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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.

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

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

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

  • What is CitRs?
  • Believing in God

Spring Term

  • Drugs
  • Multiculturalism
  • Multi faith society

Summer Term

  • Money matters
  • Careers
  • SRE

Year 8 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

  • Conscience and morality
  • Charity and voluntary organisations

Spring Term

  • Drugs
  • Human rights in action

Summer Term

  • Money matter
  • Careers
  • SRE

Key Stage 4

 

Year 9 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term
  • How does the media affect your opinion?
  • The law and human rights
Spring Term
  • Drugs
  • Careers
  • Matters of life and death
Summer Term
  • Money matters
  • Mock elections
  • SRE

Year 10 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

  • Crime and punishment
  • War and Peace

Spring Term

  • Environmental and Medical Ethics
  • Money Matters

Summer Term

  • Drugs
  • SRE

Year 11 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

  • Drugs
  • SRE

Spring Term

  • Careers
  • College applications

Summer Term

  • Exam preparation

Computing 

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

  • Baseline Testing
  • E-safety - keeping safe online
  • Email
  • Hour of code

Spring Term

  • Programming using MSW Logo and Flowol

Summer Term

  • Spreadsheets - Jane and John's Toy Shop
  • Creative Project - Lealands' Fun in the Sun

Year 8 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

  • Programming using Scratch
  • The Hour of Code

Spring Term

  • Computer Theory
  • Hardware and software
  • Input, output and storage
  • Binary and denary numbers

Summer Term

  • Spreadsheets - Making a quiz
  • Creative Project - Lealands' Experience Day

Year 9 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

  • Programming using Small Basic
  • The Hour of Code

Spring Term

  • Programming using Python
  • The online world

Summer Term

  • Producing a digital portfolio using WebPlus
  • Developing Photoshop skills

Key Stage 4

Subject

Computer science

Exam Board

AQA

Coursework deadline (if required)

December in Year 11

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Fundamentals of data representation
  • Computer systems
  • Programming

Spring Term

  • Programming
  • Fundamentals of algorithms

Summer Term

  • Fundamentals of computer networks
  • Fundamentals of cyber security
  • Programming

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Aspects of software development
  • Coursework

Spring Term

  • Ethical, legal and environmental aspects of digital technology on society
  • Revision

Summer Term

  • Revision and Exam techniques
 
 

Subject

GCSE ICT

Exam Board

AQA

Coursework deadline (if required)

Unit 2 The Assignment: Applying ICT deadline is end of Summer Term in Year 10.

Unit 3 Practical Problem Solving in ICT deadline is end of Term 2 in Year 11.

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Systems life cycle
  • Working with information to solve problems
  • Operating systems and user interfaces
  • Applications software
  • Word processing, DTP, web design and other presentation software
  • Graphics production and image manipulation

Spring Term

  • Spreadsheets and modelling software
  • Databases
  • Web browsing and e-mail
  • Web logs and social networking
  • Data logging and control software
  • Preparation and start of Unit 2 controlled assessment

Summer Term

  • Completion of Unit 2 controlled assessment

Year 11 (2/3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Legal issues
  • Social and economic issues
  • Political, ethical and environmental issues
  • Preparation and start of Unit 3 controlled assessment

Spring Term

  • Completion of Unit 3 controlled assessment

Summer Term

  • Computer systems and mobile technologies
  • Current input and output devices
  • Storage devices and media
  • Communications and entertainment
  • Revision and exam practise for Unit 1
 
 

Subject

Business Studies

Exam Board

AQA

Coursework deadline
(if required)

Unit 3 controlled assessment deadline is the end of the summer term in Year 10.

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Starting a Business Enterprise
  • Setting Business Aims and Objectives
  • Business Planning
  • Choosing the Appropriate Legal Structure for
  • the Business
  • Conducting Market Research with Limited
  • Budgets
  • Using the Marketing Mix
  • Finance and Support for a Small Business

Spring Term

  • Financial Terms and Simple Calculations
  • Using Cash Flow
  • Recruiting
  • Motivating Staff
  • Protecting Staff through Understanding Legislation
  • Production Methods for Manufacturing and Providing a Service
  • Customer Service

Summer Term

  • Preparation, research and completion of Unit 3 controlled assessment.

