Curriculum Overview

The curriculum at Redbridge Community School is the ‘bread and butter’ of our everyday teaching and learning. We teach a traditional academic curriculum with bespoke pathways tailored to meet individual needs. 

Key Stage 3 follows the national curriculum across the range of subjects and is taught over the 3 years of that Key Stage and the lessons taught are detailed below. 

Students can immerse deeper into favoured subjects at the end of Year 8, but do not drop any of the national curriculum subjects. 

Key Stage 4 is taught over 2 years in preparation for GCSEs. The immersive work undertaken in Year 9 begins to develop deeper knowledge and knowledge application on the building blocks of a robust Key Stage 4 curriculum.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

SUBJECT AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
ART Aboriginal Australian Art/Mark Making Italian Renaissance Still Life/Basic Drawing Skills Indian Mandalas/Colour Theory Spain & Picasso/Collage Native American Totems/Printmaking Printmaking
CREATIVE ART ROTATION (CERAMICS) The Ocean
DANCE Safe practice and 5 body actions Improving Physical Skill in Dance Guernica Guernica Current Affairs Current Affairs
DRAMA Theare Toolkit Theare Toolkit History of Theatre Commedia Dell' Arte Melodrama "Our Day Out" by Willy Russell
ENGLISH Greek Myths Greek Myths Shakespeare: Macbeth Poetry: Voice and Identity Novel Study: Welcome to Nowehere Novel Study: Welcome to Nowehere
FRENCH About Me My School My Home Where I Live The Media The Media
FOOD Healthy eating and balanced diet Healthy living - making balanced dishes as part of the eatwell guide
GEOGRAPHY Map Skills and intro to Geography Map Skills into Population and Migration Population and Migration Rivers rivers into ecosystems ecosystems
HISTORY British Prehistory The Norman Conquest Life in the Middle Ages Death and Revolt Religion and Power The Tudors and Stuarts
IT Introduction to the School Network/ File Management Internet & Email (Intro to Gmail/Google Drive) Internet Safety Understanding Computers- Introduction to computer science Contol & Monitoring- Creating algorithms Contol & Monitoring- Creating algorithms continued
OUTDOOR EDUCATION Developing the team Developing the team Improving communication Improving communication Outside opportunities Outside opportunities
PE Outdoor & Adventurous Activities, Football, Badminton, Gymnastics, Fitness Outdoor & Adventurous Activities, Football, Badminton, Gymnastics, Fitness Outdoor & Adventurous Activities, Football, Badminton, Gymnastics, Fitness Athletics Athletics and Striking & Fielding Striking & Fielding, Table Tennis, Gym or Frisbee
MATHS Number Algebra Geometry & Measures Ratio & Proportion Statisticsn & Probability Weaknesses & Problem Solving
MUSIC Elements, keyboard skills, rhythm and samba Keyboard skills, the orchestra, devices Devices and leitmotifs, gamelan Ejay, singing Rock n roll Film music
RE Introduction to RE: Religion in the Modern World Introduction to RE: Religion in the Modern World Islam Islam Christianity Christianity
SCIENCE Introduction to practical skills Introduction to practical skills Cells, Atoms, Acids and Alkalis, Circuits, Energy and Heat Cells, Atoms, Acids and Alkalis, Circuits, Energy and Heat Cells, Atoms, Acids and Alkalis, Circuits, Energy and Heat Cells, Atoms, Acids and Alkalis, Circuits, Energy and Heat

