Year 7 at Bestgrade is a year of discovery and intellectual rigour. Students will be pushed to achieve their full potential in all core subjects Maths, English and Science. At the end of the year, pupils take the ‘Year 7 Optional Test’ or other similar exam which assesses understanding of the full mathematics, English and science.
We provide opportunities for challenging and stretching our students in all core subject areas. Before joining our classes’ Initial free assessment is conducted to find out the current strength and weaknesses. Therefore, we could plan lesson effectively.
Mathematics Department follows the requirements of the National Curriculum in preparation for learning the new GCSE specifications and provides a curriculum to challenge and enthuse students in their learning of Mathematics.
In Year 7 English, students undertake work on selected, advertising texts, and the history of the English language. Students will also be encountering different genres of poetry through the year. Students can be helped to develop emotionally and intellectually through reading, and we encourage them to establish, from Year 7, a habit of regular and independent reading for pleasure. They are taught how to read for different purposes and to understand the way meanings are made.
Each week will have a set topic and average teaching time will be two hours which includes a mini test/recap on the topics covered previously.
All students are required to complete given homework for each week. Teachers will usually mark homework. Additional homework can even be marked by parents by login to our online learning system (learningwaves.com) where you can find answer sheets for the given homework.
Feedback will be given at the end of every session, every week by teaching staff. Parents will have an opportunity to meet the teachers at the send of the sessions for feedback and to discuss any concerns related to the learning process.
There will be a progress test at the end of each school term (every 6 weeks). After the progress test, a progress reports will also be provided, by highlighting your child’s strengths and weaknesses, including targets for next term.
Based on the progress, we can arrange additional support or learning programmes to bridge any learning gaps.
All the class materials, progress tests, mock exam papers, assessments, parental guidance sessions are included within the course fees. Once registered with us, additional books and online resource can be purchased at discounted rates.