Curriculum

KS4 Overview

Below you will find a year-by-year breakdown of the curriculum areas students will be following for their chosen subjects in Years 10 and 11 as they prepare for their GCSEs.  For example, if you select Year 10 Maths, you will see the different topics incorporated into the GCSE syllabus as students move through Year 10 from the start of the Autumn Term to the end of the Summer Term.

Year 10

  • Research theme Exotic and Strange, Statement of Intent, Thought Shower; MoodBoard; Artist Research; Critical Study; Written Critical Analysis.
  • Develop use of line and drawing skills. Digital collage; Physical collage.; Artist’s copies inc Gaughin copy using transcription; Introduction to acrylics;
  • Critical study painting; Developing colour theory.
  • Observe and record from natural forms . Introduction to photography; Analytical drawing skills:; Line; Tone; Pen and Ink; Watercolour; Pencil crayons; Collage; Connectional and developments; Compositional studies. Explore and respond to contextual sources (AO1) eg Juan Sánchez Cotán, Ernst Haeckel, John Blakemore and Karl Blossfeldt.
  • Production of at least one outcome in response to given theme, supported by developmental work (AO3), evaluation of ideas, including bibliography.
  • Theme of Reflections. Students  repeat procedure for first research activity but with higher independence, skill and confidence.
  • Work with different media, to include Title page/Line drawing; Digital collage; Physical collage.; Artist’s copies; Critical study painting
  • Cell Biology – includes cell structures and types, specialisation, microscopy, division, Stem cells, transport.
  • Organisation – Principles, tissues, organs and systems, digestive system, heart and health.
  • Infection and response – Communicable diseases, cultures, human defence, vaccination, antibiotics and painkillers, discovery and development of drugs, monoclonal antibodies, plant diseases and deficiencies.
  • Bioenergetics – Includes photosynthesis, respiration, response to exercise and metabolism.
  • Homeostasis and response – Homeostasis, nervous system, brain, eye, body temp control, endocrine system, glucose control, water and nitrogen balance, hormones in reproduction, contraception, infertility treatment, negative feedback, plant hormones.
  • Ecology – Includes communities, abiotic factors, biotic factors.
  • Revision of Paper 1 content
  • Atomic structure and the periodic table – includes atomic model and history, sub-atomic particles, electronic structure, periodic table and development, groups 1, 7 and 0, ionic and covalent bonding, transition metals.
  • Bonding, structure and the properties of matter – includes metallic, ionic and covalent bonding and properties, polymers, allotropes of carbon, nanotechnology.
  • Quantitative chemistry – includes conservation of mass, chem formulae and equations, rel formula mass, the mole, using moles to balance equations, limiting reactants, concentrations, percentage yield, atom economy, volumes of gases.
  • Chemical changes – includes metal reactivity and extraction, reduction and oxidation, acids and metals, pH and neutralisation, electrolysis
  • Energy changes – includes  exo and endothermic reactions, energy profiles, cells and fuel cells.
  • Revise paper 1 content
  • The rate and extent of chemical change – includes rates, calculating rates, collison theory and factors affecting rates, reversible reactions, equilibria, Le Chatelier
  • Basic Training – Leadership. Serving others. Charities. Personal growth. Communicating effectively. Non-verbal communication. Active listening. Effective teams. Cooperation. Reflection and moving forward. Leadership challenge work.
  • Building a team – Conflict. Emotional intelligence.- self awareness and resolving conflict. Delegation. Leading vs managing. Negotiation. Giving feedback. Leadership challenge prep.
  • Getting ready to run – Decision making. Strategic thinking. Generating ideas. Exploring possibilities. Refining ideas. Prioritisation. Leadership challenge prep.
  • Overcoming hurdles – Moving forward. Solving problems. Critical thinking. Problems vs Solutions. Taking the initiative. Challenge prep.
  • Passing the baton – Leading by example. Motivate/inspire. Coaching or mentoring? Coaching. Mentoring. Challenge prep.
  • Beyond the finish line – Leadership journey. Effective presentations, inc creating impact, preparation, delivery. Challenge prep and ation.
  • Creating a personal statement.
  • Programming – including variables, constants, operators, inputs, outputs, assignments. 3 basic programming constructs, basic string manipulation, sub programs and structured code.
  • Translators & Facilities of Languages
  • Programming
  • Producing Robust Programs including basic file handling operations, records, SQL, arrays, integers, real, Boolean, character and string
  • 20 Hour Assessment
  • Data Representation including units, numbers, characters, images, sound.
  • Systems Architecture including CPU, Von Neumann architecture, CPU components, function and common characteristics, embedded systems.
  • Memory including RAM, ROM, virtual memory, flash memory
  • Storage including secondary storage, common storage types, devices, media,
  • Wired & Wireless Networks including LAN & WAN networks, performance, computer roles, wireless, switches, NIC, transmission media, internet, virtual networks,
  • Network Topologies, Protocols & Layers including star and mesh, wifi, Ethernet, IP addressing, MAC addressing, protocols, layers and packet switching
  • Analysis of jewellery inc moodboards, customer profile and brief, design, moulding, pewter casting, wasting processes and cleaning and prep of metals.
  • Polymer analysis, isometric design of jewellery stands, shading designs, card modelling, acrylic work, plastic production, one and two point perspective.
  • Analysis of woods, jewellery box design, multimedia drawing techniques, orthographic projection, making and documentation. Analysis.
  • Ergonomics, Anthropometrics, Key Designers, Mechanisms, Structures, stock forms and L-Beams, Tech push market pull, CAD/CAM, Iterative design,Foam modelling, Google SketchUp.
  •  Theory lessons. Specialist principles – Wood, metals,
  • polymers not previously covered.
  • Mock exam revision prep
  • AQA contexts released 1st June. NEA section A research.
  • Task analysis, ex products, client, socio economic issues.
  • Physical, technical, expressive & metal skills
  • Rehearsal process
  • Choreographic devices
  • Choreographic structures
  • Approaches to stimulus
  • Health & Safety – dance and studio
  • Complete choreography assessment
  • Set Phrases – breathe and shift
  • Phrases split and set to music to explore the movement and expressive skills
  • Introduction to 6 mark questions on performance skills
  • Anthology works – A Lihna Curva; Artificial Things; Emancipation of Expressionism; Infra; Shadows; Within her Eyes – exploring light; sound; set; costume; action / space / dynamics / relationships; approach to stimulus and choreographic approach and intentions
  • Choreography mock
  • Introduction to Section A – hypothetical  choreography questions
  • Duet / Trio – exploration of flux / scoop set phrases; development of choreography as a class; development of choreography in groups; revisit work on Section B – 6 mark questions on performance and choreography skills

