Wheatley Park School

Curriculum Information

“Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human.”

(Extract from a letter to teachers written by a concentration camp survivor.)

Everyone Learning

At Wheatley Park, we teach a rich curriculum that equips every student with the key knowledge, skills and understanding to progress successfully in the next stages of their education and for the rest of their lives as learners.

Everyone Caring

At the same time, our curriculum is designed to ‘make our children more human’: to develop every student into a compassionate, respectful and tolerant individual who will use their learning to make a positive difference to the world.

Please find below:


Years 7 and 8

Subject

Hours per fortnight

Year 7

Year 8

English

7

7

Mathematics

7

7

Science

6

6

Core PE

4

4

PSHE

1

1

French

4

4

Geography

4

3

History

3

4

RE

2

2

Computing

1

1

Design and Technology

3

3

Art

2

2

Drama

2

2

Music

2

2

Years 9-11

Subject

Hours per fortnight

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

English

8

8

8

Mathematics

8

7

7

Science

8

10

10*

PE

4

4

2*

PSHE

1

1

1

Enrichment**

3

-

-

Plus up to 4 subjects from this list for:

Y9: 4 hours per fortnight

Y10: 5 hours per fortnight

Y11: 5 hours per fortnight

Art and Design: Fine Art

Art and Design: Textile Art

Business Studies

Computing

Design and Technology

Drama

Food and Nutrition

French

Geography

Health and Fitness

History

Information Technology

Latin

Media Studies

Music

PE

Religious Studies

Spanish

Sport Science

Further information can be found in the Guided Choices Booklet

*Some students follow a Triple Science course with 2 extra hours of Science with the option to opt into 2 hours of Core PE.

** The Year 9 Enrichment programme runs on a carousel and all students follow short courses in:

Creative Arts, Digital Leaders, Financial Literacy, Health and First Aid, Identity and Tolerance, Philosophy and Ethics

Years 12 and 13

Students in Years 12-13 study up to 5 AS or A Levels from the following courses:

Art: Fine Art

Art: Textiles

Biology

Business Studies

Chemistry

Computing

Drama

Economics

English Language and Literature

English Literature

French

Further Mathematics

Geography

History

Mathematics

Media Studies

Music

Philosophy

Photography

Physical Education

Physics

Psychology

Religious Studies

Sociology

Spanish

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science

Enrichment - An Enrichment programme runs every Wednesday afternoon for sixth form students.

Sixth Form Prospectus and Subject Information

Subject Purpose

We deliver our curriculum through a range of subjects.  Each of these is unique and adds to the development of the individual as well as being important domains in their own right.  Below is the core purpose of the curriculum in each of the discrete subjects that make up our curriculum.

Subject

Purpose

Art

Instil understanding and use of visual elements to develop visual awareness, engaging critical/cultural/historical awareness, whilst developing knowledge/enquiry via direct experience

Business

To help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues,

make informed decisions as well as understand the impact and value of our money and purchasing decisions and how the world of work operates.

Computing

To help students become not only digitally literate but problem solvers with the ability to see and analyse a number of potentially very different solutions.

Design and Technology

To help students decompose problems, provide creative solutions and develop the practical skills that are going to become crucially more important as the world around us changes.

Drama

To help students develop the skills to turn the subjective (our thoughts and feelings) into the objective (performance, direction and design). To develop the skills to engage an audience and to encourage them to question conventions.

Economics

To help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues,

make informed decisions from qualitative and quantitative data as well as understand the impact and value of our money and purchasing decisions.

English

To help students to harness the power of language, engaging respectfully with the best that has been thought, said and written, and expressing their own views with precision and purpose

Food and Cookery

To help students decompose problems, provide creative solutions and develop the practical skills that are going to become crucially more important as the world around us changes.

French

To withstand perceived self-limitations by encouraging risk-taking, openness to different values and ways of thinking, and as a cardinal rule, the willingness to accept mistakes as the core element at the heart of learning.

Geography

To develop students into global citizens through a deep understanding of the wide ranging interactions between people and their environment so they are able to make informed and balanced decisions.

Health and Social Care

To help students develop an understanding of human health and relationships, issues affecting the quality of human life, and the role of health and care services in society.

History

To develop a clear understanding of past events in a way that helps students conceptualise the world around them today and how events, people and innovation have caused continuity and change over time.

IT

To develop a clear understanding of how Information Technology systems are used in the real world and how to develop clear and effective systems to solve real world problems

Latin

To develop analytical and critical skills by exploring the wonderful language of Latin, whilst gaining a deep and meaningful insight into the related ancient literature, values and society.

Mathematics

To develop students’ powers of abstract reasoning and equip them for the problem-solving and numeracy demands of future life and work.

Media Studies

To empower students to make better informed choices through a deeper understanding of the media-rich world they inhabit.

Music

To provide all students with the language, listening and physical skills, which will allow them to understand and perform a range of culturally significant music as well as be able to compose their own.

PE/Health and Fitness

To provide all students with the opportunity to develop a lifelong love of participation, helping them to make the right choices about healthy and active lifestyles.

Politics

To provide students with a functioning knowledge of the political processes that underpin our country and equip students with an ability to engage purposefully as part of civil society.

PSHE

To equip pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. Encouraging them to be enterprising and supporting them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic well-being. Contributing by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions.

Psychology

To build a scientific understanding of human behaviour, promoting the critical, independent thought and consideration for their own and others' motivation and wellbeing that are essential for academic and personal success.  

Religious Studies

Students learn about religions and beliefs which have influenced the lives of millions of people and heavily influenced the development of human cultures. They apply academic skills such as analysis and critical and creative thinking, approaching the study of religion with different disciplines as they mature. Students learn more about themselves and their place in the world from their increasingly academic and creative explorations of religions and beliefs.

