Curriculum Map

The curriculum at USH is continually reviewed as part of our whole-school evaluation processes. Year-on-year, we keep the best of our previous work and we adapt the rest with improved planning and delivery. Click on the link to see an overview of the learning for this academic year.

Year 7 Curriculum Map

Subject Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
English Plight of the migrant - 'A Story Like the Wind' Plight of the migrant - 'A Story Like the Wind' The desire for Adventure - 'Treasure Island' The desire for Adventure - 'Treasure Island' Illegitimate love and family conflict - 'Romeo and Juliet' Illegitimate love and family conflict - 'Romeo and Juliet'
Maths Know your numbers. Deal with negativity. "X-Ray" algebra "Acute" introduction to shape and space Prime time to know fractions and factors. Mathematical relationships and substitution. What are the chances?
Science* What is science anyway? Introduction to the method of scientific enquiry and the fundamental components and interactions of cells, particles and forces. Physical and Chemical changes. Investigating particle theory and energy changes when substance change states and then looking into how substances interact during chemical reactions. Little Big Planet. Looking at the structure and movement of Earth and the moon and their place in the solar system. Explosion of life. How all life on the planet evolves, adapts and depends on each other. Turn the lights off. How electricity works, where it comes from and the financial and environmental cost of power generation. Science of the senses. Investigating light and sound waves, how they travel and how our body detects them.
History When was the best time to go to the toilet? The story of Britain through public health changes What have archaeologists revealed about Anglo-Saxon Southampton? What was remarkable about the Norman Conquest? Who had the power 1066-1500? How can we know what Muslims thought of Crusaders and invaders? How diverse was life in the 12th century? What makes a good story about the Black Death? How did people respond to religious changes in the 16th century? Why did so many people believe in witchcraft 1500-1750?
Geography Fantastic places - explore a variety of fantastic places including Machu Picchu in Peru Europe/UK - focus on map skills' including using Ordnance Survey Maps Africa - explore misconceptions and develop understanding of the challenges of rich and poor South America - focus on Brazil and particularly the Amazon Rainforest, to explore the vast ecosystem and how it works Antarctica - exploring extreme environments and debating the future of Antarctica Rivers - developing an understanding of processes that shape river landforms and explore the causes and effects of flooding
Religious Studies What is the status of religion? Good and evil Religion and art Big questions from the major religions Inspirational people and heroes Sacred places and pilgrimage
PSHE Who am I and how do I learn? Bullying and friendship How do I fit into different communities in society? What are my rights and responsibilities? Can I balance a budget? First Aid Taking a mature approach to hygiene
Spanish Who am I? What does USH mean to me? Who are my family? Where do I live? What are my hobbies and where will it take me? What is my local area like?
French Who am I? What does USH mean to me? What are my hobbies? Who are my family? What is my local area likWhat do weekends mean to me?e? What do weekends mean to me?
Computer Science Becoming a digital citizen - Baseline and E-Safety How are computer games made? - Scratch and Kodu Who would live in a house like this? - Technical Drawing and Architecture with Computer Aided Design Big Data - Databases, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Learning to code - with Micro Bit Programming Heroes of Computing
Food and Nutrition Chapter 1 - Welcome to the World of Food! Habits, skills and the love of cooking. Chapter 1 - Welcome to the World of Food! Habits, skills and the love of cooking. Chapter 1 - Welcome to the World of Food! Habits, skills and the love of cooking. Chapter 2  - The science and skill of cooking - methodology, challenging recipes and Flavour School Chapter 2  - The science and skill of cooking - methodology, challenging recipes and Flavour School Chapter 2  - The science and skill of cooking - methodology, challenging recipes and Flavour School
Art & Design Technology From pencil to paper to plaster A world full of colour A world full of colour My life through a lens Growing Sculpture Growing Sculpture
Drama Baseline Assessment - devising and script work Detectives Fairy Tales Fairy Tales Fear and Superstition Harry Pushed Her - use of stimulus poem
