Years 7 to 13

Course Information and Year 9 Options

In Year 9, students study the following courses :

ENGLISH - AQA

Students continue to prepare for their GSCEs in both English Language and English Literature. English Language enables students of all abilities to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods as well as to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures.

Spoken language (previously speaking and listening) will emphasises the importance of the wider benefits that speaking and listening skills have for students. The endorsed unit will draw on good practice to suggest how engaging formative tasks can lead to a single summative assessment.

English Literature is where students begin their study of Shakespeare, ‘An Inspector Calls’ J. B. Priestly, Poetry from a selection AQA 2017 Love and Relationships cluster and an unseen poetry section. 

 

BIOLOGY - EDEXCEL

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

CHEMISTRY - EDEXCEL

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 - EDEXCEL

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

YEAR 9 TECHNOLOGY ROTATION (CREATIVE SUBJECTS)

Resistant Materials: Basketball Game (wood project)

CAD/CAM : 2D Design Phone Holder

Food Technology: Advanced Culinary Skills

Art: Coastline Themed Project (mixed media)

Textiles : William Morris (silk painting)

Music: Music Industry and Composition

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