Key Stage 3

Ensuring effective education

The Leigh UTC is an IB World School delivering the Middle Years Programme (MYP). IB World Schools are those that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that the Leigh UTC believes is important for our students.

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.

IB Learner Profile Cogs

Key Stage 3 Subject Information

Language & Literature (English)

Module 1

Transition: Short Stories

  • Writing creatively
  • Study of characters in literature
  • What makes an engaging character?

Writing Mastery

ATL: Thinking – Creative Thinking
Assessment Criteria: A

Module 2

Frankenstein

  • Victorian Literature
  • Debate – morality of actions
  • Character analysis
  • Creating settings
  • Creating characters
  • Debate

Writing Mastery

ATL: Communication Skills

Assessment Criteria: A,C,D

Module 3

Novel Study: Soldier Dog

  • WW1 context
  • Propaganda
  • Critical analysis of characters and their narrative.
  • Debate

Writing Mastery

ATL: Thinking Skills

Assessment Criteria: ABCD

Module 4

Novel Study: Soldier Dog

  • WW1 context
  • Propaganda
  • Critical analysis of characters and their narrative.
  • Debate

Writing Mastery

ATL: Thinking Skills

Assessment Criteria: AC

Module 5

Poetry Study: Culture

  • What is culture?
  • Exploring poetic techniques.
  • Considering the impacts of different contexts on meaning.
  • Debate

Writing Mastery

ATL: Social Skills

Assessment Criteria: BD

Module 6

Spoken Language:

  • Study of famous and engaging speeches
  • What makes a speech effective
  • Persuasive language
  • Debate

Writing Mastery

ATL: Communication

Assessment Criteria: CD

Mathematics

Module 1

Making generalisations about the number system: the grammar of written calculations

  • Place value
  • Axiom & Arrays
  • Factors & Multiples
  • Order of Operations

ATL: Self-management – Organisation

Assessment Criteria: A

Module 2

Making generalisations about the number system: how positive negative number

  • Positive and Negative numbers
  • Expressions, Equations & Inequalities

ATL: Thinking skills – Critical thinking

Assessment Criteria: A, B, C

Module 3

2D Geometry – Classifying and constructing 2D shapes

  • Angles
  • Classifying 2D Shapes
  • Constructing triangles and quadrilaterals

ATL: Thinking skills – Transfer

Assessment Criteria: D

Module 4

Cartesian Planes

  • Coordinates
  • Area & Perimeter of 2D shapes
  • Transforming 2D figures

ATL: Communication

Assessment Criteria: A

Module 5

Fractions

  • Prime factor decomposition
  • Conceptualising & Comparing Fractions

ATL: Communication; Research – Information Literacy
Assessment Criteria: A, B, C

Module 6

Ratio and Proportion

  • Ratio
  • Percentages

ATL: Thinking skills – Creative thinking

Assessment Criteria: D

Sciences

Module 1

Unit 1: Cells, structure & functions of body systems & reproduction

  • Cells, tissues & organs
  • Organ systems
  • Reproductive system

ATL: Self-management – reflection.
Assessment Criteria: D

Module 2

Unit 2: Elements, atoms & compounds

  • Atomic structure
  • Particle models
  • Compound properties

ATL: Thinking skills – creative thinking.
Assessment Criteria: A, B & C

Module 3

Unit 3: Forces

  • Effects of forces on objects
  • Contact & non-contact forces
  • Balanced forces

ATL: Communication skills

Assessment Criteria: D

Modules 4 & 5

Unit 4: Acids and Alkalis and Chemical Reactions

  • Chemical reaction v physical change
  • Word equations
  • Endothermic & exothermic
  • Acids & alkalis: indicators
  • Neutralisation

ATL: Communication skills

Assessment Criteria: A, B & C

Module 6

Unit 5: Sound and Light

  • Waves
  • Loudness & pitch
  • Refraction
  • Colour

ATL: Research – information literacy
Assessment Criteria: N/A

Individuals & Societies (Humanities)

Module 1

Why is our school here?

  • Geography of the area
  • Local history of the area
  • Development of the area

ATL:
Assessment Criteria: A & D

Module 2

Why is our school here?

  • Wider understanding of local aspects such as democracy, healthcare, crime.
  • Culmination into a local area study.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria: A, B, C, D

Module 3

How much did England change after the Norman Conquest?

  • Invasion of William the Conqueror
  • Understanding of medieval life
  • Understanding of what William changed when he became King.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 4

What do people believe in 2021?

  • Understanding the major religions across the world.
  • Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism.
  • Putting that into a local context.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 5

Is China the most globalised nation?

Module 6

What does it mean to be a Global Citizen?

