Year 10

YEAR 10 MATRIX

 

 

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English

Reading for Pleasure:

Warm-up Unit to build understanding of the Step Up to English exam  (3 weeks)

At the start of Year 10, students complete a short unit of themed warm-up tasks with the aim of supporting transition to Key Stage 4 and identifying gaps in learning to be targeted in the next unit, Reading for Pleasure.

Responding to a Novel: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Taking personal responsibility - actions and consequences

Building empathy and understanding of others including the need to respect difference and the dangers of judging others based on looks, gender, religious belief etc.

Developing understanding of and the opportunity to reflect on the importance of the role of a parent/carer in a child’s life.

Responding to a Novel
Aesop’s Fables

Taking personal responsibility - actions and consequences – making good choices

Developing good personal qualities – linked to growing up.

Cross-curricular reinforcement of general knowledge related to animals and environment

Listening and responding to: Jack and the Beanstalk

Taking personal responsibility - actions and consequences – making good choices e.g. stealing, bullying

Developing understanding and ability to recognise feelings and regulate emotions – [using music as a stimulus]

Cross-curricular reinforcement of general knowledge related to living things – what plants need to grow; farm animals

Warm-Up Unit to build understanding of the Step Up to English exam  (2 weeks)

Warm-up Unit to continue to build understanding of the three attainment target areas, provide evidence of progress and identify gaps in learning to be targeted in the completion of the Reading for Pleasure unit. 

THEN continue and complete the extended Reading for Pleasure unit. [Accredited through the AQA Unit Award Scheme.] 

Myths and Legends an extended unit with the
opportunity for students to build skills and independence in key skills in preparation for starting the exam work in Year 11.  Students will engage with a wide range of appropriate texts under this theme.

Read a selection of literary, literary non-fiction and media texts.

Building confidence identifying fact and opinion in a range of texts.

Developing confidence expressing their ideas in greater detail and writing for a range of purposes building awareness of ‘audience’ i.e. taking notes, presenting information, descriptive writing.

 

English

Curriculum Cover Pages

ENG P2 KS4 Yr10 SoW FCS Transition + Warm-Up

ENG P2+ KS4 SoW FCS RfP Frankenstein

ENG P3 KS4 SoW FCS RfP Frankenstein

ENG P2 KS4 SoW FCS RfP Aesop's Fables

ENG P2+ KS4 SoW FCS RfP Aesop's Fables

ENG P2 KS4 SoW FCS RfP Jack & the Beanstalk

ENG P2 KS4 Yr10 SoW FCS Thematic Study Myths & Legends

ENG P2+ KS4 Yr10 SoW FCS Thematic Study Myths & Legends

ENG P3 KS4 Yr10 SoW FCS Thematic Study Myths & Legends

Reading Intervention

Reading Intervention occurs each morning and entails a combination of group, pair and individual reading as well as focusing on writing, communication and comprehension. Pupils learn in different ways and this is reflected in how we offer Reading Intervention.  We run class based phonics programs and reading schemes (Rapid Readers). Please contact the pupils form tutor for more personalised information.

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Signing and Communication

Revise Core Skills

Christmas

 

Valentines
Day

Easter

 

Nursery Rhymes

 

 

Signing & Communication lessons aim to enhance students' communication skills, broaden their vocabulary as well as build and embed their ability to use language in a socially meaningful way. The 'Communication' element focuses on individual PLIM targets: 'Signing' refers to Signalong, the modern language we study, which supports students to have the skills to communicate effectively with others both in school and the wider community.  All students work to gain accreditation for these skills in Key Stage 4, taking this learning journey further in Key Stage 5 as one of the options offered. 

To support students to develop their Speaking, Listening and Social Communication skills through a variety of tasks and activities designed to enhance their communication skills, broaden their vocabulary, build and embed the student’s ability to use language in a socially meaningful way. The key aim is to support students to gain confidence, relevant skills and a desire to communicate with others and provide language for life and learning.  [Linked to individual student PLIMs targets.]  To support Year 10 students to continue to build their core Signalong skills and evidence their progress through Key Stage 4 using Signalong formal accreditation of their skills. [Pre-Entry, Entry Level 1 and Entry Level 2.]   