Music Baseline Assessment, vocal confidence (Voice Works ), keyboard familiarity and Pulse Instruments of the Orchestra: timbres and textures, programme music and research Further Keyboard and staff notation - to introduce and reinforce pitch reading The Ringtone Challenge: using ICT, introducing looping, layering, etc Folk Music: Covers, Acoustic instruments, Ensembles African Drumming: Ensembles, Polyrhythms, rhythm notation - intro to basic rhythm notation, group work to create call and response and solos Planets and Space: Modes, moods, effects, timbres, textures Embedding these in listening, reviewing and demonstrating the elements of music
Physical Education Boys: Baseline Testing- Basketball, Football Girls: Baseline Testing - Netball,Table Tennis* Introduction of theory: Short/long term effects of exercise Boys: Football, Handball,Table Tennis Girls: Table Tennis, HRE, Basketball *Introduction of theory: Muscles (warm ups) Boys: Table Tennis, Handball, Rugby , HRE Girls: HRE, Basketball, Handball, Netball *Introduction of theory: Types of stretching (prevention of injury) Boys: Rugby, HRE Girls: HRE, Handball * Introduction of theory: Healthy lifestyle, Diet and nutrition (Fuel for exercise) Boys: Athletics Field/Track, Cricket, Softball Girls: Athletics Field/Track, Rounders / Softball, Cricket Boys: Cricket, Softball, Athletics Field/Track Girls: Rounders/Softball, Cricket, Athletics Field/Track

Year 8 Curriculum Map

Subject Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
English A 'darkness rather blacker than before' - Hound of the Baskervilles and the 19th Century Gothic A 'darkness rather blacker than before' - Hound of the Baskervilles and the 19th Century Gothic "A 'close up' on Genre Link to Film Studies" Introduction to Poetry Fantasy, magic and escapism - 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Fantasy, magic and escapism - 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Maths Making numbers work for you. Mastering negativity. Digging deeper into 'X' "Alternate" uses of shape. Do you know your hypotenuse? Making fractions work for you. Applications to real life. Drawing mathematical relationships No "fake news"
Science* Health and Lifestyle choices - Looking at human body systems and how they function, as well as the negative effects of lifestyle choices. Patterns in Chemistry - Investigating the make-up of chemical substances and how they are arranged, as well as concentrating on working scientifically skills in the lab. What goes up, must come down - Explaining how forces interact with the physical world. Health and Lifestyle choices - Looking at human body systems and how they function, as well as the negative effects of lifestyle choices. Patterns in Chemistry - Investigating the make-up of chemical substances and how they are arranged, as well as concentrating on working scientifically skills in the lab. What goes up, must come down - Explaining how forces interact with the physical world. The energy of life - How organisms get the energy they need to survive; looking in detail at photosynthesis and respiration. The energy of reactions - Investigating different types of chemical reactions and the energy changes that occur within them. The energy of the universe - How energy is stored and transferred in the world around us. The energy of life - How organisms get the energy they need to survive; looking in detail at photosynthesis and respiration. The energy of reactions - Investigating different types of chemical reactions and the energy changes that occur within them. The energy of the universe - How energy is stored and transferred in the world around us. The diversity of life - Exploring how Darwin's trip to the Galapagos Islands changed our understanding of how the natural world evolves and changes over time. What problems are we leaving for future generations? - Investigating how human activity impacts the world around us and the problems that future generations will have to deal with. The Science of music - Looking at how headphones and speakers generate and distribute sound. The diversity of life - Exploring how Darwin's trip to the Galapagos Islands changed our understanding of how the natural world evolves and changes over time. What problems are we leaving for future generations? - Investigating how human activity impacts the world around us and the problems that future generations will have to deal with. The Science of music - Looking at how headphones and speakers generate and distribute sound.
History Why did the people of France become revolutionaries in 1789? Why was Wilberforce remembered as the leading abolitionist? What was the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Southampton, 1750-1900? Why is it difficult to know what working conditions were like for children in the 19th century? What mattered to the Mughals? What can local buildings reveal about Edwardian Britain? What can our local church’s Roll of Honour tell us about WW1? Why was Shirley bombed during the Second World War? What were the effects of the atom bombs dropped on Japan? When was the key turning point in the US Civil Rights Movement? Who are the British?
