The Year 7 Parents' Virtual Guide to Grammar School. An initiative that started a number of years ago to help new parents to our school
understand the year ahead for their daughter.
Introduction to

A Year 7 Parent’s Virtual Guide to Grammar School

Parent's Virtual Guide to Grammar School

Year 7

To use this guide start with the introduction section. You are then free to work your way through the presentations provided by our Directors of Faculty in which ever order you choose. The final presentation will focus on assessment and reporting during Year 7.

Introduction

The Year 7 Parents’ Virtual Guide to Grammar School is an initiative that started a number of years ago to help parents new to our school understand the year ahead for their daughter. In addition it also provides an insight into how parents can best help and support their daughter to be as safe, happy and successful as possible.

In this video Mr Boney (Deputy Headteacher) introduces this virtual guide and the other events that will be taking place to help parents with the transition to the SHSG family.

(Once loom has opened maximise the screen and click the play button. When the video has finished click the back button to return to this page.)

Mr. Hollick

Faculty of Mathematics

In year 7 students receive 6 hours per fortnight Mathematics education. Given the nature of our school they are all in high ability groups. The emphasis of the Mathematics department is very much to make Maths fun and accessible to all but at the same time keep the level of challenge appropriate to our high ability students.

Mr Andrews

Faculty of English and Media

In year 7 students receive 6 hours per fortnight English education.  Given the nature of our school they are all in high ability groups.  One of the most important things we emphasise in our Yr7 English Curriculum is the joy that comes from reading for pleasure and producing quality writing.

Mrs. Smith

Faculty of Science

In year 7 students have 6 periods of science per fortnight.  Students study all three sciences however they will stay with the same teacher for all three.  From year 8 onwards they will have different teachers for each of the individual sciences.  Science in the lower school is coordinated by Mrs Smith.

Ms Spilstead

Faculty of Humanities

The humanities faculty is a diverse faculty that is home to both our newest subject. This is the Lower School Academic enrichment subject known as PPE. This subject allows students to wrestle with some of the big questions that have challenged thinkers since antiquity.

Download the presentation from Ms Spilstead, the Director fo the Humanities Faculty. Once the presentation is downloaded, click to open it and then click on the speaker icon on each slide and you will hear Ms Spilstead’s narration.

Ms Hulme

Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages

In year 7 students study two modern foreign languages: French and either German or Spanish.

Ms Ryan

Faculty of the Creative and Performing Arts

Year 7 students study Art, Music, Technology and Drama as part of their key stage 3 curriculum.

Download the presentation from Ms Ryan, the director of the Creative and Performing Arts Faculty. Once the slides are downloaded click on each slide to hear Ms Ryan’s presentation.

Mr Boney

Assessment and Reporting in Year 7

One of the areas that we receive the most questions about is school reports and parents evenings. These are very different to those that you are used to from primary school. This section will help launch you into the world od secondary school reports.

Watch Mr Boney’s video introducing the assessment and reporting that will happen during year 7.

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