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KS3 Curriculum Overviews

English

English KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term
1
Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 
Year
7
Story and
Context
Story and Context -
focus on
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Characterisation and Setting Characterisation and Setting - focus on The Graveyard Book Genre and Theme Genre and Theme - focus on The Giver
Year
8
Perspective and POV Perspective and POV- focus on Journey's End Rhetoric Rhetoric - focus on Animal Farm Connotation, Symbolism and Imagery Connotation, Symbolism and Imagery - focus on Lord of the Flies
Year
9
Representation Representation - focus on Othello Structure Structure - focus on Heroes Advanced Application of the Concepts Advanced Application of the Concepts

Maths 

Maths KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term
1
Summer Term
Year
7
September 21: Revision Lessons on topics from end of KS2 Start KS3: Topic 1: Sequences Topic 2:
Place Value and Ordering Topic 3: Problems with Addition & Subtraction
Topic 4: Problems with Multiplication & Division Topic 5: Factors & Multiples
Topic 6:
Order of Operations
Topic 7: Geometry Topic 8: Fractions1

 

Topic 9: Algebraic Expressions 1                                     

Topic 10: Fractions and Percentages of Amounts
Topic 11:
Primes and Indices
Topic 12: Rounding
Topic 13: Algebraic Expressions 2
Year
8
September 2021:
Topic 13: Algebraic Expressions 2 Topic 14: Linear Equations
Topic 15: Angles
Topic 16:
Area & Perimeter (including Circles)
Topic 17: Percentages Topic 18:
Ratio & Proportion
Topic 19: Fractions 2 Topic 20:
2d Geometry Topic 21:
3D Geometry
Topic 22: Statistics Topic 23: Probability
Year
9
September 2021: Start on Topic 30 - (Topics 24 to 29 are to be covered in Retrieval Work)
Topic 30: Percentages Topic 31: Further Probability
Topic 32: Algebra - The Basics
Topic 33:
Expanding & Factorising Linear Expressions
Topic 34: Expressions & Substitution into Formula Topic 35: Linear Equations Topic 36:
Ratio
Topic 37: Proportion
Topic 38: Standard Form Topic 39:
Linear Graphs Topic 40:
Real Life Graphs
Topic 41: Sequences
Topic 42: Transformations Topic 43: Inequalities
Topic 44: Quadratic Expressions Topic 45: Quadratic graphs
Topic 46: Pythagoras' Theorem

Science

Science KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term
1
Spring Term 
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term
2
Year
7

Cells
&
Matter

Forces
&
Chemical Reactions

Ecology
&
Electricity

Year
8

Energy
&
Solutions

Organ systems
&
Space (Electricity for 2022 only)

Principles of chemistry
&
Disease and evolution

Year
9

Cells,
States of matter
&
Atoms and the periodic table

Health, Energy
&
Bonding

Earth and the atmosphere,
States of matter and density
&
Ecology

French

French KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 
Year
7

Introducing myself

Numbers and dates 

Family and personal description School Weather
Sports
Free time interests 
Likes and dislikes
Local area
Towns 
Spare time interests
Food and eating out 
Year
8

Holidays and transport

The past tense 

Festivals and food TV, technology and leisure interests The world around us
Local area
Weather 

Daily routine

Home

Daily routines

Home 

Year
9
Family and friends Going out and making arrangements

French Culture
Role models

Films

Sport
Technology

TV

Evening Activities
Daily Routines

Shopping
Festivals and celebrations 

 

German

German KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 
Year
7

N/A

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Year
8

Introducing myself, Characteristics Favourite things

Describing family and pets, Months and Dates

Sport, Leisure and Free time activities

School 

Town and shopping for food/drink/souvenirs Assessment

Holiday Plans + Future Tense

Year
9
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

History

History KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 
Year
7

Pre-1066

 

1066 and the Norman invasion The Middle Ages  The Middle Ages 

Who were the Tudors?
- Henry VIII power
- Reformation
 
Mid Tudor Crisis Elizabethan England
  - Religion
  - Mary, Queen of Scots
  - War with Spain
Year
8

Tudor to Stuart England

 

Stuart England and the Civil War
   - causes and events of the Civil Wars
- The interregnum, Cromwell's Britain
Industrial Britain  Industrial Britain

Slavery and the roots to the British Empire 

Impact of the empire around the world 

 French and American revolutions and the American Civil War

 

Year
9
British Society in 1900 The First World War The Second World War The Cold War 20th Century Study: 
Women 1900 to today 
Teenagers 1900 to today