Baseline:

  • ‘The Trial’
  • Understanding the specification.
  • Actors’ Workshops – Physical skills, Vocal skills, Devising skills
  • Baseline: Performing a Monologue
  • Component 2: Mock Scripted Exam – Communication of writer’s intent. Character Development of a character and how the role is performed.
  • Use of space, including levels and blocking and communication of status.

Component 3:

  • Play Study
  • ‘DNA’ by Dennis Kelly
  • Theme, story, plot
  • Narrative development
  • Character study
  • Perform key extracts
  • Watch professional production

Component 1:

  • Devising Theatre Controlled Assessment
  • Communicating intentions to the audience.
  • Character Development.
  • Creation of a stylised piece of theatre; theatrical techniques used throughout the piece and what they communicate.
  • A Christmas Carol – analysis if  language, structure and content of 19th Century text.
  • Creative Writing, planning and structuring, re-drafting and editing Dicken’s work, general writing skills.
  • Poetry – inc study of poems on themes of relationships and of power.
  • Creative reading – themes – relationships and power. Consider why writer makes choices and appreciation of writer’s crafting.
  • An Inspector Calls – allows questioning of role on society and impact of behaviour on others, context of play and contemporary class issues.
  • Discursive writing and talk – formalising and crafting viewpoints and perspectives using models from literature and literary non-fiction.
  • Microorganisms in food – growth conditions, high risk foods, enzymic action.
  • Food spoilage  – enzymic action, browning of fruit, mould growth, yeast.
  • Bacteria contamination
  • Buying and storing food
  • Prepping, cooking and storing food safely
  • Food choices – linked to religions and cultures, ethical and moral beliefs, food intolerances, and other factors.
  • Nutritional needs, inc healthy diet, portion size, life stages, dietary groups, BMR, PAL, energy intake. Diet, nutrition and health.
  • Heat transfer in food.
  • Macronutrients, proteins, fats, carbs, water.
  • Key words and terms.
  • Vitamins.
  • Minerals.
  • Food labelling and market influence.
  • Sources of food – environmental issues.
  • Food and the environment inc seasonal foods, transportation, organic food, etc.
  • Sustainability of food.
  • British and International cuisine.
  • Food processing and Production.
  • Technological advancement eg cholesterol lowering spreads, fortified foods and benefits, etc.
  • Using microorganisms on food – blue cheese, bread, yoghurt and cheese.
  • UK’s evolving physical landscape – geology, rock types, physical processes, people impact.
  • Rivers – Upper, middle and lower courses, valleys, geographical skills and OS maps, hydrological cycle, storm hydrographs, flooding and management inc York fieldtrip.
  • Coastal change and conflict, erosion, subaerial process, human activity, management, storm surge, future risks.
  • Development dynamics – Measurement, changes in indicators and populations, global inequalities, Malawi’s barriers to development, development models and in a globalised world, India, TNCs in India, unequal development in India, Top down and bottom up development in India, India’s changing international role.
  • Investigating dynamic urban areas. The York transect – using secondary data, methodology, risk assessment,  post field trip data presentation and mapping, data analysis and comparison, critical evaluation.
  • Investigating coastal change and conflict, Bridlington fieldwork – as for York transect.
  • Challenges of urbanising world – Growing cities and megacities, urban process and change, urban economies inc New York. Leeds mapping land, Mumbai study.

