Key Stage 3 Curriculum for Years 7, 8 & 9 2016 Key Stage 3

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  • Key Stage 3 Curriculum for Years 7, 8 & 9

    2016

    Key Stage 3

    HITCHIN BOYS SCHOOL, GRAMMAR SCHOOL WALK, HITCHIN, HERTFORDSHIRE. SG5 1JB

  • ART AND DESIGN (Faculty of Creative Arts) Name of Subject Leader: Mrs Anderson (from whom further information may be obtained)

    Number of teaching periods per week: Year 7 2 (One hour periods) Year 8 1 Year 9 1 Homework: Homework is set in line with the whole-school policy. It may involve such tasks as internet research about particular artists, collecting source material or working in sketch books. Method of assessment: Year 7: Assessment at the end of each unit of work (3 units per year) + examination in June. Year 8: Assessment at the end of each unit of work (3 units per year) + examination in June. Year 9: Assessment at the end of each unit of work (3 units per year) + examination in June. Details of field trips or visits:

    Visits will be arranged to local galleries and museum. All visits form part of the syllabus. Visits will relate to topics undertaken in class.

    Students identified as High Performers in Art will have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular trips / sessions.

    Details of special equipment or clothing needed with approximate costs: Pupils are advised to wear some form of protective clothing. An overall, apron or old shirt will be adequate. Staff and other pupils cannot be held responsible for clothing accidentally damaged. An A4 book and portfolio will be issued at the beginning of each KS3 year. Pupils taking GCSE will be asked to purchase an A3 book for the 4 units throughout the 2 years. A portfolio will be issued in Year 10. Art and Design For years 7, 8 and 9 all pupils are encouraged, within the first term, to look at visual language in which pupils concentrate on the formal elements of art. The work undertaken is designed to address the Attainment Targets laid down in the National Curriculum for Art, concentrating on four main areas which are: Explore and Create, Understand and Evaluate. Year 7 Pupils work on the theme of Relationships. This theme will be developed through various units of work throughout the year. We hope this will encourage an enthusiasm for Art, the development of skills, an awareness of techniques and the understanding of other artists and cultures. Activities will include, at various times, drawing, painting, printmaking, art history, collage, sculpture, ceramics and computer art.

  • Year 8 Pupils at this level are currently working on the theme of Contrasts. They communicate a need to make their imagery far more spatially convincing at this stage of their development. Having initially explored Relationships in Year 7 to communicate the main formal elements of art, further investigation will take place to allow these learned skills to develop. Pupils will go on to explore spatial and atmospheric colour contrasts as well as other contrast which exist in their perceptions of optical illusions and impressions. Year 9 Pupils work more independently at this stage, focusing on the theme of Pop Art and Society. Pupils learn how to develop final pieces after refining and modifying ideas started earlier in the course. As the year progresses, pupils will use these drawings to develop further into the media of photography, ceramics, graphic design, painting, screen printing and sculpture, as separate modules later in the course. The emphasis for this year group is the design process development of ideas, investigation, technical competence, use of materials and evaluation of their work. Pupils are encouraged to employ and develop further the basic visual elements alongside further exploration of design principles, using more advanced methods and techniques. It is hoped that the variety of activities explored in Year 9 will encourage pupils to opt for Art in Year 10.

    Year Theme Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2 Year 7

    Relationships

    Recording observations focusing on the formal elements. Linking to theme relationships

    Understand and use materials to develop work and produce a 2-D/3-D outcome

    Unit 7ASelf-image

    Unit 7ASelf-image 2-D/3-D outcome showing links to Self-image

    Unit 8A Objects and Viewpoints. Cubism

    Unit 8AObjects and Viewpoints. 2-D/3-D outcome showing links to Cubism

    Year 8

    Contrasts

    Recording observations focusing on the formal elements. Linking to theme contrasts

    2-D/3-D outcome showing links with own work and that of other artists

    Unit 7BWhats in a building? Explore using key processes and concepts

    Unit 7BWhats in a building? 2-D/3-D outcome showing links to Unit 7B

    Unit 7C Recreating Landscapes

    Unit 7CRecreating Landscapes 2-D/3-D outcome showing links to Unit 7C

    Year 9

    Pop Art and Society

    Recording observations focusing on the formal elements. Linking to the theme Pop Art and Society.

