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All pupils study the same curriculum in year 8. Year 8 follows a two week timetable.

Pupils for some subjects are grouped into third populations dependent on their tutor group.  Tutor groups C, E and F form band b, M, N and P form band c and R, S and W form band d. Specifically these subjects are English (6 hours per fortnight), Literacy Hour (2 hours), Mathematics (7 hours), Science (6 hours), History (3 hours), Performing Arts (2 hours), Modern Foreign Languages (4 hours) and PE (3 hours). These same bands follow a carousel of Technology subjects (4 hours). The subjects within this carousel include Food Studies, Design & Technology and Computer Science. Pupils follow the same subject for ten weeks before changing.

Pupils are grouped into tutor groups for, Geography (3 hours), Citizenship (3 hours), RE (2 hours), Art (2 hours) and Enrichment (2 hours).

Tutor groups C, E, F and R, S, W study Spanish, whilst M, N and P study French. Performing Arts lessons consist of Music, Drama and Dance lessons. All pupils also follow a PSHE programme during an Extended Tutor Time on Gold Fridays during period 1.

Assessment Dates

Baseline testing in subjects takes place during September 2016. End of Year Exams will take place in the week commencing 26th June 2017.

Progress Report

Will be issued in the week commencing:

12th December 2016
17th July 2017

Full Report

Will be issued in the week commencing:

13th March 2017

Key Dates

3rd October 2016          Parents Information Evening
19th January 2017        Year 8 Parents Evening
26th June 2017                End of Year Examinations

Important Contacts

 Learning Coordinator  Fadi Khawaja
 Pastoral Support Officer  Sarah Tyson
 Deputy Principal  Matt Sadler




 To view the Year 8 Parents Information Booklet click here.