Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 you will study many subjects such as Art, Design Technology, Geography and History, as well as core subjects such as Maths, English and Science.

To read more about the course information select our tabs below.

 

Subjects

Subject Information

Title: Art

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

“Me, myself and trees”

Colour theory

Media experimentation and skills

Personal identity & oracy

Spring Term

“Cupcake Heaven ”

Basic ceramic skills

Building & decorative techniques

Summer Term

“Cirucular Motion”

Collaborative work

Colour theory progression

Collage/painting

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

“Moody Portraits”

Colour theory progression

Mixed media graphics

Personal identity & oracy

Spring Term

“Icre Cream Dreams”

Card construction techniques

Craftmanship skills

Summer Term

“Bit by Bit”

Collaborative work

Composition/design

Oil pastel/collage

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

‘Words ‘N’ Me”

Peronal identity and culture

Oracy

Portraiture

Mixed media collage

Spring Term

“Tootie Fruitie”

Abstraction/stylization

Composition/design

Lino printing

Summer Term

“Testing Times”

Collaborative Work

Challenge

Colour theory progression

Painting

Subject Information

Title: Religious Education

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Sikhism

Christianity

Spring Term

Islam

Hinduism

Summer Term

Buddhism

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Christianity (OT – Creation and the covenants)

Islam (The life of the Prophet PBUH)

Spring Term

Christianity (The life of Jesus)

Summer Term

Judaism

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

What is crime and why do people commit?

What are the origins of evil?

Spring Term

What are the aims of punishment?

Is it easy to forgive?

Summer Term

What are the causes of war?

How can we achieve peace?

Subject Information

Title: Personal Development (incorporating lessons on citizenship, PHSE and RSE)

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

PHSE/RSE – Your health & feelings

Citizenship – Human Values – what is a community?

Spring Term

Citizenship – Liberties and freedom – why do we stereotype?

Citizenship – Law and the Justice System – what is justice?

Summer Term

PHSE/RSE – Healthy relationships, consent and wellbeing.

Citizenship – Global citizenship – should we all have a right to education?

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

PHSE/RSE – Healthy relationships, consent and wellbeing

Citizenship – Nuclear weapons – is peace achievable?

Spring Term

PHSE/RSE – Adolescence, feelings, stress & mental wellbeing

Citizenship – Managing my money – how can I handle my money

Summer Term

PHSE/RES – smoking, alcohol and drugs

Citizenship – Democracy and politics – how is Great Britain led?

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

PHSE/RSE – E-safety, rights & equality (protected characteristics, LGBTQA+, gender identity)

Citizenship – Hierarchy of the Courts – what is a fair trial?

Spring Term

PHSE/RSE – Social media, drugs and body image

Citizenship – Global issues – what global issues do we face as a Human Race?

Summer Term

PHSE/RES – Mental Health, self esteem, confidence, crime & gambling

Citizenship – Democracy and the Law – what is the purposeof the law?

Subject Information

Title: Design Technology

Work Covered In Year 7

Half Year 1

DT1

Design Technology and our world

Smart, modern & composite materials

Materials – Fabrics

Core DT

Drawing skills

Measuring

Fabrics & Fibres theory

Hand embroidery

Safe use of a sewing machine

Paper and board theory

One & Two perspective drawing

Adobe Illustratro CAD drawing

Half Year 2

DT2

Mechanical Components & Devices

Electronic systems

Materials – timbers & plastics

Food

Healthy eating & hygeine

Work covered in year 8

Half Year 1

DT1

Design Technology and our world

Smart, modern & composite materials

Materials –  Paper & Foam

Core DT

Colour theory & psychology

Shading, blending & rendering

Isometric drawing

Metals & Plastics theory

Stock forms

2D design CAD drawing

Exploded, Othographic & Scale drawing

Scales of production

Work covered in year 9

Half Year 2

DT2

Mechanical Components & Devices

Maths in DT

Materials – timbers & plastics

Food

Properties & uses of food

Half Year 1

DT1

Fabric based design and make project

Designing the built environment

What is the built environment?

Building regulations & listed buildings

Contrainsts on a building

Map reading & floor plans

Revit programme used to design a school building

Sustainability in the building industry

Building materials, modelling & evaluation

Half Year 2

DT2

Engineering based design and make project

Food

Multicultural foods

Subject Information

Title: English

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Dystopian Literature

The Novel

Spring Term

The Novel & Descriptive narrative writing.

