Year 8 Curriculum 2018/19

We help our students to become confident adults and competent learners who are fascinated by the world around them, eager and ready to take responsibility. We believe in students working hard to achieve their personal best in all areas, sometimes in teams, sometimes leading, showing determination and commitment whilst developing character. The importance of enjoying and taking part in the creative, cultural, sporting and innovative aspects of society is emphasised across the Academy.

We offer a broad and balanced blend of subjects based on the National Curriculum, with all subjects contributing in a high quality learning programme. Stretch, challenge and tailored support for all is incorporated at every level as we maintain an overriding emphasis on excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. A strong core focuses on developing basic skills, essential knowledge and deep understanding.

The information below relates to the current academic year and therefore current students. Future students can find information about the courses we offer on our Admissions page.

We operate a 50 lessons in a fortnight timetable. Students in year 8 at the moment study:

  • 7 lessons of English
  • 7 lessons of Maths
  • 6 lessons of Science
  • 5 lessons of MFL
  • 4 lessons of PE
  • 3 lessons of history
  • 3 lessons of geography
  • 3 lessons of design and technology
  • 2 lessons of PSHE
  • 2 lessons of RE
  • 2 lessons of digital computing technology
  • 2 lessons of art
  • 2 lessons of music
  • 1 lesson of dance
  • 1 lesson of drama