Year 7 Themes

Year 7 Themes

Year 7 themes cover a wide variety of exciting and engaging topics. Below you can find a short description of each of the themes in Year 7.

  • Citizen Me

    Citizen Me looks to build on the transition of students from primary to secondary school, exploring the students’ rights and responsibilities.  Find out more here.

  • Silent Movies

    Students look at the silent film genre and the USA in the 1920’s. They appraise the impact of silent film on individuals and society and create their own short movie.  

  • Planets

    Students learn about the make-up of our solar system and examine the different theories about our universe’s creation. Find out more here.

  • Journeys

    Students scrutinise different journeys of historical and religious significance in our world. Pilgrimages such as the Hajj, visiting the Golden Temple or Lourdes in France are looked at. Find out more here.

  • Fairy Tales

    Fairy Tales builds on students’ knowledge of Myths and Legends established in KS2. Predominantly the works of Hans Christian Anderson and the Grimm brothers are explored and students devise their own fractured tales. Find out more here.


  • I-Robot

    Students discover and propose what a future world may look like. How will technology (like robots) shape the world we live in? Topics such as electricity, artificial intelligence and the soul are researched.

  • Growing

    Growing looks at the development of a human into adulthood. It also considers the rapid expansion and success of different civilisations throughout history.

  • In Days of Old

    Students cover British history from 1066 – 1500. Students are introduced to key events and are asked to consider cause and consequence and make further links towards the present day.

  • Water

    Students identify and explain the different facets of the water cycle. Issues of drought and flooding are explored on a local and international level.

  • Black Gold

    This theme bridges the Year 7 and Year 8 curriculum and deals with oil in all its forms including the science behind it, the history of it, the politics it causes and if it’s more trouble than it’s worth.