  • Sustainable development goals.
  • Exploration of the different goals
  • Application of the goals to a community project.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Language Acquisition (German)

Module 1

Unit 1: My world and I

  • Introductions
  • Counting
  • Alphabet
  • Personality & characteristics

ATL: Critical thinking, Literacy, media literacy
Assessment Criteria: A, B

Module 2

Unit 2: Family and pets/animals

  • Introducing pets
  • Describing family members
  • Talking about birthdays using ordinal numbers (first, twentieth, and so on)

ATL: Self-management – Affective, Communication
Assessment Criteria: C, D

Module 3

Unit 3: Free time

  • Introducing sports activities
  • Talking about leisure activities
  • Talking about mobiles and computers
  • Developing prediction strategies

ATL: Self-management – Affective
Assessment Criteria: B

Module 4

Unit 4: School

  • Introducing school subjects
  • Talking about days and times
  • Describing your teachers
  • Talking about school facilities and rules

ATL: Organisation

Assessment Criteria: D

Module 5

Unit 5: My town / Holidays

  • Introducing places/things in my town
  • Saying what there is/isn’t in my town
  • Shopping (buying souvenirs)
  • Buying snacks and drinks
  • Talking about holiday plans

ATL: Communication, Self-management Affective
Assessment Criteria: A,B

Module 6

Unit 6:

  • Researching German-Speaking places
  • Creating a tourist brochure

ATL: Communication

Assessment Criteria: C

Design (Digital Design & Product)

Module 1

Unit 1: Safety

Digital Design

  • E-Safety
  • Digital Literacy
  • How to be safe online
  • Personal & Private information
  • Data protection
  • Data collection

Product Design

  • H&S in workshop,
  • Material theory
  • Polymer theory
  • Manufacturing theory and application
  • Common Vacuum problems

ATL: Research skills (media literacy)
Assessment Criteria: A, B

Module 2

Unit 2: Networks

Digital Design

  • Keeping data secure and simple encryption techniques
  • The Internet
  • Connectivity
  • Topology
  • Computer network
  • Hardware for connecting devices to network
  • Wired & wireless connections
  • Bandwidth

Product Design

  • Paper theory
  • Six areas of packaging
  • Graphics communication

ATL: Thinking skills (critical thinking)
Assessment Criteria: C & D

Module 3

Unit 3: Graphics

Digital Design

  • Manipulating graphics
  • Integration of graphics
  • Understanding house style colours
  • Creating storyboards
  • Moodboards

Product Design

  • Aerodynamics
  • Understanding Timber theory
  • Timber manufacturing

ATL: Communication skills

Assessment Criteria: A&B

Module 4

Unit 4 – Mobile application

Digital Design

  • Intro to App Design
  • Home screen and navigation
  • Code the app using Javascript programming environment
  • How to store information (variables)

Product Design

  • 2D freehand sketching
  • Turning a 2D CAD rendering into a vinyl print using a plotter cutter

ATL: Thinking skills (creativity and innovation)
Assessment Criteria: C&D

Module 5

Unit 5 – Computational Thinking

Digital Design

  • Logical thinking
  • Abstractions
  • Decomposition
  • Algorithms
  • Flowchart and Pseudocode

Product Design

  • Stock forms (timber)
  • Motion theory and mechanism
  • Measuring and marking out, cutting, abrading, assembling components, finishing,

ATL: Self-management skills (organisation)
Assessment Criteria: A & B

Module 6

Unit 6 – Coding Music with Scratch & Microbits

Digital Design

  • Coding Music with Scratch
  • Sequencing & selection
  • Iteration & loops
  • Create background music loop, play sounds over the background track in a loop
  • Create simple song using code
  • Create a short code with animation and original music

Product Design

  • 2D CAD drawing (decal designs), CAM (vinyl cutting the vinyl decals)

ATL: Research skills (information literacy)
Assessment Criteria: C&D

Arts

Modules 1 & 2

Project 1: Mark Making

  • The basics of Mark Making.
  • Van Gogh’s Mark Making and drawings.
  • Ink Drawings.
  • Perspective Drawings and Vanishing Points.
  • Collagraph.

ATL: Social – Collaboration
Assessment Criteria: ABCD

Modules 3 & 4

Project 2: Colour Theory

  • The colour wheel.
  • Painting and mixing colours.
  • Sonia Delaunay Sculptures.
  • Kandinsky music and colour.

ATL: Communication
Assessment Criteria: ABCD

Modules 5 & 6

Project 3: Tone and Form

  • What is Tone?
  • What is Form?
  • Still Life Drawings and Observational Drawings.
  • Colour as Tone.
  • Lisa Morales Tonal Colour Collage.

