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The Norwood School

Year 8

In Year 8, it is important that students continue to develop strong routines and habits around out-of-school learning whilst maintaining an enthusiasm and natural curiosity for learning new things. With this aim in mind, students will develop their independent learning skills through project work and guided independent study at home.

In the Autumn term;

Students will receive their first cross curricular project , which will involve applying their knowledge skills and understanding to an overarching task that will take 6 weeks to complete. Full guidance will be given on how to complete the tasks and detailed feedback will be provided.

In the Spring term;

Students will receive their Independent Learning Booklet. This booklet will be kept at home for the majority of the year and will be checked periodically by tutors. The booklet will provide materials and guidance for each subject that will enable students and parents to work together at home to develop key knowledge, skills and understanding independently.

Students will receive their second cross curricular project which will relate to the academic subjects not covered by the first project. Again this project will develop students’ ability to work independently and apply their learning to new contexts.

In the Summer term;

Students will receive their third and final cross curricular project  which will relate to the academic subjects not covered by the first two projects. Again this project will develop students’ ability to work independently and apply their learning to new contexts.

Students will also ensure they have completed their Independent Learning Booklets and are regularly revising for their end-of-year assessments.