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SUBJECT     2015-16

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Art      

YEAR 7

Formal Elements/ Colour Theory

Cubism Shoes

Oil Pastel Birds

 

YEAR 8

Curious Creatures- Illustration

Native American Totems

Bugs Drawing Project

 

YEAR 9

Mexican Day of the Dead

Pop Art

Music influencing Art

 

 

 

 

Citizenship

    YEAR 7

Laws, Government & Different Types of Leadership

Media Influences & How to Campaign

Healthy Life Styles & Risky Behaviour

 

YEAR 8

The UK/ British Identity & The EU

Consumer Rights & Money Management

Human Rights & the Anne Frank Story

 

YEAR 9

UK Legal System & Terrorism

The Suffragettes & Animal Rights

How Governments Spend Money & Money Management.

 

 

 

 

Dance

    YEAR 7

Performance in a Group

Technical and Expressive Skills relating to dance

Different dance styles – Musical theatre and street dance

Famous work Singing in the Rain

Trio  Choreography

Improvisation, Action and dynamic development

Machines

Study of professional work

Swansong

Trio choreography

 

YEAR 8

Performance in a Group

 

Technical and Expressive skills relating to different dance styles.

 

Famous work “Bollywood and Indian Dance”

Group Choreography

Adapting dance styles - Lindy Hop

Action and Spatial    Development.

Introduction to lifts and contact work.

Group choreography

 

YEAR 9

Performance in a Group

 

Preparation for technical and expressive skills relating to GCSE Dance.

Performance based on Romeo and Juliet

Street dance and physical theatre

Group Choreography

Using different stimuli as a starting point for a dance.

Motif and motif development.

 

 

 

 

 

Drama

Year 7

Creating performance:

Characters And Conflicts

1. Blood Brothers

2. Matilda

3. Romeo and Juliet       

4. West Side Story

5. Stage combat — Ensemble performance

Devising from a script:

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

by C. S. Lewis

Group Performance

 

Year 8

Creating performance:

Scenes And Situations

1. Private Peaceful

2. The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas

3. The Machine Gunners

4. Across the Barricades

   5. Richard III

Devising from a script:

The Wardrobe by Sam Holcroft

Group performance

 

Year 9

Exploring and staging a play:

 

Too Much Punch For Judy

by Mark Wheeler

 

Group performance

 

             Devising from a stimulus:

Children and Crime

1. DNA

2. Let Him Have It

Group Performance

 

 

 

 

Design Technology

YEAR 7

 

Textiles

  • Introduction to the Design Process
  • Using the Sewing Machine
  • Decorative Techniques
  • Sustainable Textiles design (Recycling)
  • Design and make a Fabric animal

 

 

Food Technology

  • Healthy Eating
  • Knife Skills
  • Health, Hygiene and safety
  • Practical Cooking skills

 

 

Graphics

  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • The Design Process
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Design Development

 

 

Resistant Materials

  • Design and Make a picture frame
  • Achieving a quality product
  • Health and Safety in a workshop environment
  • Properties of Manufactured Board
  • Plastics

 

 

YEAR 8

Textiles

  • Design Ideas
  • Idea development
  • Heat Transfers
  • Decorative techniques on the sewing machine
  • Design and Make a neck bag Review of the design process focusing o Design Ideas
  • Introduction to GCSE
  • Patten Making
  • Decorative techniques

 

Food Technology

  • Healthy Eating
  • The Eatwell Plate
  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Fibre
  • Fats and Sugars
  • Calcium

 

Graphics

  • Introduction to GCSE Graphic products
  • Computer aided design
  • New technologies
  • Materials and processes

 

                Resistant Materials

  • Introduction to metal properties
  • Heat treatments
  • Joining metals
  • Sustainable design
  • Metal Finishes

 

 

 

YEAR 9

Textiles

  • Dragons Den Project
  • Review of the design process focusing on Design Ideas
  • Introduction to GCSE
  • Patten Making
  • Decorative techniques

 

Food Technology

  • Dragons Den Project
  • Healthy Eating
  • Multi cultural foods
  • Developing high skill dishes

 

 

Graphics

  • Dragons Den Project
  • Quality graphic products
  • The design processes
  • Creativity 

 

Resistant Materials

  • Dragons Den Project
  • Working with real wood
  • Sustainable design
  • Introduction to GCSE
  • Finishing techniques
  • Design review and development
  • Intro to Electronics

 

 

 

 

 

English

YEAR 7

Writing Project: The Island

Novel: “Jake’s Tower”

Introduction to Shakespeare

 

Poetry Anthology

 

Drama: “Frankenstein”

Creative Writing: “Holes”

 

YEAR 8

Writing Project:  exploring non-fiction genres

Novel: “A Christmas Carol”

Narrative Poetry & Ballads

Short story: a range of genres

Shakespeare:  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Creative Writing: “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”

 

YEAR 9

Writing Project: examination prep

Drama: “Journey’s End”

 

Novel: “Animal Farm”

Shakespeare:  “Romeo & Juliet”

 

Language Paper 1

Poetry: Conflict 

 KS4 Transition: “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geography

YEAR 7

Introduction & Mapwork

Coasts

Weather and Climate

Settlement

Exploring countries - Australia

Exploring countries - South America

YEAR 8

Extreme Environments

Energy

Rivers

Tourism

Exploring countries - Africa

Exploring countries - Italy

YEAR 9

Population

Tectonics

Brazil

Development, Secondary industry and Disease

China/Asia

 

 

 

History

YEAR 7

Power, Monarchy and Religion – Who really won at Hastings?

