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Lodge Park Academy

Lodge Park Academy understands the importance of a strong academic foundation. Our academy offers a diverse curriculum and enrichment offering to create well-rounded and confident students.

Curriculum

As you would expect from a secondary school of our size, we offer a strong foundation in all the core subjects and a wide range of option choices.

At Key Stage 3 all students follow a broad curriculum which enables them to make an informed choice at the beginning of Key Stage 4 (years 10 and 11) where they concentrate on their choice of subjects within the prescribed guidelines of the National Curriculum.

At Key Stage 5 we offer a wide range of A Level and BTEC courses with most students studying three subjects. For further information about our Sixth Form please click here.

In addition there is an extensive programme of sporting and extra-curricular activities.

If you require any additional information about the curriculum at Lodge Park Academy please contact us.

Please see the attached documents for a full breakdown of the curriculum we offer in each year.

David Ross Education Trust and British Values

The Trust is very supportive of the ethos of promoting British Values, and preparing our students for success in a modern Britain.

A heavy reliance is placed upon broadening horizons for each and every child and this includes developing the core skills of tolerance, respect, teamwork, resilience and building self esteem. These are all values and qualities that we feel are relevant in order to play a full and meaningful role in society, and are promoted via our extensive house system that lends itself to cultural and sporting competition, democratic principles, social mixing, the development of greater pastoral care and enhanced PSHE.

Click here to find out more about British Values at our academy

Key Stage 3

Maths

Mathematics aims to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of key methods and concepts including number, geometry, measures, statistics and probability. Students are given the opportunity to acquire and use problem solving strategies, to select and apply mathematical techniques and methods in everyday and real-life situations.  

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Place values

Numbers addition and subtraction

Perimeter

Directed numbers

Rounding

Multiplication and division

Area of 2D shapes

Mean and ranges

Number properties-Factors and multiples

Angles, Drawing and Measuring

Fractions and Decimals

Symmetry and Tessellation

Angles facts in 2D shapes

Angles calculation

 

 

Fractions and Geometry

BIDMAS

Sequence

Expanding and factorising

Statistical diagram

 

Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Primes, HCF and LCM

Sequence

Fraction

Equation

Pie Chart

Expressions

Loci

Ratio and proportion

Unit conversion

Percentage change

Compound measures

Area and Perimeter of composite shapes

Parallel lines

Nets

Scales

Approximation

Averages

Statistical comparison

Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

Number properties

Angles

Algebra

Scale diagram and bearings

Fractions and decimals

Line graphs

Collecting and representing data

Rounding

Sequence

Percentages

Area and perimeter Scatter graphs

Basic probability

Equations

Pythagoras’ Theorem in 2D

Pythagoras ‘Theorem in 3D

Ratio and proportion

Indices

Standard form

Transformation

English

Through English every student will have access to “the best that has been thought and said”, providing equal opportunities to all students.

Students are given the opportunity to access a range of texts from across time to develop their understanding of Literature and the human condition through a knowledge based curriculum. Through studying Literature, students will be given the keys to unlock the world around them and allow them to access all that the world has to offer to ensure that every student has the opportunity to achieve their ambition. English Language will provide students the opportunity to develop their own voice to comment on the world around both orally and in writing.

 

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Oliver Twist

English Mastery Writing

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

English Mastery Writing

Poetry

English Mastery Writing


Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Oliver Twist

English Mastery Writing

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

English Mastery Writing

Poetry

English Mastery Writing


Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

Animal Farm

Crafting Brilliant Sentences

Of Mice and Men

Crafting Brilliant Sentences

Blood Brothers

Crafting Brilliant Sentences

Spoken Language

Science

Studying science allows students to make sense of the phenomena they see around them and question why things happen. Students cover a range of topics from all 3 disciplines of science. The purpose of the KS3 curriculum at LPA is to give students a sound and secure knowledge of the key ideas in science such as the structure of atoms, how energy is stored and transferred and the importance of interactions in our environment. Along with theory lessons students will partake in a range of practical activities to enhance their learning.

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Scientific Principles and Skills

Energy and Forces

Forces and Electricity

Discovery of the atom

Organisation of Living Things

Nutrition

Ecology

Reproduction

 

Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

Scientific Skills

Cells

Atomic Structure

Energy

Chemical Bonding

Organisation

Chemical Changes

Assessment

Radioactivity

 

Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

Scientific Skills

Cells

Atomic Structure

Energy

Chemical Bonding

Organisation

Chemical Changes

Assessment

Radioactivity

RE

Religious education is founded on the promotion of spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development of pupils at Lodge Park Academy. The curriculum has also been sequenced to ensure that pupils at the school are prepared for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences later on in life. The curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It can develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, of other principal religions, other religious traditions and worldviews that offer answers to questions such as these.