Crime and Punishment c1000-c1700 – including Whitechapel, Anglo Saxon, Normans, medieval England, the Church, Early Modern England inc treatment of poor, heresy and treason, witchcraft,  18th and 19th centuries, highway robbery, smuggling, Tolpuddle Martyrs, prison change, modern crime, conscientious objectors, 20th Century policing, the death penalty abolition, modern prisons, young offenders.

The American West including Native Americans,  American government and the Native Americans, early pioneers, Mormons, Young making the desert bloom, white farmers, effects of civil war, the railroad, homesteaders, settlement in the West after 1876, the cattle industry, the cowboy, end of cattle boom, the wild west and lawlessness, the Johnson County War, solving tension between settlers and Native Americans, conflict between Plains Indians and US Army, Little Bighorn, destruction of Indian way of life, Wounded Knee.

Russia and the Soviet Union – Threats to the Tsar, the February Revolution, the Provisional Government, the Kornilov Revolt.

  • Number, Structure and Calculation  including +ve and -Ve integers, decimals, fractions, inequalities, 4 operations, BODMAS, factors,  powers, fractional and -ve indices, standard form, Surds.
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages inclusding terminating and recurring decimals,  use as operators, checking calc by estimation, rounding, significant figs, inequalities.
  • Algebraic Notation, Vocabulary and Manipulation including substitution into scientific formulae, expressions, equations, terms, formulae, linear equations, rearrangement, composite functions.
  • Graphs including 4 quadrants, y=mx+c, finding equation of line, gradient and y intercept from equation, reciprocal and exponential graphs.
  • Solving Equations and Inequalities including roots and turning points of quadratic graphs, plotting and finding roots of quadratic graphs, minimum points, approximate solutions by sketching graphs.
  • Solving Equations and Inequalities including representing  on number line and graph.
  • Geometry and Measures – Properties and Construction  including terms for lines and angles, diagrams from written description, angles on staright line, around a point, in a triangle and in a polygon, congruence, circle definitions and theorums, plans and elevations of 3D shapes.
  • Mensuration and Calculation area of triangle, parallelogram, and trapezia. Volumes of cuboids and other right prisms inc cylinders. Area and circumference of circle. Volume of spheres, pyramids, cones and composite solids.
  • Mensuration and Calculation including Pythagorus, trigonometry to find lengths and angles,. 3D shapes.
  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change Including ratios, percentages, compound interest.
  • Me, my hobbies and my traditions – using reflexive verbs in the present and perfect tenses, expressing near future tense and irregular verbs in the present tense. Using the comparative and superlative, direct object pronouns and combining tenses.
  • My town and my region – Using the pronoun y, preceding adjectives, superlatives using preceding adjectives, the imperative form, a broader range of negative structures and the simple future tense.
  • The issues in my region – Further consolidation of simple future tense, combining multiple tenses, using the conditional to discuss ideals of a region and use of idiomatic language.
  • Environmental issues – Use of modal verbs, ability to class words and make connections between word types.
  • Holidays – Consolidation of key tenses, using reflexive verbs n the perfect tense, question words, using en + past participle and using demonstrative adjectives and pronouns.
  • The World – Combining tenses, narrating events, using avant de + infinitive, using the pluperfect tense.
  • Intro to music and baseline assessments.
  • Performing music – using performance diary
  • Compositional skills inc rhythmic character, strong melodic character, style, contrast, writing idiomatically,.
  • Popular – Music, unfamiliar music, pop 1990+, Musicals, Film Noir, Music for games.
  • Composition skills
  • Performance of 2 contrasting pieces
  • Traditional – music, unfamiliar music, blues/jazz, African/Caribbean, Fusion/salsa, Set work: Santana
  • Performance skills (ensemble)
  • Composition.
  • Traditional – Music, Unfamiliar Music:
  • Contemporary, British Folk Music,
  • Listening Skills
  • Composition Skills
  • Pop music and film music
  • Performance (4 minutes min.)
  • Composition
  • Western Music 1650-1910 – Unfamiliar music, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Requiems.
  • Performance
  • Compsition,
  • Listening skills, musical features and contextual knowledge,
  • AoSB(Pop music): Exploration of composers and development of listening skills.
  • Performance
  • Composition

