Curriculum

The following grid shows the school curriculum, by subject and by year. Select and individual cell to see more detail.

Mathematics

Year 7

Term 1: Units of Length, Scale Drawings, Statistics, Basic Operations

Term 2: Fractions, Percentages, Shape and Construction

Term 3: Probability, Symmetry, Negative Numbers

Term 4: Decimals, Number Patterns, Time

Term 5: Function Machines, Inverse Operations, Averages

Term 6: Area and Perimeter, Substituting Numbers for Letters, Angles

Year 8

Term 1: Basic Operations, Area, Perimeter

Term 2: Volume, Number Patterns, Rules and Formulae, Transformations

Term 3: Fractions, Percentages, Decimals, Probability

Term 4: Time, Angles, Estimation

Term 5: Algebra, Ratio, Statistics

Term 6: Negative Numbers, Coordinates, Statistics

Year 9

Term 1: Operations, Area, Perimeter

Term 2: Volume, Number Patterns, Rules and Formulae, Symmetry

Term 3: Fractions, percentages, Decimals, Probability

Term 4: Trial and Improvement, Time, Estimation

Term 5: Angles, Factors, Prime Numbers, Multiples, Powers,

Term 6: Coordinates, Negative Numbers, Ratio

Year 10

GCSE Mathematics Coursework.

Year 11

GCSE Mathematics Coursework, culminating in the GCSE Examination.

English

Year 7

Term 1: Spywatch

Term 2: A Ghostly Business: Introduction to Dickens

Term 3: The Iron Man: A Study of Ted Hughes

Term 4: Scenes from the Bard: Shakespeare

Term 5: A Twist in the Tale: Short Stories

Term 6: Telling Tales: Fairies Stories Creative Writing

Year 8

Term 1: War and Conflict: Private Peaceful

Term 2: Sherlock Holmes

Term 3: Murder and Mystery: Poetry

Term 4: Romeo and Juliet

Term 5: Autobiographical Writing

Term 6: Crime and Horror Writing

Year 9

Term 1: Of Mice and Men

Term 2: The Art of Rhetoric

Term 3: Poetry through the Ages

Term 4: Macbeth

Term 5: Journeys, a selection of poetry and prose from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries

Term 6: Journeys, a selection of poetry and prose from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries

Year 10

GCSE English Coursework.

Year 11

GCSE English Coursework, culminating in the GCSE Examination.

Geography

Year 7

Term 1: Introduction to Geography

Term 2: Making and Mapping Connections

Term 3: Weather

Term 4: Climate

Term 5: Rivers

Term 6: Rivers

Year 8

Term 1: Ecosystems

Term 2: Arctic Tundra and Our World in 2030

Term 3: Our Restless Planet

Term 4: Volcanoes

Term 5: Exploring Britain

Term 6: Exploring Britain

Year 9

Term 1: Coasts

Term 2: People and the Planet

Term 3: Tourism

Term 4: Sustainable Tourism

Term 5: Development

Term 6: Development

Year 10

GCSE Geography Coursework.

Year 11

GCSE Geography Coursework, culminating in the GCSE Examination.

History

Year 7

Term 1: What is History?

Term 2: Britain before 1066

Term 3: Life in the Roman Empire

Term 4: Norman Conquest

Term 5: Norman Conquest

Term 6: Castles, Weapons and Armour

Year 8

Term 1: The Crown vs. the Church

Term 2: Black Death and the Peasants Revolt

Term 3: Tudors

Term 4: The Civil War

Term 5: British Empire and Slavery

Term 6: British Empire and Slavery

Year 9

Term 1: Industrial Revolution

Term 2: Industrial Revolution

Term 3: World War I

Term 4: World Wars I and II

Term 5: World War II

Term 6: US Civil Rights Movement

Citizenship and RE

Year 7, 8 and 9 provide a grounding on a number of citizenship and RE topics, aimed at giving students a good grounding for the wider world.  This continues in year 10 and 11, with a focus on developing the skills of critical analysis.  Years 10 and 11 also pick up on PSHE, with a view to preparing students for life after school. We also cover careers education in these years.

