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Year 8

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

Y8 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 6th February 2019 3:45-6:45


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Art Y8

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

Creative Design Y8

Creative Design enables our students to develop their skills in the designing and making of various products using a variety of media. All lessons include opportunities to practice thinking skills and students are able to apply…

English Y8

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 Y8

The French Department is a dynamic, enthusiastic department, which endeavours to make learning languages fun and meaningful. Our aim is to develop a life-long love of language learning in our pupils, to build their cultural awareness…

Geography Y8

Fertile Questions Where are tropical rainforests and what are their characteristics? • Why has Matilda stopped buying lip gloss and phone top-ups? • Where is Brazil, and what are its main physical features? • Where are…

History Y8

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

Maths Y8

Maths In Mathematics we aim to provide pupils 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 Y8

Music is both a focus for study and a means of communal expression. Pupils develop musical understanding and skill (in perception, as composers and as performers) in classes, in option groups, individually and in school ensembles.…


Fertile Questions How can I improve my netball skills? • What skills would enable you to be an effective netball defender? • How do the requirements of each position vary? • What skills are needed across…


Fertile Questions What do we mean by an ultimate question? • What is an ultimate question? • What purpose does a myth serve? • How do believers express their beliefs about creation? • What is the…