Signalong Curriculum Cover Sheets

KS4 Year 10 PoS + SoW.docx

KS4 Year 11 PoS + SoW.docx

 
  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Maths

AQA Entry Levels 1/2/3 (Two Year Cycle)

Properties of Number
- Unit 1

 

The Four Operations
- Unit 2

 

Calendar and Time
- Unit 5

Geometry
- Unit 7

Ratio
- Unit 3

 

Measurement
- Unit 6

Statistics
- Unit 8

Consolidation of skills and knowledge or Introduction to Level 1

Maths Curriculum Cover Pages

 

Maths curriculum matrix

Maths KS4_5 cover page Entry Levels 

 

WOW (World of Work)

World of Work

In year 10, students  will be able to  raise their awareness of the working world and understanding of different jobs. They will establish what interests/hobbies/skills and qualities they possess and  learn about basic work health and safety.

  • Autumn: understand jobs within family/friends and the community and  distinguish between indoor and outdoor jobs and begin to understand which types of jobs students are more interested in and why. They will recognise what equipment is required for each of the studied jobs. 

  • Spring: establish their key skills/qualities and interests and know how to successfully work with others. 

  •  Summer: learn about key Health and Safety in the Workplace and about key responsibilities at work.

World of Work Curriculum Cover Pages

KS4 WOW Cover page

 

 

Humanities

In Key Stage 4, History and Geography are no longer taught as discrete subjects; students can opt to study for the Pathways Humanities.  This includes units on History, Geography and RE.

History Geography

Fragile Environment

Rainforests

Deforestation

Natural Environments

North and South Pole

National Parks

A Non British Society in the Past - 

Hitler, Nazi Germany, Hitler’s Youth, Use of Terror, Propaganda, Women in Nazi Germany. Comparing the lives of people today and the past

 

Religious Education

In RE all students in year 10 and 11 follow the WJEC Entry Level Pathways course in Religious Studies modules.

Places of Worship

6237/E2

6237/E3

This unit aims to enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding of the layout and significance of features within two places of worship from two different religious traditions. It also allows them to consider appropriate behaviour in these places of worship.

Religious Festivals and Celebrations

6238/E2

6238/E3

This unit aims to enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding of how and why religious festivals are celebrated. The festivals studied must be from two different religious traditions.

 

 
 

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Spring Term

Summer Term

PSHCE and British Values

 

RSE to be taught by the Form Tutor and Interventions appropriate to the pupils needs.

  • Who am I? Personal skills and qualities. These challenges focus on your sense of identity.

  • These challenges will help you to understand how to manage money wisely.

  • International languages and how they are different.

  • With these challenges pupils will
    learn about people’s rights and responsibilities.

  • These challenges will help pupils to learn about the things that affect the world environment.

  • These challenges will help pupils to learn more about how their body works and how you can keep it in
    good shape

  •  The world of work by looking at local businesses.
  • The different qualities needed within successful relationships and your personal community.

  • Respecting differences and cultures / religions

 
 

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Spring Term

Summer Term

Science

Physics

ELP8 - Attractive Forces

ELP 3 - Medical Rays

ELP1 - Getting the Message

ELP2 - Full Spectrum

ELP 11 - Fly Me To The Moon

Biology

ELB1 - Dead or Alive

ELB12 - Food Factory

ELB 7 - You Can Only Have One Life - Look After It

ELB 8 - Body Wars

ELB 4 - Fooling Your Senses

Chemistry

ELC4 Clean Air and Water

ELC6 Sorting Out

ELC7 Let’s Get Together

ELC 8 - Heavy Metals

ELC 11 - How Fast ?  How Slow ?

All students in year 10 and 11 follow the OCR Entry Level Science course in modules.

Biology is the science of living organisms (including animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms) and their interactions with each other and the environment. The study of biology involves collecting and interpreting information about the natural world to identify patterns and relate possible cause and effect. Biological information is used to help humans improve their own lives and strive to create a sustainable world for future generations. Learners should be helped to understand how, through the ideas of biology, the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of a small number of key ideas which are of universal application, and which can be illustrated in the separate topics set out.

