SMC

Key Stage 3 SMC Overview

Year 7

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Sep - Oct Nov - Dec Jan - Feb Feb - Easter Easter - May May - July

RE – Introductory lesson- Why is RE important?

To understand the importance of RE in the world today and the reasons why we study it. 

RE – The Bridging Unit

To know and understand the 4 key focus points and to reflect as to how they are connected in order to provide a greater understanding of what religion is.

Careers Education 

To understand the importance of strengths and weaknesses and how this can impact on career choices. 

PSHEe – Understanding Yourself

To develop an understanding of who you are, what you want to achieve and how people are important in driving us to reach our goals.

PSHEe – Developing Relationships

To become familiar with new school practices and to be able to suggest coping strategies to help with change.

RE- Religion and the Environment

The main focus is for students to make links between beliefs about a created world and a sense of religious duty to care for the environment. By the end of the unit students should be able to express their own beliefs and values about the origins of the universe and their responsibility to the planet.

PSHEe – Healthy Lifestyles

To understand what constitutes a healthy diet and how important it is to remain fit by taking regular exercise.

PSHEe – Financial Capability

To be able to understand the difference between want and need. To be able to plan a budget that balances.

RE – Special Journeys

Students will investigate the beliefs and rituals associated with pilgrimage. The main focus for development will be Islam and the Hajj, stating some of the core beliefs and practices of Islam.

RE – Festivals

Students will investigate a wide range of religious Festivals associated with different religions.

PSHEe – Sex and Relationships education

Sexual health project in conjunction with South Tyneside NHS.

 

Year 8

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Sep - Oct Nov - Dec Jan - Feb Feb - Easter Easter - May May - July

RE – British Values

To understand the five main British values and their impact on Britain today.

Careers Education

To research the different types of career and work and how this can change over time. 

PSHEe – Developing Relationships

To understand the nature of friendship and to identify the importance of having a variety of social and personal relationships.

RE- Buddhism

To investigate Buddhism and to learn about how it impacts on a believer’s life.

PSHEe – Healthy Lifestyles

To understand the impact of alcohol and its effects.

PSHEe – Financial Capability

To understand the impact of applying for credit and the use/misuse of credit cards.

RE – Inspirational people

To investigate inspirational people and to assess how far they have impacted on other people’s lives.

PSHEe – Sex and Relationships education

Sexual health project in conjunction with South Tyneside NHS.

 

Year 9

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Sep - Oct Nov - Dec Jan - Feb Feb - Easter Easter - May May - July

RE – Animal Rights

To explore whether animals have rights and to understand the impact religion has on this.

Careers Education 

To understand the different organisations and structures of different types of businesses. To learn how to stand up to stereotyping and discrimination in the workplace. 

PSHEe – Developing Relationships

To learn how to respect differences and the importance of effective body language and communication skills.

PSHEe – Healthy Lifestyles 

To understand how a negative body image can affect a person. To understand the varying types of eating disorder.

PSHEe – Financial Capability

To understand how to apply for a job and to look at personal statements and interview techniques.

RE – Poverty

To investigate the problem of poverty and assess its impact.

PSHEe – Sex and Relationships education

Sexual Health pack in conjunction with South Tyneside NHS.

 

Key Stage 4 - SMC Overview

Year 10

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Sep - Oct Nov - Dec Jan - Feb Feb - Easter Easter - May May - July

RE- Ethics

To investigate a range of moral issues and to look at these from different religious perspectives.

Careers Education

To set future targets for progress, achievement and wellbeing in future options and careers. To research local labour market information in order to research future career paths.

Citizenship – Family and School

To explore the rights and responsibilities at both home and school.

 

Year 11

Autumn Term
Spring Term
Summer Term
Sep - Oct Nov - Dec Jan - Feb Feb - Easter Easter - May May - July

Careers Education 

To complete a CV and to understand good and effective interview techniques, in preparation for future moves into education, training and employment. 

RE- Is religion dangerous?

To investigate if religion is dangerous and to analyse its effects on people’s lives.

Citizenship – Human Rights 

To explore human rights issues, focusing on cases of human rights abuses . Looking at how Human Rights can be protected and enforced.

Citizenship – Environment

The Global challenge/ What environmental problems are we facing around the world today?

RE- Religion and the media

To investigate how far the media has an impact on people’s lives. 

RE- Attitudes

To investigate religious attitudes to key events.

Citizenship – Community

To explore the origins of Britain as a multicultural and multi ethnic society and how this benefits everyone.

RE- Racism, prejudice and discrimination

To investigate the impact of  racism, prejudice and discrimination can have on people’s lives and communities. 

Citizenship – Government

To understand what the UK parliament is and what it does.

 

 

Unit 2: 20th Century Depth Studies

Section A The Roaring 20s: USA 1919-1929

Section B Depression and the New Deal: The USA, 1929-1941

Section C War in Vietnam, 1964-1975

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