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Harrow Bangkok is a school rich in tradition, both here in Bangkok and as part of a family of schools dating back to 1572. It is the largest member of the Harrow family, and it is the original branded British independent school outside the UK.

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD MASTER

At Harrow Bangkok we aim to offer the very best holistic education not only in Thailand, but across Southeast Asia. That aim is founded on four key beliefs: That academic rigour and intellectual curiosity lead to success in examinations. Examination results give access to the very best universities and employers. Our students celebrate enthusiasm for learning in school and are lifelong learners. That success in life is not determined by school grades alone. Personal qualities and values ultimately determine whether academic potential is translated into meaningful careers. Our Leadership in Action programme ensures Harrovians are well balanced, resilient, and innovative young men and women; with the leadership skills necessary to turn opportunities into realities. That a happy child will be a successful child. Students who are safe and happy will achieve their potential. Here at Harrow Bangkok, academic success and the development of the whole person are rooted in exceptional pastoral care, with lifelong friendships and contacts made. This supports the development of emotionally intelligent young men and women, determined to make a difference in the world. That we employ the very best staff and actively support their career development. Harrow Bangkok is set within a superb 35-acre garden campus, with world-class facilities for day students and boarders. Facilities alone, however, are not enough; our staff are the heart of our success, modelling the values we hold dear each day for our students to emulate. Passionate about their subjects, they place a premium upon understanding each student’s individual needs, nurturing their development. Education at Harrow Bangkok is inspiring, culturally rich, aspirational, and life-enhancing. We have a lot of fun along the way too. Our graduates are quietly confident, curious, creative thinkers, who possess the skills and qualities to make a difference in the world and at the same time enjoy personal fulfilment. I look forward to meeting you, and welcoming you in person to our great school. Jon Standen Head Master


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THE UPPER SCHOOL In the Upper School we take our mission of developing ‘Leadership for a better world’ seriously. In each of the three phases, students are guided in an age-appropriate way to develop our six leadership attributes. Our ultimate aim is to lay the foundations for our students to lead and succeed in whatever pathway they choose. For our students to become strong future leaders, we need to make sure that they have the academic currency required to assume positions of leadership, therefore, at Harrow Bangkok, academic excellence is a moral imperative if we wish to succeed in our mission. Our students leave the school with the very best academic results and year after year they take their place at top universities globally. In the Prep Phase students develop a breadth of knowledge which lays the foundations for further study. As they progress into Shell, Remove and Fifth Form, we introduce the element of choice and students begin to specialise, allowing them to develop a greater depth of knowledge. In the Sixth Form, they specialise further

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and are ready to apply to top universities in their chosen disciplines. A school is defined by its students. At our school in Bangkok, what does it mean to call yourself a Harrovian? Our students are confident without arrogance, highly knowledgeable and they use their knowledge compassionately to contribute to their community. Every year we celebrate their successes both within the school and beyond. Jonny Liddell Head of Upper School Year Group​

​Upper School Curriculum

6, 7, 8​​

Prep Curriculum

Shell (9)​​

Shell Curriculum (Transition to IGCSE)

Remove (10)

IGCSE

Fifth Form (11)​

IGCSE

Lower Sixth (12)​ A Level Upper Sixth (13) A Level Undergraduate​

University


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THE HOUSE SYSTEM The House System is at the heart of the students’ lives at Harrow Bangkok and helps develop our students into becoming Leaders for a better world. It encourages teamwork and friendly competition within a supportive environment and instils into the students resolve, determination, cooperation, creativity, collaboration and an awareness of the importance of community.

House Competitions Students have a wide range of competitions that they can enter to represent their House, these generally take place after school or at lunchtime and include: Football Dodgeball Theatre Sports Basketball Table Tennis Dragonboat Racing Swimming Gala Music Film Chess Softball Baking Tennis Cross Country Jenga Scrabble House Shout Volleyball Sports Day (Athletics)

Prep House Leaders The Prep House Leader leads the House in the Prep Phase and provides pastoral oversight of all the students in their House. They will oversee academic monitoring and deal with any larger pastoral issues that may arise. If you have a larger concern then you should direct this to your child’s Prep House Leader. The House system is a key part of the students’ transition from Pre Prep to Prep. It welcomes the students into a family that they will be part of during the rest of their time at Harrow Bangkok. All students are allocated to a House, all of whose names reflect leaders with courage and determination. These include the Old Harrovians and statesman Winston Churchill and Pandit Nehru (India’s first Prime Minister) as well as the poet Lord Byron. Thailand is honoured through its brave Queen Suriyothai and the public service of the Sonakul family. Finally, to complete the group, we have Helen Keller, who overcame physical adversity to become a renowned author and human rights campaigner. Each of these individuals displayed qualities of leadership that we hope will inspire our young Harrovians to become the leaders of their generation.

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LEADERSHIP IN ACTION At Harrow Bangkok, fostering Leadership for a better world is central to our mission. We have defined six leadership attributes that students will develop through following our Leadership in Action Curriculum: Contributing positively to the community Applying knowledge with compassion Solving problems collaboratively Solving problems creatively Making just and responsible choices Facing challenges with determination

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All students take part in an expedition every year and enrol in a minimum of two activities each week with numerous opportunities for service, charitable work, creativity and teamwork. Through the Leadership in Action Curriculum, both inside and outside of the classroom, students have opportunities to move out of their comfort zones and undertake new experiences. Whether it be attending a Harrow Bangkok Ocean Warrier beach clean up, trying to earn the minimum wage by cutting sugar cane, acquiring new skills such as first aid or lifeguarding, or conquering a 40 metre Tyrolean rope climb, pupils are increasingly able to develop and demonstrate the six leadership attributes.


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INTRODUCTION

PREP MISSION STATEMENT

“Our task is not to prepare our children for one thing; our task is to help them learn how to prepare themselves for anything.” A. J. Juliani

In our Prep Phase, students thrive academically, socially and emotionally. They are happy and safe. The stimulating learning environment provides the freedom to explore and acquire the skills and knowledge needed to progress in the school and the world beyond.

This quote underpins the Prep mission statement. It’s a concept that we believe in firmly at Harrow Bangkok.

THE PREP CURRICULUM

We believe in working with students to encourage them to become independent through the principles of High Performance Learning and metacognition. Our aim here is for every child to leave our Prep Phase and feel that this period of their education has made a positive difference to their character, their thoughts, their outlook, and their thinking. It shaped their world.

During the Prep Phase, students study a broad and varied curriculum with a focus on establishing a grounding in a wide range of subjects, whilst developing the transferable learner skills required to become an independent and inquisitive learner. The academic curriculum is further enhanced with Challenge Days and cross curricular activities, which extend the opportunity for enquiry based learning, whilst developing collaborative learner skills.

We work on the principle of what we can do for your child, rather than what can your child do for us. I encourage you to come and visit us at Harrow Bangkok on one of our open mornings and meet our students and staff to see how an education here can benefit and develop your child. Adam Pape Head of Prep Phase

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THE TIMETABLE Although the Upper School works on a two week timetable, in Prep we are largely unaffected by this. The day starts with morning registration at 7.40 am where students meet up in their tutor room with their Tutor. There are four lessons in the morning each of 1 hour. These lessons are split by a single 15 minute break. There is one lesson in the afternoon and a short break before activities begin at 3 pm

Example Year 6 timetable

Monday

Activity 2

English

Maths

Humanities

Thai Language

Tutor Period/ Gymnastics Assembly

Gymnastics

Tuesday

Activity 1

Science

English

Mandarin

Drama

Computing

Rugby

Wednesday

Lunch Lesson 5

English

PE

Maths

Thai Language

Humanities

Thursday

Lesson 4

Lesson 2

Music

Maths

Mandarin

Science

English

Cooking Club

Friday

Break Lesson 3

Lesson 1

Art and Design

Science

Games

Maths

English

MUN

Ceramics

Example Year 7 or 8 timetable

Drama

Japanese

English

Maths

Tutor Period/ Orchestra Assembly

English

Art and Design

PE

Humanities

Science

Football Academy

Humanities

Japanese

French

Maths

Music

Sailing

English

Science

Computing

Humanities

Games

Children’s Home Community Service

Science

Robotics, Programming and Electronics Club

Friday

Monday

Activity 1

Tuesday

Lunch Lesson 5

Wednesday

Lesson 4

Lesson 2

Thursday

Break Lesson 3

Lesson 1

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English

Maths

Design Technology

French

Activity 2

Tennis


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INDEPENDENT LEARNING As students move through the Upper School, independent learning becomes a greater part of the student experience. At Harrow Bangkok we aim to foster an environment where students are taught to the highest standards in lessons, and are inspired to use what they have learnt to further extend themselves by developing a greater understanding of the topics explored independently. As such, homework is provided to encourage students to deepen, extend, or initiate learning.

