Fairfield High School

      Year 8

      Curriculum for Year 8

      In this section you will find the topics covered in the various subjects studied by Year 8 pupils for the academic year 2018/2019. For further information on our curriculum please contact our Deputy Head, Mrs Stephanie Bateman, on sbateman@fairfieldhighschool.co.uk

      English

      • Poetry (A Scheme of Learning unseen skills in preparation for GCSE)
      • Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing
      • Points of View Writing
      • Modern Novel 
      • Narrative Writing
      • Dracula (Play)

      Mathematics

      • Foundation Groups:
      • Straight Line Graphs
      • Decimal Calculations and Real Life Graphs
      • Collecting and Analysing Data
      • Transformations, Bearings and Scale Drawings
      • Transformations and Symmetry
      • Pythagoras' Theorem
      • 3D Shapes and Trigonometry
      • Indices and Standard Form
      • Properties of Number
      • Expressions and Equations
      • Constructions and Loci
      • Displaying and Representing Data
      • Sequences
      • Probability
      • Higher Groups:
      • Straight Line Graphs
      • Quadratic, Cubic and Exponential Graphs
      • Decimal Calculations and ​Real Life Graphs
      • Collecting and Analysing Data
      • Expressions and Equations
      • Transformations
      • Enlargements and Scales
      • Indices and Standard Form
      • Surds
      • Pythagoras' Theorem
      • Polygons and Bearings
      • Simultaneous Equations
      • Trigonometry
      • Constructions and Loci
      • Displaying and Representing Data
      • Sequences
      • Probability

      Science

      • Genes and Evolution
      • Reactions
      • Electricity, Magnets and Electromagnetism
      • Waves
      • Photosynthesis and Circulation
      • Earth and Atmosphere
      • Turning Forces, Leavers and Pressure
      • Ecosystems

      Religious Studies 

      • What is good and what is challenging about following a faith?
      • Special Places
      • Spirituality (including Spirited Arts competition)
      • Buddhism
      • Judaism and Hinduism

      History

      • Tudors 1485-1603 (Tudor Monarchs: Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I)
      • Slavery and Civil Rights: African Americans including the Slave Trade and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement
      • World War One and World War Two

      Geography

      • Urban Issues
      • Population
      • Rivers and Flooding
      • Coasts and Erosion
      • Development and Economic Activity
      • Africa

      Life Skills

      • Sex and Relationship Education
      • Child Sexual Exploitation
      • Domestic Abuse
      • Careers and Progression
      • Drugs - Alcohol
      • Citizenship – Local Council and Community
      • Personal Finance

      German

      • Food and Drink
      • Local Area
      • Fashion and Shopping
      • Going on a Trip
      • You, Your Family and Friends

      French

      • Talking about where I live and my local area
      • Describing holidays
      • Talking about TV, films, reading and the internet
      • Looking at a trip to Paris
      • Describing my identity, music, clothes and key interests

      Computing

      • Instruction Sets
      • Binary
      • Internet Safety
      • Sorted!
      • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Python
      • Ready Player One!

      Art & Design

      • Natural Form
      • Cubism
      • Patterns in Nature

      Business

      • Production: Methods of Production, Economies of Scale, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Just In Time (JIT)
      • Finance: Costs, Revenue and Break-Even

      Technology

      • Textiles – Bag for Life
      • Food – Diet and Health and Skills Building Practicals
      • Electronics – Steady Hand Game Project

      Physical Education

      • Badminton
      • Trampolining
      • Dance
      • Volleyball
      • Handball

      Drama

      • Pantomime
      • Ghost Stories
      • Scripted Skills

      Music

      • Musical Theatre
      • World Music
      • Keyboard Skills
      • Mastering Ensemble Skills

      The standards reached at GCSE are significantly higher than those found nationally.

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