YEAR 7 CURRICULUM
The GST Curriculum
The Griffin Schools Trust (GST) is a family of primary and secondary schools in the Midlands and the South East of England. We are committed to providing an outstanding independent-style education for all students, predicated on breadth and excellence. All schools provide a rich programme of free extra-curricular activities, create an involving and stimulating physical environment and build a staff team of interesting people who are motivated to advance their own knowledge and skills as well as their pupils’ achievement.
GST schools do not teach young people to know their place, but rather to discover their talents and passions and to take their places in society, making a difference through leadership and service wherever their futures may take them.
The Year 7 Curriculum at Nicholas Chamberlaine School
As a proud member of Griffin Schools Trust, Nicholas Chamberlaine School offers students in Year 7 a rich, varied and engaging curriculum.
We maintain a strong focus on English, mathematics and science, which is reflected in the timetable allocations for these three core subjects. However, our students also experience a range of practical and creative subjects including design technology, art, music and drama every week. This balanced approach in Year 7 ensures they develop as individuals, with a range of strengths and talents. Most importantly, the Year 7 curriculum contains real challenge and rigour, building on their primary education to establish and embed the academic foundations that our students will need to go on to success at GCSE, A-Level and University.
Each week students in year 7 study the following subjects:
- Computer Science
- Design Technology, Cuisine and Graphics (on rotation)
- Physical Education
- Religious Studies
Students in Year 7 also have a fortnightly Accelerated Reading session.