Curriculum by Years

Year 9

Subject

Qualification

External Assessment

Other

English Language

GCSE

 External Exam: 100%

 

English Literature

GCSE

 External Exam: 100%

 

Mathematics

GCSE

 External Exam: 100%

 

Science

GCSE

 External Exam: 100%

 

Religious Studies

GCSE

 External Exam: 100%

 

Business Studies

GCSE

 External Exam: 100%

 

Geography

GCSE

 External Exam: 100%

 

History

GCSE

 External Exam: 100%

 

 

 

 

 

Art, Craft & Design

GCSE

External Assignment: 40%

Portfolio (Centre set): 60%

Drama

GCSE

External Exam: 40%

Practical Assessment: 40% (Internal) 20% (External)

French

GCSE

External Exam: 75%

Non-exam  Assessment: Speaking 25%

Graphics (Visual Communication)

Technical Award

External Exam: 40%

Controlled Assessment: 60%

Health & Social Care

Technical Award

External Exam: 40%

Controlled Assessment: 60%

Hospitality & Catering

Technical Award

External Exam: 25%

Controlled Assessment: 75%

Information & Creative Technology (ICT)

Technical Award

External Exam: 25%  

Controlled Assessment: 75%

Music

GCSE

External Exam: 40%

Controlled Assessment: 60%

PE

GCSE

External Exam: 60%

Practical Performance: 40%

Product Design (Materials Technology)

Technical Award

External Exam: 40%

Controlled Assessment: 60%

Spanish

GCSE

External Exam: 75%

Non-exam  Assessment: Speaking 25%

Textiles (Fashion & Textiles)

Technical Award

External Exam: 40%

Controlled Assessment: 60%

Construction

Technical Award L1

 

Controlled Assessment: 100%

Art, Craft and Design

Subject Content:

  • Development of a portfolio of work and moderator's exhibition
  • Research other artists, art movements and cultures
  • Explore and develop formal art skills in a range of media
  • Develop, explore and experiment, creatively, with the use of a range of media and materials
  • Develop ideas based on a theme taken from the world around us

 

Business

Subject Content:

  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on Business
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance

 

Computer Science

Subject Content:

  • Fundamentals of algorithms
  • Programming
  • Fundamentals of data representation
  • Computer systems
  • Fundamentals of computer networks
  • Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society
  • Cyber security

 

Construction

Subject Content:

  • Construction Technology
  • Construction and Design
  • Scientific and mathematical Applications for Construction
  • Exploring Carpentry and Joinery principles and techniques

Drama

Subject Content:

  • Understanding Drama: study of a set play and analysis of a live theatre production
  • Devising Drama: research, collaboration, devising, performance, review
  • Texts in Practice: Interpretation and performance of a script
  • Design option ( in addition to performing): lighting, sound, make-up, costume

 

English Language

Subject Content:

  • 20th Century Literature Reading and Creative Prose Writing
  • 19th and 21st Century Non-Fiction Reading and Transactional/Persuasive Writing
  • Spoken Language

 

English Literature

Subject Content:

  • Shakespeare and Poetry
  • Post-1914 Prose/Drama
  • 19th Century Prose and Unseen Poetry

 

French

Subject Content:

  • Identity and culture
  • Local, national, international and global areas of interest
  • Current and future study and employment

 

Geography

Subject Content:

  • Living with the physical environment
  • Challenges in the human environment
  • Geographical applications
  • Geographical skills

Graphics (Visual Communication)

Subject Content:

  • Investigating Design Context
  • Developing Design Proposals
  • Modelling and Making for both 2D and 3D Outcomes
  • Market Testing and Product Evaluation

Health and Social Care

Subject Content:

  • Care needs of major client groups
  • Types of care services
  • Ways of obtaining care services and barriers to access
  • Careers in Health and Social Care and Early Years services
  • Care Values

History

Subject Content:

  • America 1920-1973
  • Conflict and Tension 1894 - 1918
  • Britain, Health and The People 1000 - Present Day
  • Elizabethan England 1568 - 1603

 

Information and Creative Technology

Subject Content:

  • Investigate online services and online communication
  • Investigate components of the Internet and how digital devices exchange and store information
  • Investigate issues with operating online
  • Design a digital portfolio
  • Create and test a digital portfolio
  • Understand the applications and features of digital video products
  • Design a digital video product
  • Create, test and review a digital video product
  • Understand the uses of spreadsheets and the features available in spreadsheet software packages
  • Design a spreadsheet
  • Develop and test a spreadsheet
  • Review the finished spreadsheet

 

Mathematics

Subject Content:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Shape, Space and Measure
  • Data Handling & Probability
  • Problem solving in context

 

Music

Subject Content:

  • Performance on chosen instrument
  • Composition
  • Ensemble performance
  • Listening and appraising music
  • Aural recognition of unheard music

 

Physical Education

Subject Content:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Movement analysis
  • Physical Training
  • Use of Data
  • Sports psychology
  • Socio-cultural influences
  • Health, fitness and well-being

 

Product Design (Materials Technology)

Subject Content:

  • Materials and Components
  • Design and Market Influences
  • Processes and Manufacture
  • Design and Making Practice

 

Religious Studies

Subject Content:

  • The study of Christianity and Buddhism: beliefs, teachings and practices
  • Thematic Studies:
  •     Religion and life
  •     Religion, Peace and Conflict
  •     Religion, Crime and Punishment
  •     Religion, human rights and social justice

 

Science

Subject Content:

Biology

  • Cell biology
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology

Chemistry

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • Bonding, structure and the properties of matter
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes
  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources

Physics

  • Forces
  • Energy
  • Waves
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Materials and Components

 

Spanish

Subject Content:

  • Identity and culture
  • Local, national, international and global areas of interest
  • Current and future study and employment

Textiles (Fashion & Textiles)

  • Subject Content:
  • Investigating the design context
  • Developing the design proposals
  • Processes and Manufacture
  • Design and Making Practice
  • Testing and Evaluation of products