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Year 11 Curriculum

Subject Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
English (Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSE) In term 1, Year 11 IGCSE students will read and analyse a range of poems from the Edexcel Poetry Anthology. In doing so, they will evaluate how language, form and structure can contribute to the meaning and viewpoint of a poem. The students will also focus on two literary texts: Of Mice and Men and either An Inspector Calls or Romeo and Juliet. Assessment will be in the form of exam-style responses throughout the term and specific students will sit their GCSE English Literature examination in 2015. In term 2, Year 11 students will focus on a range of reading and writing tasks for their GCSE English Language examination. This will include a range of reading skills such as summarising, inference and deduction and language analysis; writing skills include punctuation, spelling and writing for a specific audience and purpose. They will also complete three speaking and listening tasks and three written coursework tasks which will contribute to their overall GCSE grade In term 3, Year 11 students will continue with revision and preparation for their GCSE English Language and English Literature examinations
English (WJEC) In term 1, Year 11 WJEC students will explore two literary texts: An Inspector Calls and Heroes for the English Literature Unit 2 examination. They will research the contextual backgrounds, understand the narratives, analyse characters, investigate language and explore themes. There will also be opportunities to develop understanding of the texts through drama activities. Assessment will be in the form of exam-style responses at the end of the unit. Other students will also focus on controlled assessments in spoken language study and descriptive writing, both of which will contribute to their overall GCSE grade. In term 2, Year 11 students will read, analyse and compare a range of poems in preparation for the English Literature Unit 1 examination. In doing so, they will evaluate how language, form and structure can contribute to the meaning and viewpoint of a poem. They will also practise how to answer examination questions and analyse a range of exemplar answers. In preparation for their GCSE English Language examination, they will focus on reading and writing skills. For the reading paper, they will summarise the argument of a text, make inferences, analyse the effects of language and compare the viewpoints of a text. For the writing paper, they will use accurate spelling and punctuation and write for a specific audience and purpose. In term 3, Year 11 students will continue with revision and preparation for their GCSE English Language and English Literature examinations
Maths FOUNDATION
Algebra 7 (Trial and Improvement)
Geometry and Measures 9 (Pythagoras’ Theorem)
Geometry and Measures 10 (Measures)
Geometry and Measures 11 (Real-life graphs)
Geometry and Measures 12 (Constructions)
Geometry and Measures 13 (Loci)
Algebra 8 (Algebraic Proof)

HIGHER
Geometry and Measures 6 (Similarity and congruence)
Algebra 8 (Formulae)
Algebra 9 (Trial and improvement)
Algebra 10 (Sequences)
Number 8 (Ratio and Proportion)
Geometry and Measures 7 (Constructions)
Geometry and Measures 8 (Loci)
Geometry and Measures 9 (Measures)
Geometry and Measures 10 (Real-life graphs)
Geometry and Measures 11 (Pythagoras’ Theorem)
Geometry and Measures 12 (Trigonometry)
Geometry and Measures 13 (Properties of circles)
Algebra 11 (Other Functions)
FOUNDATION

Time left over for revision/recap of topics

Note: This will vary on teaching group

HIGHER

Algebra 12 (Transforming functions)
Geometry and Measures 14 (Vectors)
Algebra 13 (Algebraic Proof)

Time left over for revision/recap of topics

Note: This will vary on teaching group
FOUNDATION

Time left over for revision/recap of topics

Exam paper completion in lessons and for homework.

Note: This will vary on teaching group

HIGHER

Examination period
Science Core/Additional students

B5 - Simple Inheritance in Plants and Animals.
Includes cell division and growth, stem cells and DNA.
C3 – How Much?
Includes atomic mass, yield and reversible reactions.
P5 – Mains Electricity.
Includes direct and alternating current, fuses and potential difference.

Isa preparation

Separate Science

B1-6 Isa
C1-5 Isa
P1-7 Isa
B6 – Old and New Species.
Includes the origins of life and extinction.
C1-5 P6 – Radioactivity.
Includes alpha, beta, gamma radiations and their uses.
P7 – Energy From The Nucleus.
Includes nuclear fusion, nuclear fission and the lifecycle of stars.

