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Art

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

  • Myself: portrait proportions
  • Myself: Colour mixing
  • Landscape

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

  • Cultures: animals
  • Cultures: patterns
  • Drawing project: Shoes

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

  • Natural Form.
  • Focus on drawing and development of technical skills and use of media.
  • Connection of artists and development of ideas coming to together to produce a final outcome.

Year 10 & 11

The topics to be covered are:

  • Circus
  • Still Life
  • Still Life: independent project
  • Portfolio
  • Mock Examination preparation
  • Revision and Final Examination preparation

 

Specification link:

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/art-and-design/specifications/AQA-ART-GCSE-SP-2016.PDF

Business Studies

Year 9

Our learners will be undertaking a BTEC in Business Studies

The topics to be covered are:

  • Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World
    • 1A Know how trends and the current business environment may impact on a business
    • 1B Know how trends and the current business environment may impact on a business
  • Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World
    • 1C Present a business model for a business start-up
  • Unit 3: Promoting a Brand
    • 3A Explore the use of branding and the promotional mix in business

Year 10

Our learners will be undertaking GCSE Business Studies

The topics to be covered are:

Theme 1: Investigating small business

Theme 2: Building a business

Year 11

Our learners will be undertaking GCSE Business Studies

The topics to be covered are:

  • Unit 1 Introduction to Small Business
  • Unit 2 Investigating Small Business
  • Unit 3 Building a Business

 

Specification links:

For Y10: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2017.html

For Y11: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2009.html

Citizenship

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

  • Active Citizenship
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Community
  • Democracy
  • Safer borrowing and lending
  • Conflict
  • The citizens right to privacy
  • Careers
  • Children and Work
  • Workers’ rights
  • Human rights
  • Crime and the law
  • Careers in the police force
  • Crime and the Youth Justice System
  • Crime and Punishment

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

  • Careers
  • Budgeting
  • The job applications process
  • How do I choose my options?
  • Britain – a diverse society?
  • What are our identities?
  • What being British means
  • British Commonwealth
  • The EU and the UK
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Ways to encourage respect
  • Media
  • The Monarchy – Should we have one?
  • Globalisation

Year 9

GCSE 9-1 Citizenship Studies – J270

Section 1: Rights, responsibilities and the legal system in England and Wales.

Rights and Responsibilities

  • moral and legal rights and responsibilities
  • human right
  • political rights
  • rights of representation
  • duties, equalities
  • freedoms
  • the rule of law
  • criminal responsibility
  • trade union / employee association balancing rights

The Law

  • rule
  • law
  • criminal and civil law
  • common law
  • legislation
  • judge-made law (precedent)
  • fairness
  • justice
  • presumption of innocence
  • equality before the law
  • legal jurisdiction.

The legal system (England and Wales)

  • legal representative
  • tribunal
  • juror
  • judge
  • sanction
  • retribution
  • reform

Year 10

Section 2: Democracy and Government

Democracy, elections and voting in the UK

  • free elections
  • secret ballot,.
  • inclusive franchise
  • pluralism
  • candidate
  • political party
  • party policy
  • manifesto
  • classical democracy
  • representative democracy
  • fixed term parliament
  • constituency
  • rule of law
  • personal freedom
  • tolerance
  • respect for diversity
  • equal opportunity
  • first-past-the-post election
  • proportional representation

National, local, regional and devolved government

  • coalition government
  • assembly
  • devolution

British constitution

  • executive
  • legislature
  • judiciary
  • parliament
  • government
  • accountability
  • oversight
  • scrutiny
  • parliamentary select committee
  • bicameral parliament
  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords
  • Prime Minister
  • cabinet
  • ministers
  • official Opposition
  • Monarch
  • Commons
  • Speaker
  • party whip
  • Black Rod
  • uncodified constitution
  • civil service
  • department
  • ministry
  • agency
  • bill
  • act
  • code of ethics
  • police commissioner
  • sovereign
  • parliamentary sovereignty

