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Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

Other Cultures: A range of tasks looking at how other cultures have visually recorded and have inspired art.

Graded: Emerging/Developing/Mastering/

Excelling.

Continual assessment.

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

Other Cultures (continued)

Continual assessment.

Specific dated assessment.

bELIEFS AND ETHICS

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

 War, Peace & justice:

  • Is war ever justified?
  • Why do wars start today?
  • What are the consequences of wars

 Not in Term 3

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

 War, Peace & justice:

  • What are Weapons of Mass Destruction?
  • Should we use Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Can terrorism be religious –case studies?

Should we use weapons of Mass Destruction?

   

 

Computer Science

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

3D Computer Animation with Blender  

Ever looked at Pixar films and wondered “how did they do that!”? 

Well wonder no longer. You’ll be learning the basics of 3D animation in this topic. So whilst you might not end up making toy story by the end of this unit, you can still make something fun. 

End of unit assessment 

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

The Computer  

Our computers are very important to us, as they allows us to stay connected with each other. Without them we often feel cut off. If you know how to repair, building or improve your computer through upgrading it can save you a lot of money.  

In this unit you will be learning about the different parts of a computer and see how they work. 

 

Continuous assessment of progress using delivercomputing360.com. 

 

End of unit test. 

Design Technology

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

In DT students will rotate around 4 subject areas and IT during the year. Students spend approximately 7 weeks in each subject area and then move on. Whilst in each of the areas students will learn what a Design brief is and how it applies in different material areas, what user needs are and how to meet them with the design of their product. They will be building on foundation skills learnt in Year 7.

Electronics:
Students will make a portable battery powered fan. The project reinforces soldering technique and introduces students to a wider range of components including motors. Students accurately measure, customise and cut a line bent HIPs casing for their product. Students also explore advanced drawing techniques such as orthographic projection.

Food & Nutrition:
In Year 8 students will be looking at eating a healthy balanced diet and food from a range of different cultures. Students will gain the confidence to cook a main meal and it is our hope that students will be able to repeat the meals we make in school for dinner at home.
Theory: Students look at Food Provenance – where our food comes from, what the function of ingredients are in a recipe and what Fusion food is. They are taught to create their own fusion dishes considering the choice of the ingredients based on maximising nutrition, taste and visual appeal.
The dishes made in Year 8 are Savoury Rice, Fajitas, Spicy Sausage casserole and Lemon Drizzle cake.
Please note that all recipes and cooking dates will be on Edulink, we have also introduced a recipe book which they will be given at the start of their food rotation. Students need to bring a container with a locking lid to take their food home in.

Product Design:
Students in year 8 will produce a phone stand from plywood, developing the skills they would need should they choose to take product design at GCSE. They will learn to mark out accurately, saw using different saws, chisel and finish their phone stands to a high quality outcome. They will also gain an understanding of what a product analysis is and why they are useful to designers, as well as learning about different timber materials including their properties and uses.

Textiles:
Students will be celebrating Food as Art, creating a textile case including a motif of their favourite food, using recycled fabric. They will be challenged to “draw with scissors” and layer fabrics to create an illustrative textile outcome.

In each DT area students will be assessed on and receive a grade for their Design work – during the rotation and at the end as well as their Finished Practical outcome. 

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

In DT students will rotate around 4 subject areas and IT during the year. Students spend approximately 7 weeks in each subject area and then move on. Whilst in each of the areas students will learn what a Design brief is and how it applies in different material areas, what user needs are and how to meet them with the design of their product. They will be building on foundation skills learnt in Year 7.

Electronics:
Students will make a portable battery powered fan. The project reinforces soldering technique and introduces students to a wider range of components including motors. Students accurately measure, customise and cut a line bent HIPs casing for their product. Students also explore advanced drawing techniques such as orthographic projection.

