Year 11 - Summer

Year 11 Curriculum overview - Summer term


The AQA GCSE Language class will be working towards their examinations in June.

Other students, who have now completed their OCR Entry Level, will be exploring newspapers and reporting, in addition to beginning to look at OCR Functional Skills.


We will be working on the curriculum for the Entry Level Maths qualification. There are awards at Entry 1,2 and 3. There is a regular diet of developing number skills place value, counting, ordering, arithmetic and times tables. Problem solving skills are developed. Additionally money and time skills will continue to be developed. Some pupils will also continue to prepare GCSE in year 11, they will continue practising GCSE papers

Also, this term there will be topics on displaying data, codes, averages, sequences, angles, shapes, nets and probability.

Understanding Our World – Science

Pupils in years 10 and 11 work towards gaining an Entry Level qualification in science. This term pupils will be completing work from units that explore genetics and reproduction, interdependence and evolution.

Understanding Our World – Humanities

Pupils will look at how children are affected around the world by conflict. They will be investigating the lives of children in different countries and comparing our lives to them. They will be thinking about the effect of conflict on children and considering how they feel about such issues.

Understanding Our World – Religion and Ethics (R and E)

Preparing for the future - In this unit, pupils will look at some of the religious rituals and practices in the world religions. There will be the opportunity to revise some issues as well as discovering new ones. Pupils will complete individual research into each of the religions that we have covered and share their ideas and opinions. The focus will be around the main beliefs and philosophies of each faith group.

Performing Arts – Dance

Dance through the movies - This term, pupils will learn a variety of different dance styles such as street and contemporary. Taking inspiration from the movies, pupils will recreate what they see on screen and choreography their own routines.


Pupils will be completing Unit 18, Physical Activities for Children. Once these units are completed, you will participate in a session of Ice-Skating, Shelter Building and complete team challenges. It is important that pupils remember that Physical Education is for life not just at Alfriston.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The school run the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award over a two-year period in year 10 and 11. During Year 11 the students will be working towards the expedition and volunteering sections. Most of the students will doing prefect duties in their lunch and break times which will complete the volunteering section of the Award.

The lessons will be spent finalising training for the two expeditions that take place this term. Once the pupils have completed both one-night expeditions they will present what they have learnt and have completed the Bronze Award.


Preparing for the future - In this unit, pupils will be able to teach younger pupils in Year 7 about medicines, alcohol and tobacco. Pupils will also access the Relationships and Sex Education and Drugs Education programmes for leavers and those going into Post-16. They will revise all previous learning, including the facts about illegal drugs, HIV, AIDs and STIs.

Work Related Learning

The theme for the term is ‘Ready to Go’. During the term we will be discussing and completing a CV on the computer. Pupils will look at how to find and apply for work. They will also be developing interview skills and have lots of interview practice. Pupils will be working towards completing their Record of Achievement. They will also complete BTEC unit 11 Career Progression.

Option blocks

In years 10, 11 and Post 16 students are timetabled together on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. During this time, they work on a range of termly or half termly activities for which they can express a preference. Some of these activities are accredited and some are unaccredited. For the accredited units the specifications used include BTEC Vocational studies (Entry 3 and Level 1), BTEC Skills for Independence and Work (Level 2) and GCSE Art and Design. The units cover subjects including Art and design, Performing Arts, PE (including sports leadership), outdoor activities, Caring for Children, Land Based Studies, Travel and Tourism, Creative Media Production and History.