Revision/exam technique

Separate Science
Further Science
B1 – Exchange of Materials.
Includes osmosis, transpiration and artificial breathing aids.
B2 – Transporting Materials.
Includes the circulatory system and transport in plants.
B3 – Keeping Internal Conditions Constant.
Includes thermoregulation, dialysis and diabetes.
B4 – How Humans Can Effect The Environment.
Includes pollution, deforestation and biofuels.
Revision/exam technique

Separate Science
Revision/exam technique
Core Physical Education YEAR 11 CORE
At the start of Year 11 students are given the opportunity to again choose their learning pathway. They can continue with the pathway they choose in Year 10 or move onto a different one.

1)Traditional Team games (with a keen emphasis on developing the student’s leadership and organisational skills)
2) Health and Fitness (students may be to attend off site facilities) E.g. Fitness suites.
3) Leadership and Coaching (students are given the opportunity to gain a recognised leadership qualification).

YEAR 11 GCSE
Students will learn about the relationship between a healthy active lifestyle and the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

YEAR 11 BTEC
Students will study the unit Injury and the Sports Performer.
YEAR 11 CORE
Students continue along their chosen pathway of learning.

YEAR 11 GCSE
Students will learn about the relationship between a healthy active lifestyle and the muscular and skeletal systems.

YEAR 11 BTEC
Students will complete the unit Injury and the Sports Performer and will begin to study the unit Running a Sports Event.
YEAR 11 CORE
Students continue along their chosen pathway of learning.

YEAR 11 GCSE
Students will spend time revisiting topics and preparing for their examination.

YEAR 11 BTEC
Students will complete the unit Running a Sports Event.
Core Religious Education 2 full days during the year experiencing important topics in Religion, morals and ethics
Spanish Students will study how to speak, write and understand spoken language in the topics of School, Work and Future Plans. Students will study how to speak, write and understand spoken language in the topics of Health; Town and Region; and Environment Exam Prep. / Revision
Geography Controlled Assessment
Controlled assessment Contributing 25% towards their final grade, Year 11 students complete a Geographical investigation. They will collect their own primary data, analyse and write up their results and findings and submit a 2000 word report.
Water on the land
Water on the land The third and final physical topic looks at how rivers shape the land as well as the causes and effects of flooding both nationally and internationally. Students also look at water supply in the UK and the risk of future water shortages. Homework tasks continue to be in the form of past exam questions.
Tourism
Students study the reasons behind the growth of the tourist industry, the range of tourist destinations and the impacts (both positive & negative) of tourism on people and places. As with all of the previous topics, students cover a number of case studies.
History This unit explores the development of the Roaring 20s and the events which led to the Wall St Crash in 1929. The module will end with an overview of the Great Depression and recovery in the USA. The focus is on extended writing. Controlled Assessment.
This is two pieces of source based analysis which together are worth 25% of the overall GCSE. The topic is the British people in war.
The Vietnam Conflict.
Exam skills will be reviewed and much of this term will be focused on revision.
Religious Studies Students will explore the topic of The Environment focusing on learning key religious terminology, key concepts including pollution and medical ethics.

Students will also explore the module of Peace and Conflict including topics such as Bullying, reasons for War and Forgiveness.

Both modules will be examined from a non-religious point of view, a Christian viewpoint and a Jewish perspective.
Students will explore the topic of Crime and Punishment focusing on learning key religious terminology, key concepts including reasons for Crime, reasons for punishment including capital punishment, drugs and alcohol.

Both modules will be examined from a non-religious point of view, a Christian viewpoint and a Jewish perspective.

Students will be completing additional past papers and revision sessions.
Students will complete their full external examinations.
Design Technology: Electronics Design a case to house the PCB and solve the initial design situation identified.
Produce a CAD/CAM net for the case.
Produce a card prototype for the case.
Amend the CAD design as required.
Cut out final case on laser cutter and construct case.
Photograph and evaluate final product.
Complete any unfinished sections of the E-Portfolio.
Recap subject knowledge and practice past exam papers in prep for final exam.
 
Design Technology: Food Continuation of controlled assessment:
  • Initial design ideas
  • Practical work: 6 design ideas that show high level of skill
  • Evaluation of ideas
  • Developmental work focusing on ingredients/flavours etc.
  • Evaluation of developmental work
Continuation of practical and coursework.

Further work on techniques, industrial and production practices and final evaluation.

Final practical under exam conditions will take place in February.

All coursework must be submitted by end of February.

From March 1st students will be given the theme for the first part of the GCSE exam from AQA. Preparation for this will commence in class as will revision.
 
