Canon Slade School Curriculum

Curriculum Outline


We offer a broad and balanced curriculum for all students. At Key Stage 3 (years 7 to 9) all students follow the national curriculum subjects of Maths, English and Science (3 hours each per week), PE (2 hours per week), ICT (1 hour each week), Religious Studies, History & Geography (2 hours in Y7, 1 hour each in years 8 & 9), Expressive Arts, Art, Drama & Music (1 hour of each per week), Spanish (2 hours per week), and Design Technology (1 hour per week in Y7, 2 hours per week in y8 and 3 hours per week in y9). In Y8 students also choose one subject from Applied Studies, French, German & Latin (3 hours in y8, 2 hours in Y9)


At Key Stage 4 the majority of students follow a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, (4 hours total per week), Maths (4 hours per week), Double Science (5 hours per week), PE, Religious Studies (2 hours of each per week). In addition students select four option subjects from Art, Classical Civilisation, Computing, Dance, Drama, Food & Nutrition, French, Geography, Geology, German, Graphics, History, Latin, Media Studies, Music, PE, Resistant Materials, Spanish, Systems, Textiles and Triple Science GCSEs.

A small cohort attend college one day a week in years 10 and 11 and study English Language, Maths, Science, core PE, Religious Studies, 1 option subject and BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Award in Business.

The subject links below provide an outline of subject topics throughout each key stage. If further information is required please email us at


Curriculum Year 7

Art• Buildings and beyond – scale, line and colour
• Landscape with mark-making
• Fish – pattern, colour, texture
• African ceremonial spoons - clay
Art Curriculum Details
Drama• Mime – Basic mime skills, character exploration.
• Voice – Use of voice, adaptation and character.
• Pantomime - Exploration of style, stock character and performance in role
• Costume Design – Research and planning. Design development for pantomime stock character.
• Dance – Introduction to dance, explore and understand the five main actions of dance
• Physical Theatre – Basic physical theatre technique and simple weight
• Text exploration (Blood Brothers) – Text analysis, direction development and performance in role.
• Greek Theatre – Exploration of the structure of the theatre, style of performance and short performance of Greek story.
• Process Drama (Focussing on Crime/ decision making) – Exploration of a theme using varied technique.
Drama Curriculum Details
English• Transactional writing
• Study of a Novel
• Creative Writing
• Literary Heritage Poetry
• Drama
• Non-fiction Writing: The News
English Curriculum Details
Geography• Where in the World?
• Where in the World is Bolton?
• Why are maps useful?
• Coast to Coast
• Africa
• Power to the People
• Road Trip India
Geography Curriculum Details
History• Historical skills
• What was Britain like before 1066?
• Why was did William invade?
• Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?
• How and with what success did the Normans consolidate their control over England?
• How and with what success did the Normans consolidate their control over England?
• How successful were challenges to the monarchy? (Magna Carta-King John, the first parliament, Edward I, Black Death, Peasants’ revolt, war of the roses)
• How did life change in Medieval England? (religion, villages, towns, literacy, health, freedom)
• How and why did Europeans explore the world?
• How did the white settlement of America affect the lives of the Native Americans?
History Curriculum Details
ICT• Introduction to school network and rules of ICT
• E-safety
• Game Making
• Binary
• Spreadsheets
ICT Curriculum Details
Maths• Decimals and directed Numbers
• Lines, Angles, Triangles and Quadrilaterals
• Simplification of Expressions and formulae
• Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages
• Inequalities, LCM, HCF and prime factor decomposition
• Four operations of fractions
• Perimeter and area of shapes, including compound shapes
• Circumference and area of circles
• Analysing and presenting discrete data
• Four operations of decimals and rounding to decimal places
• Rules of indices
• Solving linear equations
• Constructions and nets
Angles on parallel lines
Mathematics Curriculum Details
Music• Baseline Assessment
• Musical Theatre
• Notation and rhythm
• Samba – South American Context
Music Curriculum Details
Boys P.E.• Invasion Games- Football, Rugby Union, Basketball and Handball
• Net/Wall Games- Badminton and Tennis
• Striking/Fielding Games- Cricket, Softball
• Swimming
• Athletics
• Fitness
• After initial baseline tests and setting the students are introduced to the topics listed above and are stretched and challenged at an appropriate level for their development in each of the activities listed. Students cover each of these sports as part of a rotation.
P.E. Curriculum Details
Girls P.E.Winter Activities:
• Invasion Games- Netball and Hockey – Ball handling skills, basic rules.
• Fitness – Health related exercise
• Gymnastics – Individual Floor work
• Swimming – Stroke Development

