Years 7 & 8

    Curriculum for Years 7 and 8

    In their first years in the Senior School at pupils are taught in sets broadly based on ability in English, Mathematics and French. Each class has a maximum of 22 pupils which in reality means the average set size is around 18 which ensures classes are small enough for teachers to assess each pupil’s strengths and provide individual attention but large enough for interaction and discussion.

    During Years 7 and 8, the pupils are taught the following subjects:

    • Mathematics
    • English
    • History, Geography, Religious Studies
    • Science - Biology, Chemistry, Physics
    • Languages – all do French and pupils choose between Latin and Mandarin
    • Creatives – Art, Design and Technology, Computing & ICT, Music, PE, Drama

    We believe that this combination provides the pupils with a good foundation for future study. It also enables them to enjoy a timetable which is both balanced and broad, giving them a secure base on which to build their future subject choices. There are thirty periods per week in the timetable.

    Pupils also have one afternoon a week devoted to Games and one lesson per week of Personal Development (PD).

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