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Curriculum – Overview

Please find below an overview of the topics studied in each subject from years 7 -11.

History

 

 

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 7 Basic History skills Roman Britain Roman Britain Medieval Britain

 

Who Rules?

Medieval Britain

 

Who Rules?

Medieval Britain

 

Who Rules?

Year 8 How did the Tudors and Stuarts change England?  How did the Tudors and Stuarts change England? Industrial Britain

1750-1900

20th Century World

Titanic

World War I

 20th Century World

World War II

 20th Century World

 

Civil Rights

Year 9

NEW SPEC

Origins of Weimar Republic

Early Challenges

 Recovery of the Republic

Changes in Society

Early Nazi Party and Munich Putsch

Hitler as Chancellor and Dictator

Control and Opposition

Nazi Polices

 Medicine Through Time Introduction

Medicine in Medieval England 1250-1500

Medicine in the Renaissance Period 1500-1700

 

Year 10

NEW SPEC

Medicine in Industrial England 1700-1900  Medicine in Modern Britain 20th century

Surgery in British Sector of the First World War

Cold War Early Tensions

Cold War Crises

 Cold War Crises

The End of the Cold War

 The End of the Cold War

Collapse of Soviet Russia

Elizabeth’s Ascension

The Settlement of Religion

Year 11

New SPEC

National Crises – Mary and Plots at Home

Relations and War with Spain

The Poor and English Law

Exploration and Voyage

 Colonization in the New World

Exam Practice

Exam Revision Exam Revision Exam Revision
Year 12 Unit 1: The Rule of Nicolas

Unit 2: Economy and Society in Early Stuart England

Unit 1: The Rule of Nicolas

Unit 2: Charles and Parliament 1625-1640

Unit 1: The Rule of Nicolas

Unit 2: English Civil War – ‘World Turned Upside Down’

Unit 1: The Rule of Nicolas

Unit 2: The Restoration

Unit 1: The Rule of Nicolas

Unit 2: Charles II and James II

Unit 1: The Rule of Nicolas

Unit 2: The Beginnings of Empire

Year 13
 

 

French

 

 

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 7 (E/D) School Life Personal Information and Style Leisure In Term 4 7E and D swap between French and Spanish and so will do Terms 1, 2 and 3 of the other language’s curriculum content.
Year 7 (B/C) School Life Personal Information and Style Leisure My Town Countries French B.D

(Cultural Project)

Year 8 (E/D) Holidays The Media & New Technologies Music and Interests In Term 4 8E and D swap between French and Spanish and so will do Terms 1, 2 and 3 of the other language’s curriculum content.
Year 8 (B/C) Holidays The Media & New Technologies Music and Interests Celebrations at home Life Ambitions Introduction to Life in France (Cultural Project)
Year 9

(from 2015 / 16 New GCSE)

Me, My Family and Friends Home, Town, Neighbourhood and Region My Studies, Career and Future Plans Free-Time Activities

(Music, Cinema and TV)

Free-Time Activities (Food / Eating Out and Sport) Customs and Festivals in French Speaking Countries / Communities
Year 10 (2015 / 16 Old GCSE) Me, My Family and Friends Leisure Time The Media & New Technologies Home, Town, Neighbourhood and Region Fashion and Shopping School
Year 11        

(2015 / 16 Old GCSE)

Holidays and Tourism Social Issues and Lifestyle choices (Healthy Living) The Environment Revision Revision N/A

(Course Finished)

Music

 

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6  
Year 7 Introduction to the keyboard – notes and playing a melody

 

Heart & Soul (Hoagy Carmichael)

Introduction to the keyboard – chords

 

12 Bar Blues

Graphic Notation

 

Group work composing music with an accompanying graphic score

Introduction to stave notation

 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in a four part arrangement

North Indian Classical Music

 

Rag Desh

Improvisation

 

South African Township Jazz

Year 8 Samba

 

Samba drumming as a class

Popular Music

 

Pop music structure and performance

Film Music

 

Composing a soundtrack to a short film clip

Baroque Canon

 

Pachelbel’s Canon

Song writing & Composition

 

Group composition over two terms

Song writing & Composition

 

Group composition over two terms

 

Year 9 Solo performance

 

Preparing a solo performance for coursework

Solo performance

 

Preparing a solo performance for coursework to be recorded in term 3

Ensemble performance

 

Preparing a group performance for coursework

Ensemble performance

 

Preparing a group performance for coursework to be recorded in term 5

 

Ensemble performance recording & preparing for composition Preparing composition for coursework
Year 10 Recording or resubmitting performances (solo and ensemble) Recording or resubmitting performances (solo and ensemble) Composition

 

Producing and recording compositions as part of coursework

Composition

 

Producing and recording compositions as part of coursework

 

Composition

 

Producing and recording compositions as part of coursework

 

Theory and preparation for listening exam in year 11
Year 11 Recording or resubmitting compositions (both compositions) and all performances if necessary Recording or resubmitting compositions (both compositions) and all performances if necessary Preparation for creative task practical exam Preparation for creative task practical exam Preparation for listening exam – coursework will have been submitted Preparation for listening exam – coursework will have been submitted
 

Maths

 

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6  
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9 HIGHER: Integers, Working with fractions/decimals

FOUNDATION: Working with and properties of integers

HIGHER: Collecting and analysing data

FOUNDATION:

Collecting and analysing data

HIGHER: Basic algebra, Properties 3D shapes

FOUNDATION: Working with fractions, decimals

HIGHER: Angles, Perimeter, Area

FOUNDATION:

