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Year 7 & 8

Year 7 Curriculum

In Year 7 all students have fewer teachers and study fewer subjects than in most schools. Please note that fewer subjects does not mean less learning. In Year 7 our students study English, Mathematics, a Modern Foreign Language (French or Spanish), Music, Physical Education, Science and the Excellent Futures Curriculum (EFC). The table below shows the number of periods allocated to each of the subjects. Each period is 50 minutes in duration.

Year 7 Subjects
EN
MA
SCI
MFL
MUS
PE
EFC
Periods per week
4
4
2
2
1
4
12

 

Students are taught in ability sets for English, Mathematics and their Modern Foreign Language. These sets are determined by Key Stage 2 Test results and a MidYis Test that is sat in June prior to admission to our school. For all other subjects students are taught in their mixed ability Tutor Groups.

Year 8 Curriculum

In Year 8 the students continue to study English, Mathematics, a Modern Foreign Language (French or Spanish), Physical Education, Science and the Excellent Futures Curriculum (EFC). In addition, students study Art and Design & Technology. Music continues to be available for those students that wish to study it. The table below shows the number of periods allocated to each of the subjects. Each period is 50 minutes in duration.

Year 8 Subjects
EN
MA
SCI
MFL
PE
Art DT
EFC
Periods per week
4
4
4
2
3
2 2
8

 

Students are taught in ability sets for English, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages and Science. For all other subjects students are taught in their mixed ability Tutor Groups.

Please note that Citizenship and Personal, Social and Health Education are taught across all subjects, including the Excellent Futures Curriculum, and this is supplemented with occasional curriculum shutdown days. It is also included within the Tutor Activities programme that is a feature of all Year Groups. Please see the Tutoring page on this web site for further details.