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Upper School Curriculum Spring 2018

KS3 Transition

Subject

 

Topics

Key Vocabulary

Mathematics

Shape, Space and Measures

 Shape

Symmetry

Perimeter Area and Volume

Time

Symmetrical

Perimeter

Time

Area

Volume

Science

 

Atoms and elements

Acids and alkalis

Indicators and ph scale

Dilution and neutralisation

Energy transfer

Forces and effects

Compounds

Neutralisation

Indicators

Kinetic

Efficacy

 

Variables

Dissipated

Newtons

Hypothesis

Subatomic.

English Language

Holes by Louis Sachar:

Shared reading

Predictions

Character studies

Descriptive writing

Writing dialogue

Writing letter

Quotation

Character

Emotion

Description

Villain

Innocent

Justice

Invention

Freedom

Loyalty

Geography

 

Human Geography:

Populations

Cities, Towns and Villages.

Economies

Differences around the World

Population

Economy

City

Towns

 

Villages

First World

Third World

 

History

 

The Middle Ages:

Castles and their development

The Doomsday Book

Thomas Becket and Henry II

The crusades

Islamic world

 

Castles

 

Keep

 

Portcullis

 

Moat

 

Religion

 

 

 

Doomsday

 

Archbishop

 

William I

 

Islam

 

Christianity

 

Art

 

Landscape art and weather:

Use of colour to create impact

Interpretation and explanation of artists work

Formal elements of art.

Printing processes

Photographic manipulation / collage

Differentiations

Tone

Colour theory

Composition

Portraiture

Mark-making

Techniques

Printmaking

Processes

Mixed media

 

ICT

Digital Literacy

Digital Devices

Inside a Computer

Hardware + Software

Computer Systems

Artificial Intelligence

Digital Literacy

Device

Input

Output

Storage

Components

Hardware

Software

Computer system

Artificial Intelligence

PSHE

 

Respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions

Rights and responsibilities as members of families, school and clubs.

Respect for diversity and equality

How to be a helpful, inclusive and productive member of a diverse community

Keeping physically and emotionally safe

To recognise that choices can have good and not so good consequences

Managing change, including puberty, transition and loss

 

Respect

Behaviour 

Rights

Responsibilities

Inclusive

Community

Physically

 

Puberty

Consequences

Choices

Transition

Diverse

Emotionally

PE

 

Problem solving skills

 

Map reading

 

Route planning

 

Bushcraft skills

 

Striking and fielding games including cricket, softball and rounders

 

Leadership

Teamwork

Challenges

Bushcraft

Opponent

Bowling

Pitching

Batsperson

Fielding 

Music

 

Notation and Composition

Note types and values

Pitch and Rhythm

Melody writing 

Use of ICT

Crotchet

Quaver

 

Minim

Treble Clef

 

 

KS3

Subject

 

Topics

Key Vocabulary

Mathematics

 

Angles and Shapes

Bearings

Multiples, Factors and Primes

Squares and Cubes

Using a Calculator

Approximating Numbers

Calculating with Decimals

Acute

Obtuse

Right

North Line

 

Clockwise

Indices

Decimal Place

 Significant Place

Science

 

Drugs and health:

Medicines and health

Legal recreational drugs

Illegal drugs

 Microbes:

Micro-organisms

Defence against disease

Vaccines and antibiotics

Waves and sound:

Sound waves

Types of waves

Sound and ultrasound

Speed of sound and echoes

Antibiotics

Stimulants

Hallucinogens

Vaccines

Micro-organisms

Ultrasound

 

Bacteria

viruses

Multicellular

Antibodies

Immunity

Echo

 

English Language

Compound sentences

Connectives

Synonyms

News stories

Writing to inform

Compound sentences

Connectives

Synonyms

Description

 

Are / our

there / their / they’re

Your / you’re

Opinion

Geography

 

Plate tectonics

Plate boundaries

Technology in hazard zones

 

Tectonics

Hazards

Plate boundaries

Geography

History

 

The Western Front of World War One

The Causes of World War Two

Dunkirk

Turning points of World War Two

The Home Front in World War Two

Trenches

League of Nations

Hitler

Versailles

Appeasement

Nazi

Soviet

Dunkirk

Evacuation

Rationing

Art

Landscape art and weather

Use of colour to create impact

Interpretation and explanation of artists work

Formal elements of art.

