RE Curriculum

The aim of the RE curriculum is to support pupils’ personal search for meaning by engaging enquiry into the question ‘What is it to be human?’ with students exploring answers offered by religion, belief and Philosophy.

The RE learning is based on guidance provided within the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus and also includes extended curriculum aspects from the Welsh Board unit B GCSE. The skills and attitudes are developed and embedded across the full five year curriculum.

All topics include the following concepts: Shared Human Experience [SHE], Living Religious Tradition [LRT], Beliefs and values [B & V], Search for personal meaning [SPM].

 

Staff in RE

Miss Hussain – Lead Subject teacher
Mrs Crawshaw – Teacher

 

The RE Curriculum

  Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Cycle 4
Year 7 Baseline Assessment – RE Skills analysis

  • What is spirituality?
  • Has Britain Got Talent?
How can I make the world a better place?
Religious Traditions:- All religions
How can spiritual experiences affect a person’s life
Religious Traditions:-Hajj-Islam
Is there life after death?
Religious Traditions:- Christianity/ Islam
Year 8 Can the power of a revelation transcend to religious people today?
Religious Traditions:- Hinduism beliefs
Do actions have consequences? Do we all have a moral responsibility of care towards each other?
Religious Traditions:- Christianity, Islam
How can religious symbols have an impact on people’s lives?
Religious traditions:-Islam. Christianity
Year 9 Philosophy – Can anyone escape suffering?
Religious Traditions:-Buddhism/suffering
Philosophy – Are we playing God?
Religious Traditions:- Islam Christianity
Begin GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and life: Unit 1- Relationships
GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Life: Unit 2- Is it Fair

 

Year 10

GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Life: Unit 3 – God, life & death
GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Life: Unit 4 – Environment 
GCSE RE [Welsh board]
Religion and Human Experience: Unit 1 – Religion & conflict 
GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Human Experience: Unit 2 – Religion & medicine

Year 11

GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Human Experience: Unit 3 – Religious expression

GCSE RE [Welsh Board]
Religion and Human Experience: Unit 4 – Authority, Religion & the state

 

Exam preparation Paper 1 Exam Preparation Paper 2

 

Useful RE links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

Lower school

Upper School

Spanish Curriculum

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 study Spanish and they can then choose Spanish as an option to study at GCSE if they wish to continue learning a language.

In Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils study the basics of Spanish through a number of different topics which are listed below and they use all 4 skills (Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking). Pupils will also learn about the culture of Spain and Spanish speaking countries and how it is different to the culture that we live in.

If a pupil decides to take Spanish as a GCSE they will revisit familiar topics in more detail and with a more extensive range of vocabulary. The GCSE again involves all 4 skills. Writing and speaking are assessed across Year 10 and 11 and are worth 30% each of the final mark, reading and listening are assessed by an external exam at the end of Year 11 and are worth 20% each.

 

Miss Woodcock – Lead Subject Teacher

 

The Spanish Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • Hola.
  • Mi Instituto
  • Mi Familia
  • Year 8
  • Mi tiempo Libre
  • En la ciudad
  • La gente
  • Year 9
  • Vamos a Salir
  • Las Vacaciones
  • La comida

 

Year 10

  • Las Vacaciones
  • La Tecnologia
  • Mi familia

Year 11

  • El Medio Ambiente
  • El trabajo
GCSE Exam preparation

  • Speaking and listening

 

Useful Spanish links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

www.linguascope.com – ask Miss Woodcock for the username and password.

BBC bitesize

www.wordreference.com – Online dictionary.

www.oddcast.com – text to speech. Useful for GCSE students to help with their pronunciations for the Speaking exam.

Duolingo – a free app that is available on Android and Apple which tracks language learning.

History Curriculum

The History Department seeks to help students answer the question – How did things get to be this way?

There is nothing in the world more intriguing and mysterious once we realize the complicated events and causes that led to our present day. History encourages our students to analyse the past assessing the complex web of causes to help explain why particular events and phenomena occur and it communicates its findings in a variety of narratives.

