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Year 7

Curriculum 2018/19

Subjects Periods per fortnight
Core Curriculum EnglishMathsScience 9 each
French [or Spanish or extra English & Maths], Geography, History, RE 3 each
Art, PE 2 each
Rotation 1 Graphics, Food & Nutrition, Textiles, STEM 3 in turn
Rotation 2 Drama, Music, IT 3 in turn
Personal Development 1

Key Dates 2018/19

Y7 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 8th May 2019 3:45-6:45

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Art Y7

Art and design embodies human creativity and expression.  The department has developed a curriculum that will engage, inspire and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of…

Creative Design Y7

Creative Design enables our students to develop their skills in the designing and making of various products using a variety of media. They learn through practicing thinking skills and by striving to apply the habits of excellence…

English Y7

The English team at The Portsmouth Academy aspire to create a curriculum that ensures good progress for all and embodies the passion, beliefs and values appertaining to our subject. For us, English is the key to…

French Y7

For pupils swapping to Y7 French, please see this powerpoint. The French department is a dynamic, enthusiastic department, which endeavours to make learning languages fun and meaningful. Our aim is to develop a…

Geography Y7

The Geography department at The Portsmouth Academy aspires to stimulate a sense of wonder and interest in our complex and dynamically changing world.  Harnessing the Thinking Schools philosophy, geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by…

History Y7

The History department at The Portsmouth Academy aspires to encourage a passion for the past amongst our students using dynamic and inspirational teaching, underpinned by the Thinking Schools philosophy. Our aim is to develop independent learners with…

Maths Y7

Maths In Mathematics we aim to provide students with the skills and opportunities which will equip them to meet the challenges of the modern world. Mathematics is widely acknowledged to be an essential building block for…

Music Y7

Music is both a focus for study and a means of communal expression. Students at The Portsmouth Academy are given the opportunity to develop musical understanding and skill (in perception, as composers and as performers) in…

PE Y7

Here at The Portsmouth Academy, Key Stage 3 students do one hour of PE per week. Activities involve individual (e.g. athletics), net (e.g. tennis), invasive (e.g. football) and artistic (e.g. dance). We offer plenty of extra…

Personal Development (PD) Y7

Personal Development (PD) encompasses all areas designed to promote children’s personal, social and health development. Our PD curriculum and ethos promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepares all pupils for the opportunities and responsibilities…