ART

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

  • Myself: portrait proportions
  • Myself: Colour mixing
  • Landscape

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

  • Cultures: animals
  • Cultures: patterns
  • Drawing project: Shoes

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

  • Natural Form.
  • Focus on drawing and development of technical skills and use of media.
  • Connection of artists and development of ideas coming to together to produce a final outcome.

Year 10 & 11

The topics to be covered are:

  • Circus
  • Still Life
  • Still Life: independent project
  • Portfolio
  • Mock Examination preparation
  • Revision and Final Examination preparation

Specification link:

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/art-and-design/specifications/AQA-ART-GCSE-SP-2016.PDF

CITIZENSHIP

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

Active Citizenship; Rights and responsibilities; Community; Democracy; Safer borrowing and lending; Conflict; The citizens right to privacy; Careers; Children and Work; Workers’ rights; Human rights; Crime and the law; Careers in the police force; Crime and the Youth Justice System; Crime and Punishment.

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

Careers; Budgeting; The job applications process; How do I choose my options?; Britain – a diverse society?; What are our identities?; What being British means; British Commonwealth; The EU and the UK; Prejudice and discrimination; Ways to encourage respect; Media; The Monarchy – Should we have one?; Globalisation

Year 9

GCSE 9-1 Citizenship Studies – J270

Section 1: Rights, responsibilities and the legal system in England and Wales.

Rights and Responsibilities

moral and legal rights and responsibilities; human right; political rights; rights of representation; duties; equalities; freedoms; the rule of law; criminal responsibility
trade union / employee association balancing rights;

The Law

rule; law; criminal and civil law; common law; legislation; judge-made law (precedent); fairness; justice; presumption of innocence; equality before the law; legal jurisdiction.

The legal system (England and Wales)

legal representative; tribunal; juror; judge; sanction; retribution; reform

Year 10

Section 2: Democracy and Government

Democracy, elections and voting in the UK

free elections; secret ballot; inclusive franchise; pluralism; candidate; political party; party policy; manifesto; classical democracy; representative democracy; fixed term parliament; constituency; rule of law; personal freedom; tolerance; respect for diversity; equal opportunity; first-past-the-post election; proportional representation; National, local, regional and devolved government; coalition government; assembly; devolution

British constitution

executive; legislature; judiciary; parliament; government; accountability; oversight; scrutiny
parliamentary select committee; bicameral parliament; House of Commons; House of Lords; Prime Minister; cabinet; ministers; official Opposition; Monarch; Commons
Speaker; party whip; Black Rod; uncodified constitution; civil service; department; ministry; agency; bill; act; code of ethics; police commissioner; sovereign; parliamentary sovereignty

The economy, finance and money

taxation; direct/indirect taxation; public expenditure; economic growth; administrative efficiency; benefits; welfare; local authority budgeting

The role of the media and free press

free press/media freedom; public interest; media regulation; censorship; social media; privacy

Citizenship participation in the UK

advocacy; petition; lobbying; volunteering; interest groups; pressure groups; voluntary groups; National Citizen Service; social media; e-petition; digital democracy; public life

Politics beyond the UK

democracy; pluralism; authoritarian regime; political participation; political culture; civil liberties

Year 11

Section 3: The UK and the Wider World

Identities and diversity in UK society

British citizenship; sense of identity; multiple identities; migration; immigration; emigration; economic reasons for migration; political reasons for migration; asylum; community cohesion;

The UK and its relations with the wider world

international organisation; United Nations; the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO); European Union; Council of Europe; World Trade Organisation; mediation; sanction; intervention; non-governmental organisation; International Humanitarian Law

Specification links:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-citizenship-studies-j270-from-2016/

ENGLISH

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

The modern novel; Narrative Poetry; Shakespeare: The Tempest; Mystery Writing; Formal Letter; Media Texts; Writing Exam

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

Modern Play; Newspaper Report; Gothic study; School Poetry; Shakespeare: Macbeth; Travel Blog; Reading Exam; Speech: Spoken Language

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

Love or Loathe Article; Of Mice and Men or the Woman in Black; The Romantics: Poetry; Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice; Descriptive Writing
Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing; Spoken Language

Year 10

The topics to be covered are:

Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ or ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives
Literature Paper 1: Stevenson: ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’
Literature Paper 2: Power and Conflict Poetry (plus unseen)
Literature Paper 2: Priestley: ‘An Inspector Calls’

Year 11

The topics to be covered are:

Literature Paper 2: Power and Conflict Poetry (plus unseen)
Literature Paper 2: Priestley: ‘An Inspector Calls’
Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ or ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Literature Paper 1: ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’
Language Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing
Language Paper 2: Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives

Specification link:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-4700

GEOGRAPHY

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

Making Connections; Mapping & Map Skills; Fantastic Places and Landscapes; Environmental Concerns; Natural Hazards (Earthquakes &Volcanoes); Exploring Asia

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

Impossible Places; Coasts; Weather, Climate & Climate Change; Globalisation; Conflict
Moving Stories – population & Migration

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

Map Skills & Geographical Skills; Global Hazards: Weather; Global Hazards: Plate tectonics; Field Trip & Field Work (Human); Urban Futures/Urbanisation – Ways of life in an LIDC or EDC city; Changing Climate – Past climate changes, 21st Century impacts worldwide & on the UK

Year 10

The topics to be covered are:

Dynamic Development – Uneven development; UK in the 21st Century – Population & Economic Changes followed by Political & Cultural Influences; Distinctive Landscapes – Coasts and River(Both UK landscapes); Field-trip: Physical; Sustaining Ecosystems – Tropical Rainforests and Polar Environments

Year 11

The topics to be covered are:

Dynamic Development – Uneven development
UK in the 21st Century – Population & Economic Changes followed by Political & Cultural Influences.
Distinctive Landscapes – Coasts and River(Both UK landscapes)
Field-trip: Physical
Sustaining Ecosystems – Tropical Rainforests and Polar Environments

Specification link:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-geography-b-geography-for-enquiring-minds-j384-from-2016/

Subject Specific links:
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/z98jmp3
https://www.natgeokids.com/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

ICT & COMPUTING

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

Safe use of Passwords: Using/Understanding Networks and Using the Internet Safely
Searching for and Selecting Reliable Information; Understanding the Language of the Internet including Transfer Protocol; How Computers Work: Algorithms, Events and Procedures, Selection, Iteration, Calling Procedures; Application Design, Practical Programming

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

Low level programming – Representing Data in the Machine, Binary to Denary conversions; High level programming – Algorithms, Programming techniques in a text based language.
Data Handling – Database creation and management
Spreadsheet modelling – Formatting, conditional statements, formulas and functions within spreadsheets.
Networks, the Internet and the World Wide Web, online safety. HTML editing and website creation.
Presentation techniques and designing for a specific audience.

Year 9

All learners from Year 9 to 11 follow a Core ICT programme which in they currently work towards a Certificate of Proficiency in ICT and Computer Science

In Core ICT the topics to be covered are:

Understanding ICT for Business: ICT Files & Folders, Using the Internet, Introduction to Programming,
Digital Citizenship 1 – Cyber-crime, safety and security, Social Networking and Implications of Social Media
Developing ICT for Business Skills (MS Office): Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Desktop Publishing, Presentations, Databases
Multimedia Development: Creative Media 1 (Multi-Media Presentation) and Creative Media 2 (Animation)

In Optional GCSE Computer Science the topics to be covered are:

Introducing Computer Science: Theoretical based learning covering the mechanics of a computer system as well as the real world application of computer systems and technology.
Utilising the Systems Development Lifecycle to develop applications: Learners develop a total of five practical programming projects of increasing complexity in preparation for the Controlled Assessment aspect of the qualification.

In Optional IT, the learners will be studying OCR Cambridge National in Creative iMedia.

Year 10

All learners from Year 9 to 11 follow a Core ICT programme which in they currently work towards a Certificate of Proficiency in ICT and Computer Science

In Core ICT the topics to be covered are:

Digital Citizenship 2
Ecommerce and Online Security, Data Protection, ICT Legislation, Using Email
Computer components and peripherals
Hardware and software, Input / Output and Storage, Networking, Cloud Computing, Technical Support
Research and Planning
Planning project involving travel and tourism, Internet research techniques, Computational thinking and flowcharts.

