Year 10 Objectives

Art and Design

Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources. Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes. Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses. Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.

Businees and Communication Systems

To know the importance of H & S in the workplace

To understand the recruitment process, be aware of current employment legislation and know the methods of remuneration.

To be aware of how a business can train its staff and be able to choose the most appropriate method of training.

To be able to identify, describe and evaluate ways in which businesses use the Internet.

To be aware of the wide range of primary and secondary data and understand the importance of the security of data.

To be able to use appropriate software to create documents for business purposes.

Business Studies

Students should understand the importance of business and economics.

Students to assess and examine facts and opinions, to build arguments and make informed judgements relating to business and industry.

To develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues in a range of local, national and global contexts.

To assess the importance of different stakeholders in relation to business and economic activities. 


Overall Aim, to achieve a Level 1 Award in Caring for Children

- To know what is incorporated in a healthy meal for themselves and families, including food groups (CFC 20)

- To know what are age appropriate art and craft activities (CFC 26)

- To know what health and safety requirements need to met when working with children (CFC 24)

- To know the stages and influences on growth and development for children, from birth to 6 years (CFC 14)

Construction and the Built Environment

Construction Technology – understand the different forms of construction that can be used for low-rise offices, retail units and homes. Develop an understanding of the structural performance required for low-rise construction, and explore how substructures and superstructures are constructed.

Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction - apply scientific and mathematical knowledge, understanding and skills to practical construction contexts. develop an understanding of the scientific principles affecting the performance of construction materials and develop skills to perform mathematical calculations in construction contexts.

Carpentry and Joinery. Understand tools, materials and equipment used in carpentry and joinery

Develop practical skills using safe techniques to produce a timber frame.


Recall select and communicate knowledge, understanding and appreciation of dance performance and choreography.

Apply skills, knowledge and understanding to communicate choreographic and artistic/ intention through dance performance. 

Analyse and evaluate dance to bring about improvement

Design Engineer Construct

Be able to define a sustainable construction project

Be able to develop a sustainable construction project

Be able to organise and present a project effectively to a client

Digital Creative Media

To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: where, how and why media expands and broadens peoples understanding in the 5 main sectors. These sectors are the web, radio, TV, gaming and digital publishing. The course aims to give the students as much experience in contemporary examples of this and how it fits into the ever changing world and work place landscape. The students will learn how to develop ideas, present these ideas and bring them to fruition. An important element to go with this is the ability to work with a team and set out task objectives and jobs for all members.


Students to understand Blood Brothers and explore the issue of Fame. Students to understand why and how to use mediums, elements and strategies to communicate their ideas and concepts to others. For students to be able to work collaboratively in a team and develop their imaginative facilities. For students to be able to write up their experiences under supervised conditions, reflecting on their learning throughout the assessment lessons.

English Language and Literature

To promote a curiosity and love of English Literature.

To build confidence in written and spoken communication.

To develop writing, reading and spoken language skills necessary for GCSE exams.


To be able to communicate and understand about:

- Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest
- Current and Future Study and Employment
- Identity and Culture

To learn skills for spontaneous speaking and writing in French

To learn techniques for translation to and from French

To understand and be able to apply grammar rules in written and spoken French


Learners must demonstrate their ability to:

A01: Demonstrate knowledge of locations, processes, environments and different scales

A02: Demonstrate geographical understanding of concepts and how they are used in relation to places, environment and processes.

A03: Apply knowledge and understanding to interpret, analyse and evaluate geographical information and issues and to make judgements

A04: Select, adapt and use a variety of skills and techniques to investigate questions and issues and communicate findings.

Hair and Beauty

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding  of the structure and importance of the hair and beauty sector.

Develop knowledge which spans the entire vocational sector and related industries.

Develop academic study and transferable skills that will support progression within the hair and beauty sector and more broadly.

Demonstrate practical hairdressing services to a competent level.


AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the periods studied.

AO2 Explain and analyse historical events and periods studied using second order historical concepts.

AO3 Analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements, in the context of historical events studied.

AO4 Analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied.


To Identify plants; to be able to assess soils and understand  their physical and chemical properties ; to know the physical structures of plants and to understand their development and physiology, to know how to grow cops outdoors and in protected environments.



Information Technology

To demonstrate IT skills by completing a project and through the development of a range of digital products to meet the specifications of the task. E.g. organising a school prom.

To demonstrate knowledge of living safely, securely and effectively in a digital world.

Mathematics (Foundation)


Mathematics (Higher)



To build on knowledge and experience at KS3

To develop the ability to understand the background & context to each set work

To develop musical theory skills

To explore music within genres relating to set works

To study exemplar performances and compositions

To develop knowledge and understanding of musical elements relating it to each set work

To make critical judgements about music


To develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of factors that are associated with physical activity and improves sports performance 2. Understand how the physiological and psychological state affects performance.

Perform effectively in different physical activities by developing skills and techniques and selecting and using tactics and strategies 4. Develop ability to analyse and evaluate to improve performance 5. Understand how sport and physical activity can help health, fitness and well-being 6. Understand key socio-cultural influences which can affect people’s involvement.

Product Design

To become a creative thinker and improve our way of life.


AO1 Recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of psychology and how psychology works

AO2 Apply skills, knowledge and understanding of psychology and how psychology works

AO3 Interpret, evaluate and analyse psychological data and practice

Religious Studies

A01: Describe, explain and analyse using knowledge and understanding.

A02: Use evidence and reasoned argument to express and evaluate personal responses, informed insights and differing viewpoints. 



 To understand;
- the structure and function of cells
- how organisms grow and control themselves
- how characteristics are passed on
- how organisms have evolved and continue to do so.
- how pathogens and lifestyle cause disease and the body’s defences


To understand;
- how the periodic table is organised
- the structure of an atom
- the bonding and proeprties of different substances
- how acids react
- how to carry out quantitative chemistry calculations


To understand;
- how forces change motion
- Newton’s first three laws
- How energy is transferred and conserved
- the properties, uses and dangers of waves
- the relationship between forces and energy
- how objects interact


To be able to communicate and understand about: local, national, international and global areas of interest, current and future study and employment and identity and culture, to learn skills for spontaneous speaking and writing in Spanish, to learn techniques for translation to and from Spanish, to understand and be able to apply grammar rules in written and spoken Spanish.


Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding in rules and regulations in two chosen sports. Discuss and Demonstrate the attributes required in sports leadership. Independently prepare and complete a 6 week training focusing on two key areas of development.

Textile Design

Students are required to develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills, through integrated practical, critical and contextual study that encourages direct engagement with original works and practice. Students will realise intentions relevant to textiles design and their selected area(s) of study.

- Students will develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.

- Students will refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.

- Students will record ideas, observations and insight relevant to intentions as work progresses.

- Students will present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language. 

Vehicle Technology

To develop skills and theoretical knowledge of motor vehicles and their repair and maintenance.

Through workshop experience students to produce a series of coursework folios focusing on; Vehicle Design and Operation of Vehicle Systems.  Routine Vehicle Maintenance Techniques. Principles and Maintenance of Vehicle Wheels, Tyres, Steering and Suspension.