Food & Nutrition:
In Year 8 students will be looking at eating a healthy balanced diet and food from a range of different cultures. Students will gain the confidence to cook a main meal and it is our hope that students will be able to repeat the meals we make in school for dinner at home.
Theory: Students look at Food Provenance – where our food comes from, what the function of ingredients are in a recipe and what Fusion food is. They are taught to create their own fusion dishes considering the choice of the ingredients based on maximising nutrition, taste and visual appeal.
The dishes made in Year 8 are Savoury Rice, Fajitas, Spicy Sausage casserole and Lemon Drizzle cake.
Please note that all recipes and cooking dates will be on Edulink, we have also introduced a recipe book which they will be given at the start of their food rotation. Students need to bring a container with a locking lid to take their food home in.

Product Design:
Students in year 8 will produce a phone stand from plywood, developing the skills they would need should they choose to take product design at GCSE. They will learn to mark out accurately, saw using different saws, chisel and finish their phone stands to a high quality outcome. They will also gain an understanding of what a product analysis is and why they are useful to designers, as well as learning about different timber materials including their properties and uses.

Textiles:
Students will be celebrating Food as Art, creating a textile case including a motif of their favourite food, using recycled fabric. They will be challenged to “draw with scissors” and layer fabrics to create an illustrative textile outcome.

In each DT area students will be assessed on and receive a grade for their Design work – during the rotation and at the end as well as their Finished Practical outcome. 

Drama

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

  Verbatim Theatre

  • Explore a range of real-life experiences from a range of time periods and cultures
  • Develop ability to use other people’s words as script work in order to create engaging and meaningful performance

Students will be assessed in the following ways: 

  • Mid unit assessment, focusing on a range of acting skills and techniques.
  • End of Unit assessment – focusing on a range of skills and developing target areas from previous assessment
  • Verbal teacher feedback will be provided each lesson to support and guide pupils with practical work.
  • Each lesson will consist of a range of opportunities for self and peer assessment to track progress across a variety of skills

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

  Theatre in Education – Chicken

  • Develop use of text in performance
  • Explore series of real-life events through medium of theatre
  • Rehearsing and creating devised performances
  • Exploring the idea of empathy with characters

Students will be assessed in the following ways: 

  • Mid unit assessment, focusing on a range of acting skills and techniques.
  • End of Unit assessment – focusing on a range of skills and developing target areas from previous assessment
  • Verbal teacher feedback will be provided each lesson to support and guide pupils with practical work.
  • Each lesson will consist of a range of opportunities for self and peer assessment to track progress across a variety of skills

English Language & Media

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

Journey’s End: study of play set in WW1, with creative writing responses

Alien Invasion: non-fiction writing, based around an alien invasion theme

Creative writing inspired by the text, Journey’s End

 

Persuasive speeches

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

Mortal Engines, Phillip Reeve (please note: students will need to buy a copy of this text). Analysis of writer’s methods (ie. Language analysis) 

Romeo and Juliet: speaking and listening responses to Shakespeare’s play

Analysis of writer’s methods (ie. Language analysis) 

Romeo and Juliet: speaking and listening responses to Shakespeare’s play

English Literature 

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

Journey’s End: study of play set in WW1, with creative writing responses

Creative writing inspired by the text, Journey’s End

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

Journey’s End: study of play set in WW1, with creative writing responses

Creative writing inspired by the text, Journey’s End

Literacy

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

Library lessons: 

Take place once per fortnight and are lessons with a reading-focus to improve students’ literacy. 

Students follow the Accelerate Reader course, from which they select from a range of texts appropriate to their reading age, and their progress is tracked. 

Students are expected to always have an appropriate reading book in their bags as part of their school equipment. 

Key skills: reading comprehension; vocabulary range.

Library lessons:

Accelerated Reader online quizzes – every half term a sat during library lessons.

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

Library lessons: 

See above.

Library lessons:

Accelerated Reader online quizzes – every half term a sat during library lessons.

Geography

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

 Population

  • Where do people live and why?
  • Census
  • Migration
  • Migration place study

Population- reasons for location

Migration question.

Curriculum Information Term 4

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  Africa

  • Location
  • Physical characteristics
  • Human characteristics

Mid-unit assessment-

People and environment knowledge based assessment

German

Curriculum Information Term 3

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 Media

Translation into English PA

Writing a paragraph n German TA

Curriculum Information Term 4

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 Food

Listening PA

TA photo card speaking

Humanities

Curriculum Information Term 3

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Causes of World War 1- long and short term

Propaganda and recruitment for WW1

Weapons and technology

Famous Battles of WW1

Life in the Trenches

War at Sea and air (inc Red Baron)

Treaty of Versailles

 What caused WW1?

