Here's a breakdown of what everyone is studying this term:

Art

Year 7 - Induction Project - Pupils will learn about the proportions of the face, colour theory and will sit a baseline assessment where they will be required to draw a self-portrait looking at proportion and tonal value

Year 8 - Abstract Art - Pupils learn about the Abstract Movement and the key artists Mondrian and Kandinsky. Using music as a starting point pupils create their own abstract piece of art.

Year 9 - Formal Elements - Pupils begin the GCSE course recapping on the formal elements of Art: Line, Tone, Form, Texture, Pattern, Color and Composition to build skills and increase their confidence.

Year 10 - Portraits - Pupils continue to extend their Portrait project using digital media and printing techniques.

Year 11 - Personal Project - Pupils continue to extend their Personal project and further develop their ideas into more outcomes looking at the work of other artists and influences.

 

Music

Year 7 - Focusing on the musical elements through performing and composing!  We are having fun securing and developing our practical musical skills.

Year 8 - Focusing on the blues.  We are learning about how Blues music is the root of all modern music!

Year 9 - Starting their GCSE with group performances of 'I am yours' including a whole class performance!

Year 10 - Consolidating their practical performance sand focusing on solo performance.

Year 11 - Finalizing coursework performances and getting to grips with their different areas of study.

 

Drama

Year 7 - Introduction to Drama - Pupils are introduced to fundamental performance skills and self-confidence built

Year 8 - The strategies, mediums and elements of Drama. Pupils gain an understanding of the building blocks of performance work. Assessed through video diaries and teacher workshops

Year 9 - Acting for the camera - assessed through uploaded Showbie content, video diaries and portfolio

Year 10 - Acting for the camera - assessed through uploaded Showbie content, video diaries and portfolio

Year 11 - Unit 2 - Production, Preparation and Performance Unit 5 - Technical Theatre. Assessed through performances to parents and technical support for school production. Portfolio

 

DT

Year 7 - Moisture detector.  Pewter pendant with presentation box.  Food glorious food.

Year 8 - Electronic piano. Bespoke iPad holder.  Truly scrumptious.

Year 9 - Cakes.  Pastries.  Nutrition.  Dietary needs.  BBQ.  Multi-cultural.  Amplifier.  Jewellery box.  Executive desk top balancing toy.  Casting jewellery.  Cold form scrolled shelf storage system.

Year 10 -  Cakes.  Pastries.  Nutrition.  Dietary needs.  BBQ.  Multi-cultural.  Amplifier.  Jewellery box.  Executive desk top balancing toy.  Casting jewellery.  Cold form scrolled shelf storage system.

Year 11 - Key concepts and principles within the unit of study being completed (Food, Graphics, Engineering).

 

Maths

Year 7 - Sequences - students learning about sequences and patterns in maths, including continuing sequences and the rule as well as finding a general term.

Year 8 - Number work / geometry - Identifying parallel and perpendicular lines, investigate angles in polygons as well as some basic transformations.

Year 9 - Equations and formulae (F) - students looking at solving and forming a range of equations and substituting values into formula across curricular links to science.

Year 10 - Fractions and percentages.  Higher - various contexts of real life percentages, including compound interest.  Foundation - Understanding isometric and creation of nets.  Also conversion and understanding of metric and imperial measurements.

Year 11 - Topics taught according to question analysis of recent assessment to plug gaps in knowledge base.  

 

Spanish

Year 7 - Greetings, Target language, family.

Year 8 - Greetings, Target language, family.

Year 9 - School topic.

Year 10 - Family and relationships topic.

Year 11 - Family and relationships topic.

 

Science

Year 7 - Laboratory safety.  Scientific techniques.  Cells, particles, forces.

Year 8 - Health and lifestyle.  The periodic table.  Electricity and magnetism.

Year 9 - Maths for science.  Cells and organisation.  The periodic table.  Energy

Year 10 - Maths for science.  Nervous system.  Crude oil and hydrocarbons.  Forces.

Year 11 - Reproduction, variation, evolution.  Chemical analysis.  Wave properties.

 

History

Year 7 - Battle of Hastings.  Medieval life.  Industrial revolution.

Year 8 - Slavery, WW1 and WW2.  Swinging sixties.

Year 9 - American West 1839-95 (until November).

Year 10 - American West 1839-95 (until November).

Year 11 - Crime and punishment then American West 1835-95.

 

Geography

Year 7 - Students are learning about global population change and how countries manage and support their population.

Year 8 - Students are learning about globalisation, focusing on the costs and benefits in different countries.

Year 9 - Students are learning about natural hazards, focusing on volcanoes, earthquakes and tropical storms.

Year 10 - Students are learning about urbanisation, focusing on mega cities, newly emerging economies and high income countries.

Year 11 - Students are currently completing their fieldwork analysis and completing a two week ‘how to answer exam questions’ session in preparation for their internal exams.

 

English

Year 7 - Students are learning about Myths and Legends and how to craft an effective description.

Year 8 - Students are learning to study a novel and and how to write their own short story about time travel.

Year 9 - Students are learning about John Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men' and how language and structure are used by writers.

Year 10 - In Literature, students are learning about Power and Conflict poetry and, in Language, how to analyse structure and language in fiction.

Year 11 - In Literature, students are learning about a Shakespeare play for Literature and, in Language, how to analyse structure and language in fiction.

 

IT

Year 7 - An introduction to computer science, baseline assessment and staying safe online.

Year 8 - Year 8 baseline assessment and being a responsible digital citizen.

Year 9 - Computer Science - introduction to computer systems embedded systems and storage.  ICT - Creating digital images (Mrs Palmer-Round.  Creating digital videos (Mr Bareham)

Year 10 - Computer Science - COY9 assessment, programming techniques in Python and Algorithms.  ICT - Creating digital images and use of images and files types.

Year 11 - Computer Science - Non-examined assessment: 20 hours controlled assessment.  ICT - Digital images - controlled assessment task