Option choices as experimental activities

Autumn 1

  • Rugby
  • Orienteering
  • Volleyball

Autumn 2

  • Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Hockey

Spring 1

  • Running
  • Fitness (circuits)
  • Touch Rugby

Spring 2

  • Running/Orienteering
  • Football
  • Basketball

Summer 1

  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics

Summer 2

  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Rounders
  • Football, Netball – five core skills and developing ability to use in competitive context in sports studied through this course
  • Anatomy and physiology Musculo-Skeletal system functions and structure.
  • Practical Athletics Core athletics events, track, jumps, throws including competitive events.
  • Anatomy and physiology  Cardiovascuar system Heart, cardiac cycle and system, and the effects of exercise, respiratory system, gaseous exchange, breathing, spirometry, aerobic and anaerobic exercise, effects of exercise, recovery / EPOC
  • Badminton, Hockey
  • Physical Training Health and Fitness, Fitness testing, principles of Training
  • Practical Fitness testing, multistage fitness test, Illinois Agility Test, Vertical Jump test, 30m sprint test, Ruler drop test, Anderson ball toss test, Stork Stand test, Sit and Reach test
  • Rugby, Trampolining
  • Physical Training Types of training including pros and cons, calculating training intensities. preventing injuries, altitude training and seasonal aspects, warming up and cooling down.
  • Practical Plan and carry out Circuit training, Continuous training, Plyometric training, HIIT training, Weight training, Stretching & relate to different athletes and different levels of fitness.
  • Table tennis, badminton
  • Movement Analysis  Levers, mechanical advantage, basic movements analysis, planes and axis.
  • Practical Tennis, including service, groundstrokes, volleys smash, lobs
  • Cricket, volleyball
  • NEA – Analysis On their chosen sport:- analyse fitness strength, fitness weakness, skill strength, skill weakness.
  • Practical Athletics – core events
  • Volleyball, table tennis
  • Electricity – Current, potential diff and resistance; Charge and current; Resistors; Series and parallel circuits; Domestic uses and safety; AC and DC; Mains electricity ; Energy transfers; Power; The National Grid; Static electricity; Electric fields.
  • Particle model of matter –  Changes of state; Density; Internal energy; Temp changes; Specific heat capacity; Changes of heat and specific latent heat; Particle motion in gases; Pressure in gases; Increasing the pressure of a gas
  • Atomic structure – Structure; Mass no, atomic no, isotopes; History of atom model; Radioactive decay; Nuclear radiation and equations; Half-lives and decay; Radioactive contamination; Hazards and uses of radioactive emissions; Background radiation; Uses of nuclear radiation, Nuclear fission and fusion.
  • Forces – Their interactions; contact and non-contact forces; Gravity; Resultant forces; Work & energy transfer; Forces and elasticity; Moments, levers and gears; Pressure in a fluid; Atmospheric pressure; Forces and motion; Speed, Velocity & acceleration; Newton’s laws of motion; Forces and braking; Momentum
  • Waves –  Waves in air, fluids and solids; Transverse and longitudinal waves; Properties; Reflection; Sound waves; Detection and exploration; Electromagnetic waves
  • Predestination.
  • Life after death.
  • Prophethood and Adam.
  • Ibrahim.
  • Muhammad.
  • The holy books of Islam.
  • The inamate in Shi’a Islam
  • Theme B: Religion, Peace and Conflict
  • Introduction,.
  • Violence.
  • Reasons for war
  • Nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction
  • Just war
  • Holy war
  • Pacifism
  • Victims of war
  • Revision
  • Assessment

