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.

  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Growing

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

  • 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.  

  • Off With Your Head

    Students look at Tudor and Stuart elements of British history. From Henry VIII to the Gunpowder plot is researched and investigated.  Students look at defining Oliver Cromwell as a hero or villain, act as detectives in the Gunpowder plot to collect clues on the various conspirators and identify reasons that people are willing to martyr themselves or faith.

Review and Exam Weeks will be held twice during the year, in January and in the Summer term.

There will also be a series of Focus Days embedded within themes where students can explore an idea in greater depth. Focus Days can include off-site visits, guest speakers and workshops.