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Competition: Trying to beat others has good and bad consequences
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Subject AreaUnit 1: What topic area are you addressing?Unit 1: What content are you covering?Unit 1: What skill areas are you addressing during this unit?
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ScienceReproduction, variation and inheritance
Comparing sexual and asexual reproduction in plants and animals, human male and female reproductive systems, fertilisation in plants and humans, pregnancy and birth in humans, identifying variation caused by genes and the environment, measuring variation in a population, structure and function of DNA, inheritance of characteristics from parents to offspringTaking measurements, displaying data accurately.
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EnglishMacbeth, by William ShakespeareDramatic devices
Genre (tragedy)
Elizabethan England
Students will use a digital (animated and interactive) version of the text to explore Macbeth, focusing mainly on the characterisation of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Students will read the whole play (3 different versions: original, abridged and simple)
Speaking and Listening
Be able to play a variety of roles in group discussions by reading required material and being prepared; improvised dramatic role play
Reading
Reciprocal reading; using a variety of strategies to understand meaning; Selection and use of evidence to support inferences; connecting text and context; identifying and analysing writers’ use of literary devices to achieve a purpose; word level analysis
Writing
Analytical writing; empathetic writing
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MathsNumber and GeometryWritten and Mental methods of arithmetic
Factors, multiples, powers and roots
Negative numbers
Estimating, Rounding
Units and converting, measuring, errors
Perimeter and area
Fraction, decimals, percentages
Home Learning Project
Recall how to carry out routine procedures
Judge methods and strategies used
Evaluate results obtained
Judge efficiency of procedures
Carry out routine procedures
Carry out set tasks requiring multiple steps
Make deductions from mathematical content
Translate problems in non-mathematical context into a series of processes
Communicate information accurately
Evaluate a given way of presenting information
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EngineeringiPad Stands - Designing and develop ideas to make your own iPad stand.

Product analysis.
Client and market identification in relation to a project.
Designing and developing design.
What is, and how to write your own, specification.
Using feedback to inform ideas and progressing them forward.
Product Analysis, and using ACCESS FM to thoroughly research a project.
Making predictions of who your client will be and justifying these predictions
Using Computer Aided Design (CAD), to transfer your ideas from paper to computer
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MandarinTransport and colourVocabulary of transport;
Vocabulary of colour;
Sentence structure of using complement
Simple future tense
Speak and write a short text to describe how to go to school or work;
Able to use future tense in writing and speaking
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HistoryThis Unit seeks to enable learners to learn about the Cold War and how competition during this time had both negative and positive effects. Opportunities will be given for learners to explore events that saw two super powers competing ideologically, technologically, socially. culturally and economically.End of WW2, Atomic bomb, ideology, Vietnam War, Korean War, Berlin Wall, Arms RaceCommunicating the past: cause, consequence, linking and categorisation, writing skills. Research and Record
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GeographyEnergy
What is the best option for Britain's future energy needs?
Fracking
Wind farm location
Sustainable development
Other forms of energy to include - biomass, nuclear, fossil fuels and new technologies.
Debating and reasoning
Evaluating sources
Drafting and critiquing of an essay
Research and recording
Maps and Geographical Information Systems
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Drama
'Macbeth' by Shakespeare
In collaboration with the English Department, students will study 'Macbeth' by Shakespeare, developing an understanding of the plot, language, setting, characters and themes and the cultural and historical context of the play. They will use a range of drama techniques to re-create key sections and develop the ideas and themes within the play.Students will develop their ability to:-
Understand the key elements, language and themes of the play
Understand and use the language of Shakespeare
Contribute ideas and work collaboratively with others
Develop their knowledge and use of a range of drama techniques
Play a role showing characterisation
Evaluate their progress using appropriate terminology
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ArtCubist Still LifeStudents will be learning about the Cubist Art Movement and focus on the work of Pablo Picasso. They will develop their observational drawing further by creating a series of still life sketches that will be used to help inform their designs.Students will develop their drawing, tonal, observational, compositional and design skills.
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MusicMusic for CarnivalStudents will learn about the key features of both Samba and Calypso music through a variety of listening, performing and composing tasks. They will develop their knowledge of the cultural and historical background of these styles completing whole class performances and a group composition using a range of tuned and untuned percussion.Students will develop their instrumental skills learning specialist techniques for a range of percussion instruments. They will also develop their performance skills and compositional skills.
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PECompetition within SportStudents will understand that when you compete, in a team or as an individual, trying to beat your opponents there will be good and bad consequences.  We will look to develop our students knowledge and understanding of the types of competitions athletes will participate in, develop their skills to improve their chances of success against an opponent, discuss the emotional side before, during and after competition including what the side effects could be to winning or losing within Football and Basketball.Students will learn to collaborate in team situations and scenarios and develop their skills as a performer, official, leader and organiser.  Specific skills they will learn are how to outwit an opponent, tactical awareness in difficult situations, preparing the mind for adversity within sport, knowledge and understanding of the types of competitions, planning and organising skills, communications skills, applying the rules and regulations of the two sports.
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Economics How the markets work?This unit of the Economics GCSE specification covers issues within microeconomics. Students will consider the basic
economic problem and how it affects the allocation of resources in competitive markets. The unit will
cover how price is determined through the forces of demand and supply and how a firm competes in
the market.
It is essential that the range of content given below is demonstrated in the context of the
interdependent economic behaviour of individuals, groups, organisations and governments within a
local and national context.
Students will gain an insight about ‘real world’ economics and, therefore, throughout
the unit the dynamic nature of economic activity should be emphasised.
Students will learn to consider the economic choices they make in their day to day life and in the competitive markets in the economy. They shall be able to work in groups as well as individually and develop their economic analysis behind an issue. They shall learn to find the underpinning issues for the design of an economic policy and its equitability, sustanability bearing the interdependence of one economy on to the other. They shall also be exposed to extempore and presentational skills
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