Junior Curriculum Information
Years 7 and 8
Year 7 & 8 learners are the foundation of our curriculum plan. We give these young learners a calm, settled and stable start to high school. They have their own area of the school grounds. They stay in home-rooms with a home room teacher for most of their learning but begin to get a taste of secondary school by having some lessons in specialist rooms with specialist teachers. The emphasis in the first two years is on consolidating literacy and numeracy. All areas of the curriculum and the key competencies are integrated to provide coherent and meaningful learning opportunities to ensure they are fully prepared for the next stage of their learning pathway.
Years 9 and 10
Some students will join Hornby High School in Year 9. We will help them to integrate with other students in their class and year group effectively. In Year 9 students will continue to taste all areas of the national curriculum. From Year 9 students will have specialist teachers for all their subjects, including access to specialist facilities. At Year 10 students are in their final year of preparation for the senior school and national qualifications. In addition to the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, students can now begin to focus their learning through optional subjects.