Year 11 (2/3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Expanding a Business
  • Choosing the Right Legal Structure for the Business
  • Changing Business Aims and Objectives
  • Choosing the Best Location
  • The Marketing Mix – Product
  • Using the Marketing Mix – Price
  • Using the Marketing Mix – Promotion
  • Using the Marketing Mix – Place

Spring Term

  • Finance for Large Businesses
  • Profit and Loss Accounts and Balance Sheets
  • Reorganising Organisational Charts and Management Hierarchies
  • Recruitment and Retention of Staff
  • Production Methods for Growing Businesses
  • Recognising Challenges of Growth
  • Maintaining Quality Assurance in Growing Businesses

Summer Term

  • Exam preparation and revision
 

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

 

Activity

Year Group/s

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

Brief description of activity

ICT study centre in IT2.

All

Lunchtime throughout the year

Allows students the opportunity to use computers to complete coursework/homework and expand any computing skills developed during lessons.

E Safety cadets

Selected students in KS3

Wednesday after school throughout the year.

Allows students to develop leaderships skills in e safety and be able to support their peers in dealing with any e safety concern/issues.

Raspberry Pi/Robotics club

Selected students in KS3

TBC

Allows students to develop computing and programming skills using Raspberry Pi and robotics.

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost

Entrepreneur Live!

Autumn Term

Year 10 Business

£25/person

Coca Cola manufacturing

Spring Term

Year 10 Business and ICT

£10/person

 

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.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Map work
  • Biomes
  • The power of the earth

Spring Term

  • Human geography
  • Weather

Summer Term

  • Natural hazards
  • Developing a sense of place

Year 8 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Water
  • What is international development?

Spring Term

  • Globalisation
  • Climate change

Summer Term

  • Weather
  • Microclimates

Year 9 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Energy
  • Fossil fuels
  • Renewables

Spring Term

  • Population
  • UK case study

Summer Term

  • Deserts
  • Rainforests
  • Antarctica

Key Stage 4

 

Subject

Year 10 geography

   Year 11 geography

Exam Board

AQA

AQA

Coursework deadline (if required)

N/A

October half term

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Living with the physical environment

Spring Term

Challenges of the human environment

Summer Term

Geographical applications

Year 11 (2/3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Geographical applications

Spring Term

Making geographical decisions

Summer Term

Revision and exam preparation

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

  • Introduction to History
  • Romans
  • Life in Medieval Britain

Spring Term

  • The Battle of Hastings
  • Control in medieval times
  • The Tudors

Summer Term

  • The Tudors
  • Medicine through time

Year 8 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • The Stuarts
  • The Industrial revolution

Spring Term

  • Protests and empire
  • Civil rights and culture through time

Summer Term

  • The British Empire
  • Protest and reaction

Year 9 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Why was the 20th century so significant?
  • Causes of the Great war

Spring Term

  • Reality of the Great War
  • The inter war period

Summer Term

  • The second world war
  • The Holocaust

Key Stage 4

 

Subject

Year 10 History

 Year 11 History

Exam Board

WJEC

WJEC

Coursework deadline (if required)

N/A 

October half term

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Germany in transition

Spring Term

The Elizabethan age

Summer Term

The development of the USSR

Year 11 (2/3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Crime and punishment in Britain

Spring Term

Revision and exam preparation

Summer Term

Revision and exam preparation

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 in Paris
  • Holidays
  • My life

Spring Term

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

Summer Term

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

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

Chess Club Years
7-10
Tuesday Lunchtime Students can come along and play chess against other students and members of staff. A variety of other board games are available too.

Language Leaders Club

Year 8

Tuesday
Lunch time

Students train to be language leaders in order to teach Year 6 languages on induction day as well as taking on several other leadership opportunities within the department.

Languages Club Year 7

Tuesday After School

Students can come and join in a variety of language based games and cultural activities. Students will also watch films either made in a foreign language or with a foreign language theme.
Languages Help Club Year 11 Tuesday and Thursday Lunchtime Students may come for additional support with any concerns they may have within the subject. They may also use this time to complete work or get help with homework.
Languages Homework Club

Years
7-11

Wednesday
After school

Students may come for additional support with any concerns they may have within the subject. They may also use this time to complete work or get help with homework.
 

