Year 9 Subject Information

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Please view all the Key Stage 3 (Year 9) subjects and their curriculum pathway below

English
English literature and language curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Of Mice and Men

Key Concepts

Pupils will read critically and understand a whole novel reading, embedding and understanding context, identification of themes, events, characters and the analysis of them.

Key Skills Developed

  • AO1 – Content
  • AO2 – Language
  • AO3 – Context

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Celebrating Difference

Key Concepts

Pupils will develop their analysis and evaluation skills by exploring a range of non-fiction texts. In turn, this will shape our pupils to be critical readers and thinkers who can debate effectively and consciously craft their writing to express their views.

Key Skills Developed

  • AO1 – Content
  • AO2 – Language
  • AO3 – Context
  • AO4 – Comparison
  • AO5 – Format and audience
  • AO6 – Skills such as sentence use and punctuation

Term 3

Topic/Unit

War Poetry

Key Concepts

Reading and application of skills to a poetry anthology. Themes and thematic links across poems. Quote retrieval. Understanding and embedding context. PEEZA and comparison skills.

Key Skills Developed

  • AO1 – Content
  • AO2 – Language
  • AO3 – Context

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Narrative Writing

Key Concepts

Narrative story telling – communication and organisation of plot alongside SPaG, sentence structure, praragraphing, vocabulary etc.

Key Skills Developed

  • AO5 – Format and audience,
  • AO6 – Skills such as sentence use and punctuation

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Macbeth

Key Concepts

Reading, understanding and analysing a play, Shakespeare and his world. Exploiring characters and themes in depth. Focus on critical thinking and extract analysis.

Key Skills Developed

  • AO1 – Content
  • AO2 – Language

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Macbeth

Key Concepts

Reading, understanding and analysisng a play, Shakespeare and his world. Exploring characters and themes in depth. Focus on critical thinking, evaluative points of view and wider text analysis alongside SPaG.

Key Skills Developed

  • AO1 – Content
  • AO2 – Language
  • AO6 – Skills such as sentence use and punctuation
Maths
Maths & Statistics curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Number

Key Concepts

ESSENTAIL: Place Value: Students will explore the fundamentals of place value, including from a real life tables and a problem solving aspect as well. Rounding, Number Properties: Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

ENHANCED: Calculations and rounding, Number Properties, Prime factor decomposition, Indices, roots and reciprocals:

Key Skills Developed

  • Knowledge of number properties, including values, rounding, factors and how these may be useful in a real life scenario.
  • A real understanding of place value in terms of a wider scope, for example in money.

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Number and Proportion

Key Concepts

ESSENTIAL: BIDMAS, Fractions 1, Ratio and proportion 1, percentages 1

ENHANCED: Fractions 1, Percentages 1, Ratio and Proportion

Key Skills Developed

  • Both ability groups will develop their understanding of what fractions, percentages and ratios represent
  • How they can be manipulated and how they are different but still related to each other and hopefully the higher sets will become fluid in moving between these three forms of proportion fluidly.

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Algebra and Statistics

Key Concepts

ESSENTAIL: Perimeter and area 1, Angles 1, Algebra 1, inequalities

ENHANCED: Algebra 1, Sequences 1, Inequalities, Averages and range.

Key Skills Developed

  • Essential students will be able to develop their geometric reasoning by being exposed to angle rules and proofs. They will also be exposed to algebraic notation and the basics of manipulating expressions, however this is revisitied later in the SOW to spend more time embedding these skills.
  • Enhanced students will be using the numeracy skills they have developed in terms 1 and 2 but in an algebraic sense – for example, they still need to be able to understand negative numbers in order to be able to successfully manipulate algebraic terms, they can also use bar models to represent questions such as “60% of a number is 72. What is the original amount?” but then also be shown how to represent this algebraically and solve this.

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Key Concepts

ESSENTIAL: Coordinates and midpoints, recording data, representing data, averages and spread

ENHANCED: Collecting, representing and analysing data, scatter graphs, probability 1, angles 1, area, perimeter and circles

Key Skills Developed

  • Essential students will be able to construct axes and plot points correctly, using correct scalings. They will then go on to use these skills to construct charts that represent data, and understand which basic graphs are suitable for different types of data. They will be able to use raw data and charts to calculate averages and spread and begin to interpret these.
  • Enhanced students will be able to construct, interpret and compare basic graphs. They will also understand the basics in probability, and they will be able to use tables to record this. They will be able to develop their geometric reasoning by being exposed to angle rules and proofs, using their new geometric knowledge with their previous knowledge of algebra to combine these skills in questions that require them.

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Key Concepts

ESSENTIAL: Indices and roots, algebra 2, sequences and probability

ENHANCED: Linear equations and inequalities, rearranging formulae, drawing linear graphs 1, graphs, Transformations 1, Pythagoras’ Theorem

Key Skills Developed

  • Essential: Predominantly be linking back to the Algebra 1 module, enhancing skills covered in this previous module. However algebra and sequences can have strong links to geometry and this could be incorportated at the higher end of the ESSENTIAL.
  • Enhanced: Graphs and algebra link to all previous algebra skills covered, but also to interpreting relationships between bivariate data. Pythagoras and transformations have previous links to most previous geometry modules, including angles, area and perimeter.

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Key Concepts

ESSENTIAL: Transformations 1, scatter graphs, gap filling

ENHANCED: Indices 2 and standard form 1, expanding and factorising, gap filling

Key Skills Developed

  • Essential: Both topics link back to coordinates and axes scaling, transformations relates to geometry in terms of angles, area and shape properties. Scatter graphs link to data representation and can be used to estimate values and infer trends.
  • Enhanced: Standard form links to both number and algebra in terms of the use of index laws. Expanding and factorising expressions links back to simplifying expressions using multiplication and division of algebraic expressions which were covered previously and can also be used in the context of shape and area where the shape has algebraic expressions for side lengths or area.
Science
Science curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Physics – Particles

Key Concepts

Linking the properties of materials to their states of matter. Investigating changes of states and linking this to their heating/cooling curves. Investigating methods to determine the density of various solids and liquids. Explaining pressure changes in solids, liquids and gases. Linking changes in temperature to pressure within a closed system.

