Grangefield

Together, Beyond Expectations

Performance / PE and ICT

Performance & ICT Curriculum Overview

Our departmental aims are to:

- Ensure that all students are challenged and stretched within all lessons.

- Develop and deliver exciting and innovative lessons that utilise new technologies and current educational thinking wherever possible.

Year 7 BIC AWARD

BUSINESS

ICT

COMPUTING

Students will be introduced to the concept of Business & People. They will study the following:

  • What are businesses?
  • Why people run businesses
  • People who have an interest in businesses (stakeholders)
  • How businesses depend on each other
  • Why people work
  • How a business recruits workers
  • Communication in business
  • Health and safety at work

Students will be given a scenario to help plan an event for the academy.

Topics include:

  • Animation
  • Database creation
  • Video & Sound editing
  • Website Design

Students will cover the following topics:

  • components of a computer
  • internal components of a computer and their function
  • peripherals and their function.
  • functions of an operating system
  • types of application software in different contexts
  • types of system software in different contexts
  • types of utility software in different contexts
  • binary numbers
  • logic gates
  • sequencing of instructions

Yr 7 PERFORMANCE

TERM 1 - INTRO TO INDUSTRY

TERM 2 - TITANIC

TERM 3 - DRAMA THROUGH TIME

  • Roles and Responsibilities within the Performing Arts Industry
  • Responsibility and Financial Impact within the Performing Arts Industry
  • Various Types of Performance Venue
  • The Different Stages
  • Titanic- Storyline and Social Status
  • Titanic- Analysing Film and Text
  • Titanic- Creating Character
  • Titanic- Developing Characters
  • Titanic- Creating a Storyline and Plot
  • Convicts in Australia
  • Witches in the 17th Century
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Hieroglyphics

Yr 7 & 8 SPORT

  • Outdoor Winter Based Activities- Netball (TC), Hockey (TC), Rugby Union/Tag, Football, Handball (TC)
  • Sports Hall Based Activities- All students must cover one half term of Badminton as a performer and as an official to prepare for KS4 Basketball, Volleyball, Handball, Fitness, Leadership
  • Gym Based Activities- Gymnastics, Trampolining, Fitness, Handball, Dance, Leadership
  • Outdoor Summer Based Activities- All students must cover Rounders as a performer and as an official in each year to prepare for KS4, Athletics, Cricket, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wet Weather Based Activities- Dodgeball or Handball (Winter), modified versions of the above activities, Summer Term indoor athletics and rounders activities.
  • Health and Fitness- All students need to take part in one block of Health and Fitness within each year at KS3 to prepare for the health related fitness content covered in KS4.

Year 8 BIC AWARD

BUSINESS

ICT

COMPUTING

Students will be introduced to the concept of the Business Environment. They will study the following:

  • Types of Production
  • Costs of Production
  • Technology & Business
  • Business Finance
  • Business Ethics

Students will be given a scenario to help plan an event for the academy.

Topics include:

  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Digital Editing
  • DTP Software
  • Video & Web Design (Extended)

Students will cover the following topics:

  • describe a development in computing
  • describe different examples of the use/ application of that technology and their impact
  • use technical terms when describing their development
  • describe examples of ethical, social and legal considerations related to their chosen development. (Ethical considerations are when we look at whether things that happen are considered as wrong or unfair. Legal considerations are when we look at whether things that happen are against the law. Social considerations are when things happen that change the way we live our lives).

YR 8 PERFORMANCE

TERM 1 - TOO MUCH PUNCH FOR JUDY

TERM 2 - HUMAN TRAGEDY

TERM 3 - BODY IMAGE

  • Alcohol in the Media
  • Physical Theatre, Analysing Company Performance
  • Creating Non Naturalistic Drama

The Lonely Man Character Analysis

Creating Plot and Storylines

The Various types of Narrations

Recap of Drama Skills

Analysing Narration

  • Analysing Media
  • The Challenges of Body Image
  • What is Obesity?
  • Billy Robbins Role Play
  • Diary of an Anorexic
  • Hard to Swallow- Mark Wheller

KS4

Edexcel GCSE Business Studies

Two 90 minutes exams in Yr 11

50% equal weighting

NEW QUALIFICATION FOR 2017

  • Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
  • Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
  • Topic 1.4 Making the business effective
  • Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business
  • Topic 2.1 Growing the business
  • Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions
  • Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions
  • Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions
  • Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

AQA TECH AWARD ICT (NEW QUALIFICATION FOR 2017)

Unit 1: Practical skills in IT (internally assessed)

30% of qualification

Unit 2: Creating IT systems (internally assessed)

30% of qualification

Unit 3: Fundamentals of IT (externally assessed)

40% of qualification

Learners will undertake a number of projects that will allow them to be assessed against 10 practical skills.

