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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. 


Students have been learning about sets and venn diagrams and algebraic representation and manipulation.


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 students having been looking at the imperative tense, family life and personal relationships


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 this term we will be focusing on the 1945 Cold War and the Gulf, looking at various question around this topic such as: ''Who was to blame for the war'', ''How effectively did the USA contain communism'' etc. Students will develop analysis skills and gain factual knowledge on these historical events.


In this term pupil will be looking at Urban Settlements, both its development and impact particularly environmental. We also be looking at the theories around these settlement developments, further studying its societal impact.

Business Studies

During term 3, Year 10 have been looking at Marketing. Under Marketing, the following chapters have been 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 also looked at how to tackle exam-style questions and IGCSE business studies past papers based on all the Units/Sections which have been covered in the 2021/2022 academic year. The said sections are Understanding business activity, People in business and Marketing.


This term in economics we looked at microeconomic decision makers covering money and banking, households, workers, trade unions and firms.

Life Skills

During term 2, year 10 have been learning about anti social behaviour and discrimination.  Later this term we will be having a focus on careers education.


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.