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost

France trip

Summer Term

Years 8-10

£350

Spain Trip

Summer Term

Years 8-10

£500

Mathematics
 

Key Stage 3

 

Year 7 (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Number systems and the four operation
  • An introduction to using algebra to generalise
  • Angle in triangles and quadrilaterals
  • Average Year 7 student; A project using data and averages
  • Area of triangles, parallelograms and trapeziums

Spring Term

  • Simplifying and dividing into ratios
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Solving linear equations
  • Coordinates and the equations of horizontal and vertical lines
  • 3D shapes and investigating the volume and surface area of cuboids
  • Understanding and interpreting graphs

Summer Term

  • Percentages of amounts
  • Perimeters of circles
  • Maps and scales
  • Solving angle problems
  • Shifting times tables (arithmetic sequences)
  • Probability

Year 8 (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Prime factor decomposition, highest common factors and lowest common multiples
  • Multiplying and dividing by negative powers of ten
  • Significant figures and estimation
  • Expanding double brackets and Factorising into single
  • Angles and polygons
  • Area of trapeziums
  • Averages from large sets of data and estimated mean
  • Probability of two events; sample space diagrams and listings

Spring Term

  • Ratio and unitary ratio
  • Compound measures
  • Equations and straight line graphs
  • Solving equations with unknowns on both sides including brackets
  • Area of circles and composite shapes
  • Describing and drawing transformations
  • Scatter graphs and correlation

Summer Term

  • Percentage increases and decreases using multipliers
  • Deduce the expression of an nth term sequence
  • Volume of cylinders
  • Bearings
  • Probability and predictions

Year 9 (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Indices, significant figures and standard form
  • Upper and lower bounds
  • Factorising into double brackets
  • Probability of combined events: tree diagrams
  • Pythagoras theorem
  • Draw and interpret time series graphs
  • Averages from large sets of grouped data
  • Cumulative frequency diagrams

Spring Term

  • Compound measures
  • Direct and inverse proportion
  • Quadratic graphs
  • Interpreting linear graphs
  • Constructions and similar triangles
  • Combined transformations
  • Formulae and 3D shapes
  • Interpreting real life graphs

Summer Term

  • Simultaneous linear equations
  • Quadratic sequences
  • Trigonometry
  • Probability of combined events including tree diagrams

Key Stage 4

Subject

Mathematics

Exam Board

AQA

Coursework deadline (if required)

 

Year 10  (5 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Angles scale diagrams and bearings
  • Properties of polygons
  • Factors and multiples
  • Standard form
  • Indices
  • Algebra; factorising and expanding
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Rounding

Spring Term

  • Collecting and representing data
  • Statistical measures
  • Coordinates and linear graphs
  • Sequences
  • Real life graphs
  • Ratio and proportion

Summer Term

  • Perimeter and area including circles
  • Measures
  • Probability
  • Transformations
  • Calculating with percentages
  • Solving Equations

Year 11 (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Volume
  • Probability
  • Quadratic equations
  • Scatter diagrams
  • Surds
  • Congruence and similarity

Spring Term

  • Inequalities and trigonometry
  • Sketching graphs
  • Direct and inverse proportion
  • Vectors
  • Simultaneous Equations
  • Circle theorems

Summer Term

  • Revision
  • A revision program will be issued to each student

 

Extra Curricular Opportunities

 

Activity

Year Group/s

Time

(e.g. Autumn term - Lunch time)

Brief description of activity

Games Club

7, 8 and 9

Lunchtime
Weds Year 7
Thurs Year 8/9

Chess and Logic Puzzles

Homework Club

All

Tues 3:15pm to 4:15pm

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

ATM Intermediate Challenge

9,10 and 11

Selected Students

TBA

2nd Feb 2017

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.

ATM Junior Challenge

7 and 8

Selected Students

TBA

27th April 2017

 

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost

Year 10 Maths Feast

The Year 10 Maths Feast is an enjoyable and challenging team competition testing mathematical, team-working and communication skills. Each year the format of the competition changes slightly so that the rounds remain interesting and exciting.

Feb/Mar

Year 10

(Team of four students)

Free

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 (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Introduction to Drama.
    An introduction to Drama at Key Stage 3.  Through the medium of drama ‘warm-ups’, students are given  the opportunity to undertake baseline assessments on acting skills.
  • Scripted play and Drama keywords.
    Students study drama vocabulary and how to use it within a script. They begin to read the play ‘It’s True, Miss’ They rehearse and perform one scene at a time and assess the performance in December.