Power, Monarchy and Religion – Why were the Crusades significant?

People’s Lives – Which event was more significant: The Black Death or the Peasants Revolt?

 

YEAR 8

People’s Lives – How were people’s lives changed by the English Civil War?  

How Great was Britain? What effect did slavery have on Africa, Britain and America?

The French Revolution – what happened in 1789?

 

YEAR 9

WW1 – What kept soldiers motivated in WW1?

WW2 – Was the bombing of Dresden a war crime?

Black Civil Rights – How did Black people gain Civil Rights in the US during the 1960s?

 

 

 

 

ICT

YEAR 7

Lesson 1 Internet Safety

Introduction to coding through Kodu/Small Basic

Understanding Computers

 

Programming 1- Introduction to Python

Spreadsheets Modelling

Games programming in Scratch

 

Internet safety

  • using audacity to create Jingles
  •  video advert using Serif Movie Plus

 

Creating an animation (Dynamic Learning)

  • -algorithms
  • -sequences, iteration and procedures
  • -selection

 

YEAR 8

Programming 2 Programming using Python; Algorithms

Game Maker 1

Database Development

 

Internet Safety

video advert using Serif Movie Plus

Networks

Programming 2a - Algorithm and programming

 

 

Web Authoring (HTML, CSS & Java)

  • Input and Output Devices

Spreadsheets Modelling

Computational Thinking

 

YEAR 9

Programming 3 Programming using Python

Web Authoring – sounds FM

Graphic Using Serif software package

 

Internet Safely

Game  Maker 2

Boolean logic, logic gates and truth tables

 

App-development in AppShed

Database development

Computational Thinking

 

 

 

 

Languages

YEAR 7

 

FRENCH

 

 

SPANISH

 

 

 

Greetings and introductions

Family and pets

 

Greetings and introductions

School subjects and opinions

 

 

Personal descriptions

House and home

 

More on school: uniform, transport, food

Family and pets, personal descriptions

 

 

My town

Role play project

 

House, home and daily routine

Grammar project

 

In years 8 and 9, students will be given the choice to continue with both languages or they will elect to study either French or Spanish.

The option students choose, they will continue until the end of Key Stage 3.

 

YEAR 8

 

FRENCH

 

 

 

SPANISH

 

 

School and daily routine

Free time

 

 

Free time

My town

 

 

 

Holidays

Family and jobs

 

 

My life

TV and films

 

 

Past tense

TV and films

Tour de France project

 

Going out

TV/film project

 

 

YEAR 9

 

FRENCH

 

 

 

SPANISH

 

 

Going out

Shops and shopping

Food and meals

 

Holidays

Food and meals

 

 

 

At the restaurant

Holidays

 

 

Clothes and colours

Shops and shopping

 

 

Pocket money

New technology

Begin GCSE course

 

Health

Begin GCSE course

 

 

 

 

Maths

YEAR 7 DELTA

Analysing and Displaying Data; Number Skills; Equations, Functions and Formulae; Fractions.

Angles and Shapes; Decimals; Equations; Multiplicative Reasoning; Perimeter, Area and Volume; Sequences and Graphs

Factors and Powers; Working with Powers; 2D Shapes and 3D Solids; Real Life Graphs

 

 

YEAR 7 THETA

Analysing and Displaying Data; Number Skills; Expressions, Functions and Formulae, Decimals and Measures

Fractions, Probability, Ratio and Proportion; Lines and Angles; Sequences and Graphs; Transformations

Number; Area and Volume; Statistics, Graphs and Charts; Expressions and Equations

 

YEAR 7 PI

Analysing and Displaying Data; Calculating; Expressions, Functions and Formuale; Graphs

Factors and Multiples; Decimals and Measures; Angles and Lines; Measuring and Shapes; Fractions, Decimals and Percentages; Transformations

Number Properties and Calculations, Shapes and Measures in 3D, Statistics; Expressions and Equations

 

 

YEAR 8 DELTA

Transformations; Fractions, Decimals and Percentages; Constructions and Loci; Probability; Scale Drawings and Measures; Graphs

Powers and Roots; Quadratics; Inequalities, Equations and Formulae; Collecting and Analysing Data

Multiplicative Reasoning; Non-linear Graphs; Accuracy and Measures; Graphical Solutions; Trigonometry; Mathematical Reasoning

 

 

YEAR 8 THETA

Real-life Graphs; Decimals and Ratio; Lines and Angles; Calculating with Fractions; Straight-line Graphs; Percentages, Decimals and Fractions