ATL: Research – information literacy
Assessment Criteria: ABCD

Physical & Health Education

Module 1

Unit 1: Health and Fitness

  • Fitness testing
  • Components of fitness
  • Training methods
  • Warm up and cool down

ATL: Self- management- organisation & social- collaboration
Assessment Criteria: A

Module 2

Unit 2: Winter Sports

  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Basic skills e.g. passing
  • Offensive and defensive movements

ATL: Social skills- collaboration

Assessment Criteria: C

Module 3

Unit 3: Dance and Gymnastics

  • Travel
  • Rotation
  • Balance

ATL: Social skills- collaboration and communication
Assessment Criteria: B&D

Module 4

Unit 4: Outdoor and adventurous activity (OAA)

  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Leadership skills

ATL: Communication skills

Assessment Criteria: B&C

Module 5

Unit 5: Skills and techniques

  • Volleyball (wet weather)
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Communication

ATL: Communication and thinking skills

Assessment Criteria: C&D

Module 6

Unit 6: Summer sports

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders

ATL: Communication and thinking skills

Assessment Criteria: A&C

PSHE/Tutor Healthy Minds

Module 1

Being a UTC Learner

  • Learning Skills
  • Making Friends
  • Role Models
  • Target Setting

ATL: Self-Management: Organisation – setting goals, manage materials.

Module 2

Unit 2: Winter Sports

  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Basic skills e.g. passing
  • Offensive and defensive movements

ATL: Social skills- collaboration

Assessment Criteria: C

Module 3

Unit 3: Dance and Gymnastics

  • Travel
  • Rotation
  • Balance

ATL: Social skills- collaboration and communication

Assessment Criteria: B&D

Module 4

Unit 4: Outdoor and adventurous activity (OAA)

  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Leadership skills

ATL: Communication skills

Assessment Criteria: B&C

Module 5

Unit 5: Skills and techniques

  • Volleyball (wet weather)
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Communication

ATL: Communication and thinking skills

Assessment Criteria: C&D

Module 6

Unit 6: Summer sports

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders

ATL: Communication and thinking skills

Assessment Criteria: A&C

Modules 1-3

Healthy Minds: Resilience Skills

  • Resilience and Positive Emotions
  • The Brain, Emotions and Thoughts
  • Introducing Gremlin Beliefs
  • Optimism and Evidence
  • WoBbLe
  • Resilience Planning

ATL: Self Management: Affective Skills – manage emotions, think positively, show resilience, be mindful.

Modules 4-6

Healthy Minds: Social Media Investigated (Media Navigator)

  • Introduction to Media Literacy and Social Media
  • Fantasy and Reality
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Social Media: Benefits
  • Identity

ATL: Self Management: Affective Skills – manage emotions, think positively, show resilience, be mindful. Research – Media Literacy Skills – be aware of media interpretation, choose personal viewing wisely

Language & Literature (English)

Module 1

Dystopian Writing

  • Creating setting conventions of dystopian fiction.
  • Dystopian writing as a means to challenge inequality.

Writing Mastery

ATL: Research-Information Literacy
Assessment Criteria: B,C,D

Modules 2 & 3

Novel Study: Bone Talk

  • Conventions of historical fiction.
  • Pre-Victorian era historical and social context- gender performance and consequences of empire.
  • Using fact to create fiction.
  • Debate.

Writing Mastery

ATL: Communication Skills

Assessment Criteria: A

Module 4

Poetry study: Joy

  • How poets use language to evoke a reader’s feelings.
  • How poets use structure to create meaning.
  • Debate.

Writing Mastery

ATL: Social skills

Assessment Criteria: A, C

Module 5

Drama Study: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Conventions of Shakespearean comedy.
  • Elizabethan historical context: social hierarchy, gender performance and nobility.
  • Exploring how Shakespeare uses language to create imagery, characters and themes.
  • Debate.

Writing Mastery

ATL: Communication

Assessment Criteria: A, C (mod 5) & B, C (mod 6)

Module 6

Classic Literature Study: The Odyssey

  • Conventions of Classical Tragedy
  • Classical context: gender expectations, religious and cultural norms and heroism.
  • Debate.

Writing Mastery

ATL: Communication
Assessment Criteria: B, C (mod 6)

Mathematics

Module 1

Equations and inequalities

  • Sequences
  • Forming and solving equations
  • Forming and solving inequalities

ATL: Thinking Skills – Critical thinking

Assessment Criteria: A,B,C

Module 2

Graphical representations

  • Linear graphs
  • Accuracy and estimation

ATL: Thinking Skills – Transfer

Assessment Criteria: D

Module 3

Proportional reasoning

  • Ratio review
  • Real life graphs and rate of change
  • Direct and inverse proportion

