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HOMEWORK:

GENERAL

At Key Stage 3 Homework is set on a two-weekly cycle in English, Maths, Science, French\Spanish and Art. In other subjects project homework is set - following the schedule below. Students are expected to spend a significant amount of time completing homework projects - usually between five and six hours. Subjects that set project homework will also expect students to complete smaller homework assignments on a regular basis. These could include developing or extending on classwork, preparing for a new topic, researching a particular issue or learning key vocabulary and concepts. This is in addition to the project work that has been set. HOMEWORK:

PROJECTS

TERM 1 Autumn Year 7 PE:- Healthy and Active Lifestyles Geography:- Family Tree History:- Book Review Design & Technology:- Sketching

Drama:- Ishi – The last of the Yahi people History:- Book Review Design & Technology:- Wood

TERM 2 Spring Year 7 History:- Castles Music:- Create a musical instrument ICT\Computing:- Video Game Concept

ECS:- Religious Festivals Design & Technology:- Structures

TERM 3 SummerYear 7 Geography:- Build a settlement History:- Ottomans

ECS:- Zakah (Muslim Charity) Design & Technology:- 3D Printing

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8 History:- Top Trumps ECS:- Hindu Snakes and Ladders

Citizenship:- Human Rights Design & Technology:- Folk and Fairy Tales

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 History:- Historical Fiction competition Geography:- Rivers Drama:- Leaving Home Design & Technology:- Healthy Eating

Music:- Compilation Album ICT\Computing: Mobile App Concept Design & Technology:- Natural Fibres

TERM 6 Summer Year 8 ECS:- Religious Pilgrimage D&T:- Life Cycle Assessment

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History:- Changes in London ICT\Computing:- impact of technology (multimedia products\quiz\information guide) 2013/14


HOMEWORK:

PROJECTS contd

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9 Music:- Curate a Festival PE:- Leadership in Sport Design & Technology:- Technical textiles

History:- WW1 Geography:- Atmospheric Hazards Design & Technology:- Alessi

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 Citizenship:- Crime & Punishment History: - Dictators Design & Technology:- SmartPhone

ICT\Computing: Advanced Video Game Concept/Mobile App Concept ECS: - Families in the Media Drama:- Script Writing Design & Technology:- Food cultures

TERM 9 Summer Year 9 History: - Family History

Please note: In the first term of Year 7 all subjects incorporate a common transition theme into their lessons — identity in the first half term and internationalism in the second. Whilst the schedule of topics in this booklet reflects the planning departments make at the beginning of the year, there are occasions when it is necessary for plans to change. An increasing amount of material is available on the MLE to support the programmes of study at Key Stage 3. There is also material for extension work and further independent study. Students are expected to take advantage of this resource. Support for learners is available in the Learning Support Department at lunchtimes. The Learning Resource Centre is also open after school for students who wish to study there.

Key Stage 3 Handbook -

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SUBJECT: ENGLISH

Head of Department: Ms E Ford

TERM 1 Autumn Year 7

 Individual Presentations  Autobiography

IDENTITY

INTERNATIONALISM

 Introductions (Speaking & Listening)

 Culture (Poetry)  In-role response  Poetry Anthology

 Private Peaceful (novel)

TERM 2 Spring Year 7 

Writing Gothic drama

Presentation on “love”

Paintings and poetry

Montmorency (novel)

Non-fiction style “confessional” piece

Moving image (original writing)

Frankenstein — drama unit

TERM 3 Summer Year 7 Magazines (Media Unit)  Shakespeare: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8 

Travel writing (non/fiction and media)

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 

Animal Farm

TERM 6 Summer Year 8 Horror (Original writing) - short stories  Theme Parks (Speaking and Listening) 

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9 Shakespeare: “Romeo and Juliet”  Recreations (poetry) 

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 Spoken Language  Media: Non-fiction 

TERM 9 Summer Year 9  

Issues (Speaking and Listening) Individual presentations

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SUBJECT: MATHEMATICS TERM 1 Autumn Year 7