In Optional Computer Science, the topics to be covered are:

Fundamentals of Data Representation:
Number bases, Units of Information, Encoding, Images, Sound, Compression
Computer Systems:
Hardware and Software, Boolean logic, Classifications of software, Systems Architecture
Fundamentals of Computer Networks
Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy
Practical programming non examined assessment preparation.

Year 11

All learners from Year 9 to 11 follow a Core ICT programme which in they currently work towards a Certificate of Proficiency in ICT and Computer Science

In Core ICT will undertake a project on:

The Systems Development Life Cycle: Investigation, Requirements Analysis, Feasibility Study, Risk Analysis, Design &, Implementation, Documentation, Testing & Evaluation

In Computer Science, the topics to be covered are:

Practical Programming Techniques – Preparation for and completion of the non-examined assessment accounting for 20% of the final grade
Practical Programming Exam Preparation: Revisiting practical programming content covered in Year 9 by way of preparation for the practical programming written paper to be sat at the end of year 11 and accounting for 40% of the final grade.
Fundamentals of Computer Systems revision for the theory paper to be sat at the end of year 11 and accounting for 40% of the final grade

In GCSE IT, the topics to be covered are:

Controlled assessment 2:

Operating systems
Data-logging and control Software
Legal issues with ICT
Using ICT responsibly
Collaborative working

Exam Preparation: Revision, including past papers and model answer investigation

MUSIC

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

Music and Fantasy; Orchestral Instruments; Notation; History of Music; African Music

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

12 Bar Blues; Protest Songs; Music and Media; Indian Music; Samba Drumming

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

Initial composition exercises; Rhythm and Metre; Harmony and Tonality; Texture and Melody; Timbre and Dynamic; Structure and Form; Composition Preparation
Theory Consolidation and Preparation for HAYDN set Work

Year 10

The topics to be covered are:

ANALYSIS: Haydn Symphony 101 in D Major The Clock Mvt 2
Area of Study 1: The Western Classical Tradition
Area of Study 2: Popular Music; Composition Coursework
Area of Study 3: Traditional Music

Year 11

The topics to be covered are:

Compositional Techniques for UNIT 2
Appraisal technique for UNIT 2
PERFOMANCE COURSWORK COMPLETED
Exam preparation and Revision

Specification link:

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4270-W-SP-14.PDF

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

Belonging
Who is Jesus?
Advent and Christmas
Is there more to life?
Judaism
Lent & Easter
Joys and challenges
Bible
SRE

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

The Mass
Who is God?
Advent and Christmas
Pilgrimage
Sacraments of healing
Lent and Easter
Prophecy
Hinduism – including extension project
Sex and relationships education

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

Church History
Sikhism
Drugs Education
Advent and Christmas
Family Life
Marriage/Divorce
Sex and Relationships Education to include Contraception
Holy Week and Easter

Begin GCSE – Eduqas Route B (Catholic)

Component 3 – Study of a World Faith

Judaism – Beliefs and Teachings

Practices

25% of overall course (1 hour paper)

Year 10 and 11

All learners at Key Stage 4 take a full GCSE in Religious Studies.

Here at St John Fisher we follow the Diocesan approved EDUQAS ROUTE B syllabus:

Component 1: Foundational Catholic Theology

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes – 37.5% of qualification

Candidates will study the following two themes. All questions are compulsory.

Theme 1: Origins and Meaning

Theme 2: Good and Evil

Component 2: Applied Catholic Theology

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes  –  37.5% of qualification

Candidates will study the following two themes. All questions are compulsory.

Theme 1: Life and Death

Theme 2: Sin and Forgiveness

Component 3: Study of a World Faith – JUDAISM

Written examination: 1 hour – 25% of qualification

Candidates will study the beliefs, teachings and practices of Judaism.

ALL of the above components will be assessed by compulsory questions focusing on knowledge, understanding and evaluation of the subject content.

