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Curriculum – Year 8 Common Entrance

Curricular trips and events (Click to view)

French Language and Culture – 5 day residential in France  (every two years)

Languages Day (every two years)

Year 8 Leavers’ Programme including 3 day residential trip to Hilltop. For full details of this extensive programme: http://www.taverhamhall.co.uk/post-common-entrance-programme/

Classics/Geography/Languages trip to Naples (every two years)

Maths Day

Sports Tour (every two years)

Ski trip (every two years)

World Book Day

Theatre trip (related to a specific book)

Norfolk Children’s Book Fair (1 visit each term) and talk

Spelling Bee

visit to Norwich Research Park

History Day – Hands on the Past

visit to Ely Cathedral Pilgrimages

ICT workshop at Apple Store, Norwich

Art – visiting artist

Senior Concert

Music scholarship class

Taverham Hall Chapel Choir

Taverham Hall School Choir

Orchestra

Percussion Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

Rock Band

String Ensemble

Specialist sports coaching workshops (of termly sports and athletics)

English
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  • Prose
  • Extracts/ Short Stories
  • Poetry Skills
  • Travel Writing
  • Inform
  • Explain
  • Magazine Article
  • Letters
  • Poetry Skills
  • Real Life Writing:Argue, Persuade
  • Essays
  • Speech
  • Advise
  • General Poetry
  • Exam Preparation Individualised

Geography (Click to view)
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  • Erosion and weathering. Geography project
  • Geography project. Italy / Japan as a case study for more economically developed country.
  • Revision questions for Common Entrance.

History (Click to view)
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  • The Protestant Reformation
  • Henry’s divorce and marriage to Anne Boleyn
  • Supreme Head and Dissolution of Monasteries including Pilgrimage of Grace
  • Henry’s later years.
  • Edward VI – religious policy, protectors, death, Northumberland V Mary
  • Mary I – religious changes, marriage, rebellion, Turn or Burn, John Foxe
  • Revision for final examination

Science (Click to view)
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  • Electricity and Electromagnets
  • Metals II
  • Cells and Microscopes
  • The Earth and Beyond
  • Structured Revision

Religious Studies (Click to view)
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Common Entrance New Testament topics

  • Jesus’ life & teachings
  • Outcasts
  • Disciples
  • Miracles
  • Tranfiguration
  • Related contemporary issues
Common Entrance New Testament topics

  • Jesus’ life & teachings
  • parables
  • Sentence
  • Death
  • Resurrection
  • Related contemporary issues
Common Entrance Contemporary characters and issues topics

  • Darwin v Hawking
  • Martin Luther King
  • Mother Theresa
  • Cicely Saunders
  • Jackie Pullinger

Latin (Click to view)
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  • Future tense.
  • EO – to go.
  • Quamquam and ubi clauses.
  • Demonstrative adjectives.
  • Third person pronouns.
  • Comparison of adjectives.
  • Prohibitions.
  • Reflexive pronouns.
  • CE practice
  • Revision.

Mathematics Levels 1 & 2 (Click to view)
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Module 1

  • Ratio and enlargement
  • Graphs
  • Percentage

Module 2

  • Agnles
  • Equations and brackets

Key skills

  • To understand the concept of ratio
  • To be able to enlarge figures on a grid
  • Chasing angles (parallel lines, regular polygons etc.)
  • To be able to take mean, median, mode and range further
  • To be able to solve simple equations with and without brackets
Module 3

  • Circles
  • Averages
  • Pie Charts

Module 4

  • Targeted revision

Key skills

  • To be able to calculate the area and circumference of circles using formulas
  • To revise the mean, median, mode and range
  • Use averages in conjunction with pie charts
  • Targeted revision
Module 5

  • Targeted  revision
  • Common Entrance

Key skills

  • Revision is based on pupil’s own needs. They have had the opportunity to read through the Common Entrance syllabus in order to assess their own understanding of subject areas

Music (Click to view)
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  • Impressionism (how music ‘paints pictures’). We look at various visual and text based resources and use combinations of musical elements to convey the mood and story behind chosen stimuli.
  • Blues & Jazz (this project focuses on a social and cultural study of the black people of America and the music that evolved from the spiritual and gospel to the blues and jazz).
  • Form & Structure (How composers organise their musical ideas. Pupils listen and compose music in ‘rondo’, ‘binary’ and ‘ternary’ form).

Physical Education (Click to view)
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  • Basketball in the sports hall.
  • Swimming
  • Evasion games, health related fitness with small-sided games in sports hall
  • Swimming
  • Athletics

Games (Click to view)
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  • Rugby (boys)
  • Hockey (girls)
  • Hockey (boys)
  • Netball (girls)
  • Cricket (boys)
  • Rounders (girls)

Computing (Click to view)
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  • We are Portfolio Builders
  • We are accumulators
  • We are web designers

Art (Click to view)
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  • Lino printing – black and white designs.
  • Christmas card – drawings of the school
  • Life drawing
  • Clay and modroc 3D projects
  • Art History projects on life of some prominent sculptors
  • Willow weaving
  • Clay and modroc 3D projects
  • Art History projects on life of some prominent sculptors
DT (Click to view)
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  • Electronic Recycled Light Design Project
  • Light/Harford Manor pupil led design project
  • Harford Manor project continued
French (Click to view)
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Topics

  • Holiday activities
  • Weather
  • Free-time activities
  • Understanding tourist information

Grammar & Language

  • Perfect tense with AVOIR and ETRE
  • Imperfect tense (recognition)
  • Near future revision
  • Letter writing

Speaking Preparation

  • Free-time and holiday activities – TOPIC 4
  • Role play practice

 

Weekly vocabulary tests – ISEB French vocab booklet

Topics

  • Simple health problems
  • Shopping and pocket money
  • Visiting a café or restaurant

Grammar & Language

  • Idiomatic expressions with AVOIR (eg. avoir mal)
  • Partitive (and de / d’ with quantity and negatives)
  • Demonstratives
  • Infinitive after “il faut”, vouloir, pouvoir, devoir, etc..

Speaking Preparation

  • Prepared topic (description of town, region, artist, celebration, historical figure or sportsman)
  • Role play practice

Weekly vocabulary tests – ISEB French vocab booklet

Topics

  • Revision for Common Entrance
  • Cultural awareness

Grammar & Language

  • Revision

Speaking Preparation

  • Weekly Common Entrance speaking practice with individual feedback
  • Intensive role play practice

Weekly vocabulary tests – ISEB French vocab booklet

PSHE (Click to view)
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 Myself & Relationships

  • Managing change – incl visit by Senior School Head
  • Making the most of my abilities – target setting etc.
  • Myself as a learner – styles, considering others etc.
Health

  • Drug & Alcohol Education
  • Sex Education and relationships
  • Keeping Safe
Citizenship

  • Britain and the wider world
  • Post CE Programme to incl link with local Special School & awareness of role of public institutions and finance
  • Careers and options – visiting speaker
  • Managing Finance (DSCF 2d)
  • Media & Presenting Information