Head of Department: Ms M Payton 

Handling Data and Averages  Probability  Number Work: Negative

numbers and number types  Algebra— simplify expressions

TERM 2 Spring Year 7

Area, Perimeter and volume BIDMAS and inverses  Algebra— sequences and nth term

Thinking and logic.  Venn Diagrams  Angles

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Fractions, Percentages, Decimals

TERM 3 Summer Year 7 

Project work and Money Management

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8

Co-ordinates and plotting graphs  Powers and roots  Harder probability

Solving Equations,  Averages and data Expressions and Formula representation  Angle Rules and construction 

Ratio  Area, Surface Area, Volume and Construction, Isometric Drawing

Graphing  Equations

Mental Maths Methods.  Trial and Improvement (Inequalities)  Sequences and nth term

TERM 6 Summer Year 8

Fractions, Percentages, Decimals

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 

Negative Numbers  Transformations  Index Rules and BIDMAS

Time and Timetables, conversion graphs, DST and DMV  Triangles

Construction  Money Project

Handling Data Project and all  Fractions Percentages aspects of the Data Handling Decimals cycle  Index Rules  Probability

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9

Pythagoras and Trig)  Using a calculator

Equations  Area and Volume

Sequences  Transformations  Standard form  2-d Shape work (ext to

TERM 8 Spring Year 9

Handling Data  Graphing  Algebra  Number

Revision for KS3 Assessment

Shape and Space

TERM 9 Summer Year 9  

Project Work

GCSE: aspects of number work

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SUBJECT: SCIENCE TERM 1 Autumn Year 7

Head of Department: Mr O Brennan

IDENTITY:  How science works:

Developing Key scientific understandings vital for Key Stage 3. INTERNATIONALISM:

TERM 2 Spring Year 7

Fireworks: Key Chemistry skills embedded within the topic of “fireworks”.

TERM 3 Summer Year 7

Lost: A wide variety of physics topics covered, following the theme of survival as seen in the TV series “Lost”

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8

Being a Scientist: A chance  Energy for life: where does to recap key scientific skills all the energy for life come and lab safety from, and how is it used?

TERM 5 Spring Year 8

Is there life out there? Investigating the solar system and space travel

TERM 6 Summer Year 8

Into the future: How are we damaging our environment and what impact will this have on future generations

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9

Biology: Microbes, Infection and immunization.

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 

Biology: Inheritance and Selection

Myself and My community: What makes us “us”, and what role do we play in nature?

The environment, earth and the universe. Geoscience and human interaction with the earth

The perfect Olympian: Investigating speed, sport technologies and performance enhancing drugs.

Chemistry: Reaction of metals, non-metals & metal compounds. Reactivity Series.

Physics: Light and Sound.

Chemistry: Air, Water pollution, acid rain, environmental pollution

Physics: Pressure and moments

TERM 9 Summer Year 9 

Beginning of GCSE study: BIOLOGY

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SUBJECT: ART

Head of Department: Mr M Astrop

TERM 1 Autumn Year 7 IDENTITY: self portraiture and self-image  INTERNATIONALISM: Hybrid Culture : a cross curricular scheme of work culminating in an exhibition of all students’ work. 

TERM 2 Spring Year 7 

Ways of Seeing: Observational work in a variety of media.

TERM 3 Summer Year 7 

Narrative: A project examining the use of narrative and storytelling in art. Students will explore creating characters and bookmaking.

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8 

Environment: A project that takes inspiration from the world around us and our responses to it. Students will learn about perspective and 3D work.

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 

Process: skills based workshops learning a variety of art, design and craft techniques such as painting and printing.

TERM 6 Summer Year 8 

Encounters: Looking at the work of a culture. Investigating context and meaning through using a variety of techniques.

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9 

GCSE Tasters: How artists use modern and traditional techniques to question the visual world around them."