Specification link:

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/

Subject Specific links:

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/WJEC%20Eduqas%20GCSE%209-1%20Religious%20Studies%20B%20guidance%20for%20teaching.pdf?language_id=1

BUSINESS STUDIES

Year 9

Our learners will be undertaking a BTEC in Business Studies

The topics to be covered are:

Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World
1A Know how trends and the current business environment may impact on a business
1B Know how trends and the current business environment may impact on a business
Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World
1C Present a business model for a business start-up
Unit 3: Promoting a Brand
3A Explore the use of branding and the promotional mix in business

Year 10

Our learners will be undertaking GCSE Business Studies

The topics to be covered are:

Theme 1: Investigating small business

Theme 2: Building a business

Year 11

Our learners will be undertaking GCSE Business Studies

The topics to be covered are:

Unit 1 Introduction to Small Business
Unit 2 Investigating Small Business
Unit 3 Building a Business

Specification links:

For Y10: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2017.html

For Y11: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2009.html

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

Health & Safety Poster; Electronic Game; Getting started in Food Tech; Equipment in Food Tech; Ball-bearing Game; Designing for Yourself Food Project; Graphics; Scales; Project; Product Analysis

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

Security Alarm; Healthy Eating; Food for Specific Needs; Food for Vegetarians; Animated Pictures; Structures; Designing Food for a Client; Computer Aided Design (3D); Personal Logo; Computer Graphics (2D)

Year 9

Design and Technology offers numerous optional courses at KS4.

In Product Design, the topics to be covered are:

Charity Shop; Money Box; Graphics; Projectile Launcher; Packaging; Computer Graphics (2D); Colour

All projects have their own work booklet and support materials which guide students through the work.

Year 10

Design and Technology offers numerous optional courses at KS4.

In Product Design, the topics to be covered are:

Ergonomics and Anthropometrics; Roles and Responsibilities of the Designer; Design & The Environment; Safety in Product Design; Tools and Equipment; Manufacturing Processes; History of Design; Properties of Materials; CAD skills; Graphical skills; Practical skills

In Food, the topics to be covered are:

Make Palmiers and Savoury Choux Buns; Function of ingredients; Skill – Piping; Energy & Nutrients; Make Casserole; Chemical Reactions; Food Science Investigation; Evaluating products showing sensory analysis

Year 11

Design and Technology offers numerous optional courses at KS4.

In Product Design, the topics to be covered are:

Controlled Assessment task:
Task Analysis; Research and Summary; Specification; Generation of Design Ideas; Development of Chosen idea; Further Research; CAD Drawings; Realisation Plan; Risk Assessments; Realisation; Testing and Evaluation; Revision and Exam Preparation

In Food, the topics to be covered are:

Nutrients; Packaging; SME factors; Making the final product; Controlled Assessment; Food Science investigation; Revision and Exam preparation

Specification link:

For Y9 and Y10 Product Design: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/design-and-technology/specifications/AQA-8552-SP-2017.PDF

For Y11 Product Design: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4555-W-SP-14.PDF

For Food: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/food/specifications/AQA-8585-SP-2016.PDF

FRENCH

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

Introducing yourself and Numbers 1-100; Days of week and Months; Colours and Classroom objects; Immediate Family; Countries and Nationalities; Time; Pets; Opinions and School; Clothes; Likes, Dislikes and Hobbies; Weather and Home; Introduction To Present Tense

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

Food and Ordering at the restaurant/Shops; Grammar: Revision of the present tense and introduction of the Perfect tense; Illness and Visiting the Doctor/Pharmacist; Paris and travel; Extended Family and friends – Describing people; Grammar: Perfect tense and immediate future tense; Arranging to meet and Organising trips out (Cinema/Films)

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

Revision of basic French (Numbers 1-1000 (+ Ordinal), dates, Alphabet etc); Myself/Family/ID/ Qualities/Faults cards; Present tense; Leisure/Hobbies; Celebrations (part1); Shopping for Clothes; Department store; Pocket Money; House and home; My town/village and region; Environment; Past tense (Perfect tense – Avoir and être)

Year 10

The topics to be covered are:

Environmental issues (World problems); Health and Fitness; Technology; Celebrations (part 2); School (facilities etc); Subject and preferences

Year 11

The topics to be covered are:

School; Jobs and future careers (Future tense); Celebrations (part 3); Holidays, Plans and Travel; Past Papers and Exam practice

Specification link:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658

GERMAN

Year 8

The topics covered are:

