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Kingswood Secondary Academy

Ofsted Good

Year 8

Year 8 is an important and dynamic year in any young person's life: it is a year when they begin to find their feet and forge their path towards their future. It can also be a year of change, socially and emotionally. As such, we have a tailored PSHE curriculum delivered throughout year 8 in the form of tutor-time PSHE sessions, assemblies and workshops to ensure that our Students are supported socially, emotionally and academically as they progress through Year 8, ready to transition into Year 9 and beyond.

It is also a time for Students to reflect on their strengths to make wise option choices for KS4 and continue developing social and interpersonal skills.

The aim of the options process is to ensure students receive all the necessary information, support and guidance to ensure that they make the decisions that are in their best interests. The options and progress evening will be in January.

Teaching groups are arranged so that Students are sufficiently challenged in order to achieve and exceed their potential. The curriculum is broad and varied, encouraging Students of all strengths and interests to succeed.

The Year 8 Pastoral Leaders are:

Mr N Breakwell – Progress Leader for Year 8 (

Mrs G Forsyth - Deputy Head of Year 8 (

Mrs A Bonner - SLT Line Link for Year 8 (

Year 8 consists of 8 mixed-ability Form groups:                                                   



  • Ofsted
  • NOS
  • NOS 2
  • Career Mark
  • DofE
  • London Institute