Geography North America - the cause, effect and responses of hurricanes affecting North America Asia - explore how China is rapidly developing in terms of population and development Volcanoes and earthquakes - a taste of GCSE - exploring tectonic plates by focusing on a recent event and exploring the cause, effect and how people respond to the natural disaster Globalisation - how the world works in terms of industry, investment and trade and how globalisation affects them and the world Oceania - exploring issues such as drought in Australia, climate change in Tuvalu and the impacts of tourism Independent Project - choosing a Geography topic to research; use the internet and books to research and create a piece of work that will be presented to the class
Religious Studies Questions around religion and science What does religion look like in the 21st century? Is religion dangerous? Dominion or stewardship? Ancient religious beliefs- Greek and Roman Religion and the media
PSHE Is Britain equal? Who is the 'Greatest Briton'? Healthy body What options should I choose? Friendships and relationships Finance Media My World
Spanish How do I earn money? What do I spend it on? What are my preferences for Popular Culture? How do I look after myself? What do I eat and drink? Where do I go on holiday? Where am I going to go on holiday?
Italian Who am I? Where do I live? What are my hobbies? What is my local area like? How do I look after myself? What do I eat and drink?
Computer Science Digital Citizenship How are apps designed? - Appshed Blogging and Vlogging with HTML Arcade, Fire! - Game design The Apprentice - digital design and marketing Fairground Attraction - digital control systems in amusement parks
Food and Nutrition Chapter 3 - All food is interesting - Healthy eating, delicious vegetables and home cooking Chapter 3 - All food is interesting - Healthy eating, delicious vegetables and home cooking Chapter 3 - All food is interesting - Healthy eating, delicious vegetables and home cooking Chapter 4 - International cookery, proteins and a chocolate finale Chapter 4 - International cookery, proteins and a chocolate finale Chapter 4 - International cookery, proteins and a chocolate finale
Art & Design Technology Face Reality Lights, camera, creation A bug's life A bug's life in 3D - the sequel Seeing the world from different viewpoints Human gestures
Drama "At the youth club" Status and script "Missing": Dan Nolan Melodrama The White Room Stimulus
Music The Blues - working as a band, developing keyboard and own instrumental and vocal techniques, improvising in a 12-bar Blues structure, researching roots and rhythms, conveying a message Minimalism: exploring layers, loops, phasing, repetition Soundtracks: elements, notation, instrumentation Film clip/Advertising - considering leitmotif and musical devices to highlight action (cluster chords, glissando, effects, etc), then underpinning with diatonic chords to emphasis mood; exploring the features of jingles, use of ICT Reggae, Roots and Rhythm: diatonic harmony and chords, hooks and riffs Dance Music composition/Popular Music: 4 chord songs - group work, singing and playing in mini-bands, musical futures style/DJ-ing (depending on the group) Samba: timbre, layering and syncopation, ensemble skills, vocal harmonies
Physical Education Boys: Basketball and Football Girls: Netball and Table Tennis Boys: Handball and Table Tennis Girls: Badminton, HRE andFootball Boys: Football, Badminton and Basketball Girls: Handball and Netball Boys: Basketball, Football, HRE and Rugby Girls: Netball, Basketball, Handball and Table Tennis Boys: Athletics Track and Cricket Girls: Athletics Field and Rounders/Softball Boys: Athletics Field and Softball Girls: Athletics Track and Cricket

Year 9 Curriculum Map

Subject Exam Board Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
English AQA (Language and Literature) Structure - it's not just what you say, it's how you say it Lord of the Flies - herd morality Lord of the Flies - herd morality Duplicitous characters English Language Mock Exam Prep Power and Conflict Poetry
Maths AQA What did ancient mathematicians do for us? Why is inequality a good thing in maths? Patterns and transformations Getting triggy with it. "Get your bearings with data" Not your average revision
Science* AQA Combined Science: Trilogy Group X: How do our cells work and grow? Group Y: How do atoms behave? Group X: How do atoms behave? Group Y: What is energy and where does it come from? Group X: What is energy and where does it come from? Group Y: How do our cells work and grow? Group X: How do we get the nutrients we need to survive? Group Y: What happens in chemical reactions? Group X: What happens in chemical reactions? Group Y: What happens when you charge your i-Phone? Group X: What happens when you charge your i-Phone? Group Y: How do we get the nutrients we need to survive?