Spring Term

  • Themed Scripts.
    Students learn to create and write a script for performance. They will be given a framework and a theme to work on They will create a script for two people, set rehearsals and perform for assessment at Easter.

Summer Term

  • Frozen Scenes
    Students learn about creating a scene as statues. Students will work in groups of 4 & 5 to rehearse and create their finished work.  Assessment at half-term.
  • Dance/Drama
    Students learn basic dance techniques for simple routines of physical theatre, using stimuli from photographs/Art work. They will work in small groups and be assessed at the end of June.

Year 8 - Dance (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Rhythms in dance:
    Gumboot and Stomp

Spring Term

  • Contemporary Dance;
    Nutcracker and Cyber

Summer Term

  • Street Dance and Physical Theatre;
    DV8 and West Side Story

Year 9 - Performing Arts (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Scripted Play
  • Exploring stage direction and how to use a script.
  • Duologues
  • Exploring and creating duologues.

Spring Term

  • Physical Theatre
  • An introduction to dance/drama.
  • Set Dance/Drama piece
  • Perform a 25 minute set piece

Summer Term

  • Creating Dance/Drama
  • Students are to create their own Dance/Drama piece
  • Performance
  • Exploring the skills for performance

Key Stage 4

Drama

Students study the AQA GCSE Drama course. This course caters for all learning abilities. Years 10 and 11 develop skills in both acting and dance/drama which include gesture, facial expression, projection, motivation, characterisation, body lines, spatial awareness and performance techniques. Students also develop strategies in group work, peer assessment and peer support. Students are marked at the conclusion of each unit of practical work. The students take part in a two day practical exam in the Spring term of Year 11. In the Summer term, students sit a two hour written paper based on a set play and live performance. As part of the course, GCSE drama students perform annually in the Christmas and Easter concerts.

In July, 2014, with a cast from the Year 10 drama, the department will present their 32nd Annual Musical Production, ‘Copacabana’.

Drama results at GCSE are outstanding and are regularly well above group the national average. 

Music

GCSE Music students follow the AQA course. Students study rhythm and metre; texture and melody; harmony and tonality; timbre and dynamics.  This course further develops their composition skills to enable them to arrange music for ensemble work, perform solos and take part in ensembles, which is submitted to the board based on set criteria. All other skills previously learnt are developed to GCSE level, culminating in a performance and a written examination. Students have the opportunity to perform in music concerts each academic year.

Students achieve excellent results in GCSE music.

Extra-curricular work

All students are given the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular groups, which operate before school, at lunchtime, after school and on some Saturday mornings!

The following groups are fully subscribed and taking place this academic year. The number attending is indicated at the side of the group.

All groups perform at end of term concerts and are in demand to perform throughout the area at other schools and in concerts at other venues.

We are hoping to commence a new Key Stage 3 drama group in the Summer term. These students will be coached by Key Stage 4 students.

All

  • Year 7 and 8 choir (40)
  • Samba band (25)
  • Year 9, 10 & 11 choir (120)
  • Year 10 dance/drama group (60)
  • Orchestra & string group ( 25)
  • Woodwind ensemble (15)

 

 

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.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 - Activities rotate on a 4-5 week basis (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Invasion games
  • Swimming
  • Trampolining
  • Table Tennis
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Outdoor and adventures activities
  • Striking and fielding games
  • Athletics

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 8 - Activities rotate on a 5-6 week basis (2 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Invasion games
  • Swimming
  • Trampolining
  • Table Tennis
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Outdoor and adventures activities
  • Striking and fielding games
  • Athletics

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 9 - Activities rotate on a 5-6 week basis (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Invasion games
  • Swimming
  • Trampolining
  • Table Tennis
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Outdoor and adventures activities
  • Striking and fielding games
  • Athletics

Spring Term

Summer Term

Key Stage 4

 

Subject

Physical Education (Core)

Year 10  (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

Invasion games
Swimming
Trampolining
Aerobics
Table Tennis
Outdoor and Antventures Activities
Health Related Fitness

Spring Term

Summer Term

Striking and fielding games
Athletics
Table Tennis
Trampolining

Year 11 (1 hour per week)

Autumn Term

Invasion games
Striking and fielding games
Trampolining
Aerobics
Table Tennis
Health Related Fitness

Spring Term

Summer Term

Striking and fielding games
Athletics
PE options



 

Subject

GCSE Physical Education

Exam Board

Edexcel

Coursework deadline (if required)

Personal Exercise Programme (PEP) planning to be completed by Easter of year 10. Evaluation of PEP to be completed by May half-term of Year 10.