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ART AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY Year 6 Unit 1: Formal Elements & Colour Theory Students are introduced to the formal elements of Art by exploring line, tone, colour, shape, form and composition. Students also learn how to discuss the work of professional artists whilst paying close attention to key terminology. Students strengthen their observational drawing skills and extend their understanding of colour theory through painting exercises with watercolour and coloured pencil. Students learn how to mix and blend colours together to create 3D form and improve their understanding of hues, tints, tones and shades.

Unit 2: Markmaking & Printing Students develop their visual understanding of pattern, texture and tone through taught mark making techniques. Students investigate the work of artists who apply mark making and pattern in their drawings, paintings and prints. Students continue to develop their knowledge of the formal elements and complete a series of relief pattern lino prints.

Unit 3: 3D Design Students demonstrate their design and illustration skills by incorporating images of insects and bugs into their drawing whilst investigating artists who explore insects and mini beasts. Students develop their ability to analyse the work of other artists using key terminology to describe a series of artworks. Students explore wire and paper sculpture whilst developing their model making skills. They learn how to sculpt and manipulate materials to create 3D form.

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Unit 2: Futurist Hats Students learn about the Futurist Art movement and demonstrate their understanding of the main principles through the design of hats. They explore sculptural techniques using card and paper and are encouraged to consider personal manipulative processes and mixed media practices. Work of designers such as Phillip Treacy serve as inspiration.

Unit 3: Fauvist Landscapes Students learn about Fauvism and the work of Andre Derain. They use their iPads to create a series of landscape photographs that explore formal elements such as composition, perspective, rule of thirds, cropping and natural framing. Students learn to manipulate images through Photoshop before beginning a final piece in acrylic paint. They extend their brush control and colour mixing skills whilst being mindful of the balance between colours and mark making techniques.

Year 8 Unit 1: Cubist Violins Students learn about Cubism and its fundamental principles, responding with a series of experimental drawings and collages. Students learn about positive and negative space, and how to extend 2D designs into mixed media artworks, combining paper construction and drawing techniques, with an emphasis on tonal approaches.

Unit 2: Still Life Painting Students develop their observational drawing skills, exploring tone, form and texture through closely cropped compositions of musical instruments. Students are introduced to acrylic paint and learn how to blend colours to achieve Cubist tone and a Cubist colour palette. Reference to the works of other artists engaged with Cubism enable students to develop subject-specific vocabulary through written and verbal analysis.

Unit 1: Natural Forms Printmaking

Unit 3: Sculptural Seedpods

Students strengthen their observational drawing skills using a range of materials, with emphasis on recording form and texture. Through collage exercises, they consolidate their knowledge of colour theory and composition.

Students develop their painting and 3D making skills through an architectural sculpture project inspired by Favelas. They learn to draw up, cut out and assemble architectural forms using card and explore a range of textures that imitate walls, roofs and other architectural features found in Favelas, using mixed media approaches. Discussions on the work of contemporary artists such as Mauricio Hora, Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn allow students to make connections between Art and global social issues.

Students are introduced to various printmaking practices, culminating in a series of collagraph prints, using the work of contemporary printmakers as inspiration.

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COMPUTING Year 6 Introduction to Computing Students are introduced to the basic concepts of computers. In this unit we find out what students already know. From here we then go on to teach them what they need to know to do Computing in Year 6 including how to stay safe online.

Web Development Students complete a unit with the theme of endangered animals. The learning goals are that students can create web banners using Google Web Designer.

Computer Programming Introduction Students are introduced to important concepts around computational thinking. Students will be learning how to create flowcharts for real-life problems. They will also be learning about the important programming constructs selection and iteration.

Scratch Programming Students develop their programming experience further in this unit. The important programming constructs sequence, selection and iteration are used to create small programs in the Scratch online application.

Computational Thinking This unit themed ‘Let there be Dragons’ covers many different concepts. The first is converting decimal numbers to binary to show students how numbers are stored on the computer. The second concept is how to use online software to create graphical objects. The bubble sort algorithm is introduced and the unit concludes with an introduction to algorithms and pseudo code.

Year 7 Understanding the Internet and Website Design Students learn about the structure of the internet and how data travels. Students learn how web pages are coded in HTML and will build a basic webpage using HTML and a WYSIWYG web development program.

Algorithms Students learn about how algorithms are playing a big role in current technology and how companies such as Google develop and use algorithms to improve search results. Students look at the process of breaking a task down and producing an algorithm to complete the task. This section will aid the development of student problem-solving skills.

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Programming Students will learn how to code in Python or Small Basic and will learn about presenting graphical objects and loops. Students will use decomposition to break a problem down to its smaller element and then produce a solution to code an effective solution to the task given

Year 8 Data Representation Bits & Bytes Students gather an understanding of what binary is and why it is used by computers. They will be able to convert binary numbers to decimal and vice versa. The application of binary is taught alongside ASCII and the use of codes to represent input into a computer.

Operating Systems Students learn about basic computer architecture and the role of operating systems.

Programming This is an introduction to programming in a textual language. It is designed to make programming easy, approachable and fun for beginners. It uses the text window to introduce the basic concepts such as input, output and selection. The graphics window is also explored to produce a simple calculator where you can combine all your knowledge into developing a real working application.

Music & Sound This unit builds on the Term 1 unit of Bits & Bytes. Students learn how computers use binary to represent sound and understand about basic compression principles and how sampling rates affect quality and file sizes.

Further Programming Students build on their Term 2 programming skills and create a simple application game such as ‘rock, paper, scissors’. This develops a further understanding of comparative operators and repetition.


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DESIGN TECHNOLOGY TEXTILES Year 7 Unit 1: Pop Art Washbag Students continue with improving their skills, knowledge and understanding of Fashion and Textiles from the previous year and are expected to build on their prior learning.

Year 8 Unit 1: Fabric Munchies Students will be introduced to the subject through a designing and making exercise where they practice the processes and techniques needed to manufacture a successful product. The students are expected to build on their skills, knowledge and understanding from last year in order to think about the quality of their outcome in terms of attention to detail.

The students explore the use of the different tools, equipment and techniques to work with fabrics and fabric materials and will gain the skills, knowledge and understanding, as well as confidence to improve their ability from a very minimal experience of Design Technology so far in their lives.

Students will use detailed applique and hand/machine embroidery techniques to create a real-life imitation product based on confectionery.

Students will use sublimation printing and heat press methods, as well as applying zips and using templates in order to produce a useable product.

Students will focus on the design process, learning how to approach a design brief, inspirational research, developing ideas, planning, modelling, manufacturing their final product and evaluating the positives and negatives of their product and the processes involved.

Unit 2: Day of the Dead toy Students will focus on the design process, learning how to approach a design brief, inspirational research, developing ideas, planning, modelling, manufacturing their final product and evaluating the positives and negatives of their product and the processes involved. Students will develop independent creative skills and learn a wide range of decorative techniques. Students will need to use their own judgement on how to present their work to the highest of their ability.

Unit 2: Angie Lewin Cushions

Students will develop independent creative skills and learn a wide range of decorative techniques. Students will be inspired by the artist Angie Lewin in order to design and manufacture a cushion that uses a combination of processes and techniques learnt over the previous year.

