• Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG

Welcome to year 8, an important year for Options, Graduation and the new Expert earner scale.

Expert Learner Scale

This table shows the progression on the Expert Learner Scale from Potential Learner through Developing and Advanced to Expert Learner. Students will be expected to collect points across a range of categories, all of which are aligned with the school’s BEST values. The points will be collected across all three terms in Year 7 and 8 and the learner status of the students will be published at the end of each term on Go4 schools as well as on the school Graduation Role of Honour Board.

Most of the information for the individual categories is available on Go4Schools. The information on community involvement including external clubs that the student attend is collected by tutor ambassadors termly. 

Year 8 Graduation

Year 8 Graduation is linked to the Expert Learner scale. It is an annual event which celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of our Year 8 students. All those who graduate will have demonstrated that they are ready to make a strong start to their GCSE and BTEC courses as they progress into Year 9.

As in 2017 Year 8 Graduation bonus points are available for 100% attendance and for being an active member of the school and the wider community and count towards the total point score for Graduation.

There will again be two graduation ceremonies one in the evening for Expert Learners and one in the day time for Advanced Learners. Further support will also be provided for Developing and Potential Learners to ensure that all students pass graduation by the end of Year 8. 

HawkingHouseHawking House with Ms Gregory (Pastoral Leader) , Honours and Honours* Graduates, 2017


During this year, important decisions will be made regarding the choices of GCSE and BTEC subjects your son or daughter will make for next year. A structured programme of guidance is in place to assist students with their option choices and we would encourage parents to be actively involved. We will be holding our annual Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) evening on Monday 27th November between 5.30-8.00pm.

Year Group Pages