Each unit examines the following enquiry questions

  • What are key items of the religious faith?
  • What are the origins of the religion?
  • What are the key beliefs of the religious faith?
  • What religious festivals are celebrated?
  • What traditions are linked to the faith?
  • What is the importance of key places of worship?
  • How is the religion celebrated in Britain?

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Buddhism

Hinduism

Judaism

Christianity

Islam

Sikhism

French

Information Coming Soon

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Moi, j’apprends

Talking about your self

Moi et les autres   

You and others

Mon collège 

School, Times and opinions

Mes passe-temps

Sport and new technology

Là où j’habite

 Talking about where you live

Allons-y!  

Talking about where you go

 

Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

T’es branché?

Film, TV, Books and Music

Paris, je t’adore!

A trip in the past tense

Qui suis-je?

Talking about your character

Là où j’habite

What it’s like to live in your town

La fête du talent!

Food, drink and talents

Révision & Extension

 

  

Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

 La vie sociale d’ado 

Social life of a teenager

Bien dans sa peau

Healthy lifestyles

A l’horizon – les métiers

Future plans and employment

 A l’horizon – les vacances 

Holidays

Moi dans le monde

What’s important in your life

Révision & Transition GCSE

Revision of KS3 core structures

 

History

Our history curriculum aims to offer broad, knowledge rich and intellectually challenging lessons which provide students with the knowledge to converse academically on a wide range of historical periods.

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Normans

What was England like before 1066?

Why did William win?

Did the Normans bring a ‘truckload of trouble’?

Medieval Life

How successfully did medieval monarchs deal with challenges to their kingship?

What can we learn from Ian Mortimer about medieval England?

Late Middle Ages

What can we learn about silk roads?

What can the Wars of the Roses reveal about medieval kingship?

 

Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Tudors

Why did Henry VIII make the ‘break with Rome?’

What changes did Tudor monarchs make to the religion of England?

 

Elizabethan England

What are the secrets to Elizabeth I’s success? 

What can we learn about the lives of hidden Tudors?

Why was the world expanding in the 16th century?

Stuart England

Why is the Gun Powder Plot of 1605 significant?

What caused the English Civil War?

How far do you agree that the reason Kirby Hall was built was to impress its visitors?

 

Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

British involvement in the slave trade and rights of African-Americans

What lay behind the horrors of the slave trade?

How did slavery end in the Americas?

A new dawn 1900-1945?

 

Civil Rights Movement

How did the civil rights movement develop 1945-55? 

What progress was made in the civil rights movement 1955-60?

 

 

Civil Rights Movement

How far do you agree that full civil rights were achieved by 1975?

 Start of GCSE history

 

 

Geography

Geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources.

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Is Earth running out of natural resources?

What is Geography?

What is an economy?

Weather and climate

Is the geography of Russia a curse or benefit?

Fieldwork


Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Is Earth running out of natural resources?

What is Geography?

What is an economy?

Weather and climate

Is the geography of Russia a curse or benefit?

Fieldwork skills


Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

What is an economy?

Is Earth running out of natural resources?

Will we ever know enough about earthquakes and volcanoes to live safely?

Is the geography of Russia a curse or benefit?

Why are rivers important?

Climate change and the Earth’s Future.

PE

Autumn Term - Year 7 Spring Term - Year 7 Summer Term - Year 7
Boys: Football, tag-rugby, fitness, indoor games.

Girls: Netball, hockey, badminton, basketball

Boys: Handball, badminton, futsal & basketball.


Girls: Fitness, indoor cricket, dance, short tennis.

Boys: Athletics, striking & fielding (rounders, softball & cricket)


Girls: Athletics, striking & fielding (Rounders & stoolball)

Autumn Term - Year 8 Spring Term - Year 8 Summer Term - Year 8

Boys: Football, rugby, fitness, indoor games.

 

Girls: Netball, hockey, badminton, basketball.

Boys: Handball, badminton, futsal & basketball.


Girls: Indoor cricket, fitness, short tennis, indoor athletics.

Boys: Athletics, striking & fielding (Softball & cricket)


Girls: Athletics, striking & fielding (Rounders & stoolball)

Autumn Term - Year 9 Spring Term - Year 9 Summer Term - Year 9

Boys: Football, rugby, fitness, indoor games, hockey, basketball.

 

Girls: Netball, hockey, badminton, basketball.

Boys: Handball, badminton, table tennis and basketball.

 

Girls: Indoor cricket, fitness, short tennis, indoor athletics.