Science

Learning about science empowers students to explore their curiosity, solve problems and understand the immensely complex world that surrounds us.

Sociology

To develop well-informed, critical and unprejudiced understanding of others through the cultivation of critical engagement with the cultural, political, historical and social factors that shape modern society.  

Spanish

To withstand perceived self-limitations by encouraging risk taking, openness to different values and ways of thinking, and as a cardinal rule, the willingness to accept mistakes as the core element at the heart of learning.


Curriculum Overview

   

  We carefully choose what we teach.  This is sequenced to ensure students are able to build on their existing knowledge and revisit key concepts regularly.

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

Art

2D Foundation course

3D Foundation course

Colour and colour theory

Abstraction and Design

Imaginary Creatures

Christmas concert poster

competition

Portraits and realism

Portraits and abstraction Picasso portraits

The Figure in Art

The Surreal Landscape

Modernist sculpture

Hepworth/Moore

School Show competition

Still life drawing/painting

Colour and design: Pop art.

The Environment

Analysing artists

Portraits

Young Art competition/Ashmolean

The Environment: Rural /Urban

Portraits/Identity

Photography Self Portrait

Impressionism study

Tate Britain Visit

Traditional landscape (etching)

Mock exam ‘Surfaces’

GCSE Exam

Tate Modern visit

Fine art skills

Life Drawing

Contemporary and concept art

Printmaking

Film making

(Ruskin competition)

The Personal Study

Student self identified extended project

Art and photography Gallery visit

Personal Study

A Level Exam

Gallery visit for exam

Business

Purpose and nature of business

Technology

Ethical and environmental considerations

Legislation

Competitive environment

Globalisation

Economic climate

Business aims and objectives

Business planning

Stakeholders

Business location

Production processes

Procurement

Quality

Customer services

Organisational structures

Recruitment

Motivating employees

Training

Identifying and targeting customers

Segmentation

Market research

Marketing mix:

Product and price

Promotion and distribution

Sources of finance

Cash flow

Financial terms and calculations

Financial performance

What is business?

Managers, leadership and decision making

Decision making to improve marketing performance

Decision making to improve operational performance

Decision making to improve financial performance

Decision making to improve human resources performance

Analysing the strategic position of a business

Choosing strategic direction

Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies

Managing strategic change

Computing

Introduction to Computer Systems

Computational Thinking

BEBRAS Challenge

Data Representation

Data Modelling

Scratch Programming

Touch Typing

General IT Skills

Python Programming

BEBRAS Challenge

The Internet & WWW

Project Management

Touch Typing

General IT Skills

Algorithms:

Computational Thinking, Flowcharts, Pseudocode,

Trace Tables

Python Skills: Print, Variables, Inputs, Iteration

Computer Systems: Hardware and Software

Python Skills: Variables, Inputs, Iteration, Subroutines

Data Representation: Binary, Hex, Images, Sound, Compression

Python Skills:

nputs, Iteration, Subroutines, File Handling

Computer Systems: 

Memory & Storage

Computer Networks

Cyber Security

Ethical, Legal

Environmental impacts

Algorithms

Reading & Understanding

Algorithms, Creating

Python Recap

Computer Systems: Memory & Storage

Computer Networks

Cyber Security

Ethical, Legal Environmental Impacts

Algorithms

Reading & Understanding

Algorithms

Creating

Non-exam assessment

Programming Challenges - Java + Python

Data Structures + Section A

Algorithms, Finite State Machines

CT

SDLC

Networking topologies

Wireless networking

Revision + Pre-Release

Number Systems + Binary

Data Representation

Compression + Encryption

Logic Gate and Boolean Algebra

Software Classification

Operating Systems

Hardware + Architecture

Consequence

Non-examined assessment

Programming

Data Structures

Algorithms

Computation

Data Rep Recap

Computer Systems

Architecture

Databases

Big Data

Functional Programming

Consequences

Design and Technology

Design & Technology 1

Design and make task:

Children’s stool

3D presentation techniques

Properties and uses of manufactured boards

CAD

CAM

Workshop safety

Measuring tools

Marking out tools

Cutting tools

Shaping tools

Application of finishes

Refection ,evaluation and modification  

Design & Technology 2

Design and make: Phone chair.

Workshop Health & Safety

Adhering timber

Designing templates

Marking out accurately

Cutting timber using hand tools.

Basic circle geometry.

Drilling holes safely.

Fault finding and overcoming them.

Bending timber to create curves

Sources of timber .

Painting timber

Product evaluation.

Design & Technology 1

Design and make task:

Portable Pneumatic can crusher

Systems and control

Properties and uses of materials

Environmental impact of materials

Planning for accurate manufacture

CAD

CAM

Workshop safety

Measuring tools

Marking out tools

Cutting tools, equipment and machinery

Shaping tools, equipment and machinery

Application of finishes

Refection ,evaluation and modification  

Design & Technology 2:

Design and make: Pewter cast pendant/ keyring/coin.

Initial designs

CAD

Production using CAM

Ferrous & Non Ferrous metals.

Differences and applications of common metals.

Safety in a Metalworking environment

Casting molten Pewter into the former

Material Recycling.

Using hand tools with metal.

Methods of cutting metal.

Finishing techniques in metal.

