Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.

Curriculum

Our curriculum is guided by respect and high expectations. This means we hold dear the belief that every single young person at our school is capable of achieving something great. By providing a rigorous curriculum that is rich, broad and balanced in carefully sequenced knowledge, our goal is to enable pupils to take their place in the community of educated citizens.

We place high value on subjects and our teachers as experts in their subject areas. We want our pupils to have access to the best that has been thought and said, and with this in mind our teachers think carefully about what to teach and how best to teach it. We want pupils’ future options to be wide, so we do not narrow the curriculum. Instead, we ensure pupils are exposed to a wide body of knowledge through a full Key Stage Three curriculum over years 7, 8 and 9.  We are not just concerned with preparing pupils for GCSE success: we also think carefully about those pupils whose formal study of a subject will come to an end in Year 9, and prioritise the knowledge that create well-rounded, well-educated individuals.

We believe pupils are more likely to remember all they have learned if the delivery of that knowledge has been carefully sequenced and planned. We work hard to ensure our curriculum is coherent, with learning building over time, which enables pupils to attach new knowledge to old in a manner that is efficient and sustainable. These enables pupils to make good progress through our curriculum and are well prepared for their next level of study.
All pupils study the following lessons in Years 7-9 per week:
Maths, English, science, Spanish, PE, religious education, history, geography, art, music, technology, drama, computing, textiles, design technology and food technology.
In Key Stage 4, all pupils continue to study a broad and balanced academic curriculum to GCSE, but are able to opt into additional subjects. All pupils study maths, English literature and English language, science and PE. Most pupils will then choose an Ebacc subject (history, geography or Spanish) and then two/three other subjects. We enter pupils for rigorous examinations at the end of Year 11 and support this with independent careers advice for all.
We work very hard on the content of our curriculum in each subject across all of their five years at Harrop Fold to ensure that pupils gain the necessary knowledge to play a full part in shaping the world as young adults.
An overview of the curriculum for all subjects across all year groups can be found on the Curriculum Maps for KS3 and KS4.

Curriculum Map KS3

Curriculum Maps KS3

English

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Prose:
Menacing Monsters
Prose:
Wolves of Willoughby
Chase
Non-Fiction:
War & Conflict
Anchor text:
The Diary of Anne
Frank
Poetry:
War & Conflict
Shakespeare:
Midsummer
Night’s Dream
Prose:
Short stories anthology
Year 8Prose:
Dracula
Shakespeare:
Richard III
Non-Fiction:
Social Justice
Anchor text:
I am Malala
Prose:
Dystopian short stories
Poetry:
Social Justice
Drama:
Pygmalion
Year 9Prose:
Of Mice and Men
Drama:
The Crucible
Non-Fiction:
Relationships
Anchor text:
We Should All Be Feminists
Prose:
Sherlock Holmes
Poetry:
Relationships
Shakespeare:
King Lear

Mathematics

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Binary
Place value and number sense.
Addition and subtraction.
Perimeter.
Rounding and estimation.
Multiplication and division.
Factors and multiples.
Area of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms.
Fractions as part of a whole
Fractions as a value
Fractions as an operation.
Order of operations
Basic rules of algebra
Expand and factorise
Substitution
Angles
Polygons
Symmetry and reflection
Coordinates
Mean
Two way tables and Venn diagrams.
Year 8Indices
Prime factorisation
Rounding
Fractions
Percentage Revision
Linear equations
Coordinates and basic graphs
Units of measurement
Angles
Circumference
Proportional reasoning
Fractions, decimals and percentage
Ratio
Area of composite shapes
Presenting and interpreting data
Averages
Two way tables
3D visualisation
Volume
Year 9Place value and number properties
4 rules – decimals
Indices, powers and roots
Factors, Multiples and primes
Ratio (basic)
FDP
Fractions
Percentage
Proportion
Notation
Simplifying and index laws
Expanding and factorising
Expressions and substitution
Linear equations
Linear inequalities
Perimeter and area
Pythagoras
Properties of shapes
Angle facts
Parallel lines
Circles
Volume and surface area
Sequences
Basic vectors

Science

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7ParticlesCellsEnergyReproductionReactionsForces
Year 8Light and SpaceAtoms and periodic tableDigestion and nutritionElectricityEarthPhotosynthesis
Year 9ReactivityForces in ActionEnergeticsBiological SystemsSoundAtomic Structure

History

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Norman Conquest & ControlNorman Conquest & ControlNorman ChangesReligion in the Middle AgesChallenges to Medieval KingsThe Causes of the Reformation
Year 8The Impact of the ReformationThe Religious RollercoasterThe Civil WarSlave TradeEuropean EmpiresThe Industrial Revolution
Year 9Terrorist or freedom fighter?Bridging the gap: The American WestWorld War 1Short term impact of WW1 on GermanyLong term impact of WW1 on GermanyThe Holocaust

