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Upper School Curriculum

Autumn 2017

 

KS-3(Transition) Niall’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Place Value Fractions and Percentages

Counting in 2’s 5’s and 10’s
Using number lines
Positive and Negative

Fractions Decimals and Percentages

Numbers!

Working with numbers in our head.
Number Bonds
Prime Numbers

Times tables

Money

Science

 

Introduction to the science lab, equipment, lab safety and rules

 

Cells and tissues:

·         Microscopes

·         Cells, specialised cells

·         Simple and complex organisms 

Photosynthesis

·         Importance of plants

·         Leaf structure

·         Mineral salts and fertilisers

Particles:

·         Particles model

·         Changing state

·         Diffusion and gas pressure

·         Density

Atoms and elements:

·         Atoms and atomic structure

·         Elements and measuring physical properties of elements

Acids and alkalis:

·         Everyday acids and alkalis

·         Indicators and ph scale

·         Dilution and safety

·         Neutralisation

English Language

Study of a shared text. ‘Skellig’ by David Almond. Tasks to include:

·         Developing inference and deduction skills through class discussion

·         Comprehensions

·         Character, plot and theme analysis

·         Creative writing techniques (descriptive, diary)

·         Poetry

·         Writing to argue the case

·         Language analysis

·         Research skills and class presentation through use of ppt

Geography

 

Around the World

·         Looking at different countries and cultures from all over the world

·         To identify main cities, significant cultural and traditional elements.

·         Look at how people and cultures differ from our own. 

·         See what ideas we can bring to our own country and tradition from other places.

History

 

Anglo Saxons –

·         how life was different compared to now?

·         who had the claim to the throne of England?

·         the battle of Hasting

·         what was the Domesday Book?

·         how did the Feudal System work?

Art

Projects based around the core curriculum topics of the term, which a specific focus on Geography and History. An introduction to colour theory, 3D model making, character design and observational drawing. A variety of different media to be used to include paint, pencil, clay and collage.

ICT

Computer Science – Unit 01

What is Computer Science?

Digital Devices

Inside a Computer

Hardware and software

Computer Systems

Artificial Intelligence

PSHE

 

Core Theme - Living in the wider world.

·         about rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities, as active citizens and participants in the local and national economy

·         how to make informed choices and be enterprising and ambitious

·         how to develop employability, team working and leadership skills and develop flexibility and resilience

·         about the economic and business environment

·         how personal financial choices can affect oneself and others and about rights and responsibilities as consumers

PE

 

Real PE

 

Students will learn about Fundamentals for sports focusing on Throwing, Catching and Aiming skills.

Students will also:

·         develop Social Interaction Skills

·         begin to learn, understand and use key words

·         work on and develop their gross motor skills

Dance, Music and Movement.

 

Students will learn and develop simple skills, actions and balances using the floor and low apparatus. Students will create a performance piece using key words and set criteria.

Music

 

Around the World

·         Develop knowledge of and evaluate, music from around the world.

·         Identify musical traditions.

·         Use techniques from world music in our own compositions.

·         Look at how music from different cultures has influence our own popular music

KS-3a Ben’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Using Numbers

Sequences

Perimeter, Area and Volume

Decimal Numbers

Working with Numbers

Statistics

Using Algebra

Fractions

Science

 

Variation and classification:

·         The variety of life, variation

·         Genetic variation and environmental variation

Inheritance and evolution:

·         Variation

·         Genes, chromosomes and DNA

·         Natural and artificial selection

·         Extinction

Forces and effects

·         Force interactions

·         Effects of force on shape

·         Balanced and unbalanced forces

·         Friction forces

 

Motion:

·         Effects of force on speed

·         Studying motion

·         Falling objects

·         Streamlining

Earth and the atmosphere:

·         The rock cycle

·         Human activity

·         Recycling

Periodic table and extracting metals:

·         Periodic table recap

·         Element, compounds and mixtures

·         The reactivity series

·         Extracting with carbon

·         Extracting with electricity

·         Using metals

English Language

Study of a shared text. ‘Now’ by Morris Gleitzman. Tasks to include:

•                     Developing and refining inference and deduction skills through class discussion

•                     Exploration of how context contributes to text’s meaning

•                     Comprehensions

•                     Character, plot and theme analysis

•                     Creative writing techniques (news articles, letters, diary etc.)

