In year 9 students have 25 lessons a week, these are allotted as follows:
Below is a general overview of the topics students are taught throughout the year in each subject.
For a more in depth outline of each subject please click on the link for the subject page.
If you would like to speak to us about any aspect of our curriculum, please get in touch.
– Observational drawing. Pencil grades and how these can be used.
– Visual understanding of the work of Abby Diamond.
– Use of watercolour paints on both dry and wet paper.
Spring and summer term
– The concept of a portrait.
– Visual understanding of the work of Alexander Calder and Helen Shiffer.
– Understanding the visual proportions of the face.
– How to draw facial features
- Computing legislation
- Spreadsheets travel agents
- Programming python 2
- Databases movies
- Data representation
- Networks and security
- Multimedia marketing Paradise Hotels
- Programming challenges
Design and technology
- Cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet.
- Focus on nutrition, industry, and specialist diets
- Focus on materials, properties and processes.
- Introduction to engineer drawing styles and production plans.
Decorative surface pattern techniques include needle felting, printing, embroidery, and applique, social and moral issues, smart and modern materials.
- Stimulus (devising)
Introduction to devising from a variety of stimuli, incorporating drama techniques and characterization
- Romeo and Juliet (stage combat)
Chicken (script) and Blood Brothers (script)
- Knowledge of the plot, social context and intentions of the author
- Practical understanding of characterisation and staging of a section of text
- DNA – (off text improvisation)
- Theatre company and style
Have an appreciation of the different styles of theatre and how the influence of performing companies can influence devising work
Students will study ‘Richard III’ by William Shakespeare and explore character and themes. In addition, they will analyse famous speeches.
- Power and control
Students will study the novel ‘Pigeon English’ by Stephen Kelman and analyse its language and structure.
- Victorian gothic
Students will study the short story ‘The Poor Clare’ by Elizabeth Gaskell and extracts from ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte in order to understand the conventions of the genre.
How the world is becoming increasing connected.
- Our hazardous world
Earthquakes and volcanoes.
- Living world
Exploration of bio-diversity around the world.
- Minds and machines
- World at war
- Fear and reform
- Dictators and division
- Ratio, statistics and geometry
– Proportion and rates of change
– Mean mode median range (including tabulated data)
– Graphical representation of data
- Algebra and geometry
– Sectors and arcs
– Standard form
- Geometry, probability and number
– Rates of change
– Circle theorems and equation of a circle
– Volume and surface area
Modern foreign languages
- Introducing Performance Techniques
- Introducing music technology and compositional techniques
- Create your own song using chords and notation
- Stimulus (devising)- progression
- Romeo and Juliet (stage combat)
- Verbatim theatre (I love you, I promise I won’t die)
- Blood Brothers (script)
- DNA (off text improvisation)
- Chicken (script)
- Rugby (girls)
- Lawn green bowls
Relationships and sex education
- Respectful relationships (including friendships)
- Changing adolescent body
- Online and media
- Being safe
- Internet safety and harms
- Intimate and sexual relationships including sexual health
- Mental wellbeing
- Healthy eating
- Physical health and fitness
- Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
- Basic first aid
- Big questions
- Patterns in the periodic table
- Life processes
- Evolution and extinction
- Particle model
- Atomic structure and the periodic table
- Cell biology
- Bonding and properties
- Atomic structure