Printing processes

Photographic manipulation / collage

Differentiations

Tone

Colour theory

Composition

Portraiture

Mark-making

Techniques

Printmaking

Processes

Mixed media

 

ICT

Digital Literacy

Digital Devices

Inside a Computer

Hardware + Software

Computer Systems

Artificial Intelligence

Digital Literacy

Device

Input

Output

Storage

Components

Hardware

Software

Computer system

Artificial Intelligence

PSHE

 

Developing young enterprise

Being entrepreneurial

Marketing

Learning from failure

Branding

Promotion and sales

How to assess and manage risks to health

How why to keep themselves and others safe in a variety of contexts

How to identify and access help, advice and support

 

Entrepreneurial

 

Marketing

 

Branding

Risk assessment

 

Promotion

PE

 

Problem solving skills

 

Map reading

 

Route planning

 

Bushcraft skills

 

Striking and fielding games including cricket, softball and rounders

 

Leadership

Teamwork

Challenges

Bushcraft

Opponent

Bowling

Pitching

Batsperson

Fielding 

Music

 

Notation and Composition

Note types and values

Pitch and Rhythm

Melody writing 

Use of ICT

Crotchet

Quaver

 

Minim

Treble Clef

 

 

KS4

Subject

 

Topics

Key Vocabulary

Mathematics

 

Squares and Cubes

Rounding and Approximation

Fractions and Reciprocals

Linear Graphs

Area and Circumference of Circles

Transformations

Probability

Area and Circumference of Circles

Transformations

Vectors

Probability

Solving Linear Equations

Percentages

Compound Measure

Statistical Charts

3D Shapes

Constructions

 

Indices

Decimal Place

 Significant Place

Numerator

Denominator

Reciprocal

Linear

Coordinates

X and Y axis

Plot

Sector

Expand

Simplify

 Brackets

Balance

Like Terms

Bisect

Perpendicular

Diameter

Radius

Circumference

Sector

Chord

Segment

Arc

Translation

Rotation

Reflection

Enlargement

Speed

 

Density

 

Pie Chart

 

Scatter Diagram

 

Construction Lines

 

Percentage

 

Mathematics

Functional Skills

Basic algebra

Substitution

Expansion of brackets

Factorising

Area and volume of 2d and 3d shapes

Algebra

Brackets

Factorisation

2 dimensional

3 dimensional

Volume


Science

 

GCSE

Acids and alkalis:

 

Rate and extent of chemical change

 

Atoms into ions and ions into atoms

 

Forces and energy changes

 

Forces and motion

 

Entry Level

The human body

 

Elements, compounds and mixtures:

 

 

GCSE

Neutralization

 

Catalyst

 

Enzymes

 

Vectors

 

Velocity

 

Activation energy

 

Dynamic equilibrium

 

Deformation

 

Atom

 

Entry Level

multicellular

 

Vaccination

 

Antibiotic

 

Antibody

 

Pathogen

 

Hormones

 

Neurones

 

Alloys

 

Electron

Compound

 

 

English Language

 

Descriptive and creative writing

 

Reading and analysing fiction texts

 

Writing to persuade

 

Reading and analysis of nonfiction texts

 

PEE using quotations from texts to support answers

Persuade

 

Persuasion

 

Features

 

Opinion

 

Statistics

 

Suggests

 

Implies

 

Fiction

 

Character

 

Expert

 

English

Functional Skills

Private Peaceful

 

Writing to inform, advise, instruct, entertain and to argue

 

Comprehension and understanding of a range of different texts.

 

Entertain

 

Instruct

 

Comprehension

Private Peaceful

 

Persuade

 

Evidence

Art GCSE

Demonstrating and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes

Investigating the works of traditional and modern artists through observational works of landscapes and still life.