•                     Poetry

•                     Language analysis through Point, Evidence Explanation (PEE)

•                     Research skills and class presentation through use of ppt

Geography

 

Geography Skills and Fieldwork

·         Cartography

·         Graphical

Measuring

Global Hazards

·         Global circulations system

·         Pressure belts

Extreme weather conditions

History

 

World War One

·         The causes of the war

·         The Battle of The Somme

·         Life on The Western Front

Art

Projects based around the core curriculum topics of the term, which a specific focus on Geography and History. An introduction to colour theory, 3D model making, character design and observational drawing. A variety of different media to be used to include paint, pencil, clay and collage.

ICT

HTML – Unit 07

HTML5

HTML5 Drawing Canvas

HTML5 Video

HTML 5

HTML5 Drag and Drop

HTML5 Project

PSHE

 

Health and Wellbeing

Strategies for keeping physically and emotionally safe including road safety and safety in the environment (including water and fire safety)

 

Strategies for keeping safe online; the importance of protecting personal information, including passwords, addresses and the distribution of images of themselves and others

 

About people who are responsible for helping them stay healthy and safe; how they can help these people to keep them healthy and safe

 

The responsible use of mobile phones: safe keeping (looking after it) and safe user habits (time limits, use of passcode, turning it off at night etc.)

Health and Wellbeing

How to manage requests for images of themselves or others; what is and is not appropriate to ask for or share; who to talk to if they feel uncomfortable or are concerned by such a request 

 

Recognise personal strengths and how this affects self-confidence and self-esteem

 

To Recognise that the way in which personal qualities, attitudes, skills and achievements are evaluated by others, affects confidence and self-esteem 

To accept helpful feedback and reject unhelpful criticism

 

The characteristics of mental and emotional health and strategies for managing it; a range of healthy coping strategies

PE

 

Invasion Games

 

Students will develop on the skills previously learnt and will continue to develop technique. They will

·         look at working as a team to develop tactics to outwit their opposition.

·         look at various invasion games i.e. Football, Basketball, Netball

·         learn the key terminology and use correctly

·         use the correct skills and techniques needed to invade the opposition’s half

Swimming

Freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl

·         breathing

·         co-ordination

·         streamlining

·         body position and rotation

·         reach

Breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl

·         breathing

·         streamlining

·         body position and rotation

·         endurance

·         finger first

·         elbows high

Music

 

Musical Diversity

 

·         Understand and explore how and why music is created.

·         Develop technical language and discriminatory listening.

·         Increase confidence in performing and sharing music.

·         Begin to improvise and use music to create desired effects.

 

Instrumental Development

 

·         Explore instruments both familiar and unknown.

·         Develop transferable musical skills, pulse, tempo, harmony.

·         Gain confidence of expression through music.

·         Explore group playing alongside personal practice and development.

 

 KS-3b Jen’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Using Numbers

Sequences

Perimeter, Area and Volume

Decimal Numbers

Working with Numbers

Statistics

Using Algebra

Fractions

Science

 

Variation and classification:

·         The variety of life, variation

·         Genetic variation and environmental variation

Inheritance and evolution:

·         Variation

·         Genes, chromosomes and DNA

·         Natural and artificial selection

·         Extinction

Waves and sound:

·         Sound waves

·         Types of waves

·         Sound and ultrasound

·         Speed of sound and echoes  

Light:

·         Travelling light

·         Reflection and refraction

·         Focusing light

·         Coloured light

Drugs and health:

·         Medicines and health

·         Legal recreational drugs

·         Illegal drugs

Microbes:

·         Micro-organisms

·         Defence against disease

·         Vaccines and antibiotics

 

English Language

Study of a shared text. ‘Skellig’ by David Almond. Tasks to include:

Developing inference and deduction skills through class discussion

·         Comprehensions

·         Language analysis

·         Character, plot and theme analysis

·         Creative writing techniques (descriptive, diary)

·         Poetry

·         Writing to argue the case

·         Research skills and class presentation through use of ppt

Geography

 

Geography Skills and Fieldwork

·         Charts

·         Tables

·         Recording

Global Hazards

·         Global circulations system

·         Pressure belts

·         Extreme weather conditions

History

 

World War One

·         The causes of the war

·         The Battle of The Somme

·         Life on The Western Front

Art

Projects based around the core curriculum topics of the term, which a specific focus on Geography and History. An introduction to colour theory, 3D model making, character design and observational drawing. A variety of different media to be used to include paint, pencil, clay and collage.

