Years 7 to 13

Course Information and Year 9 Options

In Year 9, students study the following courses :

BIOLOGY -

Key Biological Concepts, Cells and Control, Genetics, Natural Selection and Genetic Modification, Health, Disease and the development of medicine

CHEMISTRY -

States of Matter, Methods of separating and purifying substances, Atomic Structure, Periodic Table, Ionic Binding, Covalent Bonding, Types of Substance, Acids, Calculations involving mass, Electrolytic Substances

PHYSICS -

Motion, Forces and Motion, Conservation of energy, Waves, Light and the electromagnetic spectrum, Radioactivity, Forces doing work, Forces and their effects

HISTORY -

The Iron Age, Medicine through time, The American West, The Troubles in Ireland, The social changes of the 1960s, Germany 1890-1945

GEOGRAPHY -

Geographical skills, Natural hazards, Population and migration, Brazil, China, International development, Tourism

TECHNOLOGY -

In year 9, Technology becomes optional for students that wish to develop their skills and knowledge further in this field of education. The current KS4 options that are taught include Btec Level 2 in Engineering, Btec Level 2 in Hospitality and GCSE Engineering. 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES -

AQA GCSE Specification A – Full Course

Christianity - Beliefs, Islam – Beliefs, Christianity - Practices

CITIZENSHIP -

AQA Citizenship Studies GCSE – Full Course

Media, Rights and Responsibilities, UK and international organisations, Censorship, Law and legal systems in the UK, NGOs, Active Citizenship Project

BUSINESS -

Types of business support, Purposes of business support, Safe usage of office equipment, Setting up meetings, Performing meetings

COMPUTING -

Computer Hardware and Binary, How Characters, Sound and Images are stored, Programming with Python. Algorithms, Networking, Databases

 

Year 9 Options (chosen in year 9 and studied in year 10 & 11)

History
Geography
French
Product Design
Travel & Toursim
Sociology