The economy, finance and money

  • taxation
  • direct/indirect taxation
  • public expenditure
  • economic growth
  • administrative efficiency
  • benefits
  • welfare
  • local authority budgeting

The role of the media and free press

  • free press/media freedom
  • public interest
  • media regulation
  • censorship
  • social media
  • privacy

Citizenship participation in the UK

  • advocacy
  • petition
  • lobbying
  • volunteering
  • interest groups
  • pressure groups
  • voluntary groups
  • National Citizen Service
  • social media
  • e-petition
  • digital democracy
  • public life

Politics beyond the UK

  • democracy
  • pluralism
  • authoritarian regime
  • political participation
  • political culture
  • civil liberties

Year 11

Section 3: The UK and the Wider World

Identities and diversity in UK society

  • British citizenship
  • sense of identity
  • multiple identities
  • migration
  • immigration
  • emigration
  • economic reasons for migration
  • political reasons for migration
  • asylum
  • community cohesion

The UK and its relations with the wider world

  • international organisation
  • United Nations
  • the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
  • European Union
  • Council of Europe
  • World Trade Organisation
  • mediation
  • sanction
  • intervention
  • non-governmental organisation
  • International Humanitarian Law

 

Specification links:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-citizenship-studies-j270-from-2016/

Design and Technology

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

  • Health & Safety Poster
  • Electronic Game
  • Getting started in Food Tech.
  • Equipment in Food Tech
  • Ball-bearing Game
  • Designing for Yourself Food Project
  • Graphics
  • Scales Project
  • Product Analysis

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

  • Security Alarm
  • Healthy Eating
  • Food for Specific Needs
  • Food for Vegetarians
  • Animated Pictures
  • Structures
  • Designing Food for a Client
  • Computer Aided Design (3D)
  • Personal Logo
  • Computer Graphics (2D)

Year 9

Design and Technology offers numerous optional courses at KS4.

In Product Design, the topics to be covered are:

  • Charity Shop
  • Money Box
  • Graphics
  • Projectile Launcher
  • Packaging
  • Computer Graphics (2D)
  • Colour

All projects have their own work booklet and support materials which guide students through the work.

Year 10

Design and Technology offers numerous optional courses at KS4.

In Product Design, the topics to be covered are:

  • Ergonomics and Anthropometrics
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Designer
  • Design & The Environment
  • Safety in Product Design
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • History of Design
  • Properties of Materials
  • CAD skills
  • Graphical skills
  • Practical skills

In Food, the topics to be covered are:

  • Make Palmiers and Savoury Choux Buns
  • Function of ingredients
  • Skill – Piping
  • Energy & Nutrients
  • Make Casserole
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Food Science Investigation
  • Evaluating products showing sensory analysis

Year 11

Design and Technology offers numerous optional courses at KS4.

In Product Design, the topics to be covered are:

  • Controlled Assessment task:
  • Task Analysis
  • Research and Summary
  • Specification
  • Generation of Design Ideas
  • Development of Chosen idea
  • Further Research
  • CAD Drawings
  • Realisation Plan
  • Risk Assessments
  • Realisation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Revision and Exam Preparation

In Food, the topics to be covered are:

  • Nutrients
  • Packaging
  • SME factors
  • Making the final product
  • Controlled Assessment
  • Food Science investigation
  • Revision and Exam preparation

 

Specification link:

For Y9 and Y10 Product Design: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/design-and-technology/specifications/AQA-8552-SP-2017.PDF

For Y11 Product Design: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4555-W-SP-14.PDF

For Food: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/food/specifications/AQA-8585-SP-2016.PDF

English

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

  • The modern novel
  • Narrative Poetry
  • Shakespeare: The Tempest
  • Mystery Writing
  • Formal Letter
  • Media Texts
  • Writing Exam

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

  • Modern Play
  • Newspaper Report
  • Gothic study
  • School Poetry
  • Shakespeare: Macbeth
  • Travel Blog
  • Reading Exam
  • Speech: Spoken Language

