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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 

Half Term 1  Unit 6 - Ration  Unit 7 - Algebra
Half Term 2  Unit 8 - Circles
Half Term 3  Unit 9 - Averages
Half Term 4  Unit 10 - Angle in Parallel Lines / Unit 11 - Probability
Half Term 5  Unit 12 - Surface Area & Volume
Half Term 6  Unit 13 - Sequences

 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 - Energy and Types of Reactions
Half Term 3-4  B2 - Respiration and Photosynthesis
Half Term 4-5  P3 - Heating, Cooling and Work
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  The Weimar Republic
Half Term 4-6  Nazi Germany

Modern Languages 

Half Term 1   Re-cap of Year 7
Half Term 2  French - 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 

Half Term 1-2  Religion, Relationships and Family
Half Term 3-4  Social Injustice
Half Term 5-6  Philosophy of Religion

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

Design Technology
 

Rotation A  Eat Well Guide
Rotation B  Special Diets
Rotation C  Lighting Project
Rotation D  Maze Game
Rotation E  Sustainability 
Rotation F  Gadget of the Future

Art 

Half Term 1   Pop Art 2
Half Term 2  Wayne Thiebaud
Half Term 3  Hundertwasser and Matisse

 Drama

Half Term 1   Pantomime 
Half Term 2  Missing
Half Term 3  Alice in Wonderland (Surrealism)
Half Term 4  Improvisation
Half Term 5  Desert Island Survival
Half Term 6  Masks

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.


Please get in touch via the enquiry form on our Contact Us page, should you have any further questions regarding the curriculum for your child's year group.