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Art and Design 

Key Stage 3

The Art and Design curriculum has been planned to introduce key skills and techniques in Year 7 and then expand and secure these skills into Year 8. 

Year 8 lessons are planned to mirror the structure of GCSE assessment objectives to give students an experience of the Level 2 course before they choose their Options. The themes set make wide connections with art of other times and places and have an emphasis on ‘awe and wonder’.

Key Stage 4

The GCSE course structure is planned to enable students to revisit, secure and master key skills and techniques whilst gaining marks in all assessment objectives. The curriculum is broad and varied to make sure students can access a wide range of art and design processes and use these skills independently to develop creative responses to a starting point.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

Introduction to the Formal Elements  
Baseline drawing assessment
Drawing skills: line, tone,mark making 
Painting skills: colour theory, mixing and blending

Spring Term

Still Life
Recording and drawing in wet and dry materials
2D Shape
Pattern and print making

Summer Term

3D Shape
Ceramic techniques: pinch, coil, slab
Mixed Media
Materials and processes: collage, photomontage, assemblage

Year 8 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

Natural Forms
Drawing and painting from observation
Structure
Architecture, Urban Art and our built environment

Spring Term

Ordinary/Extraordinary
Everyday object from different perspectives
Contrast
Printing skills: Lino, poly, relief, mono

Summer Term

Contain
3D construction skills: wire, card, ceramics
Open
Staff delivering lessons of their chosen specialism

Key Stage 4

Subject

GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art - Three Year Course

Exam Board

AQA

Year 9  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term Foundation Workshops
Skills based short tasks focus on the formal elements.
Compile visual dictionary of GCSE materials and techniques
Spring Term Recording: Structures/Natural Forms Unit 1: Portfolio
Approaches to drawing: nature and purpose
Focus on: recording, experimenting, analysing, developing ideas
Summer Term Developing ideas: Structures/Natural Forms Unit 1: Portfolio
Visual analysis and personal response.
Focus on: formal elements, annotation, ideas pages, refining and evaluating. Trialling and producing personal outcomes.

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Music and Movement Unit 1: Portfolio
Visual elements and still life recording from observation
Use of media and refining skills, annotation and analysis.

Spring Term

Music and Movement Unit 1: Portfolio
Developing outcomes: trialling and exploring ideas
Experimenting with media and recording to develop a personal outcome.

Summer Term

Natural forms Unit 1: Portfolio
Visual elements and sculpture techniques
Use of 3D media: ceramics, wire, paper, card etc
Refining practical skills and independent creative decision making
10 hour mock exam

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Natural forms Unit 1: Portfolio
Recording from observation, focus: development of drawing skills.
Working in mixed media to develop and refine designs from drawings and recordings. 
Analysing artist/designers work to develop and refine a range of independent, personal ideas.
10 hour mock exam

Spring Term

Preparation for Unit 2: Externally Set Task
Starting points set by AQA, focus on developing ideas, analysis and research, experimenting and recording.
Trialling ideas for final outcome

Summer Term

Review, improve and complete preparation for Unit 2: Externally Set Task and sit 10 hour timed assessment

 

Subject

GCSE Art and Design: Fine Art - Two Year Course

Exam Board

AQA

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Natural Forms
Foundation workshops: focus on the formal elements of art and GCSE key skills through experimenting with materials and techniques.

Spring Term

Music and Movement Unit:1 Portfolio
Visual elements and still life recording from observation
Annotation and analysis, developing ideas and trialling outcomes.

Summer Term

Music and Rhythm Unit 1: Portfolio
Experimenting with media and recording
Developing ideas and trialling outcomes
10 hour mock exam

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Natural Forms Unit 1: Portfolio
Visual elements and sculpture techniques
Use of 3D media: ceramics, wire, paper, card etc
Refining practical skills and independent creative decision making
10 hour mock exam

Spring Term

Preparation for Unit 2: Externally Set Task
Starting points set by AQA, focus on developing ideas, analysis and research, experimenting and recording.
Trialling ideas for final outcome

Summer Term

Review, improve and complete preparation for Unit 2: Externally Set Task and sit 10 hour timed assessment

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Activity

Year Group/s

Time

(e.g. Autumn term - Lunch time)

Brief description of activity

Art Enrichment

KS4
Yr 9-11

Tues and Wed
3.10-4.30pm

Review, improve, complete Unit 1 with support from staff

Child Development 

The Cambridge National in Child Development introduces students to the specialist
knowledge and skills needed to work with young children. The qualification focuses on
health and well-being for child development, the equipment and nutritional needs of children
from birth to five years and the development of a child from birth to five years

Key Stage 4

Subject

OCR Nationals Child Development

Exam Board

OCR

Year 9 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term R018: Health and well-being for child development
Exam unit
The first topic of study underpins all of the other learning in this qualification. Students will develop the essential knowledge and understanding in child development, covering reproduction and parental responsibility.
Spring Term R018: Health and well-being for child development
Exam unit
Students will develop the essential knowledge and understanding in child development, covering antenatal care, birth, postnatal checks.
Summer Term R019: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
Coursework
In the second topic of study, students will gain knowledge of the equipment needs of babies and young children and an understanding of the factors to be considered when choosing appropriate equipment to meet all of these needs. This topic will also cover nutrition and hygiene practices and students will be given the opportunity to investigate feeding solutions. 

Year 10 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term R019: Understand the equipment and nutritional needs of children from birth to five years
Coursework
This topic will also cover nutrition and hygiene practices and students will be given the opportunity to investigate feeding solutions, comparing these to nutritional requirements and evaluating the outcomes. Evaluation skills are developed, which would be of use in further studies in a number of areas.
Spring Term R018: Health and well-being for child development
Exam unit
Students will develop the essential knowledge and understanding in child development, covering postnatal provision.
Summer Term R018: Health and well-being for child development
Exam unit
Revision Students will develop the essential knowledge and understanding in child development and sit their exam in June of Year 10

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term R020: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years
In the third topic of study, students will gain an understanding of the development norms from birth to five years and the stages and benefits of play. Students will gain knowledge of, and skills in, developing activities to observe development norms in children up to the age of five. 
Spring Term R020: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years
This topic will include researching, planning and carrying out activities with a child and observing and evaluating these activities, as well as comparing the child to the expected development norms. 
Summer Term R020: Understand the development of a child from birth to five years
Researching, planning, observing and evaluating skills will be used for students to complete their coursework which is submitted to the exam board.

Citizenship
 

Key Stage 4

Subject

Citizenship

Exam Board

Edexcel
Coursework deadline (if required) N/A

Year 10 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term Theme C: How the Law works?
Theme E: Citizenship Project
Spring Term Theme D: Power and Influence
Theme E: Citizenship Project
Summer Term Theme D: Power and Influence
Revision of Themes in preparation for Summer Term Mock. 

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term Theme C: How the Law works?
Theme E: Citizenship Project
Spring Term Theme E: Citizenship Project
Theme D: Power and Influence
Summer Term Revision

CITRS 

At Lealands we have created an integrated citizenship and religious studies unit which we know will engage students and promote a wider sense of belonging.

Students will study a variety of world issues for example the significance of the media and how it plays an important role in how we see the world and how they see us.

Additionally, Religious Studies is not about making students ‘religious’, it is about enabling students to think for themselves about moral and religious issues in society.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

Meeting Barriers: Community, identity, respect, mutual understanding. 
Introduction to Human Rights
Bullying
Careers

Spring Term

Health and Prevention: Hygiene, healthy living, diet, physical and mental well-being. 
Drugs Education: Legal and illegal substances, school policy, the law. 