Pre-twentieth century literature.

Summer Term

Admirable Nelson and The Industrial North – non-fiction reading and writing, with a focus on language devices.

Exploration, imagination and ambition in poetry

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

The class novel and responding to fiction extracts.

Creative writing – focus on descriptive/narrative and autobiographical writing.

Spring Term

Pre-20c. Prose.

Poetry

Summer Term

Shakespeare Play – Romeo & Juliet

Modern drama text, with some non-fiction linked to themes in the play.

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Pre-twentieth century prose and responses to modern prose.

Begin class novel.

Creative writing – focus on descriptive and narrative.

Spring Term

Shakespeare play

Summer Term

Non-fiction text analysis – persuasive, debating/arguing, based on famous speeches.

Non-fiction writing and revision of non-fiction texts.

Subject Information

Title: Geography

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Birth of the Earth

Would you locate your business in Nelson?

Spring Term

How long can Happisburgh hold on?

Nuclear Energy: the future?

Summer Term

A picnic site and Pendle Vale

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Should Qatar host the World Cup?

Spring Term

What is the future of megacities in Africa and Asia?

2015: Can Nepal ever recover?

Summer Term

What lurks in woods at Pendle Vale?

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Zimbabwe: LIC to NEE

Terrific Tectonics

Spring Term

Chaotic climate

Summer Term

Roaring Rivers

Subject Information

Title: History

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Introducing History & Historical skills

The Ancient Romans

Spring Term

1066 and the battle for the English Throne

Life in the Middle Ages

Summer Term

Britain under the Tudors & Stuarts

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Britain during the Industrial Revolution

African Slave Trade

Spring Term

Cause, events and consequences of World War One

Summer Term

World War 2 including the Holocaust and Hiroshima

The Post 1945 world

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Medicine in the Ancient World

Medicine in Britain 1066 to 1450

Spring Term

Medicine in Britain 1450 – 1900

Summer Term

Medicine in Britain 1900 to the present day

Subject Information

Title: ICT

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Creating web pages using HTML/E safety

Spring Term

Visual programming

Summer Term

How computers work

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Spreadsheets

Spring Term

Databases

Summer Term

Programming using Python

Work covered in year 9 - Taught over the year. May differ when taught

Autumn Term

E-Safety

Careers

Cyber Security

Databases

Fake news

Spring Term

Programming

Animated GIF

Web design

GDPR

Business computing

Summer Term

Social media

Understanding internet

Design principles

AI

VR

Subject Information

Title: Maths

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Number skills

Introducing Algebra concepts, including simplifying expressions

Area & Perimeter

Constructions

Probability Concepts

Work covered in year 8

Spring Term

Fractions, decimals & percentage

Solving equations & substitution

Angles

Negative numbers

Real life graphs

Summer Term

Rounding and estimation

Sequences & graphs

Fractions, decimals & percentage

Transformations

3D shapes

Data handling

Autumn Term

Negative numbers

Types of numbers

Manipulating Algebra

Constructions and loci

Pythagoras’ Theorem

Area, perimeter & volume

Probability

Fractions & Decimals

Spring Term

Rounding & estimation

Standard form

Solving equations

Angles

3D drawing

Data handling

Percentages

Summer Term

Ratio

Linear Graphs

Real life graphs

Rearranging formulae

Transformations

Two way tables and Venn diagrams

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Further number skills

Fractions & Percentages

Extending algebraic skills

Linear and quadratic graphs

Angles

Constructions

Area, Perimeter & Volume

Spring Term

Probability concepts

Standard form

Solving equations, including simultaneous equations

Inequalities

Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Data Handling

Summer Term

Surds

Ratio & Proportion

Using formulae

Sequences

Transformations

Loci

Congruence and similarity

Frequency trees & Venn diagrams

Subject Information

Title: MFL

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Greetings

Days, months & birthdays

Numbers 1-31

Alphabet

Phonics

Family

Jungle animals

Adjectives to Physical descriptions

Adjectives to describe personality

Comparatives & superlatives

Spring Term

Family – names, ages

Family pets

Physical descriptions – hair and eyes

Larger numbers

Birthdays

Favourite things

School subjects + opinions

Telling the time

Summer Term

Describing your house

Describing your bedroom

Dream house

Leisure – what you like to do

What you like to eat.