 

Staff in History

Mrs Ribchester – Lead Subject Teacher

Mrs Stobbs – Teacher

 

The History Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • The Roman Empire
  • Medieval England – cultural influences
  • Medieval England – community & society

Year 8

  • The Tudors
  • The Stuarts
  • Slavery

Year 9

  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Edwardian England
  • The First World War
  • The Great Depression
  • The Second World War

 

Year 10

GCSE

  • Medicine & Treatment – Values & Beliefs
  • Medicine & Treatment – Society
  • Medicine & Treatment – Moral & Ethical issues

Year 11

  • The USA
    Immigration, Prohibition, The Wall Street Crash
  • Germany
    Hitler’s rise to power, Light of the Long Knives, Krystalnacht
  • Germany
    German Society, Control & Fear, Genocide

 

Useful History links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

 

Urdu Curriculum

At Rhyddings, Urdu is part of the options curriculum for students in Yr 10 &11.

In this GCSE students practise their Urdu language skills in a variety of contexts and develop a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Urdu is spoken.

The four units require students to demonstrate their own ability to write and speak in Urdu and to understand Urdu when it is written down or spoken by others. The units encourage an enjoyment of language learning as well as helping students recognise how language skills might enable them to play an important role in a multi-lingual global society.

 

Mrs Ahmed – Lead Subject Teacher

The Urdu Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

Health

  • Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their consequences
  • Unit 3 writing

Relationships and choices

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Future plans regarding: marriage/partnership
  • Social issues and equality
  • Unit 4 speaking
Leisure

  • free time and the media
  • free time activities
  • Shopping, money, fashion and trends
  • advantages and disadvantages of new technology
  • Unit 3 +4+1+2
Holidays

  • Plans, preferences, experiences
  • what to see and getting around
  • Unit 4 writing

Home and environment

  • Home and local area
  • Special occasions celebrated in the home
  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region, where it is and what it is like
  • Unit 3+4

Year 11

Environment

  • Current problems facing the planet
  • Being environmentally friendly within the home and local area.
  • Unit 3 speaking + unit 1 listening

Work and education

  • School/college and future plans
  • What school/college is like
  • Pressures and problems
  •  Unit 4+ unit 2 reading
Future plans

  • Current and future jobs
  • Looking for and getting a job
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different
  • Unit 4+3 +2+1
Revision – year 11Topics, grammar and communication strategies – suggested approach.

  • Pressures and problems solving
  • Past papers

 

Useful Urdu links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

 

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

 

www.bbc.co.uk/languages/other/urdu/guide/

www.urducouncil.nic.in/urdu_online.htm

www.ibtada.com

www.urdumaza.com

Business Studies Curriculum

At Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School, Applied Business Studies is part of the options curriculum for students in Yr 10 & 11

This is an Edexcel BTEC qualification and has been chosen as it allows our students to actively engage in business and develop and apply their theoretical knowledge to existing business situations.

Studying Business Studies encourages students to have enquiring minds and become critical and reflective thinkers.

 

Mrs Bancroft – Lead Subject Teacher

 

The Business Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

  • Enterprise Aims & objectives
  • Business ownership
  • Ethical trading
  • Controlled assignment 1.1
  • Organisational structures
  • Functional areas
  • Communication
  • Controlled assignment 1.2
  • Year 11
  • Stakeholders
  • Customers
  • Laws affecting employees
  • Controlled assignment 1.3
  • Types of financial documents
  • Payment methods
  •  Start up and running costs
  • Profit and loss
  • Balance sheets
  • Profitability and liquidity ratios
  • Revision

 

Useful Business links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

 

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpsvr82

www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk

http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/

Health & Social Care Curriculum

At Rhyddings, Health & Social Care is part of the options curriculum for students in Yr 10 &11.

We believe that by introducing and teaching learners about aspects of personal development from birth to the end of life, and relevant information about the Health, Social care and early Years sectors we are providing students with skills, knowledge and understanding in contexts that are directly relevant to employment situations. This further enhances their choices for further progress at college in one of the given areas and so increases their employability within the health, social care and early year’s sector.

