Years 7 – 9

At Years 7-9, the Secondary School offers a broad base of studies leading to the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

Secondary Years 7 – 9 Programme

At this level, Uplands aims to prepare students for higher education and their role in the world.

For this reason, a balanced variety of subjects is offered, all of which are taught in English, with the exception of foreign language classes.

Approximate homework load per day, by year group:

Year 7 : 3 subjects x 20 min: total time = 1 hour
Year 8 : 3 subjects x 25 min: total time = 1 hour and 15 minutes
Year 9 : 3 subjects x 30 min: total time = 1 hour and 30 minutes

Skills we Hope to Foster:

  • Effective interaction with others
  • Self-evaluation
  • Analysis (of evidence) Synthesis (of evidence)
  • Summary building
  • Target-setting
  • Positive recording

Subjects Offered in Year 7 to Year 9

Click on the following to find out more on each individual subjects in the academic year groups:

English
Modern Languages
Science
Mathematics
History
Geography
Art
Drama
Music
Information Technology
Design Technology
Physical Education

Curriculum and Assessment Summaries

The curriculum and assessment summaries are documents (see download resources below) aimed at giving parents and students a clearer idea of what students will learn in each of their subjects, and how they will be assessed. You will find one compressed file per year group, each of which contains a separate document for each subject. Please note, these are only supposed to give a rough overview of what will be taught and when, and the exact content, timings and mode of  assessment may vary depending on the changing needs of classes as we go through the school year.

At this level, Uplands aims to prepare students for higher education and their role in the world. For this reason, a balanced variety of subjects is offered, all of which are taught in English, with the exception of foreign language classes.