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

  • Love or Loathe Article
  • Of Mice and Men or the Woman in Black
  • The Romantics: Poetry
  • Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
  • Spoken Language

Year 10

The topics to be covered are:

  • Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
  • Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ or ‘Romeo and Juliet’
  • Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives
  • Literature Paper 1: Stevenson: ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’
  • Literature Paper 2: Power and Conflict Poetry (plus unseen)
  • Literature Paper 2: Priestley: ‘An Inspector Calls’

Year 11

The topics to be covered are:

  • Literature Paper 2: Power and Conflict Poetry (plus unseen)
  • Literature Paper 2: Priestley: ‘An Inspector Calls’
  • Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ or ‘Romeo and Juliet’
  • Literature Paper 1: ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’
  • Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
  • Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives

 

Specification link:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-4700

Subject Specific links:

 

 

 

 

French

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

  • Introducing yourself and Numbers 1-100
  • Days of week and Months
  • Colours and Classroom objects
  • Immediate Family
  • Countries and Nationalities
  • Time, Pets, Opinions and School
  • Clothes
  • Likes, Dislikes and Hobbies
  • Weather and Home
  • Introduction To Present Tense

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

  • Food and Ordering at the restaurant/Shops
  • Grammar: Revision of the present tense and introduction of the Perfect tense
  • Illness and Visiting the Doctor/Pharmacist
  • Paris and travel
  • Extended Family and friends – Describing people
  • Grammar: Perfect tense and immediate future tense
  • Arranging to meet and Organising trips out (Cinema/Films)

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

  • Revision of basic French (Numbers 1-1000 (+ Ordinal), dates, Alphabet etc)
  • Myself/Family/ID/ Qualities/Faults cards
  • Present tense
  • Leisure/Hobbies
  • Celebrations (part1)
  • Shopping for Clothes
  • Department store
  • Pocket Money
  • House and home
  • My town/village and region
  • Environment
  • Past tense (Perfect tense – Avoir and être)

Year 10

The topics to be covered are:

  • Environmental issues (World problems)
  • Health and Fitness
  • Technology
  • Celebrations (part 2)
  • School (facilities etc)
  • Subject and preferences

Year 11

The topics to be covered are:

  • School
  • Jobs and future careers (Future tense)
  • Celebrations (part 3)
  • Holidays, Plans and Travel
  • Past Papers and Exam practice

 

Specification link:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658

Subject Specific links:

 

 

 

Geography

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

  • Making Connections
  • Mapping & Map Skills
  • Fantastic Places and Landscapes
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Natural Hazards (Earthquakes &Volcanoes)
  • Exploring Asia

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

  • Impossible Places.
  • Coasts
  • Weather, Climate & Climate Change
  • Globalisation
  • Conflict
  • Moving Stories – population & Migration

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

  • Map Skills & Geographical Skills
  • Global Hazards: Weather
  • Global Hazards: Plate tectonics
  • Field Trip & Field Work (Human)
  • Urban Futures/Urbanisation – Ways of life in an LIDC or EDC city
  • Changing Climate – Past climate changes, 21st Century impacts worldwide & on the UK

Year 10

The topics to be covered are:

  • Dynamic Development – Uneven development
  • UK in the 21st Century – Population & Economic Changes followed by Political & Cultural Influences.
  • Distinctive Landscapes – Coasts and River(Both UK landscapes)
  • Field-trip: Physical
  • Sustaining Ecosystems – Tropical Rainforests and Polar Environments

Year 11

The topics to be covered are:

  • Dynamic Development – Uneven development
  • UK in the 21st Century – Population & Economic Changes followed by Political & Cultural Influences.
  • Distinctive Landscapes – Coasts and River(Both UK landscapes)
  • Field-trip: Physical
  • Sustaining Ecosystems – Tropical Rainforests and Polar Environments

 

Specification link:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-geography-b-geography-for-enquiring-minds-j384-from-2016/

Subject Specific links:

  1. https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z98jmp3
  3. https://www.natgeokids.com/
  4. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

German

Year 8

The topics covered are:

