Aiming Higher.

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

silver DofE day 1

Day 1 of the Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition in the New Forest and all groups smashed the trek like pros! Clearly the practice expedition in September last year paid off. ..

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DofE awards Evening

Last night Hove Park school celebrated in style with our Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) silver and bronze Awards Evening. All students who passed their DofE awards were invited, with friends and family, to receive their award certificates from the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex and  ..

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Time to relax at Jr. STEM club

This weeks theme was ‘stress’ and the session started with common factors that trigger stress and some methods of combatting it. Students were given a range of things to make including glitter calming jars, stress balls, fluorescent putty, lava lamps and mini zen  ..

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Jr. STEM Club Marble Run

This week at Jr. STEM club students were exploring the topic of energy. The session started with a classic demo called the ‘screaming jelly baby’ to highlight how energy can be stored and transferred. Students were then given the challenge to build and test a run  ..

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