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Subject: Art History

Year group Subject content
Year 12 Students studying Art History follow an AS course in year 12 and A2 in year 13 so they have exams at the end of both years and their A2 grade will be based 50% on their achievement at AS. Pupils are studying the OCR Art and Design- Critical and Contextual Studies course. Projects are as follows:Year 12•       Students are guided through Art History compiling an informed and well researched journal on their findings•       Explore artists practical techniques.•       10 Hour timed assessment
Year 13
  • Choose own theme within ‘Public Art’
  • Study various pieces of Public Art, including graffiti and famous buildings.
  • 3000 word essay
  • 15 hour timed assessment.

Subject: Art

Year group Subject content
Year 7 In year 7, 8 and 9 we follow the Mastery Curriculum. Pupils will study four projects per year that help them develop skills in research, developing ideas through experimentation, recording skills and personal responses. We aim to teach projects across each year that allow pupils to use a range of media and disciplines in Art.In year 7 pupils will study:·         I, Me, Mine- Self-portraiture project that includes an introduction to colour mixing and the colour wheel.·         Formal Elements of Art- Learning how to use line, tone, shape, colour and pattern to create artwork with an introduction to 20th Century Art History included.·         Introduction to Perspective- Pupils learn how to use one-point perspective and how to identify forms of perspective in artworks.·         Cultural Printmaking or Clay Project- This project will introduce pupils to Art from another culture and using a new discipline to make their personal response.
Year 8 In year 8 pupils will study:·         Chiaroscuro- Pupils develop shading skills and look at the subject of ‘still life’ in artworks.·         Pop Art- Pupils learn about the Pop Art movement and create an artwork based on a cartoon.·         Perspective Extended- Learning to apply two or three point perspective with an artist link.·         Cultural Printmaking or Clay Project- This project will introduce pupils to Art from another culture and using a new discipline to make their personal response.
Year 9 In year 9 pupils will study:·         Propaganda Art- Pupils study the work of Shepard Fairey and use this to design and paint their own Propaganda poster.·         Artist Study- Pupils will be introduced to an artist chosen by their teacher who they will study in depth and interpret their work to create a final piece.·         Masterworks- Following a trip to the Tate Gallery, for some, pupils choose an artwork to focus this project on. They research the work and create a 2d and 3d personal response.
Year 10 In year 10 and 11 pupils complete the Edexcel GCSE in Art and Design. They complete coursework projects and an exam at the end of year 11. Pupils on this course study:·         Autobiography- A self-portraiture project that allows pupils to develop more accurate drawing and painting skills from observation.·         Natural & Manmade- Pupils create a range of responses based on this theme, learning to use a variety of new media and techniques.·         Dada and Surrealism- This theme introduces pupils to anti-art techniques and mixed media artwork.·         Cubism
Year 11 In year 11 pupils will study:·         Expressionism·         Mock Exam- 5 hour exam with 6-8 weeks preparation time on the previous year’s externally set theme.
Year 12 In year 12 and 13 pupils study the Edexcel A Level in Fine Art. This is a two year linear course with an exam at the end of year 13.In year 12 pupils study two broad projects on Portraiture and Objects. In year 13 pupils choose a theme independently to use as their Personal Investigation. They create a sketchbook and body of work based on this theme and a 1000 word Personal Study.
Year 13

Subject: Home Economics: Child Development

Year group Subject content
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11 Sept – DecPregnancy – This will include:Male and female reproductive  system,ContraceptionStart of a new life and baby support system.Growing foetusThe importance of pre-conceptual care.Sexually transmitted diseasesGenetic s and genetic counselling

Antenatal care

Pain relief

Birth stages of a baby

Postnatal care.

Jan – March

Diet, Health and Care of the child – this will include nutritional and health eating, advertising, labelling and packaging of food, breast feeding, bottle feeding, weaning, as well as feeding the young child. We will also look into food related problems and importance of hygiene

March – June

Research task and Revision Strategies

Year 12
Year 13

Subject: Dance

Year group Subject content
Year 7 Dance in Year 7 and 8 is delivered as part of the PE curriculum and includes the study of three core concepts – choreography, performance and appreciation.
Year 8 Dance in Year 7 and 8 is delivered as part of the PE curriculum and includes the study of three core concepts – choreography, performance and appreciation.
Year 9 Sports Leaders UK – Level 1 Qualification in Dance Leadership (DL1)Students complete a series of practical and written assignments designed to develop and extend their skills in dance and leadership.
Year 10 Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Performing ArtsThis course comprises of three components, of which two are internally assessed and one is marked by an external examiner.  Students are expected to produce written and practical work based upon the study of three dance styles and key practitioners from the performing arts industry.
Year 11 Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Performing Arts: DanceThis course comprises of three units, of which two are internally assessed and one is marked by an external examiner.  Students are expected to produce written and practical work based upon the study of two dance styles and the production of solo and group dances.