Year 8

SUBJECT AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
ART Pop Art: intro and research on American and British contributions to Pop Art Pop Art: Exploring American/British cultural links/techniques through practical work Pop Art: Presenting and evaluating response to British and America Pop Art My Culture: Artwork inspired by Day of the Dead (tattoos, makeup etc) My Culture: Artwork inspired by graffiti (street art, murals, positive messages) My Culture: present and evaluate work inspired by my culture
DANCE Urban Dance Urban Dance Car Man Car Man Current Affairs Current Affairs
DRAMA Rough Theatre Silent Movies Stage Combat Theatre Devising 39 Steps 39 Steps
ENGLISH Golding: Lord of the Flies Golding: Lord of the Flies Poetry (Conflict) Shakespeare: Hamlet Dickens: Oliver Twist Dickens: Oliver Twist
FRENCH Myself In the future My hobbies My hobbies Holidays Holidays
FOOD International cuisine Bread and pastry products
GEOGRAPHY sustainability sustainability Hazards Hazrds into development Development into coasts coasts
HISTORY The West African Slave Trade The Industrial Revolution Titanic and Women's Suffrage The First World War The Second World War The Holocaust
IT Introduction to the School Network/ File Management Computer Science: The world of the Computer Computer Science: Introduction to Python Programming Internet Safety:  Digital literacy, Social Networking & Cyberbullying Computer Science: The world of spreadsheets Computer Science: The world of spreadsheets
OUTDOOR EDUCATION Developing the team Working as a team Improving communication Improving communication Outside opportunities Enjoying the outdoors
PE Football or Netball, Badminton, Gymnastics, Fitness Football or Netball, Badminton, Gymnastics, Fitness Football or Netball, Badminton, Gymnastics, Fitness Athletics and Strking & Fielding Striking & Fielding, Table Tennis, Badminton or Frisbee Striking & Fielding, Table Tennis, Badminton or Frisbee
MATHS Number Algebra Geometry & Measures Ratio & proportion Statistics & Probability Weaknesses & Problem Solving
MUSIC Cubase, Blues chords, Improvisation Steel Pans, Singing, Drum Kit Popular music: 4 chords and lyric writing Britpop, Singing, Music and the Media Dance Music, Hooks and Riffs Reggae, Musicals
RE Judaism Judaism Christianity Christianity Ispirational People Inspirational people
SCIENCE Forces, Atoms, Sound waves, Plants Forces, Atoms, Sound waves, Plants Then Chemical Reactions, Genetics, Light waves and Plants Then Chemical Reactions, Genetics, Light waves and Plants Then Chemical Reactions, Genetics, Light waves and Plants Then Chemical Reactions, Genetics, Light waves and Plants
SPANISH My family In school My house My town My free time Work
TEXTILES Day of The Dead Day of The Dead Day of The Dead Day of The Dead Day of The Dead Day of The Dead