ICT

HTML5

HTML 5 Drawing Canvas

HTML5 Video

HTML 5

HTML5 Drag and Drop

HTML5 Project

PSHE

 

Biz School Project

 

Health and wellbeing - About people who are responsible for helping them stay healthy and safe; how they can help these people to keep them healthy and safe

 

The responsible use of mobile phones: safe keeping (looking after it) and safe user habits (time limits, use of passcode, turning it off at night etc.)

How to manage requests for images of themselves or others; what is and is not appropriate to ask for or share; who to talk to if they feel uncomfortable or are concerned by such a request 

 

Recognise personal strengths and how this affects self-confidence and self-esteem

 

Recognise that the way in which personal qualities, attitudes, skills and achievements are evaluated by others, affects confidence and self-esteem 

To accept helpful feedback and reject unhelpful criticism

 

The characteristics of mental and emotional health and strategies for managing it; a range of healthy coping strategies

PE

 

Invasion Games

 

Students will develop on the skills previously learnt and will continue to develop technique. They will

·         look at working as a team to develop tactics to outwit their opposition.

·         look at various invasion games i.e. Football, Basketball, Netball

·         learn the key terminology and use correctly

use the correct skills and techniques needed to invade the opposition’s half

Swimming

Freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl

·         breathing

·         co-ordination

·         streamlining

·         body position and rotation

reach

Breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl

·         breathing

·         streamlining

·         body position and rotation

·         endurance

·         finger first

elbows high

Music

 

Musical Diversity

 

·         Understand and explore how and why music is created.

·         Develop technical language and discriminatory listening.

·         Increase confidence in performing and sharing music.

·         Begin to improvise and use music to create desired effects.

Instrumental Development

 

·         Explore instruments both familiar and unknown.

·         Develop transferable musical skills, pulse, tempo, harmony.

·         Gain confidence of expression through music.

·         Explore group playing alongside personal practice and development.

KS-4a Leanne’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

GCSE Year 1

Basic Number

Measures and Scale Drawing

Charts Tables and Averages

Angles

Number Properties

Approximations

Mathematics (Functional Skills)

Whole Numbers and Decimals

Recording Data

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Ratio

Understanding Data

Statistical Methods


Science

 

Ecosystems and biodiversity:

·         Habitats and communities

·         Interdependence and competition

·         Biodiversity

·         Negative and positive impacts of humans on the environment

The earth’s atmosphere:

·         Earths early atmosphere and changes in the atmosphere

·         Carbon cycle

·         Water cycle

·         Climate change, greenhouse effect

·         Air pollution

Waves:

·         transverse and longitudinal waves

·         Measuring wave lengths and wave equations

·         Electromagnetic waves

Electricity:

·         Current, resistance and potential difference

·         Series and parallel circuits

·         Electricity in the home

·         National grid

 

Forces and energy changes:

·         Forces as vectors

·         Vector diagrams

·         Mass and weight

·         Gravitational potential energy

·         Elastic deformation

Forces and motion:

·         Speed and velocity

·         Distance, speed and time

·         Velocity

·         Newtons laws

English Language

 

Introduction to Language Assessment

 

Writing Skills – focus on transactional writing and develop confidence/skills in:

·         Form, audience and purpose

·         Organization – connectives and paragraphing

·         Generation of ideas from a variety of stimuli

·         Use of variety of rhetorical devices

·         Introduce AO5 and explain the importance of vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Reading Skills

 

Use wide range of extracts, both fiction and non-fiction, to develop confidence in approaching unfamiliar material

Introduce key terminology via extracts and develop repertoire of terms to use when analyzing Language, Form, Structure (make links to rhetorical devices learned in the previous writing unit).

Geography

Global Hazards

·         Pressure belts

·         Extreme weather conditions

·         Plate tectonics

·         Plate boundaries

·         Technology in hazard zones

Changing Climate

·         Global temperature change

·         Ice cores

·         Rising sea levels

History

Medieval Britain 1066-1500

·         The Norman Conquest

·         The feudal System

·         The Domesday Book

·         Magna Carta

·         The Peasants Revolt

Early Modern Britain 1500 – 1750

·         Henry VIII

·         Elizabeth I

·         Charles I and The English Civil War

·         Oliver Cromwell

·         The restoration of the monarchy

ICT

 

GCSE Computer Science

Fundamentals of algorithms – Examine algorithms and their relation to computational thinking. Devise algorithms for simple to complex procedures.

