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Curriculum Information Term 1

Assessment information Term 1

Drawing assessment task

Introduction to and completion of a range of practical workshops.

Graded: Emerging/Developing/Mastering/
Excelling.

Continual assessment.
Specific dated assessment.

Curriculum Information Term  2

Assessment information Term 2

Continuation of a range of Practical workshops.

Continual assessment.

Computer Science

Curriculum Information Term 1

Assessment information Term 1

Databases
Databases are used by everyone and have transformed our lives. Technically, the Internet is a massive database which can be used to look things up.

Example uses of databases are:-

- Schools use databases for registers.

- Police use databases to store criminal data.

- Websites use databases to store account details.

You will be learning how to create and use a database to solve problems.

Continuous assessment of progress using delivercomputing360.com.

End of unit test.

Curriculum Information Term  2

Assessment information Term 2

Binary
There are 10 types of people in the world. Those that understand binary and those that don’t.

By the end of this unit you hopefully will understand this Joke 😊

Continuous assessment of progress using delivercomputing360.com.

End of unit test.

Drama

Curriculum Information Term 1 and 2

Assessment information Term 1 and 2

Theatre Around the World
 

  • Develop knowledge and understand of various styles of theatre and how this connects with (and impacts) different cultures
  • Students will explore: French mime, Chinese, Ancient Greek Theatre and many more.
  • Continue to build on a variety of vocal and physical skills in order to create multi-dimensional characters within different theatrical styles

Mid Unit Assessment:

A short performance focused on one style of theatre.

End of Unit Assessment:

A longer performance, focusing on a blend of different performance styles.

Each assessment will focus on a specific range of vocal skills, physical skills and performance techniques.

Design Technology

Curriculum Information Term 1

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In Year 9  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 the skills from Years 7 and 8


Electronics:
Students will make a speaker that can connect to a range of different items and amplify sound. Students use advanced soldering techniques to populate PCBs (printed circuit boards). Students make a laser cut box to house the speaker circuit and customise the casing using CAD.

Food & Nutrition:
In Year 9 students will learn about the value of Food choice and how it affects our energy levels. We revisit the Eatwell Guide and students are introduced to the 8 Tips for Healthy Eating. They will consider the factors that affect the number of calories we need and which types of foods are more energy dense. They will be looking at whole foods verses processed foods and considering the affects they have on our body in the long term. We look at the nutrients that different coloured fruit and vegetables give to us and how we can get the balance right in the Food choices that we make.
In the practical Year 9 will be making Plant-based recipes
Please note that all recipes and cooking dates will be on Edulink, we have also introduced a recipe book that they will be given at the start of their rotation. Students need to bring a container with a locking lid to take their food home in.

Product Design:
Students will learn about mechanisms in year 9, learning about linkages, cranks and sliders and cam systems, understanding what they do, how they work and what they are used for. This knowledge is then built on as they design and make a mechanical toy using a cam and follower system. Students will design a themed toy and select the most appropriate cam to provide the movement. This knowledge is aimed at addressing areas of the GCSE specification in preparation for if students opt to take a design and technology subject in year 10.

Textiles:
Students will be making a small drawstring bag Day of the Dead feature decorating the surface. They will look at key symbols and motifs found within the festival, using them as inspiration to design their own unique feature using layered stitched fabrics and drawing with the sewing machine.

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  2

Assessment information Term 2

In Year 9  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 the skills from Years 7 and 8

Electronics:
Students will make a speaker that can connect to a range of different items and amplify sound. Students use advanced soldering techniques to populate PCBs (printed circuit boards). Students make a laser cut box to house the speaker circuit and customise the casing using CAD.

Food & Nutrition:
In Year 9 students will learn about the value of Food choice and how it affects our energy levels. We revisit the Eatwell Guide and students are introduced to the 8 Tips for Healthy Eating. They will consider the factors that affect the number of calories we need and which types of foods are more energy dense. They will be looking at whole foods verses processed foods and considering the affects they have on our body in the long term. We look at the nutrients that different coloured fruit and vegetables give to us and how we can get the balance right in the Food choices that we make.
In the practical Year 9 will be making Plant-based recipes
Please note that all recipes and cooking dates will be on Edulink, we have also introduced a recipe book that they will be given at the start of their rotation. Students need to bring a container with a locking lid to take their food home in.