Summer Term

E-Safety: Online safety, the law, social media, cyberbullying, the
online world.
SRE: Respectful relationships, different types of relationships, marriage, civil partnerships, puberty, well-being. 

Year 8 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

Living in a diverse community: Celebration of differences, harmony, respect for different cultures. 
Human Rights: United Nations, UNCHR
Politics: Making of laws, voting, British constitution. 
Careers

Spring Term

Bullying
Knife Crime: the law, school policy, current rise in knife crime.
Mental Well-being: Body image, young people in the media. 
Drugs Education: Illegal drugs, school policy, the law, county lines, emotional and psychological impacts. 

Summer Term

E-Safety: Consent, how to identify harmful behaviours online, how to seek support, the law in relation to online behaviour.
SRE: Identity, LGBTQ, families, stereotypes, emotional and physical health, equality duty.

Year 9 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term Human Rights: Democracy and dictatorship
Rights within Britain, standing up for rights, protest, challenging discrimination, prejudice, bigotry. 
Community Cohesion: Racism, discrimination, how communities can work better together for the good of everyone. 
Careers
Spring Term The Holocaust: Discriminaion, genocide. 
Knife Crime: Impact on society
Mental Well-being: Causes and triggers for unhealthy coping strategies, self-harm, eating disorders, how to recognise when we need help, where we can seek help, coping strategies. 
Drugs Education: Long term effects of drug misuse, impact of drugs on individuals and society, where to seek help and support. 
Summer Term Financial Awareness: Credit and debit cards, loans, loan sharks, APR. 
SRE: Contraception, STI’s, relationships, consent. 
Matters of life and death: Euthanasia and abortion. 

Year 10 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term War and Peace
Equality Act
Community Cohesion
Careers
Spring Term The Prevent Duty
Work Experience
E-Safety
Drugs Education
Summer Term SRE - CSE, FGM, harassment, trafficking, domestic abuse
Matters of life and death, organ donation, transplant, IVF
Crime and Punishment

Year 11 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term Preparing for life after Year 11. 
Mental wellbeing
Spring Term College Applications and Careers
SRE and Drugs Education
Summer Term Examination Preparation

Computing and Business Studies 

This page is currently under construction - curriculum information for Computing and Business Studies will be available shortly. Please check back soon...


The Computing Department is committed to embedding ICT and computing skills for all students. Our aim is to offer a curriculum that provides the opportunities for all students to design, implement and evaluate solutions to ICT and computing problems that are relevant to our rapidly changing society. We strive to ensure that our students become digitally literate by being able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology.

We realise that these skills are valuable in all other areas of school life and work closely with other departments to develop cross-curricular links. Our staff endeavour to provide inspiring and challenging lessons to raise student achievement and improve motivation, making use of the latest technology to create a virtual learning environment that supports school and home learning.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 

Year 8 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 

Key Stage 4

Subject

Computer science

Exam Board

 

Coursework deadline (if required)

 

Year 9  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 
 
 

Subject

Business Studies

Exam Board

 

Coursework deadline
(if required)

 

Year 9  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 

Year 11 (2/3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 
 

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Activity

Year Group/s

Time
(e.g. Autumn term - Lunch time)

Brief description of activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative iMedia
 

The Cambridge National in Creative iMedia equips students with a wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the creative digital media sector. They start at pre-production and develop their skills through practical assignments as they create final multimedia products.
 

Key Stage 4

Year 9 (3 hours per week)

Exam Board OCR Cambridge National
Autumn Term Introduction to Digital Graphics (Compulsory Unit R082)
  • Purpose of Digital Graphics
  • Types of Digital Graphics
Introduction to Digital Graphics Software
  • Basics of Microsoft Publisher
  • Basics of Photoshop
Spring Term Introduction to Multi Page Websites (Optional Unit R085)
  • Purpose of Multi Page Websites
  • Types of Multi Page Websites
Introduction to Website Software
  • Basics of Webplus
  • Basics of Google Web Designer
Summer Term Introduction to Creating interactive multimedia products
 (Optional Unit R087)
  • Purpose of Creating interactive multimedia products
  • Types of Creating interactive multimedia products
Introduction to interactive multimedia software
  • Basics of Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Basics of Google Slides
  • Basics of Prezi

Year 10 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term Completion of Digital Graphics Unit R082 (10-15 hours)
  • Task 1 - Purpose and properties of Digital Graphics
  • Task 2 - Plan the creation of a Digital Graphic
  • Task 3 - Create a Digital Graphic
  • Task 4 - Review and evaluate your Digital Graphic
Spring Term Completion of Multi Page Websites Unit R085 (10-15 hours)
  • Task 1 - Purpose and properties of Multi Page Websites
  • Task 2 - Plan the creation of a Multi Page Website
  • Task 3 - Create a Multi Page Website
  • Task 4 - Review and evaluate your Multi Page Website
Summer Term Completion of Interactive Multimedia Product Unit R087 (10-15 hours)
  • Task 1 - Purpose and properties of Interactive Multimedia Products
  • Task 2 - Plan the creation of an Interactive Multimedia Product
  • Task 3 - Create an Interactive Multimedia Product
  • Task 4 - Review and evaluate your Interactive Multimedia Product

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term Pre production skills Unit R081 (1.5 hour Exam)
  • Understand the purpose and content of pre-production
  • Be able to plan pre-production
  • Be able to produce pre-production documents
  • Be able to review pre-production documents
Exam in late November (1st Attempt)
Spring Term Revision of Pre production skills Unit R081 (1.5 hour Exam)
  • Understand the purpose and content of pre-production
  • Be able to plan pre-production
  • Be able to produce pre-production documents
  • Be able to review pre-production documents
Exam in late April(2nd and final attempt)
Summer Term  

 

English 

We are passionate about helping all students to achieve their full potential.  We believe in teaching all students the skills they require to become effective communicators; encouraging the development of their imaginations, and of competence in reading, writing and speaking and listening.  Learning the different ways of communicating empowers our students, not only to achieve the specific qualifications they need to pursue their ambitions for the future, but also to prepare them for the kinds of communication they will discover as adults at college, university, in the workplace and in life.   

Key Stage 3

Year 7 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Creative writing inspired by nature

Reading assessment on ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens
Home learning: social and historical context
‘The Victorian Era’ (7 week assignment)

Spring Term

Grammar for writing: studying narrative voice

Studying a class reader of the teacher’s choice

Summer Term

Reading assessment and dramatic interpretations of 
 ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’ by William Shakespeare. 
Home learning: social and historical context 
‘The Elizabethan Era’ (6 week assignment)

Year 8 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Reading assessment on  ‘The Speckled Band’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
Home learning: social and historical context 
‘Crime and Punishment in the Victorian Era’ (7 week assignment)

Creative writing: crime fiction

Spring Term

Grammar for writing: writing to persuade and argue

Studying a class reader of the teacher’s choice

Summer Term

Reading assessment and dramatic interpretations of 
‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare.
Home learning: social and historical context 
‘The Elizabethan Era’ (6 week assignment)

Year 9 (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Creative writing inspired by George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’

Reading assessment on ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell 
Home learning: GCSE English Language style questions on
‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell (12 week assignment)

Spring Term

Grammar for writing: writing poetry

Comparative reading assessment on poems from other cultures
and traditions

Summer Term

Reading assessment and dramatic interpretations of
 ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare

Key Stage 4

Subject

GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature

Exam Board

AQA

Year 10  (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

English Literature: study of modern prose or drama, ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J B Priestley

Spring Term

English Language: explorations in creative writing
English Literature: study of 19th century literature

Summer Term

English Language: writers’ viewpoints and perspectives, writing to argue
Spoken Language endorsement

Year 11 (5 hours per week)

Autumn Term

English Literature: ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare
English Language: explorations in creative writing and writers’ viewpoints and perspectives

Spring Term

English Literature: AQA Poetry Anthology, ‘Power and Conflict’

Summer Term

n/a

 

Extra Curricular Opportunities

 

Activity

Year Group/s

Time (e.g. Autumn term - Lunch time)

Brief description of activity

       
       
       

 

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost

Performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’

End of autumn term

7

£500.00

       

Geography
 

Geography has an important role to play in the educational development of the students at Lealands.

