CURRICULUM | Fort Hill College

Art

Through the study of Art & Design pupils are educated to understand themselves, others and the world around them and to express their thoughts and feelings through the making of images and objects.

 

Students develop their skills in a wide range of areas including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, fashion, textiles, embroidery and new technology.

Business Studies

Through studying GCSE Business Studies, students begin to understand current events in local, national and global contexts. Students will also learn how to use relevant terms, concepts and methods effectively to describe business and economic behaviour.  The course prepares students for further study of business and business-related subjects.

English

The English Department in Fort Hill Integrated College is vibrant and forward thinking. It aims to provide a learning environment which promotes an enjoyment of the subject. Our team of English specialists promote a rich and varied curriculum that enables students to fulfil their maximum potential in all skills areas, both in the classroom and in examinations.

Geography

In Geography we aim to help pupils.

Develop key geographical skills so that they can understand the world around them. We aim to do this by presenting Geography in an interesting, up-to-date and enjoyable way.Understand a wide range of human and physical Geography to help them develop environmental awareness, along with the opportunity to develop a good understanding of their local area and a broader knowledge of the wider world.

Home Economics

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History

History has always been a popular subject because people are fascinated about what it was like to live in the past.  People want to know what the lives of the rich and famous, and general public were like in a particular time in History.  We in the History Department at Fort Hill aim to bring the past to life, by making the study of History enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.

ICT

ICT at KS3 has the aim of developing the ICT Skills required to facilitate the delivery of the KS3 curriculum and to enable pupils to achieve a level in Using ICT.

Learning for Life & Work

Learning for Life and Work (LLW) is central in helping young people develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, qualities and dispositions that are pre-requisites for life and work.

Maths

Mathematics is a core subject studied by all pupils up to GCSE level.

 

Our aim is to equip all pupils with the knowledge of Mathematics needed for their future life; we encourage our pupils to aim to leave school with a good GCSE qualification in the subject (preferably grade C or above or equivalent if possible).

Moving Image Arts

We recognise the hard work and effort that goes into the production of every film a Moving Image Arts student makes. To promote their creative skills and give inspiration to our current MIA students, we are going to release one film each month from last year’s GCSE or A Level submissions. Make sure you watch out for special releases from the Fort Hill College MIA Archives too!

Modern Languages

In Fort Hill College French is studied by all pupils at KS3, and some pupils will also study German. Some of the topics we study at this stage include:
Talking about pets
Describing myself
Ordering food and drink in a café

MVRUS

Learning to drive is often a major milestone on a young person’s road to adulthood and

new-found independence. But driving is a skill that needs to be applied responsibly.

The ability to cope well with road and traffic conditions, whether as a driver,

passenger or pedestrian, is vital.

Music

The Music Department aims to develop pupils’ musicality through increasing their understanding and control of the elements of music, and also to maintain and stimulate pupil curiosity, interest and enjoyment in music.

Physical Education

We teach a variety of activities throughout the year groups to meet the DENI guidelines as well as to enthuse students to participate frequently and develop a lifelong involvement in physical activity.

Religious Studies

All classes follow an interesting and varied course, covering aspects of the Bible and moral issues that young people may face today; showing our young people that RS is relevant to all pupils.

Science

All KS3 pupils have 3x 45 Minute periods of Science per week. We cover a wide base of topics from the three branches of Science and attempt to give a sound foundation for GCSE. In Yr8 & 9 we also deliver a ‘Numeracy in Science’ course to each class.

Technology & Design

Staff: Mrs K McLaughlin – Curriculum Leader, Mr E Lavery, Mrs J Quinn, Mrs L Moon, Mrs J Young- also Assistant Senco, Mr L Gillespie- Temporary, Mr M Brown- Technician

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