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 

Food Glorious Food: A student-led investigation of materials and processes as preparation for GCSE or a stand-alone project.

TERM 9 Summer Year 9 

Transformations: Exploring a variety of ideas and artists through photography and ICT.

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SUBJECT: CITIZENSHIP

Head of Department: Mr N O’Connor

TERM 1 Autumn Year 7 Citizenship is not delivered as a separate subject in Term 1

TERM 2 Spring Year 7 Citizenship is not delivered as a separate subject in Term 2

TERM 3 Summer Year 7  

Rights & Duties Human Rights

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8  

Diversity Drugs Education

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 Fair Trade  Campaigning for change 

TERM 6 Summer Year 8 Government & Parliament  Young People & The Law 

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9 Sex Education  Refugees 

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 Global Issues  Model United Nations 

TERM 9 Summer Year 9 

Sex Education

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SUBJECT: COMPUTING

Head of Department: Mr Talbert

TERM 1 Autumn Year 7 

E-Safety

Computers and Computer Networks

Programming with Kodu

Website Design

TERM 2 Spring Year 7 

Programming with Scratch

TERM 3 Summer Year 7 

Computing Maths & Binary

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8 

Apps for Good Launch

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 

Game Making with Stencyl

TERM 6 Summer Year 8  

Boolean Logic and Searching

Mobile App Development

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9 

Magazine Cover

Mobile App Development

Interactive Quiz

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 

Game Making with Stencyl

TERM 9 Summer Year 9 

Website Design

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SUBJECT:

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

Head of Department: Mr S McDonagh

Design & Make Activities  Desk Tidy  Buggy  Structures  Paper Clip—CAD/CAM

TERM 1 Autumn Year 7 TERM 2 Spring Year 7 TERM 3 Summer Year 7 Year 7 stay with the same teacher. Projects run over 4 to 8 weeks. The focus on IDENTITY and then INTERNATIONALISM is embedded in the approach - Myself as a Designer and Global Design Classics. TERM 4 Autumn Year 8 TERM 5 Spring Year 8 TERM 6 Summer Year 8

PRODUCT DESIGN  Design & Make Activities  Mechanical Toy  LED 

Puppet Project

FOOD TECHNOLOGY  Hygiene and safety  Design & Make Activities  Healthy quick meals and snacks 

Projects in Year 8 run over an  TEXTILE DESIGN 8 week carousel rotation.  Health and Safety  Correct use of the sewing machine  Design & Make Activities

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9 TERM 8 Spring Year 9 TERM 9 Summer Year 9

PRODUCT DESIGN  Design & Make Activities  Systems and Control  Art Deco Clock

Projects in Year 9 run over an 8 week carousel rotation.  TEXTILE DESIGN  Design & Make Activities  Pencil case/ small bag/ make-up bag project  CAM embroidery  Fastenings and Construction

FOOD TECHNOLOGY  Design & Make Activities  Make it—preparing recipes for meals as opposed to buying them as ready made products 

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SUBJECT: DRAMA

Head of Department: Mr G Contor

TERM 1 Autumn Year 7 IDENTITY: ‘ISHI’  INTERNATIONALISM: Myths Legends 

TERM 2 Spring Year 7  

Haunted House (Physical Theatre) Bullying: A Life Problem

TERM 3 Summer Year 7 Characterisation—Developing Roles  Text—Making Meanings of Words 

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8 Commedia ‘Dell’Arte’  Joan of Arc 

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 Titanic  Leaving Home 

TERM 6 Summer Year 8 Soap Operas—Popular Culture  Battle Cries (Children in war) 

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9 Genres  Kerry Smith Teenage Pregnancy 

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 Shakespeare Unit  Stage fighting 

TERM 9 Summer Year 9  

Devised and scripted plays Steven Berkoff and Physical Ensemble Theatre

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SUBJECT: ECS

Head of Department: Ms J Burniston

TERM 1 Autumn Year 7 IDENTITY: Judaism, Identity and Belonging, Excluded groups  INTERNATIONALISM: Arab/Israeli Conflict 

TERM 2 Spring Year 7 

Christianity: Life of Jesus - Investigation, interpretation and empathy.

