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Berwick Academy

Year 9

Key Stage 3 (Year 9) Curriculum

Our Year 9 curriculum is designed to provide a balanced range of subjects. This gives our students a good insight into many of our option subjects whilst ensuring that they make excellent progress in gateway subjects, like English, Maths, Science and Computing/ICT.

Subject:

Periods (Hours) Per Week:

Maths

6

English

6 - 8

Science

6

Computing   & ICT

6

PE

4

Geography

3

History

3

MFL (French with some also studying German)

4 - 6

RE

2

Art

2

Food Technology/Health & Social Care

2

Product Design

2

Preparation for Life (CoPE)

2

For any students who have struggled with mainstream education, we also offer an alternative curriculum within our refurbished Eden centre. This centre works towards re-integrating students into mainstream education through the specialised input of expert teachers, SEN specialists and support staff.

 

                

 

 

Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

English

Basic Skills: spelling, punctuation and   grammar; reading skills; creative writing

Of Mice and Men

Unseen Poetry, Moon on the Tides; relationships

Understanding non-fiction –   comprehension and retrieval skills

Introduction to Shakespeare – extract   work with context, language form and structure

Creative Writing

Maths

Foundation: Number, Decimals and   Fractions

Intermediate:

Numbers, Algebra and Equations,   Frequency Diagrams

Higher:

Numbers, Algebra and Equations,   Diagrams and Ratio

Foundation: Algebra, Equations and   Coordinates.

Intermediate:

Sequences, Quad Sequences,   Construction, Statistical Diagrams, Angles in Shapes

Higher:

Pythagoras, Formulae, Sequences plus,   Constructions and Shape

Foundation: Sequences, Statistical   Diagrams and Calculations

Intermediate:

Transformations and Ratio

Higher:

Transformations, Scatter plus and C2H   Perimeter, area volume and 2D representation

Foundation: Constructions 1&2,   Angles, Triangles and Quadrilaterals and Problems

Intermediate:

Real Life Graphs, Scatter Graphs and   Pythagoras

Higher:

Straight line graphs and Graphs 1

Foundation:

Angles and Scatter diagrams

Intermediate:

Probability, Calculations % including   rounding, Estimation and Nets

Higher:

Trigonometry and Representing data

Revision/ Catch Up

Science

Forces and Space; End of Ks3 tests

KS3 – GCSE – consolidation of key   scientific concepts in biology (cells, tissues, photosynthesis respiration),   chemistry (atoms and elements) and physics (forces and energy) for GCSE   preparation

KS3 – GCSE – consolidation of key   scientific concepts in biology (cells, tissues, photosynthesis respiration),   chemistry (atoms and elements) and physics (forces and energy) for GCSE   preparation

GCSE Science teaching – specifications   not yet accredited

GCSE Science teaching – specifications   not yet accredited

ISA; C2.1bonding; C2.2 structures; P2.1   Forces; P2.2 Kinetic energy; P2.3 Current

French

Daily routine, school

Where I live, my health

Jobs; eating well

The weekend; a trip to Paris

Holidays and Travel

About Me (Year 10 Unit 1)

German

Classroom, numbers, introducing myself

School – present tense

Free time – past tense

Food and Drink

Holidays – past tense

My future

PE

Multi activity assessment; football,   hockey, fitness, netball

Badminton, netball, fitness and hockey

Badminton, fitness, rugby and handball

Badminton, fitness, rugby, handball,   sports education

Tennis, athletics, rounders and cricket

Tennis, athletics, rounders and cricket

Geography

People and the Physical Environment

People and the Physical Environment

The Changing Economic World

The Changing Economic World

Physical Landscapes in the UK

Physical Landscapes in the UK

RE   / Philosophy and Ethics

Nature of God

Belief about deity

Life after Death

Hinduism

Prejudice and discrimination

Forgiveness and reconciliation

History

WWI

Murder Mystery

The Romanovs

Impacts of WWII

Blitz and Bombing

Atomic Bomb

The Holocaust

Nazi Germany

Art

Visual Elements – line.

“Superheroes” figure drawing/   proportion

Visual Elements – perspective.

“Superheroes” storytelling /   composition

Visual Elements – shape, pattern,   colour;

“Great Graffiti” letter forms,   materials/ techniques

Materials and Techniques – “Great   Graffiti” continued.

Scanning/ computer image manipulation.

Materials and Techniques/ recording and   response – applied art – “Super Shoes”.

Building on previous elements – “Great   Graffiti”/ “Super Shoes” – 3D and group working.

Design   and Technology

Wood based phone holder project

Electronic based LED project

Graphics based packaging earphones   project

Virtual modelling

Acrylic based design project with   CAD/CAM

Acrylic based design project with   CAD/CAM

ICT

Music Technology: Using digital audio workstations to create music.

Music Technology: Using digital audio workstations to create music.

Multi Media

Multi Media

Graphics

Using   digital imaging software to produce digital products for business

Graphics

Using   digital imaging software to produce digital products for business

Drama   / Performing Arts

Drama Club available throughout the   year looking at various scripts and developing skills

         
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