Basic Algebra, working with 3D shapes

HIGHER: Rounding, estimation, percentages

FOUNDATION: Angles, Perimeter, Area

HIGHER: Standard form, Powers/roots, Algebra

FOUNDATION: Rounding, estimation, percentages

Year 10
Year 11
 

English

 

 

Year group Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year  7 Sport- writing for different purposes and different audiences Abomination by Robert Swindells Shakespeare Survival- reading comprehension skills Detective Fiction Animal Cruelty
Year 8 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne Gothic Horror War poetry Travel writing NATE Grammar for Writing Dickens- 19th Century Literature
Year 9 Imaginative Writing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon Shakespeare Romanticism (Poetry) and Women’s Literature Paper 1 AQA Section A GCSE Language preparation- Explorations in creative reading and writing Paper 1 AQA Section B GCSE Language preparation- Explorations in creative reading and writing
Year 10 Paper 1 AQA Section A GCSE Language preparation- Explorations in creative reading and writing Paper 1 AQA Section B GCSE Language preparation- Explorations in creative reading and writing An Inspector Calls by J.B Priestley Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Paper 2 AQA Language Section B Reading Paper 2 AQA Section A Writing from a Viewpoint
Year 11 Cambridge IGCSE examination preparation Cambridge IGCSE examination and Clashes and Collisions poetry anthology/ unseen poetry- Understanding Poetry Understanding Prose preparation- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck  and Animal Farm by George Orwell Understanding Poetry and Understanding Prose revision

 

IGCSE CIE Language revision

Understanding Poetry and Understanding Prose revision

 

IGCSE CIE Language revision

Year 12 Coursework- The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Component 1 Section A Othello by William Shakespeare Critical anthology for Component 1 Section A Shakespeare and Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe Component 1 Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe Paper 1 Section B Component 3 Section A Post 2000 Poetry and unseen poetry Component 3 Section B Modernist Poetry
Year 13 Unit 4 Reflections in Literary Studies- Coursework- A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen Unit 3 Interpretations of Prose and Poetry- Unseen Poetry  and Prose Section A Unit 3 Interpretations of Prose and Poetry- Relationships poetry The Emergency Kit and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres Unit 3 Interpretations of Prose and Poetry- The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald and Section B revision Unit 3 Interpretations of Prose and Poetry- Section A and Section B revision

Drama

 

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 7 Storytelling A Christmas Carol Ernie’s incredible Illucinations Stage Fighting TIE Bugsy Malone
Year 8 Grease A Christmas Carol Improvisation Witches Blood Brothers Romeo and Juliet
Year 9 Show Script Show Script Grim Tales Grim Tales TIE TIE
Year 10 Show Script Show Script Too Much Punch For Judy Too Much Punch Unit 2 Unit 2
Year 11 Unit 2 Unit 1 Unit 1 Unit 3 Unit 3

ART

 

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6  
Year 7 Formal Elements of Art exploring line, tone, space and colour. Formal Elements of Art exploring texture and pattern. Self-Image.

Exploring the theme looking in to identity. Observational drawing work.

Self-image.

Artist research and exploring ideas with final outcomes.

Metamorphosis. Research and drawings exploring the theme. Metamorphosis. Developing ideas in to a final clay piece.
Year 8 Formal Elements of Art exploring line, tone, space and colour. Formal Elements of Art exploring texture and pattern. Music and Art.

Research in to Kandinsky and experimenting with materials.

Music and Art. Developing and exploring ideas with mood and emotion. Recycled creations. Research and designing. Recycled creations with a group final piece exploring the environment.
Year 9 Food and Drink Project. Observational drawings and materials and techniques skills. Food and Drink Project. Food and Drink Project. Designing and creating prints. Food and Drink Project.

Sculpture research and designs.

Food and Drink Project. Experimenting with three dimensional materials and producing final outcomes. Food and Drink Project. Sarah Graham research, photography and Photoshop workshop leading to a final painting.
Year 10 Sense of place final paintings. Natural forms project. Observational drawings. Exploring materials and techniques. Natural forms project.

Large scale work exploring skulls and texture.

Natural forms project.

Clay sculpture research and development of ideas in a 3D outcome.

Natural forms project.

Wire sculpture research and development of ideas in 3D outcome.

 

Mock exam prep.
Year 11 Natural forms project.

Clay sculpture research and development of ideas in a 3D outcome.

Natural forms project.

Wire sculpture research and development of ideas in 3D.

Mock exam prep in to the theme of natural forms.

Mock exam prep and 10 hour mock exam. Unit 2 Exam Project Unit 2 Exam Project
 

Geography

 

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6  
Year 7 Map Skills Mapping our school Africa- the environment, landscape, features and processes Africa- the people, the culture and the population pressures Asia Russia
Year 8 Glaciers Glacial landscapes around the world Development in the UK Development in the EU and world wide Rivers Coasts
Year 9 Map Skills Environmental Issues Rivers and river systems Rivers of the UK Coasts Coastal of the UK
Year 10 Tourism The Restless Earth

 

Population

The Restless Earth

 

Population

The Living World

 

The Development Gap

Controlled Assessment Preparation Controlled Assessment Completion
Year 11 Tourism The Restless Earth The Restless Earth Population

 

The Coastal Zone

Revision/ Exams n/a

PE

 

 

Please follow the link below for detailed activity rotation for the PE department.

PE ACTIVITIES TIMETABLE 2015-16 (2)