Human Factors

Materials, their uses and working properties

New and smart materials

Selection of materials and components

Using and working with materials

Stockforms, types and sizes

Scales of production

techniques and processes

Surface treatments and finishes

The work of others

New and emerging technologies

Energy generation and storage

Developments in new materials

Mechanical devices

Materials and their working properties

Selection of materials and components

Forces and stresses

Ecological and social footprint

Using and working with materials

Stockforms, types and sizes

Scales of production

Specialist techniques and processes

Surface treatments and finishes

Environmental, social and economic challenge

The work of others

Communication of ideas

Prototype development

Selection of materials and components

Tolerances

Materials management

Specialist tools and equipment

Specialist techniques and processes

Non-Exam Assessment

Drama

Planet Earth

Basics of collaboration, character and plot
Darkwood Manor

Intro to physical theatre
Ernie
Basics of structure; adapting and performing
Silent movies 
Creating comedy through physical theatre; actor discipline
TIE
Exploring issues through drama for a specific audience
Dilemmas / dramatic tension
Creating a more complex plot

Genre
Character and plot, with genre and audience
Dreams
Abstract aspects of physical theatre and soundscaping
Soap
Character, plot and sub-plot in a specific genre
Evacuees
From still image to transition; accurate portrayal of characters from the past
Script
Writing scripts; character, plot and subplot
What’s next?
Challenging students to further develop their ideas

Introduction to Drama 
Advanced ideas of character and plot
Brecht / Artaud
Provoking an inquisitive and emotional response
Frantic Assembly
Creating meaning through physicality
Devising
Using 4 stimuli to create a piece of drama.  

Portfolio
Research and development

Paul King plays
Editing a text to create a specific meaning and performance to parents

Artistic intention
Understanding how to have a vision as an actor,  director and designer and to be able to communicate their meaning and/ or message to an audience.
Blood Brothers

Exploration of plot, character, play structure and social/historical context.  

Devising 

Exploration of 10 stimuli

Post exploration choosing a stimulus to focus on through researching context, developing character and plot  and performing an original piece of drama

Peter Pan for 2020 (recap of remote learning)

Watching live theatre and responding to artistic intention, technical aspects and acting

Devising for 2020

Exploration of 10 stimuli

Post exploration choosing a stimulus to focus on through researching context, developing character and plot  and performing an original piece of drama

Presenting and Performing texts.  Exploration of a text.  Understanding of playwright’s artistic intention, development of character and plot.  Understanding of social / historical context.  Performance of 2 extracts


Hedda Gabler

Exploration of set text.  Understanding practically and theoretically how the text is constructed

Understanding social, historical and cultural context, creation of character and plot.  Influences of live theatre on own interpretation and concepts.
Performance workshop.  Script: exploration and performance of a text incorporating

playwright’s intentions.  Understanding concepts of Stanislavski.
Reinterpretation of The Ash Girl.  

Editing and adapting a set work to create a new spin Use of Frantic Assembly as key practitioner. Performance of new work in the style of Frantic.
Curious Incident

Exploration of technical aspects of Curious Incident.

Saved
Exploration  of set text.  Understanding practically and theoretically how the text is constructed

Understanding social, historical and cultural context, creation of character and plot.  Influences of live theatre on own interpretation and concepts.
Hedda 
Incorporate rehearsal techniques.
Text in Action.

Devising an original piece of theatre with the influence of Artaud and a contrasting script performance in a naturalistic style.
Curious Incident

Exploration of technical aspects of Curious Incident after pre-release material issued by the exam board.

Economics

Microeconomics:

Economic methodology

Price determination in a competitive market

Production, costs and revenue

Competitive and concentrated markets

The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets

Macroeconomics:

The measurement of macroeconomic performance

How the macroeconomy works

Economic performance

Macroeconomic policy

Microeconomics:

Economic methodology and the economic problem

Individual decision making

Price determination in a competitive market

Production, costs and revenue

Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly

The labour market

The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality

The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets

Macroeconomics:

The measurement of macroeconomic performance

How the macroeconomy works

Economic performance

Financial markets and monetary policy

Fiscal policy and supply side policies

The international economy

English

How do writers scare us? (Gothic short stories)

Why do writers scare us? (A Christmas Carol)

Can one person change the world? (Mandela, Greta Thunberg and Malala) + speech writing

An Introduction to Shakespeare (The Tempest)

What makes us all the same? (The Great Depression, Of Mice and Men)

How do writers bring nature to life? (Naturalist descriptive writing)


How do poets use symbols and imagery? (The poetry of nature)

How do writers make old stories new? (Greek Myths and modern retellings)

How do writers represent society? (Animal Farm)

How do writers predict the future? (Dystopian short story reading and writing)

How can I influence society? (Speech writing)

How do writers represent tragedy? (Romeo and Juliet)

An Inspector Calls

Poetry of Power and Conflict

Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Jekyll and Hyde


Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives

Spoken Language Certificate

Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives

Paper 1 Literature Revision

Unseen Poetry

Paper 2 Literature Revision


Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Interleaved Revision

Literature:

Small Island, The Importance of Being Earnest, Comic Poetry and The Taming of the Shrew

Language and Literature:


Paris Anthology,
The Lovely Bones, Carol Anne Duffy

Literature:

NEA, Atonement, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Crime Unseen, Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Language and Literature:

NEA, The Great Gatsby, creative writing, A Streetcar Named Desire

Food and Nutrition

Health and safety

Nutrition, The Eatwell guide and the importance of fruits and vegetables in the diet

Seasonality

How to prevent Enzymatic Browning

Dishes made:

Fruit salad

Apple crumble

Rainbow Pasta Salad

Chocolate chip cookies

Fruity Flapjacks

Skills Learnt

Bridge and claw grip, peeling, rubbing in, creaming, melting, baking, boiling, stirring,

Continued Health and safety, and learning how to handle meat correctly and safely.

Diet and nutrition with reference to specific nutrients eg calcium and iron, energy balance, and the impact of not having the right energy Balance.

