Year 8 is really important as you prepare to make choices about some of the subjects you might want to study in Year 9. Your teachers will be helping you keep up the momentum with your learning from Year 7 and you need to be working particularly hard on your attitude to learning and developing good study habits both in the classroom and at home. Your GCSEs may seem a long way in the future but it is important to remember that everything you are studying now will help you in the years to come.

Accelerated Reader

Reading widely and reading often is so important if you are going to achieve your best across all of your subjects at The Lakes School. To help you, every student in Year seven and Year eight takes part in our Accelerated Reader programme.

This programme ensures that you are reading books that are matched to your ability and rewards you for correctly answering questions about what you have read by completing online tests that you can access in school or at home. We even have special prizes for students who reach an amazing milestone and read one million words!

To find out more about the Accelerated Reader programme, click on the link below…

Your Year 8 curriculum is an important stepping stone towards your Year 9 studies and preparation for your Key Stage 4 choices. The details of your Year 8 curriculum are shown below. Each of the blocks represent a one hour lesson across your two week timetable.

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