Talking about ourselves; School; Describing family and friends; Free time activities; My house and where I live; In town

Year 9

The topics covered are:

Holidays; Shopping and Eating; Leisure activities; Health; Going to the party; Daily routine; Exchange visitor

Year 10

Identity and Culture:

Me, my family and friends; Technology in everyday life

Identity and Culture:

Free-time activities; Customs and festivals

Local, national, international and global areas of interest:

Home, town, neighbourhood and region, Social issues

Year 11

Local, national, international and global areas of interest:

Global issues; Travel and tourism

Current and future study and employment:

My studies; Life at school/college; Education post 16

Current and future study and employment:

Jobs, career choices and ambitions

Specification link:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/german-8668/specification-at-a-glance

MATHS

Year 7

The topics to be covered are:

Using Numbers; Sequences; Perimeter and Area; Decimal Numbers; Working with Numbers; Statistics; Expressions and formula; Fractions; Angles; Coordinates and graphs; Percentages; Probability; Symmetry; Equations; 3D shapes; Ratio

Year 8

The topics to be covered are:

Working with numbers; Geometry (lines and transformations); Probability; Percentages; Sequences; Area of compound shapes; Graphs; Working with large and small numbers; Algebraic notation and simplification; Congruence and Similarity; Fractions and Decimals; Proportion; Circles; Equations and Formula; Comparing Data

Year 9

The topics to be covered are:

Percentages; Equations and Formula; Polygons; Using data; Application of graphs; Pythagoras; Fractions; Brackets and expressions; Decimal numbers and powers of 10; Prisms and Cylinders; Compound Units; Right angles triangle geometry

Year 10 Foundation

Collecting Data; Displaying Data; Analysing Data; Expressions; Powers roots and primes; Ratio and Proportion; Mental and Written calculations; Functions and graphs; Sequences
Formulae and real life graphs; Equations; Measures length and area; Angles and 2D shapes; Mental and Written calculations; Ratio and proportion; Decimal Calculation; 3D Shapes; Efficient use of calculator; Irrational numbers

Year 10 Higher

Collecting and analysing data; Displayng & interpreting data; Averages and frequency; graphs; Probability; Expressions; Sequences and Linear graphs; Fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion; Factors and Powers; Functional skills; Expressions and equations; Fractional equations; Area and Volume; Angle facts parallel lines; Circle theorems; Transformations; Congruence; Mental and written calculations; Decimal calculations; Limits of accuracy; Direct and inverse proportion; Exchange rates

Year 11 Foundation

Decimal Calculations; Further equations; Transformations; Mental and Written calculations; Constructions; Congruency and circles; Revision

Year 11 Higher

Quadratic equations and formula; Simultaneous equations; Form; Distance time graphs; Real life graphs; Inequalities; Regions; Functional skills; Transformations; Pythagoras and trigonometry; Problem solving; Surface area and volume; Measures; Construction and Loci; Trig in right angles triangles; Sine and cosine rules; Vectors, Proof, Mental and written calculations; Graph sketching-cubic, reciprocal etc.; Transforming graphs

Specification link:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html

Subject Specific links:

bbc.co.uk/schools
mrbartonmaths.com
corbettmaths.com
mathsgenie.co.uk

PE & SPORT

Year 7 and 8

During KS3 students carry out a mixture of different sports and games on a rotation basis. These activities include: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing to music, Circuit Training, Cricket, Football, Handball, Rounders, Rugby and Table Tennis. Moodle assessments will be carried out two weeks before the end of each term. The assessment will be based on the activities students have taken part in for that period of time.

Year 9

In optional GCSE PE the topics covered are:

UNIT 4 SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
SKILL AND ABILITY, GOALS AND TARGETS, INFORMATION PROCESSING, GUIDANCE AND FEEDBACK ON PEFORMANCE, AGGRESSION, PERSONALITY TYPES AND MOTIVATION
UNIT 1 APPLIED ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SKELETON, THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM AND OF THE CARDIO–RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC EXERCISE AND THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE

In optional BTEC Sport the topics covered are:

Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance
Learning aim A: Understand the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports.
Learning aim B: Practically demonstrate skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports.
Learning aim C: Be able to review sports performance.
Unit 4 – The Sports Performer in Action
Learning aim A: Know about the short-term responses and long-term adaptations of the body systems to exercise.
Learning aim B: Know about the different energy systems used during sports performance.

