Year 8Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2


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Why do promises matter? – CovenantsJudaismCan one person change the world?Why do we celebrate?Sanctity of Life


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Exploring World War One


Poetry and prose (both pre and post 1914) centred on war and conflict. Study of Wilfred Owen poems.

Comparing and contrasting WW1 poems.

Travel writing (Non-fiction)

Exploring various travel writing texts. Focus on style,

purpose, audience, language and form.

Wiring to persuade, entertain, describe and complain.

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne

Exploring the importance of context to a novel. Making comparisons to texts from ‘Myths and Legends’; i.e.

Fable with morals.

Exploring Horror/Gothic stories

Short extracts from various gothic novels and poems

(Dracula, Raven, The Woman in Black, etc.) and short

stories, e.g. The Monkey`s Paw.

W. Shakespeare – Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest
Focusing on Elizabethan Theatre, biography of W. Shakespeare and Shakespearean English. Getting an overview of plots, characters, settings and themes of the studied plays.
Novel Study
Focus on plots, settings, characters, descriptions, themes, language techniques and structure


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Number properties 1/

Geometry and measures/

Number properties 2/ Algebra 1

Fractions, Decimals,


Approximation/ Algebra 2

Collecting & Interpreting Data/

Sequences and Graphs/ Ratio and proportion/ Scale and rates of


Shape Properties/ Algebra 3/ TransformationsAngles in Parallel lines and Polygons/Symmetry and ReflectionArea/Data Handling Cycle/Averages


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Search for the Philosopher’s

Stone – chemical reactions/A&E – cells, the human body and reproduction

Alien – forces and adaptationAlien/A&ESearch for the Philosopher’s Stone/A&ESearch for the Philosopher’s Stone/A&E/Energy Matters – renewable energy resources, Sc1 investigationsEnergy Matters


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Electronics and robots/ sauce based foods/ bags – termly rotation on each. All pupils will be doing the Christmas cake competition during Autumn 2.


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Bronze/Silver Arts AwardBronze/Silver Arts AwardMemories/DreamsMemories/DreamsOwn self directed study on an artist of choice.


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Slavery – Black people of the AmericasThe Industrial Revolution – The VictoriansWorld War One


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Weathering and ErosionKenyaBrazil



Arts Award)

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Theory and notation programme4Chord Songs/ SongwritingPop band projectPop band projectPachelbel’s canon Theme and variationsRemix


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In townFuture TownMy EnvironmentHolidaysFilm study


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Understanding ComputersSensorsNetworksNetworks/ Computer Crime & cyber securityComputer Crime & cyber securityIntroduction to Python


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Football/ Netball Gymnastics/ Hockey/BadmintonRugby/ Netball/ Basketball/ Dance/ Indoor AthleticsAthletics/ Cricket/ Rounders/ Ultimate Frisbee/ Tennis/Volleyball


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Prejudice and Stereotypes/

Media and Body Image/

Hate Crime/ Self Harm

Bullying/ Social Media/

CSE/ Staving safe online/ Sexting

Money/Budgeting/Bills/B anks/Gambling


Violence/Family Issues

Charity/Reflection (Sponsored Walk)Citizenship
The Law and Police Processes
Thrive/Mental Health/Well-Being
The order of these units may vary in certain subjects depending on resources and weather.
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