Subject: Drama

Year group Subject content
Year 7 At Key Stage 3 students have one hour of Drama per fortnight. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a practical and theoretical foundation for GCSE.In Year 7 students focus on vocabulary and the elements needed to devise and create a performance. Students then further their performance skills, looking at characterisation and role playing by looking at a variety of themes.
Year 8 At Key Stage 3 students have one hour of Drama per fortnight. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a practical and theoretical foundation for GCSE.In Year 8 the students build upon their understanding of the elements within Drama including script work, physical theatre,  devising techniques and abstract theatre.
Year 9 At Key Stage 3 students have one hour of Drama per fortnight. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a practical and theoretical foundation for GCSE.In Year 9 students further their understanding of these elements by being introduced to a range of theatrical practitioners which includes Stanislavsky. They use the practitioners to explore a range of themes and issues.
Year 10 Edexcel GCSE DramaIn year 10 the course gives students the opportunity to work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, generating, developing and communicating ideas. They will reflect on and evaluate their own work and the work of others and develop and demonstrate competence in a range of practical, creative, written and performance skills.In this year they will start work on Component 1 (40%). They will study WW2 Holocaust and create a devised performance. They will complete a portfolio which runs alongside this.During this year they will also start Component 3 (40%). This is the study of one set text (The Crucible) and they will also review theatrical performances.
Year 11 Edexcel GCSE Drama  In Year 11 students will work on Component 2. This is the study of the text Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. This is a fully practical unit and involves a performance of 2 key extracts to a visiting examiner at the end of Year 11.Alongside this, they will also study The Crucible for the written exam paper, & they will also go to see a play which will form their theatre review for their final exam.
Year 12 N/A
Year 13

Subject: Design Tech

Year group Subject content
Year 7 A range of projects covering Graphics, Textiles, Food and Product Design. An over-arching theme of healthy lifestyles runs through all four disciplines. Practical outcomes include a Greetings card, a working kite, a wooden spatula, stir fry and muffins. Systems and control is also investigated as are themes of sustainability and environmental awareness.
Year 8 The four disciplines are developed further, with an increased focus on mathematical and scientific elements. Practical outcomes include;A wooden trinket box, an acrylic clock, a cotton tote bag and Pizza
Year 9 The year is divided into three sections, one per term. The foci are;Woods& Metals, Textiles and Food. Each term will involve a project with a practical outcome which will develop the learners skill set, preparing them for GCSE.
Year 10Year 11 AQA specification Design and Technology. This course covers a wide range of skills and allows the student to focus on their chosen specialism. The course is 50% coursework and 50% exam. A controlled assessment folder is started towards the middle of the year and continues through to year 11.Non-controlled assessment lessons will develop skills and cover theory. This includes looking at designers, sustainable and inclusive design, materials and processes and drawing techniques.Mini- projects help develop understanding and inform the coursework folder.
NCFE certificate in food and cookeryThis qualification is designed for learners who have an interest in food and cookery. This course covers a wide range of skills and offers the opportunity to cook food for a special occasion, with focus on an applied study of the food and cookery occupational area, it offers a breadth and depth of study, incorporating a significant core of knowledge and theoretical content with broad-ranging applicability. It provides opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills. This includes research, practical sessions, menu planning, theory on nutrition and heathy eating and practical cookery sessions
Year 12 N/A
Year 13

Subject: Health and Social Care

Year group Subject content
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11 See Below
Year 12 Unit 3 HEALTH AND SAFETY AND SECURITY  (E)UNIT 13 – SEXUAL HEALTH, REPRODUCTION AND EARLY STAGES OF DEVELOPMENTUNIT 10 – NUTRITION FOR HEALTHUNIT 4 – ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE(EXAM)UNIT 7 – SAFEGUARDING (EXAM)UNIT 14 – THE IMPACT OF LONG TERM PHYSHIOLOGICAL CONDITIONSUNIT 22 – PSYCHOLOGY FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
YEAR 13 UNIT 1 – BUILDING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CAREUNIT 2 – EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND RIGHTS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (E)UNIT 5 – INFECTION CONTROLUNIT 6 – PERSONALISATION AND A PERSON-CENTERED APPROACH TO CARE (E)UNIT 17 – SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS
 