History OCR SHP B How useful is Animal Farm for studying the Russian Revolution? How diverse was life in 1920's USA? What are the lasting images of the Holocaust? The People's Health, 1250-present The People's Health, 1250-present The People's Health, 1250-present Life under Nazi Rule, 1933-45
Geography AQA The Living World: Ecosystems - focus on Malaysian Rainforest Ecosystems - focus on Arabian Desert as a hot environment Climate Change / Resource Management Resource Management - focus on Food, looking at food security and sustainability Natural Hazards: Weather - focus on Tropical Storms Paper 3 skills - including fieldwork opportunities
Religious Studies AQA What is God? Religion and the environment Religion and crime Worship and festivals Wealth and poverty Hinduism
Citizenship OCR How do I fit in? The makeup of the UK. A case study on immigration and opinions in Britain Poverty and campaigning - Active Citizenship Human rights - Hotel Rwanda case study Human rights and the rules that govern our society Nelson Mandela, Invictus and Apartheid The rule of law - how does the legal system work in the UK?
PSHE N/A Study skills Crime RSE - how do I keep myself safe? RS- becoming an adult Healthy mind Community project
Spanish Edexcel How was my holiday? What do I wear? Where do I buy it from? What is my life after USH? GCSE course begins - Identity Leisure - Culture Popular Culture
French Edexcel What are my preferences for Popular Culture? What is my life after USH? How do I look after myself? What was my childhood like? GCSE course begins - Identity Culture
Italian Edexcel What does USH mean to me? How do I earn money? What do I spend it on? What would be my ideal weekend? How do I stay healthy? GCSE course begins - Tourism Travel
Computer Science OCR Who owns the Zebra? - computational thinking and Python What's inside the box? - hardware theory and practical coding Cracking the code - programming the development and the theory that lies beneath Cracking the code - programming the development and the theory that lies beneath Real world output solutions - programming robots Real world output solutions - programming robots
Creative Media Production BTEC BTEC Designing digital products for different audiences Hello Magazines! - desktop publishing A site for sore eyes - web design What are words worth? - podcasts Emotion Pictures - making a music video
Food and Nutrition Macronutrients GCSE practical skills Getting to know you, your food and its effects - macro and micro nutrients; ensuring food safety Getting to know you, your food and its effects - macro and micro nutrients; ensuring food safety Healthy eating guidelines and diet-related health problems Developing required practical skills for the GCSE and lifelong cooking The Wonderful World of Food Science - developing thinking, understanding and mastery of the scientific method Developing required practical skills for the GCSE and lifelong cooking Love Food, Hate Waste GCSE practical skills - responding to a brief; planning and executing a three-dish menu The Science Of Food
Art AQA Cultural identity Cultural identity The shape of the Landscape The shape of the Landscape Food, glorious food Food, glorious food
Photography AQA What is photography without a camera? Let's focus on the natural world Alphabet Safari Reading a portrait The hidden meaning of objects How can I freeze time?
Drama AQA 'Tony and Wendy' 'Blue Remembered Hills' Duologue Stimulus Physical Theatre Devised Mock
Music Eduqas GCSE course begins: AOS 1 Forms and Devices - Listening (Appraisal), Composing, Performance AOS 2 Ensembles - Listening (Appraisal), Composing, Performance AOS 3 Film Music - Listening (Appraisal), Composing, Performance AOS 4 Popular Music - Listening (Appraisal), Composing, Performance Elements of Music in Set Works - Listening (Appraisal), Composing, Performance Fusion - Listening (Appraisal), Composing, Performance
GCSE PE AQA Theory - What are the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle? Reasons for having a balanced diet? Practical (in school): Football, Handball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Netball Theory - What is the function and structure of the skeletal system? Bones and muscles of the body?  Practical (in school): Football, Handball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Netball Theory - How do joints differ in design to allow certain types of movement? How do muscles work together to create movement? Practical (in school): Football, Handball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Netball Theory - What do the mechanics of breathing involve? Describe the pathway of air through the body Practical (in school):  Football, Handball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Netball Theory - Label and describe the structure of the heart; the cardiac cycle and the pathway of blood Practical (in school): Cricket, Athletics, Tennis Theory - What are the immediate. short and long term effects of exercise on the body? Theory - Define skill and ability Practical (in school): Cricket, Athletics, Tennis
