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Year 9 Curriculum 2016/17

Subject

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Music (Musical Futures)

(non GCSE Y9 group)

Musical futures (Performance)

Musical futures

(Composition task 1)

Instrumental and practise techniques

Music project 1 for performance

Instrumental and practise techniques

Music project 1 for performance

Musical futures

(Composition task 2)

Final performance

Music (GCSE)

(GCSE Y9 group)

Performance

Elements of music for the GCSE course

Musical forms and devices

Music for ensemble

Film music

Final performance

English

 

 

The Crucible/An Inspector Calls

 

To Kill a Mockingbird/Heroes

The Gothic

Woman in Black

King Lear

Creative Writing

Power and conflict poetry

Mathematics

Place value and number properties

4 rules of decimals

Indices, powers and roots

Factors, multiples and primes

Ratio (basic)

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Fractions

Percentages

proportion

Algebraic notation

Simplifying index laws

Expanding and factorising

Expressions and substitution

Linear Equations

Linear Inequalities

Perimeter and Area

Pythagoras

Properties of shapes

Angle facts

Parallel Lines

Circles

Volume and Surface area

Sequences

Basic Vectors

Science

Inheritance and preventing extinction

Reaction of metals and metal compounds

 

Energy and electricity

Plants for food

 

Patterns of reactivity (including extracting metals) Pressure and moments

GCSE Biology - Cells

GCSE Chemistry – Atomic structure

GCSE Physics – Particle model

Art

Collections, Classifications and Archiving

Collections, Classifications and Archiving

Giger - Tonal drawing

Giger – Tonal drawing

Van Gogh – Landscape mark-making

Van Gogh – Landscape mark-making

French (GCSE)

Me and my family

Friendships

Sports and leisure

New technologies

Ordinary days

Festival days

Spanish

 

Media

School

Healthy lifestyles

Work

Spanish speaking countries

A Spanish exchange

Geography

 

 

Hazards

Population geography

River environments

Disease and conflict

Sustainability

Geographical skills

History

 

 

WW2

WW2 and the Home front

Russian Revolution

Stalin

Holocaust

The Cold War

PE

Ultimate Frisbee / Swampball

Fitness Training

Couch 2 5KM

Athletics

Touch Rugby

Handball

Games

Girls

Boys

 

Netball

Football

 

Hockey

Basketball

 

Basketball

Rugby

 

Football

Tennis

 

Tennis

Cricket

 

Rounders/Cricket

Softball

Religious Studies

Inspirational people

Human rights/social justice

Science vs. religion

Medical ethics

Existence of God

Jewish beliefs

Drama

Knowledge and Understanding

Revisiting and introducing all aspects of theatre from stage to jobs and responsibilities.

Students will become Designers, Directors, Producers, Technicians etc… within their own acting companies as they produce duologue plays.

Introduction to Practitioners Stanislavski, Artaud & Brecht

Students study the creation of convincing, naturalistic performances through research and dramatic techniques used by one or more practitioners. Focus is on gestures and tone of voice.

Introduction to Studying a Set Text in preparation for GCSE (11 weeks)

Introducing and exploring the context, themes and characters of the play ‘Our Day Out’, by Willy Russell.

Students will learn about the era, setting, political issues and social issues surrounding the text and then use this knowledge to create convincing characters through hot-seating, improvisation, monologues, sketches etc..

Students will do practise exam questions on the set text and then evaluate each other’s productions in terms of their use of drama skills and convincing characters.

 

Introduction to Studying a Set Text in preparation for GCSE (Spring 1 – continued)

Introducing and exploring the context, themes and characters of the play ‘Our Day Out’, by Willy Russell.

Students will learn about the era, setting, political issues and social issues surrounding the text and then use this knowledge to create convincing characters through hot-seating, improvisation, monologues, sketches etc..

Students will do practise exam questions on the set text and then evaluate each other’s productions in terms of their use of drama skills and convincing characters.

 

Analysis of a live or digital production.

 

Students will watch a live production either in a theatre or cinema and learn how to evaluate the production that they see in terms of theatre skills, acting and design.

Stimulated Drama.

Creating Devised Drama from a stimulus given by their teacher through research, group work, writing and design. Students must produce a five minute piece of drama connected to their stimulus and show development of their chosen skills along the way by logging feedback and improvement.

 

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