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Revision of Year 7 – Key questions

Phonics

Present tense verbs

Spring Term

Perfect tense

Near future tense

Summer Term

Combining 3 tenses

Conditional tense

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Health & Fitness

Body Parts

At the doctor’s

Healthy eating

Advice for healthy lifestyles

Dangers of smoking, alcohol & drugs

Spring Term

New Year’s resolutions – what are you going to do differently?

Options – School subjects + opinions

Why learn languages

Future plans

World of Work

Summer Term

Media & cinema

New technology

Subject Information

Title: Performing Arts

Work Covered In Year 7

Unit 7.1

Building Bricks

Vocal – singing games & songs

Instrumental – class percussion

Theory – Elements of music & sound

Listening – Rythmn games

Unit 7.2

Got Rhythm/Notation

Vocal – rhythmic chants & raps

Instrumental – class percussion & composition

Theory – Note values

Listening – Identifying 2, 3, and 4 time

Unit 7.3

Keyboard Skills

Vocal – introduction to keyboards

Instrumental – treble clef notation, sharps & flats, major & minor scales

Theory – Brahms & Beethoven

Listening – Rythmn games

Unit 7.4

Hooks & Riffs

Vocal – further development of singing styles & genres

Instrumental – Keyboard work

Theory – Key words, treble & bass clef

Listening – Popular & classical examples

Unit 7.5

Folk Music British Isles

Vocal – continuation of singing

Instrumental – keyboard work

Theory – song strucuture

Listening – Instrument recognition

Work covered in year 8

Unit 8.1

Hooks & Riffs

Vocal – further development of singing styles

Instrumental – Keyboard work

Theory – Key words

Listening – popular and classical examples

Unit 8.2

Folk Music British Isles

Vocal – continuation of singing

Instrumental – keyboard work

Theory – song strucuture

Listening – Instrument recognition

Unit 8.3

Caribbean – Reggae & Calypso

Vocal – music in the caribbean, reggae songs, calypso

Instrumental – Keyboard work

Theory – Song structure

Listening – Instrument recognition

Unit 8.4

Rock & Roll

Vocal – Rock & Roll songs

Instrumental – Keyboard work

Theory – Chords & triads

Listening – Lyrics & music from 1950’s

Unit 8.5

All That Jazz

Vocal – continuation of vocal harmony

Instrumental – keyboard work

Theory – Improvisations, syncopation

Listening – selection of jazz & blues music

Work covered in year 9

Unit 9.1

Caribbean – Reggae & Calypso

Vocal – music in the caribbean, reggae songs, calypso

Instrumental – Keyboard work

Theory – Song structure

Listening – Instrument recognition

Unit 9.2

Musicals and Opera

Vocal – songs from the musicals

Instrumental – performance of ‘All That Jazz’

Theory – Style & Genre

Listening – Songs from musicals, bass lines, chords instruments

Unit 9.3

Sound Tracks

Vocal – Adding songs from films to repertoire

Instrumental – Keyboard/percussion/guitar performances

Theory – Fanfare, concords, discards

Listening – Fanfares, film themes

Unit 9.4

Computer & Video game music

Vocal – Continuation of previous singing genres

Instrumental – Keyboard/percussion/guitar performance

Theory – Melodic Movement

Listening – Various computer & video game motifs

Unit 9.5

Popular Music/cover versions & The Beatles

Vocal – various brit pop 1960-present

Instrumental – keyboard, guitar, vocal, drum kit

Theory – Hooks & riffs, brigdge, intro/outro

Listening – Hooks & riffs. Pop Songs for occasions

Subject Information

Title: Performing Arts

Work Covered In Year 7 - Not currently studied

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

The Body

Learn the basic skills needed to devise drama by solving a murder mystery.

Styles of Drama

Consolidate devising skills by exploring a variety of styles.

Spring Term

Boal and Brecht   – Theatre Styles

Forum Theatre, Image Theatre and Epic Theatre

Verbatim Theatre

Exploring how theatre can be created using the real dialogue of real people in real situations.

Summer Term

Noughts and Crosses

Engage with a drama text, understanding and responding to the main issues.

Use skills to convey themes, ideas, create settings, moods and characters.

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

DNA

Study the play’s, style, genre and design

Develop skills and techniques in rehearsal and performance

Spring Term

Physical Theatre and Frantic Assembly

Using physical theatre to develop stories and meaning.

Stanislavsky and Naturalism

Explore how Stanislavski’s techniques have shaped the world of acting.

