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Year 9

Subject Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Maths
  • Calculations (Number)
  • Adding and subtracting
  • Multiplying and dividing
  • Expressions (Algebra)
  • Simplifying expressions
  • Expanding and factorising
  • Indices
  • Angles and polygons (Geometry)
  • Congruence and similarity
  • Triangles and quadrilaterals 
  • Handling data 1(Statistics)
  • Sampling
  • Averages and spread
  • Representing data
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Fractions percentages
  • Calculations with fractions
  • Lifeskills 1 
  • Formulae and functions (Algebra)
  • Functions
  • Formulae
  • Working in 2D (Geometry)
  • Transformation
  • Area of 2D
  • Measuring length and angles
  • Probability (Probability)
  • Theoretical probability
  • Probability experiments 
English  
  • Pre-1914 short stories
  • Assessment will be: Reading and writing
  • A Christmas Carol Taster
  • Fous on PEE paragraphs using the scheme 

Getting Year 9 Ready for GCSE 

  • Foundation Term on Language Skills for AQA GCSE paper 2
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Essay writing on key extracts 
  • 9-1 AQA Language Paper 2 - Non fIction - SOW Year 9 Transition
  • Conflict Poetry Taster (cover first 6 poems
  • Teach essay writing skills) 3 weeks
  • Narrative Writing Prep for AQA paper 1 Section B (4 weeks) 
Science
  • Key concepts in Biology
  • Cells and Control
  • Genetics
  • Natural Selection and Genetic Modification
  • Health and Disease and the development of medicines
  • Atomic structure
  • Periodic table
  • Ionic bonding  
  • CREST Silver Award
  • Covalent bonding
  • Types of substances
  • Calculations involving masses   
  • Topics may be covered over the course of the year.  Students rotate to different teachers, depending on the teacher’s specialism

MFL  
  • Identity and culture
  • Local, national, international and global areas of interest
  • Current and future study and employment
  • Identity and culture
  • Identity and culture
Geography  
  • Resources and Globalisation
  • Supply and demand
  • Problems
  • Human and Physical impacts
  • Nuclear vs. Renewable 
  • Development and Resources – Africa, the Middle East, Russia and Antarctica
  • Causes of underdevelopment and development
  • Solutions
  • Coasts
  • Erosion
  • Landforms
  • Climate change
History
  • Causes of World War
  • World War – Trench Warfare
  • The Battle of the Somme 
  • Impact of the end of World War 1 in Europe
  • Rise of Nazi Germany - Holocaust
  • 20th Century Britain
  • Suffragettes
  • Second World War
RE and Citizenship
  • RE - Peace and Conflict – Christianity and Islam
  • Citizenship - Prejudice and Discrimination
  • RE - Matters of Life and Death
  • RE - Introduction to Islam
  • Citizenship - Charity
Design Technology – Food
  • Designing for others: Planning and preparing recipes to meet a specification
Design Technology – Resistant Materials
  • Working in Plastic : Designing an Acrylic Clock
  • 3D rendered Drawings using Computer Aided Design
  • Environmental and social impact of manufactured products
Design Technology - Textiles
  • Japanese design / cushions
  • transfer printing
  • Batik
  • Machine sewing
PE  
  • Fitness
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Trampolining
  • Table tennis
  • Dance
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Handball
  • Athletics
  • Striking games (cricket, rounders, softball)  
Computing  

Textual Programming 

  • Flow control (sequence, selection, iteration)
  • Variables
  • Data types
  • Input/output
  • Procedures and functions
  • Random numbers
  • Lists 

Hardware and Software

  • What is a computer
  • Input and Output devices
  • Storage devices
  • Operating systems
  • Applications and Utilities

Game development

  • Decomposing games
  • Sprites and collision detection
  • Variables
  • Game logic
  • Game AI     

Networks and the Internet

  • Computer networks
  • Packet switching and the Internet
  • Roles of network hardware
  • The world wide web
  • HTML/CSS
  • Website creation 

Databases

  • What is a database?
  • Creating a database
  • Forms
  • Queries and Reports
  • Society and databases   

Skills for KS4

  • Report writing
  • Formatting effectively
  • Referencing and plagiarism
  • Copyright & intellectual property 
Art  

 

  • Gridding
  • Researching the work of Chuck Close
  • Gridding techniques
  • Shading and Blending techniques
  • Mark making
  • Tonal value
  • Comic Book Art
  • Drawing the figure – The skeletal and muscular system.
  • Proportions of the face (recap), Perspective (recap).
  • Use of image and text in a narrative.
  • Colouring and inking techniques.

 

  • Tessellation
  • Shapes and patterns
  • Contact printing
  • The work of M.C. Escher
  • Manipulating tessellating shapes
Drama  
  • Departure
  • Explorative strategies
  • Devising       
  • Spontaneous Improvisation
  • Bang Bang
  • Abstract Performance 
  • Script based
  • Suspense
  • Artaud 

 

  • Practitioners
  • Brecht
  • Epic Theatre
  • Stanislavski
  • Realism
  • Rehearsal Technique
  • Audience Perception
  • Absurd Theatre
  • Pinter
  • Becket
  • Style
  • Subtext
  • Pace 
  • DNA
  • Characterisation
  • Script based
  • Rehearsal techniques
  • Ensemble performance 
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time
  • Script based
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Rehearsal Techniques
  • Character exploration
Music
  • Pop/Hip Hop 
  •  Salsa/Dance Remix

 

  • Classical Ballads
  • Music for the media: Film/Video Games