance (not examined)
Core PE (not examined)
In addition, they can choose the Triple Science pathway (instead of Combined Science) and a further three subjects (one from each of the three option blocks we offer) from:

Art and Design (GCSE)
Art and Design – Food (GCSE)
Art and Design – Graphics (GCSE)
Art and Design – Photography (GCSE)
Art and Design – Textiles (GCSE)
Astronomy (GCSE)
Business (GCSE)
Business Communication Systems (GCSE)
Computer Science (GCSE)
Design and Technology – Product Design (GCSE)
Design and Technology – Resistant Materials (GCSE)
French (GCSE)
Geography (GCSE)
Health and Social Care (BTEC)
History (GCSE)
Performing Arts – Dance (BTEC)
Performing Arts – Drama (BTEC)
Performing Arts – Music (BTEC)
Science – Triple (GCSE)
Sport (BTEC)
Polish (GCSE)
Urdu (GCSE)

For more information regarding the curriculum offer at HLC please contact:

Mrs Jenny Hornsby
Deputy Head