Key Skills Developed

  • Practical skills
  • High level calculations
  • Conversion of units.

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Physics – Atomic Structure

Key Concepts

Pupils will learn in depth about atoms, elements and compounds, including the development of the model of the atom and electronic structure.

Key Skills Developed

  • Safe use of equipment to separate chemical mixtures.
  • Pupils will have an opportunity to show an understanding of how scientific methods and theories develop over time.

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Chemistry – Development of the periodic table

Key Concepts

Pupils will learn about the development of the periodic table, where it originated from and with new discoveries, how it is arranged today. Pupils will also learn about the physical and chemical properties of the elements.

Key Skills Developed

  • Pupils will be able to test predictions and use scientific data.
  • Pupils will have the opportunity to use their practical skills for displacement reactions.

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Chemistry – Ionic and covalent bonding

Key Concepts

Pupils will learn about the different types of bonding and how this affects the properties of different compounds. Pupils will learn about theories of bonding that explain how atoms are held together.

Key Skills Developed

  • Pupils will be able to recognise substances as small molecules and polymers from diagrams showing their bonding.

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Chemistry – Giant covalent structures and Nanoparticles

Key Concepts

Pupils will learn about substances that consist of giant covalent structures and their properties. Pupils will also learn about the size and use of nanoparticles.

Key Skills Developed

  • Pupils will be able to recognise giant structures from diagrams showing their bonding.

Terms 6

Topic/Unit

Physics – Circuits

Key Concepts

Construct various series and parallel circuits and use these to determine the properties of current, potential difference and resistance. Investigate how the resistance of a wire is affected by its length. Investigate the relationship between current and potential difference for a variety of circuit components.

Key Skills Developed

  • Practical skills
  • High level calculations
  • Conversion of units
  • Graph plotting
  • Interpreting graphs
  • Calculating gradients
Biology (Careers Block)
Science curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Biology – Cell Biology

Key Concepts

Pupils learn about the building blocks of living things, including cells (animals, plants, bacteria, fungi), specialised cells, the cell cycle and cell division.

Key Skills Developed

  • Pupils will learn how to use microscopes safely and effectively
  • Pupils will learn how to make observations and analyse key scientific concepts.

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Biology – Cell Transport

Key Concepts

Pupils will learn about the different mechanisms of transport within living organisms with a focus on simple diffusion, osmosis and active transport. They will apply this to specialised exchange surfaces and adaptations of tissues and organs for this.

Key Skills Developed

  • Pupils will ensure they can carry out and design experiments safely
  • They will make observations and analyse results

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Biology – Digestive Enzymes

Key Concepts

Pupils will learn about the digestive system, enzymes that break down food and what this food is needed for. Pupils will also learn about factors that affect the functions of enzymes. 

Key Skills Developed

  • Pupils will continue to develop their ability to design and safely carry out practicals, and to analyse results.
  • Pupils will learn how to analyse both qualitative and quantitative results

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Biology – Circulatory Systems

Key Concepts

Pupils learn about the structure of the heart, how substances are transported by the blood and about communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Key Skills Developed

  • Pupils learn how to critique poor lifestyle choices.

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Biology – Bioenergetics (Photosynthesis)

Key Concepts

Pupils recap photosynthesis from Y8 and link this to plant transport including transpiration and translocation.

Key Skills Developed

  • Pupils develop their microscopy skills further
  • Develop the following skills in the required practical (AT1, 3, 4, 5)

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Biology – Bioenergetics (Respiration)

Key Concepts

Pupils learn about both aerobic and anaerobic respiration. They link this to exercise, metabolism and uses of anaerobic respiration in industry.

Key Skills Developed

Pupils design practicals to investigate body changes such as BR and HR.

Chemistry (Careers Block)
Science curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Atomic Structure

Key Concepts

Pupils will learn in depth about atoms, elements and compounds, including the development of the model of the atom and electronic structure.

Key Skills Developed

  • Safe use of equipment to separate chemical mixtures.
  • Pupils will have an opportunity to show an understanding of how scientific methods and theories develop over time.

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Development of the periodic table

Key Concepts

Pupils will learn about the development of the periodic table, where it originated from and with new discoveries, how it is arranged today. Pupils will also learn about the physical and chemical properties of the elements.

Key Skills Developed

  • Pupils will be able to test predictions and use scientific data.
  • Pupils will have the opportunity to use their practical skills for displacement reactions.

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Ionic and covalent bonding

Key Concepts

Pupils will learn about the different types of bonding and how this effects the properties of different compounds. Pupils will learn about theories of bonding that explain how atoms are held together.

Key Skills Developed

Pupils will be able to recognise substances as small molecules and polymers from diagrams showing their bonding.

Terms 4-5

Topic/Unit

Giant covalent structures and Nanoparticles

Key Concepts

Pupils will learn about substances that consist of giant covalent structures and their properties. Pupils will also learn about the size and use of nanoparticles.

Key Skills Developed

Pupils will be able to recognise giant structures from diagrams showing their bonding.

Terms 6

Topic/Unit

End of Year Revision and Exams

Key Concepts

Pupils develop their exam technique and revision strategies. Completion of end of year exams to assess long term retention of knowledge and skills. Review the areas for improvement from the end of year exams to ensure that any gaps are addressed in preparation for the next academic year.

Key Skills Developed

Revision techniques and exam skills.

Physics (Careers Block)
Science curriculum pathway

Terms 1-2

Topic/Unit

Particles

Key Concepts

Linking the properties of mateirals to their states of matter. Investigating changes of states and linking this to their heating/cooling curves. Investigating methods to determin the density of various solids and liquids. Explaining pressure changes in solids, liquids and gases. Linking changes in temperature to pressure within a closed system.

