Fairfield High School

      Year 9

      Curriculum for Year 9

      In this section you will find the topics covered in the various subjects studied by Year 9 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

      • Speeches (A Scheme of Learning based on non-fiction speeches)
      • A Christmas Carol
      • Creative Writing (based on the dystopic genre)
      • Love and Relationships Poetry (from the GCSE anthology)
      • Romeo and Juliet

      Mathematics

      • Foundation Groups:
      • Place Value, Rounding and Integers
      • Expressions and Formulae
      • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
      • Angles and Bearings
      • Sequences
      • Ratio and Proportions
      • Expanding and Factorising
      • Handling Data
      • Solving Equations and Equalities
      • Perimeter, Area and Volume
      • Polygons
      • Straight Line Graphs
      • Transformations
      • Factors, Powers and Roots
      • Probability
      • The Four Operations and Calculator Methods
      • Measures and Accuracy
      • Crossover Groups:
      • Place Value, Rounding and Written Methods
      • Simplifying Expressions and Index Laws
      • Angles in Parallel Lines and Polygons
      • Solving Linear Equations
      • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
      • Ratio and Proportion
      • Expanding and Factorising
      • Calculator Methods
      • Pythagoras
      • Area and Perimeter
      • Transformations
      • Probability
      • Volume and Surface Area
      • Measure
      • Types of Number and Sequences
      • Circles
      • Construction and Loci
      • Averages
      • Inequalities
      • Algebraic Graphs
      • Higher Groups:
      • Estimating and Bounds
      • Written Methods
      • Expressions
      • Indices
      • Solving Linear Equations
      • Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
      • Area
      • Ratio and Proportion
      • Fractions and Algebraic Fractions
      • Pythagoras' Theorem
      • Angles
      • Handling Data
      • Quadratics
      • Sequences
      • Congruency and Similarity
      • Formulae
      • Congruency and Similarity
      • Equation of a Straight Line
      • Percentages
      • Surds
      • Trigonometry
      • Compound Measures
      • Transformations
      • Algebraic Proof
      • Circle Theorems
      • Probability
      • Bearings and Scale Drawings

      Science

      • Cell Structure and Transport
      • Cell Division
      • Organisation
      • Atomic Structure
      • Energy Transfer
      • Electrical Circuits
      • Maths for Science
      • Energy Resources
      • Electricity in the Home
      • Periodic Table
      • Bonding

      Religious Studies

      • Peace and Conflict (including Arts and Minds competition)
      • Community Cohesion
      • Believing in God
      • Freedom Writers/Remembering the Holocaust

      Geography

      • AQA GCSE Geography - 3 Year Course:
      • Living with the Physical Environment: The Challenge of Natural Hazards and The Living World
      • Physical Landscapes in the UK

      Life Skills

      • Careers (including Options)
      • Personal Finance
      • Drugs - Cannabis
      • Sex and Relationships Education
      • Human Rights
      • Government and Politics

      History

      • World War Two 1939-1945
      • GCSE History Course starts in January 2018:
      • Medicine Through Time c.1250 to Present Day

      German

      • School
      • Hobbies and Free-Time
      • Relationships

      French

      • Who am I?
      • Hobbies and Free-Time
      • Daily Life and Special Occasions

      Computing

      • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Python
      • Representing Sound
      • Networks
      • Internet Safety: Use of Apps
      • Cracking the Code: Binary Characters, Cyphers and Encryption
      • Creating a product and items to promote it

      Art & Design

      • Poster design
      • Islamic Art
      • Record cover design
      • Aboriginal art

      Business

      • Business Finance
      • Cashflow Forecast
      • Profit and Loss
      • Gross Profit and Net Profit
      • Balance Sheets
      • Liquidity Ratios, Current Ratio and Acid Test Ratio
      • Breakeven

      Technology

      • Textiles – Play Cube Project
      • Food – Main Meals
      • Product Design – Illuminated Mirror Project

      Physical Education

      • Dance - Contemporary
      • Badminton
      • Trampolining
      • Volleyball
      • Theory - Classroom Based Introduction to GCSE PE and Healthy Active Lifestyles

      Drama

      • Naturalism
      • Theatre In Education
      • Shakespeare

      Music

      • Remixing
      • Film Music
      • Instrumental Skills
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      The standards reached at GCSE are significantly higher than those found nationally.

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