Form Tutor - Mr Thomas Nyirenda and Ms. Tapiwa Mwenelupembe

Year 10 Curriculum Newsletter and Timetable Term 3
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First Language English

This term students have been perfecting their summary and article writing skills alongside developing their creative writing. 

Literature in English

Students have been reading Chimamanda Adichie's 'Purple Hibiscus' and grappled with the key themes of colonialism, militarism, feminism and patriarchy as well as developing their own personal responses to the text. 


In this Term 3,Students will be learning how to solve simultaneous equations, quadratic equations, Linear inequalities, Linear Programming and Graphs of Functions


Students this term have been learning about Blood circulation and the heart. They also learnt diseases and immunity. Transmission and prevention of different types of diseases and the body defenses 


This term we have been learning about acids and bases, formation of and testing salts, precipitation and titration. The pictures below show students doing a titration of copper sulphate solution and hydrochloric acid.


This term we have been looking at thermal physics covering molecules, gas laws, expansion of solids, liquids and gases finishing with specific latent heat


This term we are looking at Free time activities, Food,  Special occasions, Modes of transport, Public services,  communication, Home town and Geographical surroundings.


This term we have been learning about database management, system development and document production in practical. 

students are researching on different generic file formats.


In year 10 we are moving on to a depth study. Our chosen topic is Germany between 1919-1945. We will start by looking at the rise in power of Adolf Hitler, asking the question; how can such a person be voted into the highest office of Germany? Once we have looked at this we will analyse how his leadership affected the lives of people in Germany and across Europe.

Year 10 - History - Scheme of Work.pdf
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Year 10 are moving onto studying coasts. We want to investigate the physical processes found at the coastline and linking them to the landforms that are uniquely found at the coast. Once we have completed this we will study the threats of living near to the coastlines that are posed by flooding and evaluate the methods that this threat can be managed.

Year 10 - Geography - Scheme of Work.pdf
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Business Studies

During term 3, Year 10 will be looking at Marketing. Under Marketing, the following chapters will be covered.

  1. Marketing, Competition and the customer
  2. Market research
  3. The marketing mix: product
  4. The marketing mix: price
  5. The marketing mix: place
  6. The marketing mix: promotion
  7. Technology and the marketing mix
  8. Marketing strategy

We will also be looking at how to tackle exam-style questions and IGCSE business studies past papers based on all the Units/Sections which have been covered thus far. 


In the third term, the economics lessons will be centered on Mixed Economic Systems and the various factors and variables that exist in such a system.  We will also be covering the various interventions that governments take to address market failure, e.g. Price controls, Indirect Taxation, Subsidies, Rules and Regulations etc. 

Life Skills

During term 3, year 10 will be looking at Managing their emotions, as well as how to deal with Diversity in the school, workplace and society in general.


This term year 10 have been persistent in developing proper form in running. Starting with the foundations in jogging then working on cardio sprinting. Developing healthy hearts and disciplined minds. We have also worked on Basketball dribbling. 


At this stage in Swimming, We are focusing on developing stability and strength in the water. This term we focus on slowing down our technique so that we can develop the way that we move in the water.