Key Skills Developed

  • Practical skills
  • High level calculations
  • Conversion of units

Terms 3-4

Topic/Unit

Circuits

Key Concepts

Construct various series and parallel circuits and use these to determine the properties of current, potential difference and resistance. Investigate how the resistance of a wire is affected by its length. Investigate the relationship between current and potential difference for a variety of circuit components.

Key Skills Developed

  • Practical skills
  • High level calculations
  • Conversion of units
  • Graph plotting
  • Interpreting graphs
  • Calculating gradients

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Electricity

Key Concepts

Explaining how a static electrical charge is built up within insulating materials and interactions with an electrostatic field. Dangers of flowing and static electricity within everyday contexts including the home. Electrical safety of mains electricity supply and household plugs. The role of the National Grid in supplying electrical energy to houses safely and efficiently.

Key Skills Developed

  • Practical skills
  • High level calculations
  • Conversion of units

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Energy

Key Concepts

Recalling energy stores and transfers, and applying these to various contexts. Describe and calculate the specific heat capacity of different substances. Calculations of various physical quantities including – work done, power, efficiency and energy. Describe the law of conservation of energy. Evaluate different methods of generating electricity, including renewable and non-renewable resources.

Key Skills Developed

  • Practical skills
  • High level calculations
  • Conversion of units
  • Evaluating data and information
  • Research skills
History
History curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Tectonic Hazards

Key Concepts

To what extent are humans powerless in the face of nature?

Key Skills Developed

  • Analysis
  • Examination
  • Investigation
  • Case studies
  • Data manipulation
  • Mapping
  • Evaluation

Term 2

Topic/Unit

World War One

Key Concepts

How did the balance of power shift in the early 20th century?

Key Skills Developed

  • Assessment
  • Judgements of cause
  • Historical investigation
  • Source analysis
  • Change and continuity
  • Importance
  • Extended writing

Terms 3

Topic/Unit

Local Geography Case Study: Medway

Key Concepts

To what extent is Medway’s future determined by its geography?

Key Skills Developed

  • Mapping
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Field work skills
  • Data interpretation
  • Designing an investigation

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Local Case Study: World War Two

Key Concepts

How was Medway and Europe impacted by WW2

Key Skills Developed

  • Assessment
  • Judgements of cause
  • Historical investigation
  • Source analysis
  • Change and continuity
  • Importance
  • Extended writing

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Local Case Study: World War Two and the impact of the Holocaust on Europe

Key Concepts

How was Medway and Europe impacted by WW2

Key Skills Developed

  • Assessment
  • Judgements of cause
  • Historical investigation
  • Source analysis
  • Change and continuity
  • Importance
  • Extended writing

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Case Studies: China and Vietnam from geographical and historical perspectives.

Key Concepts

With whom does the power lie: government, people or businesses?

Key Skills Developed

  • Assessment
  • Historical investigation
  • Geographical investigation
  • Analysis
  • Change and continuity
  • Extended writing
  • Importance
  • Significance
Geography
Geography curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Tectonic Hazards

Key Concepts

To what extent are humans powerless in the face of nature?

Key Skills Developed

  • Analysis
  • Examination
  • Investigation
  • Case studies
  • Data manipulation
  • Mapping
  • Evaluation

Term 2

Topic/Unit

World War One

Key Concepts

How did the balance of power shift in the early 20th century?

Key Skills Developed

  • Assessment
  • Judgements of cause
  • Historical investigation
  • Source analysis
  • Change and continuity
  • Importance
  • Extended writing

Terms 3

Topic/Unit

Local Geography Case Study: Medway

Key Concepts

To what extent is Medway’s future determined by its geography?

Key Skills Developed

  • Mapping
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Field work skills
  • Data interpretation
  • Designing an investigation

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Local Case Study: World War Two

Key Concepts

How was Medway and Europe impacted by WW2

Key Skills Developed

  • Assessment
  • Judgements of cause
  • Historical investigation
  • Source analysis
  • Change and continuity
  • Importance
  • Extended writing

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Local Case Study: World War Two and the impact of the Holocaust on Europe

Key Concepts

How was Medway and Europe impacted by WW2

Key Skills Developed

  • Assessment
  • Judgements of cause
  • Historical investigation
  • Source analysis
  • Change and continuity
  • Importance
  • Extended writing

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Case Studies: China and Vietnam from geographical and historical perspectives.

Key Concepts

With whom does the power lie: government, people or businesses?

Key Skills Developed

  • Assessment
  • Historical investigation
  • Geographical investigation
  • Analysis
  • Change and continuity
  • Extended writing
  • Importance
  • Significance
Performing Arts
Performing arts curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Improvisation

Key Concepts

Introduction to new and existing skills, learning how to use improvisation to warm up, develop and keep fresh your dramatic skills and how to use it to create new drama. Skills: Team work, building trust, moving out of one’s comfort zone, developing vocal and physical skills.

Key Skills Developed

  • Creating
  • Performing
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Text analysis
  • Character development

Terms 2-3

Topic/Unit

Text Study – Too Much Punch for Judy – Verbatim Theatre

Key Concepts

To use developed techniques and skills to explore existing content in the form of the play ‘Too Much Punch for Judy’. To debate about social and economic issue while exploring in a physical form and learning how artists play an important role in society by the messages they present to an audience. Skills:Team work, exploration of vocal and physical skills, text analysis, stimulus and theme exploration, development of character.

Key Skills Developed

  • Creating
  • Performing
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Debate

Terms 4-5

Topic/Unit

Devised Theatre – Epic Theatre

Key Concepts

An introduction to the style of devising – exploration of stimulus, application of rehearsal techniques, development of performance material and culminating in a performance. Introducing learners to the practitioner Brecht and the how the development of Epic Theatre created a new style of movement drama. Introduction to high-stakes performance and written performance review. Skills: Development of devising understanding and practises. Development of rehearsal techniques. Exploration of theme, stimulus and character. Analysis of creation of performance.

