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KS3 Curriculum Overview

Year 7 Curriculum Overview

English Language The Quest: Structuring and writing an adventure story.
Features of narrative writing, exploration of structure, exploration of character, exploration of craft, planning and redrafting, story production
English Literature Poetry Alive: Writing of own narrative poetry, using methods and form previously studied.
Poetic techniques, analysis of ideas, themes and structure. Writing of poetry and redrafting. Performance of poetry.
Mathematics STATISTICS-Experimental Probability, ALGEBRA-Rules of Indices, GEOMETRY-Volume and S/A of Cuboids STATISTICS-Frequency
Diagrams and Polygons ALGEBRA-Solving Linear Equations (Unknowns on both sides) Factorising Single Bracket
Geography How does water shape the UK?
How has climate influenced what flora and fauna thrive at a particular location?
How has climate has influenced where people decide to settle?
Reasons for UK settlement locations historic and present. Development rates and inequality – focussing on Grimsby, Hull and London. Problems caused by inequality in UK Settlements.
History Were Medieval People really stupid and superstitious?
Can Eleanor of Aquitaine be considered Britain’s first female ruler?
The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509, the Norman Conquest, the struggle between Church and crown, Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament
ICT Computing Fundamentals
Understanding binary and denary and decoding tasks from binary and denary
Music How is the voice used to communicate, both inside and outside of music?
How can individual expression be used when singing?
A study of the voice, how it works and how sound is created. Learning about primal sounds, primitive forms of communication.
Developing ensemble skills and singing skills
Science Body Systems – How do systems work together? How do metals and non-metals combine to form compounds?
Understanding body systems and how they are connected together.
Understanding what occurs during chemical reactions.
Modern Foreign Language Developing vocabulary in relation to family members, ages, pets and colours.
Using these topics to develop understanding of present tense, possessive adjectives and adjective agreement.
Design & Technology Textiles - Introduction to textiles Cultural Panel Project
Understanding how to create decorative textiles techniques to explore how to generate a design idea.
Food Technology – Introduction to food technology
Developing core cooking skills, understanding speciality diets.
Technology – Introduction to technology Cultural Picture Frame Project
Understanding culture and generating a range of design ideas.
Art Purposeful Product Design
Learning, understanding and applying the elements of art to create purposeful images/products.
Looking at a world of images from Matisse to Max to Murakami. At the end of the project students will create a clay thumb pot.
Religious Education Inspirational figures
In-depth exploration of key figured throughout history who have made a considerable impact based upon their faith or worldview.

Year 8 Curriculum Overview

English Language Exploring Other Cultures.
The study of modern non-fiction texts promoting different cultures, values and traditions, to support the progression of analytical skills and writing skills.
English Literature War Poetry: Anthology of Poems
Poetic techniques, analysis of ideas, themes and structure. Writing of poetry and redrafting. Performance of poetry.
Mathematics NUMBER Standard form STATISTICS Experimental Probability ALGEBRA Rules of Indices GEOMETRY Volume and S/A of Cuboids
Geography How are the people of Europe ‘Prisoners of Geography'? Does sustainable tourism ever truly exist?
Climate change and additional challenges for Spain, Iceland and the UK.
History What was the Industrial revolution and how did it bring about social change in Britain?
Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901, Britain as the first industrial nation – the impact on society, party politics, extension of the franchise and social reform.
ICT Introduction to Python
Developing an understanding of Algorithms, Syntaxes and bug trouble shooting.
Music What transitional keyboard skills can be passed to ukulele technique?
How do different chord progressions affect the mood of a piece of music?
Throughout the topic, students will learn a range of chords and practice the smooth transition between each chord and also investigate the skills needed to fingerpick a melody.
Science Adaption and Inheritance – How do organisms evolve?
How are chemicals separated and tested for purity ?
Modern Foreign Language FRENCH—Developing vocabulary in relation to location, home, chores and daily routine.
Using these topics to develop understanding of present tense and reflexive verbs and use of opinions and the time.
SPANISH— Developing vocabulary in relation to town and local area
Using these topics to develop understanding of past, present and future tense and imperatives for directions.
Design & Technology Textiles ‘Artist bag project’
Study of local artists to develop skills in the design process to make a bag made from sustainable materials.
Food Technology Cultural Cuisine Project
Understanding foods from a range of cultures and continue to develop food safety and hygiene practices.
Technology ‘Automata Toy Project’
Understanding how motion is created using CAMs and introduction to Automata project.
Art Who Am I?
Revisiting the Visual elements of line, form, tone, texture and colour to create a personalised portrait based upon artists styles. Investigating different types of portraits to different effects and the self within this
Religious Education Judaism – Beliefs and Practices
Unpicking the core beliefs linked to Judaism and how these have impacted history and continue to impact the lives of Jewish believers and British society.

Year 9 Curriculum Overview

English Language What it is to be Human?
Development of summary and comparative skills, exploration of writers’ crafts in non-fiction texts
English Literature Shakespeare
Study of a Shakespeare play, either The Tempest or A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Students to explore plot development, presentation of character and key themes through the study of the chosen play.
Mathematics NUMBER: Percentages STATISTICS: Frequency Tables, Similarity and congruence ALGEBRA: Straight line graphs, midpoints, perpendicular, parallel, Finding the equation of a line GEOMETRY :Trigonometry
Geography Why do nations respond differently to the violence of our planet?
Can natural disasters only be effectively managed by HICs?
A comparison of the response to natural hazards by different countries.
History Were people in Germany victims of coercion or did they Consent to Nazi rule?
Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day, the inter-war years, the Great Depression and the rise of dictators in the lead up to WWII.
ICT Computing
To further develop understanding of wired and wireless networks continuing to expand on knowledge of network hardware, binary, denary and sorting algorithms.
Music How can genres for different sound worlds be combined to make a cohesive composition?
What compositional devices can be used to make a piece sound exciting?
Students will create a composition using software to input loops and samples to juxtapose musical forms and genres. Genres to be revisited include Afrobeat and Jazz Fusion having been previously studied in Year 7 & 8.
Science How do the waves compare in Light and Sound? What is the evidence for climate change? How do we get potable water? Keeping Healthy - How do we keep our body healthy?
Modern Foreign Language Developing vocabulary in relation to jobs, careers choices and future intentions.
Using these topics to develop understanding of the future and conditional tenses, justified opinions, modifiers and adjective agreements.
Design & Technology Textiles - Festival Hat Project
Further developing skills associated with the design cycle.
Food Technology – Street Food Project
Research street food, how is this different around the world? Design a menu.
Technology – Pencil Box Project.
Understanding materials and origins. Begin to develop accuracy and tolerance creating a range of wood joints.
Art Save Our Seas
Recapping the Visual Elements by creating a collective clay message (coil pot) inspired by the textures and forms of sea creatures and artists.
Religious Education Religion, Peace and Conflict
Understanding the various religious and non-religious attitudes towards peace and conflict with use of real life examples such as the war in Ukraine.