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. End of term Christmas clay work. To design a Christmas card to sell to raise money for school fund.

Terms 3 and 4: To use more than 1 clay technique to design and make totem poles. To create pupils own personal coat of arms using the meaning of their names. To develop ideas in art files. To design and sell a Mother’s Day card for school fund.

Terms 5 and 6: Impressionism, colour - mixing using primary, secondary and complementary colours. Hot colours and cold colours. To design and sell a Father’s Day card for school fund.

Look at patterns in nature and create animal patterns with different materials. To work towards an AQA award

Year 8

 

Terms 1 and 2: Russian Art and Identity. Make a Russian Art poster and research Russian Artists. To draw from personal object and collect objects from the internet. Photograph themselves and objects personal to themselves and create digital art. To place images and drawings into a drawn figure of themselves to make a life size piece of art work. To design a Christmas card to sell to raise money for school fund. To work towards an AQA award

Term 3 and 4 To make animal masks using different materials. To look at famous animal artists and use ideas from their work. To design and sell a Mother’s Day card for school fund. To work towards an AQA award.

Terms 5 and 6:  William Morris, Arts and Crafts Movement and Gothic Revival using dragons to make repeat patterns using block print. To learn to over print and create layers of pattern and colour. To design and sell a Father’s Day card for school fund. To work towards an AQA award

 

Year 9

Terms 1 and 2: Russian Art and Identity. Make a Russian Art poster and research Russian Artists. To draw from personal object and collect objects from the internet. Photograph themselves and objects personal to themselves and create digital art. To place images and drawings into a drawn figure of themselves to make a life size piece of art work. To design a Christmas card to sell to raise money for school fund. To work towards an AQA award

Terms 3 and 4: 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 use Mod roc to cover sculpture. Also to paint with chosen colour theme. To design and sell a Father’s Day card for school fund. To work towards an AQA award

End of term Identity project to use area of interests and options that pupils have chosen for GCSE and focus on Japanese Pop Art. To work towards an AQA award

Year 10

Terms 1, 2 and 3: Russian Art following welsh examining board GCSE assessment criteria and drawing from Russian Artists and make the connection with their own ideas. To develop drawing skills to a higher level. Drawing themselves and personal objects and taking photos of themselves, and put into digital software. To make a painting either using acrylic or oil paints. Or create photography about themselves or combining drawing and photography. Pupils to follow own specialist area of Art and Design, Photography, Graphic Communication or Fine Art.

Terms 4,5 and 6: To research Surrealism and to develop further drawing skills using a wide variety of materials and to use hands or eyes and reflections as a theme. To make either 3D work in clay or digital Art (with drawing).

Also a separate curriculum of Photography can be chosen by pupils. This is where pupils will learn how to take photos of various different subjects and use either the school grounds or visit the local area to engage and take photos. To visit Caterham school to use darkroom facilities to make photograms and use black and white photography.

Term 1 and 2 Basic skills in photography. To visit various sites to take photos of different themes, including landscapes, portraits and still life. Create a Christmas advert, using still images and film.

Term 3 and 4 Surrealism and reflections. To use mirrors, glass, puddles and cars.

Term 5 and 6 Identity, to use own personal objects and add photos taken to a chosen object to create a decoupage.

Year 11

In Year 11 pupils will be following welsh examining board GCSE assessment criteria. Pupils will be studying either Photography, Graphic Communication or Art and Design.

Terms 1 and 2: Japanese Pop Art with Identity and using everyday objects to make studies from. To advance recording skills in a variety of materials and to develop ideas into either a photo or a screen print.

Terms 3 and 4: Exam Question for GCSE welsh board. To choose from 12 statements and to respond to that chosen theme. To prepare over 12 weeks from the chosen question and researching ideas in a sketchbook to show evidence of progress of ideas. To sit a 5 hour mock exam at the beginning of March to prepare ideas for the real exam. To sit a 10 hour exam over 2 days at the beginning of April.

Terms 5: Complete any unfinished GCSE Coursework.

Also a separate curriculum of Photography can be chosen by pupils. This is where pupils will learn how to take photos of various different subjects and use either the school grounds or visit the local area to engage and take photos. To visit Caterham school to use darkroom facilities to make photograms and use black and white photography.

Term 1and 2 Pupils will prepare for pathway entry level Photography with Welsh Board and make a power point presentation and develop ideas for GCSE for those pupils in this group entering Photography GCSE. Pop and Surrealism with Identity.

Term 3 and 4 Pupils will prepare for pathway entry level Photography with Welsh Board and make a power point presentation and develop ideas for GCSE for those pupils in this group entering Photography GCSE.

Term 3 GCSE Photography exam preparation.

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.