Christian beliefs and teachings

Nature of God, God as omnipotent, loving and just, Onesness of God and the Trinity, The Creation, Jesus Incarnation,

Crucifixion, resurrection and Ascension. Afterlife and judgement, Heaven and Hell, sin and salvation.

Christian practices

Worship,  Prayer, the sacraments: baptism and Holy Communion.

Pilgrimage, Celebrating festivals, Church role in local communities, mission and evangelism, Church growth, the Worldwide church, Christian persecution, world poverty

Religion and life

Origins of Universe, value of the World, environmental use and abuse, pollution, use and abuse of animals, origins of human life, abortion, euthanasia death and the afterlife.

Families and relationships

Christian teachings on human sexuality, sexual relationships before and outside marriage, contraception and family planning, marriage, family in the 21st century, gender equality.

Islam beliefs and teachings

Oneness of God, Sunni and Shi’a Islam, nature of God, Angels, Predestination,Life after death, Prophethood and Adam, Ibrahim, Muhammad and the Imamate, holy books of Islam.

  • Careers
  • Attendance
  • Pastoral mentoring
  • Sexting guidance
  • Perspectives
  • Transition evening
  • Celebration Evening
  • Creative careers
  • Fire service
  • National Citizenship program
  • Careers Fair
  • ESF
  • Anti-bullying
  • Children in Need
  • Apprenticeship experience day
  • Careers assemblies
  • Revision advice
  • Applications support
  • Mock interviews
  • RAF STEM activity
  • NCS assembly
  • Pre-exam sessions
  • RAF activity

Typically including –

  • Accelerated Reader and Word Games
  • Advanced Cooking
  • Art
  • Astronomy
  • Badminton
  • Coding – Everyone Can Create
  • Craft
  • Debating
  • Drama Workshop
  • Drawing – Anyone Can Create
  • Eco Team
  • Football
  • Garden Development
  • Guitar Intermediate
  • Golf
  • Hair styling
  • Latin
  • Model United Nations
  • Music – Everyone Can Create
  • National Connections Theatre Group
  • Netball
  • Photography – Anyone Can Create
  • Pure Textiles
  • Rock Challenge
  • Spanish – beginners
  • Strategic Games
  • Technical theatre/design
  • Orchestra
  • Video – Everyone Can Create
  • Warhammer 3-D Modelling
  • Year 7 Drama Festival
  • Sports Teams  offering chance to represent school, teamwork, self-esteem, skills development.
  • Assemblies—Planned rota for year to include Wider World issues and diversity.
  • Positive Discipline—ensuring high standards of behaviour and excellent ethos for students
  • iPads for Learning—providing different ways to explore and learn about subjects. Developing expertise in digital World.
  • Wider World—increasing understanding of issues and appreciation of diversity
  • Growth Mindset—Developing a can-do ethos and increasing self-belief
  • Wellbeing Work-Creating a school environment where Emotional Health and Wellbeing of all is promoted.
  • Reporting System—Ensuring progress and aims are understood by all.
  • Stonewall—Understanding and appreciation of diversity
  • Tutor time activities, including reading, Hegarty Maths, Tutor Time Discussion.

Year 11

  • Lichtenstein and Glennray Tutor, – analytical drawings related to them, photography to record images to work on physically and digitally – Analytical drawing skills:; Line; Tone; Pen and Ink; Watercolour; Pencil crayons; Collage; Photography; Connectional and developments.
  • Reflections – evidence of connections and developments (AO3) between elements of previous work and introducing ideas from own research, compositional studies with  evaluation of their ideas, and bibliography.
  • 8 weeks to produce unit of work based on exam board starting points, inc Initial Research:; Statement of Intent; Thought Shower; MoodBoard; Artist Research; Critical Study; Written Critical Analysis.
  • Production of at least one outcome demonstrating response to given theme, supported by developmental work (AO3) and a written evaluation of their ideas, including a bibliography.
  • Complete portfolio submission

Ecology – Includes adaptations, ecosystem organisation, cycling of materials, decomposition, impact of environmental change, biodiversity, waste management, land use, deforestation, global warming, maintaining biodiversity, trophic systems, biomass, food production and security, farming techniques, sustainable fisheries, biotechnology.

