Honours Programme

The Honours Programme is year long academic programme aimed at the most able pupils in year 7 and 8. 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 from September 2023 - July 2024

Thursday 28 September SGR  Introduction to the Honours Programme
Wednesday 28th September JWI - Yr 7 Overview and Author Presentation
Wednesday 4th October Maths - Yr 7 Origami in Maths
Wednesday 11th October PBO - Yr 7 Is your memory
Wednesday 18th October JPW - Yr 8 The voting system extended
Half Term    
Wednesday 1st November English - Yr 7 Greek Mythology
Wednesday 8th November SWN - Yr 7 Microbits
Wednesday 15th November JWN - Yr 7  The Aspinal Foundation and Captive Breeding
Wednesday 22nd November PBO - Yr 8 Morlas and Ethics in psychology
Wednesday 29th November DB - Yr 7 Block Printing
Wednesday 6th December DB - Yr 7 Block Printing
Wednesday 13th December LM - Yr 7 An intro to Latin
Wednesday 20th December JWN - Yr 8  
Christmas Holiday    
Wednesday 10th January JWI - Yr 7 Journalism
Wednesday 17th January PBO - Yr 7 How to improve memory
Wednesday 24th January JWN - Yr 7 The Aspinal Foundation and Captiv Breeding
Wednesday 31st January Art - Yr 8  
Wednesday 7th February SWN - Yr 7 Microbits
Half Term    
Wednesday 21st February JWI - Yr 7 Dystopia
Wednesday 28th February SWN - Yr 8  Computing and Programming
Wedesday 6th March JMO - Yr 7 Glaciation; types of ice
Wednesday 13th March JPE - Yr 7 The Voting system
Wednesday 20th March JPE - Yr 7 Parliament and Voting
Wednesday 27th March    
Easter Holidays    
Wednesday 17th April JWI - Yr 7 Publishing process
Wednesday 24th April ALT - Yr 7 Spanish food
Wednesday 1st May JMO - Yr 7  
Wednesday 8th May    
Wednesday 15th May    
Wednesday 22nd May JMO - Yr 8 300 Word Essay
Half Term    
Wednesday 5th June JWI - Yr 8  
Wednesday 12th June JMO - Yr 7 Glaciation:Cryosphere Changes
Wednesday 19th June MWT Presentation Skills
Thursday 27th June SGR Begin Presentations
Week Beginning 1st July   ALL HPTs facilitate group presentations
Wednesday 10th July   Student Presentation to Parents, HP teachers, RPS and SLT
Activities week    

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