Physical Education (Core) N/A Boys: Handball, Badminton, HRE, Table Tennis Girls: Table Tennis, Tag Rugby, Basketball, Handball Boys: Table Tennis, HRE, Rugby, Basketball Girls:Handball, Basketball, Netball, Table Tennis Boys: Rugby, Basketball, Football, Table Tennis Girls: Netball, Table Tennis, Badminton, HRE Boys: Rugby, Basketball, Football, Table Tennis Girls: Netball, Table Tennis, Badminton, HRE Boys: Athletics, Cricket, Tennis Softball Girls: Athletics, Rounders, Tennis, Softball Boys: Athletics, Cricket, Tennis, Softball Girls: Athletics, Rounders, Tennis, Softball
Film Studies Eduqas What can I do with a camera? What goes on behind the lens? Film Production - intro to key elements What is the magic behind the advertising? Key elements in Christmas Advertising/film production What is genre? Introduction to narrative theory & genre studies Pre-production process- script writing and genre Independent Cinema- Component 1 film study- US independent film Independent Cinema- Component 1 film study- US independent film

Year 10 Curriculum Map

Subject Exam Board Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
English AQA (Language and Literature) Academic Writing - how to sound like an expert (inc Spoken Language exam) 'Jekyll and Hyde' 'Macbeth' 'Macbeth' English Language Mock Exam prep 'An Inspector Calls'
Maths AQA GCSE style algebra: including rearranging equations and linear simultaneous equations Number skills - including standard form application of circumference and area of circles Pythagoras, algebraic graphs and inequalities, including graphing simple regions Percentages, including reverse percentages GCSE shape, including angles in parallel lines Forming and solving equations and simple circle theorems Linear sequences and transformations Similar shapes, fractions and trigonometry Volume and surface area, including prisms GCSE averages, including from a frequency table Interpreting pie charts GCSE cumulative frequency, including interquartile range GCSE bearings, including reverse bearings Probability including probability trees and expected frequencies Stem and leaf diagram, speed calculations, construction and unit conversion Revision for final end of year assessment
History OCR SHP B Paper 3 - Life under Nazi Rule, 1933-45 Paper 3 - Life under Nazi Rule, 1933-45 Paper 3 - The Making of America, 1789-1900 Paper 3 - The Making of America, 1789-1900 Paper 3 - The Making of America, 1789-1900 Paper 2 - The Site Study: Newfoundland Memorial Park (Beaumont Hamel)
Geography AQA Urban Issues and Challenges - focus on Southampton Physical Landscapes - Rivers Physical Landscapes - Rivers / Coasts Physical Landscapes - Coasts Paper 3 Geographical Skills Paper 3 Geographical Skills
Religious Studies AQA Hinduism Religion and punishment Human rights Prejudice and discrimination Christianity and the role of the church Origins and values of Human life Family and gender equality Review and revision so far
Citizenship OCR The role of the media and free press Case study - life in North Korea (Understanding systems of democracy) Main action/marketplace Economy, finance and money The law and the legal system Review/revise Year 10 exam preparation
PSHE N/A The world of work RS Unit - Extremism Addiction RS - Ethical issues Politics and campaigning Year 10 - exams prep Building year 11 skills Work experience prep
Spanish Edexcel My school life - past and present Future aspirations Health and wellbeing Tourism Environment Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing exam preparation
French Edexcel Free time - at home Free time - cinema visit Traditions Tourism Travel Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing exam preparation
Italian Edexcel Identity Culture; going out and last weekend Tourism Travel My school life - past and present Work experience and exam preparation
Computer Science OCR Hardware and Computational Thinking - translators and logic Focusing on Paper 2 - Algorithms and Pseudocode Paper 1 & 2 - Storage and Practical Programming Paper 1 & 2 - Programming Development and Theory topics Paper 1 & 2 - File management & Theory topics Paper 1 & 2 - Theory Topics and Python projects
Creative Media Production BTEC BTEC Experimenting with Digital Media - Planning and making media products Exploring Media Products Component 1 Task 1 Exploring Media Products Component 1 Task 2 Experimenting with Digital Media - Planning and making products for specific audiences Component 1 - Task 3 - Building an E-Portfolio Component 2 Task 1 - An experimental media product chosen from; print, audio-visual, or interactive
