Curriculum

Guide to GCSE Changes


To Find out more about Homewood School’s Curriculum, please contact Mr S Ridgway:

s.ridgway@homewood.kent.sch.uk


 

Key Stage Four
Pearson BTEC Level 1 and 2 First Award in Animal Care
This course is designed to encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for animal care, including practical skills; an understanding of concepts and principles; knowledge and skills; for further study at level 3, or for employment.
 Year 10Year 11
Term One: AutumnUnit 4.1 and 4.2 Understand how to select animal accommodation, and prepare and maintain animal accommodation.Unit 5.1 and 5.2 Know what indicates behaviour patterns in animals, and understand the influence of enrichment on animal behaviour, and monitor and record the behaviour of a range of animals.
Term Two: ChristmasUnit 4.2 and 4.3 Prepare and maintain animal accommodation, and clean out animal accommodation.Unit 5.2 Monitor and record the behaviour of a range of animals.
Term Three: WinterUnit 1.1 and 1.2 Understand the essential signs of good and ill health in animals, and understand common diseases, their causes, transmission and treatment.Unit 2.1 Understand safe handling and restraint techniques.
Term Four: SpringUnit 1.2 and 1.3 Understand common diseases, their causes, transmission and treatment, and understand the signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment of common parasites.Unit 2.2 Demonstrate safe handling and restraint techniques used with animals
Term Five: SummerUnit 5.1 Know what indicates behaviour patterns in animals, and understand the influence of enrichment on animal behaviour. 
Key Stage Five
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Animal Management
This course is designed to encourage students to develop an enthusiasm for animal science, practical skills, and working in animal-based careers, to take on into further education or for employment.
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnUnit 5.1 Explore the ways in which animals learn normal and abnormal behaviours, and how these behaviours can be managed.Unit 4.1 and 4.2 Explore safe animal handling techniques for different animals and situations, and explore the preparation and maintenance of accommodation and environments to meet the needs of different animals.
Term Two: ChristmasUnit 6.1 Understand the growth and reproduction of pathogens and parasites, and how organisms defend against disease.Unit 4.3 Undertake essential animal husbandry practices to support the health and welfare of animals.
Term Three: WinterUnit 3.1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of animal welfare concepts, ethical approaches, animal welfare legislation and welfare requirements.
Unit 3.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of animal welfare concepts, ethical approaches, compliance with animal welfare legislation and meeting welfare requirements in context.
Unit 7.1 Investigate employment opportunities in the animal sector to target future progression, and develop communication and interview skills to improve employment prospects.
Term Four: SpringUnit 3.3 Analyse and evaluate information and data relating to the welfare of selected animals, making informed judgements about welfare and ethical issues and recommendations to address these issues.
Unit 6.2 Undertake health assessments to promote and maintain animal health and welfare and treat and prevent common diseases and disorders, and demonstrate preventative health strategies by assessing, recording and monitoring health in animals.
Unit 7.2 Complete work-related experience in the animal sector to contribute to personal and professional development.
Term Five: SummerUnit 5.2 Examine behaviour patterns and their influencing factors in animals, and undertake animal behaviour monitoring as a measure of animal welfare. 
Key Stage Three Art and Design
 Year 7Year 8
Term One: Autumn3D Design – Mask or Owl project3D Design – Mask or Owl project
Term Two: ChristmasTextiles – Printing or Embroidery projectTextiles – Printing or Embroidery project
Term Three: WinterGraphics – Decorated letter or Suprematism & Shape projectGraphics – Decorated letter or Suprematism & Shape project
Term Four: SpringPhotography – Weaving or Origami projectPhotography – Weaving or Origami project
Term Five: SummerFine Art – Food & Packaging or Landscapes projectFine Art – Food & Packaging or Landscapes project
Please note that in KS3 for 1 term each year, every class will rotate to do Catering instead of Art & Design.

Art & Design: Fine Art

Key Stage Four: Year 9
AQA GCSE Fine Art
Term One: Autumn

Projects will develop the basic understanding of the 4 x GCSE AOs in order to build up skills and knowledge through workshops / mini projects. This work will then show evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

Students will also be developing an understanding of the GCSE style sketchbook or project sheet format.

Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter
Term Four: Spring
Term Five: Summer
Key Stage Four
AQA GCSE Fine Art
 Year 10Year 11
Term One: Autumn

The creation of a minimum of 2 coursework projects, each with preparation work and final piece/s. The teacher will set the specific themes / topics of the projects.

Including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

Completing the 2 coursework projects.

In Term 3 the Mock exam work starts (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher).

Final exam takes place between January – April (this is a practical project set by AQA) with a few weeks of preparation work followed by a 10 hour practical exam in the teaching room (in exam conditions) to create the final piece/s for this exam project. The theme / topic of the exam project will be chosen from a selection that are set by the exam board.

Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter
Term Four: Spring
Term Five: Summer
N/A
Key Stage Five
Edexcel A Level Fine Art
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: Autumn

Key skills investigated and explored then moving into researching and planning for the main unit of coursework, including evidence of:

  • Developing
  • Exploring
  • Recording
  • Presenting

Developing a continued understanding of the A2 style sketchbook or project sheet format.

Also planning the topic of study for the Personal Study, and how it will be based on 1st hand information / research.

Working on the main coursework project and Personal Study.
Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter

Mock exam (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher), working towards completion of the prep work and final piece/s for the main unit of coursework.

February 1st = Begin exam unit – the topic is set by Edexcel. Again, including evidence of:

  • Developing
  • Exploring
  • Recording
  • Presenting
Term Four: SpringCompletion of prep work for the exam unit of work, with a 3 day exam to complete the final piece/s.
Term Five: SummerN/A

Art & Design: 3D Design – Ceramics

Key Stage Four: Year 9
AQA GCSE Ceramics
Term One: Autumn

Projects will develop the basic understanding of the 4 x GCSE AOs in order to build up skills and knowledge through workshops / mini projects. This work will then show evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

Students will also be developing an understanding of the GCSE style sketchbook or project sheet format.

A thorough understanding of the Health & Safety requirements in the Ceramics room will be embedded.

Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter
Term Four: Spring
Term Five: Summer
Key Stage Four
AQA GCSE Ceramics
 Year 10Year 11
Term One: Autumn

The creation of 2 coursework projects each with preparation work and final piece/s, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

The teacher will set the specific themes /topics of the projects.

Completing the 2 coursework projects.

In Term 3 the Mock exam work starts (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher).

Final exam takes place between January – April (this is a practical project set by AQA)  with few weeks of preparation work followed by a 10 hour practical exam in the teaching room (in exam conditions) to create the final piece/s for this exam project. The theme / topic of the exam project will be chosen from a selection that are set by the exam board.

Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter
Term Four: Spring
Term Five: SummerN/A
Key Stage Five
Edexcel A Level Ceramics
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: Autumn

Key skills investigated and explored then moving into researching and planning for the main unit of coursework, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

Developing a continued understanding of the A2 style sketchbook or project sheet format.

Also planning the topic of study for the Personal Study, and how it will be based on 1st hand information / research.

Working on the main coursework project and Personal Study.
Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter

Mock exam (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher), working towards completion of the prep work and final piece/s for the main unit of coursework.

February 1st = Begin exam unit – the topic is set by Edexcel.  Again, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising
Term Four: SpringCompletion of prep work for the exam unit of work, with a 3 day exam to complete the final piece/s.
Term Five: SummerN/A

Art & Design: Graphics

Key Stage Four: Year 9
AQA GCSE Graphics
Term One: Autumn

Projects will develop the basic understanding of the 4 x GCSE AOs in order to build up skills and knowledge through workshops / mini projects. This work will then show evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

Students will also be developing an understanding of the GCSE style sketchbook or project sheet format.

Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter
Term Four: Spring
Term Five: Summer
Key Stage Four
AQA GCSE Graphics
 Year 10Year 11
Term One: Autumn

The creation of 2 coursework projects each with preparation work and final piece/s, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

The teacher will set the specific themes /topics of the projects.

Completing the 2 coursework projects.

In Term 3 the Mock exam work starts (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher).

Final exam takes place between January – April (this is a practical project set by AQA) with few weeks of preparation work followed by a 10 hour practical exam in the teaching room (in exam conditions) to create the final piece/s for this exam project. The theme / topic of the exam project will be chosen from a selection that are set by the exam board.

Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter
Term Four: Spring
Term Five: SummerN/A
Key Stage Five
Edexcel A Level Graphics
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: Autumn

Key skills investigated and explored then moving into researching and planning for the main unit of coursework, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

Developing a continued understanding of the A2 style sketchbook or project sheet format.

Also planning the topic of study for the Personal Study, and how it will be based on 1st hand information / research.

Working on the main coursework project and Personal Study.
Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter

Mock exam (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher), working towards completion of the prep work and final piece/s for the main unit of coursework.

February 1st = Begin exam unit – the topic is set by Edexcel. Again, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising
Term Four: SpringCompletion of prep work for the exam unit of work, with a 3 day exam to complete the final piece/s.
Term Five: SummerN/A

Art & Design: Photography

Key Stage Four: Year 9
AQA GCSE Photography
Term One: Autumn

Projects will develop the basic understanding of the 4 x GCSE AOs in order to build up skills and knowledge through workshops / mini projects. This work will then show evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

Students will also be developing an understanding of the GCSE style sketchbook or project sheet format.

Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter
Term Four: Spring
Term Five: Summer
Key Stage Four
AQA GCSE Photography
 Year 10Year 11
Term One: Autumn

The creation of 2 coursework projects each with preparation work and final piece/s, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

The teacher will set the specific themes /topics of the projects.

Completing the 2 coursework projects.

In Term 3 the Mock exam work starts (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher).

Final exam takes place between January – April (this is a practical project set by AQA) with few weeks of preparation work followed by a 10 hour practical exam in the teaching room (in exam conditions) to create the final piece/s for this exam project. The theme / topic of the exam project will be chosen from a selection that are set by the exam board.

Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter
Term Four: Spring
Term Five: SummerN/A
Key Stage Five
Edexcel A Level Photography
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: Autumn

Key skills investigated and explored then moving into researching and planning for the main unit of coursework, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Presenting

Developing a continued understanding of the A2 style sketchbook or project sheet format.

Also planning the topic of study for the Personal Study, and how it will be based on 1st hand information / research.

Working on the main coursework project and Personal Study.
Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter

Mock exam (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher), working towards completion of the prep work and final piece/s for the main unit of coursework.

February 1st = Begin exam unit – the topic is set by Edexcel. Again, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Presenting
Term Four: SpringCompletion of prep work for the exam unit of work, with a 3 day exam to complete the final piece/s.
Term Five: SummerN/A

Art & Design: Textiles

Key Stage Four: Year 9
AQA GCSE Textiles
Term One: Autumn

Projects will develop the basic understanding of the 4 x GCSE AOs in order to build up skills and knowledge through workshops / mini projects. This work will then show evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

Students will also be developing an understanding of the GCSE style sketchbook or project sheet format.

Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter
Term Four: Spring
Term Five: Summer
Key Stage Four
AQA GCSE Textiles
 Year 10Year 11
Term One: Autumn

The creation of 2 coursework projects each with preparation work and final piece/s, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Realising

The teacher will set the specific themes /topics of the projects.

Completing the 2 coursework projects.

In Term 3 the Mock exam work starts (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher).

Final exam takes place between January – April (this is a practical project set by AQA) with few weeks of preparation work followed by a 10 hour practical exam in the teaching room (in exam conditions) to create the final piece/s for this exam project. The theme / topic of the exam project will be chosen from a selection that are set by the exam board.

Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter
Term Four: Spring
Term Five: SummerN/A
Key Stage Five
Edexcel A Level Textiles
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: Autumn

Key skills investigated and explored then moving into researching and planning for the main unit of coursework, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Presenting

Developing a continued understanding of the A2 style sketchbook or project sheet format.

Also planning the topic of study for the Personal Study, and how it will be based on 1st hand information / research.

Working on the main coursework project and Personal Study.
Term Two: Christmas
Term Three: Winter

Mock exam (practical project or individual tasks set by the teacher), working towards completion of the prep work and final piece/s for the main unit of coursework.

February 1st = Begin exam unit – the topic is set by Edexcel. Again, including evidence of:

  • Development
  • Refining
  • Recording
  • Presenting
Term Four: SpringCompletion of prep work for the exam unit of work, with a 3 day exam to complete the final piece/s.
Term Five: SummerN/A
Key Stage Three
Year 7 Year 8
Term One: Autumn Basics- greetings, family, pet, numbers Holidays
Term Two: Christmas Basics 2 – character writing, pinyin, radicals All about me
Term Three: Winter Hobbies & Sports My town
Term Four: Spring School Travel in China
Term Five: Summer Food & Drinks Project
Key Stage Four
AQA GCSE Examination Board, Four Skills 25% each.
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Term One: Autumn Travel in China & Online activities Holidays Media
Term Two: Christmas My life All about Me Environment
Term Three: Winter School My town General revision
Term Four: Spring Leisure Travel in China General revision
Term Five: Summer Project & HSK 3 Shopping
Key Stage Three Dance
 Year 7Year 8
Term One: AutumnMission ImpossibleParkour
Term Two: ChristmasNutcrackerHunger Games
Term Three: WinterAladdinThriller
Term Four: Spring

Performance Study

The Cog

Swansong

Bugsy Malone

Term Five: SummerContact work and communicating a theme in performanceStyle Exploration
Key Stage Three Dance
AQA GCSE Dance
Term One: AutumnShadows: Solo Composition
Term Two: ChristmasShadows: Group Performance Piece
Term Three: WinterEmancipation of Expressionism: Group Choreography
Term Four: Spring

Emancipation of Expressionism: Performance Trio

Within Her Eyes: Contact Duet Choreography

Term Five: SummerWithin Her Eyes: Site Sensitive Piece
Key Stage Five
AQA A Level Dance
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnIntroduction to Rambert and Rooster
Technique
Rambert revision
Choreography Paper Exploration
Technique
Practitioner’s solo selection and refinement
Term Two: ChristmasPerformance: Ruby Tuesday Solo
Choreography: Group themes from Rooster
Rambert and Rooster Revision
Choreography sharing progress presentations
Quartet refinement
Term Three: WinterRambert Practitioners
Solo Choreography
Group performance piece (Quartet)
ICDS Revision
Choreography sharing progress presentations
Practical Exam preparation
Term Four: SpringIntroduction to Independent Contemporary Dance Scene and SutraICDS and Sutra Revision
Practical Exam Preparation
Term Five: SummerICDS Practitioners
Khan Solo
Performance Quartet
Study Leave
Key Stage Three Drama
 Year 7Year 8
Term One: AutumnCharacter
Fundamental skill of drama, how to build a character
Focus: Physicality and vocal work. Explore different types of character (hierarchy, interaction)
Devising
The first base of learning skills which are used in the new GCSE exam. Focus: devising process, creative approach and different stimuli
Term Two: ChristmasImprovisation
Fundamental skill of students being able to improvise scenes.
Focus: think quickly and creatively, spontaneous/polished, offering and accepting other ideas.
Pantomime
To recap character work but develop using Melodrama
Focus: Melodrama, stock characters, criteria of pantomime
Term Three: WinterShakespeare
To learn about Shakespeare, the importance and how this influenced what we have today.
Focus: Vocal work, stage fighting, ensemble, unison/canon, staging a performance
Harry Potter
Stylised performance
Focus: character development (physical and vocal), staging a performance and different types of stages, mime, physical theatre
Term Four: SpringPhysical Theatre
To explore how to use a non-naturalistic approach
Focus: Ensemble ideas (developing from last term), physical teamwork to create props, set/scenery, naturalistic/non-naturalistic
Script/Bugsy Malone
How to write, read and interpret a script
Focus: Breaking down a script, interpreting own version, staging, linking previous skills together to create a structure performance
Term Four: SummerPage to Stage
How to bring stories alive from a book
Focus: interpreting text, developing characters, narration, Whoosh!
Workshops
To consider other areas of the theatre
Focus: To experience other roles in the theatre (lighting, sound, radio, stage fighting
Key Stage Four: Year 9