Revision of paper 1

Inheritance, variation and evolution – Includes reproduction, meiosis, advantages of sexual/asexual reproduction, DNA and the genome, DNA structure, protein synthesis, genetic inheritance, inherited disorders, sex determination, variation and evolution, selective breeding, genetic engineering, cloning, theory of evolution, speciation, genetics, evidence for evolution, fossils, extinction, resistant bacteria, classification.

Revision of paper 1 and 2 content

Organic chemistry – (NB in Y10 for trilogy) includes crude oil distillation and uses, hydrocarbons, cracking, alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, carboxylic acids, polymers and polymerisation, amino acids and DNA.

Chemical analysis – includes purity, formulations, tests for common gases and ions, flame tests, instrumental analysis.

Chemistry of the atmosphere – includes Earth’s atmosphere and development, human effects, greenhouse effect, climate change, carbon footprint, atmospheric pollutants.

Using resources – includes potable water, alternative extraction methods, life cycle assessment, reducing use of resources, corrosion, alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites, Haber process and fertilisers.

Revise paper 1 and 2 content

  • System Security including forms of attack, threats to networks, vulnerabilities.
  • Systems Software – purpose and functionality, operating systems, utility system software, backing up
  • Ethical, Legal, Cultural & Environmental Concerns
  • Algorithms – computational thinking, searching algoriths, sorting algorithms, producing algorithms
  • Computational Logic  – , binary form, logic diagrams, Boolean operators, logical operators
  • Investigating and developing chosen area of design context , inc Task Analysis, Gantt Chart, Client Research
  • Existing Products research,Material Research,Concept Sketches,Design Brief, Specification.
  • Further developing inc modelling, testing and client feedback, and initial idea pages, card modelling, CAD modelling, 3D Printing, design idea review, development designs, material research, client feedback
  • Prototype making to include final design and manufacturing spec,.
  • Analyse prototype and improve.
  • Duet / Trio + Set Phrases – focus on use of performance skills in set phrases and in the Duet / Trio
  • Recap approaches to section B on performance skills
  • Set Phrases – Breathe and Shift to metronome
  • Recap to 6 mark questions on performance skills
  • Introduction to stimulus for coursework set by the exam board
  • Exploration techniques
  • Choreography Controlled Assessment; Development of choreographic intention; Rehearsal and development of choreography for performance under exam conditions
  • Revision

Component 2:

  • Scripted Exam
  • Communication of writer’s intentions to the audience.
  • Character development.
  • Use of space, including levels and blocking and communication of status.
  • Visit to theatre to see professional production.

Component 3:

  • Written Exam Prep – Play Study  – ‘DNA’ by Dennis Kelly
  • Revise themes and character
  • Explore section A – 45 marks
  • Given extract (15 marks)
  • Acting skills (15 marks)
  • Re-staging (15 marks)
  • Live theatre review
  • Context, themes, genre, style
  • Actors’ skills and techniques
  • Design/technical responses
  • Explore section B – 15 Marks
  • Romeo and Juliet or The Tempest.
  • Speaking and listening.
  • Exploration of texts – analysis, comparison and evaluation development.
  • Discursive reading inc analysis of how writers craft their viewpoints into contemporary and nineteenth century texts. How writers manipulate readers. Development of comparison skills.
  • Exam practice and revision

NEA1 launched by exam board 1st sept.

  1. Food nutrition and health 2. Food science 3. Food safety – analysis, research, plan, perform and analyse investigative work.

NEA2 launched by exam board 1st Nov.

  1. Food nutrition and health 3. Food safety 4. Food choice 5. Food provenance – analyse task, research and analysis, identify dishes, demo technical skills in preparation, use equipment, food safety. Photographic evidence required. Studs make 3 dishes. Recording and analysis of sensory properties, nutritional analysis, costing. Suggest improvements.

