Forty Year 10 students defied the odds and successfully completed their two day, one night assessed bronze expedition in the scorching Sussex sun this weekend. Temperatures soared into the high twenties and made walking in the heat extremely difficult but with sun cream, hats ..Read More
Welcome to Hove Park School’s ‘Aiming Higher’ page.
This area of the website provides information about the work that we do to support those students aiming for the very highest academic achievement.
Here you can find details about what we are doing to increase the proportion of students achieving top grades in their examinations. We also aim to provide enriching educational experiences that challenge and inspire our learners to have the highest ambitions for the future. We have a dedicated coordinator in post who leads our Aiming Higher programme, but all our staff are aware of their role in supporting those students with the potential to achieve the highest levels.
Provision begins in lessons and all schemes of work planned by heads of departments include specific materials and ideas which differentiate, enrich and extend learning to ensure that the curriculum is sufficiently challenging.
Outside of lessons we aim to offer a wide variety of enrichment opportunities across all areas of the curriculum and provide students with the best information, advice and guidance to support them with realising future ambitions such as attending university.
You can read about some of our students’ successes in the case studies link as well as find out more about all of the above by navigating the links on this page.
Message from HPA Coordinator
My name is Joe Whiteman and since October 2016 I have led on strategies to cater for our students with high prior attainment. As well as this I am also KS4 coordinator of Mathematics and have a good understanding of how to prepare our students for their GCSE and A-level examinations.
It is essential that students who have high prior attainment are regularly challenged in every subject and are offered the best opportunity to excel in all areas of education. I work with all departments to ensure teachers are confident applying suitable strategies to stretch our HPA students.
HPA students can sometimes find the school journey difficult, as they are not prepared to make mistakes. They may find learning emotionally challenging due to such high expectations. Therefore we should strive to promote a growth mindset for these individuals to ensure they excel in all areas of their Hove Park experience.
Aiming Higher News
After months of meetings and planning, the Big Camp was finally upon us and on a bright sunny July day Year 7 descended on the Nevill Campus, to experience a range of activities and camp overnight. Throughout the day students had the opportunity to take part in a variety ..Read More
The next Generation of Young Interpreters contributing to our diverse school. Here are the Year 7 Young Interpreters just having completed their training recently; Years 8’s completed theirs earlier this term. ..Read More
Year 7 members of the MEP classes travelled to the University of Sussex yesterday to meet the lecturers and students of University level Chinese. They had a wonderful morning and were shown around the campus as well as being treated to a number of cultural and linguistic task ..Read More
Hove Park is heavily invested in the emotional wellbeing and mental health of all our young people. The work we do to identify mental health needs and the packages of support on offer at Hove Park has resulted in local and national recognition and has recently been aired on B ..Read More