Programming – Introduction and development of Python programming skills, preparation for NEA (non-exam assessment) taken the following academic year.

Fundamentals of Data representation

PSHE

Health and Wellbeing

To understand how the inappropriate use of mobile phones can contribute to accidents

 

To perform basic first aid and life-saving skills, including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Ways of recognising and reducing risk, minimising harm and strategies for getting help in emergency and risky situations 

 

To understand and manage risk within the context of personal safety, especially accident prevention and road and cycle safety

 

The positive (for example the treatment or eradication of disease) and negative (for example dependency) roles played by drugs (including alcohol) in society

Health and Wellbeing

The law relating to the supply, use and misuse of legal and illegal substances

 

To evaluate the extent to which their self-confidence and self-esteem are affected by the judgments of others and ways of managing this

 

To make effective use of constructive feedback and differentiating between helpful feedback and unhelpful criticism

 

Strategies for managing mental health including stress, anxiety and depression; a broader range of strategies for promoting their own emotional wellbeing 

 

The characteristics of emotional and mental health and the causes and symptoms of some mental and emotional health disorders (including stress, anxiety and depression)

PE

 

Invasion Games

 

Students will develop on the skills previously learnt and will continue to develop technique. They will

·         look at working as a team to develop tactics to outwit their opposition.

·         look at various invasion games i.e. Football, Basketball, Netball

·         learn the key terminology and use correctly

·         use the correct skills and techniques needed to invade the opposition’s half

PE (GCSE)

Students will lean –

-          How to build and maintain a healthy active lifestyle

-          The Musculo – Skeletal system

-          Injuries and Performance enhancing drugs

Swimming

Breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl

·         breathing

·         streamlining

·         body position and rotation

·         endurance

·         finger first

·         elbows high

Breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl, fly

·         breathing

·         body position and rotation

·         endurance

·         technique

BTEC Art and Design

Painting Colour Theory- 

Introduction to the colour theory, tones and tints, through the practical application of mixing colour and tone. Mixing and using colours, tones, tints, shades from the primary, secondary, tertiary and complementary colours. Experimenting with texture creating a collage colour wheels and creating a large repeat patterned art piece using the 12 colours of the colour wheel. Investigating formal elements, investigating line, tone, shape as well as colour.

 

Drawing Observation –

Introduction to the different formal elements and a wide range of materials, techniques and mark-making processes used in the creation of art. Learners will undergo a practical exercise centred around observational drawing of natural and manmade forms and of geometric shapes.

BTEC Digital Media

Unit 1 – Digital Media Sectors and Audiences

Analogue and Digital Products

Media Sectors

Media Products and Processes

Digital Media Platforms and Devices

Multimedia Technology and Consumption

Unit 2 – Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product

Digital Media Products

Media Product Pitch Brief

Generating Pitch Ideas

Planning a Pitch

Pitch Formats and Communication

BTEC Music

 

Unit 1 Music Industry. Understand different types of organisations that make up the music industry and understanding job roles in the music industry.

 

Unit 4 Introducing Music Composition: Exploring creative stimuli to meet a brief. Develop, extend and shape music for performances and present compositions appropriately.

 

Unit 5 Introducing Music Performance: developing music performance skills and reviewing practice. Learning to use music performance skills within rehearsal and performance.

BTEC Sport

Unit One

Students will learn –

-          Principles of training

-          Different types of training

-          Fitness tests

-          Components of skill and health related fitness

BTEC Cooking

First half term

Breakfast items including a focus on eggs.

Health and safety in the Kitchen.

Different types of fruit.

Types of bacon and how it is produced.

Second half term

Lunch time recipes:

Sandwiches,

Baked potatoes

Soup etc.

KS-4b Lisa’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

GCSE Year 1

Basic Number

Measures and Scale Drawing

Charts Tables and Averages

Angles

Number Properties

Approximations

Mathematics (Functional Skills)

Whole Numbers and Decimals

Recording Data

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Ratio

Understanding Data

Statistical Methods

Science

Entry Level

 

Acids and metal reactions

Neutralisation

Energy and rate of reaction

Increasing the rate of a chemical reaction

Changes in Earth’s atmosphere

The current atmosphere

Crude oil and fuels

Burning fuels

Human influences on the atmosphere

Water for drinking

Science

(GCSE 2nd year)