Revision

  • Hazardous Earth – Temperature, winds, ocean currents, global circulation and arid regions, climate graphs, natural causes of climate change, past climates, changing the atmosphere and climate, tropical storms, Typhoon Haiyan, Hurricane Katrina, inside the Earth, tectonics and boundary hazards, volcanoes inc monitoring and evacuation, earthquakes, managing earthquakes.
  • People and the biosphere – Biomes, local factors, climate and biomes, a life-support system, biomes and global services, resource use and management theories.
  • Forests Under Threat – Tropical rainforests, soil fertility and biodiversity, direct and indirect threats to rainforests, global protection, The taiga, including threats and managing, exploitation and protection and sustainable future.
  • Consuming energy resources –  Energy types and impact, energy sources and global energy use, oil, fossil fuels problems and solutions.
  • Making geographical decisions

Russia and the Soviet Union – The Bolsheviks, the Treaty of Brest Litovsk, Civil War and why the Reds won, the Red Terror, Centralisation, War Communism and Lenin, the NEP, societal change 1918-24, Stalin as a leader,  purges, propaganda and censorship, Collectivisation, Stalin’s industrialisation of the USSR, treatment of women and ethnic minorities.

Early Elizabethan England – Including England in 1558, Elizabeth’s problems and challenges, religious divide,  the new Church of England, the Puritan Threat, the Catholic threat, Mary Queen of Scots, the Revolt of the Northern Earls, the Catholic Plots, the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, tensions between England and Spain, the war, the Armada, education, poverty, overseas exploration, Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe, Sir Walter Raleigh, attempts to colonise Virginia

  • Algebraic Notation, Manipulation and Vocab including simplification, expanding brackets and factorising expressions, algebraic proofs, including odds and evens, consecutive numbers and square numbers, function notation, composite functions and inverse functions
  • Graphs including plotting linear, quadratic and cubic functions, y=mx+c, plotting trigonometric, exponential and reciprocal graphs. Translations, reflections and stretches.
  • Solving Equations and Inequalities solving simultaneous equations including when one equation is quadratic and by plotting graphs
  • Sequences – square, cube, triangular numbers, Fibonacci style sequences and arithmetic progressions, nth term formulae.
  • Geometry and Measures – Constructing Perpendicular Bisectors, Angle Bisectors, different types of triangles. Translations as 2D vectors, Add, subtract and multiply a vector by a scalar, and draw vectors. Circle theorems & proofs.
  • Geometry and Measures – Identify faces, edges and vertices of 3D shapes & key properties.
  • Mensuration and Calculation – Area of sector, length of arc, perimeter of a sector, trigonometric values for sin, cos and tan 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90, Sine and Cosine rules in Non RA triangles, 1/2absinC for the area of a Non RA triangle
  • Ratio, Proportion and Rates of Change – Compound units eg speed, rates of pay, density and pressure. Compare lengths, areas and volumes using Scale Factors. Direct and inverse proportion. Interpreting graphs and gradients. Distance-time and velocity-time graphs.
  • Probability – Chance as fraction or decimal, Venn Diagrams, Two Way tables and Frequency trees. Tree diagrams and AND and OR.
  • Statistics – Sampling techniques, Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Pictograms and Line graphs, Cumulative Frequency curves, Histograms, Box plot diagrams, averages, mean, median, mode, range and IQR
  • School life – Revision of school subjects with opinions and timetable, describing the school and school day in more depth, comparing school systems, school rules using il faut, discussing the benefits of a school exchange, discussing healthy living on the impact it has on school.
  • The World of Work – Priorities, concerns and charity work, jobs and gender of nouns, work preferences and career choices, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of different sectors, using the perfect infinitive, work experience, applying for jobs.
  • Finish course content
  • Revision
  • Exam skills
  • Western Music 1910+ – Aaron Copeland, unfamiliar music, British music, Solo performance
  • AoSB Pop Music – Explore two pieces min for analysis
  • Focus on technical control assessment criteria
  • Western Music 1910+ Unfamiliar music – Kodaly/Bartok, minimalism, listening skills, composition skills.
  • Performance of recital repertoire – min 4 mins
  • Focus on expressive control assessment criteria
  • Composition Briefs
  • Performance skills – ensemble
  • Listening development
  • Full performance of recital repertoire
  • Focus on performance quality assessment criteria
  • Exam listening skills
  • Composition Skills
  • AoS1 Practise listening skills relating to all 3 starnds – Revision of Haydn set work
  • Completion of composition to a brief + Free composition
  • AoSB – Beatles set works
  • Final submissions of compositions