Boys: Athletics, striking & fielding (Softball & cricket)


Girls: Athletics, striking & fielding (Rounders & stoolball)

Computer Science & ICT

Computer Science and ICT equips students to understand how modern technology works. We focus on problem solving and computational principals as well as practical ICT skills to give a sound understanding of the different areas so that students are prepared for their option choices.

Autumn Term - Year 7 Spring Term - Year 7 Summer Term - Year 7

eSafety

Database Development

Animation

Sound Editing

Scratch

Introduction to Computer Science

Autumn Term - Year 8 Spring Term - Year 8 Summer Term - Year 8

Computer Crime and Cyber Security

HTML and Websites

Understanding Computers

Graphics

 

Python

Project

Autumn Term - Year 9 Spring Term - Year 9 Summer Term - Year 9

Spreadsheets

Python Extended

Website Theory

Website Construction

 

Networks

Interface Design

Design & Technology

 In Design and Technology we learn how to creatively solve problems and build practical skills whilst exploring and building knowledge of the world around us. The students will work with a variety of materials including wood, paper, metal as well as textiles and food to produce high quality products that are fit for purpose.

In Key Stage 3 the students will complete three different projects across three disciplines (food, graphics and product design) in a rotation.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Design a Graphics Logo

 

Create a Hand Held Maze

 

Design & Create products for an animal themed restaurant

 

Design & Create a Day of the Dead Bag

Design a Graphics Logo

 

Create an Animal Jigsaw Puzzle

 

Design & Create products for a cafe & design and make merchandise

 

Design & Make a Hoodie

Design a Graphics Logo

 

Design & Make an Animal Puzzle

 

The Hamburger Project

 

 

The Japanese Culture Project

Art

The Art curriculum is designed to develop students’ intellectual, imaginative, creative and expressive potential. Students will develop haptic knowledge and practical skills by using a broad range of materials and processes.  They will develop research and critical thinking skills, as well as an understanding of aesthetics, visual communication and semiotics as ways of conveying meaning.  Observational drawing and critical contextual study are embedded throughout, thus ensuring that students develop the key skills required for further study at KS4.

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

“Mark-Making”

Mark-making, Drawing and Print-making.

Key Elements of; Form, shape, colour, texture, line.

“Going for a walk”

Painting, Colour Theory, Picture Composition and Story-telling (narrative).

Key Elements of; Line, tone and colour

“Different Cultures”

3D Construction

Key Elements of; Form, shape, colour, texture, line.

Autumn Term - Year 8 Spring Term - Year 8 Summer Term - Year 8

“Perspective”

 

Painting, Picture Composition.

 

Key Elements of; colour, line, tone.

“Food and Drink”

 

Drawing, Painting, 3D

 

Key Elements of; shape, form, line, tone, colour, texture.

“The Human Form”

 

Drawing, Painting, Mixed-Media.

 

Key Elements of; line, tone, shape, scale, texture.

Autumn Term - Year 9 Spring Term - Year 9 Summer Term - Year 9

“Embellished Faces”

 

Drawing, 3D, Mixed-Media.

 

Key Elements of; line, tone, form, texture.

“Signs and Symbols”

 

Drawing, Painting, 3D, Mixed-Media.

 

Key Elements of; line, tone, form, colour, shape.

“Text and Art”

 

Drawing, Print-Making

 

Key Elements of; line, tone, colour, pattern, shape, texture.

Music

The Music curriculum is centred on accessibility, scaffolding and development. Students start with core skills of breathing, singing, performing in unison using fundamental mechanics of the human body. Through this, we explore the elements of music in a practical way. The opportunity is taken at this stage to explain these fundamentals to give students an understanding of how breathing, alignment and vibration affect the voice, which we use every day. These skills are regularly developed through multiple music mediums, including keyboard and various types of drumming. Performance ability is underpinned by a knowledge rich curriculum. All students learn to read and write music through sequenced schemes of work, starting with single part music with aids to multi-part polyphonic music with no support that students will successfully perform. All of these culminate when students compose their own music using the knowledge and skills developed through each scheme of work. 

Autumn Term - Year 7

Spring Term - Year 7

Summer Term - Year 7

Calypso

Baroque

African

Romantic

Bhangra

Rock ‘n’ Roll


Autumn Term - Year 8

Spring Term - Year 8

Summer Term - Year 8

Film & Video Game

Classical

Samba

Indian Classical

Middle Eastern & Mediterranean

Pop Music

 

Autumn Term - Year 9

Spring Term - Year 9

Summer Term - Year 9

The Concerto Through Time

Rhythms of the World

Film & Video Game

Conventions of Pop

Arranging & Composing

Performance

Key Stage 4

Core

EBacc

 Options

Key Stage 5

A-Level

Vocational