Food and Nutrition Eduqas Food Spoilage The provenance of food - understanding where it all comes from Food Science Investigation - a different brief given to the students each year How far does your food travel? Global consumerism, British and international cuisine Developing required practical skills for the GCSE and life-long cooking British Street Food - recipe trials, developing independent research and organisational skills Guided learning to support exam skills, revision techniques and readiness for Year 11
Art AQA GCSE Coursework: Beaches and Boats GCSE Coursework:Beaches and Boats GCSE Coursework:Beaches and Boats GCSE Coursework:Beaches and Boats GCSE coursework: mock exam theme GCSE coursework: mock exam theme
Photography AQA Formal Elements of Photography: Composition, Tone shape and light, Shape colour and focus  Formal elements: Line, repetition and texture GCSE coursework project 1: Portraits GCSE coursework project 1: Portraits GCSE coursework project 1: Portraits GCSE coursework project 1: Portraits GCSE coursework project 2: Light and Dark
Graphics AQA GCSE Coursework: Typography GCSE Coursework:Typography GCSE Coursework: Festivals GCSE Coursework: Festivals GCSE Coursework: Festivals GCSE Coursework: Mock exam theme
Textiles AQA GCSE Coursework: Typography GCSE Coursework: Typography GCSE Coursework: Portraits GCSE Coursework: Portraits GCSE Coursework: Portraits GCSE Coursework: Mock exam theme
Film Studies Eduqas Aesthetic exploration- Component 2 film study- British Film Component 2 film study - British Film An exploration of narrative theories within film- Component 2 film study- Global English language film An exploration of narrative theories within film- Component 2 film study- Global English language film Societal representations in moving image- Component 2 film study- global non-English language film Societal representations in moving image- Component 2 film study- global non-English language film
Drama AQA Face the Play Face the Play Assessment Blood Brothers Blood Brothers Assessment Component 2: Response to Stimulus Component 2: Development and Collaboration
GCSE PE AQA Paper 1: Define health and fitness? What are the components of fitness? Practical (in school): Football, Netball, Basketball, Handball, Table Tennis, Badminton Paper 1:Types of training? Methods of training? Calculating intensities? Practical (in school): Football, Netball, Handball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Basketball Paper 2: What is the inverted U Theory? SMART targets Practical (in school): Football, Netball, Handball, Table Tennis , Badminton, Basketball Paper 2: What is the 'Information Processing Model'? Understand types of feedback and its effect on the performer? Practical (in school): Football, Netball, Handball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Basketball Paper 2: Types of aggression? Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, giving sporting examples. Engagement patterns and the factors affecting them? Practical (in school): Cricket, Athletics, Tennis Paper 2: What are the positive and negatives of sponsorship and the media on sport? Drugs in sport and their impact on athletes. What are the strategies used to fight against hooliganism? Practical (in school): Cricket, Athletics, Tennis
Physical Education (Core) N/A 4 week option block: Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Badminton, Netball, Fitness, Dance 4 week option block: Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Badminton, Netball, Fitness, Dance 4 week option block: Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Badminton, Netball, Fitness, Dance 4 week option block: Football, Table Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Netball, Fitness, Dance 4  week option block: Rounders, Softball, Tennis, Cricket 4 week option block: Rounders, Softball, Tennis, Cricket
Science* AQA Group X: Why do we get ill? Group Y: What is an electrolyte? Why do we get ill? Group X: What happens when atoms aren't stable? How do organisms get energy? What is an electrolyte? Group Y: How do we make reactions faster, or slower? What happens when atoms aren't stable? Group X: Why was Newton such an important scientist? Group Y: How do organisms get energy? Why are we so dependent on oil? Group X: Why are we so dependent on oil? How does your body regulate itself? Group Y: How does your body regulate itself? Group X: Why are we so dependent on oil? Group Y: Why was Newton such an important scientist? Group X: What makes us unique? Group Y: What makes us unique?