 

Mrs Crawshaw – Lead Subject Teacher

 

The Health & Social Care Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 10

 

GCSE (OCR) A911 Controlled Assessment

  • Task 2 & Task 3
A911 Controlled Assessment

  • Task 3 (continued) & Task 4
A911 Controlled Assessment

  • Tasks 1 & 5

Year 11

 

GCSE (OCR) Unit A912

  • Human Growth and Development – factors that affect health & wellbeing
Unit A912 continued

  • Self esteem
  • Relationships and how they affect health and wellbeing
Unit A912 continued:

  • Types of support- formal/ informal
  • Examination preparation


Useful Health & Social Care links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

Geography Curriculum

The Geography department sees its distinctive contribution to be related to stimulating within the students an interest in, and a sense of wonder about, places. Geography helps students to make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world.

Students look at where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environments interact, and how a diverse range of economics, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on student’s own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.

 

Staff in Geography

Mr Barnes – Lead Subject Teacher
Miss Masefield – Teacher

 

The Geography Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • The Pendle Hill project
  • The Lancashire project
  •  What is the weather going to be like next week?
  • Green field or brown field?
  •  Food, food everywhere?
  • Diversification and the Wild Boar Park

Year 8

  • Adventure landscapes
  •  Impossible places
  • Frozen planet
  •  Moving stories

Year 9

  • Risky places
  •  Fantastic places
  •  New Asia

 

Year 10

Managing places in the 21st century- The coastal environment

  • Coastal features produced by deposition and erosion
  • Managing coastlines
  • Case studies – Blue plan, Great barrier reef, Holderness coast

 

Hostile world-Living with natural hazards

  • Earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Tropical storms
  • Wildfires
Investigating the shrinking world-investigating global tourism

  • Reasons for the growth and development of tourism
  • Development indicators
  • Map work
  • Eco-tourism
  • Examples- Nepal, Lake District, Morecambe
  • Fieldtrip to Ambleside for collection of data for controlled assessment 1.

Year 11

  • Controlled assessment
Urban environments

  • Transport problems and solutions
  • Urban growth and management in LEDC’s
  • Urban regeneration in MEDC’s
  • Sustainable urban areas
  •  Revision

Useful Geography links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

Lower School “Can-do” skills

Evolve Curriculum

Within Evolve – Music, Drama, Dance & Media all work collaboratively to equip students with a range of skills for life, future education and employment whilst also providing access to a wealth of unique cultural experiences. An outstanding provision of learning opportunities throughout the whole school is provided to promote progression in the Arts across all 5 years, in and out of curriculum time.

 

Staff in Evolve

Miss Booth – Lead Subject Teacher
Mr Bamford – Teacher
Mr Sanna – Teacher

 

The Evolve Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • Christmas Show/ Performance – Project 1
  • Music project 1
  • Devised Performances – Own topic/theme – Project 2
  • Music project 2
  •  Carnival/ Celebration
  • Summer show – Project 3
  • Music project 3

Year 8

  • Characterisation – Project 1
  • Music project 1
  • Prepared Improvisation – Project 2
  • Music project 2
  • Scripted piece/ Musical Theatre – Project 3
  • Music project 3

Year 9

  • Pantomime/ Christmas performance
  • Dance- Project 1
  • Music project 1
  • Devised performance- serious topic e.g. drugs and alcohol – Project 2
  • Music project 2
  • BTEC style project – Project three- learners will chose their specialism e.g. Music/ Singing/ Performing Arts/ Dance/ Drama/ Music Tech.

 

Year 10

  • BTEC Performing Arts – Level 2 first award – Drama/Dance/Music/Musical Theatre

Year 11

  • BTEC Performing Arts – Level 2 first award – Drama/Dance/Music/Musical Theatre

 

Useful Evolve links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

Lower School “Can-do” skills document

Performing Arts BTEC specification

http://www.thestage.co.uk

Art Curriculum

It is our aim to deliver a syllabus that encourages the acquisition of skills and concepts to the appropriate age. We set challenge and encourage co-operation, looking at and responding to the work of others and most importantly, we strive to build confidence, resilience and creativity.

