Year 8 Curriculum

Students moving into Year 8 can enjoy no longer being the youngest in school. With that in mind, Year 8 students are expected to set a good example for our new students in Year 7; some may have taken part in the pen pal initiative to welcome them during the transition from primary to secondary.

Some subjects may continue to place students into sets, through a combination of results from Key Stage 2, Year 7 and a series of internal assessments. However, every effort is made to provide intervention support before moving students down. At Allerton Grange we pride ourselves on teaching and learning, including providing the right support to challenge and stretch our students, helping them to achieve their full potential.

Year 8 assemblies take place on Tuesday mornings 8.50am – 9.10am, in place of normal registration with form tutors. Assemblies cover a range of key messages, some special events and speakers linked with areas covered through the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum. Every half term, Rewards Assemblies take place to recognise achievements from individuals and groups.

We follow the school’s Policy for Positive Discipline which allocates achievement and behaviour points to students. Achievement points can lead to prizes or special trips, whereas behaviour points issued for breaking school rules can lead to detentions or more serious sanctions.

Each individual subject page contains information concerning what is studied in this subject in Year 8. This includes useful links for parents to support their children with learning at home. Should you require further information, please contact us either by emailing the curriculum leader directly, or by using the 'Contact Us' form on this website.

Year 8 Key Contacts


Mr Chris Donlon - Assistant Headteacher and Key Stage 3 Director

Mrs Leanne Hosty – Progress and Welfare Leader for Key Stage 3 and Transition Manager

Mr Elliot Mahoney – Progress and Welfare Manager for Year 8

Ms Louise Hibbert – Progress and Welfare Coach for Year 8

In addition, there is a large team of coaches and support staff in the Behaviour and Welfare base who are on hand throughout the day to help with a range of pastoral care needs.

All Behaviour and Welfare staff are on hand to support students and families. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the team if you require support or advice. We aim to create good working relationships between school and home by working together to support students to achieve their full potential.