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    Curriculum Intent

    Year Group

  • Year 7

    In this section you will find the topics covered in the various subjects studied by Year 7 pupils for the academic year 2019/2020.

    For further information on our curriculum please contact our Deputy Head, Miss F Lealman, on flealman@fairfieldhighschool.co.uk 

    English

    • Autobiography (A Scheme of Learning based on autobiographical and narrative writing)
    • War Poetry
    • ​Introduction to 19th Century Fiction
    • Introduction to Shakespeare
    • Charity (A Scheme of Learning based on non-fiction writing)
    • Modern Fiction

    Mathematics

    • The Four Operations
    • Place Value
    • Rounding and Estimation
    • Written Methods
    • Measures, Perimeters and Area
    • Properties of Numbers
    • Negative Numbers
    • Factors and Multiples
    • Using a Calculator
    • Volume and Surface Area
    • Expressions and Formulae
    • Fractions
    • Decimals and Percentages
    • Angles
    • Equations and Inequalities
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • Circles

    Science

    • Living Systems
    • Particles
    • Forces
    • Reproduction and Growth
    • Elements, Mixtures and Compounds
    • Acids and Alkalis​
    • Diet and Health​​
    • ​Space
    • Energy

    Religious Studies

    • The Island:
    • Introduction to RS
    • Birth Customs
    • Codes for Living
    • Sources of Authority
    • Festivals
    • ​Denominations

    History

    • History Skills Unit
    • Local History on the Moravian Settlement and Multicultural Britain
    • The Middle Ages 1066-1500
    • ​Tudors 1500-1603 (Henry VIII and Religious Changes)

    Geography

    • The Disaster World - Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
    • ​World Knowledge - Atlas Skills and the Map of the World
    • The Tropical World - Introduction to the Tropical Rain Forest and Deforestation
    • ​The Map World - O.S Map Skills
    • ​Climate Change - Global Warming, Natural and Human Causes

    Life Skills

    • Transition - Settling into Secondary School
    • ​MYRIAD .B Course - Mindfulness Programme
    • ​Citizenship - Democracy
    • Bullying (including E-Safety)
    • Health and Hygiene (including Puberty)
    • Drugs - Smoking
    • Careers
    • Personal Finance
    • Health and Safety

    German

    • Introducing Yourself
    • Family
    • School
    • Free-time and Hobbies
    • Home

    French

    • Meeting and greeting people
    • Describing ages and birthdays
    • Describing school bag items and classrooms
    • ​Talking about hobbies, likes and dislikes
    • Saying what colours things are
    • ​Using adjectives
    • ​Talking about animals and family
    • ​Saying where I live
    • Describing and ordering food and drink
    • ​Talking about nationalities and countries
    • ​Talking about the weather
    • Giving personal details and describing myself
    • Talking about school
    • ​Describing hobbies and sports

    Computing

    • Computational thinking skills used to create an animation
    • ​What is a computer and how does a computer work?
    • Programming a Micro:Bit
    • ​The Web: how it works and creating HTML pages
    • ​Stay safe online
    • ​Representing images

    Technology

    • Textiles – Aliens! Soft Toy Project
    • Food – Building Basic Cooking and Preparation Skills
    • Product Design – Moving Display Project
    • Electronics – Night Light Project

    Art & Design

    • Self-image
    • Colour
    • Endangered Wildlife

    Physical Education

    • Fitness testing and baseline testing
    • Netball
    • Volleyball
    • Football
    • Trampolining
    • Badminton

    Drama

    • Characterisation
    • Evacuees and Refugees
    • Introduction to Scripted Work

    Music

    • ​Developing Ensemble Skills
    • World Music
    • Introducing Composition
    • Vocal Music
  • Year 8

    Curriculum for Year 8

    In this section you will find the topics covered in the various subjects studied by Year 8 pupils for the academic year 2019/2020. For further information on our curriculum please contact our Deputy Head, Miss F Lealman, on flealman@fairfieldhighschool.co.uk 

