We are committed to providing an excellent education for all, regardless of need. We work hard to overcome barriers to learning in order to support all students and ensure we are complying with our duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. We do this by ensuring our curriculum is accessible to all students to achieve our mission that every student can succeed academically and become successful young adults who thrive in all aspects of life.

Our curriculum provision seeks to ensure equal access to education and to a challenging and stimulating curriculum We are committed to achieve this through differentiation where support and/or stretch is applicable, through the commitment to provide Inclusive High Quality Teaching, strategic deployment of LSA and external agencies as well the focus on the curriculum offer and delivery. We ensure parity in access to educational experiences internally and externally. We use a range of programmes to level up to close gaps between students and enhance their curriculum provision.

Subject Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3
English It All Starts With Chaos (exploration of fiction and non-fiction extracts, and creative writing) Love into the Light (exploration of fiction extracts, poetry and creative writing) Forgotten Treasure (full text - Treasure Island, contemporary non-fiction and transactional writing)
Mathematics Sequences
Understand and use algebraic notation
Equality and equivalence
Place value and ordering integers and decimals
Fraction, decimal and percentage equivalence
Solving problems with addition & subtraction
Solving problems with multiplication and division
Fractions & percentages of amounts
Operations and equations with directed number
Addition and subtraction of fractions
Constructing, measuring and using geometric notation
Developing geometric reasoning
Developing number sense
Sets and probability
Prime numbers and proof
Science - Biology Cells 1 and Nutrition Ecosystems and Evolution Gas Exchange and Respiration
Science - Chemistry States of Matter and Changes of State The Earth's Structure and The Solar System Atoms and Elements and the Periodic Table 1
Science - Physics Energy Transfer 1 Sound and Light Forces and Speed
History What does it mean to be a historian
How far was England shaped by invasion? 45AD - c.1066
How far did the Norman Conquest change England?
How powerful were Medieval Kings?
Who travelled the Silk Roads?
How different was Medieval London to Baghdad?
Why did the Black Death change English society?
Which Tudor was the most significant historically?
How have we uncovered the lives of hidden Black Tudors?
How successfully was Stuart power challenged?
Geography Geographical skills (what skills do I need as a geographer?)
Tectonics (why are some earthquakes and volcanoes more deadly than others?)
Asia ('Asia will be the new superpower' - how far do you agree with this statement? Rivers (how does a river change as it travels towards the sea?)
Weather and climate (how does weather and climate influence the UK?)
Design and Technology Textiles - Bacteria buddy
Food - Back to basics
Materials - Timbers and polymers, sketching techniques
Textiles - Bacteria buddy
Food - Back to basics
Materials - Timbers and polymers, sketching techniques
Graphics design project
French All about me My family Free time
ICT E Safety
Cyberbullying
Social Media
Hardware and Software
Input and Output Devices
Networks
Microsoft Excel - Spreadsheet Design and Use
Music Learning about rhythm using drums and wind instruments Learning about pitch using keyboards Reading tablature or pop / rock band
Art Under the Sea (Jason Vincent Scarpace) Nature (Piet Mondrian) Formal Elements
Physical Education Netball
Table Tennis
Football
Trampolining
Athletics
Enrichment
Religious Education Introduction to RE
Biblical Literacy: Creation & Covenant
Biblical Literacy: The Prophets & Their Message Biblical Literacy: The Life of Jesus & The New Covenant
Subject Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3
English What the Dickens? (exploration of fiction and non-fiction extracts, and creative writing) Friendship Never Ends (explorations of fiction and non-fiction extracts, and creative writing) The Mystical Bond of Brothers (full text - Blood Brothers, exploration of supporting non-fiction extracts and writing)
Mathematics Ratio and scale
Multiplicative change
Multiplying and dividing fractions
Working in the cartesian plane
Representing data
Tables & probability
Brackets, equations and inequalities
Sequences
Indices
Fractions and percentages
Standard index form
Number sense
Angles in parallel lines and polygons
Area of trapezia and circles
Line symmetry and reflection
The data handling cycle
Measures of location
Science - Biology Cells 2 and Photosynthesis 1 Reproduction and Inheritance Photosynthesis 2 and Plant Reproduction
Science - Chemistry Metals and the Reactions of Metals Acid and Alkalis The Periodic Table 2 and Climate Chemistry
Science - Physics Electricity 1 and Magnets Forces and Pressure Electricity 2 and Energy Transfer 2
History How far did life improve 1750-1900?