Year 7

Term 1: Introduction to Citizenship

Term 2: Introduction to the Six Main Religions

Term 3: Rights and Responsibilities

Term 4: The Nature of God

Term 5: Political Parties

Term 6: How do we Know what’s Right and Wrong?

Year 8

Term 1: Why Do Communities Break Down?

Term 2: Suffering

Term 3: Moral Courage

Term 4: Religious Customs and Traditions

Term 5: Employment and the Voluntary Sector

Term 6: Pilgrimages and Special Places

Year 9

Term 1: The Media

Term 2: Religion and Peace

Term 3: New Citizens

Term 4: Good and Evil

Term 5: Charity

Term 6: Discrimination and Prejudice

Year 10

Towards Self Management: Form Filling, Alcohol Awareness, Sex and Drug Education, Assertive Behaviour

Work Experience

Current Citizenship and R.E. Topics

Year 11

Towards Independence: Personal Action Plans, Sex Education, Coping with change, Leaving School

Careers Education

Current Citizenship and R.E. Topics

PSHE

Year 7,8,9

Year 10,11

Physical Education and Games

Note: The timetable may change slightly to allow for external sports events

Year 7

Term 1: Assessments work, skill stations, gym games, Astroturf small sided games

Term 2: Gymnastics, gym games, rugby

Term 3: Basketball, gym games, football

Term 4: Fitness training, rugby, handball/Frizby football

Term 5: Athletics, Kwik cricket, cricket

Term 6: Sports Day preparation, capture the flag/wide games

Year 8

Term 1: Basketball, rugby

Term 2: Gymnastics, football

Term 3: Circuit training, Uni-hoc/dodgeball

Term 4: Badminton, football

Term 5: Athletics, cricket/short tennis

Term 6: Sports Day preparation, capture the flag/wide games

Year 9

Term 1: Basketball, rugby

Term 2: Gymnastics, football

Term 3: Fitness/circuit training, badminton

Term 4: Badminton, hockey/frizby football

Term 5: Athletics, cricket/short tennis

Term 6: Sports Day preparation, capture the flag/wide games

Year 10

Term 1: Methods of training, hockey

Term 2: Badminton, football

Term 3: Basketball, rugby

Term 4: Fitness tests and training, goal setting, Astroturf games

Term 5: Athletics, cricket

Term 6: Sports Day preparation, wide games

Year 11

Term 1: Theory work, methods of training

Term 2: Personal exercise programmes, individual sports

Term 3: Weight training, assessments

Term 4: Exam preparation, individual sports

Term 5: GCSE Examination

Art

Year 7

Terms 1 and 2: Baseline assessment to include drawing with pencil, paint, collage and clay

Terms 3 and 4: To use clay techniques and make totem poles. To develop ideas in sketchbook

Terms 5 and 6: Impressionism, colour mixing using primary, secondary and complementary colours

Year 8

Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4: Pop Art making a clay tile, using hand shapes. Making a puzzle clay cube

Terms 5 and 6:  William Morris, Arts and Crafts Movement and Gothic Revival using dragons to make repeat patterns using block print. Animal Patterns

Year 9

Terms 1 and 2: Pop Art making a Pop Art poster and research artists. To draw things from their own interests and make a Pop Art picture. To make Pop Art moulds and paint them.

Terms 3 and 4: Day of the Dead. Looking at Mexican Art and skulls. Making puppets and skulls.

Terms 5 and 6: Picasso and his ideas, his use of colour and moods, pupils to choose a colour and make a mood board and use the ideas from it to make a 3D model using recycled objects and Mod roc., also to paint with chosen colour theme.

Year 10

Terms 1 and 2: Pop Art following AQA assessment criteria and drawing Pop Artists and make the connection with their own ideas.

Terms 3 and 4: To make a large and final idea for Pop Art making either a 3D model or a painting/drawing.

Terms 5 and 6: Surrealism and clay work. To research Surrealism and use hands or eyes to make a final idea in clay.

Year 11

Terms 1 and 2: Pop Art following AQA assessment criteria and drawing from Pop Artists and make the connection with their own ideas to make a screen print.

