Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 you will study many subjects such as Art, Design Technology, Geography and History, as well as core subjects such as Maths, English and Science.

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Subjects

Subject Information

Title: Art

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

“Cats in Collage”

*Colour theory / mark making / media use

*Paired  project leading to large scale collaged cat faces

Spring Term

“Chinese Lanterns “

*Research into Chinese culture

*Observation / painting

*Collaborative project leading to hand- made paper lanterns

Summer Term

“Funky Flowers”

*Research into the work of O’Keeffe.

*Development from 2D into 3D

* Ceramics project leading into low relief clay tiles.

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

“Curious Cats”

*Research into the work of Karin Zeller

*Development of 2D designs into 3D .

* Project leading to 3D card constructed cats

Spring Term

“4 seasons Screens “

*Research into shadow Chinese puppetry/

images related to the 4 seasons

* Design work leading into “cut work” on card – sections to form a large scale screen.

Summer Term

“Botany in Batik”

*Research into the work of O’Keeffe.

* Formatting of images to create good design

*Batik techniques and processes leading to a piece on fabric.

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

“Cut out cats “

*Research into the work of Sedef Ertugan Yilmabassar

*Develop designs appropriate for lino cut

* Lino printing techniques and processes.

Spring Term

“Killer Kites “

*Research into Chinese dragons

* development of designs for surface decoration of kite

*Collage / had made paper / construction techniques

* project leading to large scale 3D kites.

Summer Term

Botanical Books “

*Research into Victorian Botanical illustration

* observational drawing ? painting / illustration techniques .

* Graphics project leading to the production of pages for a large scale book.

Subject Information

Title: Citizenship

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Identities and Communities

Prejudice and Discrimination

Spring Term

Criminal Justice System

Human Rights

Summer Term

Introduction to Politics

Education around the World

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Hierarchy of Courts

Money

Spring Term

Nuclear Weapons

Active Citizen Campaign

Summer Term

Politics

Subject Information

Title: Design Technology

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Subject Information

Title: English

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Land of Never Believe, leading into Shakespeare (The Tempest, A MSND) and descriptive writing.

The Novel

Spring Term

Descriptive narrative and autobiographical writing.

Pre-twentieth century literature.

Summer Term

Admirable Nelson and The Industrial North – non-fiction reading and writing, with a focus on language devices.

Exploration, imagination and ambition in poetry: Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience.

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

The class novel and responding to fiction extracts.

Creative writing – focus on descriptive/narrative and autobiographical writing.

Spring Term

Pre-20c. Prose.

Summer Term

Poetry – explore a selection of 5 – 10 poems, possibly with a common theme. Include some descriptive/narrative  writing linked to the poems.

Modern drama text, with some non-fiction linked to themes in the play.

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Pre-twentieth century prose and responses to modern prose.

Begin class novel.

Creative writing – focus on descriptive and narrative.

Spring Term

Shakespeare play

Summer Term

Non-fiction text analysis – persuasive, debating/arguing, based on famous speeches.

Non-fiction writing and revision of non-fiction texts.

Subject Information

Title: Geography

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Nelson’s place in the world

Spring Term

Sustainable World

Weather and climate and development

Summer Term

Weather fieldwork

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Middle East

Rio Squatter Settlements

Spring Term

Nepal Earthquake

Ecosystems fieldwork

Summer Term

Asia Biome and Animal adaptations

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Disease

Hazards Tectonics

Spring Term

Hazards Weather

Summer Term

Rivers

Subject Information

Title: History

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Introducing History & Historical skills

The Ancient Romans

Spring Term

1066 and the battle for the English Throne

Life in the Middle Ages

Summer Term

Britain under the Tudors & Stuarts

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Britain during the Industrial Revolution

African Slave Trade

Spring Term

Cause, events and consequences of World War One

Summer Term

World War 2 including the Holocaust and Hiroshima

The Post 1945 world

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Medicine in the Ancient World