Staff in Art

Mrs Hopkins – Lead Subject teacher
Mrs Ahmad–Teacher
Mrs Jolly– Teacher

 

The Art Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • Do you “get it”?
    Natural Forms, Media & looking at the work of others***
  • Learning skills through media, techniques and the work of others*/***
  • Learning skills through media, techniques and the work of others*/**/***

Year 8

  • “Drawing for Purpose” & responding to the work of others*/***
  • Learning skills through media, techniques and the work of others*/***
  • Learning skills through media, techniques and the work of others*/**/***

Year 9

  • Mindset for the World of Work – connecting skills to learning for life*
  • Options – why Art?***
  • Mindset for the World of Work – connecting skills to learning for life*
  • Options – why Art?***
  • Empathy & Wisdom***

 

Year 10

  • AQA Unit 1 – “Learning Objectives”, Independent Learning, Development and Personal response***
  • AQA Unit 1 – “Learning Objectives”, Independent Learning, Development and Personal response*/**/***
  • AQA Unit 2 – “Learning Objectives”, Independent Learning, Development and Personal response***

Year 11

  • AQA Unit 3 – “Learning Objectives”, Independent Learning, Development and Personal response.
  • Mock Exam***
  • AQA Unit 2***
  • Review/ reflect/ refine***

* Artists, designers, photographers, architects, sculptors, craftspeople.

** Art from other cultures

*** SMSC

Useful Art links:

We would encourage all students to spend time at home reviewing their learning and trying to work through any misunderstandings or areas of difficulty, before then discussing them in school with their teacher.

The following links will help students to find information and other learning resources to support their learning:

Lower School “Can-do” skills document

PE & Sport Curriculum

We strongly believe that provision of physical education both inside the curriculum and out is crucial in helping young people to learn and develop life skills. It is this reason that all our students will complete a GCSE in Sport Studies.

Students receive 2 x 1hr 20min lessons per week; one being an indoor lesson and the other an outdoor lesson. In Year 7 & 8 both of these lessons are practical/ skills focused.

In Year 9 students follow Edexcel GCSE Physical education qualification; one of the weekly sessions will then focus more on theory work such as the role of sport in a healthy lifestyle.

Students will take on a variety of roles such as leader and official, both of which can be used for moderation purposes for the GCSE course rather than a performance based assessment. Students are involved in the continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating their own and others work in each activity area we undertake.

Outstanding students who show good leadership qualities and attend regular extra-curricular activities may be selected as sports ambassadors in Year 10. This role allows students to act in a coaching capacity with local primary students, and to gain a qualification in Sports leadership. Other leadership qualifications such as the Young Sports Leaders award are also available.

 

Staff in PE

Mr Ashfaq – Lead Subject Teacher
Miss Delaney – Teacher
Miss Foster – Teacher
Mrs O’Brien – Teacher

The PE & Sport Curriculum

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cross Country
  • Rugby (Tag)
  • Football
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Trampolining
  • Gymnastics
  • Circuit – training
  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Short tennis

Year 8

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Cross Country
  • Rugby
  • Football
  •  Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Trampolining
  • Gymnastics
  • Circuit – training (fitness)
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Short tennis

Year 9

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Cross Country
  • Fitness
  • Trampolining
  • Rugby
  • hockey
  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  GCSE PE

  • Healthy active lifestyle and how they can benefit you
GCSE PE

  • Influences on your healthy active lifestyle

 

 

Year 10

&

11

BTEC/GCSE PE

  • Exercise and fitness as part of your healthy, active lifestyle
  • Physical Activity as part of your healthy lifestyle
BTEC/GCSE PE

  • Your personal health and wellbeing
  • Physical activity and your healthy mind and body
  • A healthy active lifestyle and your CV system
BTEC/GCSE PE

  • A healthy active lifestyle and your respiratory system
  • A healthy active lifestyle and your muscular system
  • A healthy active lifestyle and your skeletal system
  •  Practical Sports – pupils study a range of sports for their assessment (4 sports)
  • Pupils also undertake a leadership award (JSLA)

 

Rhyddings Masterchef 2015

masterchef-logo-It’s that time again! Students wishing to take part in this year’s Masterchef competition need to sign up using the sheets located outside the food room. The competition is open to all students in Years 7-10, irrespective of your experience in the kitchen.