ATL: Communication

Assessment Criteria: A

Module 4

Representations and reasoning with data

  • Univariate data
  • Bivariate data

ATL: Communication; Research – information Literacy
Assessment Criteria: A, B, C

Module 5

Angles

  • Angles in polygons
  • Bearings

ATL: Thinking Skills – Transfer

Assessment Criteria: D

Module 6

Area, volume and surface area

  • Circles
  • Volume and surface area of prisms

ATL: Thinking skills – Creative thinking

Assessment Criteria: A, D

Sciences

Module 1

Unit 6: Electricity, magnetism and Energy

  • Current, potential difference, series and parallel circuits
  • Magnets, magnetic fields and electromagnets
  • Energy transfers – movement of heat

ATL: Thinking – Creative thinking; Research – Information literacy
Assessment Criteria: D

Module 2

Unit 7: Periodic table, metals and acids

  • Metals, nonmetals, Groups, periods, Group 1, 7 and 0
  • Reactions of metals with oxygen and acid
  • Metal extraction
  • Types of materials, ceramics and polymers

ATL: Communication; self management – reflection

Assessment Criteria: A

Module 3

Unit 8: Health and Lifestyle

  • Nutrients, food tests, being healthy/unhealthy and the digestive system
  • Drugs, alcohol and smoking.

ATL: Research; Thinking – Creative thinking

Assessment Criteria: B & C

Module 4

Unit 9 : Separation techniques

  • Mixtures, solutions and solubility
  • Filtration, distillation, evaporation and Chromatography

ATL: Communication; Research

Assessment Criteria: D

Module 5

Unit 10: Adaptations and Ecosystems

  • Photosynthesis and leaves
  • Respiration
  • Foodchains
  • Ecosystems
  • Plant life cycle

ATL: Self management – Organisational

Assessment Criteria: A, B & C

Module 6

Unit 11: The Earth

  • Structure of the Earth
  • Atmosphere
  • Rocky Cycle
  • Carbon cycle
  • Climate change
  • Recycling

ATL: Communication; Self management

Assessment Criteria: N/A

Individuals & Societies (Humanities)

Module 1

What ideas and individuals have changed the world?

  • Significant thinkers
  • Significant civilisations
  • Chronologically ordered.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 2

What ideas and individuals have changed the world?

  • Same as the previous significant amount of content to cover and explore.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 3

Why did slavery exist in an age of progress?

  • Explore the roots of slavery.
  • Explore aspects of imperialism.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 4

How revolutionary was the Industrial Revolution?

  • Explore why the IR came about.
  • What it consisted of.
  • When other countries had their IR’s.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 5

What factors contribute to the fairness and development of societies?

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 6

What does it mean to be a global citizen?

  • Sustainable development goals.
  • Exploration of the different goals
  • Application of the goals to a community project.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Language Acquisition (German)

Module 1

Unit 1: Ferien / Holidays

  • Talking about what you did on holiday
  • Talking about how you travelled
  • Talking about the weather
  • Talking about problems on holiday

ATL: Thinking – Critical thinking; Research – Media literacy
Assessment Criteria: A, B

Module 2

Unit 2: Media

  • Talking about films preferences
  • Discussing screen times
  • Understanding opinions and media reviews

ATL: Self-management – Affective; Communication

Assessment Criteria: C, D

Module 3

Unit 3: Health

  • Talking about typical breakfast
  • Discussing traditional German food
  • Understanding and using recipes
  • Talking about healthy lifestyle

ATL: Self-management – Affective

Assessment Criteria: B

Module 4

Unit 4: School trips

  • Understanding rules
  • Discussing daily routines
  • Understanding and giving directions
  • Describing a festival
  • Learning and writing about festivals in Switzerland

ATL: Self-management – Organisation

Assessment Criteria: D

Module 5

Unit 5: We are going out

  • Discussing clothing and style
  • Talking about plans for a date
  • Talking about getting ready to go out
  • Talking about how the date went

ATL: Communication; Self management – Affective

Assessment Criteria: A, B

Module 6

Unit 6: Project

  • Learning about a famous German brand
  • Preparing a short presentation

ATL: Communication

Assessment Criteria: C

Design (Digital Design & Product Design)

Module 1

Unit 1: Intro to Python

Digital Design

  • Python as programming language
  • Input in Python
  • Strings and variables

Product Design

  • Polymer theory
  • Metal theory
  • Electronics theory
  • CAD 2D design
  • Vinyl cutter
  • Vacuum forming
  • Production systems/manufacturing

ATL: Communication skills
Assessment Criteria: A&B

Module 2

Unit 2: Python 2

Digital Design

  • Numbers and arithmetic
  • Selection
  • Iteration
  • While loops

Product Design

  • Understanding metal manufacturing
  • Stock forms including metal theory
  • Modern manufacturing