Summer Term

Theatre of the Absurd

Using drama skills to explore the human condition.

Sweeney Todd

Use melodrama skills to create practical work based around the story.

Subject Information

Title: Physical Education

At KS3 students have 2 lessons of PE each week where they work on developing their knowledge, fitness, skills, team work and leadership. Students are taught and encouraged to self assess their own progress by regularly updating their ‘My Personal Best” score in their planner

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Netball

Football

Rugby

Hockey

Gymnastics

Basketball

Fitness

Spring Term

Fitness

Basketball

Gymnastics

Dance

Hockey

Table Tennis

Summer Term

Cricket

Athletics

Tennis

Rounders

Softball

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Football

Rugby

Table Tennis

Netball

Gymnastics

Hockey

Basketball

Fitness

Spring Term

Fitness

Gymnastics

Basketball

Dance

Hockey

Table Tennis

Football

Summer Term

Cricket

Athletics

Rounders

Tennis

Softball

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Football

Rugby

Table Tennis

Netball

Fitness

Gymnastics

Basketball

Hockey

Spring Term

Fitness

Basketball

Table Tennis

Hockey

Gymnastics

Dance

Football

Fitness

Summer Term

Cricket

Athletics

Tennis

Softball

Rounders

Subject Information

Title: Science

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Introduction to Science

Interdependence & variation

Body Systems & Cells

Voltage & resistance & current

Spring Term

Particle model & separating mixtures

Energy costs & energy transfer

Summer Term

Reproduction

Metals and Non-Metals & Acids and Alkalis

Speed, Gravity & The Universe

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Periodic Table and Elements

Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Breathing & Digestion

Sound waves and light waves

Spring Term

Chemical Energy & Types of Reactions

Respiration & Photosynthesis

Contact Forces & pressures

Summer Term

Climate & Earth Resources

Evolution & Inheritance

Work & Heating & Cooling

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Particle Model of Matter

Atomic Structure

Cell Biology & Infection response

Spring Term

Cell biology & infection response

Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

Bonding Structure and the Properties of Matter

Summer Term

Bioenergetics

Art

Subject Information

Title: Art

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

“Me, myself and trees”

Colour theory

Media experimentation and skills

Personal identity & oracy

Spring Term

“Cupcake Heaven ”

Basic ceramic skills

Building & decorative techniques

Summer Term

“Cirucular Motion”

Collaborative work

Colour theory progression

Collage/painting

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

“Moody Portraits”

Colour theory progression

Mixed media graphics

Personal identity & oracy

Spring Term

“Icre Cream Dreams”

Card construction techniques

Craftmanship skills

Summer Term

“Bit by Bit”

Collaborative work

Composition/design

Oil pastel/collage

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

‘Words ‘N’ Me”

Peronal identity and culture

Oracy

Portraiture

Mixed media collage

Spring Term

“Tootie Fruitie”

Abstraction/stylization

Composition/design

Lino printing

Summer Term

“Testing Times”

Collaborative Work

Challenge

Colour theory progression

Painting

Religious Education

Subject Information

Title: Religious Education

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Sikhism

Christianity

Spring Term

Islam

Hinduism

Summer Term

Buddhism

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Christianity (OT – Creation and the covenants)

Islam (The life of the Prophet PBUH)

Spring Term

Christianity (The life of Jesus)

Summer Term

Judaism

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

What is crime and why do people commit?

What are the origins of evil?

Spring Term

What are the aims of punishment?

Is it easy to forgive?

Summer Term

What are the causes of war?

How can we achieve peace?

Personal Development

Subject Information

Title: Personal Development (incorporating lessons on citizenship, PHSE and RSE)

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

PHSE/RSE – Your health & feelings

Citizenship – Human Values – what is a community?

Spring Term

Citizenship – Liberties and freedom – why do we stereotype?

Citizenship – Law and the Justice System – what is justice?

Summer Term

PHSE/RSE – Healthy relationships, consent and wellbeing.

Citizenship – Global citizenship – should we all have a right to education?

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

PHSE/RSE – Healthy relationships, consent and wellbeing

Citizenship – Nuclear weapons – is peace achievable?

Spring Term

PHSE/RSE – Adolescence, feelings, stress & mental wellbeing

Citizenship – Managing my money – how can I handle my money

Summer Term

PHSE/RES – smoking, alcohol and drugs

Citizenship – Democracy and politics – how is Great Britain led?

