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Parents as Partners (Design)

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parents newsletter Mar 15

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January 2015

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December 2014

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November 2014

Parents as Partners Issue 2 – Science

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October 2014

Parents as Partners Issue 1 – Mathematics

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Drama


Drama

The course plays an invaluable role in the personal, social and educational development of the pupils. During the three years, they are taught transferable life skills such as communication, co-operation, negotiation and self-confidence.

The pupils are actively encouraged to voice their opinions, participate in group work and respect the views of others whilst in turn developing an appreciation for the expressive arts and theatre in particular. This objective is achieved through an exploration of text, film and theatre stimulus and the use of subject specific techniques such as tableau, soundscape, thought tracking and forum theatre.

Department Contact

Head of Department: Miss S Styles
Teaching Staff: Ms H Broadfield (2nd in department) | Mrs E Hawthorne | Miss R Mason | Mrs A Gaskell

Curriculum Maps

Key Stage 3: Year 7 | Year 8 | Year 9 Key Stage 4: GCSE Drama

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English


English

From years 7 to 9, pupils follow a three year course that is designed to consolidate and develop the skills and knowledge they have acquired at primary school, and prepare pupils for the rigour of GCSE study.

In years 10 and 11, pupils study for two GCSEs in English. The first, GCSE English Language, assesses their ability to read and analyse unseen texts, as well as their writing skills. The second, GCSE English Literature, involved the study of three literary texts and an anthology of poetry, and assesses their ability to analyse and express their opinion on character, plot and theme.

Throughout their time at Brockington, we aim to ensure that pupils acquire the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively, both orally and in writing. We also encourage pupils to develop a love for reading by introducing them to a wide range of texts – both literary and non-literary.

Curriculum Map

Key Stage 3: Year 7 | Year 8 | Year 9 Key Stage 4: Long Term Plan

Useful Resources

@brockingtoneng Twitter | Department Youtube Channel | Topic Podcasts

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Geography


Geography

Pupils develop their geographical skills by studying the interactions that take place between humans and our physical surroundings.

Year 7 covers: What is Geography?, My Place, Weather and Climate, Maps, Rivers, Flooding and Fishing. Year 8 covers: Development, Earthquakes, Space, Brazil, Rainforest, the European Union and France. Year 9 covers: Population, Japan, Global Issues, Coasts, Desertification and New York City.

Department Contact

Head of Department: Mr T Molloy
Teaching Staff: Miss H Atkinson | Mr O Tapscott | Miss M Shepherd

Curriculum Map

Year 7 | Year 8 | Year 9 | KS4

Useful Resources

@BCGeography1 Twitter

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History


History

History is taught through a chronological approach whilst drawing out key historical themes throughout our programme of study. Local, national and international history is covered to include major historical events and a focus on major historical figures.

Pupils develop key historical skills alongside a knowledge and understanding of history that helps them to gain a better understanding of the world in which we live. Year 7 currently explores: An Introduction to key skills; Roman Britain; and Britain, 1066-1500, which focuses on the changing nature of power in our nation. Year 8 currently includes Tudor and Stuart Britain, with a strong focus on the foundation of modern parliament and the changing nature of kingship; the Industrial Revolution and the development of the British Empire. In our study of the British Empire, we explore the transatlantic slave trade and its wider impact on our society alongside key case studies for the Empire such as colonial America, India and Australia. Year 9 pupils learn about the causes, course and consequences of the First and Second World Wars alongside efforts to maintain peace in Europe between 1918 and 1939. We also explore the reconstruction of post-war Britain and the Cold War. Our entire Key Stage 3 programme of study is designed to build the necessary skills to succeed at GCSE. At present, we study the reformed 9-1 Edexcel History syllabus, covering the following units:

Year 10: Medicine through Time; and the rise of Nazi Germany, 1919-39
Year 11: Elizabethan England in the 16th and 17th centuries; the Cold War c. 1943-1991

Department Contact

Head of Department: Mr I Wilson
Teaching Staff: Mr J Barton | Mr J Carr | Mr O Tapscott | Mrs R Thorpe

Useful Resources

Useful GCSE Revision Guide