Studies outside the classroom are an integral part of geography; these can be in the school grounds, the local community or further afield.

For recent Geography in the news articles visit our Padlet created and updated by Head of Humanities, Miss Murtagh: https://padlet.com/murtaghs/gcsegeography

Key Stage 3

Year 7 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Fantastic Places/Map Skills
Tectonics Hazards - The Restless Earth

Spring Term

The Challenge of Climate Change
Brazil and The Amazon Rainforest

Summer Term

Changing Coastlines
Investigating the Middle East

Year 8 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Investigating China
Development - Slums and Millionaires

Spring Term

Weather and Climate 
Oceans - The Plastic Problem

Summer Term

Africa - A Diverse Continent
Geography of Crime

Key Stage 4

Subject

Geography

Exam Board

AQA

Coursework deadline (if required)

N/A

Year 9  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Weather Hazards
Climate Change

Spring Term

Urbanisation
Case study of major LIC/NEE - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Urban Change in the UK 
Urban Sustainability

Summer Term

Resource Management
Decision Making/Geographical Skills

Year 10 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Cold Environments
Coastal Landscapes

Spring Term

Development 
Case Study of an NEE: Nigeria

Summer Term

UK Economic Change
Fieldwork/Decision Making/Geographical Skills

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term Urbanisation
Case study of major LIC/NEE - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Urban Change in the UK - (Fieldwork)
Urban Sustainability
Spring Term River Landscapes
Paper 3 - Decision Making/Fieldwork/Skills
Summer Term Revision

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Activity Year Group/s Time (e.g. Autumn Term - Lunch Time) Brief description of activity
Environmental Ambassadors All Tuesday - Lunchtime Discuss key environmental issues of the day. 
Broaden knowledge and understanding of every day climate change issues. 
Implement whole school strategies to make Lealands High School more environmentally friendly. 
       
       

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip Time (e.g. Summer Term) Year Groups/s Approx. Cost
Year 10 GCSE Geography Field Trip Summer Term 10 £20 per student
Year 11 GCSE Geography Field Trip Autumn Term 11 £20 per student

Health & Social Care 

The Cambridge National in Health and Social Care introduces students to the specialist knowledge and skills needed to work in various care settings. The qualification focuses on core values and communicating with individuals so as to maintain their dignity and sense of being valued.

Key Stage 4

Subject

OCR Nationals Health and Social Care

Exam Board

OCR

Year 9 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings
Coursework
Students explore different types of communication. They learn about the importance of effective communication to connect with individuals using care services, and they develop their understanding of how the way they communicate impacts on an individual’s care.
Spring Term R022: Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings
Coursework
Students look the qualities of a good care worker and carry out a practical interaction showing the different types of communication.
Summer Term R025: Understanding life stages
Coursework
Students investigate the main changes that occur during each stage of life and how they may affect the care requirements of individuals within childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

Year 10 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term R025: Understanding life stages
Coursework
Students look at the aging process in older adults and genetically inherited disorders.
They apply the knowledge they have gained to develop appropriate support plans for individuals at different stages of life
Spring Term R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings
Exam
Students learn about the rights of individuals and the values of care required when working in a health, social care or early years environment. Through role play and case studies they gain understanding of how to apply these values so that individuals’ dignity is maintained.
Summer Term R021: Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings
Exam
Students learn about the legislations that are used to support the rights of the individuals in health, social care and early year’s provision. Through role play and case studies they gain understanding of how to apply these values so that individuals’ dignity is maintained.

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term R031: Using basic first aid procedures
Course work
Students find out about basic first aid procedures that might be required in a health or social care setting*, including how to carry out basic first aid on adults. 
* Note: This unit is NOT a certified First Aid course and students will not be qualified in First Aid on completion
Spring Term R031: Using basic first aid procedures
Students learn how to assess the scene of an accident for further risks and what information they need to communicate when contacting the emergency services.
* Note: This unit is NOT a certified First Aid course and students will not be qualified in First Aid on completion
Summer Term R031: Using basic first aid procedures
Students complete the first aid unit and coursework is submitted to the exam board

 

History 

The History Department strides to embrace the education revolution by pioneering innovation to engage and inspire new age learners. We believe history is one of the most important subjects in the curriculum because it inspires and develops young minds to be free thinking and critical.

The History Department encourages learners to be independent, creative, reflective, team players, self-managers and become effective participators. To achieve these goals the department provides opportunities to study local, national, European and world history through different enquiries.

To challenge learners, the department provides opportunities to communicate ideas and conclusions about past peoples and societies. Learners will be expected to communicate their historical findings through different forms of assessment which include making movies and podcasts, writing essays and giving presentations.

Learners will also get the opportunity to explore and evaluate different evidence from the past. This will include artefacts, pictures, movies and written documents. The Luton Museum is invited to contribute to the learning environment of learners throughout the curriculum to provide a definitive learning experience to students.

We hope that through our endeavour to provide a rich and challenging curriculum and our enthusiasm for the subject learners will become free critical thinkers who will take their learning experience with them through life and become positive participators in society.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Romans 
1066 Battle of Hastings and William 1 

Spring Term

Medieval Power: Beckett and King John. 
The Black Death 
Henry VIII

Summer Term

Elizabeth
The Gunpowder Plot

Year 8 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

The English Civil War
Industrial Revolution

Spring Term

Protests and empire
Civil rights and culture through time

Summer Term

WW1: Causes and Life in the Trenches
USA Civil Rights

Key Stage 4

Subject

History

Exam Board

WJEC EDUQAS

Coursework deadline (if required)

N/A 

Year 9 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term Inter war + Road to WWII
WWII: Battles and the Home Front
Spring Term

Germany in Transition 1919-1939

Summer Term

Germany in Transition 1919-1939

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Elizabeth

Spring Term

Crime and Punishment

Summer Term

Crime and Punishment

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Revision of Elizabeth/Development of USSR

Spring Term

Crime and Punishment

Summer Term

Revision

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Activity Year Group/s Time (e.g. Autumn Term - Lunch Time) Brief description of activity
History Book Club All Drop - ins Borrow a historical reading book from Vo2.
       
       

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip Time (e.g. Summer Term) Year Group/s Approx. Cost
Battlefields Trip Spring Term All £80
Berlin Trip Summer Term Year 9/10 £400

Languages
 

Through languages we aim to offer insights into other cultures and create an awareness, tolerance and understanding of others’ experiences while developing practical communication skills.