Geography

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Map Skills
World Continents
Grid References
Map scales & symbols
Contour Lines
Rivers
The Water Cycle
Drainage Basins
Erosion
Flooding
World Development
Developed & Developing Countries
Development Indicators
Fairtrade
World of Work
Types of Work
Employment Structures
Impacts of Industry
Tourism
Fieldwork Project
Map Skills
Collecting Data
Analysing Data
Building conclusions
Complete Topics
Most topics in Year 7 take above one term – complete any remaining topics
Year 8Tectonics
Plate Tectonic Theory
Plate Margins
Volcano Formation
Living with the Risk
Tectonics
Earthquakes
Earthquake Case Study
Nepal
Chile
Population
Population Graphs
Demographic Transition Model
Ageing Populations
Migration
Coasts
Waves
Erosion Processes
Erosion Landforms
Coastal Management
Urbanisation in the UK
Land-use types
Urbanisation
Sustainable Living
Decision-Making
Complete Topics
Most topics in Year 8 take above one term – complete any remaining topics
Year 9Emerging Economies
Development Indicators
Employment Structures
China
Rural-urban migration
Emerging Economies
Rio de Janeiro
South Korea
TNCs
Ecosystems
Global ecosystems
Layers of the Rainforest
Food Webs
Deforestation
Hot Deserts
Climate Change
Evidence for Climate Change
Greenhouse effect
Effects of climate change
Energy
Energy distribution
Renewable & non-renewable energy
Fracking
Complete Topics
Most topics in Year 9 take above one term – complete any remaining topics

Beliefs & Values

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Does religion affect everyone? – Identity, Influence and Belief.
Including Belief about God, atheism, theism, agnosticism, Identity, Christianity and its impact on theists and atheists, humanism
Judaism
Including Passover, Shabbat, Hanukkah, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the synagogue/worship.
Christianity
Including who is Jesus, Imagery of Jesus, Christmas (secular and religious aspects), belief in the Trinity, Easter.
Islam
Including the 5 pillars, prayer, fasting (Ramadhan -Sawm), Hajj.
Can you believe in God and evolution? – Creationism, Social Darwinism, natural selection, Yom, Genesis, Literalist and non-literalist, theistic evolution, Abrahamic faiths opinion/attitudes to it.Does the idea of God make sense? – Omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent, the problem of evil, proving the existence of God.
Year 8HinduismBuddhismSikhismIs there life after death?Ethics and Morality – Including what is ethics? How should we live if God is dead? Are goodness and pleasure the same? What should we do with the runaway train? Ethics and morality - Are animals as important as humans? Peace and conflict? What is the banality of evil?
Year 9Can we ever kill? (Euthanasia and abortion)Can we ever kill? An Introduction to punishment and capital punishmentMarriage and relationships (Sex before marriage, homosexuality, contraception, divorce)The role of the family (Sociological theories) – link to KS4 Sociology
Are men and women equal? Gender prejudice and discriminationHow is religion portrayed in the media?

Spanish

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Introducing yourselfIntroducing yourself
Family
FamilySchoolSchool
Where I live
Where I live
Year 8HolidaysHolidays
Going out and staying in
Going out and staying inGoing out and staying in
Daily routine, health and fitness
Daily routine, health and fitness
School and future plans
School and future plans
Year 9RelationshipsRelationships
Festivals and traditions
Festivals and traditionsCity/region in a Spanish speaking countryCity/region in a Spanish speaking country
The world around us
The world around us

Physical Education

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Baseline Fitness / Invasion games
Invasion games / X countryFitness progress check, Indoor rotation – fitness/dodgeball/
handball/cricket
Invasion games
Striking & Fielding / Net/wall
Fitness testing / Athletics
Year 8Baseline fitness / Invasion gamesInvasion games / X countryFitness progress check
Indoor rotation – fitness/dodgeball/
handball/cricket
Invasion gamesStriking & Fielding / Net/wall
Fitness testing / Athletics
Year 9Baseline fitness /
Invasion games
Invasion games /
X country
Fitness progress check
Indoor rotation – fitness/dodgeball/
handball/cricket
Invasion gamesStriking & Fielding / Net/wall
Fitness testing / Athletics