Key Skills Developed

  • Creating
  • Performing
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation

Terms 6

Topic/Unit

Naturalism

Key Concepts

Developing existing skills and exploring them through the theory of naturalism and the works on Stanislavski. Working together to create performances based on stimulus. Developing rehearsal techniques that allow students to experience professional theatre.

Key Skills Developed

  • Exploring existing skills and introduction to advanced dramatic skills and practitioners – Stanislavski.
Music
Music curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Introduction to RSL, The Blues

Key Concepts

Introducing the core learning & expectations of Music – focusing on different musical genres, specific elements of music and being able to identify them and describe contrasting features. as well as preparing for independent research. Retention of basic Keyboard skills with a focus on The Blues genre – understanding the history, social economic climate at its inception. Comparing songs by variety of artists – lyrics, instrumentation. Transferring basic keyboard skills into playing The Blues – scale, chord progressions, 12-bar Blues. Composing own “Blues” song. Taking an existing song from another genre and making it “Blues” style. Bringing own instrument in to share / develop pieces, performance techniques and transfer The Blues keyboard skills onto their own instrument.

Key Skills Developed

  • Listening
  • Keyboard
  • Compositional
  • Performance
  • Analysing skills

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Hip Hop / Rap / Cover Versions

Key Concepts

As with the Blues – a more in depth focus on Hip Hop & Rap. Redrafting lyrics with more imaginative language, use rhyming schemes, creating beats, lyric writing using a lyric palette. Focus on the stylistic features of a few of the genres already, looked at in Term 1, compare different versions of the same song (cross-genre), create basic cover versions of songs, thinking about performance techniques.

Key Skills Developed

  • Listening
  • Keyboard
  • Compositional
  • Performance
  • Analysing skills

Terms 3-4

Topic/Unit

Planning a Performance

Key Concepts

Learning how to collaborate as a team by planning for a live performance, ensuring rehearsal process is effective & consider target audience. Develop skills on chosen instrument. Reflect on performance and consider ways to improve future performances. Using audio / video technology to record rehearsals in order to evaluate and improve.

Key Skills Developed

  • Planning
  • Rehearsing
  • Collaborating
  • Developing skills
  • Reflecting
  • Improving skills

Terms 5-6

Topic/Unit

Instrumental Study

Key Concepts

Learners preparing for learning of their own instrument and this involves that they be able to demonstrate their own ability to care for their instrument – knowing how to repair simple things (replacing guitar / violin strings), tightening of bolts on drums, making sure they use their voice appropriately (if a singer). Knowing how to get more complex problems fixed. Developing instrument-specific technique suitable to a performance at this level. Reviewing their progress of instrumental technique & being reflective and identifying strengths and areas for development. Creating a practice plan – to ensure development of technique. Keeping logs of practice sessions – written and audio / visual for analysing.

Key Skills Developed

  • Instrument Maintenance skills
  • Health & Safety
  • Instrumental skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
Food Technology
Food Technology curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Food Hygiene and Safety

Key Concepts

Explanation of course, Personal and Food safety, knife skills, practical element, HBV and LBV foods, effects of protein deficiency and excess, eggs, shaping and finishing, raising agents, gluten

Key Skills Developed

  • Knife skills
  • Use of equipment

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Food and Personal Safety

Key Concepts

Explanation of course, Personal and Food safety, knife skills, practical element, HBV and LBV foods, effects of protein deficiency and excess, eggs, shaping and finishing, raising agents, gluten

Key Skills Developed

  • Knife skills
  • Use of equipment

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Nutrients

Key Concepts

Explanation of course, Personal and Food safety, knife skills, practical element, HBV and LBV foods, effects of protein deficiency and excess, eggs, shaping and finishing, raising agents, gluten

Key Skills Developed

  • Knife skills
  • Use of equipment

Terms 4-6

Topic/Unit

Food Science

Key Concepts

NEA 1 practice tasks, raising agents, caramelisation, dextrinisation. dough making, food processor use, deficiency and excess of fats and oils in the diet, recipe modification, enzymic browning, making informed choices, EWG, revision, sensory evaluation, sustainability of food, food provenance, why we cook food, heat transfer, research skills, Understanding of NEA2, technical challenges, presentation, quality finish, nutritional analysis

Key Skills Developed

  • Knife skills
  • Use of equipment

 

Religious Studies
PSHRE Curriculum pathway

Terms 1-2

Topic/Unit

 Key Teachings and Beliefs

Key Concepts

Key Buddhist and Christian Teachings and Beliefs: Crucifixion, Resurrection, Nature of God, Ascension, Trinity, Atonement; Siddhartha’s life, Enlightenment, Meditation types

Key Skills Developed

  • Understanding the beliefs and traditions of religions
  • Understand their core values and rules which influence the life choices of followers.

Terms 3-4

Topic/Unit

Religious Practices

Key Concepts

Buddhist and Christian Practices: Places and types of worship, religious festivals, charitable work, lifestyle choices, rules

Key Skills Developed

  • Identification of beliefs
  • Description of practices
  • Explanation of influences
  • Evaluation of religious beliefs

Terms 5-6

Topic/Unit

Life and Death

Key Concepts

Beliefs on the afterlife, Abortion, Euthanasia, Soul, Environmental Sustainability, Evolution, Creation, the quality and sanctity of life

Key Skills Developed

  • Application and evaluation of religious beliefs
PSHRE
PSHRE Curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Gangs

Key Concepts

Risks and dangers of behaviour, knife crime

Key Skills Developed

  • How to respond to difficult situations
  • Managing emotions and risk

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Careers

Key Concepts

Job opportunities, application process, interviews

Key Skills Developed

  • Interview techniques, identifying and applying skills and qualities

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Practicing safe sex

Key Concepts

Contraception, STI’s

Key Skills Developed

  • Navigate difficult situations
  • Knowledge of STI’s and contraception methods

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Healthy Relationships

Key Concepts

Nature of families, marriage and divorce, relationships

Key Skills Developed

  • Identify healthy relationship qualities
  • Identify laws relating to marriage and divorce

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Managing risky behaviours

Key Concepts

Extremism, radicalisation, Gambling, Addiction, money management

Key Skills Developed

  • Awareness of how to spot extremism and radicalisation and where support is found.
  • Risks associated to gambling and how to make positive financial choices.