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

PHSE/RSE – E-safety, rights & equality (protected characteristics, LGBTQA+, gender identity)

Citizenship – Hierarchy of the Courts – what is a fair trial?

Spring Term

PHSE/RSE – Social media, drugs and body image

Citizenship – Global issues – what global issues do we face as a Human Race?

Summer Term

PHSE/RES – Mental Health, self esteem, confidence, crime & gambling

Citizenship – Democracy and the Law – what is the purposeof the law?

Design Technology

Subject Information

Title: Design Technology

Work Covered In Year 7

Half Year 1

DT1

Design Technology and our world

Smart, modern & composite materials

Materials – Fabrics

Core DT

Drawing skills

Measuring

Fabrics & Fibres theory

Hand embroidery

Safe use of a sewing machine

Paper and board theory

One & Two perspective drawing

Adobe Illustratro CAD drawing

Half Year 2

DT2

Mechanical Components & Devices

Electronic systems

Materials – timbers & plastics

Food

Healthy eating & hygeine

Work covered in year 8

Half Year 1

DT1

Design Technology and our world

Smart, modern & composite materials

Materials –  Paper & Foam

Core DT

Colour theory & psychology

Shading, blending & rendering

Isometric drawing

Metals & Plastics theory

Stock forms

2D design CAD drawing

Exploded, Othographic & Scale drawing

Scales of production

Work covered in year 9

Half Year 2

DT2

Mechanical Components & Devices

Maths in DT

Materials – timbers & plastics

Food

Properties & uses of food

Half Year 1

DT1

Fabric based design and make project

Designing the built environment

What is the built environment?

Building regulations & listed buildings

Contrainsts on a building

Map reading & floor plans

Revit programme used to design a school building

Sustainability in the building industry

Building materials, modelling & evaluation

Half Year 2

DT2

Engineering based design and make project

Food

Multicultural foods

English

Subject Information

Title: English

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Dystopian Literature

The Novel

Spring Term

The Novel & Descriptive narrative writing.

Pre-twentieth century literature.

Summer Term

Admirable Nelson and The Industrial North – non-fiction reading and writing, with a focus on language devices.

Exploration, imagination and ambition in poetry

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

The class novel and responding to fiction extracts.

Creative writing – focus on descriptive/narrative and autobiographical writing.

Spring Term

Pre-20c. Prose.

Poetry

Summer Term

Shakespeare Play – Romeo & Juliet

Modern drama text, with some non-fiction linked to themes in the play.

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Pre-twentieth century prose and responses to modern prose.

Begin class novel.

Creative writing – focus on descriptive and narrative.

Spring Term

Shakespeare play

Summer Term

Non-fiction text analysis – persuasive, debating/arguing, based on famous speeches.

Non-fiction writing and revision of non-fiction texts.

Geography

Subject Information

Title: Geography

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Birth of the Earth

Would you locate your business in Nelson?

Spring Term

How long can Happisburgh hold on?

Nuclear Energy: the future?

Summer Term

A picnic site and Pendle Vale

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Should Qatar host the World Cup?

Spring Term

What is the future of megacities in Africa and Asia?

2015: Can Nepal ever recover?

Summer Term

What lurks in woods at Pendle Vale?

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Zimbabwe: LIC to NEE

Terrific Tectonics

Spring Term

Chaotic climate

Summer Term

Roaring Rivers

History

Subject Information

Title: History

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Introducing History & Historical skills

The Ancient Romans

Spring Term

1066 and the battle for the English Throne

Life in the Middle Ages

Summer Term

Britain under the Tudors & Stuarts

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Britain during the Industrial Revolution

African Slave Trade

Spring Term

Cause, events and consequences of World War One

Summer Term

World War 2 including the Holocaust and Hiroshima

The Post 1945 world

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Medicine in the Ancient World

Medicine in Britain 1066 to 1450

Spring Term

Medicine in Britain 1450 – 1900

Summer Term

Medicine in Britain 1900 to the present day

ICT

Subject Information

Title: ICT

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Creating web pages using HTML/E safety