Summer activities:
• Striking/Fielding Games- Rounders – Basic Techniques
• Athletics – Basic Techniques, variety of events
• Tennis – Basic techniques
P.E. Curriculum Details
PSHCE• Responsibility
• Natural disasters
• Feelings
• Stress
• Empathy
• Online Safety
• Friendship
• Community
• Government
• Justice
• Resolving Conflict
• Self Esteem
• Goal setting, helping others
• Emotional well being
• Health
• Healthy Eating
• Sexual relationships
• Bullying
• Clear Communication
RS• Christianity 1: Belonging to CSS
• Comparative 1: What is Religion?
• Christianity 2: Jesus and the Gospels
• Islam: Key Features
RS Curriculum Details
Science• Cells and reproduction
• Acids and alkalis
• States of matter
• Energy and electricity
• Chemical reactions
• Interactions and Adaptation
• Force and Motion
• Magnetism
• Earth and Atmosphere
Science Curriculum Details
Spanish• Introduction to Spanish: Aladdin.
• School Life – dates, numbers and basic opinions.
• My Family – describing self and others.
• House and Home – weather and using the present tense.
Sanish Curriculum Details
• History of electronics
• Design of electronic products
• Electronics (Sensors alarm)
• Sensors
• Diodes
• LED’s
• Resistors

• Solid works
• 3D modelling advantages and disadvantages

• Intro to graphics / isometric construction / 2D & 3D / FT: isometric cuboids
• Intro to isometric FT: circles, FT: cylinders and FT: rendering
• Intro to isometric crating, FT: construction of a pan and torch
• Intro to material depiction FT: Concrete, wood, metal, etc.
• Construction of an environment FT: interior view
• Intro to perspective. FT: 1PP shapes, FT: exterior view

• Bottle Coats
• Transfer printing
• Fastenings
• Textile machinery

• Safety.
• Hygiene.
• Fruit Salad.
• Pizza.
• Fruit crumble.

Product Design (resistant materials)
• Modelling
• Designing for CAM
• Use of CAD in design
• Product analysis
• Product function
• Testing and evaluating
• Materials
Technology Curriculum Details

Curriculum Year 8

Applied Studies• The Shoah/ The Holocaust: How could it happen?
• Educating for the Holocaust.
• Propaganda in Nazi Society.
• The Victorian Age:
• Working Conditions under the Factory system
• Medicine, potions and quacks
• Living conditions in Towns and Cities.
• Understanding the Community
Applied Studies Curriculum Details
Art• Movement – mark-making, lettering
• Sea creatures – print-making
• Microscopic cells – experimental textiles
Papier mache sculptures
History Curriculum Details
Drama• Contrasting Character Exploration - Analysis, development , performance and evaluation
• Property Design – Research, planning , development and evaluation of a personal or standard property.
• Dance – Lindy Hop – develop knowledge of history and technique, leading
to a performance.
• Process Drama (Focussing on Runaways)
• Physical Theatre – Creating a performance using symbolism.
• Elizabethan Theatre – Exploration of the structure of the theatre, style of
performance using A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
• Integrated Arts project – Developing performance using varied art forms.
Drama Curriculum Details
French• Introduction to France
• Pronunciation of French sounds
• Nouns and Adjectives
• Family and description
• A French film – A Cat in Paris
• Verbs
• Hobbies
• School life
• Towns and places
French Curriculum Details
Geography• It’s a Jungle out there!
• Why is Bangladesh a risky place to live?
• Power to the People
• Geog Rocks
• The Geography of My Stuff
Geography Curriculum Details
German• Introductions – Name/age/where you live/birthday
• Items in school bag
• School subjects
• Time and timetable
• Difference between British and German school systems
• Food and drinks – cultural lesson - food tasting
• Literacy - present tense
• School uniform
• Christmas in Germany
• Family
• Describing yourself – physical description and personal characteristic
• Pets
• Understanding longer emails – email links with German school
• Descriptions of house and rooms in the house – Literacy – use of prepositions
• Sport and hobbies
• Arranging to go out
• Towns and cities in Germany
• Places in town
• Getting around in a German town – directions
• Ordering food and drinks in Germany
• Plans for the summer holidays
• Film – Das Wunder von Bern
German Curriculum Details
History• How successful was Henry VII at consolidating dynastic control?
• How powerful was Henry VIII?
• How did the changes in monarchy affect religion? (Edward and Mary)
• How successfully did Elizabeth I solve her problems
• How did the Gunpowder Plot affect the power of the monarchy?
• Why was there a civil war?
• How did the English Civil War affect the power of the monarchy?
• How do events after the Restoration affect the power of the monarchy?
• How and why has the power of the monarchy changed?
History Curriculum Details
ICT• Logo development
• Website development
• Hardware
• Radio advert –sound editing
• Networks and Communications
• Small basic
ICT Curriculum Details
Latin• All six persons of regular indicative verbs, all four conjugations
• Present infinitives
• Some irregular verbs
• Present, imperfect, perfect and pluperfect tenses
• Nouns of the first, second and third declensions
• Nominative, accusative, and dative cases, singular and plural
• Personal and relative pronouns
• Basic, comparative and superlative adjectives
Latin & Classics Curriculum Details
Maths• Percentages
• Transformations
• Ratio and proportion
• Substitution into formulae , straight line graphs, and solving linear simultaneous equations graphically
• Probability
• Solving linear equations
• Pythagoras’ Theorem
• Standard Form
• Volumes of prisms
• Arithmetic and geometric sequences
• Analysing and presenting continuous and grouped data
• Rounding to significant figures and estimation
• Using calculator functions
• Basic Trigonometry
• Scale drawing and bearings
• Quadratic, exponential and reciprocal graphs
Mathematics Curriculum Details
Music• Ostinato – melodic and rhythmic
• Electronic Dance music
• Form and Structure
• Ternary form
• Theme and Variations
• Film Music
Music Curriculum Details
Boys P.E.• Invasion Games- Football, Rugby Union, Basketball and Handball
• Net/Wall Games- Badminton and Tennis
• Striking/Fielding Games- Cricket, Softball
• Swimming
• Athletics
• Fitness