  • Talking about ourselves
  • School
  • Describing family and friends
  • Free time activities
  • My house and where I live
  • In town

Year 9

The topics covered are:

  • Holidays
  • Shopping and Eating
  • Leisure activities
  • Health
  • Going to the party
  • Daily routine
  • Exchange visitor

Year 10

Identity and Culture:

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life

Identity and Culture:

  • Free-time activities
  • Customs and festivals

Local, national, international and global areas of interest:

  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region
  • Social issues

Year 11

Local, national, international and global areas of interest:

  • Global issues
  • Travel and tourism

Current and future study and employment:

  • My studies
  • Life at school/college
  • Education post 16

Current and future study and employment:

  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions

 

Specification link:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/german-8668/specification-at-a-glance

Subject Specific links:

 

 

 

ICT and Computing

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

  • Safe use of Passwords, Using/Understanding Networks and Using the Internet Safely
  • Searching for and Selecting Reliable Information
  • Understanding the Language of the Internet including Transfer Protocol
  • How Computers Work:
    • Algorithms,
    • Events and Procedures,
    • Selection,
    • Iteration,
    • Calling Procedures,
    • Application Design,
    • Practical Programming

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

  • Low level programming – Representing Data in the Machine, Binary to Denary conversions
  • High level programming – Algorithms, Programming techniques in a text based language.
  • Data Handling – Database creation and management
  • Spreadsheet modelling – Formatting, conditional statements, formulas and functions within spreadsheets.
  • Networks, the Internet and the World Wide Web, online safety. HTML editing and website creation.
  • Presentation techniques and designing for a specific audience.

Year 9

All learners from Year 9 to 11 follow a Core ICT programme which in they currently work towards a Certificate of Proficiency in ICT and Computer Science

In Core ICT the topics to be covered are:

  • Understanding ICT for Business: ICT Files & Folders, Using the Internet, Introduction to Programming,
  • Digital Citizenship 1 – Cyber-crime, safety and security, Social Networking and Implications of Social Media
  • Developing ICT for Business Skills (MS Office): Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Desktop Publishing, Presentations, Databases
  • Multimedia Development: Creative Media 1 (Multi-Media Presentation) and Creative Media 2 (Animation)

In Optional GCSE Computer Science the topics to be covered are:

  • Introducing Computer Science: Theoretical based learning covering the mechanics of a computer system as well as the real world application of computer systems and technology.
  • Utilising the Systems Development Lifecycle to develop applications: Learners develop a total of five practical programming projects of increasing complexity in preparation for the Controlled Assessment aspect of the qualification.

In Optional IT, the learners will be studying OCR Cambridge National in Creative iMedia.

Year 10

All learners from Year 9 to 11 follow a Core ICT programme which in they currently work towards a Certificate of Proficiency in ICT and Computer Science

In Core ICT the topics to be covered are:

  • Digital Citizenship 2
    • Ecommerce and Online Security, Data Protection, ICT Legislation, Using Email
  • Computer components and peripherals
    • Hardware and software, Input / Output and Storage, Networking, Cloud Computing, Technical Support
  • Research and Planning
    • Planning project involving travel and tourism, Internet research techniques, Computational thinking and flowcharts.

In Optional Computer Science, the topics to be covered are:

  • Fundamentals of Data Representation:
    • Number bases, Units of Information, Encoding, Images, Sound, Compression
  • Computer Systems:
    • Hardware and Software, Boolean logic, Classifications of software, Systems Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Computer Networks
  • Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy
  • Practical programming non examined assessment preparation.

