Year 7 Parents Information Video September 2021
Attending secondary school can be an equally exciting and daunting experience for young people and, as such, our transition programme begins well in advance of students joining us in September. Our Director of Transition will have met with primary colleagues, getting an understanding of students’ needs and their aspirations. In July, we then invite all year 6 students into college for two days, where they experience their new home:
- Ride the school bus
- Eat in our canteen
- Meet their form tutor
- Attend lessons
- Start to navigate their way around the BVC site
It is our intention that this process gives students every opportunity to feel comfortable, supported and have confidence with which to start their Bottisham Village College journey.
Students will undergo a series of online assessments, as we wish to quickly get an understanding of their strengths and needs. Combined with KS2 data, we shall then work to place students in appropriate study groups.
|Study Groups (art, English, French, humanities, music, performing arts, RS & science)||
|Creative Design Rotations (Computer Studies, Design & Technology and Food & Nutrition)||
Students will follow a broad and exciting curriculum, using a two week 50 lesson timetable, split into Week A and Week B.
Number of lessons per fortnight
|Maths||English||Science||French||Geography||History||PSHE||REP||Performing Arts||PE||Creative Design||Music||Art|
There are many highlights of the year to enjoy in year 7:
- School trips to Framlingham
- Year 7 Disco
- House Enrichment Activities, including “The House Games” in the Summer Term.
- Extended Schools Activities
- Sports Fixtures
- Year 7 Camp in Norfolk