Technologies Carousel

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Health and safety
Knife safety
Food Hygiene
Nutrition
Prepare and cook
Nutritional analysis
Healthy eating
Commodities
Menu planning
Introduction to DTIsometric and wood projectBasic Textiles Skills/ life skills -
Runner stitch
Back stitch
Cross stitch
Applying buttons
Applique
Pulled Ribbons
Design
Using all the knowledge and skills they have learnt, pupils produce a final piece in the style of an artist, using their own design and production plan.
Year 8Health and safety
Food hygiene
Energy
Energy Balance
Carbohydrates
Food labels
World Foods
Chicken and Poultry
Methods of Cookery
Presentation Skills
Plan a dish
Prepare and cook dish
Plastics and Electronics projectPlastics and Electronics projectBasic Textiles Skills/ life skills -
Runner stitch
Back stitch
Cross stitch
Applying buttons
Applique
Pulled Ribbons
Design
Using all the knowledge and skills they have learnt, pupils produce a final piece in the style of an artist, using their own design and production plan.
Year 9Time Management
Special diets
Eggs
Sensory analysis
Pastry
Nutrition and menu planning
Working with raw meat prepare and cook
Nutrition and menu planning
Prepare and cook Bread
Plan production of dishes for menu
Ergonomics, card modelling and developmentErgonomics, card modelling and developmentBasic Textiles Skills/ life skills -
Runner stitch
Back stitch
Cross stitch
Applying buttons
Applique
Pulled Ribbons
Design
Using all the knowledge and skills they have learnt, pupils produce a final piece in the style of an artist, using their own design and production plan.

Art

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Introduction to colour theory.
Teaching the basics of colour, mixing, theory of colour.
Kandinsky/ Colour theory
Applying the use of colour theory to an artist influence.
Identity/ Typography
Introduction to layering, mark making and pattern.
Identity/ Typography
Introduction to layering, mark making and pattern.
Culture project - Aboriginal
Looking at cultural influence in art, colour, pattern, mark making.
Culture project – Aboriginal
Looking at cultural influence in art, colour, pattern, mark making.
Year 8Comic Book/ Lichtenstein
Working in the style of others. Applying mark making to new techniques.
Comic Book/ Lichtenstein
Working in the style of others. Applying mark making to new techniques.
Comic Book/ Lichtenstein
Working in the style of others. Applying mark making to new techniques.
Still Life/ Painting
Composition, use of layering/gradient, tone, return to colour theory, painting techniques.
Still Life/ Painting
Composition, use of layering/gradient, tone, return to colour theory, painting techniques.
POP art/ celebrity/ Cubism
Recap from comic book skills, application of techniques to different art movement.
Year 9Skulls/ Day of the Dead
Tone, form, colour, pattern, mark making.
Skulls/ Day of the Dead
Tone, form, colour, pattern, mark making.
Skulls/ Day of the Dead
Tone, form, colour, pattern, mark making.
Decay
Natural forms, observation, tonal drawing, pattern, texture, mixed media.
Decay
Natural forms, observation, tonal drawing, pattern, texture, mixed media.
Fantastical Creatures
Surrealism, composite imagery, painting techniques, use of tone.

Computing

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Introduction to computingCodes and messagesFlowcharts and pseudocodesComponentsUsing and applying technology: GraphicsUsing and applying technology: Data modelling
Year 8Using and applying technology: Internet and WWWSearching and sortingProgramming: Binary and imagesPhysical computing: problem solving with hardwareUsing and applying: big dataUsing and applying: big data
Year 9Binary and musicProgramming with data structuresProgramming with data structuresPhysical computing: roboticsPhysical computing: roboticsUsing and applying: artificial intelligence

Drama

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Introduction to Drama – devised Darkwood Manor – devised Macbeth – scripts
Physical Theatre - scriptsSilent Movies – creating scriptsResponding to a stimulus - devised
Year 8Fairytales - devised
Pantomime - melodrama
Soap-opera – script writing
Podcasts – script writing and performance Creep Corpse of Cal Copone – scripts
Responding to a stimulus - devised
Year 9ASBO – scripted
Improvisation – using spontaneous improvisation Physical Theatre
Theatre In Education
Improvisation – using rehearsed improvisation Responding to a stimulus - devised

Music

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7The Elements (Comp)Musical Notation (Logic/Notation)Solo Performance (Instrumental)Ukulele (Aural Trad’) (Instrumental)Dance Music (Music Tec)Chinese Music (World Music)
Year 8Blues Music (Pop Music- Instrumental)Rap Music (Music TEC)Film Music (Composition)Samba Drumming (World Music)Spooky Music 1 (Arranging)Spooky Music 2 (Music TEC- Comp)
Year 9Indian Music (World Music)M.O.B.O (Knowledge and understanding)Popular MusicAfrican Drumming (World Music)Musical Fusion (Music TEC)Music Industry

PSHE

 Half-Term 1Half-Term 2Half-Term 3Half-Term 4Half-Term 5Half-Term 6
Year 7Transition & relationshipsHealthy EatingMental health and well-beingRights and responsibilitiesPuberty and emotional healthMoney and budgeting
Year 8RelationshipsCareers & FinanceMental health and well-beingDiscrimination and challenging prejudicesSex and relationshipsRights and responsibilities
Year 9Mental health and well-beingWider –world: radicalisation & extremismRights and responsibilitiesHealth and personal safetyCareersFinance

Curriculum Map KS4

Curriculum Maps KS4

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