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY RESISTANT MATERIALS Year 7 Project 1 Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Tealight Holder Students will be introduced to the subject through a designing and making exercise. The students will understand the fundamental basics using inspiration for sketch work, leading to a final idea through development and modelling. Students will be taught how to measure and marking out accurately on a range of materials. They learn about the source of the material and sustainability issues surrounding the materials. Students learn how to combine different materials using adhesives and machinery and produce a project that focuses on accuracy and quality control.

Project 2 PICAXE Dice Students learn a variety of new skills, processes and techniques which expand on their knowledge from the previous term.

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The students will be introduced to electronics and use programmable components to create an electronic dice that works through problem-solving and logical thinking. Students will get the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of electronics, soldering components together as well using a CAD program to create a 3D product that works with any board game.

Year 8 Project 1 Art Deco Inspired Pendant Students will be introduced to the subject through a designing and making exercise where they practice the processes and techniques needed to manufacture a successful product. The students will understand the fundamental basics using Art Deco and be expected to create a range of ideas leading to two developed ideas using professional graphical techniques.

They learn about the source of the material and sustainability issues surrounding the materials and how to combine materials using adhesives and processes. The students will focus on attention to detail and working in smaller capacities.

Project 2 Sublimation Coasters Students learn how to create a range of patterns and fills on CAD using Techsoft 2D Design. They will use a design theme to create their own individual designs that match the elements and factors of the given theme. Students will understand the processes and techniques of sublimation printing and be able to work in a small group to batch produce a range of aesthetic products housed in a case. This case could be card packaging or more complex using hand processed or machine processed materials.

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DRAMA Year 6 Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit

1: Introduction to Drama 2: Mime 3: Visual Storytelling 4: Vocal Storytelling 5: Creating a Basic Character

Students begin Prep Drama by acquainting themselves with basic performance skills. Students build confidence by learning about their own physical abilities through mime and articulated movement. Drama/presentation skills: These include body posture, eye contact, facial expression, gesture, stance, still image, mime, devising. Transferable skills: These include active listening, observation, concentration, cooperation, physical control and articulation, ability to work constructively and creatively, negotiation. Students explore how choices of movements and physical gesture can convey large amounts of meaning to an audience. They then build confidence in their vocal skills by writing and performing a radio show. Drama/presentation skills: These include pitch, pace, emphasis, intonation, dynamics, use of space, use of movement, use of proxemics, rituals. Transferable skills: These include active listening, collaborative writing, teamwork, verbal/non-verbal communication, targeting changes. Finally, students apply their newfound skills to creating a basic stage character and begin to present this original role to an audience. Drama/presentation skills: these include hot seating, writing speeches, thought tracking, creating credible characterisation. Transferable skills: These include active listening, directing, discussion and debate, inferring ideas, interviewing, effective speaking; building empathy.

Year 7 Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit Unit

1: Creating Mood and Atmosphere 2: Physical Theatre 3: Stan the Man 3: Developing a Character 4: The Arrival 5: African Storytelling

Students begin by learning the conventions of ghost stories to explore how to create an atmosphere and mood for a live audience through the use of verbal and non-verbal communication. They then focus on physical theatre through a study of scenes from the Ramakien Drama/presentation skills: these include mood; atmosphere; conventions; genre and narrative; soundscapes; physical theatre; adaptation; spatial awareness; site-specific performance

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Transferable skills: these include interpretation; problem-solving and decision making; conflict resolution; non-verbal/verbal communication; time management; motivating others; information technology. Students explore the philosophy of Konstantin Stanislavski whose ideas on how performers should explore texts has been used for over 100 years. Students will then apply these ideas to a play text. In The Arrival, students will use a play text to explore real-life characters and the situation of being a migrant Drama/presentation skills: these include accepting; blocking; endowing; status; empathy; imagination; role-playing; thought tracking; sub-text. Transferable skills: these include active listening; verbal communication; teamwork; transactional skills; effective speech; building empathy and understanding others; questioning and reflection. Students learn about the conventions of African storytelling through collaboration, physical theatre and improvisation.

Drama/presentation skills Formations; motifs; pathways; choreography; body orchestra;

Transferable skills Interpretation; collaboration; numeracy skills and patterns; teamwork; non-verbal communication.


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Year 8 Unit Unit Unit Unit

1: Jo 2: Greek Theatre 3: Brechtian Theatre 4: Masks

Students follow an enquiry based project focusing on the actions of a teenager who has mental and emotional health issues. In Unit 2, students explore the conventions of Greek theatre and in particular focus on the technique of choral work. Students then hone their playwrighting skills through verbatim and living newspaper theatre which uses factual information or current events as stimuli.

Drama/presentation skills Synchronicity; canon; tragedy; choral movement and speech.

Transferable skills Analytical skills; verbal/non-verbal communication; effective speaking; questioning and reflection; written communication; building empathy. Students learn about the conventions of techniques of masks, focusing on the physical movement, culture and symbolism of masks. Students create a final performance using the masks of the world-famous Trestle Theatre company

Drama/presentation skills All previous skills and techniques learned through the Prep Phase.

Transferable Skills Delegation skills; assertiveness; negotiation/persuasion skills; problem-solving and decision-making; active learning; time management; conflict resolution.

Transferable skills Effective speaking; active listening; numeracy skills; written and verbal communication; research and analytical skills; building empathy. Students explore the theatrical ideas of Bertolt Brecht, a major practitioner of the 20th -century theatre and social commentator. His techniques and philosophies are applied to one of his texts.

Drama/presentation skills Split role; direct address; monologue; narration; flashback; placards; role play; alienation effect.

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ENGLISH

Writing an article based on issues in one of the poems studied

Year 6

Library based lessons (1 per week)

Fairy tales Features of the fairy tale genre exemplified through the story of Cinderella as told in the European and Southeast Asian traditions Students write a chapter of their own fairytale

Play–‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ William Shakespeare Study of the play as a whole and key extracts in detail Focus on themes of magic, traditional celebrations and setting Study writer’s craft and characterisation. Writing a play script based on a character in the play

Library based lessons (1 per week) Group reading project Novel – ‘Shadow of the Minotaur’ by Alan Gibbons

Reading the novel Study of literary and historical context Study of themes and ideas Study of key extracts focusing on writer’s craft. Students write a chapter of a myth

Library based lessons (1 per week) Personal enquiry project Poetry – People and Stories Reading and performing poems Study of context and theme Study of writer’s craft Developing analytical skills Descriptive writing based on poems studied

Library based lessons (1 per week) Individual reading project

Year 7 Travel Writing Reading brochures, reviews and letters on the theme of travel Writing travel brochures and reviews

Play-‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare Study of the play as a whole and key extracts in detail Focus on themes of slavery, freedom and power Study of writer’s craft and characterisation Writing a speech as a character from the play

Library based lessons (1 per week) Group reading project

Year 7 Novel ‘The Hobbit’ by J R R Tolkien Reading the novel Study of the cultural and historical context Detailed study of writer’s craft through selected extracts Writing an advert for a setting in the novel

Library based lessons (1 per week) Personal enquiry project Poetry – People and Places Reading and performing poems Study of cultural context Study of writer’s craft

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Independent reading project

Year 8 Autobiographical writing Study of the genre through reading selected extracts Writing own autobiography extract

Play–‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare Study of the play as a whole and key extracts in detail Focus on themes of power, ambition and magic Study of writer’s craft and characterisation through selected extracts Analysis of a short extract Letter writing as a character in the play

Library based lessons (1 per week) Group Reading project

Novel–‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.’ J Boyne. A study of historical context (difficult times in History)

Reading the novel Detailed study of writer’s craft through selected extracts Speech as a character from the novel

Library based lessons (1 per week) Prep Phase Global Project

Poetry–People and Relationships Reading and performing poems Study of context Study of writer’s craft Developing analytical skills Discursive writing based on an issue addressed in the poems.


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GEOGRAPHY

Term 1 Economic Activities

Year 6

Economic activity and development Employment structures and development Farming types and systems Trade

In Year 6 Geography, students reflect on the nature of the subject and develop skills to be independent navigators and to understand the Geographical processes in the world around us. They consider a blend of the different types of Geography to explore how humans have impacted on the world in both positive and negative ways. Finally, demonstrating their independent learning skills through a fieldwork study on the journey to school and local issues related to this.