Year 11

All learners from Year 9 to 11 follow a Core ICT programme which in they currently work towards a Certificate of Proficiency in ICT and Computer Science

In Core ICT will undertake a project on:

  • The Systems Development Life Cycle: Investigation, Requirements Analysis, Feasibility Study, Risk Analysis, Design &, Implementation, Documentation, Testing & Evaluation

In Computer Science, the topics to be covered are:

  • Practical Programming Techniques – Preparation for and completion of the non-examined assessment accounting for 20% of the final grade
  • Practical Programming Exam Preparation: Revisiting practical programming content covered in Year 9 by way of preparation for the practical programming written paper to be sat at the end of year 11 and accounting for 40% of the final grade.
  • Fundamentals of Computer Systems revision for the theory paper to be sat at the end of year 11 and accounting for 40% of the final grade

In GCSE IT, the topics to be covered are:

Controlled assessment 2:

  • Operating systems
  • Data-logging and control Software
  • Legal issues with ICT
  • Using ICT responsibly
  • Collaborative working

Exam Preparation: Revision, including past papers and model answer investigation

 

Specification link:

 

Subject Specific links:

 

Maths

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

  • Using Numbers
  • Sequences
  • Perimeter and Area
  • Decimal Numbers
  • Working with Numbers
  • Statistics
  • Expressions and formula
  • Fractions
  • Angles
  • Coordinates and graphs
  • Percentages
  • Probability
  • Symmetry
  • Equations
  • 3D shapes
  • Ratio

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

  • Working with numbers
  • Geometry (lines and transformations)
  • Probability
  • Percentages
  • Sequences
  • Area of compound shapes
  • Graphs
  • Working with large and small numbers
  • Algebraic notation and simplification
  • Congruence and Similarity
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Proportion
  • Circles
  • Equations and Formula
  • Comparing Data

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

  • Percentages
  • Equations and Formula
  • Polygons
  • Using data
  • Application of graphs
  • Pythagoras
  • Fractions
  • Brackets and expressions
  • Decimal numbers and powers of 10
  • Prisms and Cylinders
  • Compound Units
  • Right angles triangle geometry

Year 10 Foundation

  • Collecting Data
  • Displaying Data
  • Analysing Data
  • Expressions
  • Powers roots and primes
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mental and Written calculations
  • Functions and graphs
  • Sequences
  • Formulae and real life graphs.
  • Equations
  • Measures length and area
  • Angles and 2D shapes
  • Mental and Written calculations
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Decimal Calculation
  • 3D Shapes
  • Efficient use of calculator
  • Irrational numbers

Year 10 Higher

  • Collecting and analysing data
  • Displayng & interpreting data
  • Averages and frequency graphs
  • Probability
  • Expressions
  • Sequences and Linear graphs
  • Fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion
  • Factors and Powers
  • Functional skills
  • Expressions and equations
  • Fractional equations
  • Area and Volume
  • Angle facts parallel lines
  • Circle theorems
  • Transformations
  • Congruence
  • Mental and written calculations
  • Decimal calculations
  • Limits of accuracy
  • Direct and inverse proportion
  • Exchange rates

Year 11 Foundation

  • Decimal Calculations
  • Further equations
  • Transformations
  • Mental and Written calculations
  • Constructions
  • Congruency and circles
  • Revision

Year 11 Higher

  • Quadratic equations and formula
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Form
  • Distance time graphs
  • Real life graphs
  • Inequalities
  • Regions
  • Functional skills
  • Transformations
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry
  • Problem solving
  • Surface area and volume
  • Measures
  • Construction and Loci
  • Trig in right angles triangles
  • Sine and cosine rules
  • Vectors
  • Proof
  • Mental and written calculations
  • Graph sketching-cubic, reciprocal etc.
  • Transforming graphs

 

Specification link:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html

Subject Specific links:

  1. mymaths.co.uk
  2. bbc.co.uk/schools
  3. mrbartonmaths.com
  4. corbettmaths.com
  5. mathsgenie.co.uk

Music

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

  • Music and Fantasy
  • Orchestral Instruments
  • Notation
  • History of Music
  • African Music

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

  • 12 Bar Blues
  • Protest Songs
  • Music and Media
  • Indian Music
  • Samba Drumming

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

  • Initial composition exercises
  • Rhythm and Metre
  • Harmony and Tonality
  • Texture and Melody
  • Timbre and Dynamic
  • Structure and Form
  • Composition Preparation
  • Theory Consolidation and Preparation for HAYDN set Work

