Year 11 Curriculum Map – Half term 4 (February to Easter)  

Maths 

Students will now have finished the scheme of work and are working on a programme of revision that runs up until the summer. This term is spent preparing for mock exams, using data from the previous practice exams to form the in-class revision programme, tailoring the teaching to the specific needs of the class. Where individual students have issues on a topic these are addressed through homework tasks and additional support. We also continue to complete past paper practice every fortnight throughout year 11 to identify further key areas for development. 

English 

Students revise key poetry and different writing types (both narrative and transactional). Students prepare for internal assessments on poetry and English Language Paper 1.   

Science 

The Separate science course – set 1 – will complete Biology topic 7 Ecology.  In Chemistry they will complete topic 9 The chemistry of the atmosphere and topic 10 Using resources.  In Physics they will complete topic 7 – magnetism and electromagnetism.  In the Combined science course, all the final topics will be completed, students will be taught the topics in different orders depending on which set they are in.  Once complete all students in the year group will embark on revision to prepare them for their mock exams.  The revision will be led by their teachers. 

Geography 

Students will complete their final unit the UK Economy and DCM. They will then begin revision for their GCSE exam. They will plan and write answers to exam questions. Revision materials are available on TEAMS.  

History 

Students will complete the Health and the People unit on Paper 2 and begin revision for their GCSE exam. They will plan and write answers to exam questions and build up their ‘fingertip’ knowledge of each of the units. Revision materials are available on TEAMS.  

Health & Social Care 

Students will complete revision activities consolidating their knowledge of the three components 

  1. Human lifespan development 

  1. Health and social care values 

  1. Health & wellbeing 

 

Religious Studies 

Students will work on exam technique and preparation, revision and memory skills and revision of year 10 topics- Family and relationships, Islamic beliefs and practices. 

Design Technology - Graphics 

COVID and shutdown update – Owing to the practical nature of some of these lesson it may not be possible for students to experience these practical skills. This includes lessons using specialist programmes such as CAM software and photoshop. Lessons / remote lessons will focus on covering the GCSE curriculum with practical and IT experiences replaced as appropriate with demonstrations and online materials or delayed unitil students are back in school. In accordance with exam board guidelines controlled assessment coursework will be remotely completed where possible. 

As students are putting finishing touches to their coursework projects the focus in this term will swing from coursework completion to exam preparation. In the final run up to their exam, students will focus on the theory included in the core technical principles, their specialist area of papers and boards and will complete practice papers, developing their exam technique. Homeworks will consist of a combination of revision and past paper questions. Students need to ensure they have materials at home to revise from. These will be their class notes which ideally will be supplemented with a purchased revision guide and internet sites recommended to students. Any incomplete coursework will ideally be completed out of lesson time. 

Design Technology - Materials 

COVID and shutdown update – Owing to the practical nature of some of these lesson it may not be possible for students to experience these practical skills. This includes lessons using specialist programmes such as CAM software and photoshop. Lessons / remote lessons will focus on covering the GCSE curriculum with practical and IT experiences replaced as appropriate with demonstrations and online materials or delayed unitil students are back in school. In accordance with exam board guidelines controlled assessment coursework will be remotely completed where possible.  

As students are putting finishing touches to their coursework projects the focus in this term will swing from coursework completion to exam preparation. In the final run up to their exam, students will focus on the theory included in the core technical principles, their specialist area of timbers and will complete practice papers. Homeworks will consist of revision and past paper questions. Students need to ensure they have materials at home to revise from. These will be their class notes which ideally will be supplemented with a purchased revision guide and internet sites recommended to students. Any incomplete coursework will ideally be completed out of lesson time. 

Food & Nutrition 

COVID and shutdown update – Owing to the practical nature of some of these lesson it may not be possible for students to experience these practical skills. This includes lessons using specialist programmes such as CAM software and photoshop. Lessons / remote lessons will focus on covering the GCSE curriculum with practical and IT experiences replaced as appropriate with demonstrations and online materials or delayed unitil students are back in school. In accordance with exam board guidelines controlled assessment coursework will be remotely completed where possible.  

Students will plan for their GCSE practical 3 hour exam in February.  Students will choose three products based on the exam board topic.  Each of these products will form part of their GCSE coursework. Students will produce a detailed time plan that covers temperatures, methods of making a interlinked method of making the three dishes. They then give reasons for their choice of the three products they make and how they can make them healthy based on the ‘Eat well guide’.  Homework has continuously been set and will be until the students sit their written paper.      

