Our Vision

Egglescliffe school curriculum is designed to equip all students with the knowledge and skills to transition successfully to the next stage in their learning and prepares them for their future in modern Britain. It promotes and develops the character traits and qualities of kindness, confidence and resilience, and empowers all students to be the best they can be.

Curriculum Aims

To equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding which enable them to understand the world they live in and participate actively and positively in wider society.

To enable students to leave school with the academic qualifications which best support them to achieve their future aspirations.

To promote a love of learning through a range of memorable experiences both within and outside of the curriculum.

To instil in students the fundamental British values and global virtues of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and freedom, mutual respect and tolerance and acceptance of different faiths and beliefs.


Subject Curriculum

  • Project 1 – Formal Elements – Work based around improving and understanding knowledge of the formal elements.  Focus on acquiring skills and ability to analyse artists work.
  • Project 2 – Portraiture – Formal introduction to the construction of the portrait.  This will result in a piece linked to the work of a specific portrait artist.
  • Project 3 – Colour & the Landscape – Focus on the environment and how colour can be used to enhance it.
  • Project 1 – Illustration Project – Investigation into different techniques and styles relating to a more illustrative style.
  • Project 2 – 3D Project – Includes sculptural responses linked to the moving figure.
  • Project 3 – Pop Art – Project linked to the art movement, Pop Art.  To look at the main protagonists involved in the art movement, and to then produce an applied final outcome in the style.
  • Project 1 – Perspective – Formal unit that explores the concept of perspective through small exercises creating an understanding of principals relating to it.
  • Project 2 – Artists Applied Artwork – Creating a functional item that relates to the work of a specific artist. 
  • Project 3 – Bugs – Illustrative and mixed media project linked to the theme of bugs and their environment.

Fine Art Examination Board: AQA (8202)

Year 10

  • Project 1 – Observational Unit – Unit that focusses on the four Assessment Objectives – RECORD, DEVELOP, REFINE, PRESENT.
  • Project 2 – Portrait Unit – Begins formally, looking at the work of other portrait artists and then changes focus where pupils develop own work based on the theme.

Year 11

  • Project 2 continued – Including a 5 hour mock assignment inserted into the course structure.
  • Project 3 – Externally set task – four months preparatory period and a ten hour final piece conducted in exam conditions.

BTEC – Level 1/2 First Award in Art and Design Examination Board: Pearson (600/4781/1)

Year 10

  • Project 1 – Unit 1: Introduction to Specialist Pathways in Art and Design – The Bistro Unit.
  • Project 2 – Unit 4: Communicating Ideas in 3D – Experimenting with the human form & mixed media.       

Year 11

  • Project 3 – Unit 3: Communicating Ideas in 2D –  Architecture & the local environment
  • Project 4 – Unit 2: Creative Project in Art and Design – Externally set task – includes four months preparatory period and a final piece.

Fine Art Examination Board: AQA (7202)

Year 12

  • Project 1 – The Everyday – Responses include Everyday Objects, Issues, Views, Routines, and Situations etc.
  • Project 2 – Personal Study linked to an area of interest – Work must include reference to the four Assessment Objectives.

Year 13

  • Project 2 continued – Personal Study continued, including a 5 hour mock assignment linked to the theme – Included in this is a 1500 essay linked to the project and its content.
  • Project 3 – Externally set task – three months preparatory period and a fifteen hour final piece conducted in exam conditions.

Textiles Examination Board: AQA (7204)

Year 12

  • Project 1 – The Seashore – Inspired by trip to Whitby – Work based on artists’ work and own photos.
  • Project 2 – Textile Illustration – Gather inspiration from personal experiences and surroundings.  Work must include reference to the four Assessment Objectives.

Year 13

  • Project 2 continued – Textile Illustration continued, including a 5 hour mock assignment linked to the theme – Included in this is a 1500 essay linked to the project and its content.
  • Project 3 – Externally set task – three months preparatory period and a fifteen hour final piece conducted in exam conditions.

Photography Examination Board: AQA (7206)

Year 12

  • Project 1 – Introduction to photographic techniques, both traditional and modern – responses to both figurative and experimental reference points.
  • Project 2 – Personal Study linked to an area of interest – Work must include reference to the four Assessment Objectives.

