Year 7

Curriculum Information

Year 7 Director of Learning: Mrs Gemma Edlington

KS3 Head of Behaviour & Safeguarding: Miss Catherine Beattie

Year 7 Ethos

At Ysgol John Bright, it is our ethos that if a student is happy they will be ready to learn and will thrive in all aspects of life. Together, the Year 7 Pastoral team will strive to provide the care and support every individual needs to enable them to access all elements of the Secondary curriculum and become mature, well-rounded individuals. In order to achieve this, all students are required to arrive at school promptly in full school uniform, with their own equipment (including a pen, pencil and ruler) and their planner. This will ensure they are ready to learn and will foster the positive attitude we aim to achieve.

Education at Ysgol John Bright

Your child will be placed in one of 9 form groups. The groups will be known as 7Y, 7J, 7O, 7N, 7B, 7R, 7I, 7G and 7T; the names for the forms are taken from the school’s name - Ysgol JOhN BRIGhT. These forms afford every student a firm base for their time at Ysgol John Bright. They will meet as a form for 25 minutes every morning and will be taught in forms for English, Humanities, French, Music, Drama, Art and ICT. They will be taught in mixed ability groups for Technology and in sets based on ability for Welsh, Maths and Science, where groups will be finalised by October half term. Having so many lessons as a form group will enable clear and focused monitoring of progress to take place and allow the tutors to monitor achievement across the curriculum.

As part of their education, your child will have regular formal and informal assessments within every subject area. They will be issued with two formal assessment reviews during the year. You will also receive one full report and have the opportunity to attend two parents’ evenings to discuss your child’s progress. The dates for all of these can be found on the Year 7 Assessment calendar.
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We encourage an open dialogue between school and home. If you have any worries or concerns, no matter how minor, please do not hesitate to contact your child's Form Teacher in the first instance. Please telephone Reception on 01492 864200 and leave a message and the Form teacher will get back to you. Alternatively you can email Mrs Gemma Edlington, Year 7 Director of Learning at


The school has an attendance policy of 95% or above. All medical and dental appointments should be scheduled for outside of school hours. However, if your child is off school for any reason, please contact the attendance officer via the school reception at your earliest convenience and provide us with written evidence for the absence on your child’s return to school.

Key Dates - Year 7  
W/C 2nd October Year 7 Exams - the first time your child will be assessed within the school.
Thursday 5th October Year 7 Tutor Evening - your opportunity to meet with your child’s form tutor to discuss how they have settled in.
Friday 20th October Ysgol John Bright Eisteddfod (lessons 1-3)
Monday 6th November Assessment Point 1 issued - an interim report to feedback on your child’s exam results.
W/C 14th January Second assessment window (AP2) - classroom based assessments.
Monday 19th February AP2 interim report issued.
Tuesday 15th May Year 7 parents’ evening - a chance to meet your child’s subject teachers.
W/C 18th June AP3 Exams
Monday 16th July AP3 full report issued.

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