TERM 3 Summer Year 7 Islam- Investigation of Muhammad, comparison of beliefs Islam  Judaism and Christianity 

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8 

Hinduism/ Ultimate questions

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 

Buddhism and self-improvement

TERM 6 Summer Year 8 

Sikhism/Equality

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9 

Introduction to Philosophy—Peace or violence

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 

Introduction to Philosophy—The problem of evil

TERM 9 Summer Year 9 

Introduction to Philosophy—Religious expression

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SUBJECT: GEOGRAPHY TERM 1 Autumn Year 7

Head of Department: Ms H Hickey 

Enrichment Field Trip

IDENTITY  INTERNATIONALISM 

TERM 2 Spring Year 7 Weather and Climate  Map Skills 

TERM 3 Summer Year 7  

Settlement Growth & Change France Diversity

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8 Ecosystems: Brazil and the Amazon  Coasts 

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 Global food and farming  Rivers and Flooding 

TERM 6 Summer Year 8 Globalisation: Clothes, Cars & Chocolate  Antarctica 

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9  

Hazards 1 — Earthquakes, Volcano Hazards 2— Tsunami, Tropical Storms

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 Global Issues: Tourism Majorca and Kenya  Global Issues: Climate Change 

TERM 9 Summer Year 9 

Global Issues: Megacities

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SUBJECT: HISTORY

Head of Department: Ms J Kingston

TERM 1 Autumn Year 7  

How do we learn about our past? The Battle of Hastings and the Normans

TERM 2 Spring Year 7 

Medieval Life in England

TERM 3 Summer Year 7 

Medieval Life in the Islamic World

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8 England 1500-1800: changes in the balance of power  The Tudors, 

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 From Kingdoms to President – a Study of Black History  African Civilisations, the Transatlantic Slave trade, Resistance, Abolition and Civil Rights 

TERM 6 Summer Year 8 

The Industrial Revolution, how it changed people’s lives

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9 How did women get the vote?  The First World War 

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 

Hitler’s Rise to Power and Nazi Germany

TERM 9 Summer Year 9 The Holocaust  The Cold War and Vietnam 

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SUBJECT: MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES TERM 1 Autumn Year 7

FRENCH

 Introducing yourself/counting up to 31  Talking about classroom/ understand the definite

and indefinite article

Head of Department: Ms A Lacroix

SPANISH  Introducing yourself/counting up to 31  Talking about classroom/ understand the definite

and indefinite article

 Talking about your school/subjects/ using verbs in

the present tense  Giving opinions and reasons  Understanding adjectives agreements

TERM 2 Spring Year 7  Talking about family/ using the possessive     

adjectives Saying what you do in your free time Telling the time/ using verbs Describing your home / town Using simple prepositions Using the pronoun “on”

 Understanding adjectives agreements  Talking about family/ using the possessive

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adjectives Talking about your school/subjects/ teachers using verbs in the present tense Giving opinions and reasons Understanding adjectives agreements Talking about food Talking about your pets Describing yourself and others Counting up to 100 Using the verb “ser”

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Talking about where you live Saying what you do during your free time Telling the time Saying what you like to do Saying what you are going to do. Using the near future Talking about activities Using reflexive verbs and sequencing words Talking about places in town. Using the near future tense and present tense Inviting someone to go out Saying what someone else likes and dislikes

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Talking about yourself Your daily routine Talking about places in town Inviting someone to go out.