Year 13

  • Project 3 –Personal Study linked to a further area of interest – Included in this is a 1500 essay linked to the project and its content.
  • Project 4 – Externally set task – three months preparatory period and a fifteen hour final piece conducted in exam conditions.
  • Living Systems
  • Variation and Reproduction
  • Plant Reproduction and Ecology
  • Reproduction & Respiration
  • Diet & Health
  • Genetics & Evolution
  • How Science Works Skills
  • Cells
  • Microscopy
  • Transport
  • Cell Division

Examination Board: AQA Trilogy (8464) / AQA (8461)

Year 10

  • Organisation
  • Infection & Response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Ecology

Year 11

  • Homeostasis & Response
  • Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

Examination Board: AQA (7402)

Year 12

  • Biological Molecules
  • Cell Structure & Division
  • Cell Membranes
  • Cells & the Immune System
  • Exchange & Transport Systems
  • DNA, RNA & Protein Synthesis
  • Diversity, Classification & Variation

Year 13

  • Photosynthesis & Respiration
  • Energy Transfer & Nutrient Cycles
  • Stimuli & Response
  • Nervous Coordination
  • Homeostasis
  • Genetics
  • Populations & Evolution
  • Populations in Ecosystems
  • Genome Projects & Gene Technologies
  • Mutations & Gene Expression

Examination Board: Pearson (1BS0)

Year 10

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurs
  • Spotting a business opportunity
  • Putting a business idea into practice
  • Making the business effective
  • Understanding external influences on business

Year 11

  • Growing a Business
  • Making marketing decisions
  • Making operational decisions
  • Making financial decisions
  • Making human resource decisions

Examination Board: Pearson (9BS0)

Year 12

  • Meeting customer needs
  • The market
  • Marketing mix and strategy
  • Managing people
  • Entrepreneurs and leaders
  • Raising finance
  • Financial planning
  • Managing finance
  • Resource management
  • External factors

Year 13

  • Objectives and strategy
  • Decision making techniques
  • Influences on business decisions
  • Assessing competitiveness
  • Managing change
  • Globalisation
  • Global markets and expansion
  • Global marketing
  • Global industries and companies
  • Particles
  • Mixtures
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Atoms, elements & compounds
  • Reactions
  • Earth & Atmospher
  • How Science Works Skills
  • Elements, compounds and formulae
  • Using Resources
  • Atmosphere

Examination Board: AQA (8462)

Year 10

  • Atomic structure and periodic table
  • Bonding, structure and properties
  • Quantitative chemistry
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy changes

Year 11

  • The rate and extent of chemical change
  • Organic chemistry
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • Using resources

Examination Board: AQA (7405)

Year 12

  • Atomic structure and bonding
  • Amount of substance
  • Energetics and kinetics
  • Periodicity and properties of groups 2 and 7
  • Equilibria and redox
  • Organic, Alkanes, alkenes, haloalkanes, alcohols
  • Organic analysis

Year 13

  • Thermodynamics
  • Rate equations
  • Equilibria constants
  • Electrochemical cells
  • Acids and bases
  • Transition metal chemistry
  • Organic, carbonyls, aromatic chemistry, amines, polymers, proteins and DNA
  • Organic synthesis
  • Spectroscopy
  • eSafety
  • Computer Programming with Micro:Bits
  • Binary Representation
  • Presenting Information with Productivity Software
  • Basic Image Editing
  • Multimedia Editing
  • Data Handling with spreadsheets
  • Program flow and flowcharts
  • Computer Programming with Python
  • Searching and Sorting algorithms
  • Intermediate Image Editing
  • Web Design
  • Binary Representation & Boolean Logic
  • Social, Moral, Legal and Environmental consequences of Computing
  • Digital Photography
  • Computer Programming and Problem Solving
  • CAD and Project Management
  • Digital Innovation
  • Audience and Purpose for Digital Products
  • Advanced Image Editing

Computer Science Examination Board: OCR (J276)

Year 10

  • Number systems, including binary, denary and hexadecimal
  • Binary representation of characters, images and sounds
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer memory
  • Secondary storage
  • Systems software
  • Fundamentals of computer programming
  • Programming project

Year 11

  • Networking and the Internet
  • Cyber security
  • Ethical, legal, environmental and cultural concerns
  • Producing robust programs
  • Programming tools – translators and IDEs

Level 2 Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia Examination Board: OCR (J817)

Year 10

  • Image Editing
  • Uses and purpose of digital images
  • Digital image properties
  • Design principles
  • Practical skills for Photoshop
  • Assessed Project
  • Evaluation skills
  • Photography
    • Rules of composition
    • Camera settings
  • Pre-production
    • Pre-production documents
    • Work plans and contingencies
    • Legislation and health & safety

