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Coronavirus Updates

Further information about how our Trust and schools are taking necessary precautions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, can be found in our Trust’s ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) website section’.

For responses to our National Writing Day #247challenge, please see here.

Students joining us in Year 12 September 2020: please see a page of resources for you here. 

Update 11.06.20: For an update about remote learning, to Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12, please see here.

Update 08.06.20: Year 10 and 12 parents and carers, please see the letter that has been sent out with your student’s bubbles. For FAQs, please see here.

Live Learning Timetables: Please see here for live learning timetables for this term for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.

For any key worker whose child is not currently using our childcare facility, and who subsequently becomes unable to provide childcare at home –  you must give the school 24 hours’ notice that you need to use this provision so that we can provide appropriate staffing. This means emailing or calling 03333 602130 by 9am the day before. For Monday provision, please ensure that you contact the school by 9am on the preceding Friday.  Students arriving without giving 24 hours’ notice may be turned away if we do not have adequate staffing. To access this provision, you must also have downloaded and completed the form that can be found here and you must bring it with you to the school when you arrive.

You can access Holcombe Grammar School’s COVID-19 latest update and archived letters for the whole school and year groups, including links to resources at


Key Stage 3 – Geography

Benefits of Study
You will learn about and understand the world that you live in. Develop skills that will help you in other subjects and your future career. Get to complete field- work away from the classroom. In year 7 we undertake a walk into Chatham to compare the urban settlement pattern to the Burgess model. In year 8 we will either visit Calais and Le Touquet to compare Crime or do Coastal fieldwork in Reculver and Herne Bay. Geography encourages students to work as a team and to learn by seeing, investigating and not just listening and reading.

Assessment Structure
In all units, students will sit an end of unit test. In Years 7 and 8, assessment is based on end of unit tests and the end of year examination. In year 8 it is the same but you will have to do a Micro-climate project as well as the end of unit tests and end of year examination.

Synopsis of Study
Year 7 the following topics are taught:
Maps-skills, Exploring Britain, Settlement, Rivers, Weather and Climate and Africa.