TERM 3 Summer Year 7  Talking about places in town and asking for        

directions Ordering drinks and snacks Using the preposition à (‘to’ or ‘at’) Understanding the difference between tu and vous Saying what someone else likes Using reflexive verbs Talking about your daily routine Talking about your timetable Talking about extra curricular activities

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8         

Talking about sports and at the leisure centre Talking about holidays Talking about the weather Talking about last week end Using the perfect tense with avoir and etre Using regular and irregular past participles Talking about TV programmes Talking about events in the past Extending and linking sentences

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TERM 5 Spring Year 8    

Making and reacting to invitations Talking about clothes and shopping Using comparatives and superlatives Understanding a longer text including mixed tenses  Talking about French meals  Shopping for food  Eating at a restaurant

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Talking about holidays in the past Expressing opinions about past events Talking about mealtimes and shopping for food. Talking about a past meal

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Talking about clothes and shopping Using comparatives and superlatives Talking about a city Asking for and giving directions Describing a holiday in Barcelona

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Talking about TV programmes Talking about films Talking about music Describing your school Talking about school rules Talking about a day at school.

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Talking about health and unhealthy foods. Talking about healthy living Talking about spending money Talking about earning money and jobs.

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Talking about Spanish speaking countries Talking about environmental problems Talking about fair trade Consolidating tenses Foundation GCSE papers—zigzag

TERM 6 Summer Year 8      

Talking about holidays Asking questions using questions words Talking about a past holiday Talking about your friends Talking about pocket money Using the 3 main time frames ( Past, present and future)  Talking about films  Describing your routine  Using the perfect tense of reflexive verbs

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9    

Talking about Facebook and technology Describing a date Describing a music event Finding out about music festivals around the world  Health (learning the parts of the body, learning about sport, healthy eating, making plans to get fit, learning about French sportsmen and women.

TERM 8 Spring Year 9     

Discussing your future Talking about your job Talking about your ambitions Discussing holidays Talking about holiday disasters

TERM 9 Summer Year 9  Talking about what you are allowed to do in the      

world Talking about what is important to you Describing what makes you happy Learning about human rights issues Foundation GCSE papers—zigzag Using a bilingual dictionary Consolidating tenses

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SUBJECT: MUSIC

Head of Department: Mr E Harlow

TERM 1 Autumn Year 7 IDENTITY  INTERNATIONALISM 

TERM 2 Spring Year 7 Descriptive Music - Animals  Descriptive Music – Mood 

TERM 3 Summer Year 7 Elements of Music 1  Controls 

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8 Structures in Music  RONDO 

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 Descriptive music- Planets  Descriptive music- Impressions 

TERM 6 Summer Year 8 Structures  Song structure 

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9 

Descriptive music- Film Music

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 Controls  Remixing & Arranging 

TERM 9 Summer Year 9   

Key Stage 3 - 4 transition programme

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SUBJECT: PE TERM 1 Autumn Year 7 

Introduction to Highgate Wood School Physical Education

TERM 2 Spring Year 7 TERM 3 Summer Year 7

Head of Department: Mr S Ibrahim

IDENTITY  Talent identification  INTERNATIONALISM 

IDENTITY 2  Talent revisited 

SIX SCHEMES ON ROTATION  SCHEME 1 Exploring and communicating ideas.     

SCHEME 2 SCHEME 3 SCHEME 4 SCHEME 5 SCHEME 6

Exercising safely and efficiently. Outwitting an opponent. Accurate Replication Identifying and problem solving. Performing at maximum levels

TERM 4 Autumn Year 8

Dance

TERM 5 Spring Year 8 APPLICATION OF THEMES Basketball, Badminton, Football, Netball, Hockey, Tag Rugby. Gymnastics, Swimming, 

TERM 6 Summer Year 8 APPLICATION OF THEMES Tennis, Rounders, Softball, Cricket, Athletics and Fitness testing

TERM 7 Autumn Year 9 COACHING & LEADERSHIP AWARD  OFFICIATING ASSESSMENT 

TERM 8 Spring Year 9 

END OF KEY STAGE 3 PRACTICAL ASSESSMENTS

TERM 9 Summer Year 9 (1) COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT Inter-group Sport 

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TERM 9 Summer 

Transition to Key Stage 4

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