AmblesideOnline: Year 7

"Give children a wide range of subjects, with the end in view of establishing in each case some one or more of the relations I have indicated. Let them learn from first-hand sources of information--really good books, the best going, on the subject they are engaged upon. Let them get at the books themselves . . ."

Charlotte Mason, Volume 3, p. 162

Year 7 is a step up in difficulty. Students continue studying Plutarch's Lives as well as a Shakespearean play each term. They will continue with daily copywork, as well as studied dictation and grammar study. Every scheduled reading will still be narrated, either orally or in writing. Written narration should increase to more often than once a week, serving as further preparation for composition. Foreign language study continues as begun in previous years, alongside the study of Latin. A second contemporary language may be introduced this year.

If you are beginning with an older student, we have a list of "don't miss" books that should be read before beginning Year 7 here.

Complete Course of Study for Year 7

BASIC: I just want to see what I need - a basic, stripped down version, without a lot of options to choose from and a bit of a lighter load.
Year 7 Curriculum, Basic/Lite Version
and its 36-Week Schedule

WITH OPTIONS: I want to see all of my options and be able to make choices.
Year 7 Curriculum, Detailed
and its 36-Week Schedule

A Basic Overview of Year 7
BibleHistoryGeographyScience and Math
Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua

Middle Ages, 800-1485

Early British history

The Magna Carta

Joan of Arc
How the Heather Looks

Brendan Voyage


Living science books in weather, chemistry, botany, astronomy


Nature Writings

Nature Study

Plutarch's Lives


Language ArtsLiteratureForeign LanguageMusic and Arts

Oral and Written Narration



Medieval poetry

King Arthur, Chaucer, and more. . .
Modern Language

Hymns and Folk Songs

Artist/picture study


Drawing and Handicrafts