Malvern St James Seniors Years 7 - 9

MSJ Seniors Year 7 - 9

Our broad and diverse curriculum in these years at Malvern St James encourages girls to explore their subjects and develop their passions and interests whilst starting to acquire the skills and knowledge they will need for the GCSE years ahead.

In Year 7 pupils study English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Art, Design and Technology, Drama, Food & Nutrition, French, Geography, History, Computing, Music and Religious Studies. In Year 8 pupils take up Spanish and also have a choice of Latin, although some pupils where appropriate may choose to allocate some of these lessons for one-to-one Learning Support or EAL.

For Years 7-9 lessons are taught mainly in form groups apart from sets in Maths and the Sciences. In Years 8 and 9 French and Spanish are also taught in sets. In Year 9 the GCSE course commences in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths and Careers Education and Guidance comes to the forefront of the PSHEEC programme to support girls in their GCSE choices. There is also the opportunity for girls to take the following extra-curricular languages, where they can be taught up to GCSE and A Level: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Italian, Japanese and German. There will be at an additional cost associated with these, but if your daughter is interested, please contact Mme Wadman for further information (wadmab@malvernstjames.co.uk).

PE & PSHEEC are core to all three years and often feature team teaching or whole school lessons, as appropriate.