Year 9 Curriculum 2021-22

Here at Penrice we strive to offer a broad and diverse curriculum that helps our students develop into curious and highly engaged learners. You can browse the curriculum below by clicking on the subject headings for further information.

If you would like to know more about the curriculum at Penrice Academy, please email enquiries@penrice.org.uk where your request will be forwarded to the most appropriate subject teacher.

Animal Care
Autumn Term

Introduction
Selecting Accommodation
Preparing & Maintaining
Cleaning Accommodation
Enrichment Task
Assessment

Spring Term

Behaviour Patterns
Animal Enrichment
Animal Accommodation

Summer Term

Enrichment Project
Animal Accommodation
Knowledge Recap
End of Year Exams

Animal Care Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Art
Autumn Term

Surface
2D Artist

Spring Term

Surface
2D & 3D
Sculptor
Craftmanship

Summer Term

Surface
Craftmanship

Full Year 9 Art Curriculum (PDF) Art Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Business Enterprise
Autumn Term

Enterprise and entrepreneurs
Sectors of Industry & value added

Spring Term

Spotting a business opportunity
Putting a business idea into practice

Summer Term

Market research
Understanding external influences on business

Full Year 9 Business Curriculum (PDF) Business Enterprise Curriculum for All Years (PDF) - Includes Computer Science
Child Development
Autumn Term

Relationships
Pregnancy and birth

Spring Term

Pregnancy and birth
The first 6 months of life

Summer Term

0-2 years development
2-3 years development

Full Year 9 Child Development Curriculum (PDF) Child Development Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
CLASS
Autumn Term

Peer influence, substance use and gangs
Contraception, Marriage and sexual relationships

Spring Term

Respectful relationships
Healthy lifestyle

Summer Term

Intimate relationships
Family, marriage and divorce

Full Year 9 CLASS Curriculum (PDF) CLASS Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Computer Science
Autumn Term

Computational Thinking
Computer Systems – the Central Processing Unit

Spring Term

Boolean logic
Systems architecture
Units of storage

Summer Term

Operating systems
Systems software
Defensive design
Threats to computer systems and networks

Full Year 9 Computer Science Curriculum (PDF) Computer Science Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Creative iMedia
Autumn Term

What is Media?
Adobe Applications

Spring Term

Adobe Applications
Visual Identity
Digital Graphics

Summer Term

Visual Identity
Digital Graphics

Full Year 9 Creative iMedia Curriculum (PDF) Creative iMedia Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Design Technology & Engineering (DT)
Autumn Term

Quick Release Clamp
Vanity Mirror

Spring Term

Vanity Mirror
Exploring the Engineering World

Summer Term

Exploring the Engineering World

Full Year 9 DT (Engineering) Curriculum (PDF) DT Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Drama
Autumn Term

Powerful Practitioners
Blackout

Spring Term

Blackout
Exploring the Performing Arts

Summer Term

Exploring the Performing Arts

Full Year 9 Drama Curriculum (PDF) Drama Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
English
Autumn Term

Romeo and Juliet
Gender in Shakespeare’s plays
Struggle for Equality

Spring Term

Protest Poetry
Crafting Writing
Animal Farm

Summer Term

Anthology
Exam Prep
An Inspector Calls

Full Year 9 English Curriculum (PDF) English Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Food, Hospitality & Catering
Autumn Term

Functions of cake ingredients

Spring Term

Cornish Fare

Summer Term

Basic Food Hygiene

Full Year 9 Food & Catering Curriculum (PDF) Food & Catering Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Film Studies
Autumn Term

Film Elements: Cinematography
Film Elements: Mise-en-scène

Spring Term

Film Elements: Editing and Sound
Narrative: Genre and Representation

Summer Term

Component 1 Section A: US Film Comparison: Film 1: ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day off’ (Hughes, 1986)
Component 1 Section A: US Film Comparison: Film 2: ‘Rebel Without A Cause’ (Ray, 1955)

Full Year 9 Film Studies Curriculum (PDF) Film Studies Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Geography
Autumn Term

Enrichment
Climate Change
Plymouth Fieldwork
Sustainable Cities

Spring Term

Natural Hazards
Extreme Weather

Summer Term

Geology and Rivers
Geology and Coasts

Full Year 9 Geography Curriculum (PDF) Geography Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Health and Social Care
Autumn Term

Introduction to Health & Social Care
Component 1 : Human Lifespan (Growth and development)

Spring Term

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and the barriers to access

Summer Term

Component 1 & 2: Bespoke and scaffolded set tasks

Full Year 9 Health & Social Care Curriculum (PDF) Health and Social Care Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
History
Autumn Term

Apartheid
Migration

Spring Term

Contested Histories
Early Elizabethan England

Summer Term

Early Elizabethan England

Full Year 9 History Curriculum (PDF) History Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Maths
Autumn Term

Investigate and Corroborate
Algebraic Thinking
Fractions

Spring Term

Algebraic Fractions and Equations
Exploration of the 2D Plane

Summer Term

The Origin of Number
Round the Bend

Full Year 9 Maths Curriculum (PDF) Maths Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Autumn Term

Getting to know you
Daily life in Ecuador/ Burkina Faso

Spring Term

Where we live
Environmental concerns

Summer Term

School life
Future plans

Full Year 9 MFL Curriculum (PDF) MFL Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Music
Autumn Term

Developing use of chords
Awareness and Ensemble

Spring Term

Music for Media
World Music and Us

Summer Term

20th Century Music Through Time

Full Year 9 Music Curriculum (PDF) Music Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Photography
Autumn Term

Light, Camera, Action

Spring Term

Light, Camera, Action
Behind the lens

Summer Term

Behind the lens

Full Year 9 Photography Curriculum (PDF) Photography Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Physical Education (PE)
Autumn Term

Rugby
Strength & Conditioning
Netball
Badminton
Tag Rugby
Hockey
Fun Fitness

Spring Term

Football
Badminton
Strength & Conditioning
Hockey
Athletics

Summer Term

Athletics
Cricket
Rounders

Full Year 9 PE Curriculum (PDF) PE Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Science
Autumn Term

Cell Biology
Organs
Atomic Structure & Periodic Table
Chemical Changes Part 1
Energy

Spring Term

Particle Model
Atoms & Radiation
Infection & Response
Bioenergetics
Chemical Analysis
The Atmosphere
Using Resources

Summer Term

Revision and End of Year Exams
Ecology

Full Year 9 Science Curriculum (PDF) Science Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Sociology
Autumn Term

Introduction to sociology and the social sciences: To what extent is the individual shaped by society?

Spring Term

Global Sociology
The Sociology of families

Summer Term

The Sociology of families

Full Year 9 Sociology Curriculum (PDF) Sociology Curriculum for All Years (PDF)