Year 8

Director of Learning: Miss Gissing

Year 8 - How to support your child

Year 8 - Parents information Evening

At Goffs-Churchgate Academy the KS3 curriculum is taught over two years, Year 7 and 8. In planning the KS3 curriculum we aim to:

  • Ensure that learning is challenging, engaging and enjoyable
  • Build on what children have been learning in Primary school
  • Help our students to develop the skills and understanding they will need for KS4 study and for adult life

Throughout Year 8, students will undergo the GCSE Options process where they will pick their courses for Key Stage 4.

Subject/Block Teaching Hours per fortnight
Maths 8
English 8
Science 7
Geography 3
German 4
History 3
RS 2
Technology including Art 5
Drama 3
PE 4
Citizenship 1


Music will be developed in an initiative way for our Year 8 students. They will have a series of Curriculum Enrichment Days where they will spend the entire day developing their musical skills. Over the course of a whole day we expect to see significant progress in our students.

Food Technology will be delivered in a similar way to Music. In small groups students will spend the whole day working on their Food Technology skills. This could, for example, include preparing a full 3 course meal.