Subject: Health and Social Care  Year 11

Term Topics
Autumn 1September – October Job roles – any corrections to the two first job roles and the completion of the third job role. They will need to research the day in the life, the skills, the care values and the code of conduct for their third job role. They will need to look at referencing their work as well as giving their opinion on the code of conduct and how helpful it is to the people being supported of cared for.Mock paper – exam practice but will be done in two halves over two lessons.
Autumn 2October – December Client Study – focussing on the NHS and the information they need to link this to their own work. Should be a flow chart which identifies their client’s services. The partnerships between all the people who care for the client and how the information goes backwards and forwards between them and how this helps the client. The barriers which affect the client and how this affects how their access to the services.The analysis of the PIES from the needs table to see if those needs have been met and looked at them one by one. The evaluation of the services looking at them one by one.Students who have not completed Job Role 3 will be invited into catch up sessions after school on an individual one-to-one basis.Mock paper – exam practice but will be done in two halves over two lessons.
Spring 1January – February Interlinking: We are going to focus on how to link factors affecting development into a “chain” of at least 4 factors to access the marks above a C grade. We will look at several past paper questions. We are going to look at how different factors which affect people inter-relate to each other to have a bigger effect than they would individually. This work will be largely case study based and the students will complete both peer-assessment and self-assessment of their presentations.Mock paper – exam practice but will be done in two halves over two lessons.
Spring 2February – March Evaluating: Students will look at the structure of the evaluate questions from past papers and look at the examiners mark schemes. They will practice evaluating using case studies. There is almost always an evaluate question in every exam, so students need to be confident when completing these.Mock paper – exam practice but will be done in two halves over two lessons.
Summer 1 Revision strategies and past paper practice: students will have information from mock exam and test analysis to focus their revision in their weakest areas.

 

Subject: History

Year group Subject content
Year 7 Medieval Towns, Voyagers & Explorers, Industrial Revolution, Slavery, Native Americans.
Year 8 WW1, WW2, Civil Rights USA, Holocaust, Dictators, Terrorism.
Year 9 AQA GCSE:America, 1920-73Conflict and Tension, 1918-1939
Year 10 AQA GCSE:Elizabethan EnglandBritain: Health and the People c.1000
Year 11 AQA GCSE Revision of all units.
Year 12 N/A
Year 13

 

Subject: Maths

Year group Subject content
Year 7 We follow a Maths Mastery curriculum focussing on the mastery of core skills such as numerical skills, geometry, fractions, data analysis and problem solving.
Year 8 We follow a Maths Mastery curriculum focussing on the mastery of core skills such as algebra, percentages and 2d and 3d geometry and problem solving.
Year 9 We follow the 9-1 GCSE curriculum both foundation and higher tiers.
Year 10 We continue with the 9-1 GCSE curriculum from year 9.
Year 11 Students currently study towards taking the Edexcel papers 9-1 GCSE papers.
Year 12 Students currently study towards taking the Edexcel papers 9-1 GCSE papers.
Year 13

 

Subject: MFL

Year group Subject content
Year 7 Students start Year 7 with a term of introduction to Spanish and French. We aim engage students in the study of an MFL whilst focusing on skills development. Students are then directed to continue with one of the languages. In January of Year 7, they begin the KS3 course through either Viva (Spanish) or Studio (French) for the language that is selected and they continue to develop the key skills in the content of the topics below.Topics covered:Spanish: Who am I, My free time, My school, My familyFrench: Who am I, My school, My free time, My town
Year 8 In Year 8, students continue with the language which they studied from January of Year 7. They continue with the same course and start to develop their use of vocabulary, additional tenses, opinions and justifications.Topics covered:Spanish: My town, My holidays, Food, My lifeFrench: Technology, Holidays, My identity, My town
Year 9 Students begin their GCSE Edexcel course at the start of Year 9. Topics 1-3 of the course book (Viva or Studio) are covered in this year with an equal focus on the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Year 10 Students continue with their Edexcel GCSE course and study topics 4-6 of their course book (Viva or Studio) and further develop their knowledge of content alongside their language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Year 11 Students complete the course content by finishing topics 7 and 8 of the course book (Viva or Studio). A term of this year is dedicated to revision and final exam preparation. Students will sit their speaking exam internally with their teacher in May and will complete the final 3 exams in listening, reading and writing during the exam series of that year.
Year 12
Year 13

 

