Year 9 Curriculum

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 to Animal Care
Animal Health

Spring Term

Animal Disease
Preparing and Selecting Animal Accommodation

Summer Term

Animal Handling – Behaviour, health, safety and welfare
Safe Handling and Restraint of Animals

Full Year 9 Animal Care Curriculum (PDF) Animal Care Curriculum for All Years (PDF)
Art
Autumn Term

Tutti Frutti

Spring Term

3D Surface

Summer Term

Famous Faces

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
Local entrepreneur case study

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

Relationships
Pregnancy and birth

Spring Term

Pregnancy and birth

Summer Term

The first 6 months of life
6-12 months of life

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

Health and Wellbeing
Living in the Wider World

Spring Term

Relationships
Health and Wellbeing

Summer Term

Relationships
Religion and Worldviews

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
Systems Architecture

Summer Term

Operating Systems
Systems software and 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

Photoshop Familiarisation
App Design

Spring Term

Stop Motion Project
Poster Design

Summer Term

Film Editing in Premiere Pro
Game Design

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

Oblique Sketching and CAD Basics
Perspective Sketching and CAD Assembly

Spring Term

Isometric Sketching and CAD Assembly
Aesthetic Design

Summer Term

Prototyping Card and Plastic

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

Animal Farm
Power and Protest Poetry
Romeo and Juliet

Spring Term

Romeo and Juliet (continued)
Crafting Writing

Summer Term

An Inspector Calls
Using Your Voice

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

The Eatwell Guide and the importance of a balanced and nutritious diet

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

Population & Urbanisation: Changing China
Polar Life

Spring Term

Geopolitics
Our Dynamic Earth

Summer Term

Climate Change & Extreme Weather
Ecosystems

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

The Holocaust
Apartheid

Spring Term

Contested Histories
The USA, 1954-75 – Civil Rights

Summer Term

The USA, 1954-75, Civil Rights
The USA, 1954-75, Vietnam War

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

Getting to know you
All about me

Spring Term

My free time
School life

Summer Term

Food and drink
Shopping
Year review and cultural life

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

Area & Perimeter
Expanding & Factorising Expressions
Circles
Algebraic Graphs

Spring Term

Analysing Data
Angles (& Circle Theorems Higher)
Displaying Data
Parallel Lines & Polygons

Summer Term

Factors, Indices & Standard Form
Surds (Higher Only)
Fractions & Algebraic Fractions
Equations
Real Life Graphs

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

Identity and Culture
Daily Life in Ecuador/Madagascar

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

Capture

Spring Term

Micro Worlds

Summer Term

Angles and Viewpoints

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

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

Spring Term

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

Summer Term

Revision
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

Introduction to GCSE Sociology
Research Methods

Summer Term

Research Methods

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