Year 7- What you learn

In Year 7 you will study a wide range of subjects, learning new knowledge and new skills. The table below shows how many hours per fortnight you will study each subject. Please click on an individual subject for more details, where you will find the fully sequenced learning journey.

English Baccalaureate (Ebacc)

English (7) Maths (7) Science (6) History (2) Geography (2) French (3) and Spanish (3) OR Chinese (6)


Core Offer

Art (2) Computing (2) Design (3) Drama (2) Lifeskills (1) Music (2) PE (4) RE (2)

Our curriculum is much more than our students learn in the classroom. We offer a wide range of clubs and activities and lunch time and after school, as well as trips and visits in many different subject areas (Link to Primary Navigation-Year7-Clubs, Trips and after school activities)

Attitude To Learning (ATL)

We report on the ATL of every student at all four of our reporting points each year.  Learners receive an ATL score from each individual subject.

A positive Attitude to Learning (ATL) plays a vital part in raising the outcomes for students at Horsforth School. We expect all learners at our School to achieve the maximum possible ATL, regardless of academic ability.

Each Horsforth Learner is judged on a scale of 1-6, with 4 being the minimum standard expected.

We report on the ATL of every student at our four reporting points each year.  Learners receive an ATL score from each individual subject.

An average ATL of 5 or more will be rewarded with a ‘Fab 5’ extended lunch, where eligible students can enjoy an extra twenty minutes of lunch break with other Fab 5 learners.

Students who fall close to or below the minimum ATL expectation may be placed on an ATL report by either a Form Tutor, Year Co-ordinator, Pastoral and Behaviour Officer or a member of the Senior Leadership Team. An ATL report monitors the attitude to learning in each individual lesson to highlight areas where the learner may require support or intervention.

Progress Review information is available electronically if you download the SIMs Parent App here.

Attitude To Learning (ATL) Superstars


We recognise the achievements of 20 students in each year group with the highest average ATL, and the 10 who improve the most, via our ‘ATL superstars initiative.

End of Year Exams

Each subject will create a suitable end of year assessment to test the knowledge, skills and understanding of students against the agreed criteria. For most subjects, this is likely to be an examination, in preparation for future linear examinations at Key Stages 4 and 5.

Key Exam and Assessment Dates

End of year exams

w/c 22nd June 2020

Please note that some exams will be sat in the exam hall, whilst others will be completed within students’ normal lessons.

Progress reviews

11th November 2019
20th January 2020
16th March 2020
18th May 2020

Data will be available on the SIMs Parent App shortly after these dates, once the information has been collated.

Full report home Friday 19th June 2020
Parents’ evening Thursday 30th May 2020