    Year 11

    • Photography
    • Assessed Project
    • Evaluation skills
  • Web Design
    • Uses and purpose of websites
    • Devices used to connect to the web
    • Connection methods
    • Practical skills for Adobe Muse
    • Assessed Project
    • Evaluation skills

    Computer Science Examination Board: AQA (7517)

    Year 12

    • Introduction to computer programming with Java
    • Sequences, selection and iteration
    • 1- and 2- dimensional arrays and file handling
    • Computational abstraction
    • Data representation
    • Fundamentals of computer hardware
    • Fundamentals of computer software
    • Boolean logic and Boolean algebra
    • Introduction to databases and SQL
    • Programming project (NEA)

    Year 13

    • Programming project (NEA)
    • Advanced programming techniques including recursion
    • Complex data structures including trees, graphs, stacks, queues and vectors
    • Complex algorithms including tree traversal, graph traversal, searching, sorting and optimisation
    • Time complexity (Big O notation) and the limits of computation
    • Regular languages, including finite state machines, regular expressions, RPN and BNF
    • Networking and the Internet
    • Big Data
    • Functional programming with Haskell

    Information Technology Examination Board: Pearson Level 3

    Year 12

    • Social Media for Business
    • Types of social media
    • Uses of social media for business
    • Working with real clients
    • Social media analytics
    • Evaluating the impact of social media
    • Assessed project
  • Managing Information
    • Database entities and structures
    • Properties of data and their characteristics
    • Interpreting and storing datasets
    • Managing data using queries
    • Data input and output (using forms, reports & macros)
    • Planning, testing and evaluating data related solutions

    Year 13

    • Data Modelling
    • Spreadsheet features
    • Data Modelling principles
    • Analysing & interpreting data
    • Data model design and construction
    • Testing the data model solution
    • Assessed project
  • Information Technology Systems
    • Uses of various digital devices in a business
    • Types and uses of software in a business
    • Uses of different types of networks and network hardware within a business
    • The range of online services available to businesses and how it impacts them
    • Threats to data and countermeasures
    • Moral and Ethical factors pertaining to ICT use.
    • Legislation in relation to ICT that impacts upon individuals and organisations
    • Mirror project- material properties
    • Electronic card project – electronic theory
    • Acrylic door sign project- material properties
    • Aluminium key fob project- material properties
    •  Tea light project – material theory and CAD/CAM
    • Electronic money box project- electronic theory, design theory
    • Electronic car project- material theory & mechanisms
    • Mobile phone holder project– material theory, structures & CAD/CAM
    • Electronic amplifier project- electronic theory, CAD/CAM & design theory
    • Bird feeder project- material properties, structural theory
    • 3D drawing- design development

    Examination Board: AQA (8552)

    Year 10

    • PIC Alarm – material properties and electronic systems
    • PIC game- CAD/CAM,  electronic systems and material properties
    • FM Radio – CAD/CAM, designing and making theory
    • Foot Stool – material properties, shaping materials & joining materials
    • Sun Dial – Shaping materials, material properties & designing and making theory
    • Modelling – shaping materials, exploring ideas & forces and stresses
    • Material theory

    Year 11

    • NEA assignment
    • Designing and making theory

    Examination Board: AQA (7552)

    Year 12

    • Design task- portfolio development
    • Technical principles

    Year 13

    • NEA assignment
    • Designing and making principles

    Textiles

    • Equipment and machine safety
    • Design and make a storage case/pouch using a bonded fabric
    • Hand embroidery and applique
    • Design and make a door stop using resistant dying- tie dye
    • Introduction to the sewing machine

    Food and Nutrition

    • Practical skills: Knife skills, using the hob/oven, range of basic cooking methods covered
    • Eat well plate
    • Main nutrients, their function and sources
    • Working safely and hygienically

    Textiles

    • Specification, understanding user needs
    • Design strategies and techniques
    • Design and make a block print bag
    • Components and toy safety
    • Design and make a product for a child

    Food and Nutrition

    • Practical skills: intermediate skills covered, handling raw meat, roux sauce, improving independence and timing
    • Modifying and adapting recipes
    • Consequences of an unhealthy diet
    • Tips to improve diets

    Textiles

    • Looking at the work of others
    • Exploring and developing decorative techniques
    • Drawing techniques
    • A range of small design and make tasks focused around users and their needs
    • A range of practical skills for example stencilling, Lino printing, electronic textiles

    Food and Nutrition

    • Practical skills: intermediate to higher skills, meals and desserts including presentation
    • Understanding nutritional needs for different groups and menu planning
    • Food trends: Multicultural foods
    • Environmental: food wastage

    Textiles Examination Board: AQA (8552)