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Sex and Relationships

Key Concepts

Sexual exploitation, pornography, pregnancy and miscarriage

Key Skills Developed

  • Risky behaviour navigations skills,
  • How to be assertive
  • Making positive choices
Art
Art, Photography & Graphics Curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Using new media, cementing the use of key skills

Key Concepts

Developing the fundamental skills that have been learnt over the last two years and cementing them in the students’ minds. Developing new media in a more skillful way, beginning with looking at Formal Elements, including colour mixing, Ellipses, Perspective and observational drawing and experimenting with media.

Key Skills Developed

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Batik
  • Oil pastels
  • Printing
  • Poly-Printing

Term 2

Topic/Unit

The natural world around us and artists looking at these.

Key Concepts

We will begin to look at Natural Forms, focussing on artists who create imagery based on Natural sources. The Natural Forms take in a mix of elements, such as Shells, Trees, Insects etc. Students begin to experiment with Printmaking, Acrylic painting and mixed media.

Key Skills Developed

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Batik
  • Oil pastels
  • Printing
  • Poly-Printing

Terms 3-6

Topic/Unit

Natural Forms/Insects

Key Concepts

The natural world around us and artists looking at these.

Key Skills Developed

  • We will begin to look at Natural Forms, focussing on artists who create imagery based on Natural sources.
  • The Natural Forms take in a mix of elements, such as Shells, Trees, Insects etc.
  • Students begin to experiment with Printmaking, Acrylic painting and mixed media.
Design Technology
Design Technology curriculum pathway
Textiles
Textiles curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Natural Forms Project

Key Concepts

Developing and introducing Textiles Techniques, ideas and skills e.g. moodboard, mindmap, fashion timeline, fabric construction, embroidery,

Key Skills Developed

  • Research
  • Design
  • Presentation
  • Layout
  • Textiles techniques
  • Weaving
  • Embroidery (complex stitches)
  • Reverse applique
  • Applique
  • Embellishments
  • Deconstruction
  • Couching
  • Felting
  • Printing
  • Fashion illustrations

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Natural Forms Project

Key Concepts

Developing and introducing Textiles Techniques, ideas and skills e.g. applique, reverse applique,

Key Skills Developed

  • Research
  • Design
  • Presentation
  • Layout
  • Textiles techniques
  • Weaving
  • Embroidery (complex stitches)
  • Reverse applique
  • Applique
  • Embellishments
  • Deconstruction
  • Couching
  • Felting
  • Printing
  • Fashion illustrations

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Natural Forms Project

Key Concepts

Developing and introducing Textiles Techniques, ideas and skills e.g. embellishments, deconstruction

Key Skills Developed

  • Research
  • Design
  • Presentation
  • Layout
  • Textiles techniques
  • Weaving
  • Embroidery (complex stitches)
  • Reverse applique
  • Applique
  • Embellishments
  • Deconstruction
  • Couching
  • Felting
  • Printing
  • Fashion illustrations

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Natural Forms Project

Key Concepts

Developing and introducing Textiles Techniques, ideas and skills e.g. felting, couching

Key Skills Developed

  • Research
  • Design
  • Presentation
  • Layout
  • Textiles techniques
  • Weaving
  • Embroidery (complex stitches)
  • Reverse applique
  • Applique
  • Embellishments
  • Deconstruction
  • Couching
  • Felting
  • Printing
  • Fashion illustrations

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Natural Forms Project

Key Concepts

Developing and introducing Textiles Techniques, ideas and skills e.g. printing, fashion illustration

Key Skills Developed

  • Research
  • Design
  • Presentation
  • Layout
  • Textiles techniques
  • Weaving
  • Embroidery (complex stitches)
  • Reverse applique
  • Applique
  • Embellishments
  • Deconstruction
  • Couching
  • Felting
  • Printing
  • Fashion illustrations

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Natural Forms Project AO3

Key Concepts

To use all prior knowledge to experiment for chosen theme, combine and develop techniques and design for final piece

Key Skills Developed

  • Research
  • Design
  • Presentation
  • Layout
  • Textiles techniques
  • Weaving
  • Embroidery (complex stitches)
  • Reverse applique
  • Applique
  • Embellishments
  • Deconstruction
  • Couching
  • Felting
  • Printing
  • Fashion illustrations
IT
IT Curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Photoshop Skills

Key Concepts

Teaching a range of skills using Photoshop including airbrushing, colour popping, photo masking, clone stamp and the use of layers.

Key Skills Developed

Learning a range of skills using Photoshop:

  • Airbrushing
  • Colour popping
  • Photo masking
  • Clone stamp
  • Use of layers.

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Photoshop Project

Key Concepts

Year 9s will use their skills that they learnt from Term 1 to create a Photoshopped Magazine cover based upon a scenario, this will match the exam boards criteria but will not be a live assignment. It will focus on the skills needed for the project- this includes: Reviewing digital graphics, Planning the Project by interpreting a client brief, GANTT Charts to project plan, visualisation diagrams. Learners will also create the graphic using the photoshop skills learnt in previous term and then evaluate the project reviewing any improvements that need to be made and how those improvements will impact the target audience.

Key Skills Developed

  • Students will develop the project life-cycle skills for a waterfall development cycle- these include, initiating, planning, creating and reviewing.
  • The students will be Incorporating the range of skills using Photoshop including airbrushing, colour popping, photo masking, clone stamp and the use of layers.

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Website Design

Key Concepts

Learners will develop their knowledge on different aspects of websites starting with the design of website content. They will look at different websites for different purposes and this will lead them to reviewing websites for their suitability and reliability. Learners will then go on to learn the skills needed to create a multi page website.