Year 10

The topics to be covered are:

  • ANALYSIS: Haydn Symphony 101 in D Major The Clock Mvt 2
  • Area of Study 1: The Western Classical Tradition
  • Area of Study 2: Popular Music
  • Composition Coursework
  • Area of Study 3: Traditional Music

Year 11

The topics to be covered are:

  • Compositional Techniques for UNIT 2
  • Appraisal technique for UNIT 2
  • PERFOMANCE COURSWORK COMPLETED
  • Exam preparation and Revision

 

Specification link:

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4270-W-SP-14.PDF

Subject Specific links:

 

PE and Sport

Year 7 and 8

During KS3 students carry out a mixture of different sports and games on a rotation basis. These activities include: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing to music, Circuit Training, Cricket, Football, Handball, Rounders, Rugby and Table Tennis. Moodle assessments will be carried out two weeks before the end of each term. The assessment will be based on the activities students have taken part in for that period of time.

Year 9

In optional GCSE PE the topics covered are:

  • UNIT 4 SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
    • SKILL AND ABILITY, GOALS AND TARGETS, INFORMATION PROCESSING, GUIDANCE AND FEEDBACK ON PEFORMANCE, AGGRESSION, PERSONALITY TYPES AND MOTIVATION
  • UNIT 1 APPLIED ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
    • THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SKELETON, THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM AND OF THE CARDIO–RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC EXERCISE AND THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE

In optional BTEC Sport the topics covered are:

  • Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance
    • Learning aim A: Understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports.
    • Learning aim B: Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports.
    • Learning aim C: Be able to review sports performance.
  • Unit 4 – The Sports Performer in Action
    • Learning aim A: Know about the short-term responses and long-term adaptations of the body systems to exercise.
    • Learning aim B: Know about the different energy systems used during sports performance.

Year 10

In optional GCSE PE the topics covered are:

  • Physical training
    • The principles of training and their application to personal exercise/training programmes
    • How to optimise training and prevent injury
    • Effective use of warm up and cool down
    • Present data (including tables and graphs)
    • Analyse and evaluate data
    • Lever systems, examples of their use in activity and the mechanical advantage they provide in movement
    • Planes and axes of movement
    • Sports psychology
    • Classification of skills (basic/complex, open/closed)

In optional BTEC Sport the topics covered are:

  • Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance
    • Learning aim C: Be able to review sports performance.
  • Unit 4 – The Sports Performer in Action
    • Learning aim B: Know about the different energy systems used during sports performance.
  • Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise
    • Learning aim A: Components of physical fitness.
    • Learning aim B: Explore different fitness training methods.
  • Unit 5 – Training for Personal Fitness
    • Learning aim A: Design a personal fitness training programme.

Year 11

In optional GCSE PE the topics covered are:

  • The participant as an individual:
    • Age
    • Gender
    • Disability
    • Physique
  • Controlled assessment/coursework – analysis of performance
    • Culture
    • Environment
    • Risk and challenge
    • Activity levels and needs
    • Training
  • Physical and mental demands of performance:
    • Fatigue and stress
    • Injury
    • First aid and emergency arrangements
    • The respiratory system – aerobic and anaerobic
    • The circulatory system
    • The cardiovascular system

In optional BTEC Sport the topics covered are:

  • Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise
    • Learning aim C: Investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.
  • Unit 5 – Training for Personal Fitness
    • Learning aim B: Know about exercise adherence factors and strategies for continued training success.
    • Learning aim C: Implement a self- designed personal fitness training programme.
    • Learning aim D: Review a personal fitness training programme.