Terms 3 and 4: Exam Question, prepare over 12 weeks a chosen question researching ideas in a sketchbook. To sit a 10 hour exam over 2 days at the end of March.

Terms 5 and 6: Complete any unfinished GCSE Coursework

Food Tech

Year 7

Terms 1 and 2: Health and Safety, Healthy Eating, Using Equipment

Terms 3 and 4: Cake Making, Savoury Alternatives to Sweet

Terms 5 and 6: Soups, Revision of Knife Skills, Breads and Pastry

Year 8

Terms 1 and 2: Health and Safety, Nutritional Content, Christmas Baking

Terms 3 and 4: Nutritional Lunch Options, Hot and Cold Desserts, Frying

Terms 5 and 6: Easy Main Courses, Adaptions, Presentation, Staple Foods, International Cooking

Year 9

Terms 1 and 2: Health and Safety, Foods on the Go, Healthy Eating, Special Occasions, Pastry Baking, Christmas Treats

Terms 3 and 4: Special Diets, Catering for the Needs of Others

Terms 5 and 6: Protein and Staple Foods, Different Cooking Methods, Adaptions, Sweet Options

Year 10

Terms 1 and 2: Introduction to BTEC, Choosing Equipment, Importance of Breakfast, Vegetables, Bread Making

Terms 3 and 4: Carbohydrates, Meat and Vegetable Options, Stir Frying, Fish

Terms 5 and 6: Quick Cooked Meats, BBQ and Grilling, Preparing a Meal, Sweet and Savoury Baking

Year 11

Terms 1 and 2: Completing the BTEC Course, Assessment Day

Terms 3 and 4: Life Skills, Making Fresh Pasta

Terms 5 and 6: Sourcing Recipes, Experimenting

DT

Year 7

Term 1: Key ring and photo holder, Bird feeder

Term 2: Jigsaws, Christmas trees

Term 3: ‘Post-it’ holder

Term 4: Card box

Term 5: ‘Steady hand’ device

Term 6:  Litter picker

Year 8

Term 1: Hanging basket bracket

Term 2: Decorative boxes

Term 3: Birdhouse

Term 4: Desk tidy

Term 5: Moving display

Term 6: Maze game

Year 9

Term 1: Sliding lid box

Term 2: Tower of Hanoi

Term 3: Copper candle holder

Term 4: Clock

Term 5: DVD/CD storage

Term 6: DVD/CD storage

Year 10

Term 1: Entry level project

Term 2: Entry level project

Term 3: Entry level project

Term 4: Entry level project

Term 5: Entry level project

Term 6: GCSE major project introduction

Year 11

Term 1: GCSE major project planning and paperwork

Term 2: GCSE major project practical and paperwork

Term 3: GCSE major project practical and paperwork

Term 4: GCSE major project practical and paperwork

Term 5: GCSE major project practical and paperwork, exam preparation

Term 6: GCSE major project practical and paperwork, exam preparation

ICT

Year 7

Term 1: History of Computers

Term 2: Building a computer

Term 3: Game Design

Term 4: Problem Solving

Term 5: Robotics

Term 6: Text Based Programming

Year 8

Term 1: Algorithms

Term 2: Modelling

Term 3: Creating a Phone App

Term 4: Electricity and Information

Term 5: Networking

Term 6: Python

Year 9

Term 1: Python Adventure

Term 2: Media Editing

Term 3: Web Design

Term 4: Electronics

Term 5: Personal Project

Term 6: Java Script

Year 10

Term 1: Computer Systems and Programming

Term 2: Computer Systems and Programming

Term 3: Practical Investigation

Term 4: Practical Investigation

Term 5: Programming Project

Term 6: Programming Project

Year 11

Term 1: Controlled Assessment

Term 2: Controlled Assessment

Term 3: Controlled Assessment

Term 4: Exam Preparation

Term 5: Exam Assessment

Term 6: Course Completed

ASDAN

Year 10

Students work towards the Bronze Award across a range of Life Skills.

Year 11

Students complete the Bronze Award, and have the opportunity to build up credits towards further awards for the future.