AQA GCSE Drama

Students have gained the fundamental skills during key stage 3 so this year is used to recap, develop and improve those skills and for them to experience other areas of drama (eg site specific)

Term One: AutumnRecap skills learnt at key stage 3 and introduce new drama techniques through practical work approach, This has a focus of a live event. Learning to analyse a performance in detail
Term Two: ChristmasCharacter development – ‘Last Resort’ character profiles, hot seating, character development, stock characters
Term Three: WinterAbstract/Non-naturalistic – Too much punch for Judy. To explore the use of physical theatre to a higher level, interpreting a script, using non-naturalistic drama to convey a meaning/moral/story
Term Four: SpringScripted – to explore a variety of genre, introduce practitioners and their methodologies, develop characters for a wide range of scripts
Term Five: SummerDevising – Recap the devising process and skills and then be able to take these skills through the whole process to a final performance – This is directly related to their GCSE exam
Key Stage Four
AQA GCSE Drama
 Year 10Year 11
Term One: AutumnScripted: Mobile Phone – Each student to learn how to direct, lighting and sound effects, staging devicesDevising: creating, development, section 2 of the log
Term Two: ChristmasScripted: Mobile Phone – Each student to learn how to direct, lighting and sound effects, staging devices (prep work for devising)Devising: Complete practical, section 3 of log. Introduce scripts for extracts for final exam (read the play, research characters)
Term Three: WinterThe 39 steps set text: Explore each scene with a different focus.Scripted extracts: Interpret, create, develop and stage
Term Four: SpringThe 39 steps set text: Explore each scene with a different focus.Complete Scripted extracts. Start revising for written exam (all components inc set text and live performance
Term Five: SummerDevising start devising, exploring different stimuli, research, creating and complete section 1 of the log over the holidays (this is the start of their final practical exam piece)Written exam/Study leave
Key Stage Five
AQA A Level Theatre Studies
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnSet text 1 – Servant to Two MastersSet text 2 – Preparation of devised piece
Term Two: ChristmasSet text 1 – Servant to two masters and start Extract 1Further study of Set text 2 and Devised piece for performance
Term Three: WinterExtract 1 and portfolioPreparation for extract 3 and portfolio
Term Four: SpringExtract 2 and portfolio (Revision of set text in prep for PPE)Completion of extract 3 and revision of set text 1 & 2
Term Five: SummerIntroduction of Set text 2Study Leave – Exam
Key Stage Three English
 Year 7Year 8
Term One: AutumnCreative WritingDifferent Cultures Poetry
Creative Writing
Term Two: Christmas19th Century Fiction19th Century Fiction
Term Three: WinterNature Poetry
Writing to Advise
Animal Farm
Writing to Explain/Inform
Term Four: SpringShakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Writing to Persuade
Shakespeare: The Tempest
Writing to Persuade
Term Five: SummerWonder
Language Paper 1
Language Paper 2
Year 9 Induction
Key Stage Four: Year 9
GCSE FOUNDATION YEAR
Term One: AutumnConflict: Poetry and Non-Fiction Anthology
Comparison
Term Two: ChristmasGothic: Creative Writing
Term Three: WinterIdentity: Modern Short Stories
Structure and Critical Evaluation
Term Four: SpringShakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Writing to Persuade
Term Five: SummerWonder
Language Paper 1
Key Stage Four: Year 9
AQA GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature
 Year 10Year 11
Term One: AutumnGCSE English Literature paper 2, section B Love and Relationships poetry
Viewpoint writing
GCSE English Language paper 1 revision and mock examination
Term Two: ChristmasGCSE English Literature paper 1, section B A Christmas Carol by Charles DickensGCSE English Literature paper 1 revision and mock examination
Term Three: WinterGCSE English Literature paper 2 section A Blood Brothers by Willy RussellGCSE English Language paper 2 revision and mock examination
Term Four: SpringGCSE English Literature paper 1, section A MacbethGCSE English Literature paper 2 revision and mock examination
Term Five: Summer N/A
Key Stage Five
AQA A Level English Literature B
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnOthello
Richard II
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
When Will There Be Good News?
NEA
Term Two: ChristmasOthello
Richard II
Unseen crime extract preparation
When Will There Be Good News?
NEA
Term Three: WinterOthello
The Great Gatsby
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Othello revision
NEA
Term Four: SpringOthello
The Great Gatsby
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Revision of paper 1:
Othello
Richard II
The Great Gatsby
Revision of paper 2:
Unseen extract
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
When Will There Be Good News?
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Term Five: SummerNEA 
Key Stage Five
AQA A Level Language and Literature
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnIntroduction to Stylistics
Imagined Worlds: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Remembered Places: ‘Paris’ anthology
Writing About Society: ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
‘Dramatic Encounters: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
Term Two: ChristmasImagined Worlds: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Remembered Places: ‘Paris’ anthology
Writing About Society: ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
‘Dramatic Encounters: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
Term Three: WinterImagined Worlds: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Remembered Places: ‘Paris’ anthology
Commencement of the NEA (non-examined unit)
Writing About Society: ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
‘Dramatic Encounters: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
Term Four: SpringImagined Worlds: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood
Remembered Places: ‘Paris’ anthology
Poetic Voices: ‘Meantime’ by Carol Ann Duffy

Revision:

  • Imagined Worlds: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood
  • Remembered Places: ‘Paris’ anthology
  • Poetic Voices: ‘Meantime’ by Carol Ann Duffy
  • Writing About Society: ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • ‘Dramatic Encounters: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
Term Five: Summer

Poetic Voices: ‘Meantime’ by Carol Ann Duffy

NEA (non-examined unit)