Term 1 What is Geography? Types of Geography (physical, human, environmental) The local environment Map and atlas skills Orienteering Grid references Contours

Rivers and Flooding The water cycle Meander formation Waterfall formation Causes and effects of flooding Flooding case study

Term 2 Population and Migration Early settlements Reasons for migration Population growth Urban issues Shanty towns

Antarctica Location and climate Food webs Animal adaptation Threats to Antarctica Management of Antarctica

Term 3 Fieldwork Big street survey (our journey to school)

Year 7 In Year 7 Geography, students reflect on big moral issues related to fairtrade, renewable energy and human impact on the environment. They are encouraged to think critically about these issues and develop their own opinions on world issues. Students also consider the Geographical processes involved in weather and climate, developing their understanding of the world further.

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Madagascar Development of Madagascar Opportunities Threats Deforestation

Term 2 Weather and Climate Weather and climate Cloud types Formation of rain Weather in Australia Extreme weather Weather symbols

Term 3 Fieldwork Solar and wind power Fieldwork hypothesis Data collection Data presentation Data analysis Fieldwork evaluation

Year 8 In Year 8 Geography, students continue to study a blend of the different types of Geography. They reflect on the interaction of humans with the world and measures taken to improve and manage change. Students further employ their critical thinking skills to analyse and evaluate the success of these measures in response to conflicts, erosion and population. They are encouraged to develop their awareness of the world around them to become informed and engaged citizens.

Term 1 International Development The creation and functions of the United Nations Sustainable development goals Security Council Responses to conflict

China Population structure of China Physical landscape Urbanisation One Child Policy Economic development and its impact Water transfer


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Term 2 Coasts

Term 3 Tourism

Constructive and destructive waves Erosion, transport and deposition Uses of the coastal landscape Sustainable coastal management Landform formation

What is tourism? Benefits and negatives of tourism Tourism case study Sustainable tourism

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HISTORY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Year 6 In Year 6 History and Religious Studies, students go on a journey through time to the very beginnings of civilization. They consider how our early ancestors lived and civilizations developed as we started to live in larger communities and cities. Students also reflect on the development of new ideas, technologies and beliefs that influence how we live today.

Term 1 Hominids and Neanderthals Our remote ancestors Early communication The Neanderthal extinction The origins of belief The Stone Ages Hunter-Gatherers A mobile life

Agriculture and Settlement The origins of farming The development of farming A new way of Life Depth study: Catalhoyuk Urban problems

Term 2 Ancient Civilizations The great river civilizations Mesopotamia River Valley Civilizations case study

Term 3 The Foundations of ‘Western Thought’ Mycenaean Greece The Greek Polis The birth of democracy Ancient Greeks at war Gods and myths

Sacred spaces Ancient sacred spaces Christian sacred spaces Sikh sacred spaces Hindu sacred spaces Buddhist sacred spaces

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Year 7 In Year 7 History and Religious Studies, students consider emerging Empires and how they shaped the world. They discuss how empire structures, leaders, belief systems and conflicts shaped History across Europe and beyond. Students also begin to develop some of their critical thinking skills as they consider the roots of Philosophy and apply both philosophical and ethical thinking to the world today.

Term 1 The Roman Empire The growth of the Roman Empire Power in the Roman Empire The Punic Wars The collapse of Rome Julius Caesar What have the Romans done for us?

Gods and Monotheism The evolution of belief Monotheism Judaism Christianity Islam Hinduism Buddhism Is religion the only way to control society?

Term 2 The Byzantine Empire and the Crusades The origins of the Byzantine Empire Medieval cities Joining the Crusades The Crusaders The impact of the Crusades The decline of the Byzantine Empire

Term 3 The Ottoman Empire A medieval Islamic Empire The foundation of the Ottoman Empire The Ottoman Empire Medicine and disease Leaders from another age The significance of the Ottoman Empire Philosophy and Ethics What is Philosophy? Arguments for the existence of God Making moral decisions


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Year 8 In Year 8 History and Religious Studies, students put themselves in the shoes of famous explorers and merchants to consider how ideas, disease, trade and knowledge spread across the world. They also reflect on how revolutions have influenced History and the significant reasons behind these. Students have the opportunity to think broadly about significant Historical changes through independent research and self-guided projects.

Term 1 Voyages The Silk Road The Italian City States Life on a Venetian Galley The spread of ideas and disease A route East A new Silk Road

Voyages of discovery The age of exploration Voyages of discovery Explorers The impact of exploration Explorers today

Term 2 Revolutions and change Political revolutions The American Revolution The French Revolution A formula for revolution Russian revolution Modern revolutions

Industrial Revolution Britain 1745-1901 Coal mines Invention and design Disease Life in Victorian England The British revolution

Term 3 19th and 20th century History Changes from 1750-1900 Independent project (investigation into a significant historical change between 1750-1900)

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MATHEMATICS Year 6 Term 1 Decimals Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places Multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to 3 decimal places (DP) Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places

Percentages Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages Recall and use equivalences between simple FDP including in different contexts

Ratio Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples

Negative Numbers

or a position-to-term rule Recognise arithmetic sequences and find the nth term

Term 3 Properties of Shapes Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties Find unknown angles in triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles

Measurement Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure Use, read, write and convert between standard units Convert between miles and kilometres Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units

Revision

Use the four operations with negative numbers

Year 7

Four Operations

Term 1 Number - Fractions 2

Use formal written methods for addition and subtraction of integers and decimals Use formal written methods for multiplication and division of integers and decimals Use integer powers and associated real roots, recognise powers of 2, 3, 4, 5 Find the prime factor decomposition of a number

Term 2 Fractions 1 Represent fractions using diagrams and on a number line Express one quantity as a fraction of another Identify and use equivalent fractions Compare and order fractions Convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions Simplify fractions Convert between fractions and decimals Add and subtract any fraction Find a fraction of an amount

Algebra 1 Understand the difference between an expression, equation, formula, term, function and identity Form expressions from situations described in words Substitute numerical values into formulae and expressions Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions to maintain equivalence by collecting like terms Solve simple linear equations with one variable Generate terms of a sequence from either a term-to-term

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Perform all 4 operations on proper and improper fractions and mixed numbers Find a fraction of an amount Find the whole amount, given a fraction of the amount Find a fractional increase and decrease

Number – Percentages Interpret percentages and percentage changes as a fraction or a decimal, interpret these multiplicatively, express one quantity as a percentage of another, compare two quantities using percentages, and work with percentages greater than 100% Solve problems involving percentage change

Geometry – Lines and angles Derive and illustrate properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, and other plane figures Apply the properties of angles at a point, angles at a point on a straight line, vertically opposite angles Understand and use alternate and corresponding angles on parallel lines Deduce the angle sum in any polygon, and to derive properties of regular polygons

Term 2 Geometry – Circles and Area Convert between units of measure Derive and apply formulae to calculate and solve problems involving area of circles, composite shapes and trapeziums


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Calculate and solve problems involving perimeters of 2-D shapes (including circles)

tions, rotations and reflections applied to given figures

Probability Algebra 2 Substitute numerical values into formulae and expressions, including scientific formulae Simplify and manipulate algebraic expressions to maintain equivalence Use algebraic methods to solve linear equations in one variable Represent the solution set to an inequality on a number line and vice versa Solve linear inequalities in one variable Rearrange formulae to change the subject, where the subject appears once

Term 3 Geometry – 3D shapes Use the properties of faces, surfaces, edges and vertices of cubes, cuboids, prisms, cylinders, pyramids, cones and spheres to solve problems in 3-D Convert between volume measurements Derive and apply formulae to calculate and solve problems involving volume and surface area of prisms Construct and interpret plans and elevations of 3-D shapes

Understand that the probabilities of all possible outcomes sum to 1 Enumerate sets and unions/intersections of sets Generate theoretical sample spaces for single and combined events

