Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Year 9

The Academy adopts a three year Key Stage 4 model. All students make some initial option choices at the end of Year 8, with further choices in Year 9. The core subjects of Maths, English and Science involve four hours of contact time every week. In addition to their option choices, students also follow courses in PE and RE.

We offer a wide range of GCSE options and Applied Provision. Whether students’ interests lie in the separate Sciences or Construction, we have a broad curriculum which will meet their needs.

Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers for each subject can be found under the respective subject panels below

Maths

YEAR 9 SCHEME OF WORK 
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6 
Basic Number angles . Scale Drawing. Algebra Coordinates, Fractions and Graphs. Data Sequence and Area  Circles and Proportion Graphs, standard form and Pythagoras 2D & 3D Geometry 
Factors and multiples. Angles, Bearings. Basic Algebra Fractions and Decimals. Coordinates and Linear Graphs. Data  Sequences. Basic Percentages. Perimeter and Area  Circumference and Area Ratio and Proportion Algebra with Graphs. Scatter Graphs. Standard form. Pythagoras 2D and 3D Shapes. Loci and Constructions. Transformations

 

English Literature and Language

YEAR 9 ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE 
TERMS 1 & 2 TERMS 3 & 4 TERMS 5 & 6
Lord of the Flies Shakespeare Macbeth introduction Poetry introduction to GCSE
Continued English Language banding tasks throughout the year 

Knowledge Organisers for English can be found by clicking the links below:

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term 

 

Science

YEAR 9 SCIENCE CURRICULUM
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6 

Cells

Atomic structure

Energy

Organisation

Bonding & Periodic Table 

Electricity

Infection & Response

Quantitative Chemistry

Particle Model of Matter 

Bioenergetics

Chemical changes

Atomic structure 

Energy changes

Required Practical for Paper 1

 

Knowledge Organisers for Science can be found by clicking the links below:

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term

 

Art

YEAR 9 ART CURRICULUM
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6 

Natural forms

Artist research AO1

Drawing skills AO3

Printing skills

AO2

Construction skills AO2

Conclusion of

Natural forms project AO4 – final piece

Portrait project

Artist research AO1 Drawing skills AO3

Artist research AO1

Drawing skills A

Photography

YEAR 9 PHOTOGRAPHY CURRICULUM
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6

Reflections  - artist research and taking photos

AO1 AO3

Basic editing skills  - bubbles and mirror practicals AO2

Visual analysis

AO1 AO3

Conclusion of Project1 AO4

People and places  - artist research

AO1 AO3

Photoshop skills – double exposure

AO2

Geography

YEAR 9 GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Changing economic activity GCSE Ecosystems GCSE Ecosystems

GCSE  Tectonics 

 

GCSE Climate Hazards GCSE Weather Extremes

Knowledge Organisers for Geography can be found by clicking the links below:

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term

 

History

YEAR 9 HISTORY CURRICULUM
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
World War I and Nazi Germany The Holocaust and World War II World War II and the aftermath Medicine through time 1250 – 1500 Medicine through time 1500 – 1900 Medicine through time 1750 – modern day 

RPE

YEAR 9 RE CURRICULUM
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
Issues of Crime and Punishment Issues of Crime and Punishment Should we always forgive? Christian Beliefs and Teachings Christian Beliefs and Teachings Issues of Good and Evil

Knowledge Organisers for RPE can be found by clicking the links below:

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term

 

MFL

YEAR 9 MFL CURRICULUM
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6
My online life Health & Fitness Future plans Holidays My place in the world Revision & Exam Strategies 

PE

YEAR 9 PE CURRICULUM
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4 TERM 5 TERM 6

Sports Science Unit 1

Fitness Testing & Training

Sports Science Unit 1

Fitness Testing & Training

Sports Science Unit 1

Fitness Testing & Training

Sports Science

Fitness Testing & Training

Sports Science Unit 2

Practical in Sport

Sports Science Unit 2

Practical in Sport