Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Year 10

Home based learning

With respect to learning outside the Academy, students should expect to receive at least 50 minutes of homework per subject per week. With 9 subjects including English Language, English Literature and Double Award Science, this means students should spend at least 7.5 hours each week investing in learning at home. The purpose of homework is to support prior learning in lesson and/or prepare for learning to happen in future lessons. It is also intended to support students in learning the skills of time management, independent study and self-direction. In the event that students do not have set homework tasks, it is our expectation that they are investing the equivalent time to learn, for example by memorising their knowledge organisers.

Marking and feedback

In terms of marking and feedback, students can expect regular and ongoing verbal feedback from teachers, as well as opportunities for peer and self-assessment. Our staff will also use a combination of whole class feedback, individual written comments and assessment marking in order to support students in realising improved academic outcomes. We recognise the distinction between practising the acquisition of new content and development of skill and bringing both these elements together for performance in formal assessment. For this reason, it is only in the case of the latter that students are likely to receive marks, or a grade. 

 

By clicking on the links below, you can access further subject specific information about course content, additional guidance about homework and feedback, as well as detail about support for independent learning.

 

Subject Guides

Art

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Artist research Mixed media Design Ideas Ceramic maquettes or modroc or painting/prints Final coursework piece Final coursework piece

Home based learning

Students will receive Project Homework or individual tasks depending on what is appropriate which will be an activity of 1 hour  per week.
 

Marking and feedback

In addition to regular in class feedback, students can expect one piece of formal written feedback termly after an assessment.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Business Studies

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Enterprise and entrepreneurship Spotting a business opportunity Putting a business idea into practice Making the business effective Understanding the external influences on busienss Growing the business


Home based learning

Students will be expected to spend at least 30 minutes a week learning content for weekly testing. 
 

Marking and feedback

Students will receive regular verbal feedback in lessons.  There will be one piece of marked homework per term.  Peer and self assessment will take place weekly.  There will be assessment feedback twice a year with final grades.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

  • Revision guide
  • Revision workbook
  • Study skills exam guide

Dance

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Contemporary dance set phrases. Duet/Trio exam pieces. Contemporary dance set phrases. Duet/Trio exam pieces. Contemporary dance set phrases. Duet/Trio exam pieces. Contemporary dance set phrases. Duet/Trio exam pieces. Exam prep for Contemporary and Duet/Trio Introduce 6 professional works

Home based learning

Mock testing. Watch professional works. Group and classroom dicussions and debates.
 

Marking and feedback

Verbal and peer feedback given throughout lessons on practical performances.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Drama

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Practitioners Mock Component 1 Hard to Swallow Hard to Swallow Mock Component 2   Mock Component 2 portfolio

Home based learning

Formal homework will be set at least once every two weeks and will be a range of activities relating to all units of the course. Students will be expected to revise key knowledge, apply knowledge to exam questions, rehearse for performances and prepare scripts for performances.
 

Marking and feedback

Whole class will be given at least once a term for exam questions, performance assessments or controlled assessments. Formal feedback will happen at least twice a year through the graduation process. Trackers will still be used to track practical progress in performance.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

English Language and Literature

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

AQA Literature Paper 1 - A Christmas Carol by Dickens  AQA Language Paper 1 - Section A (Term1) and Section B (Term 2)  AQA Literature Paper 1 - A Christmas Carol by Dickens  AQA Language Paper 1 - Section A (Term1) and Section B (Term 2)  AQA Literature Paper 2 - An Inspector Calls, by J B Priestley  AQA Linguae Paper 2 - Section A   AQA Literature - Paper 2 An Inspector Calls, by J B  AQA Language Paper 2 - Section  English Literature AQA Poetry Anthology 'Power and Conflict'    English Language Paper 1 - Section A  English Literature Paper 2 - Poetry (Anthology and unseen)   AQA English Language Paper 1 - Section B (writing) 

Home based learning

Revision of Knowledge Organisers, exam practice, independent reading, ongoing class wide projects, preparation for speaking and listening assessment.
 

Marking and feedback

Where appropriate, written feedback in books. Whole class feedback on written tasks with reference to AQA mark schemes. Verbal feedback given during lessons.   Grading of Graduation papers. 
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

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Food Technology

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Section 2: Principles of Nutrition Section 4: The Science of Food (Controlled assessment Practice 1)

Section 3: Diet 

and Good Health

Section 5: Where food Comes From (Controlled assessment Practice 2)

Section 6: Factors Affecting Food Choice

Section 1: Commodities


Home based learning

Weekly. Knowledge based, either questions on learning from previous lesson or pre-learning based on the Knowledge Organisers. Peer assessed as appropriate.

