Year 7 / 8

The Year 7 & 8 curriculum is based on a primary style cross-surricular approach to learning supported by an emphasis on Core Skills. Students are taught in tutor groups which are put together using SCERTS and learning engagement groups. They stay in their tutor bases for the majority of the timetable. They are taught mainly by the Tutor Team with the exception of PE, Music, Technology, Art, Computing, Science and Outdoor Learning. Students are taught in tutor groups and stay with the same staff team for two years where possible. Over 2 years they follow the National Curriculum Programmes of Study in addition to the cross-curricula programmes which are developmental.

Y7/8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Review/Reward
Monday Assembly & Target Setting Thematic Curriculum PE
Tuesday Creative Curriculum PE
Wednesday Core Skills Technology Curriculum (Science, Technology, Computing) PE
Thursday Thematic Curriculum
Friday Outdoor Learning on Half Termly Rotation Lifeskills Challenge Assembly & Review
Morning Breaks and Lesson Times Afternoon Lesson Times

Lesson 1

Lesson 2


Lesson 3

Lesson 4


9.00am – 9.10am

9.10am – 9.50am

9.50am – 10.30am

10.30am -10.40am

10.40am – 11.20am

11.20am – 12.00pm

12.00pm – 1.00pm


Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Review & Reward

Home Time


1.00pm – 1.05pm

1.05pm – 1.45pm

1.45pm – 2.25pm

2.25pm – 3.05pm

3.05pm – 3.30pm



Please click here for full details of the curriculum our Year 7 & 8 students have been studying throughout the year.