Product Design:
Students will learn about mechanisms in year 9, learning about linkages, cranks and sliders and cam systems, understanding what they do, how they work and what they are used for. This knowledge is then built on as they design and make a mechanical toy using a cam and follower system. Students will design a themed toy and select the most appropriate cam to provide the movement. This knowledge is aimed at addressing areas of the GCSE specification in preparation for if students opt to take a design and technology subject in year 10.

Textiles:
Students will be making a small drawstring bag Day of the Dead feature decorating the surface. They will look at key symbols and motifs found within the festival, using them as inspiration to design their own unique feature using layered stitched fabrics and drawing with the sewing machine.

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. 
   

English Literature

Curriculum Information Term 1

Assessment information Term 1

English unit: The Hate U Give (Part 1)

Students read an entire novel: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Students explore how social and historical context can influence writers when producing texts, and readers when receiving them.

Key skills: using references from a text to support your ideas; embedding quotations; explore patterns and themes across texts; make inferences about texts; explore the writer’s purpose and its effect on the reader; explore the context in which a text is written and received.

English unit: The Hate U Give 

Formative assessment: reading

Weekly homework on vocabulary and reading comprehension

Curriculum Information Term  2

Assessment information Term 2

English unit: The Hate U Give (Part 2)

Students read an entire novel: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Students explore how social and historical context can influence writers when producing texts, and readers when receiving them.

Key skills: using references from a text to support your ideas; embedding quotations; explore patterns and themes across texts; make inferences about texts; explore the writer’s purpose and its effect on the reader; explore the context in which a text is written and received.

English unit: The Hate U Give Part 2

Summative assessment: reading 

Weekly homework on vocabulary and reading comprehension.

English Language & Media

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Media unit: The British Press (Part 1)

Students explore broadsheet and tabloid media reporting and learn how to become critical readers.

Key skills: persuasive writing techniques; structuring non-fiction writing; understand purpose and audience; secure control of word choice; secure control of punctuation.

Media unit: The British Press

Formative assessment: writing

Curriculum Information Term  2

Assessment information Term 2

Media unit: The British Press (Part 2)

Students explore broadsheet and tabloid media reporting and learn how to become critical readers.

Key skills: persuasive writing techniques; structuring non-fiction writing; understand purpose and audience; secure control of word choice; secure control of punctuation.

Media unit: The British Press

Summative assessment: writing

Geography

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  • Contemporary geography issues 
  • Wild fires
  • Global fashion
  • Migration- Mexico to USA

Assessment to reflect students ability to assess and evaluate current global issue- Extended writing at the end of each issue investigation. 

Curriculum Information Term  2

Assessment information Term 2

  • Tourism Decision making exercise
  • Tourism lifecycle- Benidorm
  • Impact of tourism in Bali
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Eco tourism

Sustainable/eco-tourism Question

GCSE exam style decision making exercise 

german

Curriculum Information Term 1

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Family and Friends

  • Describing family members (age, name, character, description)
  • Using past and future tenses to say what freetime activities you do with your family
  • Talking about relationships with your family and what you do with them at weekends
  • Writing task into German

Curriculum Information Term  2

Assessment information Term 2

House and Home

  • Talking about the area you live in
  • Revising the names of countries and nationalities
  • Describing types of houses
  • Be able to describe you house and rooms within it
  • Listening and Reading test

History

Curriculum Information Term 1

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Turning points of WW2

  • Retrieval – causes of WW2
  • The battle of Dunkirk
  • Pearl Harbour
  • D-Day

Write an account of the consequences of Pearl Harbour

Curriculum Information Term  2

Assessment information Term 2

The Cold War

  • Causes of the Cold War (ideologies)
  • Berlin Airlift
  • Cuban Revolution
  • The Vietnam War (causes, events and resolution)

Explain the significance of tactics used during the Vietnam War

maths

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Foundation

  • Number – place value, order of operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, negative numbers
  • Geometry and measures – systems of measurement, conversion factors, scale drawings, nets, isometric drawing
  • Statistical – Frequency tables, statistical diagrams, line graphs, averages
     