Marking and feedback

Constant whole class feedback given during practical lessons. Individual or whole class feedback on written exam style questions focussed on technique (AO1,2,4)
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Geography

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Physical landscapes The Living World Urban Issues and Challenges Fieldwork: Urban Environments Issue Evaluation Revision

Home based learning

Students will be expected to spend around 50 minutes, once a week. Including a range of tasks such as revision, written work and model making.
 

Marking and feedback

In addition to regular in class feedback, students can expect one piece of formal written feedback in preparation for or following assessments.
 

Knowledge Organisers

History

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England: 1060-1088 The American West: 1836-1876 The American West: 1836-1876 The American West: 1836-1876 The American West: 1836-1876 Weimar and Nazi Germany: 1918-1939

Home based learning

Students will be expected to spend at least 30 minutes a week learning content for weekly testing.
 

Marking and feedback

As well as regular in class feedback, students can expect feedback following assessments and exam questions in their application book.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Medicine Through Time, c1250-present Textbooks
  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: The American West, c.1835–c.1895 Textbooks
  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060–88
  • My Revision Notes books

Mathematics


 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Calculations and Number Systems Mensuration, Angles and Equations Equations cont. and Handling Data Proportion and Percentage Graphs and sequences and Transformations Transformations cont. and Probability


Home based learning

Students will be set weekly tasks or revision from HegartyMaths.
 

Marking and feedback

Students will receive immediate feedback from HegartyMaths, and have one formal assessment marked with personalised intervention after each topic of study.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Music

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Vocal Music - Killer Queen Instrumental Music - Bach Instrumental Music - Beethoven Stage & Screen - Defying Gravity Stage & Screen - Star Wars Composition Skills

Home based learning

Formal homework will be set at least once every two weeks and will be a range of activities relating to all units of the course. Students will be expected to revise key knowledge, apply knowledge to exam questions, listen to set works and wider listening examples, rehearse for performances and prepare compositional ideas and resources.
 

Marking and feedback

Whole class will be given at least once a term for exam questions, performance assessments or controlled assessment compositions. Formal feedback will happen at least twice a year through the graduation process. Trackers will still be used to track practical progress in performance and composition each term.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

Physical Education

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Core PE: Sports that groups may participate in at different points throughout the year:

Table tennis, basketball, badminton, handball, hockey, dance, rugby, netball, volleyball, fitness, gymnastis, tennis, cricket, rounders, athletics

 

GCSE PE- Theory: Health, fitness & well-being; applied anatomy & physiology - the human body and movement in physical activity and sport.

 

BTEC Sport- Unit 2: Practical performance in sport - the rules, regulations and scoring systems for selected sports.

Core PE: Sports that groups may participate in at different points throughout the year:

Table tennis, basketball, badminton, handball, hockey, dance, rugby, netball, volleyball, fitness, gymnastis, tennis, cricket, rounders, athletics

 

GCSE PE- Theory: Physical training - the relationship between health and fitness; the principles of training and their application to personal exercise/training programmes.

 

BTEC Sport- Unit 2: Practical performance in sport - practical demonstration of skills, techniques and tactics in selected sports.    

Core PE: Sports that groups may participate in at different points throughout the year:

Table tennis, basketball, badminton, handball, hockey, dance, rugby, netball, volleyball, fitness, gymnastis, tennis, cricket, rounders, athletics

 

GCSE PE- Theory: Physical training - how to optimise training and prevent injury; effective use of a warm up and cool down.

 

BTEC Sport Unit 2: Practical performance in sport - reviewing sports performance.

 

Unit 2: Practical Sports Performance

Core PE: Sports that groups may participate in at different points throughout the year:

Table tennis, basketball, badminton, handball, hockey, dance, rugby, netball, volleyball, fitness, gymnastis, tennis, cricket, rounders, athletics

 

GCSE PE- Theory: Sports psychology - classification of skills, goal setting & SMART targets, information processing, guidance & feedback on performance.

 

BTEC Sport- Unit 6: Leading sports activities - the attributes associated with successful sports leadership.

