KS3 Year 7 - 9
Years 7 – 8
The transition to KS3 can be both an exciting event and a challenge.
At Camp Hill we aim to ensure every student has the chance to maximise their potential and lay the foundations for future learning. In Year 7 and 8 pupils are encouraged to discover independence and become part of the school community through extra-curricular activities especially representation in sport, music, drama and debating. There are also a variety of form and house events. They have the opportunity to meet outside agencies to consider their role as citizens within the wider community including police, fire brigade, and first aiders. There are a variety of subject based trips both locally and further afield. Year 8 culminates with an Activity based residential currently being held in Hauteville – sur – Mer, Normandy where they work in their new Year 9 Form groupings.
Year 9 is the year of GCSE choices and some early entry GCSE modules.
The girls receive advice and guidance GCSE Choices and there is also an Options Evening for Year 9 and their parents which looks at GCSE Choices, preparing for exams and early GCSE entry. This is then followed up through the PHSE programmed looking at revision techniques with a view to keeping these exams in perspective. Year 9 also have a series of Careers Education lessons that prepare them for making choices at GCSE. They have the chance through our Careers Afternoon to meet with a wide-range of professionals and talk with them about their careers.
The PHSE programme in Year 9 has a strong focus on Health Education and topics include Drugs Awareness, Eating Disorders, Sex Education and First Aid. Year 9 also enter the Birmingham Civic Society Awards: the next Generation, where in teams they have to devise a project to improve the lives of young people in Birmingham.
We always seek to keep the communication channels between home and school open. Key Stage Three considers itself approachable to both parents and students alike. Our team of coordinators and tutors have a strong vision both for the academic as well as pastoral welfare of the pupils.