    English

    • Poetry (A Scheme of Learning unseen skills in preparation for GCSE)
    • Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing
    • Points of View Writing
    • Modern Novel 
    • Narrative Writing
    • Dracula (Play)

    Mathematics

    • Foundation Groups:
    • Straight Line Graphs
    • Decimal Calculations and Real Life Graphs
    • Collecting and Analysing Data
    • Transformations, Bearings and Scale Drawings
    • Transformations and Symmetry
    • Pythagoras' Theorem
    • 3D Shapes and Trigonometry
    • Indices and Standard Form
    • Properties of Number
    • Expressions and Equations
    • Constructions and Loci
    • Displaying and Representing Data
    • Sequences
    • Probability
    • Higher Groups:
    • Straight Line Graphs
    • Quadratic, Cubic and Exponential Graphs
    • Decimal Calculations and ​Real Life Graphs
    • Collecting and Analysing Data
    • Expressions and Equations
    • Transformations
    • Enlargements and Scales
    • Indices and Standard Form
    • Surds
    • Pythagoras' Theorem
    • Polygons and Bearings
    • Simultaneous Equations
    • Trigonometry
    • Constructions and Loci
    • Displaying and Representing Data
    • Sequences
    • Probability

    Science

    • Genes and Evolution
    • Reactions
    • Electricity, Magnets and Electromagnetism
    • Waves
    • Photosynthesis and Circulation
    • Earth and Atmosphere
    • Turning Forces, Leavers and Pressure
    • Ecosystems

    Religious Studies 

    • What is good and what is challenging about following a faith?
    • Special Places
    • Spirituality (including Spirited Arts competition)
    • Buddhism
    • Judaism and Hinduism

    History

    • Tudors 1485-1603 (Tudor Monarchs: Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I)
    • Slavery and Civil Rights: African Americans including the Slave Trade and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement
    • World War One and World War Two

    Geography

    • Urban Issues
    • Population
    • Rivers and Flooding
    • Coasts and Erosion
    • Development and Economic Activity
    • Africa

    Life Skills

    • Sex and Relationship Education
    • Child Sexual Exploitation
    • Domestic Abuse
    • Careers and Progression
    • Drugs - Alcohol
    • Citizenship – Local Council and Community
    • Personal Finance

    German

    • Food and Drink
    • Local Area
    • Fashion and Shopping
    • Going on a Trip
    • You, Your Family and Friends

    French

    • Talking about where I live and my local area
    • Describing holidays
    • Talking about TV, films, reading and the internet
    • Looking at a trip to Paris
    • Describing my identity, music, clothes and key interests

    Computing

    • Instruction Sets
    • Binary
    • Internet Safety
    • Sorted!
    • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Python
    • Ready Player One!

    Art & Design

    • Natural Form
    • Cubism
    • Patterns in Nature

    Business

    • Production: Methods of Production, Economies of Scale, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Just In Time (JIT)
    • Finance: Costs, Revenue and Break-Even

    Technology

    • Textiles – Bag for Life
    • Food – Diet and Health and Skills Building Practicals
    • Electronics – Steady Hand Game Project

    Physical Education

    • Badminton
    • Trampolining
    • Dance
    • Volleyball
    • Handball

    Drama

    • Pantomime
    • Ghost Stories
    • Scripted Skills

    Music

    • Musical Theatre
    • World Music
    • Keyboard Skills
    • Mastering Ensemble Skills
  • Year 9

    Curriculum for Year 9

    In this section you will find the topics covered in the various subjects studied by Year 9 pupils for the academic year 2019/2020. For further information on our curriculum please contact our Deputy Head, Miss F Lealman, on flealman@fairfieldhighschool.co.uk

    English

    • Speeches (A Scheme of Learning based on non-fiction speeches)
    • A Christmas Carol
    • Creative Writing (based on the dystopic genre)
    • Love and Relationships Poetry (from the GCSE anthology)
    • Romeo and Juliet

