Wightwick Hall School

A Business & Enterprise College

Developing Life Skills through Ethical Business Education

Tinacre Hill, Compton,
Wolverhampton, WV6 8DA
Tel: 01902 761889 or 761658
Fax: 01902 765080
Email:
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Welcome to the Geography and ICT Department

Geography at Wightwick is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. Investigating and offering reasoned views about how people live and the world around them. It helps pupils make sense of their surroundings and the wider world.

Geography relates to many aspects of their own lives and the different cultures which exist both within Britain and the rest of the world. It shows them how these cultures interact with our own British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

We hope to develop a sense of responsibility for the care of the earth and the people who live on it. The study of geography aims at leading pupils to acquire a framework of knowledge about locations and places of a local, national and international understanding.

The scheme of work for Key Stage 3 is taken from the National Curriculum and builds on their prior knowledge gained during Key Stage 2.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

The Units of Work have been developed from the National Curriculum and are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through the study of; plans and maps, farming and the countryside, environmental related issues, landscapes, rivers, water supply and pollution, weather and climate, tropical rainforests, earthquakes, volcanoes and a European Study.

Pupils are taught in their year groups and have one hour per week allocated to the subject. Student progress is reported to parents twice a year. Progress is recorded and monitored by using the BSquared assessment tool.

Year GroupAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
7.
Foundations
What is geography?
Physical and human
Environmental Geography
Settlement
Urbanisation Weather and climate Mapwork
Ordnance Survey
Mapwork
Ordnance Survey
8.
Connections
What is geography?
Physical and human
Environmental Geography
Weathering and Erosion
Landforms Rivers Landforms Coasts Landforms Glaciation Economic Activity. Primary, Secondary tertiary
9.
Interactions
What is geography?
Physical and human
Environmental Geography Weather and Climate. Incl. graphs World Regions British Climate Tropical Equatorial rainforest Deserts, Mediterranean and Polar Regions Plate Tectonics

Welcome to the I.C.T. Department

The new Computing Curriculum went live from September 2014 and this has been introduced on a 5 year rolling program. There are a number of essential skills and processes in Computing that pupils need to learn in order to make progress:
a) Finding Things Out
b) Developing ideas and making things happen
c) Exchanging and sharing information
d) Reviewing modifying and evaluating work as it progresses

Distinct areas of study have been highlighted: Computer Science, Information Technology, Digital Literacy, Computational Thinking.

Bannatyne Centre Students
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

Each year group is allocated 1 hour per week to the study of ICT/Computing.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Key Stage 4 students are currently taught together as 1 group.
They have 1 hour of ICT per week leading to FS Entry level qualifications.
Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 7 Internet safety
SMART poster
Basics. Fun with fonts
QCA4A Writing to a different audience.
Nursery Rhymes Christmas cards
Intro to control. Radio controlled cars, control in school (Gates, fire alarm etc.)
Poster/display
Bee Bot X 4
Bee Bot X 4 & Bee Bot software.. Intro to Algorithms,
Bugs and de-bugging.
Intro to Scxratch.
QCA 4c. Animal Database. Excel Fields: Name ,age, colour etc. Sort and Simple search. Intro to simple spreadsheet construction. Shopping, ,party planning.
Using email.
Year 8 Internet safety
SMART poster
Unit 7.1. Pat's Poor Presentation. Intro to P Pt Presentation Design a Logo Christmas Cards Next steps in control. Roamer. Screen roamer Journey and routes. Sequences. Cup of Tea Scratch .
Going further.
.Unit 7.4. Models, rules and Investigations. Spreadsheets, Pizza, Zoo and Disco. Branching Database. Yes /No questions Vegetable and fruits, Guess who, Ask Oscar.
Year 9 Internet safety
SMART poster
Using email. Send, forward and reply Unit 7.1. Pat's Poor Presentation. Recap of PPT Titanic PPT Control, input, process and output. Traffic lights, car park, Simple sequences & algorithms Lightbot. Armour Games Unit 7.4. Models, rules and Investigations. Spreadsheets, Pizza, Zoo and Disco. Lightbot. Armour Games QCA 6a Multimedia Presentation. School Tour. Using photographs and sound effects / commentary. Class Measurements. Gather data on 9 fields on individual record cards. Compile a completed database
Year 10 Internet safety
SMART poster
Use of email. Address book & attachments
Functional Skills EL1/2
Spreadsheets
Preparation for Functional Skills EL1/2
Spreadsheets/database.
Sort/ search. Online
Communication.
Writing Formal Letters
Preparation for W.exp
Writing Formal Letters and email
continued
Construction of a CV.
Preparation for Functional Skills EL1/2. Posters, flyers brochures
Year 11 Internet safety
SMART poster
Preparation Functional Skills EL2.
Sit EL2 Assessment
Preparation Functional Skills EL2 /3. Resit EL2 Assessment if needed.
Sit EL3 Assessment
Preparation Functional Skills EL3.
Re Sit EL3 Assessment
Prepare a presentation for leaving assembly. English, Science and Maths revision

Key Stage 5 (Years 12,13 & 14)

Key Stage 5 students use ICT in the collation of coursework folders in the study of other subjects