Creation of the welfare state 

Immigration, Race riots and protest

Geography

Geography KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term
1
Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 
Year
7
Map Skills Geography of the UK Geography of the UK and weather Weather Asia Resources
Year
8
Coasts and Rivers Coasts and Rivers Population Change Tectonics Ecosystems and the Economy  Russia
Year
9
Glaciation Super Powers Super Powers Africa Fieldwork Living in a poor country and Global Themes

Art

Art KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term
1
Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 
Year
7
Learning to See:
Using the pencil to create different tones.
Pencil tones and tonal gradation Mark making and texture
Using pencil
Mark making and Impressionism through paint Impressionism and Van Gogh - through Paint Installation through Mixed Media.
Year
8
Colour Wheel
colour relationships and tonal blending through Colour pencil
Observational drawing through colour pencil Typography through printmaking Typography and the art of lettering through collage. Typography though painting. Colour culture through looking at arrange of artists and mixed media.
Year
9
Illustrative art - 
looking at artist Lucy McLaughlan and automatic drawing using fine liner
Illustrative art through printmaking Observational drawing through pencil and biro Observational drawing through pencil and biro Pattern within art - 
looking at Mandallas and artist, Dan Hillier
Pattern within art - 
looking at Mandallas and artist, Dan Hillier

 

Drama

Drama KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term
1
Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 
Year
7
Introduction to Drama Greek Theatre Theatre in Education  Physical Theatre Stanislavski Knee High
Year
8
Commedia Dell Arte Design A Monster Calls Brecht Devising / Cluedo Interpreting a Text The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Verbatim Theatre / Documentary Theatre Mark Wheeller
Year
9
Duologues Artaud Genre Devising Theatre Creation Analysing Live Theatre

Design Technology

Design Technology KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term
1
Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 
Year
7
Night light project. Product specification and brief Night light project. Health and Safety in the workshop and practical work. Night light project. Health and Safety in the workshop and practical work. Night light project. Electric components and soldering Night light project. Electric components and soldering. Creating a high quality finish using machinery. Night light project. Creating a high quality finish using machinery and materials. Night light assembly and evaluation.
Year
8
Bottle Opener Project. Working and isometric drawings. Metal theory. Bottle Opener Project. Health and safety and knowledge of tools and workshop machinery Bottle Opener Project. Using tools to measure and make accurately Bottle Opener Project. Using tools to measure and make accurately. Begin making. Bottle Opener Project. Continue making Bottle Opener Project. Working with metal and wood, theory and assembly of bottle opener. Evaluate
Year
9
Jewellery Project. Design movements. Project brief and reseach Jewellery Project. Iterative design ideas reflecting prior research and theory of available materials for laser cutter. Jewellery Project. Development of design ideas with annotation. Jewellery Project. Computer Aided Design skills and application Jewellery Project. Computer Aided Design skills and application Jewellery Project. construction of jewlery and evaluation.

 

Food Technology

Food Technology KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term
1
Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 
Year
7
Health and Safety, Personal hygiene, knife safety and cooker safety. Practical lesson - Dippy Divers The Eatwell Guide Part1 Practical lesson - Fruit Kebabs Fruit and Vegetables Practical lesson - Vegetable cous cous Food Miles Practical lesson - Apple crumble Carbohydrates Practical lesson - Pizza Toasts The Science of cooking Practical lesson - Fruit Flapjacks and Cheesy Scones
Year
8
Health and Safety recap, preventing food poisoning, using high risk foods and the 4 C's The Eatwell guide Part 2 Practical Lesson - Bolognese Sauce Protein Practical Lesson - Fish Goujons Dairy & Eggs Practical Lesson - Frittata and Macaroni Cheese Fats and Oils Practical Lesson - Cheese and Onion Triangles Adapting Recipes Practical Lesson - Homemade Pizza
Year
9
Health and Safety recap, Fod allergies and intolerances, preventing cross-contamination Food Choice, factors affecting food choice including culture, social, medical and economics. Practical Lesson - Scotch Egg British Cuisine Practical Lesson - Toad in the hole International Cuisine - Italian and Chinese Practical - Risotto and Stir Fry International Cuisine - Indian and American Practical Lesson - Spniach and Potato curry Consumer Awareness Practical Lesson - Gourmet Burgers

