James Brindley School : Curriculum Subject Information.

 

 

Art

 

Pupils starting James Brindley School may have had widely varying Art experiences at KS1 and KS2, ranging from the ideal to the very limited. Consequently we have adopted a skills based curriculum designed to address the individual strengths and areas of development of each pupil. This enables each pupil to become active participants in a relevant, stimulating and personalised curriculum.

In the Autumn term pupils will look at the formal elements in Art through the topic ‘Explore’. They will learn basic marking, making and control techniques such a; line, tone, colour, texture, space and pattern, whilst learning design programmes for research that enhance experimental skills.

 

Full Overview of The ART Curriculum at James Brindley School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English

 

 

 

 

Pupils starting James Brindley School may have had widely varying
Art experiences at KS1 and KS2, ranging from the ideal to the very limited.
Consequently we have adopted a skills based curriculum designed to address
the individual strengths and areas of development of each pupil. This enables
each pupil to become active participants in a relevant, stimulating and
personalised curriculum. In the Autumn term pupils will look at the formal
elements in Art through the topic ‘Explore’. They will learn basic marking,
making and control techniques such a; line, tone, colour, texture, space and
pattern, whilst learning design programmes for research that enhance
experimental skills.

 

English (KS3) curriculum overview

English (KS4) curriculum overview

 

Science

 

 

 

 

Pupils in Year 7 and 8 are following a thematic learning approach where Science and Maths are taught alongside each other. Themes are designed to both engage pupils in these subjects and give the subject content a real-life context. The thematic approach will also enable pupils to transfer skills across subject areas, helping to embed knowledge. Pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of these topics as well as their practical science skills and understanding of scientific concepts by exploring ‘big ques-tions’ that challenge pupils thinking about real-life scenarios.

 

Science Curriculum information KS3 and KS4

 

 

 

 

Geography

 

 

 

 

Year 10 follow OCR B General Certificate of Secondary Education in
Geography. Over the first year pupils undertake study of topic areas
including; Global Hazards, Changing Climate, Distinctive Landscapes
and Rivers & Coasts. Pupils also have to complete a fieldwork
enquiry.

 

Overview of Geography Year 10 Curriculum

Overview of Geography Year 11 Curriculum

 

 

 

Maths

 

 

 

 

Overview of the full Curriculum Maths

   

Design Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

Induction Students will be developing a range of design skills based around
sketching and drawing, CAD and production of these designs. Students will
complete a range of design and build tasks to consolidate practical skills and
develop theory knowledge.

 

Overview KS3 Resistant Materials Dovedale

Overview KS3-4 Dovedale

Overview KS3-KS4 RM Dovedale

Overview KS4 centre Catering

Overview KS4 Resistant Materials Dovedale

 

 


Computer Science

 

 

 

At KS3 pupils at Dovedale have one hour of Computer Science per week. During these lessons pupils will study the OCR Entry Level Computing qualification.

 

Overview IT & Computing Dovedale

Overview IT & Computing KS3

Overview IT & Computing KS4

History

 

 

 

 

This wider world depth study enables students to understand the complex
and diverse interests of the Great Powers and other states. It focuses on the
causes, nature and conclusion of the First World War and seeks to show
how and why conflict occurred, and why it proved difficult to bring the war
to a conclusion.

 

Overview of full curriculum History Year 10

Overview of full curriculum History Year 11

 

PSHE

 

 

 

 

PSHE education at James Brindley is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that well-delivered PSHE programmes have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

 

Overview of full curriculum PSHE

 

Overview of full curriculum Religous Education Key Stage 3 and 4

 

 

Religious Education

 

 

 

 

At Key Stage 3, the R.E. Department operates a programme of study in which pupils study a range of the major world religions. During the course, pupils explore Ultimate questions that address some of the fundamental questions of life and consider how religious symbolism is used to express the nature of beliefs and values that influence religious worship. Pupils are expected to think about what it means to have a religious faith and be able to converse with others openly and with empathy; therefore developing a comprehensive and interested attitude about and towards religious belief.

 

 

Overview of full curriculum Religous Education Key Stage 3 and 4