We aim to introduce the five skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation).  We also aim to develop a clear understanding within our students about how they can continue to develop as linguists and what they need to do to ensure that they make the necessary progress.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 (2 hours per week)

 

French

Students follow the course “Studio 1”. Topics include:

Spanish

Students follow the course “Viva 1”. Topics including:

Autumn Term

  • Personal information
  • My School
  • Personal information
  • Free Time

Spring Term

  • My School
  • Hobbies
  • Free time
  • School

Summer Term

  • Hobbies
  • Out and About
  • School
  • Family and Friends

Year 8 (2 hours per week)

 

French

Students follow the course
“Studio 2”

Grammatical structures and tenses are explored at greater depth across the following topics:

Spanish

Students follow the course “Viva 2”

Grammatical structures and tenses are explored at greater depth across the following topics:

Autumn Term

  • Media and Free time
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Holidays
  • My life

Spring Term

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Who am I?
  • My Life
  • Going Out

Summer Term

  • Who am I?
  • My Town and Home Life
  • Food and Drink
  • Out and About

Key Stage 4

Subject

French

Exam Board

AQA

Coursework deadline (if required)

Students will be assessed on examination performance only

Year 9  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term
  • Family, Friends and I
Spring Term
  • Free Time and Technology
Summer Term
  • Routines and Celebrations

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Where I Live

Spring Term

  • Travel and Tourism

Summer Term

  • School Life

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Travel and tourism
  • School Life

Spring Term

  • School life
  • Jobs and Education Post-16

Summer Term

  • Jobs and Education Post-16
  • Social and Global Issues


 

Subject

Spanish

Exam Board

AQA

Coursework deadline (if required)

Students will be assessed on examination performance only.

Year 9  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term
  • Travel and Tourism
Spring Term
  • School Life
Summer term
  • Family, Friends and I

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Free Time and Technology

Spring Term

  • Where I Live

Summer Term

  • Routines and Celebrations

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Where I Live
  • Routines and Celebrations

Spring Term

  • Routines and Celebrations
  • Jobs and Education Post-16

Summer Term

  • Jobs and Education Post-16
  • Social and global issues
 

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

 

Activity

Year Group/s

Time

(e.g. Autumn term - Lunch time)

Brief description of activity

Languages Club

All Years

Thursday 3.10-4.00pm

This club has three very different elements across three classrooms:

  • International Club – Play games, discover new cultures, learn new languages and much more!
  • Study support – vocab learning, grammar help, laptops for ActiveLearn and anything else students may need in their bid to reach the top.

Language Leaders (by application and interview only) – Help the Languages Department to organise events throughout the year such as Lealands' Languages Week, Transition Day, International Club and others. Language Leaders also help to shape the department for future years.

Year 11 Revision Club Year 11 Wednesday
Lunchtime
Year 11s can come for help on any aspect of their studies they may see fit. They can also come for a quiet space to revise on their own.
 

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost

Cambridge University Autumn / Spring Term Year 8 TBC -possibly minimal to cover transport only.
PiXL Conferences Spring Term Year 11 TBC -possibly minimal to cover transport only.

France trip - Normandy

Summer Term

Years 8-10

£575

Spain Trip - Valencia

Summer Term

Years 8-10

£625

Mathematics
 

Key Stage 3

Year 7 (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Algebraic Thinking
- Sequences
- Understand and use algebraic notation
- Equality and equivalence
Place Value and Proportion
- Place value and ordering integers and decimals
- Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence

Spring Term

Application of Number
- Solving problems with addition and subtraction
- Solving problems with multiplication and division
- Fractions of percentages and amounts
Directed Number
- Operations and equations with directed numbers
Fractional Thinking
- Addition and subtraction of fractions

Summer Term

Lines and Angles
- Construction, measuring and using geometric notation
- Developing geometric reasoning
Reasoning with Number
- Developing number sense
- Sets and probability
- Prime numbers and proof

Year 8 (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Proportional Reasoning
- Ratio and scale
- Multiplicative change
- Multiplying and dividing fractions
Representations
- Working in the Cartesian plane
- Representing data
- Tables and probability

Spring Term

Algebraic Techniques
- Brackets, equations and inequalities
- Sequences
- Indices
Developing Number
- Fractions and percentages
- Standard index form
- Number sense

Summer Term

Developing Geometry
- Angles in parallel lines and polygons
- Area of trapezia and circles
- Line of symmetry and reflection
Reasoning with Data
- Data handling cycle
- Measures of location

 

Key Stage 4

Exam Board Edexcel
Exam Breakdown 3 Exam papers
Paper 1 Non – Calculator
Paper 2 Calculator
Paper 3 Calculator

Year 9

  Foundation Higher
Autumn Term

Unit 1 Number
- Calculations
- Decimal numbers
- Place value
- Factors and multiples
- Squares, cubes and roots
- Index notation
- Prime factors
Unit 2 Algebra
- Algebraic expressions
- Simplifying expressions
- Substitution
- Formulae
- Expanding brackets
- Using expressions and formulae

Unit 1 Number
- Number problems and reasoning
- Place value and estimation
- HCF and LCM
- Indices
- Zero, fractional and negative indices
- Standard form
- Surds
Unit 2 Algebra
- Algebraic indices
- Expanding and factorising
- Equations
- Formulae
- Linear sequences
- Non-linear sequences 
Spring Term Unit 3 Graphs, tables and charts
- Frequency tables
- Two-way tables
- Representing data
- Time series
- Stem and leaf diagrams
- Pie charts
- Scatter graphs
- Line of best fit
Unit 4 Fractions and Percentages
- Working with fractions
- Operations with fractions
- Multiplying fractions
- Dividing fractions
- Fractions and decimals
- Fractions and percentages
- Calculating percentages

Unit 3 Interpreting and representing data
- Statistical diagrams
- Time series
- Scatter graphs
- Line of best fit
- Averages and range
Unit 4 Fractions, Ratio and Percentages
- Fractions
- Ratios
- Ratio and proportion
- Percentages
- Fractions, decimals and percentages

 

Summer Term Unit 5 Equations, Inequalities and Sequences
- Solving equations
- Solving equations with brackets
- Introducing inequalities
- More inequalities
- Using formulae
- Generating sequences
- Using the nth term of a sequence
Unit 6 Angles
- Properties of shapes
- Angles in parallel lines
- Angles in triangles
- Exterior and interior angles
- Geometrical problems

Unit 5 Angles and Trigonometry
- Angle properties of triangles and quadrilaterals
- Interior and exterior angles of polygons
- Pythagoras’ theorem
- Trigonometry
Unit 6 Graphs
- Linear graphs
- Graphing rates of change
- Real-life graphs
- Line segments
- Quadratic graphs
- Cubic and reciprocal graphs

 

