AmblesideOnline - Year 7 Overview

"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

A Basic Overview of Year 7


  • Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Luke


  • Plutarch's Lives
  • Ourselves
  • Economics


  • Middle Ages, 800-1485
  • Early British history
  • The Magna Carta
  • Joan of Arc
  • Timeline
  • Book of Centuries


  • How the Heather Looks
  • Brendan Voyage
  • Mapwork

Science and Math

  • Living science books in weather, chemistry, botany, astronomy
  • Spiders
  • Nature Writings
  • Nature Study
  • Math

Language Arts

  • Copywork
  • Dictation
  • Oral and Written Narration
  • Recitation
  • Grammar


  • Shakespeare
  • Medieval poetry
  • King Arthur, Chaucer, and more...

Foreign Language

  • Modern Language
  • Latin

Music and Arts

  • Hymns and Folk Songs
  • Artist/Picture Study
  • Composer
  • Drawing and Handicrafts

Year 7 is a step up in difficulty. Students continue studying Plutarch's Lives as well as a Shakespeare 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.

Choose a Course of Study for Year 7:


I want 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
36-Week Schedule

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