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Football, Trampolining, Swimming, Netball, Handball and Fitness (for coursework purposes only).

Spring Term

Summer Term

  • Athletics and Table Tennis

Year 11 (2/3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Rounders, Trampolining, Fitness, Netball,  Football, Swimming, Personal Survival and Athletics.

Spring Term

Summer Term

  • Theory exam preparation
 

Extra-Curricular Opportunities  

 

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost

Blue Peris

Autumn term

9

£390

Duke of Edinburgh expeditions

Bronze - Summer term
Silver - Autumn term

9-10
(selected students only)

£12  

Religious Studies 

(Taught as part of the CITRS curriculum in Key Stage 3)

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

RS lessons aim to:

  • Provide students with the opportunity to develop open-mindedness and respect for others
  • Encourage the valuing of others’ opinions/ beliefs to lessen ignorance towards religion, beliefs and society
  • Develop students’ attitudes towards Religious Education through respect, open-mindedness, sensitivity, appreciation and wonder
  • Support students to become better citizens

Key Stage 4

Subject

Religious studies

Exam Board

AQA

Coursework deadline (if required)

N/A

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Catholic Christianity: beliefs, teachings and practices.

Spring Term

Hinduism: beliefs, teachings and practices.

Summer Term

The study of Themes

Year 11 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

The study of Themes

Spring Term

The study of Themes

Summer Term

Revision and exam preparation


   

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost

 

Yoga session

Summer term

10

 
       

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
  • Graphing and Data
  • Speed & Acceleration
  • Earth and The Rock Cycle
  • Circuits
  • Sound and Energy
  • Acids & Alkalis

Spring Term

  • Metals and Equations
  • The Particle Model
  • Separating Mixtures
  • Chromatography
  • Cells & Microscopes

Summer Term

  • Interdependence and Variation
  • Human Reproduction
  • Plant Reproduction
  • Revision
  • End of Year Projects

Year 8 (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Graphing and Data
  • Types of Reactions
  • Resources and Climate Change
  • Elements and The Periodic Table
  • Breathing, Respiration and Photosynthesis
  • Inheritance & Evolution

Spring Term

  • Digestion, Diet & Enzymes
  • Muscles and Movement
  • Magnetism
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Maths in Science

Summer Term

  • Forces and Pressure
  • Work and Levers
  • Light
  • Balancing Equations
  • Revision
  • End of Year Projects

Key Stage 4

 

Subject

Combined science

Exam Board

Years 9 & 10 follow AQA Trilogy.
Year 11 students follow OCR Gateway

Coursework Deadline
(if required)

N/A

Year 9 & 10 (AQA Trilogy) -  (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
  • C4 Chemical Changes
  • C5 Energy Changes

Year 11 (OCR Gateway) - (4 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Physics Paper 2 Content
  • P4 Waves and Radioactivity
  • P5 energy
  • P6 Global Challenges in Physics
 
  • Biology Paper 2 Content
  • B4 Community Level Systems
  • B5 Genes, Inheritance and Selection
  • B6 Global Challenges in Biology

Spring Term

  • Chemistry Paper 2 Content
  • C4 Predicting and Identifying Reactions and Products
  • C5 Monitoring and Controlling Chemical Reactions
  • C6 Global Challenges in Chemistry
 
  • Revision and Exam Preparation

Summer Term

  • Revision and Exam Preparation


 

Subject

Triple Science

Exam Board

AQA Trilogy

Coursework deadline
(if required)

N/A

Year 9 & 10 (7 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
  • C4 Chemical Changes
  • C5 Energy Changes
 

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

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)

 

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Studying society

Spring Term

Education

Summer Term

Family

Year 11 (2/3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

Crime and deviance

Spring Term

Mass Media

Summer Term

Power

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 (2 hours per week)

Cooking and Nutrition

  • Understand health, hygiene and safety in the kitchen.
  • Develop understanding of the eatwell Guide .
  • Develop knowledge on nutrition including macro and micro nutrients.
  • Learn a variety of cooking skills.
  • Investigate moral and social issues of food choices.
  • Explore and experiment with different ingredients and describe how these ingredients interact in recipes..
  • Demonstrate knowledge of healthy cooking methods.