·         Ecosystems and biodiversity

·         The earth’s atmosphere

·         Waves

 

·         Electricity

·         Forces and energy changes

·         Forces and motion

English Language

IGCSE A/AQA GCSE

Introduction to Language Assessment

 

Writing Skills – focus on transactional writing and develop confidence/skills in:

·         Form, audience and purpose

·         Organization – connectives and paragraphing

·         Generation of ideas from a variety of stimuli

·         Use of variety of rhetorical devices

·         Introduce AO5 and explain the importance of vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Reading Skills

 

Use wide range of extracts, both fiction and non-fiction, to develop confidence in approaching unfamiliar material

Introduce key terminology via extracts and develop repertoire of terms to use when analyzing Language, Form, Structure (make links to rhetorical devices learned in the previous writing unit).

Art (GCSE)

Working towards GCSE Portfolio. Through demonstrating, 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 module - Working creatively with a range of approaches to Photography developing skills in lens based media.

Geography

Global Hazards

·         Pressure belts

·         Extreme weather conditions

·         Plate tectonics

·         Plate boundaries

·         Technology in hazard zones

Changing Climate

·         Global temperature change

·         Ice cores

·         Rising sea levels

History

Medieval Britain 1066-1500

·         The Norman Conquest

·         The feudal System

·         The Domesday Book

·         Magna Carta

·         The Peasants Revolt

Early Modern Britain 1500 – 1750

·         Henry VIII

·         Elizabeth I

·         Charles I and The English Civil War

·         Oliver Cromwell

·         The restoration of the monarchy

ICT

 

GCSE Computer Science

Fundamentals of algorithms – Examine algorithms and their relation to computational thinking. Devise algorithms for simple to complex procedures.

Programming – Introduction and development of Python programming skills, preparation for NEA (non-exam assessment) taken the following academic year.

Fundamentals of Data representation

PSHE

Health and Wellbeing

(Reinforcing and building on key stage 3 learning) to Recognise and manage the triggers (for themselves or their friends) for unhealthy coping strategies, such as self-harm and eating disorders; how to Recognise when they or others need help, sources of help and strategies for accessing it

 

To identify, evaluate and independently access reliable sources of information, advice and support for all aspects of physical or mental health (including sexual health services)

 

How to take increased responsibility for maintaining and monitoring their own health 

 

How lifestyle choices affect a developing foetus

Health and Wellbeing

To recognize and manage feelings about, and influences on, their body image including the media’s portrayal of idealised and artificial body shapes

 

To assess and manage risks associated with cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, including tattooing, piercings, the use of sun lamps and tanning salons

 

How to Recognise and follow health and safety procedures 

 

How to find sources of emergency help and how to perform emergency first aid, including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

 

PE

Invasion Games

 

Students will develop on the skills previously learnt and will continue to develop technique. They will

·         look at working as a team to develop tactics to outwit their opposition.

·         look at various invasion games i.e. Football, Basketball, Netball

·         learn the key terminology and use correctly

use the correct skills and techniques needed to invade the opposition’s half

PE (GCSE)

Students will lean –

-          How to build and maintain a healthy active lifestyle

-          The Musculo – Skeletal system

-          Injuries and Performance enhancing drugs

Swimming

Breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl

·         breathing

·         streamlining

·         body position and rotation

·         endurance

·         finger first

elbows high

Breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl, fly

·         breathing

·         body position and rotation

·         endurance

technique

BTEC Art and Design

Painting Colour Theory- 

Introduction to the colour theory, tones and tints, through the practical application of mixing colour and tone. Mixing and using colours, tones, tints, shades from the primary, secondary, tertiary and complementary colours. Experimenting with texture creating a collage colour wheels and creating a large repeat patterned art piece using the 12 colours of the colour wheel. Investigating formal elements, investigating line, tone, shape as well as colour.

 

Drawing Observation –

Introduction to the different formal elements and a wide range of materials, techniques and mark-making processes used in the creation of art. Learners will undergo a practical exercise centred around observational drawing of natural and manmade forms and of geometric shapes.

BTEC Digital Media

Unit 1 – Digital Media Sectors and Audiences

Analogue and Digital Products

Media Sectors

Media Products and Processes

Digital Media Platforms and Devices

Multimedia Technology and Consumption

Unit 2 – Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product

Digital Media Products

Media Product Pitch Brief

Generating Pitch Ideas

Planning a Pitch

Pitch Formats and Communication

BTEC Music

 

Unit 1 Music Industry. Understand different types of organisations that make up the music industry and understanding job roles in the music industry.

