Years 7 to 13

Course Information

In Year 7, students study the following topics :

ENGLISH -

Writing: writing creatively, writing to express, own views, writing non-fiction, spelling, punctuation and grammar

Reading: a selection of poetry, a modern novel, a Shakespeare play, non-fiction, 

Speaking and listening: Debating, Presenting, Discussing 

SCIENCE - 

Cells, Forces, Sound, Light, Reproduction, Particles, Elements, Body Systems, Reactions, Acids and Alkalis, Space

HISTORY -

The Romans, Anglo-Saxon England, The Norman conquest, Life in the Middle Ages, The Crusades, Thomas Becket, King John, Black death, Edward I in Wales and Scotland, Wars of the Roses, Henry VII and the Break from Rome 

GEOGRAPHY - 

What is geography?, Map skills, The UK, Settlements, Rivers, Cold environments, Africa

FRENCH and SPANISH -

FRENCH: Talking about yourself and others, Talking about school life, Talking about free time and hobbies

SPANISH: Talking about yourself and others, Talking about school life, Talking about family

 

YEAR 7 TECHNOLOGY ROTATION (CREATIVE SUBJECTS)

Technical Drawing – Isometric and Orthographic Drawing Techniques

CAD/CAM : Laser Cut Key Rings

Food Technology : Healthy Eating

Art: Identity Project (portrait)

Textiles : Guatemalan Textiles (weaving)

Music: Orchestral Instruments and Elements of Music

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES -

All years follow the Kent Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education and the requirements of the Diocese of Canterbury.

Religion and My Community, Sikhism, Christian beliefs, Sources of Christian beliefs, Belonging to the Christian Faith, Judaism

ART -

The foundations of the BTEC Art courses that we offer are taught at KS3. During KS3 students are introduced to a variety of projects that will reinforce fundamental skills that will be needed to progress at a higher level. Projects introduce students to materials and techniques in order to build upon their level of skill from KS2. Projects introduce students to various artists and students are encouraged to identify and analyse their different approaches. Projects all end with a final piece, this combines a variety of skills learnt within the project and is their best outcome.

Past projects have included; `Kandinsky`, `Portrait project`, `Figure Drawing`, `Klimt`, `scary portrait project` and `issues`.

MUSIC -

Africa, Introduction to keyboard: notation, Instruments of the orchestra, Acoustic guitar, Musical elements, Musicals

COMPUTING -

Blogs and Scratch Coding, Further Scratch Coding, How the Internet works, Coding in HTLM, Digital Citizenship