The Ripley Academy

Subject Topics Autumn Term 2 Key Stage 4

Listed below is an outline of our Key Stage 4 curriculum content in subject areas for the half term from 4th November until 20th December 2019.

 

YEAR 10

Year 11

English

Poetry

Skills for GCSE English Language Paper 2

 

Maths

Transformations.             

Quadratic Expressions.

Revision of key GCSE skills and preparation for mock examinations.

 

Science

The Nervous System
The Endocrine System
Electrolysis

Quantitative Chemistry
Radiation
Enzymes
Energy Changes

 

DT

Food: Exam Questions.

Design Technology: Design Annotation.

Product Design: Wood Joints Function and Uses

 

Food: Exam questions.

Design Technology: Revision on the Environment.

Product Design: Wood Joints Function and Uses

Computing

Workings of the CPU and Low Level Language as well as Programming and Iteration

System Software

iMedia

Computer Graphics

 

French

Cultural life.

Comparatives, superlatives, imperfect tense and direct object pronouns.

French speaking schools and school exchanges.

Understanding and using the subjunctive.

Using comparatives and superlatives in different tenses.

 

Spanish

Studies of life at school or college.

Using a range of verbs.

Comparing preeterite and imperfect.

Object pronouns.

 

Jobs, career choice and ambitions. Discussing job preferences.

Writing a formal letter.

Using different ways to express future plans.

 

GCSE PE

GCSE Socio-cultural factors

 

GCSE anatomy and physiology - skeletal system

 

HSC

Students will be starting their first piece of assessed coursework for Component 1 - Human Lifespan Development. Using lesson and homework time, as well as a range of electronic support resources on our shared network, learners will complete practice assessment and then the final Task 1 piece.

 

Final results for Component 1 will be released. For Component 2 learners will continue to write up Task 2 and for the exam element we will continue to assess factors affecting Health and Wellbeing, culminating in Mock Exam 2 in December.

Psychology

Criminal Psychology (Heaven study and how to treat criminals).  Development, including Piaget's theory.

Criminal Psychology: Heaven study and how to treat criminals.

Focus on 13 mark essays and Research Methods (See Revision booklet). Development; Piaget's theory and study.

 

History

Medicine c1250-c1700

 

Germany 1918-39 & Medicine Revision

 

Geography

Economic Geography

UK Economic Geography & Resource Management

 

RE

Christian Practices

Crime and Punishment