    Year 10

    • Textiles based materials: fabrics and their properties
    • Common specialist technical principles: joining/ shaping, dyeing and printing
    • Designing and making principles
    • Environmental issues: sustainability, social issues, 6Rs

    Year 11

    • Design and make coursework
    • Materials and their working properties core DT: timber, metals, polymers
    • New and emerging technologies
    • Energy, materials, systems and devises

    Hospitality and Catering Examination Board: WJEC Level 1/2 (601/7703/2)

    Year 10

    • All the different parts of the hospitality and catering industry
    • Different types of hospitality establishments and job roles
    • Different types of hospitality and catering provision for particular situations
    • Front of house and kitchen operations
    • The needs and requirements of customers
    • What makes a business successful
    • Issues relating to nutrition and food safety

    Year 11

    • Nutrients: function, unsatisfactory intake, impact of cooking
    • Nutritional needs for specific groups
    • Menu planning: meeting needs, environmental issues,
    • Production of a dish for a menu

    Health and Social Care Examination Board: WJEC Level 1/2 (601/7703/2)

    Year 10

    • Understanding human growth and development across the life stages and factors that affect it
    • Investigate how individuals deal with life events
    • Understanding the different types of health and social care services and barriers to accessing them
    • Demonstrate care values and review practices

    Year 11

    • Factors that affect health and wellbeing
    • Interpreting health indicators
    • Person centred health and wellbeing improvement plans

    Health and Social Care Examination Board: Pearson BTEC Level 3(601/7197/2)

    • Unit 5 – Meeting individual care and support needs
    • Unit 14 – Physiological disorders and their care
    • Unit 1 – Human life span development
    • Unit 2 – Working in Health and Social
    • Mime
    • Paired improvisation 
    • Centre of the circle improvisation
    • Whole group spontaneous Drama
    • Whole group planned Drama
    • Accepting Project – paired & group work
    • Whole Group Drama
    • Exploring extracts from a script
    • Paired Improvisation
    • Planning and rehearsing a paired scene – responding to stimulus
    • Whole Group Drama
    • Group Devised pieces on risk-taking – responding to stimulus
    • Exploring extracts from a script

    Examination Board: Edexcel (1DRO)

    Year 10

    • Intro to the course and group
    • An introduction to Devising
    • Devising mock exam & mock portfolio 
    • An Inspector Calls
    • Devising Real exam and Portfolio

    Year 11

    • Completion of portfolio
    • Live Theatre Trip followed by analysis and evaluation with formal “500 words – Notes” prepared.
    • Component 3 Revision: Live Theatre & An Inspector Calls for Mock Exam 
    • Component 2 – Rehearsal and performance of 2 extracts from the same script
    • Component 3 Revision: Live Theatre & An Inspector Calls for Mock Exam 
    • Component 3 – Real Exam

    Examination Board: AQA (7262)

    Year 12

    • Antigone
    • Live Theatreincluding; Theatre trips with analysis and evaluation
    • Exploring 2 Extractsfrom 2 contrasting scripts with the application of the chosen practitioner’sideas & techniques – 2 mock performances – including performance evening/s–
    • Our Country’s Good

    Year 13

    • Our Country’s Good
    • Antigone
    • Live Theatreincluding; Theatre trips with analysis and evaluation
    • Exploring 1Extract from a third contrasting script with the application of the chosenpractitioner’s ideas & techniques

    Economics

    Examination Board: AQA (7136)

    Year 12

    • Markets and market Failures
    • Behavioural Economics
    • Growth of GDP
    •  Unemployment
    • Inflation
    • Trade and the Balance of Payments  

    Year 13

    • Structure of industry- competition, monopoly etc
    • Regulation of industry
    • Wage Determination
    • Poverty
    • Financial markets and the role of the Bank of England, Globalisation and EU topics
    • Development topics
    • The World Around Us
    • Victorian Voices
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • Monsters:
    • Exploring Experiences:
    • It’s a Mystery:
    • Issues:
    • Speaking and Listening Assessment:
    • An Introduction to GCSE
    • Poetry: Conflict from AQA Anthology

    English Language Examination Board: AQA (8700)

    • Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
    • Writers Viewpoints and Perspectives
    • Spoken Language

    Year 10

    • 4 reading questions in response to 1 literary text
    • 1 creative writing question

    Year 11

    • 4 questions in response to two non-fiction texts
    • 1 transactional writing question

    English Literature Examination Board: AQA (8702)

    • Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel
    • Modern Texts and Poetry