1.Create and edit an animation

2.Create and edit a video

3.Create and edit a sound file

4.Manipulate images to enhance them

5.Integrate multimedia elements into a website

6.Use formatting and formulae to transform and visualise data

7.Use SQL to query and update data

8.Use data validation

9.Use security features

10.Perform a mail merge

IT systems are used to solve real-world problems. When IT systems are created it's important that they do what the user wants them to do and that they work as intended. Planning the design of a new IT system is a critically important skill that all IT professionals need to acquire. Testing any new system, to prove that it works as intended, is also vital. By studying this unit learners will develop the necessary skills to create detailed design plans that other people could follow in order to create an IT system, along with the necessary skills to create detailed test plans that could be used to prove that a new IT system works correctly.

We use computers all the time, but what makes them work? How do all the pieces fit together? What is an IT system? How are IT systems created ? This unit will allow learners to investigate these questions and find answers to them. Learners will find out how to make IT systems secure from the common threats that affect so many systems these days. They'll also learn how to configure IT systems so that they meet user requirements.

AQA TECH AWARD HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (NEW QUALIFICATION FOR 2017)

Unit 1: Improving the wellbeing of an individual

(internally assessed)

30% of qualification

Unit 2: Promoting healthy living

(internally assessed)

30% of qualification

Unit 3: Development through the life stages

(externally assessed)

40% of qualification

This unit focuses on the characteristics and benefits of healthy living for a chosen individual of any age. Learners will complete a case study of the lifestyle choices of a chosen individual and will undertake and analyse two measures of their health. A health plan will be produced based on two areas for improvement identified from the case study, and should include a time frame in which the plan is to be followed. The unit introduces learners to the use of equipment and techniques used to measure health and to exploring ways of promoting and supporting health improvement for an individual through a personal health plan.

This unit focuses on the planning, delivery and review of a small-scale health promotion campaign. Learners are required to research local and/or national health promotion campaigns and initiatives, considering the purposes, aims and benefits of the messages being delivered.

Students will study the following:

  • The stages and patterns of human growth and development
  • Expected development at each life stage
  • Life events
  • Sources of support/services for life events
  • Roles of professionals involved in supporting life events
  • Definitions of health and wellbeing
  • Factors influencing health and wellbeing
  • Health measures

AQA TECH AWARD SPORT (NEW QUALIFICATION FOR 2017)

Unit 1 - Practical player performance

(internally assessed)

30% of qualification

Unit 2 - Coaching and Officiating or organising

(internally assessed)

30% of qualification

Unit 3 - The sports industry

(externally assessed)

40% of qualification

The practical performance aspect of this course requires learners to develop their own ability and capacity in sports, demonstrating appropriate skills and techniques, fitness requirements and decision making competencies.

The focus of this unit is practical performance in coaching and one of two alternative roles.

• officiating or

• organising.

The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to:

• demonstrate skills by applying knowledge and understanding to practical activities

• analyse and evaluate performance, data and information and draw conclusions.

The learner will acquire and develop the knowledge and abilities to coach and officiate, or coach and organise a sport.

The focus of this unit is the UK sporting industry, a business which is worth billions of pounds and employs approximately one million people. It's also one of the fastest growing industries which will continue to grow as more people have access to good quality health and leisure facilities, and are more aware of the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

AQA GCSE DRAMA (NEW QUALIFICATION FOR 2017)

UNIT 1 - Understanding drama

Externally assessed

40% of Qualification

Unit 2 - Devising Drama

Internally assessed

40% of Qualification

Unit 3 - Texts in Practice

Internally Assessed

20% of Qualification

The paper is divided into three compulsory sections:

• Section A: Theatre roles and terminology

• Section B: Study of set text

• Section C: Live theatre production.

This is a practical component in which students are assessed on their ability to create and develop ideas to communicate meaning for theatrical performance, apply theatrical skills to realise artistic intentions in live performance and analyse and evaluate their own work.

This component is a practical component in which students are assessed on their ability to apply theatrical skills to realise artistic intentions in live performance.

For this component students must complete two assessment tasks:

• study and present a key extract (monologue, duologue or group performance)

• study and present a second key extract (monologue, duologue or group performance) from the same play.