Chemistry is the science of the composition, structure, properties and reactions of matter, understood in terms of atoms, atomic particles and the way they are arranged and linked together. It is concerned with the synthesis, formulation, analysis and characteristic properties of substances and materials of all kinds. Learners should be helped to appreciate the achievements of chemistry in showing how the complex and diverse phenomena of both the natural and man-made worlds can be described in terms of a small number of key ideas which are of universal application, and which can be illustrated in the separate topics

Physics is the science of the fundamental concepts of field, force, radiation and particle structures, which are inter-linked to form unified models of the behaviour of the material universe. From such models, a wide range of ideas, from the broadest issue of the development of the Universe over time to the numerous and detailed ways in which new technologies may be invented, have emerged. These have enriched both our basic understanding of, and our many adaptations to, our material environment. Learners should be helped to understand how, through the ideas of physics, the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of a small number of key ideas which are of universal application and which can be illustrated in the separate topics set out

Science Curriculum Cover Pages

Year 10 -Science SOW Coversheet

 

Computing

AQA Unit Awards

Online safety:
Cyberbullying and grooming

Basic Computer Skills

Programming with Scratch (Unit1/2):


Faking It

Presentation Skills

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

The main aim of this unit is to expose students to E-Safety to protect them in their use of electronic technology. In practice, E-Safety is as much about behaviour as it is electronic security.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop computer skills in using different software to give them a solid foundation to build future knowledge on.

To become acquainted with computers there are certain basic skills which can benefit students. While these skills might seem obvious at first, the fact is that many people never take the time to learn these very important basics. By studying them now, students will both save time later and also improve their daily computer productivity.

In this unit, students will plan and create presentations about endangered animals.  Students will explore the concept of ‘fitness for purpose’ when using images, text, colour and sound to enhance their presentation. They will consider how to match and adapt their presentation to a given audience and purpose. Finally, they will evaluate the suitability of their work for different audiences and purposes. Students will then move on to an introduction to Microsoft Excel, where they will understand the principles of spreadsheet software by learning what the terms: cell, value, label and formula mean; be introduced to the different symbols used to write formulas when working out sums.

Computing Curriculum Cover Pages Year 10 - Term 1- Computing SOW
Cover Sheet.docx
Year 10 - Term 2-
Computing SOW
Cover Sheet.docx
Year 10 - Term 3- Computing SOW Cover Sheet.docx
 

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Spring Term

Summer Term

Resistant Materials

6 weeks taught on alternative carousel with 

Food Technology

NCFE Entry Level Award in Creative Craft (construction)

Introduction to NCFE Level 1 Unit Construction

This is the entry level qualification of the NCFE Pathway leading to an entry level qualification which can enable a student to progress to level 1 and level 2. This first part focuses on the Student becoming familiar with wood as a material and the tools and processes to turn it into a product. This all has to be done using the workshop and tools safely.

This is the entry level qualification of the NCFE Pathway leading to a Level 2 qualification. This first part focuses on the Student becoming familiar with wood as a material and the tools and processes to turn it into a product. This all has to be done using the workshop and tools safely.

Resistant Materials Curriculum Cover Pages

Y10 Resistant Materials - NCFE L3

 

Unit 1 - Year 10 - NCFE Level 1  Spring

Unit 2 - Year 10 - NCFE Level 1 Summer

Food Technology

6 weeks taught on alternative carousels with Resistant Materials

Option 1 - NCFE Level 1- Food and Cookery Skills

This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in food and cookery. It will provide learners with experience of using different cooking skills and methods to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will give them a basic understanding of the skills required for a career in food.

Option 2 - AQA Unit Awards

74378 – Basic Kitchen Hygiene and Safety 

70054 – Preparing a Simple Meal 

72925 – Making an Afternoon Tea 

Food Technology Curriculum Cover Pages

NCFE - FT SOW Cover Sheet 1

Year 10 - FT SOW Cover Sheet 2

       
 

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Spring Term

Summer Term

Physical Education 

Basketball

Tag Rugby

Trampolining - TBC

Gymnastics

Ball Skills

Football

Panathlon

Outdoor Walking

Cross Country

Tag Rugby

Gymnastics

Ball Skills

Fitness

Panathlon

Outdoor Walking

Cross Country

Rounders

Tennis

Athletics

Cricket

 

The activities suggested vary in difficulty and teachers will select the appropriate ones for their group and differentiate accordingly. Learning within PE utilises spiral learning, so key concepts and skills are retaught each time to counter regression and then to increase difficulty.

PE Curriculum Cover Pages

PE - Basketball 7-14 Autumn

PE - Football 7-11 Autumn

PE - Ball Skills 7-14 Autumn_ Spring 

PE - Panathlon Sports 7-14 Autumn_ Spring

PE - Gymnastics 7-11 Autumn_ Spring

PE - Handball 7 - 11 Spring

PE - Fitness 7-14 Spring 

PE - Uni-Hoc 7 -11

PE - Cross Country 7-13 Autumn_ Summer

PE - Athletics 7-11

PE - Cricket 7-11 Summer

PE - Rounders 7-11 Summer

PE - Tag-Rugby 9-11 Autumn_ Spring 

PE - Trampolining 9-11 Autumn

Sports Leadership
Option group

In Key Stage 4 we offer pupils the chance to study Sports Leadership. It is a registered awarding organisation for sports leadership qualifications and awards,  with the vision “for every young person to realise their potential.”  

