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Year 8 – Curriculum

It is crucial that our young people develop the essential learning skills, resourcefulness and sense of self-worth that they will need in the ever-changing world of life and work ahead. Our curriculum therefore is one which continually evolves, combining a commitment to students’ personal development with the demands of academic rigour.  Students study a broad range of subjects for as long as possible. The table below shows the amount of time given to each subject over the course of a week in year 8.

English 3
Mathematics 3
Science 3
Accelerated Reader 0.5
Art 1
Design Technology (DT) 1
Drama 1
Food and Textiles Technology (FTT) 1
French and German / Spanish* 1.5 for each language
Geography 2
History 2
Music 1
Physical Education (PE) 2
Religious Education (RE) 0.5

Towards the end of year 8 students choose 3 personalised options to study in year 9.  These are not their GCSE options, but do allow students to spend more time on these subjects and study them in more depth than they would in one hour.


More details of the curriculum in each subject area can be found in our subject websites that can be accessed here.


*the second language alternates each year

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