Dishes made:

Scones

Vegetable Soup

Tomato Pasta

Bolognese

Jam tarts

Skills Learnt

Bridge and claw grip, peeling, rubbing in, baking, boiling, stirring, simmering, blending, frying, rolling, cutting, dicing, sauteing ,

Making various types of pastry eg, sausage rolls, mini apple galettes

Making a variety of savoury dishes eg stuffed peppers, frittata , tuna pasta bake

Making a variety of different meat based dishes  eg chicken fajitas and shepards pie.

Making dishes suitable for certain population groups including, vegetarian, and gluten free.

Health and safety, cross contamination, bacterial spoilage.

Farming and production of eggs, fairtrade

Vegan and vegetarianism,  and where our food comes from.

Introduction to food science including functions of eggs and gelatinisation.

Food Safety

Health and safety in the kitchen

Personal hygiene

Food poisoning and contamination,

Microorganisms in food production

Food, Nutrition and health Macronutrients and micronutrients

Diet and disease

Nutrient requirements

Dietary allergies and intolerance

Food Science

How ingredients work together. Enzymic browning, dextrinisation, coagulation and gluten formation

Heat transfer

NEA 1

Science investigation report

NEA 2

Food preparation practical exam  -  3 dishes in 3 hours.

Food Choice

Religion, ethical and moral beliefs and food intolerances. Food labelling and sensory evaluation.

Food Provenance

Food growth

Sustainability, seasonality and food waste.

Primary and secondary processing

Revision for all 5 topics for the Exam

French

Introduce yourself

School

Describe yourself

Hobbies

In Town

Holidays

Festivals and Celebrations

Free-time

Global World

My social life as a teenager

Good in my skin

In the future

Special holidays

Me in the word

Who am I?

Who am I?

Leisure

Daily routine and Celebrations

Where I live

Holidays, Travel and tourist transaction

School

Future aspirations, study and work

International and global dimension

Environmental issues

Bringing the world together

Exam Practice

La famille en voie de changement

La cybersociété

Le rôle du bénévolat

Une culture fière de son patrimoine

La Haine - analyse du film

La musique francophone contemporaine

Cinéma: le septième art

Les aspects positifs d’une société diverse

Quelle vie France pour les marginalisés?

L’étranger - 1ère partie

Comment on traite les criminels

L’étranger - 2ème partie

Les ados, le droit de vote et l’engagement politique

Manifestations et grèves - à qui le pouvoir? La politique et l’immigration

Geography

Fantastic Places

Introduction to fieldwork -Woodstock

Africa & Kenya

Urban Environments

Watery World

Asia (India & China)

Ice on land

Wasteful World

Hazardous World (tectonics)

Global People (Globalisation Population & Development)

Middle East and Russia

Fieldwork

River landscapes  

Coastal landscapes

Rural-Urban links

Fieldwork and Geographical skills.

Weather

Climate

Ecosystems

Economic Development

Social Development  

Hazards

Water and Carbon Cycles

Changing Places

Fieldwork

Global Systems and global governance

Non-Examined Assessment

Global Systems and global governance

Coastal Systems and Landscapes

Resource Security

Non-Examined Assessment

Health and Social Care

Understanding body systems and disorders:

Respiratory system

Digestive system

Cardiovascular system

Understanding the nutrients needed for good health:

Importance of diet

Factors that affect diet

Choices that affect bodies

Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings:

Values of care in early years settings

Legislation in health and social care

Promoting a health and safe environment

Understanding body systems and disorders:

Students will develop a deeper understanding of how our body systems interact to enable us to survive and thrive, and how to measure and interpret data obtained from body functions.

Understanding the nutrients needed for good health:

Students will develop a deeper understanding of the key nutrients required for good health from childhood to old age and be able to apply this knowledge in practical situations.

Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings:

Students will develop a deeper understanding of how to provide quality care for individuals and how regulatory frameworks protect individuals in care.

Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings:  

Students will develop an understanding of how to communicate effectively and what personal qualities will contribute to the creation of a caring environment.

Human lifespan development:

Physical, intellectual, emotional and social development across the human lifespan and the factors affecting development and the effects of ageing.

Meeting individual care and support needs:

The principles and practicalities that underpin meeting individuals’ care and support needs, which are the foundation of all the care disciplines.

Working in health and social care:

What is it like to work in the health and social care sector, including the roles and responsibilities of workers and organisations.

Physiology of human body systems

The physiological make up of three human body systems: musculoskeletal, lymphatic and digestive, including how the system functions and what occurs during dysfunction.

History

“How much change to what is now called England was there under the Anglo Saxons?” (400 - 1000)

“Why did Duke William of Normandy get the nickname the ‘conqueror’?”

(c.1066 - 1087)

“What were the admirable characteristics of Medieval Monarchs?”

(c.1087 - c.1300)

“Was the Black Death of 1348 a disaster for England?”

(c.1300 - 1400)

“Was the 16th century all change, change, change?”

“What caused the Mughal Empire to rise and fall?”

(C.1526 - 1857)

“Should the British Empire be a source of national pride?”

(C.1485 - 1918)

How far do sources help us to understand why so many young men died between 1914 and 1918?

How did Europe shift its shape between 1918-1939?

What did the outbreak of War in 1939 mean for the world?

(1939 - 1945)

“Did ordinary German people willingly participate in the Jewish persecution of the 1930/40s?”

(C.1933 - 1945)

“How has democracy evolved over time?”

(C.BC - 1969)

“What was the significance of the women’s suffrage movement in Britain?” (c.1890 - 1918)

“What is the story of the American Civil Rights movement?”

