|Textiles||This year students recap on basic skills and learn additional construction techniques whilst making a pencil case. They will then have the opportunity to construct a soft toy.
Students will also learn about a wide range of fibres and fabrics including smart materials. All students will complete a project on this.
|Food||This year students continue to build on the skills they have learnt in year 7, by revisiting the main methods and producing related practical work. This will include dishes like Fruit crumble, Scones, Pastry, used for savoury or sweet, small cakes etc. The second half of the term will be Italian cookery, when the manipulation skills will be learnt and will be put into further practice producing Spaghetti Bolognese, Italian Soup, Pizza and Pasta Bake. This will be backed up by related theory work and a practical final assessment piece.|
|Technology||Year 8 students find out about mechanisms and they are given the chance to construct their own mechanical toy. This provides students with an opportunity to build upon the manufacturing skills that they were taught in Year 7. In Year 8 students get to work with a wider variety of tools and equipment and they are introduced to new processes such as electronics, soldering, the use of Sketchup and 3D printing.|
|Speeches||The pen is mightier than the sword|
|Genre study||Pre-19th century Gothic extracts|
|Short stories||variety of genres|
Students study History, Geography and RS for three hours a week in Year 8. Students study all three subjects in a rotation, changing every 9 lessons (approximately 3 weeks).
|Rotation 1||Geographical skills||Renaissance||The Bible|
|Rotation 2||Our planets resources||Empire||Hinduism|
|Rotation 4||The Oceans||Industrial Revolution||Jesus Rites|
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Understanding computers||Website design||Digital creativity|
|Autumn Term||N1 Mental calculations
HD1 Handling Data – Charts and Graphs
N2 Properties of Number, integers, powers and roots.
A1 Sequences, functions and graphs.
N3 Written calculation
|Spring Term||SSM2 Measure, area, volume and Pythagoras.
N4 Place value, ordering and rounding.
A2 Equations, formulae and identities.
SSM3 Symmetry and transformations.
N5 Percentage and Ratios
|Summer Term||N6 Fractions
A3 Co-ordinates and graphs
SSM4 Pythagoras and Trigonometry.
SSM5 Constructions and Loci.
Modern Foreign Languages
|Autumn Term (1st half)||T’es branché||TV, cinema and reading|
|Autumn Term (2nd half)||Paris, je t’adore||Paris|
|Spring Term (1st half)||Mon identité||My personality, relationships and style|
|Spring Term (2nd half)||Chez moi, chez toi||Where I live|
|Summer Term (1st half)||Quel talent||Talents and ambitions|
|Summer Term (2nd half)||Quel talent & Assessment||Francophone countries, The French Revolution|
|Trip to St Malo|
Photography and Art
|Week beginning||Curriculum||Important information|
|2nd May||Still life - flowers||Peer/Teacher assessment|
|9th May||Still life - flowers graphite|
|16th May||Key stage 3 exam||End of year exam|
|23rd May||Still life - enlarged|
|Half term||Half term||Half term|
|13th June||Activity week||Activity week|
|27th June||Alana Dee Haynes study|
|4th July||10 develop and refine||Final project assessments|
|11th July||Consolidate work|
|Autumn Term||Self esteem/body image|
1. What is body image?
2. Manipulation of images by the media and how it effects society
3. Promoting positive body image and self-esteem (poster task)
4. Stress - what it is, how to cope
5. Peer pressure - what it is, how to cope
6. Eating disorders
7. Over eating
|Autumn Term||Challenge Day 1 - Trip to states chambers||11th November|
|Autumn Term||Citizenship 2|
- Who makes the rules?
- How the island is run
- Differences with the UK
- Visit from honorary/states police community officer
- Links with PMNW
|Spring Term||Drugs 2 - Alcohol|
- Affects/effects on the body, mind and relationships
- Why teenagers drink
- What are units
|Spring Term||Challenge Day 2 - |
Alcohol awareness day
- Relationship assumptions
- Inappropriate behaviour
- Stereotypes and prejudice
- Making the right choice
|Summer Term||Equal Opportunities|
|Summer Term||My future learning|
- Identify own strengths, interests, skills and qualities ready for option process in Year 9
- Careers to consider in the future
- Types of work (voluntary, self-employment, employment)
- Avoid limiting your aspirations
|During Y8 students complete a condensed KS3 course, which provides a broad foundation across the three core science subjects (biology, chemistry and physics). These three sciences are taught in rotation, together with tasks to develop scientific skills that are required for all three subjects. The topics covered in Y8 are listed below.|
|• Mathematical skills for the sciences|
• Fair testing, accuracy and precision
• Interpreting graphs
• Comparing and concluding
|• Food and nutrition|
• Plants; growth and reproduction
• Breathing and respiration
• Unicellular organisms
• Genetics and evolution
|• Combustion, oxidation and the Earth’s atmosphere|
• The Periodic Table
• Metals, their uses and extraction
• Ceramics, polymers and composites
|• Fluids, density and pressure
• Light; colour, reflection and refraction
• Thermal energy transfers, insulation and efficiency
• The Earth in space and non-contact forces