Year 11 Curriculum Map

Subject Exam Board Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1
English AQA (Language and Literature) Macbeth English Language Mock Exam Prep Macbeth continued Spoken Language exam Mock Mondays - writing skills English Literature mock exam prep: Jekyll and Hyde, Modern Prose, Power and Conflict poetry Mock Mondays - writing skills English Literature revision - (at teacher's discretion), in response to mock exam performance Mock Mondays - writing skills English Literature revision - (at teacher's discretion), in response to mock exam performance
Maths AQA Any topics not previously covered Mock Exam Prep Revision of key topics based on mock exams 2nd set of mock exams Revise key topics based on exam analysis Exam preparation Exam preparation
Science* AQA Group X: How does energy move around? How do we know what's in a substance? Group Y: How do we know what's in a substance? Can we find balance between all organisms on Earth? Group X: Can we find balance between all organisms on Earth? Group Y: How can we fix the environment? Group X: How can we fix the environment? Group Y: How does energy move around? Exam preparation Exam preparation
History OCR SHP B Paper 1: The Norman Conquest, 1065-87 Paper 1: The Norman Conquest, 1065-87 Revision Exam preparation Exam preparation
Geography AQA Fieldwork - Write up & exam practice Economic Development - understanding population and development around the world, including how tourism can help develop a country Economic Development - focus on Nigeria Exam preparation Exam preparation
Religious Studies AQA Identifying and tackling gaps/misunderstandings from different aspects of the course Key beliefs- Hindu/Christian Study and revision Exam preparation Exam preparation
Citizenship OCR UK and its relations with the wider world British constitution National, local, regional and devolved government Study and revision Exam preparation Exam preparation
PSHE N/A College applications and revision tips Family, marriage, life and death Finance - real world spending Study and revision for other subjects Study and revision for other subjects
Spanish Edexcel Travel Mock Exam preparation Work experience and global issues Exam preparation Exam preparation
French Edexcel My school life - past and present World of work with mock exam preparation Environment Exam preparation Exam preparation
Italian Edexcel World of work and future ambitions Holidays and travels with mock exam preparation International Dimension Exam preparation Exam preparation
Computer Science OCR Papers 1 & 2 - Programming Skills Audit and Theory topics Papers 1 & 2 - Theory revision and programming exercises Papers 1 & 2 - Revision and exam practice. Exam preparation Exam preparation
Art AQA GCSE Coursework: Mock exam theme GCSE Coursework: Mock exam theme GCSE ESA: theme set by AQA GCSE ESA: theme set by AQA GCSE ESA: theme set by AQA
Photography AQA GCSE coursework project 2: Light and Dark GCSE coursework project 2: Light and Dark GCSE exam project: theme set by AQA GCSE exam project: theme set by AQA GCSE exam project: theme set by AQA
Design and Technology AQA Non-Exam Assessment: theme set by AQA Non-Exam Assessment: theme set by AQA Exam preparation and revision Exam preparation Exam preparation
Film Studies Eduqas Teen attitudes through the ages: Component 1 - US Hollywood film comparison study Teen attitudes through the ages: Component 1 - US Hollywood film comparison study Coursework finalising Revision of all films in preparation for the exam Revision of all films in preparation for the exam
Drama AQA Component 2: Performance and Evaluation Devising Log Component 3: Texts in Practice Blood Brothers Blood Brothers and The Woman in Black exam preparation Blood Brothers and The Woman in Black exam preparation
Music Eduqas Gap Analysis; weekly Keyword Test; Notation dictation and Appraisal practice; Set Brief Composition planning; Performance preparation Finishing Composition and Performance preparation; Mock exams Revision Guides and Knowledge Organisers; evaluation of completed coursework Deadlines for Performance and Composition Forms and Scores – May 2019 Deadlines for Performance and Composition Forms and Scores – May 2019
GCSE PE AQA Paper 1: What is a Spirometer trace? Lever Systems and mechanical advantage Practical: Preparation for moderation Paper 1: Planes and Axes Analysis of movement,giving sporting examples. Revision of Levers Practical: Preparation for moderation Papers 1 & 2: Revision of joints, muscles and bones. Use of 'Exampro' to practice long answer questions. Practical: Preparation for moderation Exam preparation Exam preparation
Physical Education (Core) N/A 4 week option blocks: Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Handball, Dance, Fitness, Netball 4 week option blocks:  Football, Basketball,  Handball, Table Tennis, Dance, Fitness, Netball 4 week option blocks: Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Handball, Dance, Fitness, Netball 4 week option blocks: Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Handball, Dance, Fitness, Netball 4 week option blocks: Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Handball, Dance, Fitness, Netball
Creative Media Production BTEC BTEC Component 2 Task 2 - Final Media Product Component 2 Task 3 - Evaluation E-Portfolio Documentation and Component 3 assessment Component 3 Prep/Exam Component 3 Prep/Exam
Food and Nutrition Eduqas NEA1 - The Food Science Investigation NEA2 - The Practical Cookery Assessment NEA2 - The Practical Cookery Assessment Exam preparation Exam preparation