(1865 - 2008)

“How did the USA rise and what threatened its fall in the 20th Century?”

(C. 1900 - 2001)

“How has migration to Britain changed over time?” (c.400 - 1000)

“How has medicine in Britain changed between c.1250 and the present day?”

“How severe were Superpower Relations between 1941 and 1991?”

“How was England shaped by the reigns of King Richard and King John c.1189-1216?”

“How did Germany change between 1918 and 1939?”

“Was the 20th century in Britain the story of things simply getting better and better?”

“What caused the boom, bust and recovery of the USA c.1900 - 1955?”

“What caused the spike and decline in cases of witchcraft c.1580 - 1750?”

“Historians have disagreed over the success of FDR’s New Deal” what is your view on the issue?”

IT

Touch Typing

Spreadsheets

Cyber Security

Databases

Project Life Cycle - real world problem solving

Initiating and planning solutions to meet identified needs

Importing and manipulating data

Selecting and presenting information

Reviewing and evaluating the development of solutions

Tools and techniques to initiate and plan solutions.

Data and information collection, storage and usage

Processing data and presenting information.

Latin

Lifestyle and home of a rich Pompeian family

The forum / town life

The theatre in Pompeii

Slaves and freedmen

Roman beliefs about life after death

Gladiatorial shows, hunting, riots

Baths

Roman schools and education

Local government and elections

Destruction and excavation of Pompeii

Grammar: noun declensions, present tense, perfect tense and imperfect tenses

Latin stories project

Language:

The formation of adjectives, adverbs and the future tense  in the context of the Story of Aeneas

The early kings of Rome

Background: the Gauls invade Rome

Literature:

Verse (2020 - 2021: Virgil’s The Aeneid, Book II)

Language:

The formation of the pluperfect tense, the subjunctive (imperfect and pluperfect), and the ablative absolute in the context of the Social Conflict in Rome

Translation skills and exam practice

Literature:

Prose (2020 - 2021: Tacitus and Pliny)

Mathematics

Decimals and place value

Multiplication and division.

Use the correct order of operations

Working in different bases

Fractions

Convert between fractions and decimals

Algebraic expressions

Algebraic manipulation.

Term to term sequences.

Find the perimeter of a shape.

Area of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms.

Angles.

Symmetry

Convert linear units

Calculate the mean,median and range of a list of numbers

Multiply and divide fractions

Prime numbers

Indices

Prime factorisation.

Find Highest Common Factors

Find Lowest Common Multiples

Add and subtract fractions including mixed numbers

Order negative numbers.

Four operations with negative numbers.

Form and solve linear equations (unknowns on one side) - One variable only.

Manipulate more complex algebraic expressions. (indices).

Linear sequences - nth term.

Area of trapezium

Compound shapes

Angles in parallel lines

Percentages of amounts

Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence

Construct and interpret tally charts, pictograms, bar charts and pie charts

Calculate the mode from lists and charts

Ratio

Proportional reasoning

Scale drawings

Speed,distance time

Percentage change

Estimating calculations

Standard form

Coordinates

Real life graphs

Pythagoras’ theorem

Circles

Nets of 3D shapes

Volume and surface area

Linear graphs

Equations, inequalities

Charts, graphs and bivariate data

Probability

Transformations

Congruence and similarity

Angles in polygons

Types of number

Algebra

Length, area and volume

Decimals

Averages

Equations and inequalities

Fractions

Real life graphs

Indices and standard form

Algebra

Angles

Ratio and proportion

Representing Data

Scale and similarity

Constructions

Transformations and vectors

Probability

Compound Units

Percentages

Simultaneous equations

Scatter diagrams

Pythagoras and trigonometry

Foundation Tier: Non-linear equations

Loci

Higher Tier: Composite functions

Pure

Polynomials and their graphs

Equations and inequalities

Circles

Factor theorem

Binomial expansion

Trigonometry

Vectors

Differentiation

Integration

Exponentials and logarithms

Mechanics

Modelling

Constant acceleration

Forces and motion

Variable acceleration

Statistics

Data collection

Measures and spread

Representations of data

Correlation

Probability

Hypothesis testing

Statistical distributions

Pure

Functions and graphs

Sequences and series

Binomial expansion

Radians

Trigonometry

Parametric equations

Differentiation

Integration

Numerical methods

Vectors

Mechanics

Moments

Forces and friction

Projectiles

Application of forces

Further kinematics

Statistics

Regression , correlation and hypothesis testing

Conditional probability

Normal distribution

Further Maths

Further Maths

Product rule

Surds

Functions

Pascal’s triangle

Factor theorem

Quadratics

Graphs

Inequalities

Sequences

Linear graphs

Coordinate geometry of circles

Differentiation

Matrix transformations

Geometric proof

Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Ratios of angles and their graphs

Further Maths

Pure

Proof

Complex numbers

Matrices

Further algebra and functions

Further calculus

Further vectors

Mechanics

Momentum and impulse

Work, energy and power

Elastic collisions in 1D

Decision

Algorithms and graph theory

Algorithms on graphs

Critical path analysis

Linear programming

Further Maths

Pure

Polar coordinates

De Moivre’s Theorem

Hyperbolic functions

Differential equations

Series

Further calculus 2

Mechanics

Momentum as a vector

Elastic strings and Hooke’s Law

Elastic energy

Elastic collisions in 2D

Decision

Planarity algorithm

Floyd’s algorithm

Travelling salesman and nearest neighbour

Resource histograms

Simplex algorithm

Media Studies

Fundamentals of Film

A study of narrative techniques in film

The filming production process

Creation of a storyboard and film sequence

Understanding the Film Industry

People, Places and Events - How do Media products reflect ideas about society?