    Mathematics

    • Foundation Groups:
    • Place Value, Rounding and Integers
    • Expressions and Formulae
    • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
    • Angles and Bearings
    • Sequences
    • Ratio and Proportions
    • Expanding and Factorising
    • Handling Data
    • Solving Equations and Equalities
    • Perimeter, Area and Volume
    • Polygons
    • Straight Line Graphs
    • Transformations
    • Factors, Powers and Roots
    • Probability
    • The Four Operations and Calculator Methods
    • Measures and Accuracy
    • Crossover Groups:
    • Place Value, Rounding and Written Methods
    • Simplifying Expressions and Index Laws
    • Angles in Parallel Lines and Polygons
    • Solving Linear Equations
    • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • Expanding and Factorising
    • Calculator Methods
    • Pythagoras
    • Area and Perimeter
    • Transformations
    • Probability
    • Volume and Surface Area
    • Measure
    • Types of Number and Sequences
    • Circles
    • Construction and Loci
    • Averages
    • Inequalities
    • Algebraic Graphs
    • Higher Groups:
    • Estimating and Bounds
    • Written Methods
    • Expressions
    • Indices
    • Solving Linear Equations
    • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
    • Area
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • Fractions and Algebraic Fractions
    • Pythagoras' Theorem
    • Angles
    • Handling Data
    • Quadratics
    • Sequences
    • Congruency and Similarity
    • Formulae
    • Congruency and Similarity
    • Equation of a Straight Line
    • Percentages
    • Surds
    • Trigonometry
    • Compound Measures
    • Transformations
    • Algebraic Proof
    • Circle Theorems
    • Probability
    • Bearings and Scale Drawings

    Science

    • Cell Structure and Transport
    • Cell Division
    • Organisation
    • Atomic Structure
    • Energy Transfer
    • Electrical Circuits
    • Maths for Science
    • Energy Resources
    • Electricity in the Home
    • Periodic Table
    • Bonding

    Religious Studies

    • Peace and Conflict (including Arts and Minds competition)
    • Community Cohesion
    • Believing in God
    • Freedom Writers/Remembering the Holocaust

    Geography

    • AQA GCSE Geography - 3 Year Course:
    • Living with the Physical Environment: The Challenge of Natural Hazards and The Living World
    • Physical Landscapes in the UK

     

    Life Skills

    • Careers (including Options)
    • Personal Finance
    • Drugs - Cannabis
    • Sex and Relationships Education
    • Human Rights
    • Government and Politics

    History

    • World War Two 1939-1945
    • GCSE History Course starts in January 2018:
    • Medicine Through Time c.1250 to Present Day

    German

    • School
    • Hobbies and Free-Time
    • Relationships

    French

    • Who am I?
    • Hobbies and Free-Time
    • Daily Life and Special Occasions

    Computing

    • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Python
    • Representing Sound
    • Networks
    • Internet Safety: Use of Apps
    • Cracking the Code: Binary Characters, Cyphers and Encryption
    • Creating a product and items to promote it

    Art & Design

    • Poster design
    • Islamic Art
    • Record cover design
    • Aboriginal art

    Business

    • Business Finance
    • Cashflow Forecast
    • Profit and Loss
    • Gross Profit and Net Profit
    • Balance Sheets
    • Liquidity Ratios, Current Ratio and Acid Test Ratio
    • Breakeven

    Technology

    • Textiles – Play Cube Project
    • Food – Main Meals
    • Product Design – Illuminated Mirror Project

    Physical Education

    • Dance - Contemporary
    • Badminton
    • Trampolining
    • Volleyball
    • Theory - Classroom Based Introduction to GCSE PE and Healthy Active Lifestyles

    Drama

    • Naturalism
    • Theatre In Education
    • Shakespeare

    Music

    • Remixing
    • Film Music
    • Instrumental Skills
  • Year 10 & 11
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