Curriculum by Year / Subject


For full information about the curriculum at Hill Top School please download the document below.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the curriculum followed at Hill Top. 

Please download our Curriculum Handbook


At Key Stage Three pupils study National Curriculum subjects: English, Maths, Science, ICT, Humanities, RE, Citizenship, Art, Music, Drama, PE, MFL, and PSHE. In addition to this Y9 pupils also study Work Related Learning. All subject schemes of work are written around the needs of the young people, providing appropriate challenging differentiated lessons to meet the needs of all the pupils, enabling them to reach their full potential.

KS3 curriculum
At Key Stage 4, pupils continue to study National Curriculum Subjects; English, Maths, Science, ICT, RE, PE, Citizenship and WRL including work experience. They are also given opportunities for opting from Humanities, Music, Art, DT, MFL, Horticulture, Media, Hair Dressing and Childcare. An Independent Living curriculum provides pupils with opportunities to work towards the 4 Adult Outcomes. All pupils gain a qualification in the Arts – Arts Award Bronze / Silver.


At Key Stage Five pupils choose from 2 bespoke pathways which focus on their future. The CoPe Pathway enables pupils to further improve and succeed in Functional Maths and English Qualifications as well as studying Independence skills through Asdan CoPe Qualification. The Life Skills Pathway enables pupils to further their Maths and English within a Life Skills Qualification. All pupils study PSHE, Community Skills and Adventure Award and within this qualification have the opportunity to take part in a residential. All pupils are given options; Expressive Arts, Enterprise, Hair and Beauty, Science, Sports and Leisure and Horticulture.


At Hill Top School we value the emotional wellbeing of our pupils and, as part of achieving this objective we are incorporating the THRIVE programme into our curriculum.

This is a dynamic, developmental approach to working with our young people in order to interpret their behaviour and address their emotional needs and be able to build up resilience to be a valued member of their community.

We also offer Karma Counselling for pupils who may be experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties and work closely with Speech and Language Therapists and Children and Young People Services.

Our Family Support Worker will work with individual pupils and families as well as acting as Lead Practitioner for team around the family support.

We have a very strong pupil voice and the school council play an integral role in many of the decisions made in school including fund raising for others, activities and leisure equipment for break and lunch time.

The school council have recently updated our Community Code and School Values alongside our motto Believe, Achieve, Succeed.

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