 

Unit 4 Introducing Music Composition: Exploring creative stimuli to meet a brief. Develop, extend and shape music for performances and present compositions appropriately.

 

Unit 5 Introducing Music Performance: developing music performance skills and reviewing practice. Learning to use music performance skills within rehearsal and performance.

BTEC Sport

Unit One

Students will learn –

-          Principles of training

-          Different types of training

-          Fitness tests

Components of skill and health related fitness

BTEC Cooking

First half term

Breakfast items including a focus on eggs.

Health and safety in the Kitchen.

Different types of fruit.

Types of bacon and how it is produced.

Second half term

Lunch time recipes:

Sandwiches,

Baked potatoes

Soup etc.


KS-4c Simon’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

(GCSE 2nd Year

Ratio, speed and Proportion

Perimeter and Area

Transformations

Probability and Events

Volumes and Surface Areas of Prisms

Linear Equations

Percentage and Compound Measure

Percentages and Variation

Mathematics (Functional Skills)

Whole Numbers and Decimals

Recording Data

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Ratio

Understanding Data

Statistical Methods

Science

Entry Level

 

Acids and metal reactions

Neutralisation

Energy and rate of reaction

Increasing the rate of a chemical reaction

Changes in Earth’s atmosphere

The current atmosphere

Crude oil and fuels

Burning fuels

Human influences on the atmosphere

Water for drinking

Science

(GCSE 2nd year)

·         Ecosystems and biodiversity

·         The earth’s atmosphere

·         Waves

·         Electricity

·         National grid

·         Forces and energy changes

·         Forces and motion

·         Chemical quantities

Concentration of solutions

English Language

 

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing.

 

Reading - develop confidence/skills in:

·         Reading extract from prose Lit text

·         Organisation, Language, Structure

·         Focusing on openings, endings, narrative perspectives and points of view, narrative or descriptive passages, character, atmospheric descriptions and approaches.

Writing.

 

Develop confidence/skills in:

·         Using a written prompt or visual image related to the topic of the reading text in Section A.

·         Producing own writing using, shaping, crafting a variety of language devices.

 

ICT

GCSE Computer Science

Fundamentals of algorithms – Examine algorithms and their relation to computational thinking. Devise algorithms for simple to complex procedures.

Programming – Introduction and development of Python programming skills, preparation for NEA (non-exam assessment) taken the following academic year.

Fundamentals of Data representation

Geography

Global Hazards Revisit

·         Pressure belts

·         Extreme weather conditions

·         Plate tectonics

·         Plate boundaries

·         Technology in hazard zones

 

Changing Climate Revisit

·         Global temperature change

·         Ice cores

·         Rising sea levels

Distinctive Landscapes

·         Meanders

·         Waterfalls

·         River basins

 

Sustaining Ecosystems Revisit

·         Global ecosystems, flora, fauna and climate

·         Polar and Arctic

·         Human Influence

 

History

Medieval Britain 1066-1500

·         The Norman Conquest

·         The feudal System

·         The Domesday Book

·         Magna Carta

The Peasants Revolt

Early Modern Britain 1500 – 1750

·         Henry VIII

·         Elizabeth I

·         Charles I and The English Civil War

·         Oliver Cromwell

·         The restoration of the monarchy

PSHE

Health and Wellbeing

About personal safety and protection, how to reduce risk and minimise harm in different settings (including social settings, the workplace, the street, on roads and during travel)  

 

The short and long-term consequences of substance use and misuse for the health and mental and emotional wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, including the health risks related to second-hand smoke

 

Understand the terms ‘habit’, ‘dependence’ and ‘addiction’ in relation to substance use and where and how to access support if they have concerns

Health and Wellbeing

Manage online safety in all its forms; protecting their privacy; protecting their ‘on line presence’ and building and maintaining a positive personal reputation 

 

About checking themselves for cancer (including testicular  and breast self-examination) and other illnesses, including knowing what to do if they are feeling unwell

 

Strategies to overcome worries about seeking help and being a confident user of the NHS.

 

PE

 

Invasion Games

 

Students will develop on the skills previously learnt and will continue to develop technique. They will

·         look at working as a team to develop tactics to outwit their opposition.