Year 9

SUBJECT AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
ANCIENT HISTORY The Foundations of Rome: From Kingship to Republic. c753-440BC The Foundations of Rome: From Kingship to Republic. c753-440BC The Foundations of Rome: From Kingship to Republic. c753-440BC The Persian Empire, 559-465BC The Persian Empire, 559-465BC The Persian Empire, 559-465BC
ART Mock component 1&2 (generating ideas in Art & Design) Theme: 'Textures & Surfaces' Mock component 1&2 (generating ideas in Art & Design) Theme: 'Textures & Surfaces' Mock component 1&2 (generating ideas in Art & Design) Theme: 'Textures & Surfaces' Mock component 3 (responding to a client brief) Theme: 'Diversity' Mock component 3 (responding to a client brief) Theme: 'Diversity' Mock component 3 (responding to a client brief) Theme: 'Diversity'
BUSINESS Introduction to Businesses. Entrepreneurs. Risk and Reward. Ownership. Business Objectives Business Stakeholders. Business Growth Market segmentation & Market research methods. Marketing Mix. Product. Price. Place and Promotion Human Resources. Recruitment and Selection. Human Resources. Communication. Organisation Structures. Employment Law. Motivation
COMPUTING System architecture, memory and storage. Introduction to python programming Computer networks: Wired and wireless networks, topologies, packets, protocols and layers System security Representation of Data Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns
CONSTRUCTION Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly. Bricklaying, Carpentry, Plumbing Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Plumbing, Scale Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Scale Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Scale Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Scale Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Scale
DANCE Developing Technique Choreography Jazz and Musical Theatre Applying physical and interpretive skils to specific repertory Responding to a Brief Exporing Contemporary Practitioners
DRAMA Dramatic Tension & Lord of the Flies Devising Theatre Practitioners. Stanislavski, Brecht, Artaud East & DNA Devising Performance Theatre Text Performance
ENGLISH Doyle: Hound of the Baskervilles Doyle: Hound of the Baskervilles Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men Steinbeck: Of Mice and Men Russell: Blood Brothers Russell: Blood Brothers
FRENCH The environment The environment Health Health Hobbies Hobbies
FOOD Health safety and hygiene Bread making and pastry making Macro nutrients and function of ingredients Micro nutrients - vitamins and minerals Dietary needs of target groups Practise NEA 1 - food investigation task
GEOGRAPHY Living World Living World and resource management resource management challenge of natural hazards challenge of natural hazards/coasts coasts
HAIR & BEAUTY Introduction into practical hairdressing Introduction into basic beauty skills Introduction into nail art Practical activities Practical hair/make-up/nail reserach  comparing historical looks to todays styles
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE What is health and social care Careers in Health and social care. RO23 - Body systems Health promotion - RO23 - Body systems Health promtion - RO23 - Body systems Communication - RO23 - Body system Communication - RO23 - Body system
HISTORY Changes in Crime & Punishment in Britian, c500 - the Present Day Changes in Crime & Punishment in Britian, c500 - the Present Day Changes in Crime & Punishment in Britian, c500 - the Present Day The Development of the USA, 1929-2000 The Development of the USA, 1929-2000 The Development of the USA, 1929-2000
IT Understanding how data and information can be collected, stored and used. Understanding how data and information can be collected, stored and used continued. Understand the factors to be considered when collecting and processing data and storing data/information
ENDEAVOUR -OUTDOOR EDUCATION Developing the team Communication Commando Joes Commando Joes Commando Joes Basics of Navigation
PE Rounders and either Football/Netball/Table Tennis and Unit 2: 'Practical Sports Performance' Rounders and either Football/Netball/Table Tennis and Unit 2: 'Practical Sports Performance' Fitness Testing Unit 2 continued with Badminton, Trampoline and Handball as options Athletics Unit 6: 'Leading Sports Activities'
PHOTOGRAPHY Introduction Pop Culture project. Combines a mock component 1 with Photoshop and camera skills. (Develop, refine, record, present ) Introduction Pop Culture project. Combines a mock component 1 with Photoshop and camera skills. (Develop, refine, record, present ) Introduction Pop Culture project. Combines a mock component 1 with Photoshop and camera skills. (Develop, refine, record, present ) Component 2 begins. Students select their first personal project from a choice of 7 themes. (Develop, refine, record, present ) Continue component 2 (Develop, refine, record, present ) Continue component 2 (Develop, refine, record, present )
MATHS Angles, basic number, facots & multiples, basic algebra, basic fractions, coordinates & linear graphs Decimals, rounding, collecting & representing data, real life graphs Percentages, perimeter & area Ratio & proportion, equations, indices Transformations, 2D and 3D shapes, properties of polygons Congruence & similarity, measures, basic probability, constructions & loci
MUSIC Working in a band, key listening skills, intro to composition Working in a band, key listening skills, intro to composition Solo work, Developing band work, key listening skills, developing compositional skills Solo work, Developing band work, key listening skills, developing compositional skills Developing instrumental skills, consolidating listening skills, consolidating composition skills Developing instrumental skills, consolidating listening skills, consolidating composition skills
RE Christianity beilefs and teachings Christian beliefs teachings & practices Christianity, Practices Islam, Beliefs and Teachings Islam Beliefs, Teachings and practices Islam Practices
SCIENCE Key Biology Concepts, Cells and control, Genetics Key Biology Concepts, Cells and control, Genetics Atomic structure, The periodic table, Separating techniques. Atomic structure, The periodic table, Separating techniques. Energy, Forces and motion, Particle model. Energy, Forces and motion, Particle model.
SPANISH Relationships Technology Health Free time Food Festivals
TEXTILES Mock component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) Mock component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) Mock component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) Finish mock component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) - Begin mock component 3 (responding to a client brief) Finish mock component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) - Begin mock component 3 (responding to a client brief) Finish mock component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) - Begin mock component 3 (responding to a client brief)