Algebra 3 Recognise, sketch and produce graphs of linear and guadratic functions Rearrange formulae to change the subject Calculate and interpret gradients and intercepts of graphs Recognise and generate geometric sequences

Term 3 Statistics Use and interpret scatter graphs of bivariate data and recognise correlation Draw and analyse frequency polygons For continuous data given in the form of a table, find an estimate of the mean, modal class interval and class interval that contains the median

Revision Revision

Year 8 Term 1 Ratio and Proportion Simplifying ratio Expressing ratio in the form 1:n Sharing an amount into a ratio Problem-solving involving ratio Scaling up amount which are in direct proportion Simple inverse proportion problems Contextual proportion problems such as; recipes, exchange rates, maps

Statistics 2 Construct and interpret stem and leaf diagrams Calculate averages for non-grouped tabulated data

Angles and Construction Identify and construct congruent triangles Construct perpendicular bisectors Construct angle bisectors Construct a perpendicular Use scale factors, maps and diagrams

Term 2 Geometry - Transformations Identify properties of, and describe the results of, transla-

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SCIENCE

Year 7

Year 6

In our everyday lives, we use a number of chemicals which, although very useful, can be dangerous. The students look at the application of some of these chemicals, including acids and alkalis, evaluating both the benefits and hazards associated with using them. This topic also includes an introduction to chemical reactions and how we can test for substances produced by reactions and how to write word equations for the first time.

Topic 1: Becoming a scientist The students are given an introduction to Science and what scientists do. They also learn how to be safe in the lab and how to locate and use the apparatus found there. Through carrying out a range of investigations, the students learn how to design and write-up experiments.

Topic 2: Light In this topic, the students are introduced to light and what luminous and non-luminous objects are. They also start to learn how to draw accurate ray diagrams and use these to illustrate how we see and to show how light can be reflected.

Topic 3: Adaptations and interdependence

Topic 1: Acids, alkalis and chemical reactions

In term 1b the students continue to look at chemical reactions in more detail. They are also introduced to the elements and the Periodic Table. They learn the symbols for some common elements and how these symbols allow scientists around the world to communicate easily, as they act as one, common ‘scientific language’.

The students learn about feeding relationships and interdependence, as well as how animals and plants have become adapted to the habitats they live in. They go on to look at a coral reef ecosystem in more detail and how the fragile balance that exists there can be easily disrupted. The students also start to look at how organisms have evolved over time and are introduced to Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection.

Topic 2: Forces and their effects

Topic 4: Energy transfers and electrical circuits

Topic 3: Specialised cells, tissues, organs and different organ systems

The students start the topic by learning about energy and how it can be transferred. They then get the chance to select and use appropriate equipment to investigate circuits, measure current, identify patterns in their results and draw conclusions about series and parallel circuits.

Topic 5: Solids, liquids and gases and particle theory In this topic the students learn about the states of matter and particle theory. This includes carrying out experiments which provide evidence to support the theory and doing drawings to represent particles and changes in state.

Topic 6: Solutions The students apply their knowledge of particles to the formation of mixtures, including solutions. They then investigate the different ways that mixtures can be separated.

Topic 7: The 7 life processes and the structure of cells The students learn about the 7 life processes carried out by all living things. They then use light microscopes and produce their own specimens to look at cells and learn about their structure, the function of different organelles and the differences between animal and plant cells.

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In this topic, the students learn about the different forces acting on objects: gravity, thrust, friction, air resistance, lift and upthrust. The difference between mass and weight is also explored. The students investigate balanced and unbalanced forces and look in detail at friction and the factors which can increase or reduce it. The students also look at floating and sinking and investigate density.

This topic starts with some revision of the structure of cells. It then moves on to cover the names and functions of a range of specialised cells. The students also learn about how cells group together to form tissues and organs. Finally, whole organ systems are looked at and how the organs in these systems work together. The gas exchange system is looked at in most detail, but the circulatory, muscular and skeletal systems are also covered. Finally, the different organs present in plants are looked at and how a plant grows.

Topic 4: Human reproductive system The students revisit organ systems, this time looking at the reproductive systems. They start by comparing the reproductive systems of different animals and then concentrate on the human reproductive systems. They learn about the changes that happen during puberty and why these changes occur. They then learn about fertilisation, pregnancy and birth.

Topic 5: Magnets and the solar system The students learn about magnetic materials and why these attract to a bar magnet. They also investigate the field lines around a magnet and the uses of magnets in our everyday lives. After their end-of-year examination, the students learn about space and our solar system. They investigate the difference between mass and weight and then look at the features of all the planets in our solar system.


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Topic 3: Heating and cooling

This topic looks at the different food groups and what makes up a healthy, balanced diet. The students also discuss the importance of eating healthily themselves and what a balanced diet means for people of different ages and professions. Finally, the students study the organs involved in digestion and the workings of the digestive system as a whole, including an introduction into enzymes.

In this topic, the students learn about what heat energy is and how heat energy is transferred. They also look at the use of thermometers for measuring temperature and compare temperature to heat energy. The three methods of heat transfer - conduction, convection and radiation - are studied and investigated practically, allowing the students to successfully identify these processes as they occur in their everyday lives.

Topic 2: Atoms, elements, compounds and mixtures

Topic 4: Light and Sound

In this topic, the students revisit the Periodic Table and the properties of the elements it contains. They also learn about atomic structure and how to draw diagrams to represent the atoms of a range of elements. They then look at the reactions that take place between elements to form compounds. They also further develop their ability to write word equations for reactions and familiarise themselves with the formulas for molecules of elements and compounds.

In this topic, the students learn to distinguish between luminous and non-luminous objects and draw accurate ray diagrams. They also investigate the laws of reflection and refraction, leading on to how we can see and how dispersion creates the full spectrum of the rainbow. Light is compared to sound and the students look at how sounds are made and what affects how loud or high pitched a sound is. They also look at the damage that loud sounds can do.

The students investigate conservation of mass and revisit neutralisation reactions, producing salts. The students also look at the minerals found in rocks and how rocks are weathered both chemically and physically. Finally, the students look at the different types of rocks that make up our planet and the rock cycle.

Topic 5: Microbes and disease

Topic 1: Food and digestion

In this topic the students learn about the different microbes, concentrating on bacteria, viruses and fungi. They learn about both the uses of these microbes and the diseases spread by some of them

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MUSIC

Year 8

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Students will develop their appreciation of music from another culture. They will learn about the key features of African music through movement, games, drumming and singing.

Unit 1: On the Way The first unit of work in Year 6 explores melody. Students will learn what makes a good melody through its shape, structure and range of notes.

Unit 2: Voices in Layers Students will spend time exploring their voice as a musical resource. They will develop their harmonic awareness through singing in parts, through harmonizing, and by creating and adding vocal layers together in their own compositions.

Unit 3: Major and Minor Students will learn about music that uses either a major or minor scale. (the two main scales used in western music). They will develop their skills as a solo and ensemble performers playing from notation a variety of popular and classical arrangements. They will learn how to improvise using these scales and to compose their own music piece in ABA form.

Unit 4: Myths and Legends In the final term, students will explore myths and legends in music. They will discover how composers have depicted this theme through a range of musical styles and compositional techniques. Finally, they will create their own ‘timeline of a legend’ and compose music for it.

Year 7 Unit 1: Musical Styles and Genres Year 7 students will develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of a variety of musical styles and genres through the activities of performing, composing and listening. Students will play and explore folk music and sing and perform a variety of music from musicals.

Unit 2: Chords Students will learn about chords and their function as an accompaniment device through the exciting musical styles of calypso and reggae. They will learn how to successfully construct their own melodies from a given chord progression and come to understand how the two are intrinsically linked.

Unit 3: Musicals In the final term, students will explore a range of wonderful music from West Side Story to Les Miserables. Students will explore singing expressively and in the style of a character. They will also study instrumental works from musicals and will be able to play and maintain an instrumental part in an ensemble performance.

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Unit 1: African Music

Unit 2: The Blues Students will learn how to improvise in the blues style over a twelve-bar blues accompaniment.

