OFSTED and DfE recognition for Hockerill's curriculum

Posted on: 25th November 2022

This week there have been two government acknowledgements of the strength of the learning experience that we offer at Hockerill. On Tuesday Amanda Spielman, the head of OFSTED, said "I applaud people being expected to study maths to 18. It is something that happens in virtually every system in the world. We are extremely unusual not carrying on maths and home language until 18."  We of course do this with the IB Diploma as it is a requirement that all students study maths and their home language to 18. This endorsement of the IB Diploma came soon after discussions have again begun in England about the value of a baccalaureate style education where students study a broader range of subjects rather than specialising at 16 as they can with A Levels. 


The College also received a letter this week from Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, congratulating us on our commitment to the teaching of languages. Our 94.4% of students entered for two GCSE languages places us among the top schools in the country for language entries. We plan to write to Mr Gibb and invite him to the College so he can see for himself the great work that we do.  

 Language Letter