Year 10

  Foundation Higher
Autumn Term Unit 7 Averages and Range
- Mean and range
- Mode, median and range
- Types of averages
- Estimating the mean
- Sampling
Unit 8 Perimeter, Area and Volume 1
- Rectangles, parallelograms and triangles
- Trapezia
- Compound shapes
- Surface area of 3D solids
- Volume of prisms
Unit 9 Graphs
- Coordinates
- Linear graphs
- Gradient
- Real-life graphs
- Distance-time graphs
Unit 7 Area and Volume
- Perimeter and area
- Units and accuracy
- Prisms
- Circles
- Cylinders and spheres
- Pyramids and cones
Unit 8 Transformations and Constructions
- 3D solids
- Reflection and rotation
- Enlargement
- Combinations of transformations
- Bearings and scale drawings
- Constructions
- Loci
Unit 9 Equations and Inequalities
- Solving quadratic equations
- Completing the square
- Solving simultaneous equations
- Solving inequalities
Spring Term Unit 10 Transformations
- Translations
- Reflections
- Rotation
- Enlargement
- Combining transformations
Unit 11 Ratio and Proportion
- Writing ratios
- Using ratios
- Comparing ratios
- Using proportion
- Proportion and graphs
Unit 12 Right-Angles Triangles
- Pythagoras’ theorem
- Trigonometry
- Finding lengths and angles using trigonometry

Unit 10 Probability
- Combines events
- Mutually exclusive events
- Tree diagrams
- Conditional probability
- Venn diagrams
Unit 11 Multiplicative Reasoning
- Growth and decay
- Compound measures
- Ratio and proportion
Unit 12 Similarity and Congruence
- Congruence
- Geometric proof
- Similarity
- Similarity in 3D solids

 

Summer Term

Unit 13 Probability
- Calculating probability
- Two events
- Venn diagrams
- Tree diagrams
Unit 14 Multiplicative Reasoning
- Percentages
- Growth and decay
- Compound measures
- Distance, speed and time
- Direct and inverse proportion
End of Year Revision

 

 

Unit 13 More Trigonometry
- Graphs of sine and cosine function
- The tangent function
- Sine rule
- Cosine rule
- Solving problems in 3D
- Transforming trigonometric graphs
Unit 14 Further statistics
- Sampling
- Cumulative frequency
- Box plots
- Histograms
- Comparing and describing populations
End of Year Revision 

Year 11

  Foundation Higher
Autumn Term Unit 15 Constrictions, Loci and Bearings
- 3D Solids
- Plans and elevations
- Accurate drawings
- Scale drawings and maps
- Constructions
- Loci and regions
- Bearings
Unit 16 Quadratic Equations and Graphs
- Expanding double brackets
- Plotting quadratic graphs
- Using quadratic graphs
- Factorising quadratic expressions
- Solving quadratic expressions
Unit 17 Perimeter, Area and Volume 2
- Circumference of a circle
- Area of a circle
- Semicircles and sectors
- Composite 2D shapes and cylinders
- Pyramids and cones
- Spheres

Unit 15 Equations and Graphs
- Solving simultaneous equations graphically
- Representing inequalities graphically
- Graphs of quadratic functions
- Graphs of cubic functions
Unit 16 Circle Theorems
- Radii and chords
- Tangents
- Angles in circles
- Applying circle theorems
Unit 17 More Algebra
- Rearranging formulae
- Algebraic fractions
- Surds
- Functions
- Proof

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Term Unit 18 Fractions, Indices and Standard Form
- Multiplying and dividing fractions
- Laws of indices
- Writing in standard form
- Calculating with standard form 
Unit 19 Congruence, Similarity and Vectors
- Similarity and enlargement
- Congruence
- Vectors
Unit 20 More Algebra
- Graphs of cubic and reciprocal graphs
- Non-linear graphs
- Solving simultaneous equations
- Rearranging formulae
- Proof

Unit 18 Vectors and Geometric Proof
- Vectors and vector notation
- Vector arithmetic
- Parallel vectors and collinear points
- Solving geometric problems
Unit 19 Proportion and Graphs
- Direct proportion
- Inverse proportion
- Exponential proportion
- Non-linear graphs
- Translating graphs of functions
- Reflecting and stretching graphs of functions

 

 

 

Summer Term Final GCSE Revision Final GCSE Revision

 

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Activity

Year Group/s

Time

(e.g. Autumn term - Lunch time)

Brief description of activity

Games Club

7, 8 and 9

Tuesday Lunchtime

Chess and Logic Puzzles

Homework Club

All

Everyday 8am - 8.30am

Homework club run by the maths department. Maths teachers are available to help students.

Intermediate
Challenge

9,10 and 11

Selected Students

TBA

The UKMT Individual Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of pupils. The three levels cover the secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4,000 schools and colleges.

Junior Challenge

7 and 8

Selected Students

TBA

Performing Arts
 

This is a strong, vibrant, exciting subject area which aims to develop in students the skills of creativity, performance, communication and discipline within drama, dance/drama and music. The department seeks to develop within students a passion for the Performing Arts and to nurture a love for the stage, and excellence within performance, in general.

Students are given the opportunity to perform regularly to a ‘live’ audience, thereby developing communication skills.

The department is staffed by a team of three dedicated professionals, who have a passion for their subject, which in turn cascades to the students, which is evident in their learning and extra-curricular activities.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 - Performing Arts (1 hour of Music per week + 1 hour of Dance & Drama on a carousel)

Dance

  • Choreographic toolkit
  • Parkour
  • West Side Story

Drama

  • Characterisation
  • Physicalisation
  • Script Work
  • Storytelling

Music

  • Pulse, Metre and Rhythm
  • Instruments of the Orchestra
  • Pitch components (Melody/Harmony/Tonality)
  • Keyboard skills part 1

Year 8 - Dance (1 hour per week on a carousel)
Dance - Drama - Music

Dance

  • Street Dance
  • Capoeira

Drama

  • Skills development - characterisation, physical theatre, script work
  • Devising - Social Media Project

Music

  • Popular music conventions.
  • Keyboard Skills (part 2)

Key Stage 4

Subject Drama
Exam Board Eduqas
Coursework deadline
(if required)

Year 11:

  • Autumn Term 2 - Component 1 - devised practical performance
  • Spring Term 1 - Component 1 - devised portfolio and evaluations

Year 9 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term
  • 20th/21st Century theatre practitioners

    • Bertolt Brecht

    • Frantic Assembly

    • Steven Berkoff

  • Christmas Project (The true meaning of Christmas)
Spring Term
  • Theatre in Education
  • DNA - Dennis Kelly: study of a script
Summer Term
  • Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet
  • Documentary Theatre

Year 10 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term
  • 20th/21st Century theatre practitioners: 

    • Antonion Artaud

    • Konstantin Stanislavski

    • Julie Taymor

    • Kneehigh Theatre

 

Spring Term
  • Devising Unit
  • Scripted Performance Unit
Summer Term
  • Study of Component 3 set text (Hard to Swallow - Mark Wheeller)

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term
  • Component 1 - NEA Devising from a stimulus (internally marked and externally moderated)

Main focus for this unit of work:

  • Berkoff/Brecht/Frantic Assembly
  • devising from a stimulus (15 marks)
  • portfolio of development of work (30 marks)
  • evaluation of performance (15 marks)
Spring Term
  • Component 2 - Performance from a script (externally examined performance)

Main focus for this unit of work:

  • characterisation
  • social/cultural/historical understanding of the playtext and of the time it was written
  • analysis of thematic strands
  • artistic intentions
Summer Term
  • Component 3 - Exam preparation

    • Hard to Swallow
    • Live Theatre Review

 

Subject Dance
Exam Board BTEC Tech Award Level 1 and Level 2 in Dance
Coursework deadline
(if required)

Year 10:

  • Component 1: Exploring the Performing Art  - End of Spring Term 2

Year 11:

  • Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts - End of Autumn Term 2

  • Component 3: Responding to a Brief - End of Summer Term 1

Year 9 BTEC (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Introduction to BTEC Tech Award Dance Component 1 – Exploring the Performing Arts.