Spring Term

Visual programming

Summer Term

How computers work

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Spreadsheets

Spring Term

Databases

Summer Term

Programming using Python

Work covered in year 9 - Taught over the year. May differ when taught

Autumn Term

E-Safety

Careers

Cyber Security

Databases

Fake news

Spring Term

Programming

Animated GIF

Web design

GDPR

Business computing

Summer Term

Social media

Understanding internet

Design principles

AI

VR

Maths

Subject Information

Title: Maths

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Number skills

Introducing Algebra concepts, including simplifying expressions

Area & Perimeter

Constructions

Probability Concepts

Work covered in year 8

Spring Term

Fractions, decimals & percentage

Solving equations & substitution

Angles

Negative numbers

Real life graphs

Summer Term

Rounding and estimation

Sequences & graphs

Fractions, decimals & percentage

Transformations

3D shapes

Data handling

Autumn Term

Negative numbers

Types of numbers

Manipulating Algebra

Constructions and loci

Pythagoras’ Theorem

Area, perimeter & volume

Probability

Fractions & Decimals

Spring Term

Rounding & estimation

Standard form

Solving equations

Angles

3D drawing

Data handling

Percentages

Summer Term

Ratio

Linear Graphs

Real life graphs

Rearranging formulae

Transformations

Two way tables and Venn diagrams

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Further number skills

Fractions & Percentages

Extending algebraic skills

Linear and quadratic graphs

Angles

Constructions

Area, Perimeter & Volume

Spring Term

Probability concepts

Standard form

Solving equations, including simultaneous equations

Inequalities

Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Data Handling

Summer Term

Surds

Ratio & Proportion

Using formulae

Sequences

Transformations

Loci

Congruence and similarity

Frequency trees & Venn diagrams

MFL

Subject Information

Title: MFL

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Greetings

Days, months & birthdays

Numbers 1-31

Alphabet

Phonics

Family

Jungle animals

Adjectives to Physical descriptions

Adjectives to describe personality

Comparatives & superlatives

Spring Term

Family – names, ages

Family pets

Physical descriptions – hair and eyes

Larger numbers

Birthdays

Favourite things

School subjects + opinions

Telling the time

Summer Term

Describing your house

Describing your bedroom

Dream house

Leisure – what you like to do

What you like to eat.

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Revision of Year 7 – Key questions

Phonics

Present tense verbs

Spring Term

Perfect tense

Near future tense

Summer Term

Combining 3 tenses

Conditional tense

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Health & Fitness

Body Parts

At the doctor’s

Healthy eating

Advice for healthy lifestyles

Dangers of smoking, alcohol & drugs

Spring Term

New Year’s resolutions – what are you going to do differently?

Options – School subjects + opinions

Why learn languages

Future plans

World of Work

Summer Term

Media & cinema

New technology

Music

Subject Information

Title: Performing Arts

Work Covered In Year 7

Unit 7.1

Building Bricks

Vocal – singing games & songs

Instrumental – class percussion

Theory – Elements of music & sound

Listening – Rythmn games

Unit 7.2

Got Rhythm/Notation

Vocal – rhythmic chants & raps

Instrumental – class percussion & composition

Theory – Note values

Listening – Identifying 2, 3, and 4 time

Unit 7.3

Keyboard Skills

Vocal – introduction to keyboards

Instrumental – treble clef notation, sharps & flats, major & minor scales

Theory – Brahms & Beethoven

Listening – Rythmn games

Unit 7.4

Hooks & Riffs

Vocal – further development of singing styles & genres

Instrumental – Keyboard work

Theory – Key words, treble & bass clef

Listening – Popular & classical examples

Unit 7.5

Folk Music British Isles

Vocal – continuation of singing

Instrumental – keyboard work

Theory – song strucuture

Listening – Instrument recognition

Work covered in year 8

Unit 8.1

Hooks & Riffs

Vocal – further development of singing styles

Instrumental – Keyboard work

Theory – Key words

Listening – popular and classical examples

Unit 8.2

Folk Music British Isles

Vocal – continuation of singing

Instrumental – keyboard work

Theory – song strucuture

Listening – Instrument recognition

Unit 8.3

Caribbean – Reggae & Calypso

Vocal – music in the caribbean, reggae songs, calypso

Instrumental – Keyboard work

Theory – Song structure

Listening – Instrument recognition

Unit 8.4

Rock & Roll

Vocal – Rock & Roll songs

Instrumental – Keyboard work

Theory – Chords & triads

Listening – Lyrics & music from 1950’s

Unit 8.5

All That Jazz

Vocal – continuation of vocal harmony

Instrumental – keyboard work

Theory – Improvisations, syncopation

Listening – selection of jazz & blues music

Work covered in year 9

Unit 9.1

Caribbean – Reggae & Calypso

Vocal – music in the caribbean, reggae songs, calypso

Instrumental – Keyboard work

Theory – Song structure

Listening – Instrument recognition

Unit 9.2

Musicals and Opera

Vocal – songs from the musicals

Instrumental – performance of ‘All That Jazz’