Key Stage 4

Year 10

SUBJECT AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
ANCIENT HISTORY Alexander the Great, 356-323BC Alexander the Great, 356-323BC Alexander the Great, 356-323BC Britannia: From Conquest to Province, AD43-c.84 Britannia: From Conquest to Province, AD43-c.84 Britannia: From Conquest to Province, AD43-c.84
ART Component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) Choice of themes: The Environment, Social Diversity, In The News, Then and Now, Memorabilia or Activism Component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) Choice of themes: The Environment, Social Diversity, In The News, Then and Now, Memorabilia or Activism Component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) / begin component 2 (Develop practical skills in Art & design) Choice of themes: The Environment, Social Diversity, In The News, Then and Now, Memorabilia or Activism Component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) / begin component 2 (Develop practical skills in Art & design) Choice of themes: The Environment, Social Diversity, In The News, Then and Now, Memorabilia or Activism Component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) / begin component 2 (Develop practical skills in Art & design) Choice of themes: The Environment, Social Diversity, In The News, Then and Now, Memorabilia or Activism Component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) / begin component 2 (Develop practical skills in Art & design) Choice of themes: The Environment, Social Diversity, In The News, Then and Now, Memorabilia or Activism
BUSINESS Production methods. Technology. Quality Consumer Law. Distribution and Suppliers Finance. Sources. Break Even. Proft and Loss Finance. Profit Ratios. AROR. Cash Flow Business Ethics. The Economy. Globalisation The Business Plan
COMPUTING Creating algorithms Programming techniques and computational logic Translators and facilities of languages Exam literacy and tackling exam questions Programming techniques in Python Producing robust programs in Python
CONSTRUCTION Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Construction Industry area, planning, material properties Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Materials, processes and construction techniques, planning and legislation Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Construction methods and materials properties, risk Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Maintenance, repair and refurbishment, roes, responsibilities. Management and surveying Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Maintenance, repair and refurbishment, VAT, Calculations of linear dimensions, plane areas, surface areas, volumes, risk, controls, building services Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Technical skills aplication, professional and craft roles and responsibilities, communication
DANCE Swansong by Christopher Bruce Chicago- Bob Fosse Some Like it Hip Hop Completion of component 1 Component 2: Developing Dance Technique Component 2: Developing Dance Technique
DRAMA Noughts and Crosses Noughts and Crosses Devising Practise Performance Practise Text performance Working on GCSE Devised peformance Working on GCSE Devised peformance
ENGLISH Dickens: A Christmas Carol Dickens: A Christmas Carol Poetry (Power and Conflict) Poetry (Power and Conflict) Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet
FRENCH School Work Relationships New technologies Holiday problems Holiday problems
FOOD Food, nutriton and health Food Science Cooking Methods and Food preparation. Allergies and intolleraences practical/tests/project Food Choice Food Provenance and Environmental factors
GEOGRAPHY coasts/urban issues and challenges urban issues and challengesurban issues and challenges urban issues and challenges urban issues and challenges/rivers Rivers - uk landcapes rivers - fieldwork and revision for summer exam
HAIR & BEAUTY Practical work/research prep Practical work/tests practical/tests/research project Practical/tests/theory Practical/tests/theory Practical/tests/theory
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE RO23 - Body systems RO23 - Body systems RO21 - Care Values, rights and Health and Safety RO21 - Care Values, rights and Health and Safety RO21 - Care Values, rights and Health and Safety RO22 - Communication
HISTORY Conflict and Upheaval: England, 1337-1381 Conflict and Upheaval: England, 1337-1381 Conflict and Upheaval: England, 1337-1381 Germany in Transition, 1919-1939 Germany in Transition, 1919-1939 Germany in Transition, 1919-1939
PE Unit 1: Fitness Testing and Training Methods' Unit 1: Fitness Testing and Training Methods' Unit 6: 'Leading Sports Activities' Unit 6 continued: student session delivery Athletics Unit 6 continued: student session delivery
PHOTOGRAPHY Continue component 1: Independent project 3 (Develop, refine, record, present ) Continue component 1: Independent project 3 (Develop, refine, record, present ) Continue component 1: Independent project 3 (Develop, refine, record, present ) Continue component 1: Final independent project 4 (Develop, refine, record, present ) Continue component 1: Final independent project 4 (Develop, refine, record, present ) Continue component 1: Final independent project 4 (Develop, refine, record, present )
MATHS Probability, volume & quadratics & formulae Statistical measures, scatter graphs, algebra & graphs Skecthing graphs & standard form Growth & decay, direct and inverse proportion, simultaneous equations Pythagoras & Trigonometry (surds - Higher only) Quadratics & vectors
MUSIC Unit 204ta: Instrumental Study Unit 204ta: Instrumental Study Unit 204ta: Instrumental Study Unit 204ta: Instrumental Study Unit 201ta: Musical Knowledge Unit 201ta: Musical Knowledge
RE Relationships and Families Relationships and Families The Existence of God The Existence of God Religion, Peace and Conflict Religion, Peace and Conflict
SCIENCE Natural selection and genetic modification Health disease and medicine, Plant structure and function. Bonding, Acids and alkalis, Electrolysis and metal extraction. Waves and the electromagnetic spectrum Radioactivity, Energy, forces and their effects.
SPANISH Environment Region Holidays Holidays Social issues Global issues
TEXTILES Component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) Component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) Component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) Finish component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) / begin component 2 (Develop practical skills in Art & design) Finish component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) / begin component 2 (Develop practical skills in Art & design) Finish component 1 (generating ideas in Art & Design) / begin component 2 (Develop practical skills in Art & design)