ICT

ICT KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term
1
Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 
Year
7
Introductory Unit - Passwords, emails, searching, copyright and plagiarism, computer systems and hardware. E Safety - Cyberbullying, digital footprint, social media, netiquette and reporting concerns. Spreadsheets - Basic functions and formulas, formatting and representing data. Cryptology and Flowol. Sequence and shapes. Block based programming on Scratch. Text based programming on Python.
Year
8
HTML - input, output and processing. Web Authoring in Dreamweaver. Text based programming - Python. Logic, binary and boolean. Animation in Fireworks. Spreadsheets - Advanced functions and formulas, formatting and representing data. Database flat files - interrogation, forms, multiple criteria queries, data types and mail merge.
Year
9
Photo editing in Photoshop. Coding and data representation. Database - relational Text based programming - Python. Searching and sorting. Integrated project planning. Including mind maps, gantt charts, system life cycles. Integrated project practical.

Music

Music KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term
1
Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2 
Year
7
The Elements of Music Rhythm and Drumming Performance Skills Performance Skills Instruments of the Orchestra Instruments of the Orchestra
Year
8
Musical Futures - Just Play Music Technology The Blues The Blues Film Music Film Music
Year
9
Songwriting Songwriting World Music - Salsa and Reggae World Music - Salsa and Reggae Music Technology Independent Project

 

RE

RE KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term
1
Spring Term 
2
Summer Term 1 Summer Term
2
Year
7

Introduction to world religions and rule systems

Religion and rites of passage

Holy books and festivals

Year
8

Prejudice and discrimination

Religion, War and Peace

Creation and the environment

Year
9

Religion, crime and punishment

Philosophy of religion - Does God exist?

Ethics and religion

PE

PE KS3 Curriculum Topics
  Autumn Term
1
Autumn Term
2
Spring Term
 1
Spring Term
2
Summer Term
1
Summer Term
Year 7 PE - Boys Rugby Basketball Handball Football Football, Gymnastics Netball
OAA
Netball
Handball
Rugby
Badminton
Badminton OAA Basketball Gymnastics Tennis
Cricket Rounders
Softball
Athletics
Cricket
  Warm ups and Cool Downs Skeletal Muscles Function of the skeleton and types of bones Name and locations of bones Types of Joints and Movements Structure and function of a joint
PE - Girls Netball, Gym/Dance Handball, Football Badminton Football Netball OAA

Basketball
Rugby
Badminton

OAA
Handball Basketball Gymnastics
Rounders Tennis
Cricket
Athletics
Cricket
Tennis
    Warm ups and Cool Downs Skeletal Muscles Function of the skeleton and types of bones Name and locations of bones Types of Joints and Movements Structure and function of a joint
Year 8 PE - Boys Rugby Basketball Fitness Lacrosse Football Rugby Basketball Fitness Lacrosse Football

Netball
Badminton Basketball
OAA
Gymnastics

Netball Badminton Basketball OAA Gymnastics Table Tennis Athletics Tennis
Cricket Softball

Athletics
Tennis
Cricket
Softball

  Immediate effect of exercise Muscular and Skeletal System Immediate effect of exercise CV and Respiratory system Heart Rates and Exercise Intensities Fitness components and application Fitness Tests Methods of Training
PE - Girls Netball Badminton Gymnastics Basketball OAA Table Tennis Gymnastics Football Badminton Netball
OAA Table Tennis
Basketball Rugby
Fitness Football Lacrosse
Rugby
Lacrosse
Rugby
Fitness
Athletics Rounders Basketball Rounders Badminton Tennis Tennis
Rounders Basketball Badminton
    Immediate effect of exercise Muscular and Skeletal System Immediate effect of exercise CV and Respiratory system Heart Rates and Exercise Intensities Fitness components and application Fitness Tests Methods of Training
Year 9 PE - Boys Football Table Tennis Badminton Netball Handball Rugby Basketball Netball Football Badminton Fitness Table Tennis Tennis
Cricket Rounders
Softball
Athletics
Tennis
  Principles of Training Thresholds of training Long term effect of exercise Muscular and Skeletal System Long term effect of exercise CV and Respiratory system Diet and Nutrition Effects of a poor diet
PE - Girls Netball Badminton Basketball Football Rugby Handball Fitness Rugby Football Basketball Handball
Table Tennis Fitness
Rounders Tennis Cricket Athletics
Cricket
Tennis
    Principles of Training Thresholds of training Long term effect of exercise Muscular and Skeletal System Long term effect of exercise CV and Respiratory system Diet and Nutrition Effects of a poor diet