 

Specification link:

GCSE PE: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/pe/specifications/AQA-8582-SP-2016.PDF

BTEC Sport:  http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html

Subject Specific links:

 

Religious Education

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

  • Belonging
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Advent and Christmas
  • Is there more to life?
  • Judaism
  • Lent & Easter
  • Joys and challenges
  • Bible
  • SRE

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

  • The Mass
  • Who is God?
  • Advent and Christmas
  • Pilgrimage
  • Sacraments of healing
  • Lent and Easter
  • Prophecy
  • Hinduism – including extension project
  • Sex and relationships education

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

  • Church History
  • Sikhism
  • Drugs Education
  • Advent and Christmas
  • Family Life
  • Marriage/Divorce
  • Sex and Relationships Education to include Contraception
  • Holy Week and Easter

Begin GCSE – Eduqas Route B (Catholic)

Component 3 – Study of a World Faith

Judaism – Beliefs and Teachings

Practices

25% of overall course (1 hour paper)

Year 10 and 11

All learners at Key Stage 4 take a full GCSE in Religious Studies.

Here at St John Fisher we follow the Diocesan approved EDUQAS ROUTE B syllabus:

Component 1: Foundational Catholic Theology

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes – 37.5% of qualification

Candidates will study the following two themes. All questions are compulsory.

Theme 1: Origins and Meaning

Theme 2: Good and Evil

Component 2: Applied Catholic Theology

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes  –  37.5% of qualification

Candidates will study the following two themes. All questions are compulsory.

Theme 1: Life and Death

Theme 2: Sin and Forgiveness

Component 3: Study of a World Faith – JUDAISM

Written examination: 1 hour – 25% of qualification

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Judaism.

ALL of the above components will be assessed by compulsory questions focusing on knowledge, understanding and evaluation of the subject content.

 

Specification link:

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/

Subject Specific links:

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/WJEC%20Eduqas%20GCSE%209-1%20Religious%20Studies%20B%20guidance%20for%20teaching.pdf?language_id=1

Science

Year 7

The firstly complete a skills course that covers laboratory skills.

The topics then covered are:

  • Cells & Reproduction
  • Light and how it behaves along with speed and gravity
  • Particles mixtures and the universe
  • Electricity and energy
  • Interdependence and variation
  • Metals and non-metals together with acids and alkalis and the earth’s structure.

Year 8

The topics covered are:

  • Breathing and the digestive system together with respiration and photosynthesis
  • An introduction to elements and compounds and the periodic table
  • Magnets and waves
  • Chemical energy, types of chemical reaction and the earth’s climate
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Static charge, circuits and resistance
  • An introduction to the GCSE required practical assignments

Year 9

The topics covered are:

Biology

  • Cells and Cell Division
  • Organisation and Transport
  • Plants and Photosynthesis
  • Communicable Diseases

Chemistry

  • Atomic Structure
  • Periodic Table
  • Reactivity of Metals
  • Reactions of Acid
  • Identity of gases, formulations and purity
  • Earth’s Atmosphere

Physics

  • Waves
  • Forces
  • Electricity
  • Power and efficiency

Year 10

The topics covered are:

Biology:

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Respiration
  • Homeostasis and the Nervous System
  • Hormones
  • Reproduction
  • Genetics and Evolution

Chemistry:

  • Carbon Chemistry
  • Bonding and Structure
  • Conservation of Mass
  • Endo and Exothermic reactions
  • Rates

Physics:

  • Forces
  • Domestic Electricity
  • Temperature & Gases
  • Density
  • Changes in Energy and Energy Transfer

Year 11

The topics covered for Combined Science are:

Biology:

  • Photosynthesis
  • Adaptations & Ecosystems, Homeostasis and the nervous system.
  • Hormones
  • Reproduction & genetics

Chemistry:

  • Reversible Reactions
  • Electrolysis
  • Lifecycle of materials
  • Potable Water

Physics:

  • Forces – momentum
  • Radioactivity
  • Electromagnetism

The additional topics covered for those doing GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics are:

Biology:

  • Dissolved substances
  • Gas Exchange
  • Transport
  • Homeostasis
  • Humans in their Environment

Chemistry:

  • More on the Periodic Table
  • Energy Changes
  • Further calculations

Physics:

  • Levers and Gears
  • Further waves
  • Space

 

Specification link:

For Combined Science http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464

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/chemistry-8462

Subject Specific links: