Year 8

Students in Year 8 have a number of opportunities and challenges during the year.

Year 8 Parents Information Video September 2021

In Years 8 and 9 students continue to study the same broad range of subjects. In addition, some students will start to learn a second language: German. Students studying a single modern foreign language will increase the number of lessons per fortnight dedicated to French whilst also receiving two additional lessons of English.  These sets will complete the Foundation Certificate of Secondary Education in French by the end of Year 9.

Independent setting is introduced for modern foreign languages, science, computing and mathematics and English at the start of Year 8 on the basis of performance during Year 7.  Other subjects continue to be taught in mixed ability classes.  History and Geography are blocked in Years 8 and 9 and so have the freedom to set students as desired.  Our current model is for a lower ability group to be created in both X and Y bands leaving three other equivalent ‘mixed ability’ groups.

This table will be updated shortly.

Subject Setting Notes


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Cameron Hawes
Associate CLT / HOL Yr11 / Teacher of English
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