The Ripley Academy

Subject Topics Spring Term 1 Key Stage 4

Listed below is an outline of our Key Stage 4 curriculum content in subject areas for the half term from 6th January until 14th February 2020

 

Year 10

Year 11

English

Power and Conflict poetry Power and Conflict Poetry alongside Unseen poetry skills

Maths

Pythagoras' Theorem. Circle Geometry. Analysis of mock examinations and a focus on areas of development.

Science

  • Forces
  • Reversible Reactions
  • Organic Chemistry
  • The Endocrine System
  • Inheritance
  • Rates of Reaction
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Forces and Waves

DT

Interiors Skills Project / Exam Preparation NEA / Exam Preparation – Focus on creating a final prototype and carrying evaluations.

Food

Food Science NEA 2 / Exam Preparation – Focus on practical exams.

Computing

Programming, focusing on functions and file handling System Software unit. Databases (short unit) and "Representing it all with 1s and 0s" (binary logic recap unit).

iMedia

Review of the graphic product from the R082 - Digital Graphic unit. Pre-Production  

French

Festivals and celebrations. Careers and work

Spanish

Friends and family Global issues

GCSE PE

Socio cultural factors affecting performance Respiratory and circulatory system

Core PE

Hockey. Table Tennis. Badminton Hockey. Table Tennis. Badminton

HSC

Coursework task one will be set. Coursework task two: Students will assess factors that affect development using case studies Component 2 task 2 will be set and students will learn about a range of health and social care services and the support that they offer. In the exam component, students will be learning about how we measure changes in the body, the implications of these changes and the long and short term impact of lifestyle choices.

Psychology

Developmental psychology, Piaget and the conservation of number. Psychological problems (Clinical Psychology)

History

Medicine 1700-present day Life in Nazi Germany

Geography

UK changing economy and resources Resource management of energy, food and water

RE

Judaism Beliefs Religion and Life

Music

  • Elements of Music – Listening and Theory
  • Composition 1
  • Solo Performance
  • Listening & Appraising exam questions
  • Revisiting composition 1 & 2
  • Ensemble performance

Drama

Component 1 GCSE: Responding to stimuli and devising. Text in Performance: Rehearsal.

Art

Coursework Exam Preparation – Start researching exam topic; analysing a range of artists and developing ideas for the exam.

Photography

Coursework Exam Preparation – Start researching exam topic; analysing a range of photographer and developing ideas for the exam.

PSHE

Parenthood, teenage pregnancy and staying safe in relationships – A BBC produced resource featuring real young people from the show ‘Teenage and Pregnant’ Personal financial choices and consumer rights