·         look at various invasion games i.e. Football, Basketball, Netball

·         learn the key terminology and use correctly

·         use the correct skills and techniques needed to invade the opposition’s half

PE (GCSE)

Students will lean –

-          How to build and maintain a healthy active lifestyle

-          The Musculo – Skeletal system

-          Injuries and Performance enhancing drugs

Swimming

Breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl

·         breathing

·         streamlining

·         body position and rotation

·         endurance

·         finger first

·         elbows high

Rescue techniques

Breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl, fly

·         endurance

·         technique

·         speed

BTEC Art and Design

Painting Colour Theory- 

·         Introduction to the colour theory, tones and tints, through the practical application of mixing colour and tone. Mixing and using colours, tones, tints, shades from the primary, secondary, tertiary and complementary colours. Experimenting with texture creating a collage colour wheels and creating a large repeat patterned art piece using the 12 colours of the colour wheel. Investigating formal elements, investigating line, tone, shape as well as colour.

 

Drawing Observation –

Introduction to the different formal elements and a wide range of materials, techniques and mark-making processes used in the creation of art. Learners will undergo a practical exercise centred around observational drawing of natural and manmade forms and of geometric shapes.

BTEC Digital Media

Unit 1 – Digital Media Sectors and Audiences

Analogue and Digital Products

Media Sectors

Media Products and Processes

Digital Media Platforms and Devices

Multimedia Technology and Consumption

Unit 2 – Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product

Digital Media Products

Media Product Pitch Brief

Generating Pitch Ideas

Planning a Pitch

Pitch Formats and Communication

BTEC Music

 

Unit 1 Music Industry. Understand different types of organisations that make up the music industry and understanding job roles in the music industry.

 

Unit 4 Introducing Music Composition: Exploring creative stimuli to meet a brief. Develop, extend and shape music for performances and present compositions appropriately.

 

Unit 5 Introducing Music Performance: developing music performance skills and reviewing practice. Learning to use music performance skills within rehearsal and performance.

BTEC Sport

Unit One

Students will learn –

-          Principles of training

-          Different types of training

-          Fitness tests

Components of skill and health related fitness

BTEC Cooking

First half term

Breakfast items including a focus on eggs.

Health and safety in the Kitchen.

Different types of fruit.

Types of bacon and how it is produced.

Second half term

Lunch time recipes:

Sandwiches,

Baked potatoes

Soup etc.

 


KS-4d Danny’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

(GCSE 2nd Year)

Ratio, speed and Proportion

Perimeter and Area

Transformations

Probability and Events

Volumes and Surface Areas of Prisms

Linear Equations

Percentage and Compound Measure

Percentages and Variation

Mathematics (Functional Skills)

Whole Numbers and Decimals

Recording Data

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Ratio

Understanding Data

Statistical Methods

Science

 

Ecosystems and biodiversity:

·         Habitats and communities

·         Interdependence and competition

·         Biodiversity

·         Negative and positive impacts of humans on the environment

The earth’s atmosphere:

·         Earths early atmosphere and changes in the atmosphere

·         Carbon cycle

·         Water cycle

·         Climate change, greenhouse effect

·         Air pollution

Waves:

·         transverse and longitudinal waves

·         Measuring wave lengths and wave equations

·         Electromagnetic waves

Electricity:

·         Current, resistance and potential difference

·         Series and parallel circuits

·         Electricity in the home

·         National grid

Forces and energy changes:

·         Forces as vectors

·         Vector diagrams

·         Mass and weight

·         Gravitational potential energy

·         Elastic deformation

Forces and motion:

·         Speed and velocity

·         Distance, speed and time

·         Velocity

·         Newtons laws

Chemical quantities:

·         Chemical equations

·         Relative formula mass

·         Amounts in moles

·         Balancing equations

·         Concentration of solutions

English Language

 

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing.

 

Reading.

 

Develop confidence/skills in:

·         Reading extract from prose Lit text

·         Organisation, Language, Structure

·         Focusing on openings, endings, narrative perspectives and points of view, narrative or descriptive passages, character, atmospheric descriptions and approaches.

Writing.

 

Develop confidence/skills in:

·         Using a written prompt or visual image related to the topic of the reading text in Section A.

·         Producing own writing using, shaping, crafting a variety of language devices.

 

ICT

GCSE Computer Science

Fundamentals of algorithms – Examine algorithms and their relation to computational thinking. Devise algorithms for simple to complex procedures.

Programming – Introduction and development of Python programming skills, preparation for NEA (non-exam assessment) taken the following academic year.

