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Year 8 Learning Maps

For detailed information on each subject's scheme-of-work, as well as tips on how parents/carers can support their child's learning, please select a topic link from the tables under the headings below:

English 

Half Term 1  Gothic Fiction
Half Term 2-3  Romeo and Juliet
Half Term 4-5  Animal Farm (Set 1/2) & Brother in the Land (Set 3/4)
Half Term 6    Social and political poetry

Maths 

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 Science

Half Term 1  P1 - contact forces and pressure
Half Term 1  C1 - period table and elements
Half Term 1-2  B1 - breathing and digestion
Half Term 2-3  P2 - electromagnets and magnets
Half Term 3  C2 - chemical energy and types of reactions
Half Term 3-4  B2 - respiration and photosynthesis
Half Term 4-5  P3 - work, heating and cooling
Half Term 5  C3 - climate and Earth's resources
Half Term 5-6  B3 - evolution and inheritance
 Half Term 6  P4 - wave effects and wave properties 

Geography 

Half Term 1-2  Ruining Russia
Half Term 2-3  Extreme weather
Half Term 3-4  Coastal conflict
Half Term 4-5  Rivers
Half Term 5-6  Fieldwork

History 

Half Term 1-3  World War One
Half Term 3-4  Weimar Republic
Half Term 4-6  Nazi Germany

Modern Languages 

Half Term 1   Re-cap of Year 7
Half Term 2  Holidays
Half Term 3  Around the world
Half Term 4  Healthy living
Half Term 5  The four corners of the world
Half Term 6  French culture

RE 

Accordion content

PSHCE 

Half Term 1-2  Human Rights
Half Term 2-3  Mental health and wellbeing
Half Term 3-4  Online life
Half Term 4-5  Relationships
Half Term 5-6  Drugs and the Law

Art 

Half Term 1-2  Pop Art
Half Term 3-4  Wayne Thiebaud
Half Term 5-6  Hundertwasser and Matisse

Drama 

Half Term 1   Introducing myself
Half Term 2  Describing myself
Half Term 3  At school
Half Term 4  My week
Half Term 5  Where I live
Half Term 6  My region

 Music

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PE 

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Please note that the information in the tables above does not show the exact number of weeks/lessons each topic will be studied for, the downloadable maps linked below will provide a helpful overview of how topics are spaced across the academic year.