The below explains what each year group will be working on per subject next week.

Art

Year 7 will continue their research and analysis of artwork by Elizabeth Murray.

Year 8 will continue to explore the work of the Cubist artists Picasso and Gris - they will be completing their research and analysis and begin to compare and contrast.

Year 9 are going to be working from their photographs of Architecture creating sketches and drawings using the tutorial videos included.

Year 10 students are currently analysing the work of Georgia O'Keeffe and will be using coloured pencils to recreate elements of her work in preparation for their own abstract artwork.

Year 11 students are working on their exam preparation and are developing ideas for their final pieces.

Business

Year 10 – Students will be starting Topic 3 (Finance). Students will learn where business get there money from and where businesses use money. Students will then be evaluating the benefits and drawbacks of different types of income and learning how this relates to the cash flow of a business

Year 11 – Students will be revising Topic 4 – Marketing and practising answering 6-marker questions using past exam papers.

Computer Science

Year 7 – Students will learn what is Binary and Denary. Students will then learn how to convert from Binary codes to Denary numbers.

Year 8 – Students will learn how computers sort algorithms work taking into account bubble sort and merge sort algorithms. Students will then be able to carry out sorting algorithms.

Year 9 – Students will learn how programmers made programs easy to read and thereafter learn how programmers test data using normal, boundary and extreme data.

Year 10 – Students will learn how subprograms work including functions and parameters. Students will then be coding solutions to real life problems.

Year 11 – Students are revising Topic 2 (Programming) and we will be going through Data Types, Structures and Constructs.

Design and Technology

Year 7 will be focusing on Graphic Skills, Presentation and rendering. We will also look at the use of papers and boards, how paper is made, the environmental impact of producing paper and ways to make paper more sustainable.

In Year 8 some classes will be set an assignment to research past design periods in history, for example art deco, Bauhaus, post modernism. Students will use this research to influence their design ideas and create concepts in the style of that design period. Other Design and Technology classes are developing design ideas for other projects and looking at how to evaluate their concepts.

Year 9 classes are currently looking at the environmental impact of energy use, products and architecture. We are also looking at the 17 UN Sustainability Goals. Next week students will be continuing with their research and investigating the causes and possible solutions to some of the goals.

Year 10 students will understand the importance of a detailed product analysis within the research stage and be able to analyse a number existing products (considering the importance of form vs. function). Students will make comparisons between the products and identify areas for potential development.

Year 11 students will learn about the sources, generation and storage of energy. This will include analysing the factors to consider when choosing appropriate energy sources to make products and power systems. Students will also be analysing developments in modern and smart materials, composite materials and technical textiles. They will learn to apply technical knowledge and understanding of the characteristics, applications, advantages and disadvantages.

English

The English department have been on a steep learning curve this week. Although we were disappointed about the school closure we feel we have embraced virtual learning technologies to allow the students education to continue as best as possible.

Year 7’s will continue to work on story-boarding using both traditional paper and pen as well internet based activities. They are tasked to plan for a subsequent scene from the class play, Our Day Out.

Year 8’s are seamlessly continuing to work on their Romeo and Juliet lessons. They have been studying the theme of conflict in the play and are next week going to be looking on more detail about the dilemma Juliet faces upon marrying her beloved Romeo.

Year 9 students are also working on a Shakespeare play, Macbeth. His reign of terror continues and our students are looking in more detail about some of the main themes running throughout this play such as good versus evil, the dangers of ambition, the influence of supernatural forces, the contrast between appearance and reality, loyalty and guilt.

Year 10 have been annotating Anthology texts NIGHT and LA Belle Dame for final Paper One exam for English Language and Literature and completing the STRIVE worksheet of poetry analysis alongside the comprehension and language analysis questions for NIGHT text.

Meanwhile Year 11 have annotated and practised a 12 mark question ( Q4) for the January 2020 English Language past paper and were annotating various language devices on Mr. Mc Auley’s hilarious sample answer to the 45 mark question 6 (also from the 2020 paper )in preparation for their own independent attempt at a 45 mark question next week.

French

Year 7 will be learning about differences between the French and English School systems and creating posters on their favourite subjects

Year 8 will be learning about where they live and presenting this in video form

Year 9 will be writing about their future plan

Year 10 will be describing presenting holidays and festivals from their home countries

Year 11 will be creating answers and self-assessing ahead of their IGCSE speaking exam

Geography

Year 7

  • To learn the formation of meanders and oxbow lakes
  • To learn about the Factors affecting flooding

Year 8

  • To learn about Tourism in Antarctica
  • To learn about Resources in Antarctica

Year 9 Set 1

  • To learn about climates of the rainforests
  • To learn about Users of the rainforests

Year 9 Set 2 & 3

  • To learn the Effects of globalisation on India
  • To be able to Evaluate the positive and negative impacts of TNC's in India

Year 10

  • To learn the formation of wave cut platforms
  • To learn the formation of caves, arches, stacks and stumps

Year 11

  • Exam practices on globalisation and revision

History

Year 7

  • To define the main symptoms of the Black Death.
  • Discover what people thought caused the disease at the time and how they tried to protect against it.