Design Technology: Graphics Controlled assessment task
Design and development of products:
  • creation of a fully detailed and justifed product/manufactured specification
  • creation of product ideas by sketching
  • development of chosen ideas by sketching
  • development of ideas by modelling, CAD and the use of 3D prototypes
  • a clear indication of the students proposed final outcome – surface development, orthographic working drawing, etc
  • a plan of manufacture

Preparation for mock examination:
  • use of the pre-release sheets in preparation for Section A - the design question
  • consolidation, revision and practice of designing techniques
  • revision and application of examination language and design terms
  • revision and application of theoretical knowledge

Controlled assessment task
  • Manufacture of product
Controlled assessment task
Complete manufacture of product

Testing and evaluation:
  • client testing
  • summative evaluation against the specification
  • responding to comments of others
  • modifications for industry

Preparation for final examination:  
Use of the pre-release sheet to prepare for Section A of the examination paper:
  • designing techniques
  • sketching, drawing, application of colour, rendering
  • exploration of the design context
Preparation for final examination:
Preparation for Section B of the examination paper, whole specification:
  • revision of theoretical requirements of the specification
  • practice questions, timed tests
  • examination language, examination techniques, technical terms
Design Technology: Resistant Materials Pupils start the practical element of their coursework which is hard to describe as each pupil is doing a project they have designed and researched. We also dedicate one lesson a week to exam techniques Finalising of practical and folio element of coursework ending with a final evaluation. All coursework must be submitted by end of February. From March 1st students will be given the theme for the first part of the GCSE exam from AQA. Preparation for this will commence in class as will revision.  
Design Technology: Textiles
  • Fabric finishes theory.
  • Continuation of coursework including coloured ideas.
  • Students use class notes and Rainford Connect to help with coursework.
  • Fabric experiments, seam and hem samples to present in coursework.
  • Samples of decorative and
  • Continuation of practical and coursework.
  • Further work on techniques, industrial and production practices and final evaluation.
  • All coursework must be submitted by end of February.
  • From March 1st students will be given the theme for the first part of the GCSE exam from AQA.
  • Preparation for this will commence in class as will revision.
Revision
Art & Design: Fine Art, Photography and 3D Studies Continue with portfolios from YR10, extending skills and techniques, ensuring a wide range of evidence is available in processes and final outcomes. Exam starting points issued. Students develop ideas and intentions for their exam preparation using previous experience gained through Autumn term leading to sitting exam March/April. Review and revisit portfolios to ensure no gaps or omissions evident after consultation with Assessment Objectives.
Music Composing
Free composition – demonstrating use of melody harmony texture structure and dynamics fully scored and recorded by December.

Listening
Developing an understanding of harmony, texture, dynamics, instrumentation, cadences – links to past exam questions.

Performance
practice and finalisation of solo performance recording to be done by December for mock exams
Composing
Popular music composition– demonstrating use of melody harmony texture structure and dynamics linking to specific elements of popular music fully scored and recorded by March.

Listening
Developing an understanding of harmony, texture, dynamics, instrumentation, cadences – links to past exam questions.

Performance
Practice and finalisation of ensemble performance recording to be done by March.
Composing /appraisal
Finishing off of 2 compositions preparation for appraisal exam looking at specific links in compositions to musical strands.

Listening
Exam strategy and practice.

Performance
Re- record any solos /ensembles which are below standard.
Drama Theatre in Education project. Workshops on topics, improvisation and Devising workshops. Rehearsing, Shaping, scripting work and researching topics for primary audience. Performing work for assessment Theatre in Education Unit developments and final examination performances. Technical units coursework folders. Written paper preparation Exam performances for Moderation. Written paper preparation. Revisiting any units new challenges.
Business Education Growing as a Business – Unit 2
Focussing on the larger business, LTD’s and PLC’s.
Growing as a Business – Unit 2
Globalisation
Revision
Sociology Start Unit 2
Crime and deviance
Mass media
Revision of Unit 2
(by now students have been reviewed several times and provided with an action plan if they are below target. Tuesday lunchtime revision sessions) Students start the last unit – Social Inequality
Finish off Mass media and mock exams take place for Unit 2 and Unit 1.
Health & Social Care - Cambridge National RO25: Life stages (Coursework);
Stages of development, the aging process, medical conditions and support plan.
Make a start on RO31: First Aid Procedures (Coursework) due to the close deadlines.
RO31: First Aid Procedures (Coursework);
Assessing accident scenes, treating injuries and applying first aid procedures. Both coursework pieces MUST be completed by BEGINNING OF MARCH.
All coursework by this point should have been completed and marks sent to the board. The moderator will arrange a date to come and view the coursework.