By the end of Year 8, students solve everyday problems involving rates, ratios and percentages. They recognise index laws and apply them to whole numbers. They describe rational and irrational numbers. Students solve problems involving profit and loss. They make connections between expanding and factorising algebraic expressions. Students solve problems relating to the volume of prisms. They make sense of time duration in real applications. They identify conditions for the congruence of triangles and deduce the properties of quadrilaterals. Students model authentic situations with two-way tables and Venn diagrams. They choose appropriate language to describe events and experiments. They explain issues related to the collection of data and the effect of outliers on means and medians in that data.
Teaching the English curriculum should balance and integrate all three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. These strands focus on students’ knowledge and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. At stage 4 (Years 7 and 8), students will be required to examine and respond to a variety of story writing techniques, understand the ways language and text structures influence the complexity of a text, create characters, and influence emotions and opinions. They will demonstrate their understanding through composing a range of text to communicate their own point of view, selecting a range of language features, images and vocabulary. With each year at Uplift Education, students will focus on a specified Area of Study as a lens through which they will interpret the studied texts.
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