In Year 8 students continue to work in mixed ability groups following a thematic based curriculum underpinned by Humanities but the time reduces to 24%. A strong emphasis on literacy remains.
The time allocated to the hub subjects of English, Maths and Science increases to 36% in order to reflect the emphasis on these subjects both in the modern educational context and beyond in the workplace. These hub subjects continue to work in conjunction with other subject areas to ensure opportunities for mastery.
All learners continue to study languages, physical education, the arts (Art, Music and Performance) and STEM (Technology, STEM & IT) accounting for the remaining 40% of the curriculum time.