Africa: pre-1600, slavery, abolition, legacy, Civil Rights
WW1: Causes, who and how was the First World War fought, legacy
Germany 1919-1945: Legacy of WW1, Rise of the Nazis and life in Nazi Germany
Holocaust
What was the impact of WW2?
How was England shaped by migration
Empire and Legacy
Geography Africa (what are the opportunities and challenges in Africa?) Ecosystems (why should we save sensitive ecosystems?)
Coasts (what is the geography of the UK's coastline?)
Climate change ('climate change is the responsibility fo all' - how far do you agree with this statement?)
Population and settlement
Design and Technology Textiles - Designer influenced mobile phone holder
Food - 'Good' carbohydrates vs 'bad' carbohydrates
Materials - Metals and polymers, further sketching techniques
Textiles - Designer influenced mobile phone holder
Food - 'Good' carbohydrates vs 'bad' carbohydrates
Materials - Metals and polymers, further sketching techniques
Mechanisms design project
French School life My home Food and drink
ICT Microsoft Access - Database Design and Use Network Security and Threats Python Programming
Music Musical themes Songwriting Battle of the bands
Art Still Life (Joel Penkman, Nancy Standlee) Pop Art (Roy Lichtenstein) Zen Tangles (Karen Coomb, Maria Thomas)
Physical Education Netball
Table Tennis
Football
Trampolining
Athletics
Enrichment
Religious Education Judaism: Beliefs & Practices Christianity: Beliefs & Practices Christianity: Beliefs & Practices
Subject Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3
English No Man's Land (full text - Heroes, war poetry, non-fiction) Dreams and Nightmares (exploration of fiction and non-fiction extracts, and creative writing) Ferocious Females (exploration of fiction and non-fiction extracts, and creative writing)
Mathematics Straight line graphs
Forming and solving equations
Testing conjectures
Three-dimensional shapes
Constructions and congruency
Numbers
Using percentages
Maths and money
Deduction
Rotation and translation
Pythagoras' Theorem
Enlargement and similarity
Solving ration & proportion problems
Rates
Probability
Alegbraic representation
Science - Biology Cells 1, Cell Division, Digestion 1 and Circulation 1 Respiration 1, Stem Cells 1, Movement of substances 1, Photosynthesis 1 Non-Communicable Disease 1, Communicable Disease 1, Vaccinations 1, Antibiotics 1 and Enzymes 1
Science - Chemistry Structure of Atoms 1, Chemical Bonding, Electrolysis 1 and The Periodic Table Reactivity Series 1, Acids and Alkalis 1, Separation Techniques, Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions 1 and Bond Energies 1 Covalent Bonding 1, Giant Covalent Structures, Hydrocarbons 1, Mixtures and Climate Chemistry 1
Science - Physics Energy 1, States of Matter, Density, Internal Energy, Gas Pressure Electricity 1, Electrical Efficiency 1, Circuits 1, Potential Difference, Current and Resistance 1 Thermal Energy 1, Atoms, Radioactivity and Half-lives
History Weimar Germany 1918-1929
Origins of the Nazi Party 1918-1932
Creation of the Nazi Dictatorship 1933-1939
Life in Nazi Germany 1933-1939
Early Elizabethan Era: Queen, Government and Religion 1558-69
Early Elizabethan Era: Challenges to Elizabeth at Home and Abroad 1569-88
Early Elizabethan Era: Elizabethan Society in the Age of Exploration 1558-88
Geography AQA GCSE - Living with Natural Hazards (tectonics and weather hazards) AQA GCSE - Living World (ecosystems, including deserts and rainforests) AQA GCSE - UK Landscapes (UK rivers and coasts)
Design and Technology Engineering - Engineering drawing, materials and properties
Hospitality - Structure of the hospitality industry and job roles
Engineering - Design task
Hospitality - Understanding how hospitality and catering provisions operate
Engineering - Start coursework for Component 1 - Understanding engineering sectors and design applications
Hospitality - know how food can cause ill health
Health & Social Care Health & Social Care services and values
Primary, secondary & tertiary care
Allied health professionals
Services for children, young people and adults
Health & Social Care services and values
Barriers
Physical, sensory, social, cultural, psychological, language, geographical, intellectual and financial
Human lifespan development
Main life stages
Areas of growth & development
Physical factors
French Relationships, marriage and partnership Technology in everyday life Free time activities (music, cinema, eating out)