  • Exploring the three dance styles Jazz, Contemporary and Street and key practitioners linked to the styles such as Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins,  Christopher Bruce, Brian Esperon Kenrick H20 Sandy and Ashley Banjo.

Spring Term

Introduction to Component 2 – Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing arts.   

  • Develop physical and interpretive skills needed for performance through a series of workshops.  

  • Apply skills and techniques in rehearsal and performance through learning professional repertoire

Summer Term

Introduction to Component 3 – Performing to a Brief

  • Developing ideas in response to mini briefs.   

  • Explore the components of choreography in detail.

Year 10 BTEC (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Component 1:  Exploring the Performing Arts Learning Aim A and B

  • Examine 2 professional works

  • Explore practitioner’s roles in the work such as lighting, costume, composer and set designer.  

  • Explore the approaches and skills used in the performance and how it went from the studio to the stage.

Spring Term

Component 1:  Exploring the Performing Arts Learning Aim A and B

  • Examine a third professional work

  • Explore practitioner’s roles in the work such as lighting, costume, composer and set designer.  

  • Explore the approaches and skills used in the performance and how it went from the studio to the stage.

Summer Term

Component 2 – Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing arts. 

  • Students develop skills and techniques in a chosen style through workshops.

Year 11 BTEC (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Component 2 – Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing arts

  • Apply the skills and techniques learnt in workshops through learning  professional repertoire.

Spring Term

Component 3 – Performing to a Brief. 

  • Developing ideas in response to a brief set by the exam board.

Summer Term

Component 3 – Performing to a Brief. 

  • Communicating ideas through a performance and evaluating the development process and performance outcomes.

 

Subject Music
Exam Board Eduqas
Coursework deadline
(if required)

May 5th 2020 - Component 1 and 2, composing and performing coursework due.

Year 10 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term
  • Rudiments of music theory (grade 1 ABRSM)

  • Composition skills (using Sibelius)

  • Performance skills (ensemble)

  • Concerto Through Time (Baroque)

Spring Term
  • Concerto Through Time (Classical & Romantic)

  • Aural listening techniques - inc. melody writing

Summer Term
  • Film Music

  • Free composition (coursework)

Year 11 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term
  • Free Composition Intervention - Up to Half-term

  • Film Music

  • Composition to a Brief

Spring Term
  • Composition to a Brief completion.

  • Recording of Solo and Ensemble submission.

  • Concerto Through Time

  • Conventions of Pop

  • Film Music Revision

  • World Music Revision

Summer Term
  • Preparation for final exam.

 

Extra-curricular Opportunities

Activity Year Group/s Time
(e.g. Autumn term - Lunch time)
Brief Description of Activity
Whole School Musical  All Audition Wednesday, Thursday 
After School
Whole school production of
Beauty and the Beast.
Dance Club All Wednesday Lunch Choreographing dances for the shows.
Dance Company Audition Tuesday After School Intense dance workshops producing material for shows and demonstrations.
Music Theory Club All Friday After School To progress through the ABRSM grade
system to grade 5.
Drama Club KS3 Thursday Lunch Devising and performance from scripts.
Sing Out Audition Friday Lunch Vocal group creating performances of contemporary songs for the Summer and Christmas concerts.

 

Physical Education
 

At Lealands, we recognise that Physical Education is about achieving your personal best.  We constantly seek to provide the very best PE curriculum and extended curriculum opportunities, allowing students to achieve their full potential through a range of roles associated with Physical Education and sport.  We also believe that Physical Education develops fundamental key skills, physical competence, creativity, evaluation skills, leadership, planning and cooperation. Most importantly, Physical Education educates students about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

The department is equipped with outstanding facilities which include a multi-purpose sports hall, dance studio, fitness suite, activity suite, swimming pool, synthetic football pitch, dedicated GCSE classrooms, tennis/netball courts and a large well draining playing field.

Year 7 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Developing the range and quality of skills and physical attributes in physical activity and sport through learning in:
Baseline physical participation in Quadkids
Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, Handball, Health Related Fitness and Swimming .

Spring Term

Developing the range and quality of skills and physical attributes in physical activity and sport through learning in:
Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, Trampolining, Health Related Fitness, Swimming, Trampolining and Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Summer Term

Developing the range and quality of skills and physical attributes in physical activity and sport through learning in:
Athletics, Rounders, Cricket and Softball

Year 8 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Developing the range and quality of skills and application of skills to competition and performance in:
Baseline physical participation in Quadkids
Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, Handball, Health Related Fitness and Swimming

Spring Term

Developing the range and quality of skills and application of skills to competition and performance in:
Rugby, Football, Netball, Trampolining, Health Related Fitness, Swimming, Trampolining and Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Summer Term

Developing the range and quality of skills and application of skills to competition and performance in:
Athletics, Rounders, Cricket and Softball

Key Stage 4

Subject

GCSE Physical Education

Exam Board

OCR

Year 9  (3 hours per week). 1 hour per week theory (60% of final GCSE grade), 2 hours per week practical learning (40% of final GCSE grade)

Autumn Term

Theory content – Applied Anatomy and Physiology:
The structure and function of the skeletal system
The structure and function of the muscular system
Movement analysis

Practical content:
Developing quality of skills, range of skills, physical attributes and decision making in; Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, Handball, Table Tennis and Swimming

Spring Term

Theory content - Applied Anatomy and Physiology :
The cardiovascular and respiratory systems

Practical content:
Developing quality of skills, range of skills, physical attributes and decision making in; Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, Handball, Table Tennis and Swimming

Summer Term

Theory content - Applied Anatomy and Physiology:
The effects of exercise on the body systems

Practical content:
Developing quality of skills, range of skills, physical attributes and decision making in; Athletics, Cricket, Tennis and Softball

Year 10  (3 hours per week). 2 hours per week theory learning (60% of final GCSE grade),
1 hour per week practical learning (40% of final GCSE grade)

Autumn Term

Theory content – Physical Training:
Components of fitness
Applying the principles of training
Practical content:
Developing quality of skills, range of skills, physical attributes and decision making in; Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, Handball, Table Tennis and Swimming

Spring Term

Theory content – Physical training:
Preventing injury in physical activity and training
Introduction to socio-cultural issues and sports psychology
Practical content:
Developing quality of skills, range of skills, physical attributes and decision making in; Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, Handball, Table Tennis and Swimming

Summer Term

Theory content – Socio-cultural influences:
Engagement patterns of different social groups in physical activities and sports
Commercialisation of physical activity and sport
Ethical and socio-cultural issues in physical activity and sport
Practical content:
Developing quality of skills, range of skills, physical attributes and decision making in; Athletics, Cricket, Tennis and Softball

Year 11 (3 hours per week). 2 hours per week theory learning (60% of final GCSE grade),
1 hour per week practical learning (40% of final GCSE grade)

Autumn Term

Theory content – Sports psychology:
Sports psychology concepts and application
Health, fitness and well-being

Practical content:
Developing quality of skills, range of skills, physical attributes and decision making in; Rugby, Football, Netball, Basketball, Handball, Table Tennis and Swimming

Spring Term

Theory content – Socio-cultural influences:
Preparation for written examinations
Practical content:
Preparation for practical moderation – focus on one team sport, one individual sport and a third choice activity


 