ATL: Social skills
Assessment Criteria: C&D

Module 3

Unit 3: Microsoft Sheet/Office Tools

Digital Design

  • Data manipulation methods
  • Importing data, e.g. from other files, the internet
  • Formulae, e.g. add, divide, subtract, multiply
  • Decision-making functions, e.g. IF, WHATIF, SUMIF
  • Big data

Product Design

  • Properties and characteristics of metal
  • Basic metal theory
  • Stock forms
  • Metal hand tools
  • Metal machines

ATL: Self-management (organisation)
Assessment Criteria: A&B

Module 4

Unit 4: Spreadsheet modelling

Digital Design

  • Dashboards
  • Collecting, presenting & interpreting data
  • Drawing conclusions based on the data
  • Appropriate presentation methods
  • Graphs/charts, including dynamic charts/graphs
  • Use appropriate presentation features

Product Design

  • Understanding Timber theory and manufacturing
  • Understanding Motion Theory and technical drawing
  • Introducing 3D printing

ATL: Research skills (information literacy)
Assessment Criteria: C&D

Module 5

Unit 5: Data Representation

Digital Design

  • Representations used to store, communicate, and Introducing units and conversion of units, kilo to mega.
  • Explain what binary digits (bits) are, in terms of familiar symbols such as digits or letters
  • Decimal to binary conversion

Product Design

  • Primary research: making usable plastic sheet by ironing plastic bags (techniques sheet)
  • Secondary research: Designing a product to fit a standard clock mechanism, measuring and using important dimensions

ATL: Research skills (media)
Assessment Criteria: A&B

Module 6

Unit 6: Image Representation using Microbits & 3D Printer

Digital Design

  • Understanding Pixels
  • Program microbit using selection to show dots on the display to represent the numbers, looking like the dots on each face of real dice, depending on which random number was generated.
  • Program a watch, converting decimal into binary

Product Design

  • Image capture (3D scanning), Additive technologies (3D printing)

ATL: Thinking skills (creativity and innovation)
Assessment Criteria: C&D

Arts

Modules 1 & 2

Project 1: Pattern

  • Cultural patterns.
  • Mandalas and Buddhist patterns.
  • Textures and rubbings.
  • Edo Morales Patterned Portraits in textiles.

ATL: Communication
Assessment Criteria: ABCD

Modules 3 & 4

Project 2: Comic Books

  • Proportions of the body.
  • Proportions of the face.
  • Expressions and emotions.
  • Visually communicating a story.
  • Drawing a comic book!

ATL: Communication
Assessment Criteria: ABCD

Modules 5 & 6

Project 3: Typography

  • Words in Art.
  • Bob and Roberta Smith.
  • Communicating a message visually.
  • Promoting your point of view.
  • Effective Posters.

ATL: Communication
Assessment Criteria: ABCD

Physical & Health Education

Module 1

Unit 1: Health and Fitness

  • Fitness testing
  • Components of fitness
  • Training methods
  • Body systems

ATL: Research – information literacy; social – collaboration skills
Assessment Criteria: B&D

Module 2

Unit 2: Winter Sports

  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Perspectives
  • Transferable skills

ATL: Thinking – critical thinking

Assessment Criteria: A&C

Module 3

Unit 3: Dance and Gymnastics

  • Movement patterns
  • Formations
  • Timing

ATL: Social – collaboration; communication

Assessment Criteria: C

Module 4

Unit 4: Outdoor and adventurous activity (OAA)

  • Problem solving
  • Democracy
  • Reflection
  • Orienteering

ATL: Communication; self management – reflection

Assessment Criteria: B&D

Module 5

Unit 5: Skills and techniques

  • Volleyball (wet weather)
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Roles in a team

ATL: Social – collaboration

Assessment Criteria: A

Module 6

Unit 6: Summer sports

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Judging

ATL: Social – collaboration

Assessment Criteria: C

PSHE

Module 1

Citizenship

  • What is citizenship?
  • Active citizens
  • Why do we need rules?
  • What does fairness mean?
  • Democracy

ATL: Social: Collaboration – listen to others, show empathy, respect and support others

Module 2

My Connections

  • Respectful Relationships: stereotypes and bullying
  • Families: stable relationships

ATL: Social: Collaboration – build consensus and resolve conflict

Modules 3 & 4

The Wider World

  • Finance Awareness
  • Careers
  • Children’s Rights
  • What can we do about global problems?

ATL: Thinking: Transfer – inquire, Critical Thinking – problem solve

Modules 4 & 5

Making Responsible Choices

  • Personal Safety
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Tobacco and Alcohol
  • First Aid
  • Mental Wellbeing: recognising concerns
  • Vaccinations

ATL: Social: Collaboration – be responsible and advocate for yourself

Module 6

Managing Risk

  • Online safety
  • Peer Pressure
  • Puberty
  • Evaluating
  • Summer safety (including sun safety)

ATL: Social: Collaboration – be responsible and advocate for yourself

Tutor Healthy Minds

Modules 1 & 2

Healthy Minds: Bounce Forward Resilience Revisited

  • Coping Strategies
  • Managing Change
  • Building Resilience

ATL: Self Management: Affective Skills – manage emotions, think positively, show resilience, be mindful.