N/A
Key Stage Three
 Year 7Year 8
Term One: AutumnCreate your own religionCrime and Punishment
Term Two: Christmas Medical Ethics
Term Three: WinterChristianity and Life of Jesus 
Term Four: SpringMarriage and the familyGenocide and the Holocaust
Term Five: SummerIslam and the life of Muhammed 
Key Stage Four
Edexcel Religious Studies Option B
 Year 10Year 11
Term One: AutumnChristian beliefsCrime and Punishment
Term Two: ChristmasMarriage and the familyLiving the Muslim life
Term Three: WinterLiving the Christian lifePeace and conflict
Term Four: SpringMatters of life and deathRevision
Term Five: SummerMuslim beliefs 
Key Stage Five
Edexcel Religious Studies: Philosophy, Ethics and Theology
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnIntroduction and Teleological and Cosmological arguments for the existence of God
Social, historical and religious context of the NT e.g. first century Palestine, Hellenism
Religious language focussing on the nature and meaning of language, the via negativa, verification and falsification and language games.
War and peace focusing on ideas of Just War, pacifism and religious responses.
Post-Enlightenment scholarship regarding the interpretation of the Bible
Term Two: ChristmasOntological argument for the existence of God and problem of evil and suffering including the Augustinian, Irenaean and process theodicies.
Social, historical and religious context of the NT: Prophecy regarding the Messiah.
Beliefs about life after death from different philosophical and religious perspectives including end of life care.
Debates about science and religion.
Kingdom of God in Luke and eschatology
Term Three: WinterCritical examination of Utilitarianism, Situation ethics and Natural Moral Law as the basis for moral decision making.
Equality.
Theological significance of John’s Prologue
Analysis and critical evaluation and comparison of the works of scholars in philosophy and ethics including an exploration of Kantian Deontology.
Religious and political conflicts that lead to Jesus’ death.
Crucifixion and resurrection narratives
Term Four: SpringSexual ethics focussing on ethical theories and responses for homosexuality, sex outside of marriage, divorce and adultery and IVF and contraception.
‘I am’ sayings and signs in John’s Gospel
Exploration of issues related to meta ethics, including ethical language.
Exploration and evaluation of the relationship between religion and morality.
Scientific challenges to the resurrection.
Ethical teaching of Jesus from Luke’s Gospel and impact of Christian codes for living
Term Five: SummerEnvironmental ethics focussing on climate change, pollution, stewardship, animal ethics and Gaia theory.
Critical examination of religious experience focussing on the nature and types of religious experience.
Biblical criticism including the Synoptic problem.
 
Key Stage Three
Year 7 Year 8
Term One: Autumn Introducing oneself A trip to Paris
Term Two: Christmas Family and pets media
Term Three: Winter school Where I live
Term Four: Spring Hobbies and freetime My social life
Term Five: Summer En ville Mini project
Key Stage Four
This Pearson Edexcel GCSE French course is taught over 3 years and covers the following 5 themes: Identity and culture, Local area, holiday and travel, School, Future aspirations, study and work, International and global dimension. There is an end of course exam of the 4 skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Each skill is worth 25% of the exam. Students are taught 3 lessons per week.
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Term One: Autumn Present tense Town and local area Holidays and travel
Term Two: Christmas New Year’s Resolutions and healthy lifestyle School PPE preparation
Term Three: Winter Past tense Work and future plans Revision and skills practice for the exam
Term Four: Spring Family, relationships, leisure and technology Environment and global dimension Exam preparation with focus on speaking practice
Term Five: Summer Food, meals, special occasions, family celebrations, festivals and traditions PPE prep
Key Stage Five
The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in French consists of two externally-examined papers at the end of year 13 assessing listening, reading and writing and a non-examined speaking assessment, during which students discuss their findings from an independent research project. Students are taught three lessons a week by teacher one, and two lessons a week by teacher two. Students also benefit from an independent study session each week, where they are supported by a native foreign language assistant.
Year 12 Year 13
Teacher one Teacher two Teacher one Teacher two
Term One: Autumn La musique et les festivals La famille La musique et les festivals La famille
Term Two: Christmas Film: Intouchables and AS grammar Les médias et la presse écrite Film: Intouchables and A2 grammar Les médias et la presse écrite
Term Three: Winter Intouchables essay practice Education Intouchables essay practice Education
Term Four: Spring Festivals and traditions Le monde du travail Festivals and traditions + exam revision Le monde du travail
Term Five: Summer La France Occupée Grammar consolidation Introduction to IRP Revision of No et Moi and la France sous l’Occupation Exam revision and preparation
Key Stage Three
Year 7 Year 8
Term One: Autumn Why should we protect our coastlines? N/A
Term Two: Christmas Is plastic really a problem? How risky is our planet? – Tectonics
Term Three: Winter N/A Is the rainforest worth protecting? – Ecosystems
Term Four: Spring Map skills and how wild are tornadoes? N/A
Term Five: Summer How diverse is Africa? Rivers – natural wonder or destructive force
Key Stage Four
AQA Geography We follow a three year GCSE course covering a range of geographical themes and skills. There are three examinations at the end of year 11. Paper 1 and 2 (Living with the physical environment and Challenges in the human environment) both contribute 35% whilst paper 3 (Geographical Applications) contributes 30%. We study a range of places through the various themes , supported by 2 compulsory field trips covering both physical and human aspects of the course. We also offer an optional biennial international trip for those in year 10 and above.
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Term One: Autumn Transition to GCSE project encompassing a range of geographical themes from local to global. Living with the physical environment: The Living World – Ecosystems and Tropical Rainforests Challenges in the human environment: Resource management and water
Term Two: Christmas Living with the physical environment: Natural hazards and tectonic hazards Living with the physical environment: The Living World – Cold Environments Living with the physical environment: Weather hazards and climate change
Term Three: Winter Challenges in the human environment: Urban issues and challenges (Rio) Challenges in the human environment: The changing economic world and Nigeria Revision and paper 3 (Geographical applications) preparation
Term Four: Spring Challenges in the human environment: Urban issues Urban issues and challenges(London) Challenges in the human environment: The changing economic world – Economic futures in the UK Revision and paper 3 preparation (Geographical applications) /Final Examinations
Term Five: Summer Living with the physical environment: Physical landscapes in the UK – River landscapes in the UK Living with the physical environment: Physical landscapes in the UK – Coastal landscapes In The UK.
Key Stage Five
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Geography Over two year students study a balance of human and physical geography topics. The course consists of three externally examined papers and one non-examination assessment component. Students must complete at least four days of compulsory fieldwork which leads to an independent investigation and fulfils the non-examination element of the course.
Year 12 Year 13
Term One: Autumn Dynamic Landscapes: Tectonic Processes and Hazards Global Development and Connections: Health, Human Rights and Intervention
Term Two: Christmas Dynamic Places: Globalisation Non-Examination Assessment: Independent Investigation
Term Three: Winter Shaping Places: Regenerating Places The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity
Term Four: Spring Coastal Landscapes and Change The Carbon Cycle and Energy Insecurity
Term Five: Summer Human Systems and Geopolitics: Superpowers
Key Stage Three
 Year 7Year 8
Term One: AutumnIntroduce oneselfHolidays
Term Two: ChristmasFamily, pets and ChristmasMedia
Term Three: WinterFreetimeFood and healthy lifestyle
Term Four: SpringMy area and my townMy childhood
Term Five: SummerSchoolMini project
Key Stage Four
This Pearson Edexcel GCSE German course is taught over 3 years and covers the following 5 themes: School, Identity and Culture, Local area holidays and travel, Future aspirations, study and work, International and global dimension. There is an end of course exam of the 4 skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Each skill is worth 25% of the exam. Students are taught 3 lessons a week.
 Year 9Year 10Year 11
Term One: AutumnPresent tenseFamily and relationshipsWork
Term Two: ChristmasFuture tense and modal verbsAt homeExam preparation/PPE
Term Three: WinterHolidaysHolidays and tourist transactionsEnvironment and global dimension
Term Four: SpringSchoolHolidays and local areaExam Preparation /PPE
Term Five: SummerFree time and festivalsExam preparation / PPE 
Key Stage Five
The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in German consists of two externally-examined papers at the end of year 13 assessing listening, reading and writing and a non-examined speaking assessment, during which students discuss their findings from an independent research project. Students are taught three lessons a week by teacher one, and two lessons a week by teacher two. Students also benefit from an independent study session each week, where they are supported by a native foreign language assistant.
 Year 12Year 13
 Teacher oneTeacher twoTeacher oneTeacher two
Term One: AutumnDie MusikDie Umwelt (the environment)Wiedervereinigung (reunification)Die positive Die Herausforderungen von Immigration (the challenges of immigration) and Independent Research Project
Term Two: ChristmasGoodbye LeninDie Medien (media)Der Besuch der alten DameDie staatliche und soziale Reaktion zur Immigration (state and social reaction to immigration)
Term Three: WinterGoodbye LeninBildung (education)Der Besuch der alten DameRevision of year 12 themes in preparation for speaking exam and refinement of Independent Research Project.
Term Four: SpringGoodbye LeninDie Welt der Arbeit (the world of work)Der Besuch der alten Dame / Goodbye Lenin / TranslationFurther speaking practice and preparation for listening, reading, translation exam.
Term Five: SummerDas Leben in der DDR (life in the former East Germany)Die positive Auswirkung von Immigration (the positive influence of immigration) and Independent Research ProjectN/AN/A
Key Stage Three
 Year 7Year 8
Term One: Autumn Jack the Ripper
Term Two: ChristmasAnglo-Saxon and Norman England 
Term Three: WinterWho had the power in the middle ages?WWI
Term Four: SpringTudorsRoad to war and WW2
Term Five: Summer Who is the most significant person throughout history?
Key Stage Four