Unit 3: Minimalist Music Students will learn that ‘less is more’ through the lens of minimalist music. They will learn how to expand melodic and rhythmic material using many compositional techniques typical of minimalist music.


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Unit 4: Irish Folk Music The second unit of work in this term explores the world of Irish folk music, experiencing its exciting rhythmical and melodic features through dance and instrumental performances and composition.

Unit 5: Night Music The final term of the year will expose students to night music, specifically, nocturnes and programme music. As well as performing various pieces of night music, students will learn how to use a variety of composing conventions to create their own music that depicts the theme ‘night.’

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION Year 6 Year 6 students are taught in their tutor groups when joining Prep Physical education with each class being introduced to the same activities throughout the year. These activities complement the sports season competitions as well as exposing students to all strands of the UK National Curriculum. Throughout the year, each class will be taught fourteen activities which happen on a carousel. A particular focus of the curriculum in Year 6 is to give students a detailed understanding of health and fitness. This is a theme throughout Prep PE with Year 6 focussing on reaction time, agility and coordination. These skill-related components of fitness are taught through circuit training and alongside volleyball, badminton or tennis. This allows students to apply their understanding to approriate sports. The list below outlines the range of sports that students will take part in throughout the year: Basketball, Teeball, Badminton, Fitness, Gymnastics, Sport Education, Football, Tennis, Swimming, Dance, Rugby, Volleyball, Athletics, Dodgeball, Handball

Year 7 Year 7 students are taught in ability groups which comprise of a boys class, a girls class and a mixed gender class. Each class is taught a range of fourteen sports which complement the sports season competitions as well as exposing students to all strands of the UK National Curriculum. A particular focus of the curriculum in Year 7 is to give students a detailed understanding of health and fitness. This is a theme throughout Prep PE with Year 7 focussing on flexibility, muscular strength and balance. These skill and health-related components of fitness are taught through body weight resistance training and circuit training. The fitness unit is taught alongside gymnastics to allow students to apply their understanding. Each class is also taught a unit of Sport Education. This exposes the students to the basic skills of leadership and gives confidence to lead warm-ups and take charge of officiating games. The list below outlines the range of sports that students will take part in throughout the year: Basketball, Softball, Badminton, Fitness, Gymnastic, Sport Education, Football, Tennis, Swimming, Dance, Team Building, Rugby, Volleyball, Athletics, Dodgeball, Handball

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Year 8 Year 8 students are taught in ability groups which typically comprise of a boys class, a girls class and a mixed gender class. Each class is taught a range of fourteen sports which complement the sports season competitions as well as exposing students to all strands of the UK National Curriculum. A particular focus of the curriculum in Year 8 is to give students a detailed understanding of health and fitness. This is a theme throughout Prep


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PE with Year 8 focussing on speed and power. These skill and health related components of fitness are taught through interval and fartlek training. The fitness unit is taught alongside athletics to allow students to apply their understanding. Each class is also taught a unit of Sport Education. This exposes the students to the basic skills of leadership and provides a fantastic foundation for the Sports Leaders qualification that students are offered

when moving to the Senior School. The list below outlines the range of sports that students will take part in throughout the year: Basketball, Softball, Badminton, Fitness, Gymnastics, Sport Education, Football, Tennis, Athletics, Dance, Team Building, Rugby, Volleyball, Triathlon, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Cycling Proficiency, Handball, Tag Rugby, Water Polo

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FRENCH Year 6 French course: Accès Studio The Beginner’s French course is organised into 13 short units which lay the foundations for learning in later years. Students learn through a combination of activities, both formal and fun, developing the skills and confidence for effective language learning.

Units 1-7: Students will learn conversational greetings, the alphabet and how to talk about age and birthdays. They will talk about the classroom environment, say what they like and dislike and describe things using colours. In doing so, they will develop an understanding of fundamental grammatical features such as nouns, verbs and adjectives.

Units 8-13: Students develop their understanding this term by talking about animals and their family. They will describe the area where they live in some detail, as well as talk about countries and others’ nationalities. Food is central to an appreciation of French values and students will learn to say what they eat and drink and how to order food in a French café. Lastly, they explore how to describe the weather – an essential conversational skill! They now have the basic knowledge and language skills which will allow them to express themselves confidently in each new topic area they encounter.

Module 4: Where I live In this unit, students will describe the area where they live, what they can do there and learn how to give directions to places. They will also discover how to issue, accept and decline invitations.

Module 5: Going out Students will learn how to talk about their daily routine, where they go on holiday and where they are going to go in the future. They will also discuss what they would like to do when they are older.

Module 6: The Arts The final unit is an opportunity to explore more authentic material by reading and writing poetry and describing art. This unit also introduces the perfect tense which means that by the end of the year students are able to express themselves in all three timeframes. Students will also get the opportunity to revisit all modules covered throughout the year during structured revision lessons. This prepares them thoroughly for our internal end-of-year examination.

Year 8 French course: Studio 2 Module 1: HobbiesStudents will talk about what they like to watch on TV and at the cinema, what they enjoy reading and how they use the internet. They will also start to use the perfect tense (passé composé) to say what they did the evening before.

Module 2: A visit to Paris French course: Studio 1 Module 1: It’s personal! In the first module of this course, students are encouraged to talk about aspects of their lives in greater detail and with increasing complexity. They will give more balanced opinions and say what is important to them. They will describe their personality and appearance as well as that of their friends. They will start to develop an appreciation of tenses and adjectival agreements. Students will also get the opportunity to revisit all modules covered throughout the year during structured revision lessons. This prepares them thoroughly for our internal end-of-year examination.

Year 7 French course: Studio 1 Module 2: School Students will explore aspects of school life such as expressing opinions on school subjects, describing the school day and comparing their experiences with those in other countries.

Module 3: Leisure Students will talk about how they spend their free time, saying what they like doing in the way of sport and social activities and what they use social media and technology for.

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Students will continue to explore the use of the past tense using both auxiliaries ‘être’ and ‘avoir’ while talking about a past visit to Paris.

Module 3: My identity In this unit, students will describe their personality, what they wear and what they are passionate about. They will also talk about their relationships and will revisit ‘reflexive’ verbs and the ‘near future’.

Module 4: At home Students will describe where they live, their home and what they eat. They will also practise manipulating the three time frames, present, past and future, using the context of a French ‘carnival’ event.

Module 5: Talents – Using the context of ambition, talent and competitions, students will master the use of modal verbs ‘vouloir’, ‘pouvoir’ and ‘devoir’. They will also use the imperative to give advice to talent show contestants and discuss who is best using superlative adjectives. Students will also get the opportunity to revisit all modules covered throughout the year during structured revision lessons. This prepares them thoroughly for our internal end-of-year examination.


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JAPANESE

Book 2 Module 1: Isogashiidesuka

Year 6

Students will learn about typical daily routines for students in Japan. They will learn how to ask and tell the time. They will also learn about using the particle ‘to’ and ‘ni’. Kanji will be introduced in each module.

Hajimemashite The topics that students will cover are teenage culture in Japan and comparison with their own country, the Japanese writing system and the origins of Hiragana and Katakana characters. Pupils learn how to make a simple self-introduction.

Itadakimasu Students will learn about Japanese dishes. They will study how to order food at a restaurant. Hiragana learning continues with study also of the tenten sound changes.

Watashi no tomodachi Students will study Japanese given names and surnames, describing friends, numbers for ages and counting and telephone numbers. Pupils will complete their learning of Hiragana.

Kazoku Students will talk about how many people are in their family, ask about someone else’s family and describe their family members.

Watashi no machi Students will describe where they live, what there is in their town and talk about somebody else’s town.

Watashi no isshuukan Students will cover days of the week, weekly routines, after-school activities, likes and dislikes and saying what they do not do. They will learn how to talk about how someone does something on a certain day of the week, where someone is going and what somebody else learns after school. Students will also get the opportunity to revisit all topics covered throughout the year during structured revision lessons. All units involve a small Kanji quotient. All learning is based on the ‘ii tomo’ curriculum.

Year 7 Book 1 Module 5: Watashi no machi Students will describe where they live, what there is in their town and talk about somebody else’s town.

