Year 8

Director of Learning: Miss Kamara
c.kamara@goffschurchgate.herts.sch.uk

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.

During Year 8, students will work through the GCSE Options process where they will pick their courses for Key Stage 4/GCSE.

Subject/Block

Teaching Hours per fortnight

Maths

8

English including one library lesson

9

Science

7

Geography

3

Languages - students will experience a taster of German and French

3

History

3

RS and Citizenship

2

Technology - this will include Food, Art, Design Technology and much more

6

Drama

2

PE

4

Character Charter

1

ICT

2

 

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.