    Year 10

    • Power and Conflict Poetry
    • A Christmas Carol
    • An Inspector Calls

    Year 11

    • Macbeth
    • Unseen Poetry
    • Revision of Year 10 texts

    English Language Examination Board: AQA (7702)

    Year 12

    • Linguistic frameworks
    • Language varieties: Gender
    • Language varieties: Regional & National Variation
    • Text Analysis
    •  Language and social groups/status
    • Language and occupational groups
    • Text Analysis – recap on topics
    • Working through independent
    • study coursework

    Year 13

    • Language Change
    • Child Language Acquisition
    • World English & Language ethnicity
    • Continuing Language Change

    English Literature Examination Board: AQA (7712)

    Year 12

    • Literary periods, movements and poetry
    • The Great Gatsby
    • Othello

    Year 13

    • Coursework
    • Unseen poetry/prose
    • A Streetcar Named Desire
    • Skirrid Hill/ mock exam feedback

    Enterprise

    Examination Board: Pearson (BHDY9)

    Year 10

    • Examining the characteristics of enterprises
    • Explore how market research helps enterprises meet customer needs
    • Investigate the factors that contribute to the success of an enterprise
    • Promotion
    • Financial records
    • Financial planning and forecasting

    Year 11

    • Explore ideas and plan for a micro-enterprise activity
    • Pitch a micro-enterprise activity
    • Review own pitch for a micro-enterprise activity

    Extended Project Qualification

    Examination Board:

    The Extended Project (AQA) is a qualification that is internally assessed in Y13. It can take the form of a 5000 word essay or a group project for a specific audience or the creation of an artefact for evaluation. The qualification can develop and extend from one or more of the student’s study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside their main programme of study. It will be based on a topic chosen by the student(s) and agreed as appropriate by the centre. Students are required, with appropriate supervision

    Year 12

    • Attend 6 taught skills sessions in enrichment time from Jan – June
    • Choose an area of interest to research
    • Attend a University Workshop on academic referencing
    • Meet with their supervisor to share their initial ideas and begin recording them in their log
    • Research their project over the six week holidays

    Year 13

    • Plan, research and carry out the project by February of Y13
    • Meet with their supervisor when appropriate in Y13 to complete their candidate record form to evidence the stages of their project development and assessment
    • Deliver a presentation to a non-specialist audience about their project in March
    • Basic vocabulary, numbers, alphabet, phonics, pronunciation and greetings
    • Talking about yourself
    • School
    • Free time
    • My area
    • Media
    • Paris
    • Food and drink
    • Healthy living
    • Holidays
    • Teenage life
    • Ambitions and careers
    • House and home
    • Start of GCSE curriculum – Family and relationships

    Examination Board: AQA (8658)

    Year 10

    • Free time and technology
    • Customs and festivals
    • Home town, neighbourhood and region
    • Holidays
    • School

    Year 11

    • Post-16 study and work
    • Global issues
    • Social issues and moral responsibility

    Examination Board: AQA (7652)

    Year 12

    • Family and relationships
    • Contemporary French music
    • Cyber society
    • Cinema
    • Aspects of French society – voluntary work
    • French heritage
    • Film study – La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz)

    Year 13

    • Diversity in society
    • Marginalisation
    • Politics and immigration
    • Trade unions, demonstrations and strikes – aspects of political life
    • Young people and political engagement
    • Literature study – Bonjour Tristesse  (Françoise Sagan)
    • Individual research project
    • Local Action, Global Impact
    • Africa
    • Coasts
    • Weather and Climate
    • Settlement
    • Cold Environments
    • Rivers and flooding
    • Ecosystems
    • Population
    • Development in Deserts
    • Globalisation and China
    • Glaciation
    • Tectonics
    • Development
    • Weather Hazards
    • Geographical Skills (GCSE focus)
    • Urban Issues and Challenges (GCSE topic)

    Examination Board: AQA (8035)

    Year 10

    • Urban Issues and Challenges
    • The Challenge of Natural Hazards
    • Physical landscapes in the UK-Coasts and River
    • Fieldwork and geographical skills

    Year 11

    • The Changing Economic World
    • The Living World
    • The Challenge of Resources Management
    • Pre-Release: Issue Evaluation

    Examination Board: AQA (7037)

    Year 12

    • Population and Environment
    • Natural Hazards
    • Coastal Systems and Landscapes
    • Changing Places
    • NEA: Fieldwork Investigation