Key Skills Developed

  • HTML coding
  • CSS
  • Navigation
  • Tables
  • Interactive forms
  • Embedded interactive content

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Website Project

Key Concepts

Year 9s will use their skills that they learnt from Term 3 to create a Multi-Page website based upon a scenario, this will match the exam boards criteria but will not be a live assignment. It will focus on the skills needed for the project- this includes: Reviewing digital graphics, Planning the Project by interpreting a client brief, GANTT Charts to project plan, visualisation diagrams. Learners will also create the website using skills learnt in previous term and then evaluate the project reviewing any improvements that need to be made and how those improvements will impact the target audience.

Key Skills Developed

  • Students will develop the project life-cycle skills for a waterfall development cycle- these include, initiating, planning, creating and reviewing.
  • The students will be Incorporating the range of skills such as HTML, CSS, Website Layout, Web authoring skills and embedding interactive media.

Term 5

Topic/Unit

R081 Pre Production Skills

Key Concepts

Year 9s will start the pre-production unit based around R081 (based around 2022 release of the course- will review upon release). This unit will enable learners to understand pre-production skills used in the creative and digital media sector. It will develop their understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques that form part of the planning and creation process.

Key Skills Developed

  • Students will look at the main areas of pre-production from film making to website development.
  • They will look at the Learning Outcomes as follows:
    1. Understand the purpose and content of pre-production
    2. Be able to plan pre-production
    3. Be able to produce pre-production documents
    4. Be able to review pre-production documents

 

Term 6

Topic/Unit

R081 Pre Production Skills

Key Concepts

Year 9s will continue with R081- Planning is an essential part of working in the creative and digital media sector. This unit will enable learners to acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to create digital media products and gain an understanding of their application. On completion of this unit, learners will understand the purpose and uses of a range of preproduction techniques. They will be able to plan pre-production of a creative digital media product to a client brief, and will understand how to review pre-production documents.

Key Skills Developed

  • Students will look at the main areas of pre-production from film making to website development.
  • They will look at the Learning Outcomes as follows:
    1. Understand the purpose and content of pre-production
    2. Be able to plan pre-production
    3. Be able to produce pre-production documents
    4. Be able to review pre-production documents
Media
Media curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Introduction to Media

Key Concepts

Representation, genre, media Language, Audiences

Key Skills Developed

  • Analysis
  • Evaluative
  • Reasoning
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Extended writing skills

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Introduction To Magazines

Key Concepts

Representation, genre, media Language, Audiences

Key Skills Developed

  • Analysis
  • Evaluative
  • Reasoning
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Extended writing skills

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Introduction to Film marketing

Key Concepts

Representation, genre, media Language, Audiences

Key Skills Developed

  • Analysis
  • Evaluative
  • Reasoning
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Extended writing skills

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Introduction to Advertising

Key Concepts

Representation, genre, media Language, Audiences

Key Skills Developed

  • Analysis
  • Evaluative
  • Reasoning
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Extended writing skills

Terms 5-6

Topic/Unit

Introduction to Music

Key Concepts

Representation, genre, media Language, Audiences

Key Skills Developed

  • Analysis
  • Evaluative
  • Reasoning
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Extended writing skills
Business Studies
Business studies curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

LO1 – Understand how to target a market

Key Concepts

Segmentation, Market research, Customer profiling

Key Skills Developed

  • Research
  • Analytical questioning
  • Creation of customer profile
  • Collaboration
  • Validity/verify information

Term 2

Topic/Unit

LO2 – Understand what makes a product/service financially viable

Key Concepts

Variable costs, Revenue, Profit, Breakeven

Key Skills Developed

  • Calculating
  • Financial analysis
  • Costings
  • Viability with justifications

Term 3

Topic/Unit

LO3 – Understanding product development

Key Concepts

Design, Lifecycle, Extension strategies, Product differentiation, Legal and ethical considerations

Key Skills Developed

  • Analysis of viability of a product

Term 4

Topic/Unit

LO4 – Understand how to attract and retain customers

Key Concepts

Promotions, Pricing decisions, Pricing strategies, Advertising, Role of customer service for attracting and retaining

Key Skills Developed

  • Decision making and justification

Term 5

Topic/Unit

LO5 – Understand factors for consideration when starting a business

Key Concepts

Capital, Ownership, sourses of finance, Business plan

Key Skills Developed

  • Analytical of the different ownerships, with the purposes of each
  • Business planning and interpretation

Term 6

Topic/Unit

LO6 – Understand different functional activities needed to support a business startup

Key Concepts

Functional areas of a business, HR, Marketing, Operations, Financial functions

Key Skills Developed

  • Understanding and analysing how different functional areas work towards the success of the business
Health and Social Care
Health and Social care curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Health and Care sector

Key Concepts

 Explore and learn what is Health and Social care, looking at the different types of health and care settings and care professionals, explaining what they do.

Key Skills Developed

  • English
  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Cognitive and problem-solving skills
  • Intrapersonal skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Care Values

Key Concepts

Identity

Key Skills Developed

  • English
  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Cognitive and problem-solving skills
  • Intrapersonal skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Growth and development, PIES

Key Concepts

Introduction to programme using course handbook. The course is made up of three components which enable learners to explore, develop and apply their subject knowledge. Learners will learn about the course, how it is graded, types of assessment rules and procedures, referencing and plagiarism. Learners will start component 1 Human Lifespan Development and study the areas of growth and development that contribute to the whole person including physical, intellectual emotional and social.

Key Skills Developed

  • English
  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Cognitive and problem-solving skills
  • Intrapersonal skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Terms 4-6

Topic/Unit

Growth and development, PIES

Key Concepts

Learners will continue with component 1 Human Lifespan development that contribute to the whole person, including physical, intellectual, emotional and social. They will reflect on physical, social and economic factors that are part of everyone’s life, such as relationships with family and consider ways they may impact on each area of growth and development.