ICT User Interfaces
Accessibility Needs
Digital Working Practices
Legislation
Interface Design Project
Business and Enterprise Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
What is a Business
Goods and Services
Business Documents
Payment Systems
Marketing and Promotion
Setting up a Micro Enterprise Project
Music Ensemble performing Intro to exam revision Creating dance music using soundtrap.com
Art At the Beach Fruit & Veg Review projects and develop outcomes
Physical Education Netball
Table Tennis
Football
Trampolining
Athletics
Enrichment
Religious Education Islam: Beliefs & Practices Islam: Beliefs & Practices Hinduism: Beliefs & Practices
Subject Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3
English A Christmas Carol / Power and Conflict Poetry / Unseen Poetry Macbeth / Power and Conflict Poetry / Unseen Poetry An Inspector Calls / Power and Conflict Poetry / Unseen Poetry
Mathematics Congruency, similarity and enlargement
Trigonometry
Representing solutions of equations and inequalities
Simultaneous equations
Angles & bearings
Working with circles
Vectors
Ratios & fractions
Percentages and interest
Probability
Collecting, representing and interpreting data
Non-calculator methods
Types of number and sequences
Indices and roots
Science - Biology Cells 2, Circulation 2, Gas Exchange. Respiration 2 Non-Communicable Disease 2 Plant Cells, Movement of Substances 2, Photosynthesis 2, Digestion 2 and Enzymes 2 Communicable Disease 2, Vaccination 2, Antibiotics 2, Discovering New Drugs, Hormonal Control 1, Diabetes, Stem Cells 2
Science - Chemistry Structure of Atoms 2, States of Matter, Collision Theory, Rates of Reaction 1, Equilibrium, Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions 2, Bond Energies 2 Ions and Ionic Bonding, Electrolysis 2, Reactivity Series 2, Acid and Alkalis 2 Covalent Bonds 2, Fullerenes, Hydrocarbons 2, Crude Oil, Water Treatment and Recycling 1
Science - Physics Energy 2, Electricity 2, Potential Difference, Current, Resistance 2, Circuits 2, Electrical Efficiency 2 Thermal Energy 2, Forces 1, Speed and Velocity 1, Weight, Momentum and Elasticity Mass, Magnetic Fields 1, Electromagnets, Electric Motors 1, Electromagnetic Spectrum and Waves 1
History Review of Life in Germany and Germany unit
Early Elizabethan Era: Queen, Government and Religion 1558-69
Early Elizabethan Era: Challenges to Elizabeth at Home and Abroad 1569-88
Early Elizabethan Era: Elizabethan Society in the Age of Exploration 1558-88
American West: Early Settlement of the West c:1835-c1862
American West: Development of the Plains, c1862-1876
American West: Conflict and Conquest, c1876-1895
Crime and Punishment c1000-1500
Geography AQA GCSE - Urban Issues and Challenges (opportunities and challenges in contrasting cities) AQA GCSE - Challenging Economic World (causes and consequences of uneven development) AQA GCSE - Resource Management (energy)
Design and Technology Engineering - coursework for Component 1
Hospitality - hospitality and catering industry in action
Textiles - Component 1 and Component 2 combined coursework portfolio
Engineering - complete Component 1 coursework
Hospitality - Understand menu planning
Textiles - Continuation of coursework portfolio development
Engineering - Start coursework Component 2
Hospitality - Be able to cook dishes
Textiles - Continuation of coursework portfolio development
French Customs and festivals Home, local area and the environment Healthy and unhealthy living; Social issues (charity and voluntary work; poverty and homelessness)
ICT User Interfaces Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques (internally assessed component) Modern Technologies
Inclusivity and Accessibility
Cyber Security
Policy / Backups and Data Recovery
Business and Enterprise Marketing and Promotion
Financial Documents
Planning For and Pitching an Enterprise Activity (internally assessed component) Recommending How an Enterprise Can Improve its Performance
Music Create a Soundtrap 'how to' guide Exam revision and first attempt Introduction to music performance
Art Detail Detail Develop outcomes for existing projects
Physical Education Seasonal Options Seasonal Options Seasonal Options
Religious Education Philosophy of Religion: What is Knowledge? Philosophy of Religion: Is It Reasonable to Believe in God? Philosophy of Religion: Does the Universe have a Meaning?