Do video games make you violent? Understanding the effects of media products on the audience

What makes an iconic TV programme? Case Study -Television and the Science Fiction genre

Practical development

storyboarding / website / film/sequence / print media

Constructing Reality.

Exploring narrative structure and theoretical ideas.

Exploring representation in the media and the application of gender theory.

Understanding how media products reflect values and ideologies of society

Understanding the Industrial context of the media. Ownership & control /digital convergence/regulation  

Exploring the effect of media products on the audience.

Exploring key theoretical ideas

18 Multi-Media set texts

Plus final
Practical development  

Non-Examined Assessment

Paper 1 Revision

Key theories and set texts

Subject Knowledge and Critical Analysis skills

Advertising and marketing

online social Participatory and video games

Newspapers

Magazines

Radio

Film

Music video

Paper 2 revision

Key Theories plus extended response and comparison

Online and social & participatory media
Video Games

Television
Newspapers

Introducing Media Language  

Propaganda & Myth (semiotics -values and ideologies)

Narratology -exploring structuralist ideas

Repetition and Difference - exploring genre

exploring gender

 

The effects debate

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Agenda Setting- Politics and the Media

Case studies & set texts :

Advertising and marketing Magazines

Music video
Online and social & participatory media
Video Games

Film

Newspapers, TV and radio

:Non-Exam Assessment 1

Values and Ideologies

Post-structuralism

Genre

Hyperreality (Postmodernism)

Post-feminist ideas and gender performativiy

The Black Atlantic

End of Audience

Textual poaching & Fandom  

Power and media regulation

Case studies & set texts

Revision plus new multi-media set texts

Final Non-Exam Assessment 2

Cross-media product 

Revision Paper 1 & 2

Music

Rhythm & Melody

Reading and writing staff notation

Singing and playing melodies from Musical Theatre

Timbre

The Orchestra, its families and the sounds of its different instruments

Playing Beethoven’s Ode To Joy

Texture

Layering different parts of a piece of music together

Composing a multi-layered piece in a minimalist style

Playing ’In C’ by Terry Riley

Structure

Understanding how Pop Songs are constructed

Playing ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed SHeeran

Harmony

Understanding chords and triads

Playing Bob Marley’s ‘3 Little Birds’

Harmony & Structure

Understanding the musical features and historical context of Blues music Playing the 12 Bar Blues structure

Melody

Understanding the musical features of Jazz

Playing music by Miles Davis

Timbre, Tonality, Dynamics and Rhythm

Understanding how these elements are combined  in orchestral  film music

Playing film music by John Williams, Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer

Composing music suitable for a short film

Rhythm

Understanding the musical features of dance music

Performing dance music

Texture & Timbre

Understanding how to use a Digital Audio Workstation to compose a multi-layered dance piece

Understanding composition through use of elements of music

Understanding and recognising elements of music through listening

Developing solo and ensemble performance skills

Understanding Popular Music:

The Broadway Musical

Rock Music of the 60s and 70s including songs by the Beatles

Film and Computer Game Music

Modern pop music 1990 - the present

Baroque oratorio and the coronation anthems of Handel

Orchestral music by Mozart Beethoven and Haydn

Piano music by Chopin and Schumann

Requiems of the late 19th century

The Blues

Afro-Caribbean fusions

Contemporary latin dance music

Contemporary Folk Music of The British Isles

The Orchestral Music of Aaron Copland

20th Century British music

The Orchestral Music of Zoltan Kodaly and Bela Bartok

Minimalist music by John Adams, Steve Reich and Terry Riley

Solo and Ensemble performance

Haydn’s The Clock Symphony

The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Composing to a brief

Performing: solo assessment

Performing: ensemble assessment

Describing and explaining , in detail, a variety of music from the following areas

1 - Vocal Music

2 - Instrumental Music

3 - Music for Film

4 - Popular Music and Jazz

5 - Fusions

6 - New Directions

Describing and explaining unseen music and placing within its wider context

Understanding and harmonising chords and lines

Performing a 6 minute recital on your chosen instrument / voice

Composing 2 pieces: 1 of which must be to a brief set by Edexcel

Describing, explaining and evaluating, in detail, music from the following areas of study in addition to those studied at AS

1 - Vocal Music

2 - Instrumental Music

3 - Music for Film

4 - Popular Music and Jazz

5 - Fusions

6 - New Directions

Describing, explaining and evaluating unseen music and placing within its wider context

Performing an 8 minute recital on your chosen instrument / voice

Harmonising a 4 part chorale is the style of JS Bach

Composing a piece of music either to a self defined brief or a brief set by Edexcel