The course last two years and pupils will work towards achieving; 

A learning to lead certificate

Level 1 Qualification

Sports Leadership Curriculum Cover Pages

PE - Sports Leadership 

 

 

Art

One term taught on alternative carousels with Dance and Art/Drama 

Characters and Places

Food Art & Food Choices

The purpose of this project is to develop pupils’ foundation elements in art. Pupils will improve their understanding of landscapes and explore various ways characters can be represented in 2D and 3D. They will strengthen their knowledge of art categories such as: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Animation and begin to add breadth to their knowledge of the specific elements required in these disciplines. They will  explore art from different cultures to help develop their research skills and final piece designs. Pupils can achieve the first portfolio for their Entry Level Pathway 2 criteria for Painting and Drawing, they need to complete a Three Dimensional Studies unit 10.2 at the end of the year or the beginning of year 11.1 to complete the course.

The intention of this SoW is to improve making skills using a range of 3D media. Pupils focus on developing their fine motor skills using both lightweight- recycled materials and heavier- bought  materials which require more cutting and modelling techniques. They also develop their knowledge of how to apply tone on 2D and 3D objects. They develop their understanding of food groups and healthy and less healthy food choices and discuss the recycling of food packaging and how it can be reused. Pupils use this SoW as the basis for achieving their Entry Level 2 in 3 Dimensional Studies. For those who will later go on to GCSE in the 6th form it mirrors a theme based project to help them develop the understanding of: research methods, ideas, experimentation and material development skills  needed to follow a topic from start to completion.

Art Curriculum Cover Pages

 

Year10.1Art Cover Sheet

Year10.2Art Cover Sheet

Drama

One term taught on alternative carousels with Art 

The Greatest Show!

Exploring Types of Performance -History & Development of Theatre & Film

The intention of this SoW is to develop knowledge and understanding of the key parts of creating and performing in a show. Pupils study the History of performance looking at Roman Amphitheatres and  the Circus. They create a performance inspired by the film  ‘The Greatest Showman!’ Develop their knowledge of drama movement, miming, voice skills and look at how props, lighting and sound effects can be added into the final performance. Pupils also develop their script writing, and prop making skills and start to consider how these link to professional practice in the theatre. Pupils can gain an AQA Entry Level unit award in ‘Preparing a Prop for A School Production’ by following this course.

The intention of this SoW is to develop better knowledge of types of performance in Theatre and Film. Pupils  will look at different ways that we can use the body to show different characters and roles. They learn the following skills: Playing group games, developing mime, actions and  performing short Comedy-Skits.

Pupils learn about the importance of warm up and cool down routines to develop their health and wellbeing and learn about famous physical comedy actors such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and types of theatre such as Classical, Musical, Physical and Pantomime. They develop their ability to spot emotion, Mime and movement in characters by their physical actions. This SoW encourages pupils to gain greater depth of understanding of careers in drama and encourages them to explore their interests.

Drama Curriculum Cover Pages

 

10.1 Drama Cover sheets

10.2 Drama Cover sheets

Music

Djembe

Creating Sound

In this Unit, students learn how music can convey meaning, and how African societies use the music of the Djembe drum to communicate messages. Working in small groups, students will create their own messages using the Djembe drum.  Pupils are entered for the AQA Unit Awards with this module should they meet the requirements.

In this unit, students will have the opportunity to explore different sounds from the environment. They will develop an understanding of the concept of pitched and unpitched instrumentation.  Pupils are entered for the AQA Unit Awards with this module should they meet the requirements.

Music Curriculum Cover Pages

 

Year 10.1 Music SOW Cover sheet

Year 10.2 MusicSoW Cover sheet

Enrichment

Enrichment runs Friday lesson 5 and 6 . During this time it allows students the opportunity to experience activities that are not usually available to them. It allows them to develop their own interests and hobbies that they can continue to access at home, in the community or as they move on to other settings. Our students will be mixing with peers outside of their tutor class and year groups so that they can make new friends and mix with a variety of students and different staff which will promote social skills, communication skills and coping with change. 

Most importantly, we are offering students a safe and secure environment to take on new opportunities with supportive staff relationships, so that they have the confidence to attempt new things.