Subject: Physical Education

Year 7 Boys: Rugby, Football, Games, Basketball, Fitness, Dance/Gymnastics, Badminton, Athletics, Striking games.Girls: Netball, Hockey, Football, Games, Basketball, Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Striking games.
Year 8 Boys: Rugby, Football, Games, Basketball, Fitness, Badminton, Trampolining, Athletics, Striking games.Girls: Netball, Hockey, Football, Games, Basketball, Gymnastics, Dance, Trampolining, Athletics, Striking games.
Year 9 EdExcel BTEC Sport Level 2Students will study a range of practical sports selected with their class teacher.
Students will be introduced to the theory unit that is a part of the BTEC qualification.
Year 10 EdExcel BTEC Sport Level 2Students will complete two units in Year 10 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise (1 hour online examination) and Practical Sports Performance (coursework unit based on 2 practical sports)
Year 11 EdExcel BTEC Sport Level 2Students will complete two coursework units in Year 11 – Training for Personal Fitness and Leading Sports Activities.
Year 12 EdExcel BTEC Sport Level 3 (Extended Diploma)Students will study 14 units over 2 years.  Of these, 4 units are externally assessed and 10 are based around coursework assignments.
Year 13 EdExcel BTEC Sport & Exercise Science Level 3 (Extended Diploma)Students will study 13 units over 2 years.  Of these, 4 units are externally assessed and 9 are based around coursework assignments.

 

Subject: Photography

Year group Subject content
Year 10 Pupils study the Edexcel GCSE course for Photography. This is the same assessment criteria and marking scheme as Art GCSE simply with photographic outcomes instead. Pupils only study digital media but are given some opportunities to use the dark room in extracurricular activities. Year 9 is a photographic skill based year; getting pupils to learn how a camera functions and how the formal elements of Art translate into Photography, they also learn Photoshop. In year 10 they are taught more experimental photo manipulation and presentation methods. Then, in year 11 they create several larger and more independent projects that lead them towards their exam (this is likely to change once the course is moved back to two years).Year 10 Projects:· Surrealism· Abstraction· Destroy· A Bigger Picture· Narrative
Year 11 Year 11 Projects:·         A Sense of Place·         Distorted Portraits·         Mock Exam·         Externally Set Assignment
Year 12 & 13 In A Level Photography we study the Edexcel Art and Desin- Photography course. It is a 2 year linear A Level. Year 12 is a skills based year. Pupils will begin with a 6 week  ‘Basic Skills Portfolio’ that introduces them to the main skills needed in both film and digital photography.  This is followed by projects on ‘Natural Forms’‘Portraits’ and ‘Horizons’. The year is ended with a 10 hour lesson based mock exam.In year 13 students chose a subject to focus their Personal Investigation on. They begin by writing a 1000 word proposal and then divide their subject into three sub-sections that form the three submissions for year 13. Year 13 ends with an Externally Set Assignment, the paper is released to students on 1st February and they spend the next 10 weeks preparing for their 15 hour exam.

 

Subject: R.E.

Year group Subject content
Year 7 Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism
Year 8 Christianity, Islam, Civil Rights and Sikhism
Year 9 Crime and Punishment, Abortion and Euthanasia, Peace and Conflict(including non-religious, humanist, Christian and Muslim perspectives)
Year 10 AQA (Religious Studies A 8062) – Religion and Life, Muslim and Christian Beliefs, Peace and Conflict, Muslim and Christian Practices, Existence of God and Revelation, Crime and Punishment
Year 11 AQA(Religious Studies A 8062)- Religion and Life, Beliefs and Practices Christian and Muslim, Peace and Conflict,
Year 12 N/AN/A
Year 13

 

Subject: Science

Year group Subject content
Year 7 Biology: Cells, body systems and reproduction
Chemistry: Particles, atoms, reactions, acids and alkalis
Physics: Forces, sound and light
Year 8 Biology: Healthy lifestyles, plants and respiration, adaptation and inheritance
Chemistry: The periodic table, Separation techniques and metals and acids
Physics: Magnets, energy and motion and pressure
Year 9 AQA Trilogy (combined Science) http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464    AQA Biology http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461 , Chemistry http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462      Physics http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463
Year 10 AQA Trilogy (combined Science) http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464    AQA Biology http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461 , Chemistry http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462      Physics http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463
Year 11 AQA Trilogy (combined Science) http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464     AQA Biology http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461 , Chemistry http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462      Physics http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463
Year 12
Year 13

 

