Inspiring a love of learning

In Years 7 and 8, all students follow the same broad and balanced curriculum (with a choice of French or Spanish) that allows every child to achieve to their best while inspiring a love of learning.

The core curriculum consists of a range of subjects that nurture the interests, skills and talents of all students while developing their wider knowledge base in preparation for making informed option choices as they tailor their curriculum.

In Year 8 the students need to make some decisions about the technology and arts subjects they study in Year 9 as the first stage of a two-stage options process.

The options booklet and links to subject videos from previous years can be found below.

Note: This page is updated annually in the spring once the options process begins.

Years 7 & 8 Curriculum

All students in Years 7 and 8 study the following subjects:

  • English, with specific timetabled lessons for literacy.
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Arts: Art, Dance, Drama and Music
  • Technology: Design & Technology, Food Preparation & Nutrition and Computing
  • Humanities: Geography, History, Religious Studies and PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education)
  • Modern languages: French or Spanish
  • PE, including Personal Fitness and Sport

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