Dear parents,

For those not available to attend this week’s evening, you may see the information here.

Best Wishes,

The Year 7 Team

Year 7 can be an equally exciting and daunting experience for young people, having transitioned from primary school to secondary school. We hope that with our various transition days and transition evenings have prepared students and parents for this change. It is our intention that this process has given students every opportunity to feel comfortable, supported and have confidence with which to start their Bottisham Village College journey.

When students arrive at the college, they 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.

Year 7


Study Groups (art, English, French, humanities, performing arts & science)
  • Mixed attainment classes based on CAT4 assessments.
  • Students who require additional support in literacy and numeracy will follow our nurture curriculum with increased time for the core subjects.
  • Students are placed in attainment sets based on assessments at the beginning of Year 7
  • Students are placed in attainment sets based on prior attainment in PE.
  • Students are taught in their mixed attainment form groups
Creative Design Rotations (Computer Science, Design & Technology and Food & Nutrition)

Music & RS

  • Students are taught in mixed attainment classes.


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
8 7 5 5 3 3 2 2 3 4 4 2 2


Details of our curriculum intent in year 7 can be found on our curriculum pages here.

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

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