Subject: Sociology

Year group Subject content
Year 7 n/a
Year 8 n/a
Year 9 n/a
Year 10 n/a
Year 11 Consolidation of all topics taught in Y9 & Y10, to include: Studying Society, Crime and Deviance, Mass Media, Education, Families and Social Inequality.
Year 12 The Sociology of Education and FamilyCrime and Deviance; Beliefs in Society; Theory and Methods; and the consolidation of Year 12 topics – Education & Family
Year 13

Subject: Travel and Tourism

Year group Subject content
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11 Unit 1 (exam component) Ø  Types of TourismØ  Types of TravelØ  Principles of sub sustainable tourismØ  Benefits of sustainable tourismØ  The importance of the travel and tourism sector to the UK economyØ  EmploymentØ  AccommodationØ  Visitor attractions

Ø  Arts and entertainment

Ø  Tourism development and promotion

Key organisations in the travel and tourism sector

Types of organisation in the travel and tourism sector

The interrelationships between travel and tourism organisations

The role of consumer technology

Unit 5: This will run throughout the year with assignments

Ø  Climatic conditions affecting the appeal of travel and tourism

Ø  The effect of worldwide time

Ø  How entry/exit requirements affect different destinations

Ø  How health issues affect travel and tourism

Ø  Emergency situations that affect travel and tourism

Year 12
Year 13

 

 

Curriculum Plan 2017-2018

Subject Periods Number of groups
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
English 7 7 7 9 8 10 10 10 10 10
Maths 7 7 7 9 8 12 10 10 10 10
Science 6 6 6 8 8 12 10 12 12 12
RE 2 2 2 8 8 8
History 3 3 4 8 8 4/4
Geography 3 3 8 8
PE 4 4 4 6 6 12 12 12 10/2 9/3
Art 2 2 2 8 8 8
Music 2 2 2 8 8 8
Drama 2 2 2 8 8 8
DT 4 4 4 12 12 12
IT 1 1 2 2 8 8 8
Citizenship 1 1 2 8 8 8
French/ Spanish 4 4 5 4/4 4/4 4/4
Option A 6 6 10 10
Option B 6 6 10 10
Option C 6 6 10 10

 

 

 

Subject Exam Board Course Code Linear or Unitised Unit No Unit No
Art & Design Edexcel 1FA0 Linear 1FA0/02
Business Edexcel 2BS01 Unitised 5BS01 5BS03
Catering NCFE L2 Cert in Food & Cookery
Citizenship Edexcel 1CS0 Linear 1CS0/01 1CS0/02
Computing OCR J276 (A, B or C) Linear 01 02
Dance (BTEC) Edexcel/BTEC BGY63 Unitised
Digital Applications (CiDA) Edexcel CiDA L2 Unitised DA201
Drama Edexcel 1DR0 Linear 1DR0/03
English AQA 8700 8700/1 8700/2
English Literature AQA 8702 8702/1 8702/2
Finance Institute of Finance IFS Level 2 Certificate in Financial Education (QCF) Unitised
Geography WJEC Educas A C111QS Linear 01 02
Graphics AQA 4550 Unitised 45501
Health and SC  AQA 4820  Linear 48201
History AQA 8145 Linear 8145/1 8145/2
Home Ec: Child Dvlp AQA 4580 Linear 45801
Maths Edexcel 1MA1 Linear 1MA1/1 1MA1/2, 1MA1/3
Media  AQA  4810  Unitised 48101
Media (L1/2 AWARD) WJEC 9750A1 Unitised 9751/01
MFL – French Edexcel 1FR0 Linear 1FR0/1 1FR0/3, 1FR0/4
MFL – German Edexcel 1GN0 Linear 1GN0/2 1GN0/3, 1GN0/5
MFL – Spanish Edexcel 1SP0 Linear 1SP0/3 1SP0/3, 1SP0/6
Music AQA 8271 Linear 8271/1
PE (BTEC) Edexcel/BTEC BGY67 Unitised 20586E
PE (Sports Science L2) OCR/CNAT J812 Unitised R041
Photography Edexcel 1PY0 Linear 1PY0/02
Product design (D & T) AQA 4555 Unitised 45551
RE AQA 8062 Linear 8062/01 8062/02
Double Science (Trilogy)  AQA  8464 Linear N/A N/A
Biology  AQA  8461 Linear N/A N/A
Chemistry  AQA  8462 Linear N/A N/A
Physics  AQA  8463 Linear N/A N/A
Sociology AQA 4190 Unitised 41901 41902
Textiles (D&T) AQA 4570 Unitised 45701
Travel & Tourism Edexcel/BTEC NXY88 Unitised Unit 1