Film Studies Film Language
Micro Features and Skyfall (2012)
Introduction to Screenwriting
Screenwriting CA
Representations and Themes in District 9 (2009) and Tsotsi (2005)
Subject Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3
English English Language Paper 1 and 2 Section A English Language Paper 1 and 2 Section B Revision of both Language and Literature papers
Mathematics Gradients & lines
Non-linear graphs
Using graphs
Expanding & factorising
Changing the subject
Functions
Multiplicative reasoning
Geometric reasoning
Algebraic reasoning
Transforming & constructing
Listing & describing
Show that...
Revision
Science - Biology Homeostasis, Hormonal Control 2, Genetics Evolution, Classification and Ecosystems Global Warming, Impact of Humans on Habitats and Biodiversity, Paper 1 and Paper 2 Revision
Science - Chemistry Rates of Reaction 2, Hydrocarbons 3 Climate Chemistry and Recycling 2 Paper 1 and Paper 2 Revision
Science - Physics Forces 2 and Speed 2 Electromagnetic Spectrum and Waves 2, Magnetic Fields 2 and Electric Motors 2 Paper 1 and Paper 2 Revision
History Early Elizabethan Era: Challenges to Elizabeth at Home and Abroad 1569-88
Early Elizabethan Era: Elizabethan Society in the Age of Exploration 1558-88
American West: Early Settlement of the West c:1835-c1862
American West: Development of the Plains, c1862-1876
American West: Conflict and Conquest, c1876-1895
Revision
Revision
Geography AQA GCSE - Fieldwork Studies (visits to Newcastle and the coast) AQA GCSE - DME project AQA GCSE - Revision
Design and Technology Engineering - Component 3 - Responding to an engineering brief alongside completing coursework for Component 2
Hospitality - Hospitality and catering industry in action
Engineering - Prepare for first attempt at Component 3 exam and complete any coursework
Hospitality - Understand menu planning
Engineering - Prepare for second attempt at Component 3 exam
Hospitality - Be able to cook dishes
Health & Social Care Health & Social Care services and values
Primary, secondary & tertiary care
Allied health professionals
Services for children, young people and adults
Health & Social Care services and values
Barriers
Physical, sensory, social, cultural, psychological, language, geographical, intellectual and financial
Human lifespan development
Main life stages
Areas of growth & development
Physical factors
French Travel and tourism My studies; Life at school and beyond; Education post 16 Jobs, career choices and ambitions; GCSE revision and preparation
ICT Digital Systems
Criminal Use of Computer Systems
Data Flow Diagrams
Flowcharts
Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data (internally assessed component) Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data (internally assessed component)
Business and Enterprise Financial Planning and Forecasting Exploring Enterprises (internally assessed component) Exploring Enterprises (internally assessed component)
Music Recording a solo performance Exam revision and resit Creating a music product
Art Portraits & Icons Portraits & Icons Unit 2 Controlled Assessment
Physical Education Seasonal Options Seasonal Options Seasonal Options
Religious Education Ethics: What is ethics? Ethics: The Banality of Evil Ethics: Artificial Intelligence
Film Studies The Presentation of 'Others' in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and King Solomon's Mines (1950)
Introduction to Screenwriting
Screenwriting CA
Specialist Writing and How it Influences the Reading of the Hurt Locker (2008)
Global Film and Representations of Character, Theme and 'Look' (Tsotsi (2005), Skyfall (2012), District 9 (2009))
Exam Preparation