The rotation of activities continues in year 8 and the level of stretch and challenge is increased dependent on the ability and understanding of the students.
P.E. Curriculum Details
Girls P.E.Winter Activities:
• Invasion Games- Netball and Hockey – Developing spatial awareness, attacking and defensive and tactics.
• Badminton – Basic Techniques
• Fitness – Skill related Fitness
• Gymnastics – Partner
P.E. Curriculum Details
PSHCE• Careers
• Drug & alcohol awareness
• Environment
• Commonwealth
• Body Image
• Anti-social behaviour
• Role of media in society
• Animal testing
• Being British
• Gambling
• Learning styles
• Sexual relationships
• Family
• Rights and Responsibilities
• Dealing with Anxiety
RS• Christianity 3:
Understanding God from the Bible
• Judaism: Key Features
• Hinduism: Key Features
RS Curriculum Details
Science• Sound and light
• Separating mixtures
• Photosynthesis and respiration
• Atoms, elements and compounds.
• Keeping healthy
• Heat
• Space
• Skeleton and muscles
Science Curriculum Details
Spanish• Free Time – expressing time, opinions and immediate future tense.
• Holidays – using the preterit tense.
• Food and drink – expressing large numbers, quantities and combining tenses.
• Clothes and fashion – using comparatives and superlatives.
• Transactional Spanish – getting along on holiday.
Sanish Curriculum Details
• Design of electronic products
• Electronics (Decision maker)
• Integrated circuits
• Transistors
• Capacitors

• Google sketch up (architecture)
• 2D Design (skills development)
• 3D modelling

• Graphics in the wider world / Isometric recap
• Developing graphical skills
• Developing Initial ideas
• 3D CAD skills (Ipod mini)
• 3D CAD skills (Combine shapes)
• 3D CAD skills (Line and spline)
• 3D CAD skills (Image manipulation)
• Implications of Image manipulation / Designing of packaging
• Designing of packaging (Content)
• Designing of packaging (alignment)
• Printing / Methods of cutting
• Group Critiques
Technology Curriculum Details