French 

Pupils continue to develop their skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  They also practise exam questions and work from WAGOLLs and AQA indicative content.* 

  

They complete their study of topics related to:  

  

  • Jobs and workplaces 

  • Work preferences 

  • Future plans/aspirations 

  • Part-time jobs and earning money 

  • Work experience 

  

They extend their knowledge and skills by studying topics related to: 

 

  • Personal concerns 

  • Weather 

  • Natural disasters 

  • Protecting the environment 

  • Ethical shopping and product provenance 

  • Volunteering 

  • International events 

 

They add to their knowledge of French grammar by focusing on and understanding and using as many tenses as possible, including present, perfect, near future, simple future, imperfect, conditional, pluperfect, imperative and subjunctive.  They work on applying these tenses in all topics, to ensure best outcomes in Year 11.  In this topic they also focus on noun and gender in the context of job titles, relative clauses linked with “qui” and “que”, higher level modal verbs, present participle, passive voice and emphatic pronouns. and higher tier opinions. 

 

* Where circumstances allow, they practise specimen papers and past papers in a range of skills at Foundation and Higher tiers, under the guidance of their teacher.  

Performing Arts 

Unit 1: Unlocking Creativity – The Pitch  

Students will be given the Brief for Unit 1.  A period of exploration will follow the initial reading of the brief to help fully understand the possibilities and potential for development.  

Following the initial exploration of the Unit 1 brief, students are required in their groups to put forward a proposal with their initial ideas including aims and intentions, potential audience/s; venue and individual roles to be undertaken. Students must then work practically to put together their Pitch’s developing their presentation skills and showing their understanding of the performance industry ready for assessment in March. 

Art 

The usual AQA Externally Set Assignment (Component 2) has been cancelled this year to allow students to concentrate on their coursework from Component 1, which was greatly impacted due to the pandemic. The Component 1 Art & Words project, which was due to be completed in February, has also been postponed due to the remaining work consisting of a large-scale acrylic painting on stretched canvas as a final outcome, which would not have been realistic or feasible to ask students to complete at home.  

 

Therefore, for Half-Term 4, students will continue working on their Component 1 mini project ‘Life in Lockdown’, which was devised at the start of January 2021 to allow all students to be able to produce a personal and useful body of work from home, and which will positively contribute towards their final grade. Students have chosen a subtheme within the wider theme of Life in Lockdown, such as ‘In the news’, ‘Family’, and ‘Daily Routine’. With just 5 weeks of this half-term, students will document their experience of life in lockdown in relation to their chosen subtheme through a series of short assignments, such as Drawing and Photoghraphy, Media Experiments, and Annotation, some of which will be done remotely.  

 

Depending on when students return to school, they will also be required to complete the final outcome for their Art & Words project (large-scale acrylic painting on canvas), as mentioned above. Although this may have to be done after Easter if we do not have time during Half-Term 4.   

GCSE PE 

Theory – Students will be completing their NEA.  This is made up of a piece of coursework based on the analysis of a performance. Once completed students will spend the rest of the half term revising for mini assessments based on Paper one – Physical Factors affecting Performance and Paper Two - Sociocultural Issues and Sports Psychology. 

Cambridge National Sport 

Cam Nat Students will spend this half term continuing to studying RO54 – Sport and the media. Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between sport and the media as well as their ability to evaluate and interpret the different ways in which sports items may be represented by the media. The skills developed would be relevant in a range of careers and roles within the sports industry, such as sports reporting/broadcasting, sports analysis or research and Public Relations or media work within a sports organisation.  

Students will be completing LO4 & LO5 to complete the assignment. 

Enterprise 

Students will spend this half term studying Component 2 – Pitching An Idea For An Enterprise which is the coursework component of their Tech Award qualification in Enterprise. The skills learned from these projects teach new perspectives and understanding on the world of business and enhance the student’s enterprise capability. The unit builds upon knowledge of business start-up and financial skills focused on in previous years blending the theoretical knowledge covered with practical activities as part of a Key Stage 4 qualification. Homework that relates to the topics covered is set on Doddlelearn.co.uk online homework platform every two lessons. 

Computer Science 

Students will spend this half term studying Data Representation and exam technique which are areas assessed by the final examination component of their GCSE Computer Science. The skills learned from these programming projects teach new perspectives and understanding on the world of IT and enhance the student’s digital capability. The unit builds upon knowledge of programming and computer architecture focused on in previous years blending the theoretical knowledge covered with practical activities as part of a Key Stage 4 qualification. Homework that relates to the topics covered is set on Doddlelearn.co.uk online homework platform and Office 365 every two lessons. 

Digital Information Technology 

Students will spend this half term studying Component 1 – Exploring User Interface Design Principles And Project Planning Techniques as part of an early entry qualification in Digital Information Technology. The skills learned from these projects teach new perspectives and understanding on the world of technology and enhance the student’s digital capability. The unit supplements the more traditional Office and ICT skills focused on in previous years blends the theoretical knowledge covered with practical activities as part of a Key Stage 4 qualification. Homework that relates to the topics covered is set on Doddlelearn.co.uk online homework platform every two lessons. Lessons are available from Office 365, your class Team – Notebook or Office 365 – Class Notebook.