Year 8

  • Explain how people’s lives were affected, and who benefited and who did not benefit from these changes because of the war.
  • Analyse the extent to which people’s lives were changed by the war.

Year 9

  • Explain how Gandhi helped achieve independence for India.
  • Decide which one source is most useful for a historical inquiry into the partition of India and Pakistan.

Project work – complete a project on the Indian/Pakistan division.

Year 10

  • Understand how and why Watergate happened – the role of Nixon, the White House Plumbers and CREEP.
  • Understand who was involved in the events of Watergate and the subsequent cover-up.
  • Understand the reasons why Watergate turned into a scandal.
  • Understand why Gerald Ford gave the presidential pardon.

Year 11

  • To gain an understanding into the role of the Beveridge Plan
  • Revision

Maths

Year 7 will work on an online test for their topic on Equations.

Year 8 will work on an online test for their topic on Equations. Attendance is required.

Year 9 will start work online in Maths lessons. They will be studying Circles.

Year 10 will continue to work with Sets, Venn Diagrams and will solve exam style questions.

Year 11 will be starting a new topic named Differentiation (Calculus) and will be solving past paper questions at home.

Music

Year 7:

  • To consider how composers create and represent real-world ideas through music.

Year 8:

  • To compare and contrast different popular styles of jazz
  • To understand the context of jazz music through the backgrounds of famous jazz musicians.

Year 9:

  • To better understand Theme & Variations structure through an analysis of Mozart's Ah, vous dirai-je maman.

Year 11:

  • Composition work leading toward completion of the assessment

Science

Year 7:

  • Set 1 - Reproduction, Sound, and Forces: We will be covering various topics including how sound is propagated, transmitted and its properties, we will be looking at how forces interact with each other.
  • Set 2 - Sound and Ecosystems: we will be covering various topics including how sound is propagated, transmitted and it is properties.
  • Set 3 - Reproduction: we will looking at how animals and plants reproduce.
  • Set 4 - Atoms and Elements: we will be looking at the structure of the atom and exploring subatomic particles.

Year 8 All: Unicellular organisms We will be exploring various unicellular organisms, including the prototists and viruses.

Year 9:

  • Set 1 - Recapping Physics Unit 1 We will be recapping the fundamental of motion and mechanics which is the first part of the IGCSE physics
  • Set 2 - Structure and Function We will be looking at the first section of IGCSE biology, covering cells and cellular structures
  • Set 3 - Acceleration and velocity We will be studying the IGCSE physics content covering vectors, and velocity-time graphs

Year 10:

  • Set C & E Biology - Immunity and past papers
  • Chemistry - Reactivity series We will be looking at the reactivity of metals affect how they are found, mined and extracted in nature
  • Physics Set C - Energy, power and heat transfer: We will be covering the connections between energy and power and how heat is transferred in nature
  • Physics Set E - Energy generation: We will be looking at how energy is generated using various sources of energy

Year 11

We will be looking at the final topics in physics, precisely we will be looking at radiation and nuclear half-life.

Spanish

Year 7 will be describing their school via VLE.

Year 8 will be using reflexive verbs to talk about clothes.

Year 9 will be using multiple verb sentences to write about their cities.

Year 10 will be learning about local customs through VLE conferencing.

Year 11 will be using the VLE record function to create answers and self-assess ahead of their IGCSE speaking exam.

Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qatar History

Thank you to all our students that have presented wonderful work and commitment in their Arabic and Islamic education online lessons.

The Head of Department is committed to -

  • Send a weekly message for all lessons scheduled to students per week.
  • Send a daily message with the lessons schedule for each day with the name of the lesson and a simple summary.

Subject teachers are committed to -

Sending an explanation of the lesson on a daily basis to students and assisting them to solve the lesson exercises. They will send home work to the students each week and ensure that this is corrected, and evaluated via VLE for Primary and Secondary

This is to ensure that our students continue the process of learning to maintain their academic level.

Thank you to all our parents for their constant assistance as well as for the excellent effort our students are showing in completing their work.

Physical Education

We will do our best to provide demonstration videos from your PE teachers to ensure you understand. This week’s focus for different year groups was Multi skills, dribbling, yoga stretching and fitness circuits. We are very impressed with how much effort the students have put into these tasks and we look forward to seeing more of you share your videos and photos.

Next week’s lessons will include some more Yoga, speed sessions, balloon skills and much more. Please remember to stay Active, drink water and include a variety of food groups on your plate!

Keep up the good work sports stars!