Auditions will be held in the second week back after Easter, followed by the rounds and the finals. In previous years the finals have been held in the professional kitchen at North Lancs Training Group – a great experience!

If you’re not sure what it’s all about, come and have a chat with me. Students must have signed up by Thursday 16 April. Mrs Jolly and I are looking forward to seeing who takes the crown this year!

Miss Bedwell.

Year 10 Literature Examination

After the Easter break there are only four weeks until the English Literature exams. All year 10 students should be revising during the holidays. Revision guides and exam materials have been provided free of charge to all students.

Remember after school revision for these exams is held on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Happy Easter!

 

Cuffe & Taylor Event Management Presentation

On Wednesday 25th March, Music Promoters Cuffe & Taylor visited Rhyddings Business and Enterprise school to deliver a presentation and question and answer session to support our Year 10 ICT pupils who are currently completing GCSE coursework. The coursework brief is to organise and design a range of products to promote a music festival.

C&T ImageDaniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor, directors of the company have organised music festival events nationwide, including ‘Lytham Festival’. Pupils learnt about the logistics, promotion and finance of organising successful events. Pupils took part in a question and answer session, where Peter and Daniel answered questions from pupils and spoke about their experiences offering advice and useful websites to use.

Year 10 pupil, Bradley Ram, said, “The presentation was interesting and we learnt about marketing and promotion. It was interesting to find out how much the artists set as a fee for the festivals.”

Pupils also learnt about the design process. Katie Nicholls a design apprentice who has recently won the ‘Apprenticeship Lionheart Challenge’ at Blackpool and the Fylde College has been offered a full time position at Cuffe & Taylor, spoke about how to generate ideas with a concept board and develop this further to a professional product. Pupils watched a show reel with examples of Katie’s fantastic work.

Zak Lentell said, “I liked the movie, you can see a bird’s eye view of the festival, the music went well with the video and has given me ideas for my own video.”

Mrs Alderson, Teaching Assistant at Rhyddings, added “that pupils will benefit greatly from having real life examples and information to use for their coursework.”

Rhyddings Business and Enterprise school would like to say a huge thank you to Cuffe & Taylor for taking time out of their very busy schedules during the run up to the ‘festival season’ and look forward to the upcoming events planned for Summer.

 

Computer Science and ICT Star Pupils

The Computer Science department would like to congratulate this week’s Computer Science and ICT star pupils, for their hard work and effort during their lessons.

Well done and keep up the good work!

Year 7 – Daniel Mason

Year 8 – Beth Riley

Year 9 – Ismah Ahmed

Year 10 – Mohammed Mojassom and Saqlain Imtiaz

Year 11 – Alex Whewell

A Request from Skills for Learning

We are planning a very special project in Skills for Learning, and we need some help. If you have any large plastic soft drink or water bottles at home (1.5L or bigger), instead of throwing them away please wash them out and send them in to the Zone.

bottles-of-soft-drink

We appreciate your help!

Miss Bedwell.

Media Studies Curriculum

GCSE Media Studies specification allows students to critically understand the role of the media in daily life. Not only is Media Studies interesting and relevant, it gives you valuable skills to help understand the world around you. You can apply many of these skills to GCSE English too – students often do better in English when they take Media Studies as well.

The skills you learn in Media Studies help you in English too. If you study them together you can get better grades in both subjects.

Core activities in both subjects are:
• analysing texts
• communicating findings
• being imaginative and creative.

Some students find it helpful to start with texts they’re familiar with in Media Studies, then move on to the literature.

We currently offer the AQA Single Award in Media Studies (1 GCSE grade A*-G).

 

Staff in Media Studies

Ms Edmondson  – Lead Subject Teacher

Mr Sanna – Teacher

 

Sample Media Curriculum

The exam topic for Media Studies changes each year. Currently the announced topics are Television News (2015), Science Fiction Film (2016) and TV Gameshows (2017).

Year 10

Assignment 1

  • Action Film
Assignment 2

  • Advertising

Year 11

 Assignment 3

  • Coursework project
 Exam

  • Written paper on topic set by the exam board

 

Useful links

Why study the media?

GCSE Bitesize