Period 7 is a key aspect of our Super Curriculum, it runs from 3.25 until 4pm Monday to Thursday at KWS and is a compulsory part of the school day. It allows our students to find and develop a range of personal interests, across the categories of mind, body and soul.
All students in Year 7 to 9 select and partake in one mind, one body and one soul activity each week for a block of 8 weeks. Over the academic year they partake in four of these 8 week blocks, so get to experience 12 activities each year. Their remaining period 7 session on a Thursday each week is focused on Independent Study, supported by their form tutor.
In our first two years (around the COVID restrictions) our period 7 offer included:
Period 7 this academic year
There are four blocks of period 7 across the year, each of which is 8 weeks long.
Students select their period 7 options at two points in the year: early Sept and end Jan.
Students sign up for lunchtime clubs at the same time – giving them a great opportunity to select from the combined offer, which is a very wide and varied range of activities.
Performing arts rehearsals run alongside period 7 and clubs – with auditions held as required for our various productions across the year.
In addition we are introducing sports squads as part of our Body option this year to give our squads more time to train and prepare for fixtures, some will continue past 4pm.
Squads are selected by staff and places in them are fluid (both into and out of them) based on behaviour in school and sports performance.
Year 7 start with a free choice of body options and then squads are selected later in the Autumn term, with adjustments as needed.
Options for the second half of 2021/22 are shown below.