Key Skills Developed

  • English
  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Cognitive and problem-solving skills
  • Intrapersonal skills
  • Interpersonal skills
PHE
PHE curriculum pathway

Terms 1-6

Topic/Unit

Core Games

Key Concepts

Invasion games, net and wall, striking and fielding, Athletics, Dance, GYM, OAA, Fitness activities

Key Skills Developed

  • Hard skills
  • Soft skills
  • Techniques
  • Tactics
Dance
Dance curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Introduction to RSL Learning new techniques and styles in preparation for year 10.

Key Concepts

Solo work, Group work, trust building, developing physical, performance and technical skills. Stimulus and theme exploration through videos of professional works..

Key Skills Developed

  • Choreographing
  • Performing
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Video analysis
  • Stimulus development
  • Peer analysis
  • Feedback.

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Contact and Improvisation

Key Concepts

Partner work, solo work, developing physical, performance and technical skills. Stimulus and theme exploration through videos of contact and improvisation pieces.

Key Skills Developed

  • Creating
  • Performing
  • Partner work
  • Solo work
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Debate
  • Self reflection
  • Peer feedback

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Performance Skills

Key Concepts

Introduction to the complete set of Dance Skills. Use of stimulus to develop group pieces. Use of evaluation and feedback skills to track progress and development.

Key Skills Developed

  • Creating
  • Performing
  • Partner work
  • Solo work
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Debate
  • Self reflection
  • Peer feedback

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Group Choreography

Key Concepts

Introduction to group Choreography. Development of choreographic devices and skills. Exploration of stimulus, style and genre. Use of evaluation and feedback skills to track progress and development.

Key Skills Developed

  • Creating
  • Performing
  • Partner work
  • Solo work
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Debate
  • Self reflection
  • Peer feedback.

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Motif Development

Key Concepts

Introduction to motif development. Development of all prior techniques and dance skills. Exploration of movement styles, pathways, dynamics and levels. Use of evaluation and feedback skills to track progress and development.

Key Skills Developed

  • Creating
  • Performing
  • Partner work
  • Solo work
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Debate
  • Self reflection
  • Peer feedback

 

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Solo Choreography

Key Concepts

Introduction to solo Choreography. Development of choreographic devices and skills. Exploration of stimulus, style and genre. Use of evaluation and feedback skills to track progress and development.

Key Skills Developed

  • Creating
  • Performing
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
Travel & Tourism
Travel & Tourism curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Skills and Qualities in Travel and Tourism

Key Concepts

What skills and qualites are needed for working in travel and tourism. Research into different jobs available.

Key Skills Developed

  • Research,
  • Analysis
  • Understanding
  • Job skills

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Development of Travel and Tourism

Key Concepts

Travel and Tourism pre 1950, the boom of seaside resorts, different types of holidays and how they have changed over time, technology and tourism

Key Skills Developed

  • Research,
  • Analysis
  • Understanding
  • Job skills

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Key destinations and types of destinations

Key Concepts

Key destinations in Europe, the UK and worldwide.

Key Skills Developed

  • Research into a key place and to create a presentation/ PowerPoint on what type of visitor would want to go there.

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Airports and Airlines

Key Concepts

Look at the IATA Codes and what they are and why they are used. Location of different airports and how they are structured, landside and airside airports, jobs in airports – what skills do you need?

Key Skills Developed

  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Understanding
  • Job skills
  • Research into a case study
  • Compare to airports around the globe

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Customer Service

Key Concepts

Different needs of customers, skills required to work in customer service, how to respond to complaints.

Key Skills Developed

  • Communication
  • Attitude
  • Initiative
  • Empathy
  • Budgets
  • Problem solving

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Holiday Planning

Key Concepts

What is an itinerary, how do you plan a holiday – guidebooks, internet, advantages, disadvantages, budgets, planning professional holiday portfolios on a variety of staff’s individual requirements.

Key Skills Developed

  • Management
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Budgets
  • Maths
  • Understanding of the travel and tourism
  • Working to a success criteria
Statistics
Maths & Statistics Curriculum Pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

The collection of Data

Key Concepts

What are the different types of data, population and sampling methods

Key Skills Developed

  • Knowledge of discrete ad continuous data
  • Understand the meaning of population
  • Sampling and census
  • Choose sampling frames

Term 2

Topic/Unit

The collection of Data

Key Concepts

Understand the different methods to collect primary data from different source, understand how to select the right source for secondary data

Key Skills Developed

  • Understand the aspects of accuracy, reliability, relevance and bias as related to secondary data.
  • Form a hypothesis, and know the appropriate strategies to test this hypothesis

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Processing and representing data

Key Concepts

Draw, use and understand pictograms, bar charts, pie charts, stem and leaf diagrams

Key Skills Developed

  • Construct and interpret dual bar charts, pie charts and stem and leaf diagrams.
  • Identify mistakes from a graph

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Processing and representing data

Key Concepts

Construct, draw, use and interpret histograms, cumulative frequency graphs, frequency polygons

Key Skills Developed

  • Construct cumulative frequency graphs from tables.

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Analysing and Summarising Data

Key Concepts

Calculate and Interpret measures of central tendency and spread

Key Skills Developed

  • Estimate the mean from a grouped frequency table.
  • When given a set of data, decide which average to use and give a reason why.
  • Extract the averages from a stem and leaf diagram.
  • If given a grouped frequency table explain why the mean would only be an estimate.
  • Compare and interpret spread of data

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Summarising Data

Key Concepts

Draw and interpret boxplots, Draw and Interpret Scatter Graphs

Key Skills Developed

  • Compare data sets when given the median and IQR.
  • Given two box plots, be able to make comparisons between them, and in context.
  • Make estimations from a scatter graph by drawing a line of best fit.
  • When given the value of Spearman’s correlation coefficient decide what type of correlation the data has.
Sport
Sport Curriculum Pathway

Terms 1-6

Topic/Unit

NCFE

Key Concepts

Health and fitness

Key Skills Developed

  • Within the NCFE pupils will develop the following key skills. adapting their own ideas and responding to feedback in evaluating their own work, analysing data and developing communication skills.
Sociology
Sociology Curriculum Pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Who Am I?