Subject

VCERT Health and Fitness

Exam Board

NCFE

Year 9 (3 hours per week).  1 hour per week theory (100% of final grade), 2 hours per week practical focusing on participation,
health and well-being

Autumn Term

Theory content – The structure and function of body systems and how they apply to health and fitness:
The skeletal system
The muscular system

Practical content:
Students have the opportunity to develop participation, leadership, self-esteem and health, fitness and well-being through choosing to participate in a range of physical activities including; Rugby, Football, Netball, Handball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Swimming, Health and Fitness Training 

Spring Term

Theory content - The structure and function of body systems and how they apply to health and fitness:
The respiratory system
The cardiovascular system
Practical content:
Students have the opportunity to develop participation, leadership, self-esteem and health, fitness and well-being through choosing to participate in a range of physical activities including; Rugby, Football, Netball, Handball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Swimming, Health and Fitness Training

Summer Term

Theory content - The effects of health and fitness activities on the body:
Effects of health and fitness on the body
Practical content:
Students have the opportunity to develop participation, leadership, self-esteem and health, fitness and well-being through choosing to participate in a range of physical activities including; Athletics, Rounders, Softball, Cricket, Ultimate Frisbee and Tennis

Year 10 (3 hours per week).  1 hour per week theory (100% of final grade), 2 hours per week practical focusing on participation,
health and well-being

Autumn Term

Theory content - The effects of health and fitness activities on the body:
Effects of health and fitness on the body
Health and Fitness
Principles of training
Practical content:
Students have the opportunity to develop participation, leadership, self-esteem and health, fitness and well-being through choosing to participate in a range of physical activities including; Rugby, Football, Netball, Handball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Swimming, Health and Fitness Training

Spring Term

Theory content - Health and fitness and the components of fitness:
Components of Fitness
Preparation for external examination (40% of final grade, to be sat in March)
Practical content:
Students have the opportunity to develop participation, leadership, self-esteem and health, fitness and well-being through choosing to participate in a range of physical activities including; Rugby, Football, Netball, Handball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Swimming, Health and Fitness Training

Summer Term

Theory content - The impact of lifestyle on health and fitness:
Lifestyle factors
Activity levels
Diet
Rest and recovery
Practical content:
Students have the opportunity to develop participation, leadership, self-esteem and health, fitness and well-being through choosing to participate in a range of physical activities including; Athletics, Rounders, Softball, Cricket, Ultimate Frisbee and Tennis

Year 11 (3 hours per week).  1 hour per week Theory (100% of final grade), 2 hours per week practical focusing on participation,
health and well-being

Autumn Term

Theory content – Testing and developing the components of fitness:
Fitness testing
Health testing
Skill realted fitness and training methods
Using data
Health and fitness analysis and goal setting
Practical content:
Students have the opportunity to develop participation, leadership, self-esteem and health, fitness and well-being through choosing to participate in a range of physical activities including; Rugby, Football, Netball, Handball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Swimming, Health and Fitness Training

Spring Term

Theory content - Internally assessed synoptic project (60% of final grade)
Practical content:

Students have the opportunity to develop participation, leadership, self-esteem and health, fitness and well-being through choosing to participate in a range of physical activities including; Rugby, Football, Netball, Handball, Basketball, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Swimming, Health and Fitness Training
 

Extra-Curricular Opportunities  

 

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost

 

 

 

 

 

     

Science
 

Science is taught through a range of theory and practical based lessons where students not only gain scientific knowledge, but develop key scientific skills such as observation, prediction and problem solving. All students study science at Lealands. 

Key Stage 3

Year 7 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Lab Safety
  • Cells & Microscopes
  • Reproduction
  • Particle Model
  • Separating Mixtures

Spring Term

  • Energy
  • Circuits
  • Breathing & Circulation
  • Muscles, Bones & Movement

Summer Term

  • Types of Reactions
  • pH, Acids & Alkalis
  • Speed and Acceleration
  • Space

Year 8 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Diet, Digestion & Enzymes
  • Respiration
  • Elements and The Periodic Table
  • Exothermic & Endothermic Reactions

Spring Term

  • Heating and Cooling
  • Waves
  • Photosynthesis
  • Interdependence

Summer Term

  • Metals and Non-Metals
  • Earth's Resources and Climate Change
  • Forces
  • Work & Power

Key Stage 4

 

Subject

Combined science

Exam Board

AQA Trilogy

Coursework Deadline
(if required)

N/A

Year 9 -  (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • B1 Cell Biology
  • B2 Organisation
  • B3 Infection and Response
  • B4 Bioenergetics

Spring Term

  • P1 Energy
  • P2 Electricity
  • P3 Particle Models of Matter
  • P4 Atomic Structure

Summer Term

  • C1 Atomic Structure and The Periodic Table
  • C2 Bonding, Structure and Properties
  • C3 Quantitative Chemistry

Year 9 -  (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term
  • C3 Quantitative Chemistry
  • C4 Chemical Changes
  • C5 Energy Changes
  • B5 Homeostasis and Response
  • B6 Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
Spring Term
  • B7 Ecology
  • P5 Forces
  • P6 Waves
Summer Term
  • P7 Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • C6 Rate and Extent of Reactions
  • C7 Organic Chemistry
  • C8 Chemical Analysis

Year 11 - (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • B5 Homeostasis and Response
  • B6 Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
  • B7 Ecology
  • P5 Forces
  • P6 Waves

Spring Term

  • P7 Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • C6 Rate and Extent of Reactions
  • C7 Organic Chemistry
  • C8 Chemical Analysis
  • C9 Chemistry of the Atmosphere
  • C10 Using Resources
  • Revision

Summer Term

  • Revision and Exams


 

Subject

Triple Science

Exam Board

AQA Separate Sciences

Coursework deadline
(if required)

N/A

Year 9 (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • B1 Cell Biology
  • B2 Organisation
  • B3 Infection and Response
  • B4 Bioenergetics

Spring Term

  • P1 Energy
  • P2 Electricity
  • P3 Particle Models of Matter
  • P4 Atomic Structure

Summer Term

  • C1 Atomic Structure and The Periodic Table
  • C2 Bonding, Structure and Properties
  • C3 Quantitative Chemistry

Year 10 (7 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Biology Lessons:

  • B5 Homeostasis and Response

Chemistry Lessons:

  • C6 Rate and Extent of Reactions
  • C7 Organic Chemistry

Physics Lessons:

  • P6 Waves
Spring Term

Biology Lessons:

  • B7 Ecology

Chemistry Lessons:

  • C8 Chemical Analysis
  • C9 Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Physics Lessons:

  • P6 Waves
Summer Term

Biology Lessons:

  • B7 Ecology

Chemistry Lessons:

  • C10 Using Resources

Physics Lessons:

  • P7 Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • P8 Space

Year 11 (7 hours per week)

Autumn Term
  • B5 Homeostasis and Response
  • B6 Inheritance, Variation and Evolution
  • B7 Ecology
  • P5 Forces
  • P6 Waves
 
Spring Term
  • P7 Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • Space
  • C6 Rate and Extent of Reactions
  • C7 Organic Chemistry
  • C8 Chemical Analysis
  • C9 Chemistry of the Atmosphere
  • C10 Using Resources
Summer Term
  • Revision and Exams
 

Extra Curricular Opportunities

 

Activity

Year Group/s

Time

(e.g. Autumn term - Lunch time)

Brief description of activity

Science Club

KS3/4

Wednesday after school

Students come together to carry out experiments and investigations

 

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost

Year 7 Science Museum October 7 £15

Engineering

November

9/10

£20

Big Bang Fair

March

9/10

£10

Sociology 

The aim of sociology is to give students the opportunity to reflect on the state of our world and equip them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become an active citizen. Having a qualification in sociology is also viewed very favourably by all good universities and employers; they are looking for young people with a fine general knowledge and enquiring minds.