Higher

  • Number – Multiplication and division with decimals, rounding and estimating, properties of numbers, prime factors, LCM and HCF, negative numbers, order of operations
  • Number – calculations with fractions, increasing and decreasing by percentages, expressing one number as a percentage of another
  • Statistics -  statistical diagrams, averages, scatter diagrams

Foundation
Non-Calculator test on Number to include:

  • Place value
  • Ordering numbers
  • BIDMAS
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Negative numbers
  • Multiplication with decimal numbers

Higher
Non-Calculator test on Number to include:

  • Multiplication with decimals
  • Division with decimals
  • Rounding
  • Estimation
  • Multiples, factors, powers and roots
  • Prime factors
  • LCM and HCF
  • Negative numbers
  • BIDMAS

Curriculum Information Term  2

Assessment information Term 2

Foundation

  • Geometry and measures – angle facts, triangles, angles in polygons, angles in parallel lines, special quadrilaterals, bearings
  • Number – Multiples, factors, prime numbers, prime factors, LCM and HCF, square numbers and square roots, using a calculator efficiently
    Higher
  • Number and sequences – number sequences, nth term, special sequences, quadratic sequences
Ratio and proportion – sharing in ratios, direct proportion, best buys, compound measures, compound interest, reverse percentages
 

Music

Curriculum Information Term 1

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Hamilton 

  • Introduction to Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre and Rap.
  • Chord inversions
  • Musical textures and how they are used to convey a storyline in a piece of musical theatre.
  • The musical features of hip-hop and rap.

Assessment of group performance of Alexander Hamilton.

Pupils will compose a piece of hip-hop music and will be assessed on the outcome.

Curriculum Information Term  2

Assessment information Term 2

Band Skills Unit

  • Recapping simple time signatures
  • Learning about more complex time signatures (compound time)
  • Extending understanding of playing techniques and chords on guitar, keyboard, drums, ukulele and vocals.

Rhythm Notation and Time Signatures assessment

Performance assessment of band skills performance piece.

PE

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Science (Combined Science)

Curriculum Information Term 1

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BIOLOGY  (3 lessons)
B1 – Introduction to Biology

  • Cells
  • Microscopy
  • Specialisation and Differentiation
  • Chromosomes

SCIENCE (5 lessons)
P4 – Atomic Structure

  • Development of the model of the atom
  • Structure of the atom
  • Isotopes
  • Radioactive decay and types of radiation
  • Nuclear equations
  • Half life and activity
  • Contamination and irradiation
  • Uses of radioactive isotopes

C9 – Chemistry of the Atmosphere

  • Earth’s early atmosphere
  • How oxygen increased
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Human influence
  • Global climate change
  • Carbon footprint
  • Pollution

All students will be set TWO Educake homeworks per fortnight.  One for Biology and one for the Chemistry/Physics lessons (code SC on timetable).
These are always set on a Monday of week one and will be due in on the Sunday of week 2.

Assessment on the whole of KS3 topics (year 7 and 8)




Extended response exam practice






Extended response exam practice

Curriculum Information Term  2

Assessment information Term 2

BIOLOGY (3 lessons)
B1 continued

  • Mitosis
  • Stem cells
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Active transport

SCIENCE (5 lessons)
P2 Electricity

  • Circuit diagrams
  • Electrical charge and current
  • Current, resistance and potential difference
  • Resistors
  • Series and parallel circuits
  • Direct and Alternating Potential difference
  • Mains Electricity
  • Energy transfers in everyday appliances
  • Electrical power
  • The National Grid

Extended response exam practice














Extended response exam practice

Spanish

Curriculum Information Term 1

Assessment information Term 1

Yo y mi mundo – My world and I

This term we are revisiting  the topic of family and lifestyle and applying previously learnt language to new situations. We will discuss daily routine and family relations.

This term is an opportunity to revise key vocabulary - time, family members, tenses, to name a few. We will be applying this language in GCSE style questions in preparation for next year.

Assessment 1 – speaking assessment  - prepared in class – homework to learn.

Curriculum Information Term  2

Assessment information Term 2

La technología!

This term will use the theme of technology to reinforce tenses within Spanish. We will discuss the changes in technology over time and encompass the past, present, future and conditional tenses.

The materials used in this module provide an opportunity focus on ‘realia’ and apply language to real life situations.