Year 11

SUBJECT AUTUMN 1 AUTUMN 2 SPRING 1 SPRING 2 SUMMER 1 SUMMER 2
ANCIENT HISTORY REVISION REVISION REVISION REVISION REVISION REVISION
ART Complete Component 2 (Develop practical skills in Art & design) Choice of themes: The Environment, Social Diversity, In The News, Then and Now, Memorabilia or Activism Complete Component 2 (Develop practical skills in Art & design) Choice of themes: The Environment, Social Diversity, In The News, Then and Now, Memorabilia or Activism Component 3 (external synoptic - responding to a client brief) Finish component 3 (external synoptic - responding to a client brief) Finish component 3 (external synoptic - responding to a client brief) Resubmission only for component 3 (external synoptic - responding to a client brief). Otherwise, course complete
BUSINESS Business Activity and Marketing Human Resources Production methods. Technology. Quality Finance. Sources. Break Even. Proft and Loss Exam Preparation Exam Preparation
COMPUTING Computational Logic Translators and facilities of languages Programming Controlled Assessment Programming Controlled Assessment Revision - all topic areas Course Completion
CONSTRUCTION Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Technical skills aplication, professional and craft roles and responsibilities Independance, Measuring,Marking, Cutting , Assembly, Carpentry, Technical skills aplication, professional and craft roles and responsibilities, Construction Areas. Infrastructure, engineering Revision of all topic areas listed before Revision of all topic areas listed before Revision of all topic areas listed before Revision of all topic areas listed before
DANCE Component 2: Applying skills to a performance Component 2: Applying skills to a performance Component 3- Responding to a brief Component 3- Responding to a brief Responding to a brief BTEC course complete
DRAMA Devised performance & Devising Log Text Performance Noughts and Crosses Revision Noughts and Crosses Revision REVISION
ENGLISH Language - Non Fiction (Literature Fridays) Language - Fiction (Literature Fridays) Language - Non-Fiction (Literature Fridays) Language - Fiction (Literature Fridays) Language - Non-Fiction (Literature Fridays) Language - Non-Fiction (Literature Fridays)
FRENCH Global social issues (Listening & Reading practice) Global social issues (Listening & Reading practice) All KS4 topics revision (Writing and Speaking practice)
FOOD NEA 1 Food investigation task NEA 1 conituation NEA2 food preparation CA task NEA2 food preparation task Revision - all topic areas
GEOGRAPHY Changing Economic World/Rivers Fieldwork Changing Economic World Mock feedback and linked revision for assessment Revision, Paper 3 pre release and assessment REVISION Revision and external exams
HAIR & BEAUTY Practical/testing/theory Practical/testing/theory Practical/research project/assessment preparation/exam preparartion Exam 2 preparartion
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE RO21 - Care Values, rights and Health and Safety RO21 - Care Values, rights and Health and Safety RO31 - First Aid RO31 - First Aid & RO22 - (Communication improve) RO21 - Exam Improve RO21 - Exam Improve
HISTORY REVISION REVISION REVISION REVISION REVISION REVISION
IT Controlled Assessment Task Controlled Assessment Task Revision - all topic areas Revision - all topic areas Revision - all topic areas Course Completion
PE Completion of Unit 6: Leading Sports Sessions Completion of Unit 6: Leading Sports Sessions Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training Unit 3: Applying the Principles of Personal Training Course completion/mop up of outstanding coursework Course is complete
PHOTOGRAPHY Finish component 1(Develop, refine, record, present ) Finish component 1(Develop, refine, record, present ) Finish component 2 (Externally set assingment: Develop, refine, record, present ) Finish component 2 (Externally set assingment: Develop, refine, record, present ) Finish component 2 (Externally set assingment: Develop, refine, record, present ) Course complete - assessment and external moderation
MATHS Number & Algebra Graphs, Ratio, Proportion & Rates of Change Shapes & Area, Angles & Geometry Angles & Geometry, Probability & Statistics Revision & exam technique
MUSIC Unit 201ta Exam preparation Exam Exam N/A N/A
RE Dialogue within and between religious and non religious beliefs and attitudes Dialogue within and between religious and non religious beliefs and attitudes Revision Revision REVISION Course is complete
SCIENCE Co-ordination controland homeostasis, Exchange and transport in animals, Ecosystems. Co-ordination controland homeostasis, Exchange and transport in animals, Ecosystems. Rates of reaction, Fuels and atmosphere. Rates of reaction, Fuels and atmosphere. Electricity, Magnetism and motor effect, Forces and matter. Electricity, Magnetism and motor effect, Forces and matter.
SPANISH Studies World of work All KS4 topics revision All KS4 topics revision All KS4 topics revision
TEXTILES Finish component 2 (Develop practical skills in Art & design) Finish component 2 (Develop practical skills in Art & design) Component 3 (external synoptic - responding to a client brief) Component 3 (external synoptic - responding to a client brief) Component 3 (external synoptic - responding to a client brief) Resubmission only for component 3 (external synoptic - responding to a client brief). Otherwise, course complete