Core PE

Rugby

Netball

Cross Country

Gymnastics

Dance

Badminton

Fitness

Basketball

Tennis

Athletics

Striking & Fielding

Rugby

Netball

Cross Country

Gymnastics

Dance

Badminton

Fitness

Basketball

Tennis

Athletics

Striking & Fielding

Rugby

Netball

Cross Country

Gymnastics

Dance

Badminton

Fitness

Basketball

Tennis

Athletics

Striking & Fielding

Trampolining

Table Tennis

Rugby

Netball

Cross Country

Dance

Badminton

Fitness

Basketball

Tennis

Athletics

Striking & Fielding

Trampolining

Table Tennis

Orienteering

Team Games/Alternative Games

Rugby

Netball

Cross Country

Dance

Badminton

Fitness

Basketball

Trampolining

Table Tennis

Orienteering

Team Games/Alternative Games

Enrichment Activity Options

Badminton

Football

Gym

Squash

Table Tennis

Sport, Health and Fitness

Body Systems

Health and Fitness

Principles of Training

Lifestyle Choices

Fitness

Badminton

Trampolining

Athletics

Netball

Table Tennis

PE

Health, Fitness and Wellbeing

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Physical Training

Sports Psychology

Badminton

Trampolining

Table Tennis

Athletics

PE

Movement Analysis

Socio and Cultural Influences

Use of Data

Netball

Moderation Preparation

PE

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Exercise Psychology

Biomechanical Movement

Skill acquisition

Sport Psychology

Sport and Society

The Role of Technology

PE

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Exercise Psychology

Biomechanical Movement

Information Processing

Sport Psychology

Sport and Society

The Role of Technology

Sport Science

Factors that influence injuries

Warm up / cool down

How to respond to an injury

Common medical conditions

Sport Science

Principles of training

Training methods

Fitness testing

Training programme

Photography

Portfolio

Elements of art and design Developing key skills, knowledge and understanding

Developing technical skills including traditional darkroom photography and digital photograph- Developing understanding of contextual practice

A Level Exam

Personal Study

Psychology

Research Methods

Psych Approaches

Social Influence

Biopsychology

Memory

Psychopathology

Attachment

Research Methods

Issues & Debates

Schizophrenia

Forensic Psychology

Gender

Personal Development

The best version of ourselves

Staying safe by choice

The science of health and happiness

How our bodies change as we get older

Managing emotions and expectation

Developing strong bonds with friends and family

Rights and responsibilities that come with independence

How we respect the fact we are citizens and residents

The facts about sex and health intimacy

Protecting our health as teenagers

Enrichment

Art History

Financial Literacy

Government and Politics

Health and First Aid

Philosophy and Ethics

Managing stress as we take on more responsibility

The science of how drugs affect health and happiness

Healthy attitudes to sex and relationships

How to approach the world beyond school

Work Experience

How to write a CV/Interviews

Personal finance/Budgeting

Relationships/Sex

Post 16 Options/Education

How to write a letter of application

Study skills

Power to perform: Nutrition, sleep and exercise

Apprenticeships

Fire Service: 365 choices and consequences

Time management

Study skills/

Prepare to perform - organisation, motivation, wellbeing

Resilience and growth mindset

Relational bullying

British values

First aid

Safe drive, stay alive

Radicalisation

Personal Finance

Study higher - budgeting, mental health, making friends

INTO uni - student finance, study skills

Healthy relationships

Mental health

Risky behaviours

Religious Studies

Hinduism

Biblical literacy-The Old Testament (Abraham and Moses)

Judaism

Buddhism

Biblical literacy-The New Testament (The Life and Teachings of Jesus)

Christianity

Islam

Sikhism

Understanding humanism:

What is humanism?

Knowledge and belief

Ethics

Meaning and happiness

Freedom and responsibility

Values

Life and death

Atheism and agnosticism

Secularism and society

Humanist perspectives

Christian beliefs:

The Trinity

The creation of the universe and of humanity

The incarnation

The last days of Jesus’ life

The nature of salvation

Christian eschatology

The problem of evil and suffering

Solutions to the problem of evil and suffering

Muslim beliefs:

The 6 beliefs of Islam

The 5 roots in Sh’ia Islam

The nature of Allah

Risalah (prophets)

Muslim holy books

Malaikah (angels)

Al-Qadr (fate)

Akirah (Muslim beliefs about life after death)

Fundamental Questions and contemporary ethical debates- comparing and contrasting Humanist, Christian and Muslim views

Religion, human rights and social justice- the struggle against apartheid in South Africa (learning about the history of our South African partner school- Siyabonga Senior Secondary School)

Connecting with Siyabonga Senior Secondary School through global learning by focussing on the UN Development Goal of Peace Justice and Strong Institutions (using pupil voice to build an inclusive school ethos that can travel beyond the classroom)

Marriage and the family in Christianity:

Marriage

Sexual relationships

Families

Support or the family in the local parish

Family planning

Divorce and remarriage

Equality of men and women in the family

Gender prejudice and discrimination

Living the Christian life:

Worship

The role of the sacraments in Christian life

The nature and purpose of prayer

Pilgrimage

Christian religious celebrations

The future of the Church

The importance of the local church

The worldwide church

Matters of life and death in Christianity:

Origins and value of the universe

Sanctity of life

The origins and value of human life

The issue of abortion

Death and the afterlife

Non-religious arguments against life after death

Euthanasia

The natural world

Crime and Punishment in Islam:

Justice

Crime

Muslim attitudes to good, evil and suffering

Attitudes to punishment

The aims of punishment

Forgiveness

Treatment of criminals

The death penalty

Living the Muslim life:

The Ten Obligatory Acts

Shahadah

Salah

Sawm

Zakah and Khums

Hajj

Jihad

Celebrations and commemorations

Peace and Conflict in Islam:

Muslim attitudes towards peace

The role of Muslims in peacemaking

Attitudes to conflict

Pacifism

Just War Theory

Holy War

Weapons of mass destruction

Issues surrounding conflict

Philosophy

Epistemology

What is knowledge?

Perception as a source of knowledge

Reason as a source of knowledge

The limits of knowledge

Moral Philosophy

Normative ethical theories

Applied ethics

Meta-ethics

Philosophy

Metaphysics of God

The concept and nature of 'God'

Arguments relating to the existence of God

Religious language

Metaphysics of Mind

What do we mean by ‘mind’?