Module 6: Watashi no isshuukan Students will cover days of the week, weekly routines, after-school activities, like and dislikes and saying what they do not do. They will learn how to talk about how someone does something on a certain day of the week, where someone is going and what somebody else learns after school.

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Module 2: Gakkou, ganbarou This module focuses on the Japanese school system (school years, timetable and subjects studied by students in Japan). Students will talk about likes and dislikes. Students will also get the opportunity to revisit all topics covered throughout the year during structured revision lessons. This prepares them thoroughly for our internal end-of-year examination. All units are based on the ‘ii tomo’ textbook and contain some Kanji as a feature of the curriculum.

Year 8 Book 2 Module 5: Donna kyarakutaa desuka This module focuses on describing people’s physical appearance using i-adjectives and na-adjectives. In addition, students will learn how to connect two adjectives in a sentence. They will also learn how to ask for more detailed information using ‘dono hito’ and ‘donna hito’

Module 6: Omatsurito oiwai Students will learn how to talk about the details of their birthday party (what they did and what they received on that day).They will also talk about festivals held at shrines or temples in Japan. When they describe the festivals, they will have to use verbs and adjectives in the past tense.

Book 3 Module 1: Oitachi, Milestones in young people’s lives and growing up The students will learn how to ask and talk about past events, say when they did something and talk about an activity they did for the first time.

Book 3 Module 2: Nanigo wo hanashimasuka? Languages and how they are studied Nationalities They can tell where you where they were born, grew up and the language they speak. Students will also get the opportunity to revisit all topics covered throughout the year during structured revision lessons. This prepares them thoroughly for our internal end-of-year examination. Pupils work from the ‘ii tomo’ course. All units contain some Kanji learning.


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MANDARIN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE Year 6 Unit 1: Pinyin, Basic Strokes, and Characters, Greetings Year 6 students will start Mandarin lessons with learning basic pinyin (phonetic pronunciation system), strokes (components of Chinese written characters), basic characters such as numbers and greetings. This unit also introduces the stroke order which refers to the order in which the strokes of a Chinese character are written to give students the foundations they need to learn new characters efficiently.

Unit 2: Dates, Age, Personal Information In this unit, students will learn to say and write about their personal information, such as birthday, age and home city in Chinese. Students will learn the radicals (the main components of the Chinese character) and identify the meaning of each radical. In addition, students will also practise saying the vocabulary with correct tones and pronunciation.

Unit 3: Family Members, Self-Introduction, Occupation The final unit is to introduce family members, nationality, school and occupations. Students will start writing short paragraphs in Chinese to introduce themselves and their family members. Students will also learn how to introduce family and their personal details in Mandarin with their peers in class.

Year 7 Unit 4: Time, Daily Routine, Means of Transport Year 7 students will learn how to tell the time in Chinese and use time words to talk about their daily routine. This unit also introduces some means of transport for students to connect time words and daily routine to complete sentences on how they and their family members go to school or work. Students will practise writing Chinese characters according to the above topics.

Unit 5: Colours, Clothing and Parts of the Body In this unit, students will learn to describe their clothing items with colour words. Students will also learn how to describe their body parts and will complete all units of Book 1 at the end of this term. Students will practise reading, listening, speaking and

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writing skills based on the topics learned in the past and assessments will be focused on reinforcement before moving on to Book 2.

Unit 1: Countries, Languages, Subjects of Study, Making Phone Calls Students will learn to say which countries they have been to and their languages abilities. They will talk about their school subjects and express their opinions on school life. At the end of this term, students will practise dialogues based on role-play situations including basic telephone conversations, school life and studies.


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Year 8 Unit 2: Weather, Seasons, Sickness Students in Year 8 will start learning how to describe the weather conditions in different cities and in four seasons.

At the end of the unit, students will be able to write a continuous paragraph about their hobbies as well as invite their friends for leisure activities.

Unit 4: Food and Drinks

Students will link this topic to clothing items and sickness to express their opinions about the weather and suitable clothes in different weather conditions.

In the last unit, students will learn how to say and write food items in Chinese, including seasonal vegetables and fruit, fast food, and traditional Chinese dishes.

Unit 3: Hobbies (Music, Sports, Dance and Media)

Food shopping and eating out will also be introduced in this unit. Students will be able to make a conversation with their peers in a role-play task about paying for their food shopping and meals out.

In this unit, students will learn to talk about their hobbies and what they do with their friends and family during their spare time.

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THAI FOREIGN LANGUAGE Year 6 Unit 1: Myself Introduction Individually the students will learn how to introduce themselves to the whole class. They will also talk about their physical appearance and character. They will be introduced to the key vocabulary needed to have a conversation with a friend about their family and pets.

Unit 2: Clothes In this unit, students will make comparisons between Harrow Bangkok uniform and their dream uniform.

Unit 3: School Students will explore aspects of school life such as expressing opinions about school subjects, talking about classroom objects and describing the school day.

Unit 4: Food Students will learn to express simple preferences of vegetable and fruits, using the terms for like or dislike. The learning is reinforced and extended through the addition of connectives and new food related vocabulary.

Unit 5: Transport Modes of transport are introduced to allow students to talk about how they travel to and from school and to construct sentences involving travel in Thailand.

Unit 6: Where I live This unit is an opportunity to use prepositions to help describe the area where they live, furniture and rooms in the house. Students will also revisit all modules covered throughout the year during structured revision lessons. These will thoroughly prepare them for our internal end-of-year examination.

Year 7 Unit 1: Daily routine Students will learn how to talk about their daily routine in the morning and evening and they will revisit telling the time.

Unit 2: Chores In this unit, students will be introduced to the names of household chores and talk about daily activities children have to do and how often they have to do them.

Unit 3: Weather forecast In this unit, students will revisit and build on their prior learning about weather and ways of talking about the weather. This will lead to producing a weather forecast role-play. They will learn to compare their experience with those in other countries and revise calendar dates.

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Unit 4: Hobbies Students will talk about how they spend their free time, saying what they like doing in the way of sport and leisure activities.

Unit 5: Places in town Places in the town will be introduced as a context for creating simple sentences and engaging in a dialogue about places where they live. They will also learn how to give directions to these places.

Unit 6: At the doctor’s In this unit students will be required to describe parts of the body and use adjectives to describe aches and pains. They will learn the terms for sicknesses such as the flu or a cold and discuss a healthy lifestyle. Students will also revisit all modules covered throughout the year during structured revision lessons. These will thoroughly prepare them for our internal end of year examination.


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Unit 4: Media

Students will learn how to order food in Thai. They will talk about which foods they like and dislike. They will also be introduced to several Thai foods, drinks and desserts.

Students will develop their understanding of the terms used to describe media and give their opinions about things on television, cinema, books, magazines and newspapers.

Unit 2: Shopping and bargaining

Unit 5: Modern technologies

In this unit, students will learn useful Thai phrases, such as how to ask the price and bargaining etiquettes. They will practice using the sentences learned through simulation.

In the last unit students will access a variety of text on the theme of modern technology. There will be opportunities for students to describe how they use mobile devices and the internet and the types of things they use social media and technology for. Students will also revisit all modules covered throughout the year during structured revision lessons. These will thoroughly prepare them for our internal end-of-year examination.

Unit 1: Ordering food and drinks

Unit 3: Money and Price Students will know how to describe money and price in Thai. They will also become familiar with Thai currency and its denominations.