The Edexcel GCSE History course is taught over 3 years and covers the following 4 topics; Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, Medicine Through Time, Weimar and Nazi Germany and The American West.Students are taught 3 lessons per week. In Y11 students will have 3 exams that will test different historical skills. For Example:

AO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the periods studied.
AO2: Explain and analyse historical events and periods studied using second-order historical concepts.
AO3: Analyse, evaluate and use sources to make substantiated judgements, in the context of historical events studied.
AO4: Analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied.

 Year 9Year 10Year 11
Term One: AutumnAnglo-Saxons and the Norman ConquestMedicine in the 18th and 19th Century/ Crime, Punishment and Law Enforcement in the 18th and 19th CenturyNazi Control and Dictatorship/Life in Nazi Germany
Term Two: ChristmasWilliam in PowerMedicine in the 20th and 21st Century/ Crime, Punishment and Law Enforcement in the 20th and 21st CenturyThe Native Americans and Early Settlers
Term Three: WinterNorman EnglandWestern FrontSettling on the plains/Conflict on plains
Term Four: SpringMedieval England, 1250 – 1500The Weimar RepublicRevision
Term Five: SummerThe Medical Renaissance, 1500 – 1700Rise of the NSDAP and Hitler 
Key Stage Five
OCR A Level History is organsied into four different topics; England (1483-1603), Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany (1919-1963), Russia and its Rulers (1855-1964) and Civil Rights in America (Coursework). The course is designed to create independent learners, critical thinkers and decision-makers – all personal assets that can make them stand out as they progress to higher education and/or the workplace.
 Year 12: Teacher 1Year 12: Teacher 2Year 13: Teacher 1Year 13; Teacher 2
Term One: AutumnThe Rise and Collapse of Weimar GermanyIntroduction to the TudorsThe impact of dictatorial regimes on the economy and society.Civil Rights in America (Coursework Knowledge)
Term Two: ChristmasThe Nazi DictatorshipHenry VIIThe impact of war and revolution and the development of the Russian Empire and the USSRCivil Rights: Coursework knowledge and skills practise
Term Three: WinterImpact of war and defeat and occupation by the Allies.Henry VIIIRussia and its empire, nationalities and satellite statesCivil Rights: Coursework write up
Term Four: Spring

Post-War Germany

And

Overview of Russian Leaders (1855-1964)

Edward VIRevisionRevision
Term Five: SummerThe nature of Russian government.Elizabeth I  
Key Stage Four: Year 9
This part of the qualification is a skills year. Students will practise the theoretical framework and develop skills across the media platforms.
Term One: Autumn Key Concepts Developing understanding of the theoretical framework Representation Audience Industry Language Ideology Narrative Genre Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of key concept through a practical activity each term.
Term Two: Christmas Broadcast analysis music video, film trailer,
Term Three: Winter Print based analysis newspapers, film posters etc television
Term Four: Spring Online, social and participatory
Term Five: Summer NEA Coursework practise
Key Stage Four
AQA GCSE Media Studies
Year 10 Year 11
Term One: Autumn CSP Advertisement analysis Areas assessment Language Representation

Galaxy OMO NHS Represent

CSP Science Fiction television Areas assessment Language Representation Audience IndustryClass, Episode 4 Co-owner of a lonely heart Dr Who, Episode 1 An unearthly child
Term Two: Christmas NEA Practice Assessment One: Research and planning of the specific brief Assessment Two: Statement of Intent and production NEA Final Draft Assessment Two: Statement of Intent Practical production
Term Three: Winter CSP Music Video and Film Industry Areas assessed Audience IndustryProducts Music One Direction History Arctic Monkey I bet you look Film I Daniel Blake Dr Strange CSP Newspaper Areas assessed Language Representation Audience IndustryThe Daily Mirror The Times
Term Four: Spring Online, social and participatory CSP Magazines Areas assessed Language Representation Tatler RevealRevision of all CSP’sPaper 1 Advertisement Music Videos Radio Online participatory media Newspapers Magazines FilmPaper 2 Television Online participatory media Newspapers
Term Five: Summer Online Media Areas assessed Language Representation Audience IndustryProducts Zoella – online vlogger and blogger Kim Kardashian; Hollywood Lara Croft Go. N/A
Key Stage Five
AQA A Level Media Studies
Year 12 Year 13
Term One: Autumn
Term Two: Christmas Music Video Products Letter to the Free (Common) Billie Jean (Michael Jean) Areas assessed Language Representation NEA Practice Assessment One: Research and planning of the specific brief Assessment Two: Statement of Intent and draft production Film Areas assessed Industry Audience Chicken (2015) Joe Stephenson Online participatory media Products The Voice (ethnic minority newspaper) Teen Vogue Video Games Tomb Raiders Anniversary Prime Metroid 2 SIMS Freeplay Areas assessed Language Representation Audience Representation
Term Three: Winter Television Areas assessed Language Audience Representation IndustryNo Offence (2015) Paul Abbott Available on 4ODThe Killing (2007) Soren Sveistrup Revision Paper 1 Advertisement Music Videos Radio Online participatory media Newspapers Magazines Film
Term Four: Spring Radio Areas assessed Audience IndustryThe Surgery (Current Year 13) Life Hacks ( new text for current Year 12) War of the Worlds Orson Wells Available on YouTubeNEA Official Brief Assessment One: Research and planning of the specific brief Assessment Two: Statement of Intent and two production Revision Paper 2 Television Online participatory media Newspapers
Term Five: Summer Unseen texts analysis NEA Official Brief Assessment One: Research and planning of the specific brief Assessment Two: Statement of Intent and two production Completed drafts of coursework to be improved over the summer break and handed in. N/A
Key Stage Three Art and Design
IB Film Studies
Year 12 Year 13
Term One: Autumn Introduction to Film History, Film Movements and Film Language:
  • Textual analysis (independent)
  • Film portfolio: mise en scene and cinematography linked to film movements (collaborative)
Animated Film:
  • Textual analysis (independent)
  • Film portfolio (independent):
    • 10-30 second
    • animated film
7 minute collaborative film and evaluation final submission Comparative study (independent)
Term Two: Christmas Introduction to World Cinema:
  • Textual analysis (independent)
  • Film portfolio (collaborative):
    • 1 minute non-dialogue film
    • sound production
Comparative study (independent)
Alternative Film (Surrealism, French New Wave, Dogme 95):
  • Textual analysis (independent)
  • Film portfolio (independent):
    • 1 minute surrealist film
  • Comparative study (independent)
Term Three: Winter Documentary Film:
  • Textual analysis (independent)
  • Film Portfolio (collaborative):

