Limitless Learning for Tomorrow’s Achievers
In Year 2, the pupils begin preparing for the transition to Prep. Lessons become more structured and pupils have the opportunity to develop their confidence and leadership skills by leading class assemblies and Chapel Services for example. Year 2 children can also sing in the Pre-Prep Choir who perform in Chapel and at the Pre-Prep concert.
Year 2 is an exciting fusion between the explorative and playful learning developed throughout Pre-Prep, and building academic momentum as they progress towards Prep.
incas Results for Year 2 in 2022
InCAS stands for interactive computerised assessment system, and is a type of test devised by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at the University of Durham. Results are measured in relation to the national average, giving a percentage of children who performed below, in line with or above the national average.
% of pupils were above the national average for general maths
% of pupils were above the national average for reading
Children in Year 2 have a broad and fascinating curriculum of specialist subjects. In Science, they experience practical experiments and begin to learn the theory behind scientific investigations. In Computing, they develop key skills such as keyboard skills whilst sharing learning from Humanities to explore the world on Google Earth for example. Religious Education, PSHE, Creative Arts, Music, PE, Games and Swimming also feature on the Year 2 weekly timetable.
An Extraordinary Lesson
Once per term, Year 2 will have an enrichment day. The theme will link to their termly curriculum.
An enrichment day is an immersive learning experience where children will dress up, undertake classroom activities based on the theme and the highlight of every enrichment day is a special practical activity which brings the subject to life.
This could be learning another language, creating artwork or jewellery from another country, or coming face-to-face with animals you wouldn’t normally find in School!
The BCS Blue
Year 2 is the first year in which pupils are given an award, called The BCS Blue. The two-yearly assessment cycle spans Year 1 and Year 2. The BCS Blue is the School’s bespoke e-learning platform.
It is a secure, web-based interface in which staff, parents and pupils can view achievements, progress, and the next steps. It has already been shortlisted for two notable national awards which recognise The BCS Blue’s holistic approach and use of technology.
At the end of Year 2, pupils and parents are invited to a special Prizegiving Ceremony for The BCS Blue to celebrate the children’s hard work and efforts.
The BCS Blue Results for Year 2 in 2022
The BCS Blue tracks progress in all curriculum areas, placing equal weighting on each curriculum subject along with The Blue Coat School Values. The available attainment levels are: Pass, Merit, Distinction and Headmaster’s Honours.
% Received Headmaster's Honours
% Received A Distinction
% Received A Merit