Dualist theories

Physicalist theories

Functionalism

Science

Reproduction

Cells

Ecosystems

Body Systems

Reactions

Matter

Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Acids and Alkalis

Light

Forces

Space

Sound

Respiration

Photosynthesis

Digestion

Adaptations and Inheritance

The Earth

Periodic Table

Metals and Acids

Separating Mixtures

Forces and Pressure

Forces and Motion

Energy

Electricity and Magnetism

Biology

Cell Biology

Organisation

Infection and response

Bioenergetics

Homeostasis and response

Inheritance, ecology and evolution

Ecology

Chemistry

Atomic structure and periodic table

Bonding, structure and properties of matter

Quantitative chemistry

Chemical changes

Energy changes

The rate and extent of chemical change

Organic Chemistry

Chemical analysis

Chemistry and the atmosphere

Using resources

Physics

Energy

Electricity

Particle model of matter

Atomic structure (physics)

Forces

Waves

Magnetism and electromagnetism

Space Physics

Biology

Biological molecules

Cells

Organisms and environment

Genetics

Chemistry

Elements of life

Developing fuels

Elements from the sea

The ozone story

What’s in a medicine?

Physics

Mechanics

Electric circuits

Materials

Waves and Photons

Applied Science

Chemistry of the periodic table

Waves & Communication

Cells

Techniques used in chemistry

Investigation Skills

Physiology

Biology

Energy transfer

Organisms respond to environment

Genetics, populations and evolution

The control of gene expression

Chemistry

The chemical industry

Polymers and life

Oceans

Developing metals

Colour by design

Physics

Fields

Particle physics

Nuclear radiation

Thermodynamics

Oscillations

Space

Gravitational Fields

Applied Science

Organ Systems

Organic Chemistry and Extraction of Metals

Material Properties and Thermal Systems

Industrial processes

Investigative skills

Forensics

Sociology

Theories and Methods

Types of method

Types of data

Rationales in RM choice

Education

Role of Education

Class & achievement

Ethnicity & achievement

Gender & achievement

School systems

Social policy & education

Family & Households

Structure & change

Social policy

Demographic trends

Unions & diversity

Familial labour & power

Childhood

Theories and Methods

Sociological perspectives

Modernism & postmodernism

Sociology &  science

Ideology &  RM choice

Subjectivity vs objectivity

Values in research

Sociology & social policy

Crime and Deviance

Nature of crime

Purpose of criminal acts

Causes of crime

Patterns & trends

Ethnicity & crime

Gender & crime

Social class & crime

Global crime

Media influence on crime

Crimes of the state

Prevention of crime

Social control

Justice systems

Punishment

Global Development

Theories of development

Globalisation

Agencies of development

Aid

Industrialisation & trade

Urbanisation & environment

War and conflict

Employment

Education

Health

Gender

Demographic changes

Spanish

- The basics

- My life and family

- Free Time

- My region and area

- School

- Holidays

Theme 1 (Identity and culture)

- Mi gente

- Interesas y influencias

Theme 2 (Holiday and area)

- Desconéctate

- Ciudades

Theme 3 (School life)

- Mi vida en el insti

Tenses consolidation

Theme 1 (Identity and culture)

- De costumbre

Theme 2 (Holiday and area)

- Ciudades

Theme 4 (Future aspirations, study and work)

- A currar

Theme 5 (International and global dimension)

- Hacia un mundo mejor

Mock exams and revision

Los valores tradicionales y modernos

El ciberespacio

La igualdad de los sexos

La influencia de los ídolos

La identidad regional en España

El Patrimonio Cultural

Film: El laberinto del fauno

La inmigración

La convivencia

El racismo

Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos del mañana

Monarquías y dictaduras

Movimientos populares

Literature: Como Agua Para Chocolate

Individual Research Project

Textiles

Design and make:

Matisse inspired Drawstring bag and

Set of juggling balls.

- Threading the sewing machine

-  machine functions: straight stitch, reverse stitch and turning a corner

- Sew a seam with an equal seam allowance

- construct a drawstring

- Block printing

- create repeat patterns

- looking at the work of other artists/ designers for inspiration (Matisse)

- Making identical items

- creating 3d forms in fabric

Design and make:

Pop art inspired pencil case

- Applique

- Couching

- looking at the work of other artists/ designers for inspiration (Warhol and Lichtenstein)

- Inserting a zip

- Using a lining

- Broadening machine functions: zig zag stitch and changing a presser foot.

Broaden knowledge of a variety of textile techniques and research a range of artists/ designers and makers.

Project themes/ focus:

- Portraits

- Basic garment construction

- Fabric manipulation

- Flora

And will explore the following techniques:

- Lino printing

- Needle felting

- Using the embellisher

- Monoprinting

- Embroidery

- Working on top of images

- Shaping fabrics

- screen printing

- Dye techniques

- Developing first hand research skills

- Analysing the work of others

Researching a range of artists/ designers and makers. This will form their coursework portfolio. Pupils will complete the following themed projects:

- Water

- Fragments

And will continue to explore and develop the following techniques:

- Applique, loose applique and reverse applique

- Trapping

- Quilting

- Bead and sequin work

- Silk painting

- Lino printing

- Needle felting

- Using the embellisher

- Monoprinting

- Batik

- screen printing

- freehand machine embroidery

- Dye techniques

- Developing first hand research skills

- Analysing the work of others

Completion of Fragments project

Mock exam ‘Fragments’

GCSE Exam (10 hours over 2 days)

Gallery/ museum visit

Project: Structure

Lino printing

Screen printing

Freehand machine embroidery

Felting

Dyeing

Embellishment techniques

Analysis of the work of others

Developing first hand research skills

Visit Museum of Natural History

AS Level Exam

A choice of questions

Sketchbook preparation  and final outcomes (10 hour exam over 2 days)

Begin year 13 personal investigation 

Personal Study continued.

A Level Exam

A choice of questions

Sketchbook preparation  and final outcomes (15 hour exam over 3 days)