Option choices as experimental activities

Autumn 1

  • Rugby
  • Orienteering
  • Volleyball

Autumn 2

  • Football
  • Table tennis
  • Hockey

Spring 1

  • Running
  • Fitness
  • Touch rugby

Spring 2

  • Running/orienteering
  • Football
  • Basketball

Summer 1

  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Sports Psychology Skill v Ability, classification of skills, goal setting and SMART targets, information processing model types of guidance and feedback, arousal (and control) and the inverted U theory.
  • How to control arousal using stress management techniques
  • Badminton, netball
  • Sports Psychology – Direct and indirect aggression, introvert and extrovert personalities, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, NEA – Evaluation
  • Football/Netball, trampolining
  • Socio-cultural influences – engagement patterns of different social groups & factors affecting participation
  • Commercialisation of physical activity and sport – Commercialisation, sponsorship and the media. Impacts of technology.
  • Ethical Issues – Conduct of performers, prohibited substances, effect of spectators.
  • Practical – Refine and practice 3 chosen sports for practical exam.
  • Table tennis, badminton
  • Health and fitness – link to well-being, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, somatotypes, balanced diet, energy from food, water balance.
  • Use of data – types of data, different formats, analysis and evaluation of data.
  • Practical – Refine and practice 3 chosen sports for practical exam.
  • Rugby, athletics
  • Waves(NB – Year 10 for Trilogy)
  • Properties & uses of electromagnetic waves; Lenses; Visible light; Black body radiation; Perfect black bodies and radiation
  • Revision of paper 1 content:
  • Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; Atomic structure.
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism – (NB Year 10 for Trilogy) Poles and fields; Motor effect; Electromagnetism; Fleming’s left hand rule; Electric motors; Loudspeakers; Induced potential; Uses of the generator effect; Microphones; Transformers.
  • Space Physics – Solar system; Life cycle of a star; Orbital motion, natural and artificial satellites; Red-shift.
  • Revision of paper 1 and 2 content
  • Islamic beliefs The 5 pillars, Shahadah, Salah,Sawm, Zakah, Hajj, Jihad, Festivals.
  • Peace and conflict Violence, Reasons for war, Nuclear war and weapons of mass destruction, Just war, Holy war, Pacifism, Victims of war.
  • Crime and punishment Reasons for crime, types of crime, suffering, aims of punishment, treatment of criminals, forgiveness, the death penalty
  • Attendance
  • Pastoral mentoring
  • Careers
  • Y11 Aspiration interviews
  • 6th form assemblies
  • Creative careers
  • NCS assembly
  • Children In Need
  • Anti-bullying
  • 6th form Open Evening
  • Celebration Evening
  • Apprenticeship experience day
  • Revision assembly
  • Application support
  • NCS stall
  • NCS final assembly
  • Prom
  • Leaver’s Assembly

Typically including –

  • Accelerated Reader and Word Games
  • Advanced Cooking
  • Art
  • Astronomy
  • Badminton
  • Coding – Everyone Can Create
  • Craft
  • Debating
  • Drama Workshop
  • Drawing – Anyone Can Create
  • Eco Team
  • Football
  • Garden Development
  • Guitar Intermediate
  • Golf
  • Hair styling
  • Latin
  • Model United Nations
  • Music – Everyone Can Create
  • National Connections Theatre Group
  • Netball
  • Photography – Anyone Can Create
  • Pure Textiles
  • Rock Challenge
  • Spanish – beginners
  • Strategic Games
  • Technical theatre/design
  • Orchestra
  • Video – Everyone Can Create
  • Warhammer 3-D Modelling
  • Year 7 Drama Festival
  • Sports Teams  offering chance to represent school, teamwork, self-esteem, skills development.
  • Assemblies—Planned rota for year to include Wider World issues and diversity.
  • Positive Discipline—ensuring high standards of behaviour and excellent ethos for students
  • iPads for Learning—providing different ways to explore and learn about subjects. Developing expertise in digital World.
  • Wider World—increasing understanding of issues and appreciation of diversity
  • Growth Mindset—Developing a can-do ethos and increasing self-belief
  • Wellbeing Work-Creating a school environment where Emotional Health and Wellbeing of all is promoted.
  • Reporting System—Ensuring progress and aims are understood by all.
  • Stonewall—Understanding and appreciation of diversity
  • Tutor time activities, including reading, Hegarty Maths, Tutor Time Discussion.