In year 7 students have 30 lessons a week, these are allotted as follows:

Number of lessons per subject

Below is a general overview of the topics students are taught throughout the year in each subject.

For a more in depth outline of each subject please click on the link for the subject page.

If you would like to speak to us about any aspect of our curriculum, or to request a printed version of our learning journey for any subject, please get in touch.

Art

• Natural forms
• Colour theory
• Aboriginal art
• Artist research (Hundertwasser)
• Insects/ imaginary creatures

Visit our art page for more information

Computing

Intro to ICT
• Interactive powerpoint
• Digital citizen
• Micro:bit madness
• Music festival
• Dealing with dragons
• Hardware and software

Visit our computing page for more information

Dance

• Introduction to dance
• Cartoon capers
• Graffiti
• Dance around the world
• Music videos

Visit our dance page for more information

Design and technology

• Food skills
• Prototyping and design- smartwatch
• CAD/CAM Skills
• Design and make project- photo frame
• Drawing skills

Visit our D & T page for more information

Drama

• Introduction to drama
• Darkwood manor
• Theatre history

Visit our drama page for more information

English

• Descriptive writing
• Welcome to Tuxfordia
• Frankenstein (drama)
• Speeches and rhetoric
• Novel study
• Myths and legends poetry

Visit our English page for more information

Geography

• Settle down
• Blame it on the weather man
• Our shrinking world
• Geography rocks

Visit our geography page for more information

Global awareness

• Transition
• Study skills
• Dot breathe
• CEIAG
• Being human
• Money matters

Visit our global awareness page for more information

History

• Global civilisations
• Vikings
• The wonders of the Islamic empire
• The Norman invasion
• Power through time
• Pocahontas and the ‘New World’
• Crime and punishment in the 18th century

Visit our history page for more information

Maths

• Place value
• Fractions, decimals and percentage equivalence
• Sequences
• Algebraic notation
• Equality and equivalence
• Solving problems with addition and subtraction
• Solving problems with multiplication and division
• Fractions
• Directed numbers
• Prime numbers
• Probability
• Number sense
• Construction
• Geometric reasoning

Visit our maths page for more information

Modern foreign languages

Students choose from one of the following

French
• Me, my family and friends
• School
• Home and local area

German
• Introducing self and others
• Health
• Free time
• Home and local area

Spanish
• Introducing yourself, family and friends
• School
• Free time

Visit our modern foreign languages page for more information

Music

• Workshopping
• Practice and rehearsal
• Listening to music
• Instrument
• Composition
• Film music
• Music and ICT
• Electronic music

Visit our music page for more information

Philosophy and ethics

• What is philosophy and ethics?
• Introducing P4C
• What is God like?
• Are there perfect leaders?
• What beliefs and practices do people have?

Visit our philosophy and ethics page for more information

Physical education

• Preparing for exercise
• Movement
• Developing technique
• Teamwork
• The benefits of physical activity
• Scoring systems
• Competition
• Officiating
• Tactics and strategies
• Methods of training
• Achieving a personal best
• Valuing physical activity
• Analyse a performance
• Fitness testing
• Leadership
• Making informed choices

Visit our PE page for more information

Science

Biology
• Cell structure
• Specialised cells
• Feeding relationships
• Competition
• Abiotic and biotic factors
• Sexual and asexual reproduction
• Menstrual cycle
• Embryo development

Chemistry
• Particle model
• Mixtures
• Solutions
• Chemical and physical change
• pH scale
• Neutralisation

Physics
• Balanced and unbalanced forces
• Friction
• Density
• Weight
• Gravitational force
• Solar system
• Energy
• Wasted energy
• Heat and temperature
• Electric current
• Resistance

Visit our science page for more information