2 minute documentary

  • Comparative study (independent)
Textual analysis final assessment Comparative study final submission
Term Four: Spring Film Noir:
  • Textual analysis (independent)
  • Film Portfolio (collaborative): 2 minute film noir
  • Introduction to Comparative Study Assessment – final choices (independent).
Compiling the film portfolio final submission
Term Five: Summer Collaborative Film Production:
  • Introduction to other film
N/A
Key Stage Three Music
 Year 7Year 8
Term One: AutumnReading Music Notation
Rhythm
Note Values
Time Signatures
Independent instrument course
Guitar, piano, ukulele or singing
Term Two: ChristmasElements of sound
Dynamics
Tempo
Texture
Structure
Reading notation
Melody
Cover versus original
Create a cover of an original on the instrument studied in term one
Term Three: WinterAladdin
Performing and composing One Jump Ahead
Film music
Harry Potter Hedgewig theme
Leitmotif composition
Term Four: SpringSinging – Vocal technique
Vocal percussion
Junk yard orchestra
Film music
Harry Potter Hedgewig theme
Leitmotif composition
Term Five: SummerWorld Music
Steel Pans
African Drumming
Gamelan
Blues
12 bar blues structure
Improvisation
Black note blues
Key Stage Four: Year 9
GCSE MUSIC FOUNDATION YEAR
Term One: AutumnVocal music – Henry Purcell When I am Laid
Performance – ensemble
Composition – popular song structure
Term Two: ChristmasClassical music focused on Baroque
Composition in simple structures
Term Three: WinterMusic from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic periods
Composing melodies
Composition task using a ground bass
Term Four: SpringVocal music-Alicia Keys, Adele, Henry Purcell, Bach
Term Five: SummerInstrumental music – Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Britten, Electronic orchestra
Key Stage Four
 Year 10 Edexcel GCSE MusicYear 11 AQA GCSE Music
 Year 10Year 11
Term One: AutumnVocal music – Henry Purcell When I am Laid
Performance – ensemble
Composition – popular song structure
Solo Performance/Ensemble Performance
Set brief composition
Area of Study 4
Term Two: ChristmasVocal music – unfamiliar music
Performance – ensemble (christmas theme)
Composition – popular song structure
Solo Performance/Ensemble examination
Set brief composition
Area of Study 4
Term Three: WinterVocal music – Killer Queen
Composition – Ground bass
Performance – Solo
Free choice composition
Revision of set works – Haydn
Term Four: SpringVocal music – unfamiliar popular music
Composition – free choice
Performance – solo
Revision of Area of study 1, 2,3
Revision of set works – Beatles
Revision of set works – Haydn
Term Five: SummerInstrumental music – Beethoven
Composition – free choice
Mock exam solo performance
Revision of Area of study 1, 2,3,4
Revision of set works – Beatles
Revision of set works – Haydn
Key Stage Five
BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Music Performance
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Performance?
BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Music Performance
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnMusic Performance Techniques
Musical Theatre
Music in the Community
Composition
Music Theory and Harmony
Term Two: ChristmasMusic Performance Techniques
Singing Techniques GC3
Session Musician
Session Musician
Major Music Project
Term Three: WinterWorking and Developing as a Music Ensemble
Singing Techniques GC1,2,5,6
Major Music Project
Term Four: SpringSolo Music PerformanceSolo Music Performance
Term Five: SummerThe Sound and Music IndustryN/A
Key Stage Five
BTEC Level 3 Music Technology
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnN/ACreative synthesis and sampling
Mixing and Mastering Techniques
Term Two: ChristmasN/AMusic Technology Enterprise Opportunity
Mixing and Mastering Techniques
Term Three: WinterN/AMusic for Sound and Media
Term Four: SpringN/AMusic Investigation
Term Five: SummerN/A 
Year 7 Physical Education
 7A/D/G7B/E/J7C/F/H7IC1/7IC2/N and KGuidance for students
Term One: AutumnOAA
Fitness
X Country
Inter-team events
OAA
Fitness
X Country
Inter-team events
Fitness
OAA
X Country
Inter-team events
Fitness
OAA
X Country
Inter-team events
Appropriate running trainers for cross country
Bring a towel, spare pair of socks and a carrier bag
Term Two: ChristmasCreative Gym
Badminton
Football
Badminton
Football
Handball
Football
Handball
Creative Gym
Handball
Creative Gym
Badminton
Creative Gym – composition, routine development
Term Three: WinterFootball
Handball
Netball
Handball
Creative Gym Basketball
Creative Gym
Badminton
Acro Gym
Badminton
Football
Touch Rugby
Acro gym – no trainers required
Term Four: Spring 1Touch Rugby
Acro Gym
Basketball
Netball
Touch Rugby
Acro Gym
Basketball
Netball
Touch Rugby
Acro Gym
Basketball
Netball
Acro gym – no trainers required
Term Four: Spring 2Athletics rotationAthletics rotationAthletics rotationAthletics rotationRotation includes javelin, shot putt, high jump, long jump, middle distance and sprint events
Term Five: SummerCricket
Rounders/Softball
Invasion Games
Choices week
Cricket
Rounders/Softball
Invasion Games
Choices week
Cricket
Invasion Games
Rounders/softball
Choices week
Cricket
Invasion Games
Rounders/softball
Choices week
Cricket rotation includes bowling, fielding, batting, game play
Year 8 Physical Education
 8A/D/K8B/E/L8C/F/N8IC1/IC2/GGuidance for students
Term One: AutumnOAA
Fitness
Cross Country
Inter-team events
OAA
Fitness
Cross Country
Inter-team events
Fitness
OAA
Cross Country
Inter-team events
Fitness
OAA
Cross Country
Inter-team events
Appropriate running trainers for cross country
Bring a towel, spare pair of socks and a carrier bag
Term Two: ChristmasCreative Gym
Badminton
Football
Badminton
Football
Handball
Football
Handball
Creative Gym
Handball
Creative Gym
Badminton
Creative Gym – composition, routine development
Term Three: WinterFootball
Handball
Netball
Handball
Creative Gym
Basketball
Creative Gym
Badminton
Acro Gym
Badminton
Football
Touch Rugby
Acro gym – no trainers required
Term Four: Spring 1Touch Rugby
Acro Gym
Basketball
Netball
Touch Rugby
Acro Gym
Basketball
Netball
Touch Rugby
Acro Gym
Basketball
Netball
Acro gym – no trainers required
Term Four: Spring 2AthleticsAthleticsAthleticsAthleticsRotation includes javelin, shot putt, high jump, long jump, middle distance and sprint events
Term Five: SummerCricket
Rounders/Softball
Invasion Games
Choices week