Medicine in Britain 1066 to 1450

Spring Term

Medicine in Britain 1450 – 1900

Summer Term

Medicine in Britain 1900 to the present day

Subject Information

Title: ICT

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Programming using HTML

Spring Term

Programming using Scratch

Summer Term

Computer workings

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Spreadsheets

Spring Term

Databases

Summer Term

Programming with Java and Java Script

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

E-Safety

Spring Term

Databases

Summer Term

Programming Java

Subject Information

Title: Maths

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Number skills

Introducing Algebra concepts, including simplifying expressions

Area & Perimeter

Constructions

Probability Concepts

Spring Term

Fractions, decimals & percentage

Solving equations & substitution

Angles

Negative numbers

Real life graphs

Summer Term

Rounding and estimation

Sequences & graphs

Fractions, decimals & percentage

Transformations

3D shapes

Data handling

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Negative numbers

Types of numbers

Manipulating Algebra

Constructions and loci

Pythagoras’ Theorem

Area, perimeter & volume

Probability

Fractions & Decimals

Spring Term

Rounding & estimation

Standard form

Solving equations

Angles

3D drawing

Data handling

Percentages

Summer Term

Ratio

Linear Graphs

Real life graphs

Rearranging formulae

Transformations

Two way tables and Venn diagrams

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Further number skills

Fractions & Percentages

Extending algebraic skills

Linear and quadratic graphs

Angles

Constructions

Area, Perimeter & Volume

Spring Term

Probability concepts

Standard form

Solving equations, including simultaneous equations

Inequalities

Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Data Handling

Summer Term

Surds

Ratio & Proportion

Using formulae

Sequences

Transformations

Loci

Congruence and similarity

Frequency trees & Venn diagrams

Subject Information

Title: MFL

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Greetings

Days, months & birthdays

Numbers 1-31

Alphabet

Phonics

Family

Jungle animals

Adjectives to Physical descriptions

Adjectives to describe personality

Comparatives & superlatives

Spring Term

Family – names, ages

Family pets

Physical descriptions – hair and eyes

Larger numbers

Birthdays

Favourite things

School subjects + opinions

Telling the time

Summer Term

Describing your house

Describing your bedroom

Dream house

Leisure – what you like to do

What you like to eat.

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Revision of Year 7 – Key questions

Phonics

Present tense verbs

Spring Term

Perfect tense

Near future tense

Summer Term

Combining 3 tenses

Conditional tense

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Health & Fitness

Body Parts

At the doctor’s

Healthy eating

Advice for healthy lifestyles

Dangers of smoking, alcohol & drugs

Spring Term

New Year’s resolutions – what are you going to do differently?

Options – School subjects + opinions

Why learn languages

Future plans

World of Work

Summer Term

Media & cinema

New technology

Subject Information

Title: Performing Arts

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Night and Day

Focus on singing, vocal & instrumental sounds, morning and night inspired music and composition.

Elements of music

Spring Term

Rhythm and Pulse.

Rhythmic chants and raps. Concentrating on note values

Class percussion and vocal composition.

Summer Term

Folk Music of the British Isles & The Orchestra

Keyboard work, melody and accompaniment parts, Song structure – sea shanty

Instruments of the Orchestra

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll songs. Keyboard work, chords / triads, riffs, accompaniments, analysis.

Spring Term

Jazz Improvisation

Vocal harmony and part singing.

Further keyboard work, swing styles, bass lines, vamps, improvisation skills, Ragtime and

Blues. Song writing and structure.

Folk Music

Development of and building on skills in year 7 to include learning new ‘folk’ instruments. Traditional folk songs

Summer Term

Music & Space

Focusing on Holst’s Planet Suite

Using melodic and harmonic devices in composition

Variations

Developing techniques to explore changes in tonality and rhythm, Ground bass and manipulation of music and structure

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Musicals.

Songs from musicals.

Ensemble skills and performance work.

Overture and opera

Minimalism

Keyboard and percussive music of the 20thCentury

American Composers and minimalist techniques.