Graphics

  • Develop an understanding of typefaces.
  • Develop understanding of printing techniques.
  • Develop a basic understanding and be able to use Photoshop.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of colour theory.
  • Understand how different media can be used to produce a single design.

Resistant Materials

  • Develop design skills.
  • Practise practical skills.
  • Follow the design process.
  • Develop material knowledge
  • Investigate moral and social issues.
  • Understand health and safety in the work room.

Textiles

  • Developing understanding of safety
  • Learn how to use a sewing machine independently.
  • Follow the design process.
  • Investigate products and their function.
  • Practise 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)

Cooking and Nutrition

  • 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.

Graphics

  • Develop knowledge of 2D design.
  • Develop understanding of shading and rendering.
  • Create working models.
  • Understand the basic principles of photography.
  • Understand corporate identity.
  • To learn how to produce and construct custom nets.

Resistant Materials

  • 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.

Textiles

  • 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.

Year 9 - subject areas rotate on a termly basis (2 hours per week)

Cooking and Nutrition

  • Adapting recipes
  • Planning using Quality control points.
  • Symbols, signs and safety conventions.
  • Design factors and identification of target markets
  • Understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients.
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health.

Graphics

  • Gain competence in using 2D design and using it to produce laser cut products.
  • Use shade and rendering with accuracy and realism.
  • Learn how and why model making impacts the design process.
  • Develop understanding of photography and how to apply it.
  • Explore graphic design in industry.
  • To learn how to produce and construct intricate nets.
  • Relate graphics to all areas of design and technology.

 

Product Design
(using textiles and resistant Materials)

  • History of fashion.
  • Printing techniques.
  • Social, moral, environmental and ethical issues.
  • Develop understanding of construction techniques.
  • Develop more advance design skills.
  • Processes and materials testing.
  • 3D modelling.
  • Experimentation with CAD/CAM.
  • Investigation of ergonomics, biomimicry and other design influences.
 

Key Stage 4

Subject

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Exam Board

WJEC

Controlled assessment deadline (if required)

50% Commences in September of Year 11.

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Develop knowledge of nutrition and food science.
  • Range of theory, including experiments and developing theory through practical. Practicals including Lemon Meringue Pie, Roulade,  
  • End of term test.

Spring Term

  • Continued development on nutrition, the science of food and the use and functions of ingredients. Practicals developments include pastry.
  • End of term test.

Summer Term

  • End of term test
  • Development of practical and technical skills.
  • Development of science of food and how to implement in the NEA work to commence in Year 11.

Year 11 (2/3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Non examination assessment tasks commence

Spring Term

  • Non examination assessment and written exam preparation.

Summer Term

  • Exam takes place.


 

Subject

Resistant Materials

Exam Board

AQA

Controlled assessment deadline
(if required)

Year 11- practical deadline Friday 16th December, 2016

Folder deadline Friday 10th February, 2017

Year 10  (3 hours per week)

Autumn Term

  • Technique methods.
  • Written exam preparation.
  • Product Analysis.
  • Materials investigation.
  • Environmental and Social issues.

Spring Term

  • Written exam preparation.

Summer Term

  • Controlled Assessment. Research and designing.
  • Written exam preparation.

Year 11 (2/3 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

Textiles

Exam Board

AQA

Controlled assessment deadline
(if required)

Year 11- practical deadline Friday 16th December, 2016

Folder deadline Friday 10th February, 2017

 

Year 11 (2/3 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).
   

Extra Curricular Opportunities

 

Activity

Year Group/s

Time

(e.g. Autumn term - Lunch time)

Brief description of activity

Progression Session

KS3

Every Tuesday Afterschool

A chance to complete, improve and make extra progress on work.

D&T club

KS3

Wednesday after school

 
 

Educational Visits/Trips

Brief description of trip

Time (e.g. Summer term)

Year Group/s

Approx. Cost

Rotary competition

Spring term

KS3 and KS4

n/a