Year 10

In optional GCSE PE the topics covered are:

Physical training
The principles of training and their application to personal exercise/training programmes
How to optimise training and prevent injury
Effective use of warm up and cool down
Present data (including tables and graphs)
Analyse and evaluate data
Lever systems, examples of their use in activity and the mechanical advantage they provide in movement
Planes and axes of movement
Sports psychology
Classification of skills (basic/complex, open/closed)

In optional BTEC Sport the topics covered are:

Unit 2 – Practical Sports Performance
Learning aim C: Be able to review sports performance.
Unit 4 – The Sports Performer in Action
Learning aim B: Know about the different energy systems used during sports performance.
Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise
Learning aim A: Components of physical fitness.
Learning aim B: Explore different fitness training methods.
Unit 5 – Training for Personal Fitness
Learning aim A: Design a personal fitness training programme.

Year 11

In optional GCSE PE the topics covered are:

The participant as an individual:
Age
Gender
Disability
Physique
Controlled assessment/coursework – analysis of performance
Culture
Environment
Risk and challenge
Activity levels and needs
Training
Physical and mental demands of performance:
Fatigue and stress
Injury
First aid and emergency arrangements
The respiratory system – aerobic and anaerobic
The circulatory system
The cardiovascular system

In optional BTEC Sport the topics covered are:

Unit 1 – Fitness for Sport and Exercise
Learning aim C: Investigate fitness testing to determine fitness levels.
Unit 5 – Training for Personal Fitness
Learning aim B: Know about exercise adherence factors and strategies for continued training success.
Learning aim C: Implement a self- designed personal fitness training programme.
Learning aim D: Review a personal fitness training programme.

Specification link:

GCSE PE: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/pe/specifications/AQA-8582-SP-2016.PDF

BTEC Sport:  http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/sport-2012-nqf.html

SCIENCE

Year 7

The firstly complete a skills course that covers laboratory skills.

The topics then covered are:

Cells & Reproduction
Light and how it behaves along with speed and gravity
Particles mixtures and the universe
Electricity and energy
Interdependence and variation
Metals and non-metals together with acids and alkalis and the earth’s structure.

Year 8

The topics covered are:

Breathing and the digestive system together with respiration and photosynthesis
An introduction to elements and compounds and the periodic table
Magnets and waves
Chemical energy, types of chemical reaction and the earth’s climate
Evolution and inheritance
Static charge, circuits and resistance
An introduction to the GCSE required practical assignments

Year 9

The topics covered are:

Biology

Cells and Cell Division
Organisation and Transport
Plants and Photosynthesis
Communicable Diseases

Chemistry

Atomic Structure
Periodic Table
Reactivity of Metals
Reactions of Acid
Identity of gases, formulations and purity
Earth’s Atmosphere

Physics

Waves
Forces
Electricity
Power and efficiency

Year 10

The topics covered are:

Biology:

Communicable Diseases
Respiration
Homeostasis and the Nervous System
Hormones
Reproduction
Genetics and Evolution

Chemistry:

Carbon Chemistry
Bonding and Structure
Conservation of Mass
Endo and Exothermic reactions
Rates

Physics:

Forces
Domestic Electricity
Temperature & Gases
Density
Changes in Energy and Energy Transfer

Year 11

The topics covered for Combined Science are:

Biology:

Photosynthesis
Adaptations & Ecosystems, Homeostasis and the nervous system.
Hormones
Reproduction & genetics

Chemistry:

Reversible Reactions
Electrolysis
Lifecycle of materials
Potable Water

Physics:

Forces – momentum
Radioactivity
Electromagnetism

The additional topics covered for those doing GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics are:

Biology:

Dissolved substances
Gas Exchange
Transport
Homeostasis
Humans in their Environment

Chemistry:

More on the Periodic Table
Energy Changes
Further calculations

Physics:

Levers and Gears
Further waves
Space

Specification link:

For Combined Science http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464

Biology: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461

Chemistry: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462

Physics: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462