Modules 2 & 3

Healthy Minds: From School to Life

  • Good Role Models
  • Visualising Adult Self
  • Future Pathways
  • Problem Solving

ATL: Self Management: Organisation Skills – plan, set goals, identify strategies and take action

Modules 4 & 5

Healthy Minds: Social Media Investigated (Media Influence)

  • Media Literacy
  • Media and Gender
  • Media and Health
  • Media and Body Image

ATL: Research – Media Literacy Skills – be aware of media interpretation, choose personal viewing wisely

Modules 5 & 6

Healthy Minds: Sex Ed Sorted (Part 1)

  • Gender Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Expectations within/around Healthy Relationships
  • Recognising Unhealthy Relationships
  • Consent

ATL: Self Management: Affective Skills: manage emotions, be mindful. Social Skills: Collaboration – be responsible

Language & Literature (English)

Module 1

Play Study: A View From The Bridge

  • Conventions of modern tragedy.
  • Characteristics of a tragic hero and foil characters.
  • Debate.

Writing Mastery

ATL: Communication

Assessment Criteria: A, B, C, D

Module 2

Play Study: A View From The Bridge

  • Conventions of modern tragedy.
  • Characteristics of a tragic hero and foil characters.

ATL: Communication
Assessment Criteria: Ai, ii, iii

Creative Writing:

  • Writing to describe setting,character and action.
  • Conventions of structuring for engagement.
  • Sensory writing to describe.
  • Creating tension in fiction.
  • Debate.

Writing Mastery

ATL: Communication

Assessment Criteria: B, C, D

Module 3

Poetry Study: Conflict

  • Comparing poems.
  • Considering how poets present their views on their context.
  • Analysing poetry: form, structure and language.
  • Debate

ATL: Social – collaboration
Assessment Criteria: A, B, C,

Poetry Study: Sonnets

  • Acclamation to Shakespeare’s language.
  • Structure of a Sonnet.
  • Creative writing.

Writing Mastery

ATL: Thinking – creative thinking.

Assessment Criteria: A, B, C, D

Modules 4 & 5

Shakespeare Study: Othello

  • Modern interpretations of ‘Othello’.
  • Differences between verse and prose.
  • Jacobean social and historical context.
  • Exploring equality of class, race and gender.
  • Analysing Shakespeare’s presentation of character and themes.
  • Exploring social construction.
  • Debate.

Writing Mastery

ATL: Thinking -Critical Thinking

Assessment Criteria: A, B, C & D (mod 4), A & C (mod 5)

Module 6

Language Study: Unseen Non-Fiction

  • Reading to summarise.
  • Analysis of non fiction text forms.
  • Identification of non fiction form, audience and purpose.
  • Comparing non fiction texts.
  • Methods used by writers on non fiction to persuade, instruct and inform.
  • Debate.

Writing Mastery

ATL: Research – Information Literacy
Assessment Criteria: A, B, D

Mathematics

Module 1

Probability

  • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Review
  • Probability
  • Sets, Venns and sample space diagrams

ATL: Thinking Skills – Critical thinking

Assessment Criteria: A,B,C

Module 2

Linear simultaneous equations

  • Solving algebraically
  • Solving graphically

ATL: Thinking Skills – Transfer

Assessment Criteria: D

Module 3

Geometry of triangles

  • Constructions, congruence and loci
  • Pythagoras’ Theorem

ATL: Thinking Skills – Transfer

Assessment Criteria: D

Module 4

Ratio and proportion

  • Ratio review
  • Similarity and enlargement
  • Surds and trigonometry

ATL: Thinking skills – Creative thinking

Assessment Criteria: D

Module 5

Quadratics

  • Quadratic expressions
  • Quadratic equations

ATL: Thinking skills – Creative, Self-management skills – organisation
Assessment Criteria: A, B, C

Module 6

Reasoning with number

  • Indices and standard form
  • Growth and decay

ATL: Thinking skills – critical

Assessment Criteria: A,B,C

Sciences

Modules 1 & 2

Unit 9A:

  • Biology: Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes; Specialised cells; Microscopy and Organisation
  • Physics: Kinetic theory: Density and Gas pressure
  • Chemistry: States of matter; Mixtures and separation; Structure of the atom; Electronic structure

ATL: Research;
Assessment Criteria: A, B & C

Modules 2 & 3

Unit 9B:

  • Biology: Health; Communicable and noncommunicable diseases
  • Chemistry: Periodic Table; Ionic and metallic bonding
  • Physics: Scalars and vectors; Acceleration and velocity; Contact and noncontact forces

ATL: Thinking – creative thinking

Assessment Criteria: A and D

Modules 4 & 5

Unit 9C:

  • Biology: Diffusion and active transport; Plant tissues, organs and organ systems; Nervous system
  • Chemistry: Groups 1, 7 and 0; Covalent bonding
  • Physics: Energy stores and transfers; Work done and Power; Energy efficiency; Energy resources

ATL: Communication; self management – organisation
Assessment Criteria: B & C

Modules 5 & 6

Unit 9D:

  • Biology: Human defences to disease; Vaccinations; Ecosystems; Adaptations and interdependence
  • Chemistry: Evolution of earth’s atmosphere; Gas tests
  • Physics: Newton’s Laws; Circular motion; Terminal velocity; Forces and Elasticity

ATL: Self management – reflection; Research – media literacy
Assessment Criteria: A & D

Individuals & Societies (Humanities)

Module 1

Why do nations go to war?

  • Explore causes of WW1
  • Explore causes of WW2

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 2

How are societies governed?

  • Origins of our democracy and our government.
  • Exploration of other styles of government including fascism, communism and capitalism.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 3

Do Civil Rights Exist?

  • Exploration of the Civil Rights movement in the USA
  • Exploration of the Civil Rights movement in the UK.
  • Comparisons. Between the two.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 4

Does Protest really work?

  • Exploring other groups’ campaigns for equality including women’s suffrage and stonewall.
  • Looking at the different methods of protest.
  • Exploring the 1960s age of protest.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 5

Is terrorism ever justified?

  • Exploring different types of terrorism. Including Nelson Mandela.
  • Aspects and examples of more recent and well known acts of terrorism including 9/11.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Module 6

What does it mean to be a global citizen?

  • Sustainable development goals.
  • Exploration of the different goals
  • Application of the goals to a community project.

ATL:
Assessment Criteria:

Language Acquisition (German)

Module 1

Unit 1: Musik

  • Talking about types of music
  • Talking about playing and singing in a band
  • Discussing different bands
  • Describe a music festival
  • Interviewing at a music festival

ATL: Thinking – Critical thinking; Research – Media literacy
Assessment Criteria: A, B

Module 2

Unit 2: Vorbilder / Role model

  • Learning parts of the body
  • Talking about role models
  • Talking about experiences
  • Discussing future plans and aspirations

ATL: Self-management – Affective; Communication

Assessment Criteria: C, D

Module 3

Unit 3: Meine Ambitionen / My ambitions

  • Discussing crazy ambitions
  • Talking about part-time jobs
  • Discussing what you would like to be or do
  • Talking about working in a ski resort

ATL: Self-management – Affective

Assessment Criteria: B

Module 4

Unit 4: Die Kindheit / The childhood

  • Talking about your childhood
  • Talking about childhood activities
  • Comparing secondary school and primary school
  • Talking about primary school friends

ATL: Organisation

Assessment Criteria: D

Module 5

Unit 5: Rechte und Pflichte / Rights and duties

  • Talking about age limits
  • Discussing what is most important to us
  • Comparing life now and in the past
  • Discussing how we can raise money for good causes
  • Discussing small changes that make a big difference

ATL: Communication; Self management – Affective

Assessment Criteria: A, B

Module 6

Unit 6: Project: Exploring countries in detail

  • Researching, exploring finding facts about countries in detail
  • Creating your perfect country

ATL: Communication

Assessment Criteria: C

Design (Digital Design & Product Design)

Module 1

Unit 1: Cybersecurity

Digital Design:

  • Social engineering
  • Types of hacking
  • Malware attacks
  • Cloud security and storage

Product Design:

  • Metal theory
  • Metal manufacturing
  • Stock forms
  • Motion theory
  • Advanced metal manufacturing

ATL: Thinking skills (critical)
Assessment Criteria: A&B

Module 2

Unit 2: Computer Systems

Digital Design:

  • Elements of a computer system
  • The CPU
  • Understanding binary
  • Binary addition
  • Storage devices
  • Convergence and emerging technologies

Product Design:

  • Identify and master the technical skills needed to produce design solutions.
  • Produce a functioning prototype that could solve a relevant problem.

ATL: Communication skills
Assessment Criteria: C&D

Module 3

Unit 3: User Interface

Digital Design:

  • Types of interface
  • Factors affecting the choice of user interface
  • Hardware and software influences
  • Design principles

Product Design:

  • Understanding electronics
  • Polymer manufacturing
  • CAM, CAD

ATL: Social skills
Assessment Criteria: A&B

Module 4

Unit 4: HTML and website Development

Digital Design:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Design
  • Development
  • Creating a web form

Product Design:

  • Understand how to use real design techniques to solve real problems.
  • Analyse and apply iterative design processes.

