Year 7 Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Curriculum Overview

There are two tutor groups in Year 7. The role of the tutor is to oversee the pastoral care of pupils within their class. They have daily contact with their tutor group during the registration period and also during PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) lessons and tutorial sessions.

Timetables are available via the parent portal and Firefly. All subjects in Year 7 are taught by specialist subject teachers. A summary of the curriculum is provided below.

Children are setted by ability in English and mathematics. Homework is set on a regular basis with a maximum of 45 minutes each per subject.

Curriculum Overview

Subject Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
English Word classes. Apostrophes. Dictionary exercises. Spelling of high frequency words. Complex speech punctuation. Information and recount writing. Fiction and non-fiction texts.Discussion Recount. Delivery of oral presentation. Homophones. Prefixes and word classes. Differences between written and spoken language. Active and passive verb use. Explanation and persuasive texts. Paragraphs. Poetry. Debate and presentation. Dictionary and thesaurus skills. Discursive writing. Sentence structure and punctuation. Differences between spoken and written language. Discussion, debate and oral presentation.
Mathematics Equivalent fractions. Probability. Mean, median, mode and range. Special Numbers. Directed numbers. Algebra. Length, perimeter and area. Four rules of number to include decimals and fractions. Problem solving. Using a calculator. Ratio and Proportion. Coordinates. Straight line graphs. Decimals, fractions and percentages. Order of operations. Four rules of number to include decimals and fractions. Mean, median, mode and range. Angles. Problem solving. Using a calculator. Metric Units. Data Handling. 2D and 3D shapes. Constructions. Transformations. Problem solving. Using a calculator.
Science Working in a laboratory
Cells, tissues and organs
Classification and food webs
Particles and reactions
Energy transfers
Forces and speed
Arabic All Arabic speaking students will follow an Arabic for Arabs course and all non-Arab students will follow an Arabic for foreigners course. Both courses are set annually by the Ministry of Education.
Art Perspective
Coastal Landscapes
Masks Mural painting
Design Technology Neck Cushions.
Summer Garment Project: Using tie dye/experimental heat press sublimation printing techniques.
Sweet & Savoury Food Products.
Clocks Project.
Clay project.
Creative Design Tasks.
French Personal descriptions, nouns and agreements, present tense verbs, asking questions. School subjects, likes and dislikes, activities, weather conditions, present tense verbs.

At home, in a town, use of prepositions, future, verbal agreements, plans and holiday ideas.

Geography Making connections
The restless Earth – volcanoes
People everywhere
Flood disaster – how do people cope?
World sport
History Medieval realms 1066 – 1500
Norman Invasion and Conquest
Medieval realms 1066 – 1500
Medieval Life
The Romans in Britain

Unit 9 – Publishing on the web

Producing websites built using html code

Unit 5 – Data:  Designing structure, capturing and presenting data

Developing a 3 table relational database structure to edit and interrogate

Unit 4:
Models: Rules and investigations
Modelling and presenting numeric data using Excel

Cinema booking system

Islamic Studies Muslim students will follow an Islamic Studies programme, for either Arabs or non-Arabs as appropriate.
Kuwait Social Studies Geography and climate of the Arab world. Mesopotamia. Ancient Egyptians.
Music What makes a good song?
Latin beat
Rhythms of the Nile
The folk tradition
Medieval music
PE & Games

Fitness Testing



Please note that the above topics may change during the year as we start to incorporate the New National Curriculum changes.