Cricket
Rounders/Softball
Invasion Games
Choices week
Cricket
Invasion Games
Rounders/softball
Choices week
Cricket
Invasion Games
Rounders/softball
Choices week
Cricket rotation includes bowling, fielding, batting, game play
Key Stage Four: Year 9 GCSE
 Theory: 2 lessonsPractical: 1 lesson
Term One: AutumnPhysical Training (Components of Fitness, Fitness Testing, Principles of Training, Training Methods, Injury, PEDs).Activity 1: Badminton/Table Tennis
Term Two: ChristmasPhysical Training (Components of Fitness, Fitness Testing, Principles of Training, Training Methods, Injury, PEDs).Activity 2: Handball
Term Three: WinterHealth, Fitness and Well-Being (Physical, Emotional, Social Health, Effects of Lifestyle, Sedentary Lifestyle, Diet and Nutrition, Energy Balance).Activity 3: Football
Term Four: SpringHealth, Fitness and Well-Being (Physical, Emotional, Social Health, Effects of Lifestyle, Sedentary Lifestyle, Diet and Nutrition, Energy Balance).Activity 4: Basketball
Term Five: SummerSport Psychology (Classification of Skill, Practice Structures, Goal Setting, Guidance, Feedback).Activity 5: Athletics
Key Stage Four: Year 9
Core PE: Please note: This is an example of how the curriculum would be delivered to one group. There are 4 groups on at once and they will experience all these activities but perhaps not at the these times.
Term One: AutumnFitness, Cross Country
Term Two: ChristmasBasketball, Handball
Term Three: WinterBadminton, Table Tennis
Term Four: SpringNetball, Football
Term Five: SummerAthletics, Cricket, Rounders, Softball
Key Stage Four: Year 10 GCSE
 Theory: 2 lessonsPractical: 1 lesson
Term One: AutumnCoursework: Personal Exercise Programme (Plan, Perform and Evaluate a PEP).
Also revisiting theory – Physical Training (Components of Fitness, Fitness Testing, Principles of Training, Training Methods, Injury, PEDs).
Performing PEP
Term Two: ChristmasCoursework: Personal Exercise Programme (Plan, Perform and Evaluate a PEP).
Also revisiting theory – Physical Training (Components of Fitness, Fitness Testing, Principles of Training, Training Methods, Injury, PEDs).
Performing PEP
Term Three: WinterApplied Anatomy and Physiology (Musculoskeletal System, Cardiorespiratory system, Anaerobic and Aerobic exercise, Short and Long term effects of exercise).Activity 3: Badminton/Table Tennis
Term Four: SpringApplied Anatomy and Physiology (Musculoskeletal System, Cardiorespiratory system, Anaerobic and Aerobic exercise, Short and Long term effects of exercise).Activity 4: Teacher choice
Term Five: SummerMovement Analysis (Levers, Planes and Axes)Activity 5: Athletics – Focus on filming for evidence
Key Stage Four: Year 11 GCSE
 Theory: 2 lessonsPractical: 1 lesson
Term One: AutumnMovement Analysis (Levers, Planes and Axes)Activity: Individualised Personal Programmes aimed at improving their 3 assessments.
Term Two: ChristmasSocio-Cultural Differences (Engagement Patterns, Commercialisation, Ethics and Deviance).Activity: Individualised Personal Programmes aimed at improving their 3 assessments.
Term Three: WinterRevisit:
Physical Training
Health, Fitness & Well-Being
Sport Psychology
Activity: Individualised Personal Programmes aimed at improving their 3 assessments.
Term Four: SpringRevisit:
Anatomy and Physiology
Movement Analysis
Socio-Cultural Differences
External Moderation of 3 Activity Assessments.
Term Five: April to May Half termFocused RevisionNone – All theory
Key Stage Four
Core PE
 Year 10Year 11
 Core PE: Please note: This is an example of how the curriculum would be delivered to one group. There are 4 groups on at once and they will experience all these activities but perhaps not at the these times
Term One: AutumnFitness, Cross CountryInvasion Games
Term Two: ChristmasBasketball, HandballBadminton, Table Tennis
Term Three: WinterBadminton, Table TennisFitness Suite – Personal Fitness
Term Four: SpringFootballGames/Outdoor Fitness
Term Five: SummerAthletics, Cricket, Rounders, SoftballRecreational activities encouraging Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Key Stage Five
A level
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnExam content:
Skill Acquisition
● Coach and Performer
● Classification of skill
● Transfer of skill
● Theories of learning
Exercise Physiology
● Diet and Nutrition
● Preparation and Training Methods
Coursework:
Analysis of Performance: Physiological
Exam content:
Sport Psychology
● Personality
● Attitude
● Arousal
● Anxiety
● Aggression
● Motivation/Goal Setting
● Social Facilitation
Coursework:
Performance Development Programme (PDP) Plan/Analysis
Term Two: ChristmasExam content:
Skill Acquisition
● Practice
● Guidance
● Feedback
● Memory Models
Exercise Physiology
● Preparation and Training Methods
● Injury Prevention and Rehab
● Linear/Angular Motion
Coursework:
Analysis of Performance: Physiological
Exam content:
Sport Psychology
● Attribution Theory
● Confidence/Self Efficacy
● Group Dynamics
● Leadership
Sport and Society Revisit
Coursework:
Performance Development Programme (PDP) Perform/Monitor
Term Three: WinterExam content:
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
● Musculoskeletal System
● Cardiorespiratory System
Exercise Physiology (Completion)
● Projectile Motion
● Fluid Mechanics
Sport and Society
● Emergence and Development of Modern Day Sport
Coursework:
Analysis of Performance: Technical or Tactical
Exam content:
Anat and Physiology Revisit
Exercise Physiology Revist
Coursework:
Performance Development Programme (PDP) Evaluate
Term Four: SpringExam content:
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
● Cardiovascular System
● Neuromuscular System
Sport and Society
● Emergence and Development of Modern Day Sport
● Globalisation of Sport
● Commercialisation of Sport
Coursework:
Analysis of Performance: Technical or Tactical
Exam content:
Skill Acquisition Revisit
Sport Psychology Revisit
Coursework:
Performance Development Programme (PDP) Evaluate
Practical: Practical Portfolio due in
Term Five: SummerExam content:
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
● Energy Systems
● Fatigue and Recovery
Sport and Society
● Ethics and Deviance
● Media
● Talent ID
● Participation
Coursework:
Both aspects completed and handed in
Focused Revision
Key Stage Five
BTEC Level 3
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnProfessional Development: Careers in Sport (Internal Assignment)