ATL: Self-management (organisation)
Assessment Criteria: C&D

Module 5

Unit 5: Algorithms and Logics

Digital Design:

  • Writing algorithms
  • Converting algorithms into Python code
  • Binary logic
  • Decomposition

Product Design:

  • Understand how to use real design techniques to solve real problems.
  • Analyse and apply iterative design processes.
  • Identify and master the technical skills needed to produce design solutions.

ATL: Research skills (information)
Assessment Criteria: A&B

Module 6

Unit 6: Python – Next steps with Music

Digital Design:

  • The basics
  • Loops
  • Lists
  • Procedures
  • Functions
  • Intro to EarSketch
  • Message in the Music

Product Design:

  • (2D Design)
  • Modern manufacturing
  • Production methods and material properties
  • Produce a functioning prototype that could solve a relevant problem.

ATL: Research skills (literacy)
Assessment Criteria: C&D

Arts

Modules 1 & 2

Project 1: Icons

  • Jewish Micrography.
  • Influential People.
  • Portraits and grid methods.
  • Collaborative Learning.
  • Photoshop.

ATL: Thinking – Creative-thinking
Assessment Criteria: ABCD

Modules 3 & 4

Project 2: Identity

  • Me, myself and I.
  • Personality and Identity.
  • Jean Faucher Experiments.
  • Julian Opie portraits.
  • Exploring a variety of mediums for final product.

ATL: Self Management – Reflective
Assessment Criteria: ABCD

Modules 5 & 6

Project 3: Personal Project

  • GCSE Structure.
  • Independent learning and decisions on use of materials.
  • Choice of topics.
  • Independent final pieces.

ATL: Thinking – Transfer
Assessment Criteria: ABCD

Physical & Health Education

Module 1

Unit 1: Health and Fitness

  • Fitness testing
  • Components of fitness
  • Training methods
  • Goal Setting

ATL:
Assessment Criteria: A & C

Module 2

Unit 2: Winter Sports

  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Different roles in sport
  • How skills and techniques can impact performance

ATL:
Assessment Criteria: B & D

Module 3

Unit 3: Dance and Gymnastics

  • Creating an effective performance
  • Creating a routine

ATL:
Assessment Criteria: B & D

Module 4

Unit 4: Outdoor and adventurous activity (OAA)

ATL:
Assessment Criteria: A

Module 5

Unit 5: Skills and techniques

  • Volleyball (wet weather)
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • How tactica and performance can influence game play

ATL:
Assessment Criteria: C & D

Module 6

Unit 6: Summer sports

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Fitness components and training methods relevant

ATL:
Assessment Criteria: B & D

PSHE

Modules 1 & 2

Equality

  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Equality vs Equity
  • Discrimination
  • Equality in the UK
  • A fairer society
  • Why do people move around the world?

ATL: Thinking: Creative Thinking – connect ideas

Modules 2 & 3

PSHE: Making Safe Choices

  • Mental Wellbeing: common types of ill health
  • Drugs education
  • Illegal drugs
  • Managing influence
  • Dependence and addiction
  • Risk taking
  • Financial Literacy (gambling awareness)
  • Gangs

ATL: Research: Media Literacy – seek multiple perspectives, Self Management – consider implications of choices

Module 4

PSHE: My Future Pathways

  • Goals and Aspirations
  • Careers
  • GCSE Options
  • Enterprise
  • Service

ATL: Self Management: Organisation – plan, set goals, identify strategies, take action

Modules 5 & 6

PSHE: Community Project

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Exploring community needs
  • Planning and designing a project
  • Implementing ideas
  • Reflection and evaluation

ATL: Thinking: Creative Thinking – problem solve, Research – evaluate and select information, sources and digital tools, Self Management – be self motivated.

Tutor Healthy Minds

Modules 1 & 2

Healthy Minds: Resilient Relationships

  • Beliefs
  • Communication
  • Challenging Beliefs

ATL: Self Management: Affective skills – manage emotions, show resilience

Modules 3 & 4

Safe Relationships

  • Safe family relationships
  • Recognising unsafe relationships
  • Criminal behaviours within relationships
  • Controlling behaviour
  • Sexual harassment

ATL: Social: Collaboration – be responsible and advocate for yourself, share responsibility and roles with others, build consensus and resolve conflict.

Modules 5 & 6

Healthy Minds: Sex Ed Sorted (Part 2)

  • FGM
  • STIs and sexual activity
  • Sex in the media and social media
  • Concent
  • Contraception
  • Risks related to unprotected sex

ATL: Self management – Affective – manage emotions, show resilience, Thinking: Critical Thinking – evaluate risks