Curriculum Policy

Curriculum-Policy-December-2018.pdf – 289 KB School-Model.pdf – 296 KB

Year 9 Pathways Options

BTEC Business BTEC-Business.pdf – 1 MB

Child Development and Health and Social Care Child-Dev-and-Health-Social-Care-2016.pdf – 838 KB

Computer Studies Computer-studies-2016.pdf – 4 MB

GCSE History GCSE-History.pdf – 2 MB

GCSE Religious Studies GCSE-Religious-Studies-Pathways-2016.pdf – 1 MB

Geography Geography.pdf – 556 KB

Psychology and Sociology psychology-and-sociology.pdf – 3 MB

Triple Science Triple-Science-Options.pdf – 359 KB

Technology Options BTEC- FASHION & TEXTILES – Medium BTEC graphics – Medium Engineering – Medium GCSE Catering – Medium RM – Medium

The Harwich and Dovercourt High School curriculum is one that is based on the needs of our students within the National Curriculum as set by the Government. It is designed to build on the strengths of the students and ensure that the students achieve their potential.

The school has already begun to group some of its subjects into faculties. The benefits of arrangements are many. Having teachers, support staff and leaders placed together in groups allows them to work more closely on key themes which suit their range of subjects. ‘Science’ is considered both as a single subject and separate ones such as physics and chemistry. Teachers, whilst maintaining their individual specialisms, work together on common skills such as analysis or experimental design. It makes a great deal of sense to form faculties across the school so that these skills can be mapped and developed across each area. After consultation with staff the following faculties have been created at HDHS.

Creative Arts and PE Design Technology and IT English and Media Mathematics
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • PE
  • Art
  • Resistant Materials
    Graphic Design
  • Catering
  • Textiles
  • Computer Science
  • IT
  • English
  • Media
  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • Statistics
MFL and Business Science Social Sciences
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Child Care
  • Health and Social Care

The School operates a one week timetable with an allocation of 6 lessons per day, of 50 minutes each, plus a 25 minute tutorial at the beginning of the day. For further details please download the document below:

You can download a copy of our School Prospectus and brochure using the links below:

HDHS-Prospectus-2019-2020.pdf – 1 MB

During the Spring Term, Year 9 students will be allocated a Pathway to follow at Key Stage 4. For details of the subjects available for each Pathway please download a copy of our Pathways Booklet using the link below.

We offer a range of courses in the Sixth Form aimed at students of all abilities.

For full details please download a copy of our Sixth Form Prospectus using the link below.