    Year 13

    • NEA: Fieldwork Investigation
    • Global Systems and Global Governance
    • Water and Carbon Cycle
    • Family
    • Free time
    • School
    • House and home
    • Healthy living
    • Media
    • Holidays
    • Arranging to go out
    • Music
    • Ambitions and careers
    • Talking about life so far; childhood, teenager and beyond.
    • Start of GCSE curriculum – School

    Examination Board: AQA (8668)

    Year 10

    • Free time
    • Relationships
    • House and home
    • Media
    • Healthy living

    Year 11

    • Holidays
    • Post-16 study and work
    • Travelling and shopping
    • Festivals and Events
    • The environment
    • Social issues and moral responsibility

    Examination Board: AQA (7662)

    Year 12

    • Family and relationships
    • Digital world
    • Youth culture: Fashion, music and TV
    • Customs and festivals in German speaking countries.
    • Art and architecture in German speaking countries
    • Berlin – cultural life then and now.
    • Film study – Goodbye Lenin! (Wolfgang Becker)

    Year 13

    • Multi-culturalism in German speaking society
    • Integration
    • Racism
    • Germany and the European union
    • Politics and young people
    • German re-unification and its consequences
    • Literature study – Der Vorleser (Bernhard Schlink)
    • Individual research project

    Government and Politics

    Examination Board: Edexcel (9LP0)

    Year 12

    • Voting behaviour in the UK
    • Electoral systems in the UK
    • Political Parties
    • Pressure Groups
    • The history of Suffrage
    • Human Rights in the UK
    • Democracy and Participation
    • The Constitution
    • Relationships between the Legislative, Judiciary and Executive
    • Parliament
    • The UK Supreme Court
    • Relationships with the EU

    Year 13

    Comparative Politics: The USA

    • Democracy and participation in the USA
    • Voting Behaviour
    • Electoral Systems – Presidential and Congressional
    • The constitution – Bipartisanship, Federalism, Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances
    • The roles and powers of congress
    • The role of the Supreme Court and Civil Rights
    • The executive – the power of the President
    • Theoretical comparisons with the UK

    Political ideologies

    • Conservatism
    • Liberalism
    • Socialism
    • Feminism
    • What can we infer about what happened at Sutton Hoo?
    • Why was one kind of England annihilated and another established in 1066?
    • How accurate is the phrase Measly Middle Ages?
    • How did the power of the church affect kings in the Middle Ages?
    • Could Medieval kings do what ever they wanted?
    • Did rats and rebels change people’s lives completely?
    • Where would you rather live in the Middle Ages England or China?
    • Were all Medieval Kings excellent rulers?
    • The Crusades
    • Did life get better in the Modern Era?
    • Does Henry VIII live up to his reputation?
    • What was the impact of religious change on ordinary people?
    • How did Elizabeth I as an absolute monarchy deal with threats both at home and abroad?
    • What can Lucy Hay tell us about life in the Civil War?
    • Why was the Civil War significant?
    • How did Britain become a superpower?
    • Who benefitted the most from the slave trade and who was to blame?
    • What was the impact of the Industrial Revolution on Britain and Yarm?
    • What can the Olympics tell us about the Twentieth Century?
    • Why did women get the vote in 1918?
    • What would you put in a 30 second news bulletin about the cause of World War One?
    • A series of enquiries on World War One and the consequences
    • Sir could a dictator have ended up ruling Britain in 1930?
    • Is it justified to risk civilian deaths when attacking?
    • How did the Holocaust happen and how was it resisted?
    • How was the Swinging Sixties?
    • Was religion the cause of the 9/11 attacks?

    Examination Board: Edexcel (1HI0)

    Year 10

    • Medicine in Britain, c1250-present and the British Wester Front, 1914-15: injuries, treatment and the trenches.
    • Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588

    Year 11

    • Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-1991
    • Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939

    Examination Board: OCR (H505)

    Year 12

    • French Revolution and Napoleon 1774-1815
    • Alfred and the Making of England 871-1016
    • Russia and its Ruler 1855-1964
    • Independent study

    Year 13

    • Russia and its Rulers 1855 -1964
    • Independent study
    • Revision of French Revolution and Napoleon 1774-1815
    • Revision of Alfred and the Making of England 871-1016

    Law

    Examination Board: OCR (H415)

    Year 12

    • Parliamentary law making
    • Delegated legislation
    • Statutory interpretation
    • Judicial precedent
    • Law reform
    • Legal personnel
    • Civil courts and other forms of dispute resolution
    • Criminal courts and lay people
    • Criminal law