Photography element – developing photographic methods of various technical and practical applications with an artistic approach

Working towards their own portfolios of photographs and explanations of their outcomes

 

Formal elements

Brainstorming

Development exercises

Materials

Techniques

Sketchbook records

Time-management

Self-motivation

S-analysis

Preparation of artwork

Aperture

Shutter speed

Long Exposure

Colour combinations

Artificial and Natural light

Geography

 

Distinctive Landscapes:

Meanders

Waterfalls

River Basins

Urban Features

Urbanisation

World cities

Migration

Challenges for humanity

Revising Ecosystems

Landscapes

Meanders

Rivers

Urban

Migration

Humanity

Ecosystems

Waterfalls

History

 

Weimar Germany

The rise of the Nazi Party

The Reichstag Fire

The Night of the Long Knives

Life in Nazi Germany

Weimar

Chancellor

President

Reichstag

Democracy

Nazi

Propaganda

Hitler

Persecution

Minority

European Computer Driving Licence Modules

Saving presentations in different file formats.

How to use built-in options such as the Help function to enhance productivity.

Different presentation views, slide layouts and designs.

Enter, edit and format text in presentations.

Choose, create and format charts

Insert and edit pictures, images and drawn objects.

Apply animation and transition effects to presentations

Presentations

Productivity

Formatting

Layout

Design

Insert

Edit

Slides

Animation

Transition

GCSE Computer Science

Number bases

 

Converting between number bases

 

Units of information

 

Binary arithmetic

 

Character encoding

 

Representing images

Binary

 

Hexadecimal

 

Prefixes

 

Kilo

 

Mega

 

Giga

Tera

Character set

 

Unicode

 

Sequence

 

Pixel

 

Bitmaps

PE

 

Problem solving skills

 

Map reading

 

Route planning

 

Bushcraft skills

 

Striking and fielding games including cricket, softball and rounders

 

Leadership

Teamwork

Challenges

Bushcraft

Opponent

Bowling

Pitching

Batsperson

Fielding 

PE (GCSE)

 

Key groups of bones and muscles.

Knowledge of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Data collection for sports performance

Practical performance

Skills, tactics and scoring systems used in their chosen sport.

Cardiovascular

Respiratory

Data

Performance

Skills

Tactics

Scoring

Muscles

 

BTEC Art and Design

Unit 4: Explore Drawing / Unit 5: Explore Painting

Investigate formal elements and a wide range of techniques and materials

To self-lead the creation of a themed portfolio of work

Experiment with different media

Demonstrate self-management skills

Learn about Health & Safety regulations within the workplace

Demonstrate an understanding of the materials, methods and processes used

Formal elements

Line

Tone

Colour

Shape

Pattern

Texture

Brainstorming

Preparation of artwork

 

Development exercises

 

Materials

 

Techniques

 

Sketchbook records

 

Time-management

 

Self-motivation

 

Self-analysis

BTEC Digital Media

Multimedia technology and consumption

Types of audience

Audience and producer control

Understanding audiences through research

Audience profiling

Communication of meaning

Digital media

Platforms

Interactivity

Personalisation

Audience

Producer

Primary research

Secondary research

Qualitative

Quantitative

Concepts

BTEC Music

 

Unit 1 The Music Industry

Roles the in the music industry.

Organisation of the music industry.

Venue visits and research.

Unit 5 Performance

Develop music performance skills

Review personal practice.

Refine skills in rehearsal and performance

Union

Venue

Audience

 

Agency

 

Production

 

Promotion

BTEC Sport

 

Practical sports performances.

Taking part in various sports and activities.

Explaining the basic rules, regulations and scoring systems of a sport

Development of skills, techniques and tactics in a chosen sport.

Watch and review a chosen sport.

Performance

 

Activity

 

Rules

 

Regulations

Scoring

 

Skills

 

Tactics

 

Review

BTEC Cooking

 

Baked potatoes

Vegetable stir fry

Lamb Stew

Vegetable Jalfrezi

Fruit crumble

Breads

Potatoes

 

Vegetable

 

Stew

 

Indian

 

Jalfrezi

 

Frying

Crumble

 

Simmer

 

Dough

 

Kneed

 

Yeast