Year 9 – Distance Learning Menu – 06-07-20 to 20-07-20

Whilst we are unable to meet together as teachers and students, we are fortunate in that we can use technology to provide a meaningful learning experience to all students.

Your teachers have been working hard to adapt your learning so that it is suitable for you to access independently, through Microsoft Teams and other learning platforms as described.

You will find here a ‘Menu’ of the work that has been set by your teachers for the next two weeks coming ahead. You will see the content you need to cover, the activities to complete to make sure you are understanding, and the assessed piece that you will be required to complete and submit to your teachers via Teams. This will be marked and returned to you.

These ‘Menus’ will be updated fortnightly with fresh work and more content from different subjects, so remember to check this website regularly.

We are aware that an on-line lesson will never replace the experience of working with your peers and with your teachers but, whilst we are unable to do so, distance learning will serve as an important intermediary.

I hope you will all embrace this with the same enthusiasm and desire for success that you would every day in school.

Mr Walker,

Deputy Head














Year 9

You will be working on a number of tasks in preparation towards your Autumn 1 unit –  Survival Stories. You will find all the information, texts and links set in the work book by your English teacher in your Class Group on Teams.

To be completed during 06/07 – 17/07

  1. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela  – Complete all week 5 tasks
  2. Tim Collins speech – complete all week 6 tasks

Link to assessed piece – due 10.07.2020

Year 9 Quiz on Microsoft Forms:


  • Maths work is set daily on MathsWatch and students are given one week to complete the task set.

Maths 9AMA1 | 9AMA2 | 9AMA3

W/C 6th July – Probability
W/C 13th July – More Probability
  • Combined events
  • Mutually Exclusive events
  • Experimental Probability
  • Independent events
  • Tree diagrams

Mutually exclusive, independent events, Experimental probability, Tree diagrams

  • More tree diagrams
  • Conditional probability
  • Venn diagrams
  • Set notation
  • Problem solving

Conditional probability, Venn DiagramsTree diagrams

Maths 9AMA4 | 9BMA1 | 9BMA2 | 9BMA3 | 9BMA4

W/C 6th July Equations, functions and formulae
W/C 13th July Equations, functions and formulae continued
  • Substitution

  • Expanding brackets -1 step 2 step methods

  • Expanding brackets looking to collect like terms

  • Simplifying  


Expanding brackets

Expanding and simplifying by collecting like terms

  • Factorisation

  • Forming expressions by solving maths problems

  • Forming equations


Forming expressions

Forming equations,



  1. Work through topic information.  
  2. Answer Practice questions – assignments folder.
  3. Complete Seneca task. 
  4. Complete GCSE Pod Task. 
  5. Complete end of topic test in assignment folder.   


P6 Density



Students should be able to describe and explain the following concepts:

–        Density and states of matter

–        Changes of state

–        Internal energy

–        Specific latent heat

–        Gas pressure and temperature


Practice exam questions (assignment folder)

Deadline: 17/07/2020

Students should complete the practice exam questions


Over the next two weeks we will return our focus to Medicine Through Time.  In the year 9 area of teams there have been two folders uploaded. 
Link to teams

  • Lesson 1 – Case Study – Cholera.  You should download all the resources and work through them as you would do in a normal lesson.  If you need help with anything then you should email your history teacher. 

At the end of the powerpoint there is an essay question.  This must be returned to your history teacher by 17th July.

  • Lesson 2 – is a consolidation lesson with revision activities from the last section of the course.  You should complete all these activities.  There is also a consolidation assessment on a separate powerpoint.  This needs to be completed and sent to your teacher by 17th  July 2020.



Work to be competed for Topic 2, this is working towards the Paper 1 exam. All work will be posted on teams. Students work through the knowledge organiser for each session, complete the exam questions and independent research. At the end of the two week block an assessment of the work covered will be posted onto teams.

To be completed week 6 July
To be completed 13 July



Over the next two weeks you will learn about the following topics: Free time activities, social media and technology and family and friends

To be completed during 6/07 – 13/07

To be completed during 13/07 – 20/07



KS4: Students should be working on longitudinal coursework/ controlled assessment work- guidance available on their individual teams class groups. This needs to be up to date by September.


KS4: Students should be working on longitudinal coursework/ controlled assessment work- guidance available on their individual teams class groups. This needs to be up to date by September.


KS4: Students should be working on longitudinal coursework/ controlled assessment work- guidance available on their individual teams class groups. Weekly/ fortnightly assignments have been set and will continue to be set for the next 3 weeks. This needs to be up to date by September.


KS3/4: Practical video tutorials have been set for the past few weeks and are available on individual teams class groups- these have been set as assignments by the teachers.

Theory work:

Hospitality and catering: yr9:  continue to work on controlled assessment and content for exam.- set as an assignment on teams class groups.

Yr10: to continue to access the controlled assessment work set as assignments on teams class group. This needs to be up to date by September.

Yr 10 Food Prep GCSE group: To continue to work through content revision for exam. These are set as weekly assignments and quizs on teams class group.  This needs to be complete by September.


Students to continue to work through individual teams groups assignments that have been set and will continue to be set for the remaining 3 weeks. This work is towards controlled assessment units- This needs to be up to date by September.


RS Year 9 & 10 Topic: Christian Beliefs and Practice.

You will find all the information, workbook, tasks and exam style question set by your teacher in your Class Group on Teams. We will continue to look into Christian beliefs and practices and how these affect the believer’s life.

Part one of work book to be submitted by 10th July. You will describe and explain and evaluate the following;

  • Key characteristics of God.
  • The Holy Trinity.
  • The Problem of Evil.
  • The Creation story.
  • Different Christian beliefs on the afterlife.

Part two of the work book to be completed by 17th July. You will describe, explain and evaluate the following;

  • Liturgical and non-Liturgical worship.
  • The role of the church.
  • Sacraments.


Year 9 – Core PE

Week 1-3

  • Complete the challenge and upload your results. You are competing against others in your school and the schools in the local area. There are prizes to be won.
  • Each week the challenges change.
  • Information to sign up has already been sent via teams as an assignment to all PE groups.

Also links to works out as follows:

Week 1 – Cricket

Week 2

Week 3- Fitness work out

Yr 9 OCR Cambridge Nationals

Week 1: Plan a session for any sport that you could deliver to you classmates. You will need to think of the sport then think of a skill within that sport that could/ needs to be improved.

You need a:

  • LO
  • Description of the drill
  • Diagram of the drill
  • Teaching Points (What is the body doing to achieving the skill – think – head, eyes, arms, body, hips, legs, feet
  • How could the drill be changes slightly to make it harder and easier – Think – Space – equipment – time.

Week 2: Complete a risk assessment for the activity you have designed.

Think about where you would like to deliver the session – what risks could be in that space:

  • Weather, other equipment your equipment.
  • Risks of participants themselves 
  • Risks of the activity you asking them to do.

Then you need to think how could you minimise the risks – What could you dp before the sessions starts, During the session and then after the session.

Week 3 – After looking at your first drill and take into account the feedback you will have received design another drill for the same sport but a different skill. Complete another session plan that you could deliver.


You will be continuing assignments within Teams to help you prepare for your R081 Pre-Production Skills Exam. Each set assignment includes detailed PowerPoints, resource links and worksheets. The unit will be concluded by an assessment.

WB 06/07

Assignment: Understand the purpose and uses for visualisation diagrams. Describe the content of visualisation diagrams including images, graphics, logos and text. Create and review a visualisation diagram.

Assignment: Understand the purpose and uses for storyboards. Describe the content of storyboards. Create and review a storyboard and identify areas for improvement

WB 13/07

Assignment: Understand the purpose and uses for scripts. Describe the content of scripts. Analyse and review a script and identify areas for improvement

Assignment: Understand the properties and limitations of file formats for: still images, audio and moving images including video and animation. Be able to identify appropriate file formats for Pre-production documents and final products in line with client requirements. Be able to use suitable naming conventions including version control and organisational requirements.

Assessment: R081 Pre-Production Skills exam style questions.


Year 9 and Year 10.

As you will all be aware, Sociology has been updated three times per week since we closed school to students back in March. In total there have been 36 separate updates containing enough information, content and practice questions to cover the entire GCSE syllabus – almost!

I suggest that, with Summer approaching, you take time to look back over the work that has been set on the Teams page for your group and to work your way though in order, ensuring that you are reading with the following assessment outcomes in mind:

  • AO1 – Knowledge and Understanding (this is ‘the what?’): do you know what the content is? Are you using the key terminology and writing like a Sociologist? Can you read data and extract meaning? (Grades 1-3, 40%)
  • AO2 – Application in context (this is the ‘why?’): Can you link names to examples? Can you detail and explain examples for each area? Can you give case studies or major theories to support your points? (Grades 1-3, 40%)
  • AO3 – Critical Evaluation (this is the ‘what if/what else?’): can you evaluate ‘to what extent…’ ? Are you able to give strengths and weaknesses to AO1 content? Can you point out what is right about certain approaches – but also what might be challenged or might be flawed? (Grades 7+, 20%)

I have also recently posted overall revision guides to support where you have gaps in your learning. You can find these on your Teams page.

I will be teaching all Sociology groups from September, so I look forward to you arriving to class ready to push yourselves into the highest possible grades: get that AO1 and AO2 sorted!

Mr Walker.