    Year 13

    • Tort law
    • Nature of law
    • Human rights law
    • Number skills – calculations with fractions, decimals and percentages.
    • Ratio & proportion
    • Algebra – sequences, graphs and solving equations.
    • Shape – transformations, constructions, angles, area and volume.
    • Probability
    • Collecting data and averages
    • Number skills – further calculations with fractions, decimals and percentages.
    • Ratio & proportion
    • Algebra – sequences, algebraic manipulation, solving equations and equation of a line.
    • Shape – transformations, constructions, angles, Pythagoras, bearings, further area and volume.
    • Probability
    • Data Handling
    • Number – estimations, using calculator effectively and more calculations with fractions, decimals and percentages.
    • Ratio & proportion
    • Algebra – algebraic manipulation, solving harder equations, plotting graphs and equation of a line
    • Shape – compound measures, transformations, trigonometry, loci and volume/surface area of harder shapes.
    • Probability, including Venn diagrams
    • Data handling

    Examination Board: Edexcel

    Throughout Year 10 and Year 11 pupils will cover topics under the following headings at both Foundation and Higher level.

    • Number
    • Algebra
    • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
    • Geometry and measures
    • Probability
    • Statistics

    Mathematics Examination Board: Edexcel

    Year 12

    • Pure Maths (Number, Algebra, Trigonometry & Graphs)
    • Mechanics
    • Statistics

    Year 13

    • Pure Maths (Number, Algebra, Trigonometry & Graphs)
    • Mechanics
    • Statistics

    Further Maths Examination Board: Edexcel

    Year 12

    • Further Pure Maths
    • Decision
    • Further mechanics

    Year 13

    • Further Pure Maths
    • Decision
    • Further mechanics

    Examination Board: OCR (H415)

    Year 12

    • Media Language: Analysing meaning in media texts
    • Music videos: Representations and narratives
    • British newspapers: Ownership and control, power and the media
    • Advertising and marketing: Audience reception
    • NEA: Unit 3 – Creating media products to a client specification

    Year 13

    • NEA: Completing Unit 3 in the first term
    • Long form television drama (US & European)
    • Film Industries (The Jungle Book 1967 & 2016)
    • Evolving media (Minecraft)
    • Public service broadcasting (BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show)
    • Critical and academic perspectives
    • Music and the natural world
    • Performance and composition skills development at the keyboard
    • Structured melody writing
    • Programmatic music
    • Continued performance and composition skills development at the keyboard
    • Writing about music
    • Use of two parts in musical composition
    • Chords and broken chords
    • Complex rhythmic patterns/polyrhythm
    • Individual final project – composition or performance

    Examination Board: Eduqas

    Year 10

    • Performance practice: solo and ensemble
    • Composition skills and development of individual composition
    • Listening skills development
    • Study of set works
    • Development of Music Theory

    Year 11

    • Recording of solo and ensemble final performances
    • Composition of two compositions, one to a brief set by the exam board
    • Listening questions in examination using key vocabulary and listening skills
    • Short written answers on set works

    Examination Board: Eduqas

    Year 12

    • Performance practice including ½ hour individually accompanied rehearsal per week
    • Grounding in all key music theory
    • Development of listening skills – Musical Theatre, Jazz, Popular Music,
    • Composition techniques in a variety of styles
    • Study of set works by Haydn and Poulenc

    Year 13

    • Completion of two compositions, one to a brief set by the exam board
    • Composition of performance recital consisting of solo, ensemble, or a mix of both
    • Continued development of listening skills
    • Study of set works by Mendelssohn and Debussy

    Examination Board:

    Year 12


    Year 13

    • Athletics – cross-country, track & field events
    • Dance – social dance
    • Gymnastics – balance, rolling & travelling
    • Health Related Exercise – fitness testing
    • Invasion Games – basketball (boys), football, hockey, netball (girls), rugby (boys)
    • Net Games – tennis
    • Striking & fielding Games – cricket, rounders (girls), softball (boys)
    • Athletics – cross-country, orienteering, track & field events
    • Gymnastics – flight
    • Health Related Exercise – types of training
    • Invasion Games – basketball (boys), football, hockey, netball (girls), rugby (boys), tag rugby (girls)
    • Net Games – badminton (boys), tennis, volleyball (girls)
    • Striking & fielding Games – cricket, rounders (girls), softball (boys)
    • Athletics – cross-country, orienteering, track & field events
    • Health Related Exercise – training principles and body’s response to exercise
    • Invasion Games – football, hockey, netball (girls), rugby (boys), tag rugby (girls)
    • Net Games – badminton, table tennis, tennis, volleyball
    • Striking & fielding Games – cricket, rounders (girls), softball (boys)

    GCSE Examination Board: OCR (J587)