    2-D/3-D outcome showing links with own work and that of other artists

    Unit 8BAnimating art. Explore using key processes and concepts

    Unit 8BAnimating art. 2-D/3-D outcome showing links to Unit 8B

    Unit 9C Personal places, public spaces

    Unit 9CPersonal places, public spaces Rhythms of the World. Outcome to be agreed with festival organisers

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE Head of Department: Mrs.Heinonen (from whom further information may be obtained) Number of teaching periods per week: Year 7 1 (for half the year) (One hour periods) Year 8 1 (for half the year) Homework time allocation per week: In Years 7 and 8 homework is set once per week and should take a maximum of 30 minutes to complete. Method of assessment: Years 7 and 8: A total of 3 assessments, with 1 at the end of each unit taught. Details of how the first three years in this subject continue in Years 10 and 11: In year 10 Computer Science is an option for GCSE. This course covers algorithms, programming, computer systems, networks, cyber security, the impacts of digital technology and software development. Details of work covered year by year, and of main textbooks or other teaching materials: Year 7 All boys have discrete Computer Science lessons in Years 7. These lessons will cover topics such as Logo, Scratch and HTML. They will also incorporate an introduction to the school network and online safety in school. These lessons are run on a weekly basis for half the academic year alternating for the other half of the year with PSHE. Half of the year group start with Computer Science whilst the other half start with PSHE, alternating in February after the half term break. Year 8 In year 8 students progress their understanding of programming by moving on to Excel, Java and Python. These lessons are run on a weekly basis for half the academic year alternating for the other half of the year with PSHE. Half of the year group start with Computer Science whilst the other half start with PSHE, alternating in February after the half term break. Extra Curricular Activities: Programming club runs once a week giving students the opportunity to learn basic programming languages.

  • DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY Head of Department: Mr Sherman (from whom further information may be obtained) Homework: Homework will be set on a weekly basis according to the whole-school policy and will involve some project work from time to time. Method of assessment: Years 7, 8 and 9 Continuous teacher assessment plus end of module NC Level (four per year). Details of field trips or visits, and whether compulsory or optional: Optional Details of special equipment or clothing needed with approximate costs: Parents are asked to donate towards the cost of the materials used in their son's projects, although exceptions will, of course, be made for those experiencing financial difficulties. In the current year, we asked parents of Year 7, 8 and 9 boys to contribute 10. We also expect boys to be suitably protected during practical lessons and an apron is provided by the department. It is not necessary to provide eye protection either as suitable safety goggles are provided within the workshops. Details of how the first three years in this subject continue in Years 10 and 11: Design & Technology is a compulsory element of the Schools National Curriculum Course to GCSE level where there are currently three options: Resistant Materials, Graphic Products and Food Technology. Details of work covered year by year, and of main textbooks or other teaching materials: Years 7, 8 and 9 The children study Design and Technology for two periods each week. They follow a planned course which meets National Curriculum requirements. The course covers the areas of

    Resistant materials (wood, metal and plastics) Graphic Products Product Design / Electronics Food Technology

    All lessons are taught in fully equipped specialist workshops and classrooms

  • Breakdown of courses: Year 7 Resistant materials; Push along cam toy Graphic products; Paper mechanisms Product design; Steady hand game Food technology; Basic cooking skills Year 8 Resistant materials; Personal organiser Graphic products; Souvenir card Electronic products; USB powered light Food technology; Foods of the world Year 9 Resistant materials; Abstract clock Graphic products; Pop-up book Product design; Model kit and packaging Food technology; Healthy alternatives All boys will require a plastic wallet to store and protect their design work.

  • ENGLISH Head of Department: Mrs Tanner (from whom further information may be obtained) Number of teaching periods per week: Year 7 4

    Year 8 3 (One-h