YEAR 8 CURRICULUM
Our aim is for the curriculum to allow every student access to an Excellent Education for All and to support them to thrive and progress.
We offer a broad curriculum that includes the core subjects of English, Maths, Science but incorporates a range of subjects including, Art, Design and Technology, Dance, Music and Information Technology. Students experience the learning of a second language, Spanish in Year 8, in addition to French.
Mathematics and Science are taught in sets and English in mixed ability classes.
Setting is determined using progress and attainment data from Year 7. There is regular assessment of student progress and students may change sets as appropriate to support individual need and to achieve potential. At the start of Year 7 all students were put onto a trajectory based on their KS2 scaled scores. At the end of each unit of work students will be assessed against a set of ‘I can ‘statements to measure the progress they are making in each subject. Where students are consistently meeting their ‘ I can ‘ statements their trajectory will be moved up. Additional support will be put in place if students struggle to meet their ‘I can’ statements.
There is additional support to enable students with learning or physical disabilities to thrive, with a specific focus on literacy.