Year 9 themes provide a transition between Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Below you can see the outline of themes in Year 9.
DRIVING QUESTION: What makes a leader inspirational?
The Follow the Leader theme focuses on the concept of leadership. Students will learn about the qualities of a good leader, and what can lead to bad leadership. They will learn about examples of different leaders from across a range of contexts: religious, political and from the world of sport. Some of these leaders are from the modern day, others are from history. They will make judgments about whether these leaders are inspirational, participating in a debate, supporting their views with evidence.
Review and Exam Weeks will be held twice during the year, in January and in the Summer term.
There will also be a series of Focus Days embedded within themes where students can explore an idea in greater depth. Focus Days can include off-site visits, guest speakers, careers events and workshops.