Indices and Standard Form; Expressions and Formulae; Dealing with Data; Multiplicative Reasoning

Constructions; Equations, Inequalities and Proportionality; Circles, Pythagoras and Prisms; Sequences and Graphs; Probability; Comparing Shapes

 

 

YEAR 8 PI

Decimal Calculations; Angles; Number Properties; Sequences; Fractions and Percentages; Probability

Number Calculations; Sequences and Equations; Statistics; Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Geometry in 2D and 3D; Algebraic and Real-life Graphs; Multiplicative Reasoning; Algebraic and Geometric Formulae; Probability; Polygons and Transformations

 

 

 

YEAR 9

Higher GCSE

 

 

 

Number; Algebra; Interpreting and representing data

 

 

Fractions and percentages; Angles and trigonometry

 

 

Graphs; Area and volume; Transformations and constructions

 

YEAR 9

Foundation GCSE

 

 

Number; Algebra; Graphs, tables and charts

 

 

Fractions and percentages; Equations, inequalities and sequences

Angles; Averages and range; Perimeter, area and volume

 

 

 

 

Music

Year 7

Class Ensemble Piece

Ensemble skills- elements of music, including singing in harmony, following a conductor and singing as a soloist as part on an ensemble

 

Rock n’ Roll & Blues

Introduction to 12 bar blues, rock n roll and 1950s music.

Skills relating to the keyboard, composition and Western tonal music.

 

Year 7

 

 

Year 8

Class Ensemble Piece

 

Musical theatre piece - Matilda. Technical and expressive skills relating to characterisation through music, SSA singing and movement to music.

In At The Deep End

4 chords, group performance piece. Elements of a pop song.

Independent musical learning skills. Modelling aural learning.

Year 8

 

 

Year 9

Class Ensemble Piece

 

Preparation for skills required for ensemble performance piece in GCSE music. Independent learning and aural learning skills.

Film Music

Preparation for skills required for composition at GCSE Music.

Using a stimuli as a starting point for composition.

Motif development

 

Year 9

 

 

 

 

Physical Education

Year 7

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

 

Netball

Volleyball

Hockey

Basketball

 

Rugby

Football

Swimming

Swimming

Football

Gymnastics

Fitness

Cross-Country

Hockey

Basketball

Gymnastics

Cross-Country

Athletics

Tennis

Striking & Fielding

Athletics

Tennis

Striking & Fielding

 

Year 8

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

 

Netball

Volleyball

Hockey

Basketball

 

Rugby

Football

Swimming

Swimming

Football

Gymnastics

Fitness

Cross-Country

Hockey

Basketball

Gymnastics

Cross-Country

Athletics

Tennis

Striking & Fielding

Athletics

Tennis

Striking & Fielding

 

Year 9

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

 

Rugby

Hockey

Football

Basketball

Aesthetics

Rugby

Football

Swimming

Swimming

Gymnastics

Fitness

Cross-Country

Badminton

Badminton

Cross-Country

Fitness

Hockey

Athletics

Tennis

Striking & Fielding

Athletics

Tennis

Striking & Fielding

 

 

 

 

Religious Education

 

     YEAR 7

 

Introduction to RS and Church

 

The Old Testament

 

Jesus’ Teachings

 

Jesus’ Miracles

 

Holy week

 

Belief

 

      YEAR 8

 

Diversity

 

Hinduism

 

Buddhism

 

Islam

 

Sikhism

 

The World and I

 

       YEAR 9

 

Foundation to GCSE Church History

 

 

Christianity :Beliefs

 

Christianity :teachings

 

 

 

Christianity :Practices

 

 

 

 

Science

 

YEAR 7

Working Scientifically

Biology 1.1: Cells

Biology 1.2: Structure and function of body systems

Biology 1.3: Reproduction

Chemistry 1.1: Particles and their behaviour

Chemistry 1.2: Elements, atoms, and compounds

Chemistry 1.3: Reactions

Chemistry 1.4: Acids and alkalis

Physics 1.1: Forces

Physics 1.2: Sound

Physics 1.3: Light

Physics 1.4: Space

 

 

   

YEAR 8

Biology 2.1: Health and lifestyle

Biology 2.2: Ecosystem processes

Biology 2.3: Adaptation and inheritance

Chemistry 2.1: The periodic table

Chemistry 2.2: Separation techniques

Chemistry 2.3: Metals and acids

Chemistry 2.4: The Earth

Physics 2.1: Electricity and magnetism

Physics 2.2: Energy

Physics 2.3: Motion and pressure

 

 

 

YEAR 9

GCSE

Biology

Cell Structure and Transport

 

Chemistry

Atomic Structure

The Periodic Table

 

Physics

Conservation and Dissipation of Energy

 

Biology

Cell Division

Organisation of the Digestive System

 

Chemistry

Structure and Bonding

 

Physics

Energy Transfer

Energy Resources

Biology

Non-Communicable Diseases

 

Chemistry

Chemical Calculations

 

Physics

Electric Circuits

 

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