King's College School

Coeducational Independent Prep school in Cambridge


Year 7 Key Objectives

This year sees further expansion of language topics, as the children begin to follow the course most suited to their Year 8 potential.

All pupils study the following language topics:

· Imperfect and perfect tenses (all conjugations);

· Imperfect and perfect tenses of sum;

In addition, the lower set learns about:

· Present tense (all conjugations);

· Infinitives and imperatives;

· 1st and 2nd declension adjectives and simple agreement;

· Prepositional phrases using the ablative;

· Further work on clauses (causal, temporal).

In addition to the above, the middle set builds on the foundations laid in Year 6 and studies:

· The pluperfect and future tenses (all conjugations);

· The pluperfect and future tenses of sum, possum and eo;

· Regular and irregular comparison of adjectives;

· Prohibitions.

The upper set also covers these topics:

· Passive voice (all tenses);

· Irregular verbs fero, nolo and volo;

· 4th and 5th declension nouns;

· Expressions of time and place, including the locative;

· Relative pronouns and simple relative clauses;

· Present and past participles.

All children produce a PowerPoint presentation in the Spring Term on the art and archaeology of one of Delphi, Olympia, or the Acropolis. Other background topics include the development of Rome and key buildings, such as the Colosseum and Circus Maximus, as well as some of the wonderful stories told by Herodotus, such as the myths around Cyrus and Croesus.