Spring Term

Sound tracks and Game music

Composing music to fit a film trailer

Understanding film and gaming music techniques such a Leitmotif, diagetic and non-diagetic, sound effects.  Importance of timing and cue sheets

Summer Term

Brit Pop 1960s- present

Song structure, strophic form

Hooks and riffs

Cover versions

Composition, lyrics and performance work

Subject Information

Title: Performing Arts

Work Covered In Year 7 - Not currently studied

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

The Body

Learn the basic skills needed to devise drama by solving a murder mystery.

Styles of Drama

Consolidate devising skills by exploring a variety of styles.

Spring Term

Boal and Brecht   – Theatre Styles

Forum Theatre, Image Theatre and Epic Theatre

Verbatim Theatre

Exploring how theatre can be created using the real dialogue of real people in real situations.

Summer Term

Noughts and Crosses

Engage with a drama text, understanding and responding to the main issues.

Use skills to convey themes, ideas, create settings, moods and characters.

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

DNA

Study the play’s, style, genre and design

Develop skills and techniques in rehearsal and performance

Spring Term

Physical Theatre and Frantic Assembly

Using physical theatre to develop stories and meaning.

Stanislavsky and Naturalism

Explore how Stanislavski’s techniques have shaped the world of acting.

Summer Term

Theatre of the Absurd

Using drama skills to explore the human condition.

Sweeney Todd

Use melodrama skills to create practical work based around the story.

Subject Information

Title: Physical Education

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Netball

Football

Rugby

Hockey

Gymnastics

Basketball

Fitness

Spring Term

Fitness

Basketball

Gymnastics

Dance

Hockey

Table Tennis

Summer Term

Cricket

Athletics

Tennis

Rounders

Softball

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Football

Rugby

Table Tennis

Netball

Gymnastics

Hockey

Basketball

Fitness

Spring Term

Fitness

Gymnastics

Basketball

Dance

Hockey

Table Tennis

Football

Summer Term

Cricket

Athletics

Rounders

Tennis

Softball

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Football

Rugby

Table Tennis

Netball

Fitness

Gymnastics

Basketball

Hockey

Spring Term

Fitness

Basketball

Table Tennis

Hockey

Gymnastics

Dance

Football

Fitness

Summer Term

Cricket

Athletics

Tennis

Softball

Rounders

Subject Information

Title: Religious Education

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Sikhism

Islam

Spring Term

Islam

Christianity

Summer Term

Buddhism

Hinduism

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Judaism & Christianity (OT)

Spring Term

Christianity (OT) the Islam (The life of the Prophet PBUH)

Summer Term

Christianity (NT) The life of Jesus and the last week of Jesus’ life

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Crime & Punishment

Spring Term

Relationships & Families

Summer Term

Religion & Life

Subject Information

Title: Science

Work Covered In Year 7

Autumn Term

Introduction to Science

Particle Model

Separating Mixtures

Body Systems

Cells

Spring Term

Voltage and Resistance

Current

Interdependence

Variation

Energy Costs and Energy Transfer

Summer Term

Reproduction

Metals and Non-Metals

Acids and Alkalis

Speed

Gravity

The Universe

Work covered in year 8

Autumn Term

Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Digestion

Periodic Table and Elements

Sound

Light

Spring Term

Chemical Energy

Types of Reactions

Respiration

Photosynthesis

Forces

Summer Term

Climate

Earth Structure and Earth Resources

Evolution

Inheritance

Work

Heating and Cooling

Work covered in year 9

Autumn Term

Particle Model of Matter

Atomic Structure

Cell Biology

Spring Term

Infection and Response

Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

Bonding Structure and the Properties of Matter

Summer Term

Bioenergetics

Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Attendance Contact

If your child is going to be absent from school today or for the forseeable future then please contact us on 01282 682252 or email us at attendance@pendlevale.lancs.sch.uk

Attendance Contact

If your child is going to be absent from school today or for the forseeable future then please contact us on 01282 682252 or email us at attendance@pendlevale.lancs.sch.uk