Key Concepts

What is sociology and what do sociologists do?; What is my identity?; Where does it come from?; Age and Society; Girls and Boys; Women and Work; Does race matter?; What does family mean?

Key Skills Developed

  • Sociological terminology
  • Understanding of sociological ideas
  • Development of knowledge
  • Application of knowledge to real life
  • Evaluation of theoretical concepts

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Does Society exist?

Key Concepts

Who do you love?; A sense of community; Are institutions a good thing?; What do schools teach, and why?

Key Skills Developed

  • Sociological terminology
  • Understanding of sociological ideas
  • Development of knowledge
  • Application of knowledge to real life
  • Evaluation of theoretical concepts

Terms 3

Topic/Unit

Does society exist?

Key Concepts

Why do we work?; How is work changing?; What role does religion play in society?; Does religion still matter?; Health and equality

Key Skills Developed

  • Sociological terminology
  • Understanding of sociological ideas
  • Development of knowledge
  • Application of knowledge to real life
  • Evaluation of theoretical concepts

Terms 4

Topic/Unit

When it all goes wrong

Key Concepts

Why do people commit crimes? Breaking Society’s rules; Are we all on Camera?; White-collar Crimes; Not fitting into society

Key Skills Developed

  • Sociological terminology
  • Understanding of sociological ideas
  • Development of knowledge
  • Application of knowledge to real life
  • Evaluation of theoretical concepts

Terms 5-6

Topic/Unit

Introducing Sociological Research Methods

Key Concepts

Quantitative, qualitative, survey, questionnaires, interviews, observations, ethics, the scientific method, aims and hypothesis, sampling methods, pilot studies, mixed methods, reliability, validity

Key Skills Developed

  • Research skills
  • Scientific understanding
  • Numeracy
  • Logical thinking
  • Planning
  • Use of tables and graphs
  • Interpretation
  • Evaluating
  • Writing conclusions
Photography
Art, Photography & Graphics Curriculum Pathway

Terms 1-6

Topic/Unit

Formal Elements of Photography

Key Concepts

Formal Elements

Key Skills Developed

  • Contextual studies and references
  • Photographer research
  • Photography skills
  • Camera skills
  • Key terminology
  • Use of the camera
  • Photoshop skills
  • ICT skills
  • Analytical writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Digital drawing
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Use of the dark room.
Graphics
Art, Photography & Graphics curriculum pathway

Terms 1-6

Topic/Unit

Food and Drinks

Key Concepts

Terms 1 & 2 – Art and Design Key skills
Term 3 – Art and Design Analysis
Term 4 & 5 – Illustration and Typography development
Term 6 – Refinement of ideas, Presentation

Key Skills Developed

  • Contextual studies and references
  • Colour theory
  • Artist research
  • Key terminology
  • Photoshop skills
  • ICT skills
  • Branding
  • Logo design
  • Illustration
  • Analytical writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Digital drawing
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Mixed media
  • Printmaking.
Spanish
Spanish curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Unit 1: La vida sana

Key Concepts

Healthy living, body parts, going to the doctors/pharmacy, using se debe

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on speaking and listening for the assessment.

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Unit 2: Los costumbres

Key Concepts

Spanish festivals/celebrations, using conditional, using preterite, describing festivals

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on reading and writing for the assessment.

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Unit 3: El trabajo

Key Concepts

Future plans, jobs, ideal job/plans for the future, conditional tense, near future

Key Skills Developed

All four skills developed but listening and reading focus for assessment.

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Unit 4: Mi vida familiar

Key Concepts

Describing family, family relationships, what makes a good friend, personality adjectives

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on listening and speaking for the assessment.

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Unit 5: La tecnología

Key Concepts

Technology uses, dangers of social media, positives/negatives of technology, activities in the preterite, preterite tense

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on reading and writing for the assessment.

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Unit 6: Mi pueblo y el medio ambiente

Key Concepts

Se puede, household tasks to help environment, wider environmental issues, se debería, conditional

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on writing for the assessment.
French
French curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Unit 1: La vie saine

Key Concepts

Healthy living, body parts, going to the doctors/pharmacy, using modal verbs.

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on speaking and listening for the assessment

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Unit 2: Los fetes

Key Concepts

French festivals/celebrations, using conditional, using perfect tense, describing festivals

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on reading and writing for the assessment.

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Unit 3: Le travail

Key Concepts

Future plans, jobs, ideal job/plans for the future, conditional tense, near future

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but listening and reading focus for assessment.

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Unit 4: Ma vie en famille

Key Concepts

Describing family, family relationships, what makes a good friend, personality adjectives

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on listening and speaking for the assessment.

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Unit 5: La technologie

Key Concepts

Technology uses, dangers of social media, positives/negatives of technology, activities in the preterite, preterite tense

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on reading and writing for the assessment.

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Unit 6: Ma ville et l’environement

Key Concepts

Household tasks to help environment, wider environmental issues, conditional

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on writing for the assessment.
German
German curriculum pathway

Term 1

Topic/Unit

Unit 1: Bleib gesund!

Key Concepts

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on speaking and listening for the assessment.

Term 2

Topic/Unit

Unit 2: Musik und Festivale

Key Concepts

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on reading and writing for the assessment.

Term 3

Topic/Unit

Unit 3: Meine Ambitionen

Key Concepts

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but listening and reading focus for assessment.

Term 4

Topic/Unit

Unit 4: Meine Familie und ich

Key Concepts

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on listening and speaking for the assessment.

Term 5

Topic/Unit

Unit 5: Technologie

Key Concepts

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on reading and writing for the assessment.

Term 6

Topic/Unit

Unit 6: Eine bessere Welt

Key Concepts

Key Skills Developed

  • All four skills developed but focus on writing for the assessment.