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THAI HOME LANGUAGE Year 6 นักเรียนจะได้เรียนรู้หลักและการใช้ภาษาไทยในหัวข้อประโยคที่ใช้เพื่อการ สื่อสาร ชนิดของคำ� (คำ�นาม คำ�สรรพนาม คำ�กริยา คำ�วิเศษณ์ และคำ� บุพบท) นอกจากนี้นักเรียนจะได้ฝึกการอ่านและตอบคำ�ถามจากเรื่องที่อ่านใน หนังสือภาษาพาทีชั้นป.๕ เรื่องครอบครัวพอเพียง คนละไม้คนละมือ ภัยเงียบ และประชาธิปไตยใบกลาง รวมทั้งหนังสืออ่านนอกเวลาเรื่อง “ม่าเหมี่ยวและ เพื่อน” (บทที่ ๑ - ๑๐) นักเรียนจะได้เรียนรู้หลักและการใช้ภาษาไทยในหัวข้อคำ�สันธาน อักษรควบ อักษรนำ� และคำ�พ้อง นอกจากนี้นักเรียนจะได้ฝึกการอ่านและตอบคำ�ถามจาก เรื่องที่อ่านในหนังสือภาษาพาทีชั้นป.๕ เรื่องจากคลองสู่ห้องแอร์ และชีวิตมี ค่า รวมทั้งหนังสืออ่านนอกเวลาเรื่อง “ม่าเหมี่ยวและเพื่อน” (บทที่ ๑๑ - ๒๐) นักเรียนจะได้เรียนรู้หลักและการใช้ภาษาไทยในหัวข้อตัวการันต์ คำ�ที่ประ วิสรรชนีย์และคำ�ที่ไม่ประวิสรรชนีย์ คำ�ที่ใช้ รร (ร หัน) การอ่านจับใจความ สำ�คัญและการเขียนย่อความ นอกจากนี้นักเรียนจะได้ฝึกการอ่านและตอบ คำ�ถามจากเรื่องที่อ่านในหนังสือภาษาพาทีชั้นป.๕ เรื่องแรงกระทบและวิถีชีวิต ไทย นอกจากนี้นักเรียนจะได้เรียนรู้เรื่องประวัติศาสตร์ไทยสมัยสุโขทัย

Year 7 นักเรียนจะได้เรียนรู้หลักและการใช้ภาษาไทยในหัวข้อการเขียนจดหมายส่วน ตัวและอีเมลถึงคุณครู พยางค์และคำ� วลีและประโยค นอกจากนี้นักเรียนจะได้ ฝึกการอ่านและตอบคำ�ถามจากเรื่องที่อ่านในหนังสือภาษาพาทีชั้นป.๖ เรื่อง จากผาแต้ม...สู่อียิปต์ ควาย ข้าวและชาวนา อ่านป้ายได้สาระ กทลีตานีและ ละครย้อนคิด รวมทั้งหนังสืออ่านนอกเวลาเรื่อง “ความสุขของกะทิ” (บทที่ ๑ - ๑๓) นักเรียนจะได้เรียนรู้หลักและการใช้ภาษาไทยในหัวข้อการเขียนแผนภาพโครง เรื่อง การอ่านจับใจความโดยฝึกการแยกข้อเท็จจริงและข้อคิดเห็นจากข่าวและ บทความ การเขียนเรียงความ การย่อความประเภทนิทาน นอกจากนี้นักเรียน จะได้ฝึกการอ่านและตอบคำ�ถามจากเรื่องที่อ่านในหนังสือภาษาพาทีชั้นป.๖ เรื่องกว่าแผ่นดินจะกลบหน้าและช้อนกลางสร้างสุขภาพ รวมทั้งหนังสืออ่าน นอกเวลาเรื่อง “ความสุขของกะทิ” (บทที่ ๑๔ - ๒๖) นักเรียนจะได้เรียนรู้หลักและการใช้ภาษาไทยในหัวข้อการย่อความประเภท นิทาน (ต่อ) เครื่องหมายวรรคตอน สำ�นวน สุภาษิต คำ�พังเพย และคำ�ไทย ที่มาจากภาษาต่างประเทศ นอกจากนี้นักเรียนจะได้ฝึกการอ่านและตอบ คำ�ถามจากเรื่องที่อ่านในหนังสือภาษาพาทีชั้นป.๖ เรื่องหนึ่งในประชาคม นิทานแสนสนุกและพ่างเพี้ยงพสุธา รวมทั้งนักเรียนจะได้เรียนรู้เรื่อง ประวัติศาสตร์ไทยสมัยอยุธยา

Year 8 นักเรียนจะได้เรียนรู้หลักและการใช้ภาษาไทยในหัวข้อการพูดและการเขียน แนะนำ�ตนเอง การหาประโยคใจความสำ�คัญและการย่อความจากบทความ ประเภทต่างๆ การอ่านจับใจความและตอบคำ�ถามจากบทความและเรื่องสั้น รวมทั้งหนังสืออ่านนอกเวลาเรื่อง “ลินลาน่ารัก” (บทที่ ๑ - ๗) นักเรียนจะได้เรียนรู้หลักและการใช้ภาษาไทยในหัวข้อการวิเคราะห์ข้อเท็จ จริงและข้อคิดเห็น การอ่านและตอบคำ�ถามจากบทกลอนเรื่อง “พ่อแม่รังแก ฉัน” และเรื่องสั้น “มอม” ซึ่งนักเรียนจะต้องฝึกวิเคราะห์นิสัยของตัวละครและ คุณค่าหรือความรู้ที่ได้รับจากเรื่อง นอกจากนี้นักเรียนยังได้อ่านหนังสืออ่าน นอกเวลาเรื่อง “ลินลาน่ารัก” (บทที่ ๘ - ๑๕) นักเรียนจะได้เรียนรู้หลักและการใช้ภาษาไทยในหัวข้อการวางโครงเรื่องและการ เขียนเรียงความ และการใช้คำ�ให้ถูกต้องตามความหมายและบริบท นอกจาก นั้นจะได้ฝึกการอ่านและตอบคำ�ถามจากเรื่อง “แก้วจอมซน ตอนสุขสันต์วัน เกิด” รวมทั้งเรียนรู้เรื่องประวัติศาสตร์ไทยสมัยธนบุรี

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PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION (PSHE) Year 6 Grade cards and target setting SRE, relationships and puberty Bullying education and survey Spelling Bee Digital citizenship and online safety Grade cards and target setting The Harrow Leadership Curriculum Stranger danger Study skills and organisation Grade cards and target setting Multiculturalism Health, sun safety diet and sleep

Year 7 Grade cards and target setting SRE, relationships and puberty Digital citizenship and online safety The Harrow Leadership Curriculum Spelling Bee Grade cards and target setting Bullying education and survey Stranger danger Health, sun safety diet and sleep Grade cards and target setting Study skills and organisation Multiculturalism

Year 8 Grade cards and target setting SRE, relationships and puberty The Harrow Leadership Curriculum Bullying education and survey Spelling Bee Grade cards and target setting Digital citizenship and online safety Stranger danger Multiculturalism Grade cards and target setting Health, sun safety, diet and sleep Study skills and organisation Prep Personal Project (PPP) PSHE is delivered to students in the Assembly and Tutorial lesson that happens weekly during Lesson 5 on Monday’s. The material is bespoke to Harrow Bangkok yet it is written in consultation with the UK’s PSHE Association. Our programme is updated yearly to keep pace with the changing trends and challenges our students face.

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CODE OF CONDUCT We the staff and students of Harrow Bangkok believe that we should: • Treat each other with respect. • Be polite and courteous to one another. • Work in a quiet and positive manner and not distract others around us. • Be punctual and properly prepared for school and lessons. • Care for the environment around us and keep it clean. • Move safely and quietly around the school without disturbing others. • Dress according to the school dress code. • Use English as the common language of our community.

Name

Position

Extension/Email

Jonny Liddell

Head of Upper School

Extension: 1103 jonny.liddell@harrowschool.ac.th

Adam Pape

Head of Prep Phase

Extension: 1419 adam_pa@harrowschool.ac.th

Sarah Bannister

Assistant Head of Prep Phase Director of Studies

Extension: 1403 sarah_ba@harrowschool.ac.th

Rob Paler

Director of Studies

Extension: 1163 robert_pa@harrowschool.ac.th

Alex Prout

Director of Houses

Extension: 1321 alex_p@harrowschool.ac.th

Dr Tim Jefferis

Second Master - Boarding Queries

Extension: 1115 tim.jefferis@harrowschool.ac.th

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The handbook of the Prep Phase at Harrow International School Bangkok

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The handbook of the Prep Phase at Harrow International School Bangkok

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