Fundamentals of Data representation

Geography

 

Global Hazards Revisit

·         Pressure belts

·         Extreme weather conditions

·         Plate tectonics

·         Plate boundaries

·         Technology in hazard zones

 

Changing Climate Revisit

·         Global temperature change

·         Ice cores

·         Rising sea levels

Distinctive Landscapes

·         Meanders

·         Waterfalls

·         River basins

 

Sustaining Ecosystems Revisit

·         Global ecosystems, flora, fauna and climate

·         Polar and Arctic

·         Human Influence

 

History

Medieval Britain 1066-1500

·         The Norman Conquest

·         The feudal System

·         The Domesday Book

·         Magna Carta

The Peasants Revolt

Early Modern Britain 1500 – 1750

·         Henry VIII

·         Elizabeth I

·         Charles I and The English Civil War

·         Oliver Cromwell

·         The restoration of the monarchy

PSHE

 

Health and Wellbeing

Manage being ‘new’ in ‘new places’; fitting in and making new friends

 

Perform first aid including CPR and evaluate when to summon emergency services, including when there may be concern over drawing attention to illegal activity

 

Maintain ‘work life balance’ including understanding the importance of continuing with regular exercise and sleep 

 

How to register with and access health services in new locations 

 

Apply strategies for maintaining positive mental health

Health and Wellbeing

Recognise when they need to employ strategies to re-establish positive mental health including managing stress and anxiety 

Recognise when they, or others, need support with their mental health and how to access the most appropriate support

 

Assess and manage risk in different contexts; understand how risk is ‘calculated’ and why it is essential to critically evaluate such calculations (especially those relating to health and offered by the media) 

 

Recognise how pressure to conform to media stereotypes (or manipulated images) can adversely affect body image and the impact this can have on self-esteem; develop strategies to manage this pressure

PE

 

Invasion Games

 

Students will develop on the skills previously learnt and will continue to develop technique. They will

·         look at working as a team to develop tactics to outwit their opposition.

·         look at various invasion games i.e. Football, Basketball, Netball

·         learn the key terminology and use correctly

·         use the correct skills and techniques needed to invade the opposition’s half

PE (GCSE)

Students will lean –

-          How to build and maintain a healthy active lifestyle

-          The Musculo – Skeletal system

-          Injuries and Performance enhancing drugs

Swimming

Breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl

·         breathing

·         streamlining

·         body position and rotation

·         endurance

·         finger first

·         elbows high

Rescue techniques

Breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl, fly

·         endurance

·         technique

·         speed

BTEC Art and Design

Painting Colour Theory- 

·         Introduction to the colour theory, tones and tints, through the practical application of mixing colour and tone. Mixing and using colours, tones, tints, shades from the primary, secondary, tertiary and complementary colours. Experimenting with texture creating a collage colour wheels and creating a large repeat patterned art piece using the 12 colours of the colour wheel. Investigating formal elements, investigating line, tone, shape as well as colour.

 

Drawing Observation –

Introduction to the different formal elements and a wide range of materials, techniques and mark-making processes used in the creation of art. Learners will undergo a practical exercise centred around observational drawing of natural and manmade forms and of geometric shapes.

BTEC Digital Media

Unit 1 – Digital Media Sectors and Audiences

Analogue and Digital Products

Media Sectors

Media Products and Processes

Digital Media Platforms and Devices

Multimedia Technology and Consumption

Unit 2 – Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product

Digital Media Products

Media Product Pitch Brief

Generating Pitch Ideas

Planning a Pitch

Pitch Formats and Communication

BTEC Music

 

Unit 1 Music Industry. Understand different types of organisations that make up the music industry and understanding job roles in the music industry.

 

Unit 4 Introducing Music Composition: Exploring creative stimuli to meet a brief. Develop, extend and shape music for performances and present compositions appropriately.

 

Unit 5 Introducing Music Performance: developing music performance skills and reviewing practice. Learning to use music performance skills within rehearsal and performance.

BTEC Sport

Unit One

Students will learn –

-          Principles of training

-          Different types of training

-          Fitness tests

Components of skill and health related fitness

BTEC Cooking

First half term

Breakfast items including a focus on eggs.

Health and safety in the Kitchen.

Different types of fruit.

Types of bacon and how it is produced.

 

Second half term

Lunch time recipes:

Sandwiches,

Baked potatoes

Soup etc.