Curriculum Information Term 4

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Democracy & Dictatorship across the world

Rise of the Nazis

Life in Nazi Germany  - investigation into Terror and Propaganda

Youth in Nazi Germany

Women in Nazi Germany

Holocaust

How did life change for different groups living in Nazi Germany?

Life Skills

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

RSE - Consent, Sexting, Contraception.

Dangers of Pornography & Image Sharing.

Body Image, Domestic Conflict.

Running away from home.

STI’s, Sexual Health.

Religious Discrimination.

There is no formal Assessment in Life Skills.

 

Work in Life Skills Booklets is monitored and checked for progress.

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

Your Future and Careers – Entrepreneurs, Enterprise and Workplace Skills, Vocational Qualities

Positive Relationships.

Extreme Groups, Radicalisation.

There is no formal Assessment in Life Skills.

 

Work in Life Skills Booklets is monitored and checked for progress.

Mathematics

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

Brackets, equations and inequalities – forming expressions, expanding brackets and factorising, solving equations with brackets, solving simple linear inequalities; solving equations and inequalities with unknowns on both sides; identify and use formulae, expressions, identities and equations

Sequences – generate sequences from a rule in words and algebraically; find the nth term of a linear sequence

Indices – collecting like terms involving indices; simplifying expressions with indices by multiplying and dividing; powers of powers

 

Curriculum Information Term 4

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  Fractions and percentages – convert between fractions, decimals and percentages; find fractions, decimals and percentages of an amount; percentage increase and decrease using multipliers; expressing one amount as a percentage of another; calculating percentage change; reverse percentages

Standard index form – working with numbers above 1 and between 0 and 1 in standard form; add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers in standard form; negative and fractional powers

One hour assessment covering data, probability, equations and inequalities, sequences, indices

Music

Curriculum Information Term 3

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 Film Music

Band Skills 2 – The Blues. 12 bar blues, basslines, vocal work

 Film Music Composition work

Ensemble Performance Assessment

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

 Band Skills – The Blues. 12 bar blues, basslines, vocal work

 Ensemble Performance Assessment

PE

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Click on this link to view full details of the PE curriculum and assessment information  
   

Science

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

Teacher 1 

Electromagnets 2 

  • Forces and Fields 
  • Magnets 
  • Electromagnets 
  • Uses of electromagnets 
  • Investigation 

 

Teacher 2 

Ecosystems 2 

  • Aerobic respiration 
  • Sport 
  • Anaerobic respiration 
  • Fermentation 
  • Photosynthesis 
  • Leaves 
  • Transpiration 
  • Healthy growth 
  • Investigation 

Assessment on first 4 topics form terms 1 and 2 

 

Quick check – end of topic test 

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

Teacher 1 

Reactions 2 

  • Exothermic reactions 
  • Endothermic reactions 
  • Catalysts 
  • Combustion 
  • Fuels 
  • Thermal decomposition 
  • Conservation of mass 

Teacher 2 

Energy 2 

  • Do0ing work 
  • Thermal energy 
  • Heating 
  • Conduction, convection and radiation 
  • Conduction and insulation 

Assessment on first 8 topics in year 8 and any from year 7. 

Quick check – end of topic test 

Quick check – end of topic test 

Spanish

Curriculum Information Term 3

Assessment information Term 3

Por fin de vacaciones – Holidays!

Unit 2 – Students will learn to talk about holidays and travel. We will cover location, accommodation, travel, activities.

 

This term we will have the opportunity to learn about tourism in Hispanic countries, the perfect aid to future family holiday planning!

Assessment 1 – Short paragraph in Spanish about holidays.

 

 

Assessment 2 – End of unit assessment focussing on listening and reading skills.

Curriculum Information Term 4

Assessment information Term 4

 Aquí mando yo – This module focusses on TV, film and social media interests. Students will learn to better express themselves in a foreign language.

Studying up to date interests will give us a chance to compare cultures and traditions to our own.

Assessment 1 – Translation – English to Spanish