Core PE: Sports that groups may participate in at different points throughout the year:

Table tennis, basketball, badminton, handball, hockey, dance, rugby, netball, volleyball, fitness, gymnastis, tennis, cricket, rounders, athletics

 

GCSE PE- Theory: Sports psychology - mental preparation for performance. Coursework - analysis of sporting performance scenarios. 

 

BTEC Sport- Unit 6: Leading sports activities - undertake the planning and leading of sports activities.

Core PE: Sports that groups may participate in at different points throughout the year:

Table tennis, basketball, badminton, handball, hockey, dance, rugby, netball, volleyball, fitness, gymnastis, tennis, cricket, rounders, athletics

 

GCSE PE- Theory:  Movement analysis - lever systems; planes & axes of movement.

 

BTEC Sport- Unit 6: Leading sports activities - reviewing the planning and leading of sports activities.


Home based learning

GCSE PE & BTEC Sport: Formal homework set once every 2 weeks through a variety of activities.
 

Marking and feedback

Feedback on at least one homework per term 

- Written feedback on one assessed piece of classwork per term.

- Exercise books will be checked for SPAG at least once a term on a specific piece of work. These will either be highlighted in the book or recorded in teacher’s tracker sheet to then correct misconceptions.

 

Knowledge Organisers

Religious Studies

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Islam: Beliefs and teachings Islam: Beliefs and teachings Islam: Practices Islam: Practices Issues of relationships   Issues of relationships

Home based learning

Students will be expected to spend at least 30 minutes a week learning content for weekly testing and completing practice exam questions.
 

Marking and feedback

In addition to regular in class feedback, students can expect one piece of formal written feedback  per term.
 

Independent learning support

  • RS Revision Hub Thursday P6
     

Knowledge Organisers

Science: Combined

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

B1  Cell Biology, Organisation and Energetics   C1 Atomic Structure, Reactions of metals and electrolysis Biodiversity and ecosystems, reproduction, variation and evolution,  P1 Energy and Electricity  B2 Homeostatsis, Inheritance and Ecology Revision of topic 


Home based learning

One 45 minute homework per week. 
 

Marking and feedback

A mixture of classwork or homework marked once every two weeks. 
 

Knowledge Organisers

Science: Triple

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Biology -
Infection and response, preventing disease and the human nervous system
Biology -
Hormonal coordination, homeostasis in action, reproduction.
Biology -
Variation and evolution, genetics and evolution
Biology -
Adaptations, interdependence and competition
Biology -
Organising an ecosystem, Biodiversity and ecosystems
Biology -
Core knowledge revision and practice application of maths and practical skills
Chemistry - 
Periodic table, structure and bonding and quantitative chemistry
Chemistry - 
Quantitative chemistry and energy changes
Chemistry - 
Rates and equilibrium, Crude oil and fuels, Organic reactions
Chemistry - 
Polymers and chemical analysis
Chemistry - 
The Earth's atmosphere
Chemistry - 
Core knowledge revision and practice application of maths and practical skills
Physics - 
Conservation and dissipation of energy, energy transfer by heating, energy resources
Physics - 
Electric circuits, electricity in the home, molecules and matter
Physics - 
Radioactivity and forces in balance
Physics - 
Motion and forces in motion
Physics - 
Forces and pressure, wave properties, electromagnetic waves
Physics - 
Core knowledge revision and practice application of maths and practical skills

Knowledge Organisers

Home based learning

One 50 minute homework per week.

Marking and feedback

A mixture of classwork or homework marked once every two weeks. A range of whole class, individual and assessment feedback given. 

Spanish

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Interests and Influences Interests and Influences Cities Cities Customs and Culture Customs and Culture

Home based learning

Learn for a  vocabulary or grammar test every week. In addition, Writing/Reading homework when appropriate. 
 

Marking and feedback

In addition to regular in- class feedback, students can expect at least one piece of formal written feedback termly. 
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

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Statistics

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Types of data or Statistical Enquiry Cycle 1 Population and sampling or Summarising data Collecting data or Statistical Enquiry Cycle 2 Processing and representing data 1 or Summarising data 2 Processing and representing data 2 or Statistical Enquiry Cycle 3 Summarising data

Home based learning

Students will be expected to spend at least 50 minutes a week learning content for weekly testing. 
 

Marking and feedback

Students will receive regular verbal feedback in lessons. There will be one piece of marked homework per term. Peer and self assessment will take place weekly. There will be assessment feedback twice a year with final grades.
 

Knowledge Organisers

Independent learning support

  • Revision guide
  • Revision workbook
  • Statistical enquiry cycles