Year 7 Curriculum


Colour Theory Project; 3Dimensional Sculpture Project. Observational drawing Project.


In Year 7 the following texts are used as stimulus material: ‘A Christmas Carol,’ ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘Heroes and Villains’ poetry and ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.’ Students will explore these texts using a variety of explorative strategies, mediums and elements, play scripts and playwriting.


Creative Writing: Focusing on developing descriptive writing skills; ‘A Christmas Carol’: Reading and analysing a challenging 19th century novel; Shakespeare: Studying a play and Shakespearian context in detail; Poetry: Reading and analysing poems taken from challenging anthologies; Modern Novel: ‘The Boy in Striped Pyjamas’ or ‘Once’; End of year exam

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Discovering the British Isles; Discovering Planet Earth; Exploiting Planet Earth.


Stone Age to Iron Age; Norman Conquest of England; Medieval Life and the Black Death; Changes in Religion during Tudor England.

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How to use presentation software, publishing software, spreadsheet modeling software and programming software.

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Algebra; Geometry & Measures; Number; Statistics.  Please click here for more information.

Modern Foreign Languages

Textbooks: French – Allez 1, German – Stimmt 1. Pupils have 3 lessons per fortnight of each language.

The topics covered are very similar in both languages and include the following:

Personal Information, Physical Appearance, Favourite Things, Personality, Family, School Subjects, Home, Pets.

Students will practise the 4 key skills of Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. They will also build up their translation skills as the course progresses.  Grammar is an important element of language learning and in Year 7 students will learn to use the following:

  • Cognates, Present tense verbs, Connectives, Intensifiers, Adjectives.
  • Students will learn to talk about themselves and others, gradually adding more detail and complexity to their work. They will learn to express opinions and give reasons for them.
  • Throughout the year progress is monitored regularly through classwork and homework. There are also 3 assessments during the year, which will test the 4 key skills.


The Elements of Music; Keyboard & Notation; Form & Structure; Folk Music; Instruments of the Orchestra; Samba.


Dance; Gymnastics; Netball; Football; Swimming; Hockey; Basketball Fitness; Rounders; Tennis and Athletics.  Please click here for more information.

PSD (Personal, Social Development)

Family and friendships; Life changes; Growing up; Healthy living; Personal safety; Managing money; Rights and responsibilities; Government – living in the UK; The UN and Global community; Anti bullying.


What is belief? What do people believe about God? Holy Cribs; What happens when we die? Poverty & Religion; What does it mean to be human?


Cells, Body Systems; Reproduction; Particles, Elements & Compounds; Reactions; Acids & Alkalis; Forces; Sound; Light; Space.  Please click here for more information.


Healthy Eating; Introduction to Textiles; Mechanisms & Movement; Graphical & Presentation Techniques.  Please click here for more information.