Curriculum Year 9

Applied Studies• Consumer Affairs and Number Handling:
• Which? Supermarket is best
• Which? Phones and Tariffs
• Early Explorers, Myths and legends
• The International Slave Trade.
• Stewards of the Earth/Costing the Environment.
• Recycling and Obsolescence: The Getting and the Spending.
• Growing up Poor: The consequences of Poverty.
• Poverty in LEDCs.
• Val Thorens: The Impact of Tourism
Applied Studies Curriculum Details
Art• Natural forms – experiments with media
• Distortion – portraits, painting, Photoshop
Mad hatter’s tea party – stitching collage etc.
• Mexican nichos – assemblage
History Curriculum Details
Drama• Process Drama (Racism) – Exploration of a theme using many different stimuli and technique
• Monologue (Vox Pops) – Writing a monologue, developing realistic characterisation of a role in performance. Analysis of performance.
• Script Analysis and performance.
• Dance – Learn, develop and analyse complex piece of set dance.
• Process Drama (Focussing on the Hillsborough disaster)
• Victorian Theatre – Exploration of Melodrama. Exploration of style, performance and analysis.
• Process Drama (Rosa Parks) - Exploration of a theme using varied stimuli and technique.
• Sweeded Movies – Planning, preparation and development of a filmed performance.
Drama Curriculum Details
English• 19th Century Literature – novel or short stories
• Shakespeare
• Creative Writing
• Poetry across the Ages - 17th-21st Century
• ERIC Project – exploring personal reading
English Curriculum Details
French• Past events
• Holidays
• Media and cinema
• A French film Les Choristes
• Future plans and careers
• Healthy living
French Curriculum Details
Geography• Olympics
• Why is Indonesia a dangerous place to live?
• On top of the World!
• Some like it hot!
• Brazil
Geography Curriculum Details
German• Holidays – what do in different seasons of the year – Literacy - present tense
• Past tense holidays
• Describing a winter holiday in a German speaking country
• Media – TV programmes, types of films
• Past trip to cinema - Literacy – past tense
• Future use of media - Literacy - future tense
• Inviting people to go out
• Clothes
• Parties
• Daily routine
• Problems
• Parts of body
• Discussing illness and aches and pains
• Going to the doctors in Germany
• Healthy and unhealthy eating and living
• Sport and exercise
German Curriculum Details
History• Why was there an industrial revolution in Britain from 1750 onwards?
• How far did life change in Britain between 1750 and 1900? (working and living conditions, voting rights)
• How far was the British Empire a force for good?
• Why did the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade develop?
• Why was slavery abolished?
• Why did the First World War break out in 1914?
• How far was the Battle of the Somme a failure?
• Why did Britain and its allies win the First World War?
• Why did the world fail to prevent another war?
• What was the most significant event of the Second World War?
• What does the life of Frank Bright tell us about the treatment of Jews during the Second World War?
History Curriculum Details
ICT• E-safety – video editing
Visual basic
• Databases
• Spreadsheets
• Binary to Hexadecimal
• Test
ICT Curriculum Details
Latin• Imperative mood
• Present participles
• Perfect participles passive and deponent
• Imperfect and pluperfect subjunctive in temporal clauses
• Genitive and Vocative cases
• Demonstrative pronouns
• Gender of nouns and adjectives
Latin & Classics Curriculum Details
Maths• Expanding two brackets and factorisation
• Scatter diagrams
• Direct and inverse proportion
• Compound units
• Enlargements and similar
shapes (including area and volume scale factors)
• Rules for indices (including negative and fractional indices)
• Rearranging formulae
• Further probability
• Properties of polygons
• Linear inequalities
• Congruent triangles
• 3D solids – prisms, pyramids, cones and spheres and Euler’s theorem
• Algebraic simultaneous equations
• Quadratic sequences
• Loci and construction
• Arc length and areas of sectors or circles
• Pythagoras and Trigonometry in 3D
• Calculations with Standard form
• Recurring decimals into fractions
y=mx+c for parallel and perpendicular lines
Mathematics Curriculum Details
Media• Media Scheme of work – Looking at the Horror Genre. Primarily to act as a taster session linked to options.
Media Curriculum Details
Music• Rock workshop – drum notation
• Rock and Roll
• 12 bar blues and improvisation
• The Beatles
• Brit POP and Songwriting
Music Curriculum Details
Boys P.E.• Invasion Games- Football, Rugby Union, Basketball and Handball
• Net/Wall Games- Badminton and Tennis
• Striking/Fielding Games- Cricket, Softball
• Swimming
• Athletics
• Fitness
• In year 9 there is still a rotation of activities in the outdoor lessons, but throughout the Autumn and Winter Terms indoor lessons allow students to select to specialise a little bit more in basketball, badminton or water polo. In summer students can choose to specialise more in tennis or cricket.
P.E. Curriculum Details
Girls P.E.Winter Activities:
• Invasion Games- Netball and Hockey – Positions and roles, set plays using, advanced techniques and officiating.
• Badminton – Development of techniques and tactics, Singles and Doubles play.
• Fitness – Methods of training
• Gymnastics – Vaulting/Rhythmic Gymnastics
• Swimming – Personal Survival/ Synchronised swimming

Summer activities:
• Striking/Fielding Games- Rounders – Advanced techniques, tactics and officiating.
• Athletics – promotion of competitive sport and advanced techniques.
• Tennis – Advanced techniques, singles and doubles play, tactics and officiating.
P.E. Curriculum Details
PSHCE• Budgeting
• Work & wages
• Options
• Health
• Revision techniques
• Global citizens
• World Debt
• Refugees
• Increasing Population
• Child Poverty
• Challenging Racism
• Body Image
• Self Esteem & image
• Attitudes and Beliefs
• Stress
RS• Comparative 2: Religion and the Media
• Christianity 4: Beliefs and Values
• Christianity 5: Believing in God
RS Curriculum Details
Science• Variation
• Human impact
• Forces
• Electricity and magnetism
• Chemical reactions – reacting acids
• Chemical patterns – reactivity series
Science Curriculum Details
Spanish• Media – combining tenses and using language creatively.
• Education – using the future and conditional tenses.
• Healthy bodies – using impersonal verbs.
• Spanish-speaking world – using reflexive verbs.
• Transactional Spanish – living abroad.
Sanish Curriculum Details
• Electronics (IC’s – embedded intelligence)
• Embedded intelligence
• Designing products around electronics
• E textiles
• Integrated circuits (2)

• 2D Design (further skills)
• Computer aided manufacture
• 3D modelling

• Task Analysis
• Analysing a film poster
• Intro to commercial printing. Analyse a POS Display
• Design criteria. Initial ideas for POS Display
• Continue with ideas for POS. Presentation techniques
• Initial ideas for surface graphics
• Group critique. Continue with surface graphics ideas
• Modelling of chosen POS Display design
• Drawing the POS net using 2D Design tools
• Image manipulation using Photoshop
• Intro to developing their surface graphics design
• Developing of surface graphics

• Bunting
• Textile machinery
• Decorative embroidery
• Applique
• Foiling
• Construction methods

• Purses/wallets
• CAD – Sublimation printing
Technology Curriculum Details

Curriculum Year 10

Applied Studies• Working with Others- Key Skill:
• Features of a river valley, waterfalls, meanders and ox bow lakes
• Raising money for a good cause (fundraising for Derian House)
• Improving Own Learning -Key Skill:-
• St John Ambulance Young First Aider Award
• International links – Improve your learning/ Understanding of an LEDC. Formally present your findings (eg WaterAid) to an audience.
• Problem Solving -Key Skill:
• To create a healthy and nutritious meal for a family on a budget of £6.
• Financial Awareness – Alternative fundraising to raise a total of £500 to achieve Ambassador Status for Derian House.
Applied Studies Curriculum Details
Art• Identity, portraits, disguise
• Life, death and lino-prints
• Anthropomorphism
• Ornithological sculptures
History Curriculum Details
Computing• Fundamentals of computer systems
• Hardware
• Data representation
• Networking
• Software
• Databases
• Develop programming skills
• Using programming skills to create a program
• Controlled assessment
Dance• Introduction to the course
• Dancer in Action – Health and Safety, Injury prevention
• Diet and Nutrition
• Motif creation and Development
• Applying and Analysing – Action / Dynamics / Space / Relationships
• Physical and Expressive Skills
• Choreography solo & group
• Using different stimuli for dance choreography
• Dance Performance
• Introduction to Set Works – Swansong and Still Life at The Penguin Café
• Evaluations
Dance Curriculum Details
Drama• Explorative Strategies – Introduction and exploration of different explorative strategies using different stimuli.
• Development of performance skills as part of an ensemble
• Analysis and Evaluation – Development of evaluative and analytical skills in relation to their own performance work and the work of others.
• Drama Medium and Elements – Introduction and exploration of Drama Medium and Element. Understanding of symbolism created in performance using Mediums and Elements.
• Unit 1 Mock
• Unit 1 - Unit 1 practical sessions are completed and controlled coursework is completed
Drama Curriculum Details
English• Controlled Assessment Tasks:
• Narrative
• Descriptive
• Analysing Written Language
• Studying Spoken Language
• Shakespeare and Poetry
English Curriculum Details
French• Holidays
• Family and relationships
• Free time
• Town and environment
French Curriculum Details
Geography• The Restless Earth
• The Coastal Zone
• Tourism
• Controlled Coursework

Geography Curriculum Details
GeologyRock Outcrops: Evidence of Formation and Deformation’ Includes the study of:
• Minerals: their identification, chemistry and use;
• Igneous Rocks: their identification and formation
and link to tectonics.
• Sedimentary Rocks: their identification, environments of formation and importance to industry;
• Metamorphic Rocks: their identification and processes responsible for their formation.
• Fossils: How they are identified and how they provide evidence of past life, evolution and use to industry / professional geoscientists.
• Geological structures: such as folds, faults and unconformities and how they are recognised and form due to tectonics. Also consider their economic significance.

• ‘Geology of the Landscape’: Investigates how geological processes shape our landscape.

• ‘The big Ideas in Geology’: Investigates how Earth Processes such as Plate Tectonics, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise can record evidence in the rock record and how the record can be interpreted to help
reconstruct the past as well as predict the future.
Geology Curriculum Details
German• Free time and the media
• School, College and Future Plans
• Home and Local Area
• Family
• Relationships and choices
German Curriculum Details
History• How far did the US economy boom in the 1920s?
• How far was the US a free and equal society in the 1920s?
• What were the causes of the Wall Street Crash?
• What were the consequences of the Wall Street Crash?
• How successful was the New Deal?
• Who was to blame for the Cold War?
• Who won the Cuban Missile Crisis?
• Why did the USA fail in Vietnam?
History Curriculum Details
ICT• Create a logo
• Update a database
• Produce a teaser video
• Create a spreadsheet model to calculate ticket prices
• Produce recommendations for the festival
• Produce a downloadable flyer
• Produce a mobile application prototype
• Planning
• Reviews
• Evaluation
ICT Curriculum Details
Latin• Ablative case
• Further uses of the subjunctive
• Gerundives
• Passive and deponent verbs
• Future and future perfect tenses
• Future participles
• Perfect and future infinitives
• Indirect statements
Latin & Classics Curriculum Details
MathsFoundation Tier
• Laws of indices
• Decimal places and significant figures
• Pythagoras Theorem
• Expanding single brackets
and factorisation
• Collecting discrete and continuous data and two way tables
• Displaying data – pictograms, pie charts, bar charts and histograms, frequency polygons, stem and leaf diagrams
• Mean, median and mode for ungrouped and grouped data
• Integers and decimals
• Fractions – equivalent, simplifying, improper to mixed etc
• Metric, imperial and compound units
• Area, perimeter and volume
• Lines and Angles
• Factors and Multiples
• Percentages
• Scatter graphs and correlation
• Ratio and Scale

Higher tier
• Laws of indices
• Decimal places, significant figures and rounding
• Pythagoras’ theorem
• Linear equations (re-cap)
• Trigonometry in 2D
• Using fractions
• Expand, simplify and factorise one bracket
• Averages and range, including grouped frequency distributions
• Median, quartiles and Cumulative frequency
• Rational and irrational numbers: surds
• Trial and improvement
• Quadratic functions and equations: graphs and factorisation
• Standard Form
• Expand, simplify and factorise two brackets, algebraic fractions
• Ratio and Scale
• Area, perimeter and volume
• Upper and Lower bounds
• Percentage problems
• Circle theorems
• Circles, cones, pyramids and spheres
• Simultaneous equations and inequalities
• Quadratic equations: quadratic formula, completing the square
• Curved graphs: quadratic, cubic, reciprocal and exponential

Mathematics Curriculum Details
Media• Audience and Institution
• Genre and Narrative
• Representation
• Coursework – long essay one on representation and
one on genre
• Production coursework begun

Media Curriculum Details
Music• Melody writing and basic chord structure
• Handel Messiah
• Mozart G minor Symphony
• Chopin Raindrop Prelude
• Jeff Buckley
• Moby
• Miles Davis
• Solo/ensemble performance
• Composition 1 completed - quartet writing
Music Curriculum Details
Boys P.E.nvasion Games- Football, Rugby Union, Basketball and Handball
• Net/Wall Games- Badminton and Tennis
• Striking/Fielding Games- Cricket, Softball
• Swimming
• Athletics
• Fitness
• In year 10 there is still a rotation of activities in the outdoor lessons but indoor lessons allow students to select to specialise a little bit more in basketball, badminton or water polo.
P.E. Curriculum Details
Girls P.E.In year 10 pupils choose to specialise in 2 areas in the winter term and all pupils will rotate on each activity in the summer term.

Winter Activities :
• Invasion Games-Netball and Rugby (See Sports Leadership)
• Net/Wall Games- Badminton and Tennis
• Swimming – Developing young leaders
• Sports Leadership Awards – developing understanding of leadership and communication, working with peers and primary schools to promote a healthy active lifestyle.
• Fitness – Fitness testing, improving fitness through different methods of training.
• Outdoor Education – Camp craft, Orienteering, Mountain Biking and team building.

Summer Activities:
• Striking/Fielding Games- Rounders
• Athletics – Developing leadership, using advanced techniques and analysis of performance
• Tennis – Competitive sport, advanced techniques and officiating.
P.E. Curriculum Details
PSHCE• Financial planning
• Planning for the future
• Career goals
• Healthy Lifestyle
• Health & Safety
• Rights and responsibilities
• Drug & alcohol awareness
• Social justice
• Law & Government
• Human Rights
• Bereavement
• Stress
• Healthy Eating
RS• Believing in God
• Matters of Life and Death
• Community and Tradition
• Revision & Exam
• Marriage and the Family
RS Curriculum Details
Science• Health, adaptation,
• Genetics
• Evolution
• Metals & their uses
• Oil and fuels
• Earths atmospheres
• Heat & Energy transfers
• Electricity
• Waves
Science Curriculum Details
Spanish• Holidays
• Work and Education
• Home and Local Area
Sanish Curriculum Details

• Designing Skills
• Making Skills
• Materials and Components
• Design and Market Influences
• Paper and card Engineering
• Processes and Manufacture

• Seam construction
• Controlling fullness – darts, pleats and gathers
• Product analysis
• Pattern cutting & fabric laying
• Construction of PJ’s
• Designing ranges
• Production planning/Flow charts
• Quality Assurance
• Constructing a Waistcoat
• Decorative decorations

Food Technology
• Bread making.
• Cakes.
• Pastries.
• Savoury dishes.
• Coursework skills.

Product Design (resistant materials)
• Materials
• Design and Market Influences
• Sustainability of design
• Designing
• Selection of appropriate process and techniques for own product
• Social, cultural, moral, environmental, sustainability, economic issues
• Consumer choice
• Consumer rights legislation, product maintenance and codes of practice
• Health and Safety Issues
• Safety for the consumer
• Processes and Manufacture
• Joining techniques
• Systems and Control
• Information and Communication Technology
• Industrial Practices

Systems and Control

• Basic components & materials
• Manufacturing processes
• Input, process & output
• Microcontrollers & programming
• Robotics
• Mechanisms
• Environmental and sustainability issues
• Logic
Technology Curriculum Details

Curriculum Year 11

Applied Studies• Work Related Learning: - Skills of CV writing, Application form filling, interview methods and techniques, mock interviews, college courses.
• Understanding Adult responsibility:- Virtual Baby/ Looking after the household for the weekend.
• Research Skills: - Research the health and survival needs of a baby before conception and in the first year of its life. Present a formal report of the findings.
• Oral Presentation:- Preparation and presentation of Work Experience week.
• Discussion: To Research and Discuss a moral issue – Gender Inequality in Society ( Education, Government and the Work place)
Applied Studies Curriculum Details
Art• Identity, portraits, disguise
• The supermarket as art gallery – mixed media
• Anthropomorphism redux
• Examining the everyday in ceramic sculpture
History Curriculum Details
Computing• Practical investigation
• Software
• Databases
• Programming skills developed further
• Exam techniques
Dance• Solo Compositions
• Solo Logbook
• Group Choreography
• Set study – from AQA
• Dance Performance
• Group Performance Study
• Detailed study of the Set Works – Swansong and Still Life at The Penguin Café to include ;- Stimuli, lighting, costume, music, choreography, dancers
• Peer Evaluations
• Self Evaluations
• Exam Skills
Dance Curriculum Details
Drama• Unit 2 - Unit 2 practical sessions are completed and controlled coursework is completed
• Play Review – This section includes a visit to a live performance, analysis of text in performance and evaluation of performance and production elements.
• Unit 3 - Development of performance work or design work in response to a brief set by the Examination Board. This leads to a final live performance in front of a Visiting Examiner.
Drama Curriculum Details
English• Study of a play
• Study of a novel
• English Language Exam Preparation
• English Literature Exam preparation
• Unseen poetry
English Curriculum Details
French• School
• Future careers
• Healthy living
• Environmental issues
French Curriculum Details
Geography• Population Change
• Changing Urban Environments
• The Living World
Geography Curriculum Details
Geology‘Geology in the Media’: Investigates earth hazards such as:
• Seismic Hazards (Earthquakes, Tsunami and Landslides);
• Volcanic Hazards;
• Hazard Mitigation (reduction) and Management of Risk;
‘Professional Geoscience’
• Engineering Geology (tunnels, cuttings, buildings)
• Prospecting
• Mining
• Oil and Gas Industry
• Academic research and Theory

‘Evolution of Life and Mass Extinctions’
• Evidence of evolution clearly provided in the rock record and its significance.
• Models of Climate Change
• Causes and Consequences of Mass Extinction Events
• Residential Fieldwork and Controlled Assessment into Reconstructing the Folding Event that occurred in the Caledonian Orogenesis Shap, Cumbria.
Geology Curriculum Details
German• Free time and leisure
• Holidays
• Current and Future Jobs
• Health
• The Environment
German Curriculum Details
History• Teach background to coursework
• Develop source skills and essay skills required for coursework
• 2 lessons focussed specifically towards coursework question
• 9-10 lessons writing coursework.
• How was British society changed, 1890–1918? (Liberal reforms, votes for women, the Home Front)
History Curriculum Details
ICT• Personal digital devices
• Connectivity
• Operating online
• Online goods and services
• Online communities
• Issues
• Exam skills
ICT Curriculum Details
Latin• Prescribed literature: Narrative
• Prescribed literature: Themes
The prescribed literature is set by the exam board and is changed every two or three years.

Latin & Classics Curriculum Details
MathsFoundation tier
• Probability
• Patterns and Sequences
• Straight Line graphs
• Shapes and angles
• Circles
• Substitution and Changing the subject
• 3D shapes, symmetry and similarity
• Solving linear equations and inequalities
• Polygons
• Transformations
• Trial and Improvement
• Circles and cylinders
• Constructions, loci, similarity and congruency
• Quadratic graphs

Higher tier
• Probability
• Histograms
• Pythagoras and trigonometry in 3D
• Direct and inverse proportion
• Sine rule, cosine rule and area of a triangle
• Constructions, loci, similarity and congruency
• Similar shapes
• Transforming graphs
• Vectors
• Further Simultaneous equations: one linear and one quadratic
Mathematics Curriculum Details
Media• Completion of Production coursework
• Begin specific focussed work on pre released exam topic
• Revision for exam
Media Curriculum Details
Music• World music
• West Side Story
• Schoenberg
• Solo and ensemble performance skills
• Composition 2 -songwriting
Music Curriculum Details
Boys P.E.• In year 11 students choose to specialise in one sport predominantly but will take part in other sports and activities as well throughout the year.P.E. Curriculum Details
Girls P.E.In year 11 students choose to specialise in one sport predominantly but will take part in other sports and activities as well throughout the year.
• Fitness
• Aerobic Exercise (inc Zumba, Circuit training, Boxercise etc)
• Basketball
• Football
• Swimming
• Badminton
• Trampolining
P.E. Curriculum Details
PSHCE• Careers Guidance
• Writing a CV
• Preparation for Work Experience
• Work experience reflection
• Personal planning
• Human Trafficking
• Mental Health
• Study Skills
• A Level Taster lessons
• European Union
• British Values
• Government
• Challenging Racism
• Text Bullying
• Debt
RS• Marriage and the Family
• Worship and Celebration
• Religion and Community Cohesion
• Living the Christian Life
RS Curriculum Details
Science• Cells & tissues
• Organisms
• Respiration
• Chemical structure and bonding
• Rates of reaction
• Electrolysis
• Forces & Motion
• Work Energy Momentum
• Radioactivity
Science Curriculum Details
Spanish• Leisure and Free Time
• Environment
• Lifestyle
• Current and Future Jobs
Sanish Curriculum Details

• Controlled assessment
• Exam preparation

• Controlled Assessment
• Exam preparation

Food Technology
• Coursework and syllabus
• Theory work.

Product Design (resistant materials)
• Controlled Assessment
• Exam preparation

Systems and Control
• Controlled assessment task
• Exam preparation
Technology Curriculum Details