Key Stage 3

Ensuring effective education

The Leigh UTC is a Candidate School* for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that he Leigh UTC believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

IB Learner Profile

The MYP focuses on developing 10 qualities (the IB learner profile) in our students. These attributes are: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.

Key Stage 3 Subject Information

English

Year 7

Topics covered
Soldier Dog, Animal Rights, Creative writing, Celebrities, Charity Campaign, Spoken Language, Frankenstein’s Play, Poetry, Science

Year 8

Topics Covered
Ruby Reading, Ethics, Transactional Writing, The Environment and the Earth, Creative Writing, Macbeth, Poetry, Government and Politics

Year 9 

Topics Covered
A View From The Bridge, Education, Unseen Fiction, Othello, Society, Poetry, Crime.

Maths

Year 7

Topics covered
Making generalisations about the number system: the grammar of written calculations, how positive and negative numbers impact on our understanding of change,2D Geometry: classifying and constructing 2D shapes, The Cartesian Plane,fractions, Ration and proportion

Year 8

Topics Covered
Evidence through fractions & percentages, Forming and solving equations & inequalities , Graphs and proportions, Proportional Reasoning, Statistics: types of data, averages and interpretations, Geometry: Circles, 3D shapes including surface area and volume

Year 9

Topics Covered
Graphs and proportion Algebra: Manipulating Variables Geometry: Mensuration Equations & Inequalities Handling Data & Probability Geometry: Geometric Ratio

Science

Year 7

Topics covered
Cell structure & function of body system & reproduction, Elements, atoms & compounds, Forces, Acids, alkalis & reactions, Light/ Sound/ Space

Year 8

Topics Covered
Electricity and magnetism , Periodic tables, metals & acids, Health & lifestyle, Separating techniques, Adaptations and ecosystems, The Earth.

Year 9 

Topics Covered
Cell structure,Organisational hierarchy, States of matter, Atomic structure, separating & purifying substances, Particle model & density , Pressure in gases, Health & disease, Infection & response, The periodic table,  Forces & their interactions, Describing motion along a line, Plants tissues & organ systems, Nervous system, Bonding structure & the properties of matter, Energy changes, Efficiency, National & global energy resources, Work done & energy transfer, Health, disease & the development of medicines, Ecosystems & material cycles, Chemistry of the atmosphere, Identification of common gases, Newton’s laws of motion, Forces & elasticity

Art

Year 7

Topics covered
Mark making and line, Tone and Form,Colour Theory

Year 8

Topics Covered
Architecture, Comic Books, Textiles

Year 9 

Topics Covered
Surrealism & Sculpture, Photography & Identity, 

Design - Design and Engineering

Year 7

Topics covered
LED Torch Introduction, Bloodhound, Wooden Puppet,Pop up book, Egg holder

Year 8

Topics Covered
Mechanical Toy , Metalwork Trophy, Heros Light, Grabber Project 

Year 9 

Topics Covered
Upcycling Garden Product, Balance Rocket Project, Controller Project, Sustainable Lighting 

Design - Computing

Year 7

Topics covered
Digital Literacy, Graphics/Creating Apps, Programming Concepts and Algorithms, Block based Programming, Data Representation, Hardware and Software

Year 8

Topics Covered
Algorithms/ programming (block based) , Programming Text based, Graphics Editing , Website Development , HTML/CSS, Office Suite/ Assessment Recap

Year 9 

Topics Covered

Project System A – Creating a Hardware and software spec through research and analysis to plan a purpose built System, Project Animate – Creating a computer animation to promote a purpose built hardware product with suitable software spec., Project Algo – Applying and using computational thinking in creating a plan for a solution to a specific problem., Project Floco – Creating a solution using text based programming language, following a plan (algorithm) created to meet the needs of the solution to a problem., Project Graphica – Creating a graphics product using graphics editing skills and tools to promote a purpose built product., Project WebX – Creating an eportfolio website to display animation, programming project and graphics products designed and created to promote a purpose built system or programmed to create a solution.

Humanities

Year 7

Topics covered
What does it mean to be a global citizen? What can we learn from different civilizations? What do people believe in? What factors contribute to the fairness and development of society? What was life like in the Middle Ages? How does exploration affect global interactions?

Year 8

Topics Covered
How have innovation and ideas changed the world?,How are societies governed? How can new technologies affect our identities and relationships? Where are all the people? Why do societies experience revolution? How does population change affect individuals and societies? How have civil rights and social protest groups brought about change? What are the consequences of inaction?

Year 9 

Topics Covered
How can developing countries successfully increase living standards? How revolutionary was the Industrial Revolution? How have ideas reflected change in the last 200 years? Why do nations go to war and why is peacemaking difficult? How have civil rights and social protest groups brought about change? What are the consequences of inaction?

Languages - German

Year 7

Topics covered
Meine Welt und ich (Identity and culture), Familie und Tiere (Identity and culture), Gute Reise! (Local area, holiday and travel), Freizeit – (Free time) – (Identity and culture), Schule ist klasse! ( School), Traditions in Different cultures

Year 8

Topics Covered
Media and new technologies  / The wider world (Town, City: Communities), Lifestyle (Healthy living), The future (Holidays / Trips), Tourism and culture (Geography, typical facts, environment)

Year 9 

Topics Covered
We are what we do, We are what we learn, We are what we achieve

PE

Year 7

Topics covered
Health and Fitness, WInter Sports, Gymnastics, Problem Solving, Tactics and Strategies, Summer Sports 

Year 8

Topics Covered
Health & Fitness: Demonstrating personal improvements, Winter Sports: Developing skills techniques and roles in sports, Ruby Reading, Problem Solving, Tactics & strategies, Summer Sports: Developing skill techniques and roles in sports

Year 9 

Topics Covered
Health & Fitness: Demonstrating personal improvements, Winter Sports: Developing skills techniques and roles in sports, Winter sports: Planning for performance, Winter Sports: Tactics and strategies, Summer Sports: Developing skill techniques and roles in sports