Theory – Style & Genre

Listening – Songs from musicals, bass lines, chords instruments

Unit 9.3

Sound Tracks

Vocal – Adding songs from films to repertoire

Instrumental – Keyboard/percussion/guitar performances

Theory – Fanfare, concords, discards

Listening – Fanfares, film themes

Unit 9.4

Computer & Video game music

Vocal – Continuation of previous singing genres

Instrumental – Keyboard/percussion/guitar performance

Theory – Melodic Movement

Listening – Various computer & video game motifs

Unit 9.5

Popular Music/cover versions & The Beatles

Vocal – various brit pop 1960-present

Instrumental – keyboard, guitar, vocal, drum kit

Theory – Hooks & riffs, brigdge, intro/outro

Listening – Hooks & riffs. Pop Songs for occasions

Performing Arts

Subject Information

Title: Performing Arts

Work Covered In Year 7 - Not currently studied

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

The Body

Learn the basic skills needed to devise drama by solving a murder mystery.

Styles of Drama

Consolidate devising skills by exploring a variety of styles.

Spring Term

Boal and Brecht   – Theatre Styles

Forum Theatre, Image Theatre and Epic Theatre

Verbatim Theatre

Exploring how theatre can be created using the real dialogue of real people in real situations.

Summer Term

Noughts and Crosses

Engage with a drama text, understanding and responding to the main issues.

Use skills to convey themes, ideas, create settings, moods and characters.

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

DNA

Study the play’s, style, genre and design

Develop skills and techniques in rehearsal and performance

Spring Term

Physical Theatre and Frantic Assembly

Using physical theatre to develop stories and meaning.

Stanislavsky and Naturalism

Explore how Stanislavski’s techniques have shaped the world of acting.

Summer Term

Theatre of the Absurd

Using drama skills to explore the human condition.

Sweeney Todd

Use melodrama skills to create practical work based around the story.

Physical Education

Subject Information

Title: Physical Education

At KS3 students have 2 lessons of PE each week where they work on developing their knowledge, fitness, skills, team work and leadership. Students are taught and encouraged to self assess their own progress by regularly updating their ‘My Personal Best” score in their planner

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Netball

Football

Rugby

Hockey

Gymnastics

Basketball

Fitness

Spring Term

Fitness

Basketball

Gymnastics

Dance

Hockey

Table Tennis

Summer Term

Cricket

Athletics

Tennis

Rounders

Softball

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Football

Rugby

Table Tennis

Netball

Gymnastics

Hockey

Basketball

Fitness

Spring Term

Fitness

Gymnastics

Basketball

Dance

Hockey

Table Tennis

Football

Summer Term

Cricket

Athletics

Rounders

Tennis

Softball

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Football

Rugby

Table Tennis

Netball

Fitness

Gymnastics

Basketball

Hockey

Spring Term

Fitness

Basketball

Table Tennis

Hockey

Gymnastics

Dance

Football

Fitness

Summer Term

Cricket

Athletics

Tennis

Softball

Rounders

Science

Subject Information

Title: Science

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Introduction to Science

Interdependence & variation

Body Systems & Cells

Voltage & resistance & current

Spring Term

Particle model & separating mixtures

Energy costs & energy transfer

Summer Term

Reproduction

Metals and Non-Metals & Acids and Alkalis

Speed, Gravity & The Universe

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Periodic Table and Elements

Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Breathing & Digestion

Sound waves and light waves

Spring Term

Chemical Energy & Types of Reactions

Respiration & Photosynthesis

Contact Forces & pressures

Summer Term

Climate & Earth Resources

Evolution & Inheritance

Work & Heating & Cooling

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Particle Model of Matter

Atomic Structure

Cell Biology & Infection response

Spring Term

Cell biology & infection response

Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

Bonding Structure and the Properties of Matter

Summer Term

Bioenergetics

Attendance Contact

If your child is going to be absent from school today or for the forseeable future then please contact us on 01282 682252 or email us at attendance@pendlevale.lancs.sch.uk

Attendance Contact

If your child is going to be absent from school today or for the forseeable future then please contact us on 01282 682252 or email us at attendance@pendlevale.lancs.sch.uk