Key Stage 4

Subject

Sociology

Exam Board

AQA

Coursework deadline (if required)

N/A

Year 9  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Introduction to Sociology. 
Research methods in Sociology

Spring Term

Research methods in Sociology

Summer Term

Theory in Sociology

Year 10 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Family

Spring Term

Crime

Summer Term

Education

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Education

Spring Term

Social stratification

Summer Term

Revision and Exam Skills

Technology
 

'Design & Technology is about making things that people want, or think they want, that work well. Creating these things is hugely exciting. It is an inventive fun activity.' ~ James Dyson

At Lealands we value the importance of preparing students to actively participate in a rapidly changing technological world. They learn to think and intervene creatively to improve quality of life. The subject calls for pupils to become autonomous and creative problem solvers, both as individuals and members of a team. Students must look for needs, wants and opportunities, and respond to them by developing a range of ideas and making products, systems and solutions. 

They combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetics, social and environmental issues, function and industrial practices.  As they do so, they reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and effects.

Technology is a practical subject taught in the Workshop, ICT and Design Suite or Food Technology room. Teaching involves:

  • practical demonstrations and use of technical equipment
  • class discussions, brainstorming and research
  • working individually and in small groups
  • using case studies, surveys and guest speakers
  • self evaluation
  • The use of computers is embedded across the subject, whether it be for design, manufacture of products, research, display or assessment purposes.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 - subject areas rotate on a termly basis (1 hours per week)

D&T: Graphics

Puzzle Design
Develop an understanding of typefaces.
Develop understanding of printing techniques.
Using computers to create designs through the use of 2D Design.
Develop knowledge and understanding of colour theory.
Understand how different media can be used to produce a single design.

D&T: Product

DVD/Game Holder Design
Understand health and safety in the work room.
Develop design skills.
Practise practical skills.
Follow the design process.
Develop material knowledge
Investigate moral and social issues.

D&T: Textiles

Soft Toy Design
Learn how to use a sewing machine independently.
Follow the design process.
Investigate products and their function.
Practise hand sewing skills.
Create exciting and original products.
Develop material knowledge.
Explore health and safety issues of products.
Understand health and safety in the work room.

Year 8 - subject areas rotate on a termly basis (2 hours per week)

D&T: Cooking & Nutrition

Nutrition & Healthy Eating
Become competent in a range of cooking techniques.
Select and prepare ingredients independently.
Adapting and using their own developed recipes.
Cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet.
Moral issues in food choices.
Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health.
Underlying functions and working properties of ingredients.
Planning including quality control points.
Product analysis.

D&T: Product

Box Design
Develop design skills using CAD/CAM.
Develop understanding of materials and processes.
Introduction to working drawings.
Investigate design influences in a wide range of concepts.
Application of product analysis skills.
Model making and product analysis themed home learning task.

D&T: Textiles

Hat Design
Develop design skills using CAD/CAM.
Develop technical skills.
Explore customer needs.
Product analysis.
Develop sewing machine skills.
Incorporate literacy within designs.
Investigate the 6r’s.
 

Key Stage 4

Subject

Hospitality & Catering

Exam Board

WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award

External Assessment

Unit one: the Hospitality and Catering Industry
On screen assessment or paper based assessment

Internal Assessment

Unit two: Hospitality and Catering in action

  According to the British Hospitality Association, hospitality and catering is Britain’s fourth largest industry and accounts for around 10% of the total workforce.
The WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering has been designed to support learners who want to learn about this sector and the potential it can offer them for their careers or further study.
The hospitality and catering sector includes all businesses that provide food, beverages, and/or accommodation services. This includes restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars.  It also includes airlines, tourist attractions, hospitals and sports venues; businesses where hospitality and catering is not their primary service but is increasingly important to their success. 

Year 9  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Unit 1
Food related illnesses

Personal safety
Customer needs 
Causes of ill health 
Improving skills learnt at KS3

Spring Term

Unit 2
Be able to cook dishes

Knife Skills
Cake making
Yeast dough
Pastry making
Sauces

Summer Term

Responsibilities
Health and safety at work act
RIDDOR
Risks to personal safety

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Unit 2
Understanding the importance of nutrition 

Develop knowledge of nutrition and food science
Nutrients in the body
Cooking methods
Range of theory, including experiments and developing theory through practical. End of term test.

Spring Term

Unit 2
Understanding menu planning

Continued development on nutrition, 
Develop time plans for practical outcomes
End of term test.

Summer Term

Producing dishes using a range of commodities
Development of practical and technical skills forNEA work to commence in Year 11. 
End of term test.

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Unit 1
Understanding of the different types of establishments and types of foods they produce for customers

Job requirements, working conditions
Factors affecting success
Operation of front of house

Spring Term

Non examination assessment and written exam preparation. 

Summer Term

Exam takes place.
      

Subject

Design Technology

Exam Board

AQA

NEA deadline
(if required)

Year 11- practical deadline March 2020
Folder deadline April 2020

Year 9  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Core technical principles  
Materials: Metals, Polymers, Textiles
Design Strategies - Sketches and modelling
Marking out selection and making tools

Spring Term

Work of Designers or Company
Paper and boards
Types of forces
Stock forms, types and sizes

Summer Term

New and emerging technologies
Investigation, primary and secondary data
Finite and infinite fuels
Sustainability

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

New and emerging technologies
Robotics, automation and production in industry
Production techniques CAD/ CAM/ FMS/ JIT
Renewable and non-renewable resources

Spring Term

Specialist techniques and processes
Material management, quality control, tolerance
Surface treatments and finishes
Forces and stresses

Summer Term

Specialist tools and equipment
Selection of correct tools to shape and fabricate
Working with materials
NEA context released 1 June each year

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Controlled Assessment. Design development and making.

Spring Term

Completion of NEA 1 March each year 
Written exam preparation (design and theory preparation).

Summer Term

Written exam preparation (design and theory preparation).

 

Subject

Art & Textiles

Exam Board

AQA

Controlled assessment deadline (if required)

 

Year 9  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

 

Spring Term

 

Summer Term

 

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Technique methods.
Written exam preparation.
Product Analysis.
Fibres and Fabrics.
Design and design development. 
Health and Safety in the workplace. 
Production plans. 
Social and Moral issues.

Spring Term

‘The Lealands Sewing Bee’ construction project. 
Written exam preparation

Summer Term

Controlled Assessment. Research and designing.
Written exam preparation

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Controlled Assessment. Design development and making.

Spring Term

Written exam preparation (design and theory preparation).

Summer Term

Written exam preparation (design and theory preparation).

 

Subject

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Exam Board

WJEC

Controlled assessment deadline (if required)

NEA 1: Year 11 non examination assessment commences in September 2019
NEA 2: Year 11 non examination assessment commences in November 2019

Year 11  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Non examination assessed tasks.

Spring Term

Written exam preparation

Summer Term

Written exam preparation 

Extra Curricular Opportunities

 

Activity

Year Group/s

Time

(e.g. Autumn term - Lunch time)

Brief description of activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost