How many subjects/teachers in English Year 7?

(25 Posts)
Bonsoir Wed 17-Jun-15 09:50:13

As many examples as possible, please! Thanks!

Ladymuck Wed 17-Jun-15 10:00:59

Do you mean just for English Language and Literature? Or do you mean how many different subjects will a pupil in year 7 do? And if so do you want people to include subjects that are done of rotation (some schools will rotate design or tech subjects, so pupils study say a term of art, a term of graphics and a term of resistant materials - all different teachers but the same timetable slot).

Bonsoir Wed 17-Jun-15 10:02:58

Yes, I mean in England in Year 7 ie all subjects. I'm particularly interested in how many specialist teachers a DC encounters per year, whether or not a subject is taught throughout the year.

mumsneedwine Wed 17-Jun-15 10:08:05

17 subjects for mine when in year 7 & 8. Here we go : maths, english, science, french, Spanish, Latin, history, geography, rs, art, drama, music, DT, it, pe, textiles, food. Pretty normal for KS3.

prettybird Wed 17-Jun-15 10:30:47

At ds' state school in Scotland it is 15 in the 1st Year of Secondary: English, Maths, 2xMFL, History, Geography, Science, Computing Science, Art, Drama, Music, RME, PE, Home Economics, Techie (that's what he called it: not just technical drawing as they also made wood and metal pieces).

All taught by specialist teachers: in Scotland you're not allowed to teach a subject unless you have a degree and PGE qualification in it.

Ladymuck Wed 17-Jun-15 10:39:51

17 excluding Games when they have have different coaches for each sport, so typically 5 different coaches per year. He also has time with his form tutor each day but she isn't one of his subject teachers.

Bonsoir Wed 17-Jun-15 10:41:07

Great info! Thanks!

Keep it coming!

PolterGoose Wed 17-Jun-15 10:48:26

Ds has a teacher each, unless otherwise specified, for:

English (3 teachers which is not ideal)
Maths
Humanities (history, geography and philosophy & beliefs, but most pupils have a separate P&B teacher)
Science
MFL (same teacher for French and Spanish)
Music
Drama (taught by music teacher)
Art
Tech (specialists for resistant materials, graphics, food and textiles - subject changes each half term)
Computer studies
PE

His is a fairly small secondary and a few teachers teach more than one subject.

prettybird Wed 17-Jun-15 13:00:22

I forgot one - Modern Studies (a Scottish version of Politics/Current Affairs) blush. That takes it to 16.

Millymollymama Wed 17-Jun-15 13:22:54

My children had English, Maths, History, Science (3 subject specialists), Geography, RE, Sport X 3, Art, MFL x 2 (French and Italian), Technology, Music, Drama, ICT, Keyboard skills (short course) plus optional music, dance and drama lessons. Lots!

catslife Wed 17-Jun-15 13:23:04

In y7 dd did the following subjects (one teacher per subject unless stated):
English (2 teachers).
Maths
Science ( 2 teachers one Chemistry and Biology the other for Physics)
RE
Geography
History
PE ( 2 teachers one for swimming the other for outdoor sport e.g. hockey).
ICT
Art
DT (done on a rota basis one subject per term: Food Tech, Resistant Materials, Textiles each with different specialist teacher).
Music
PSHE/Values

Drama not taught as separate subject but part of English.

Hope that helps

mumsneedwine Wed 17-Jun-15 13:27:56

I forgot Citizenship. All teachers qualified for their subject. Comp.

mumsneedwine Wed 17-Jun-15 13:28:38

Oh and also has separate teachers for each science. I should be marking...

TheWordFactory Wed 17-Jun-15 13:29:49

In year 7, IIRC, DD had lessons in the following (with a specialist teacher in each).

English.
English Lit.
Maths.
Biology.
Chemistry.
Physics.
French.
Spanish.
Latin.
History.
Geography.
RE.
Art.
Food.
ICT.
Drama.
Music.
Games/PE/dance taught by all manner of teachers.

OldBeanbagz Wed 17-Jun-15 13:39:12

In Y7 DD has lessons in...

Maths
English
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
History
Geography
RE
PHSE
French
Art
Music
Drama
Games/PE

She had a single teacher for each subject. Spanish & German were added in Y8.

OldBeanbagz Wed 17-Jun-15 13:39:44

Oops, forgot DT & ICT!

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 17-Jun-15 14:28:01

DD going into year 7

English Lang and lit (1teacher for both)
Maths
History
Geography
Religion, philosophy and ethics
Classics
Art
DT (resistant materials, food tech, textiles - 1 each term)
Mandarin
PE
Music
Drama
Dance

In year 8 they add another language.

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 17-Jun-15 14:28:43

Ops I forgot science taught as 3 separate subjects and ICT.

PastSellByDate Wed 17-Jun-15 14:36:42

Dd1's school teaches 17 subjects in Y7 but is slightly different - ordinary state school but they sort of rotate subjects.

Rotate these every 7/8 weeks: sewing/ wood work/ drama & dance/ cooking (2 hours a week)

Rotate each term: Religious Studies/ History/ Geography - 6 hours a week. Lots of group work, excursions & projects. This school is big on using this 3 hour block 2x a week to also instill study skills and lots of reflection about how to do it better next time.

PSHE - taught in assemblies & as part of form

PE - 1 hour a week
Art - 1 hour a week
Music - 1 hour a week

Science (combined physics/ chemistry/ biology) taught as 2 simultaneous units running 2 days a week with one teacher and 1 day a week with the other.

Maths (3 hours a week)
English (3 hours a week)

MFL 3 hours a week
ICT (Computing) 1 hour a week

The school has academic departments/ groups - and I get the impression the teachers are specialised & usually pretty experienced in these subject areas.

I don't know but suspect the rotation thing is about using limited staff in some subject areas more effectively.

Bonsoir Wed 17-Jun-15 15:16:36

Brilliant! Thanks a lot!

I was at a talk at DD's school last night where management claimed that only in France did DC have so many (about 10) specialist teachers in Year 7. I quite vociferously pointed out that English DC had many more but thought I run a quick MN check.

Millymollymama Wed 17-Jun-15 19:51:38

I was wondering what purpose your question had? You may find, of course, that some of our schools have few specialist maths or science teachers! Big recruitment problems in some areas. Does France have the same issues?

Bonsoir Wed 17-Jun-15 19:56:00

Yes, lots of teacher shortages in France, especially in Maths, Technology and English.

Ladymuck Wed 17-Jun-15 20:14:32

Is it because the schools have different ages? One of the reasons why year 7s get so many specialists is because they are in 11-18 schools, and teachers who are recruited to mainly teach 14-18 will still have some classes lower down the school.Whilst I am sure that middle schools which teach the 9-13 age range will have some specialists, I would expect there to be fewer.

Bonsoir Wed 17-Jun-15 20:45:11

French schools only use specialist teachers from 11-18. The range of subjects is a bit different to England: History & Geography is one subject in France, as is Physics & Chemistry and Life & Earth Sciences (Biology & Geology) so fewer teachers.

HmmAnOxfordComma Thu 18-Jun-15 00:51:05

Da had, in yr 7:

English
Maths
Biology
Chem
Physics
Spanish
French
Geography
History
RS
Art
Music
Drama
Textiles
Food
Music technology
Computing
Outdoor Games
Indoor PE

Each taught by a separate subject specialist.

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