    Year 10

    • Components of fitness and fitness testing
    • Optimising training and Principles of training
    • Skeletal & muscular systems and movement analysis (levers)
    • Cardiovascular and respiratory systems
    • Preparation for activity and prevention of injury
    • Effects of exercise on the body
    • Health, fitness and well-being

    Year 11

    • Skill classification, guidance and feedback
    • Goal Setting
    • Mental preparation techniques
    • Factors affecting participation in sport
    • Organisation of sport, commercialisation and media
    • Ethics, drugs and violence in sport
    • Diet and nutrition for sports performance

    BTEC Examination Board: Pearson (600/4779/3)

    Year 10

    • Unit 1: Fitness for Sport & Exercise
    • Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training

    Year 11

    • Unit 2: Practical Performance in Sport
    • Unit 6: Leading Sports Activities

    Examination Board: OCR (H555)

    Year 12

    • Skeletal and muscular systems
    • Cardiovascular and respiratory systems
    • Diet and nutrition
    • Preparation and training methods
    • Biomechanical principles, levers and the use of technology
    • Classification of skills
    • Types of practice, transfer and stages of learning
    • Individual differences, group and team dynamics
    • Emergence and evolution of modern sport
    • Global sporting events
    • EAPI: Performance Analysis

    Year 13

    • Energy systems and recovery
    • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
    • Linear and angular motion, fluid mechanics and projectile motion
    • Memory models, attribution, leadership and stress management
    • Ethics and deviance
    • Commercialisation and the media
    • Routes to excellence
    • Modern technology
    • EAPI: Performance Analysis & Development Planning
    • Forces
    • Electricity
    • Energy
    • Heating & Cooling
    • Space & waves
    • Levers
    • AQA GCSE Skills
    • GCSE Energy

    Examination Board: AQA (8463)

    Year 10

    • Electricity
    • Particle Model of Matter
    • Atomic Structure

    Year 11

    • Forces
    • Waves
    • Magnetism and Electromagnetism
    • Space Physics (Triple Only)

    Examination Board: AQA (7408)

    Year 12

    • Measurements and their Errors
    • Particles and Radiation
    • Waves
    • Mechanics and Materials
    • Electricity

    Year 13

    • Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics
    • Fields and their Consequences
    • Nuclear Physics
    • Option Topic

    Psychology

    Examination Board: AQA (7182)

    Year 12

    • Biopsychology
    • Approaches in Psychology
    • Psychopathology
    • Schizophrenia
    • Research Methods

    Year 13

    • Research Methods
    • Gender Development
    • Attachment
    • Memory
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Issues and Debates
    • Introduction to Religious Studies: What makes us human?
    • Study of Christianity: Foundations of Belief
    • Religion and Ethics: Problem of Evil and Suffering
    • Study of Islam: Foundations of Belief
    • Study of Christianity: The Life of Jesus  
    • Religion and Ethics: Religion and Popular Culture
    • Study of Hinduism: Foundations of Belief
    • Religion and Ethics: Moral Decision Making 

    Examination Board: Edexcel (1ROB)

    Year 9

    • Christian Beliefs
    • Marriage and the Family
    • Christian Practices

    Year 10

    • Matters of Life and Death
    • Study of Muslim Beliefs
    • Crime and Punishment

    Year 11

    • Muslim Practices
    • War and Peace

    Examination Board: Edexcel (9RS0)

    • Philosophy of Religion
    • Philosophical issues and questions
    • The nature and influence of religious experience
    • Problems of evil and suffering
    • Philosophical language
    • Works of scholars
    •  Influences of developments in religious belief
  • Religion and Ethics
    • Significant concepts in issues or debates in religion and ethics
    • A study of three ethical theories;
    • Application of ethical theories to issues of importance
    • Ethical language
    • Deontology
    • Virtue Ethics
    • The works of scholars
    • Medical ethics: beginning and end of life issues
  • Study of Hinduism
    • Religious beliefs
    • values and teachings
    • Sources of wisdom and authority
    • Practices that shape and express religious identity
    • Social and historical developments
    • Works of scholars
    • Religion and society
    • Primary texts

    Sociology

    Examination Board: AQA (7192)

    Year 12

    • Family and Households
    • Education
    • Research Methods

    Year 13

    • Media
    • Theory
    • Crime and Deviance
    • Basic vocabulary, numbers, alphabet, phonics, pronunciation and greetings
    • Talking about yourself
    • Free time
    • School
    • Family and friends
    • Holidays
    • Technology
    • Food
    • Clothes
    • Social life
    • My town