Advice from our current Year 7 students

Head of Year 7 Ms Martin asked some current Year 7 students for their advice to new Year 6 students who will be joining the Archer Academy in September.

Molly explains what a Year 7 student’s week looks like:

A common worry that Year 6 children tend to have about going into Year 7 is what their week will look like. You could be nervous about it being long, boring, tiring – but I can assure you (from personal experience) that even though it could be a little like this, the school day is full of interesting and exciting subjects to look forward to.

A change that you will encounter is that you will have to get to school for 8.30am but you can come before for breakfast and as a result, I am pretty sure that you will wake up a little earlier than usual! You will start the day with a session called form time which here means that your teacher will give you a few notices about the exciting day ahead of you….

Kian told us what the teachers are like at school:

All the teachers in the Archer are different. All are great at teaching and some of the nicest people I have ever met and some of which will be the nicest people I will ever meet!

Kye had some advice for how to find your way around the school:

In your planner there will be a timetable. On your timetable there are your lessons with your class room number underneath. It might say LS06, LF06 or LG0G

G = Ground floor

F = First floor

S = Second floor

If you get lost you could ask a member of staff or an older student. There are also two staircases, the up staircase and the down staircase. The staircases are one direction only so no accidents happen, also you will be able to get to your lesson quicker.

Olivia advises you on how to make new friends:

When I started Archer I was scared and worried about a lot of things but my main worry was; will I make new friends and the answer is yes! When you get here, you realise everyone is worried and nervous about the same things. There are people you will click with and people you won’t. My advice is talk to people, get to know them and you will make friends. It helped me to join clubs and activities. You will learn about a really cool thing called Enrichment where you meet and get to know your peers whilst doing an activity you really enjoy!

Lottie was asked about the new subjects she is learning:

In Year 7 you will be learning lots of new and exciting subjects. Some of which include: Art/DT, Dance, Drama, Music, Thematic Learning as well as your 5 core subjects. Lots of Year 7s are very nervous about starting these new subjects but I can assure you that once you get to know your teachers and start to feel more confident, you will learn lots of new skills that will help you in the future. My advice is just to try your best, make a good impression and don’t forget your sports/CP kit!