Anatomy and Physiology

(External Exam)

Term Two: ChristmasProfessional Development: Applying for a job in the Sports Industry (Internal Assignment)

Anatomy and Physiology

(External Exam)

Term Three: Winter

Professional Development

(Internal Assignment)

Health, Fitness and Well Being (Controlled Assessment)

Application of Fitness Testing

(Internal Assignment)

Term Four: Spring

Health, Fitness and Well Being

(Controlled Assessment)

Application of Fitness Testing

(Internal Assignment)

Term Five: Summer

Health, Fitness and Well Being

(Controlled Assessment)

Potential Resits for Controlled Assessment and External Exam
Key Stage Five
AQA A’ level Psychology
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnIntroduction and Cognitive Psychology focussing on memoryRelationships focussing on development, maintenance and breakdown of romantic relationships, human reproductive behaviour and parasocial relationships
Term Two: ChristmasSocial psychology focusing on obedience and conformityEating behaviour focusing on evolutionary explanations for food preference, biological and sociocultural development of eating behaviour, success and failure of dieting and biological and psychological explanations for obesity and anorexia nervosa.
Term Three: Winter

Developmental psychology focussing on attachment and deprivation.

Addiction focussing on formation, maintenance and relapse of addictive behaviour. Explanations for addiction from biological and psychological perspectives and treatments for addiction from different perspectives.
Term Four: SpringPsychopathology focussing on abnormality and Biopsychology focussing on human nervous and limbic systems, hemispheric lateralisation and localisation of function of the brain and plasticity and recovery of functionReview of research methods and issues, debates and approaches in psychology in addition to class based revision.
Term Five: SummerComplete Biopsychology, Approaches including behaviourism, psychodynamic and humanistic, as well as the history of psychology.Exam
Key Stage Three
 Year 7Year 8
Term One: AutumnForces and Motion
Separating Techniques
YEAR GROUP – THORPE PARK TRIP – SCIENCE AND MATHS LINKS
Digestion, Diet, Enzymes
Rocks
Genetics and Natural Selection
GPS – NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM TRIP – SCIENCE AND GEOGRAPHY LINKS
Term Two: ChristmasCells
Acids and Alkalis
Periodic Table
Plants
Term Three: WinterBody Systems
Energy
GPS – BODY WORLDS TRIP
Electricity
Metals
YEAR GROUP – ROYAL INSTITUTE SCHOOL LECTURE
Term Four: SpringReproduction
Ecosystems
Solids, Liquids, Gases and Particle Theory
YEAR GROUP – COLCHESTER ZOO TRIP
Health and Disease
Atmosphere and Climate Change
Waves
GPS – BODY WORLDS TRIP
Term Five: SummerSpace
Energy Transfers
GPS – HERSTMONCEUX TRIP
Sports Science
Transition
YEAR GROUP – CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES

Biology

Key Stage Five
Exam Board is Edexcel
Biology A provides a flexible approach to teaching. The specification is divided into topics, each covering different key concepts of biology. Teaching of practical skills is integrated with the theoretical topics and they are assessed through the written papers. For A level only, the Practical Endorsement w
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnModule 2 – Foundations in biology 2.1.1 Cell structure
2.1.2 Biological molecules
2.1.3 Nucleotides and nucleic acids
Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy
5.1.4 Hormonal communication
5.1.5 Plant and animal responses
5.2.1 Photosynthesis
5.2.2 Respiration
Term Two: Christmas2.1.4 Enzymes
2.1.5 Biological membranes
2.1.6 Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation
Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems
6.1.1 Cellular control
6.1.2 Patterns of inheritance
6.1.3 Manipulating genomes
Term Three: WinterModule 3 – Exchange and transport 3.1.1 Exchange surfaces
3.1.2 Transport in animals
3.1.3 Transport in plants
6.2.1 Cloning and biotechnology
6.3.1 Ecosystems
6.3.2 Populations and sustainability.
Term Four: SpringModule 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease
4.1.1 Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system
4.2.1 Biodiversity
4.2.2 Classification and evolution
Exam Preparation
Term Five: SummerModule 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy
5.1.1 Communication and homeostasis
5.1.2 Excretion as an example of homeostatic control
5.1.3 Neuronal communication
 

Chemistry

Key Stage Five
Exam board OCR A
The A Level Chemistry qualification is a content-led course designed to develop theoretical and practical chemistry skills, knowledge and understanding.
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: Autumn2.1.1 Atomic structure and Isotopes
2.1.2 Compounds formulae and equations
2.1.3 Amount of substance
2.1.4 Acids
2.1.5 Redox
2.2.1 Electron structure
2.2.2 Bonding and structure
6.1.1 Aromatic compounds
6.1.2 Carbonyl compounds
6.1.3 Carboxylic acids and esters
Term Two: Christmas3.1.1 Periodicity
3.1.2 Group 2
3.1.3 The Halogens
3.1.4 Qualitative Chemistry
4.1.1 Basic concepts of organic chemistry
4.1.2 Alkanes
5.1.1 How far?
5.1.2 How fast?
6.2.1 Amines
6.2.2 Amino acids, amides and chirality
6.2.3 Polyesters and polyamides
6.2.4 Carbon-carbon bond formation
Term Three: Winter3.2.1 Enthalpy Changes
3.2.2. Rates of reaction
3.2.3 Chemical Equilibrium
4.1.3 Alkenes
4.2.1 Alcohols
4.2.2 Haloalkanes
4.2.3 Organic synthesis
5.1.3 acids Bases and buffers
6.2.5 Organic synthesis
5.2.1 Lattice enthalpy
6.3.1 Chromatography and quantitative analysis
Term Four: Spring4.2.3 Analytical techniques
Revision and review Mock preparation
6.3.2 spectroscopy
5.2.2Enthalpy and entropy
Revision
Term Five: Summer6.1.1 Aromatic compounds
6.1.2 Carbonyl compounds
6.1.3 Carboxylic acids and esters
Revision and Public exams

Physics

Key Stage Five
Exam Board – OCR Physics A H556
A Level Physics is a content lead course which covers all the major areas in physics from motion to waves, as well as looking at some of the more up to date ideas such as cosmology and particle physics. It aims to promote knowledge and understanding in both a theoretical and practical based setting. The development of core practical skills is an integral part of this course.
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnModule 2 – Foundations in Physics
2.1 – Physical Quantities and Units
2.2 – Making measurements and analysing data
2.3 – Nature of Quantities
Module 3 – Forces and Motion
3.1 – Motion
5.2 – Circular motion
5.3 – Oscillations
5.4 – Gravitational Fields
Term Two: Christmas3.2 – Forces in Action
3.3 – Work, Energy and Power
3.4 – Materials
5.4 – Gravitationall fields
5.5 Astrophysics and cosmology
Module 6 – Particles and Medical Physics
6.1 – Capacitors
Term Three: Winter3.5 Momentum
Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons
4.1 – Charge and Current
4.2 – Energy, power and resistance
6.2 – Electric Fields
6.3 – Electromagnetism
6.4 – Nuclear and Particle physics
Term Four: Spring4.3 – Electrical circuits
4.4 – Waves
4.5 – Quantum Physics
6.4 – Nuclear and Particle physics
6.5 – Medical imaging
Term Five: SummerModule 5 – Newtonian world and astriophysics
5.1 – Thermal physics
 
Key Stage Four
AQA GCSE Sociology
 Year 10Year 11
Term One: AutumnCrime and DevianceEducation
Term Two: ChristmasCrime and Deviance with Research MethoodsFamily
Term Three: WinterSocial StratificationCrime and Deviance
Term Four: SpringSocial Stratification with research MethodsSocial Stratification
Term Five: SummerData Interpretation / Project Based Learning 
Key Stage Five
AQA A level Sociology
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnEducation and Research MethodsCrime and Deviance
Term Two: ChristmasEducation and Research MethodsCrime and Deviance and Research Methods
Term Three: WinterFamilies Research MethodsBeliefs
Term Four: SpringFamilies Research MethodsBeliefs
Term Five: SummerCrime and Deviance / Data Interpretation 

Travel and Tourism Level 2 BTEC

Key Stage Five

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Travel and Tourism

A one year GCSE level equivalent BTEC course which comprises of one examined unit (unit 1) and three coursework based units (units 2, 4 and 5). There is only one external exam which is sat in January with the opportunity to re-sit again in June. Units 2, 4 and 5 are examined internally as coursework.

 Year 12
Term One: Autumn

Unit 1: The travel and tourism sector (external exam sat in January).

Unit 2: UK travel and tourism destinations

Term Two: Christmas

Unit 1: The travel and tourism sector (external exam sat in January).

Unit 2: UK travel and tourism destinations

Term Three: Winter

Unit 2: UK travel and tourism destinations

Unit 4: International travel and tourism destinations

Term Four: Spring

Unit 4: International travel and tourism destinations

Unit 5: Factors affecting worldwide travel and tourism

Term Five: SummerUnit 5: Factors affecting worldwide travel and tourism destinations

Travel and Tourism Level 3 BTEC

Key Stage Five
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
 Year 12Year 13
Term One: AutumnUnit 1: Investigating the Travel and Tourism sectorUnit 2: The business of travel and tourism
Term Two: ChristmasUnit 1: Investigating the Travel and Tourism sectorUnit 2: The business of travel and tourism
Term Three: WinterUnit 3: The UK as a destinationUnit 8: Long Haul Travel Destinations
Term Four: Spring

Unit 3: The UK as a destination /

Unit 4: Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

Unit 8: Long Haul Travel Destinations

Unit 7: European Destinations

Term Five: SummerUnit 4: Customer Service in Travel and TourismUnit 7: European Destinations