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Sandbach School specialises in educating boys. Every aspect of school life is geared to create the right environment for boys to thrive. Statistically evidence from the UK and around the world demonstrates that boys achieve higher results and make better progress in single sex schools. We make no apology for focusing upon academic achievement and setting aspirational targets for our young men. But we balance this with a co-curricular programme of out of class activities which teaches our boys the need for hard work and effort before tasting success. Results academically are impressive: last year 89% achieved a level 4 or above in Maths, 80% in English and 75% gained the old measure of 5A*-C grades including English and Maths. All students left with qualifications which supported their chosen pathway – many returning to our Sixth Form but others gaining prestigious apprenticeships.

In other areas our boys have also excelled. Our aim is always to support them whatever their talent and passion and so the range of opportunity is truly expansive. We have had elite runners taking part by invitation in the London Mini Marathon. Students who have successfully made the national finals in table tennis and cross country. We are U16 county hockey champions and U14 runners-up. U13 Cheshire football champions and Cheshire County finalists in two other age groups. One of our students made the final of the percussion BBC Young Musician of the Year with another winning the best instrumental soloist at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. These are just a few of the successes from last year!

I hope that the website gives you a flavour of our ethos and values. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome you to visit us.

Mrs Sarah Burns

 

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Social Sciences

Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8)

Program of study

Students complete 1 lesson of RE per week. Students will develop their thinking, questioning and debating skills as we address religious, philosophical and ethical issues that surround each unit in KS3. Each topic has many opportunities to express opinion and develop listening and critical thinking skills.  

 

Assessment & Homework

Students are assessed at 4 review points throughout the year. Alongside formative and summative assessments throughout each unit. Pupils will be provided with a LEGO grade on each unit. 

Homework tasks will be published on ‘show my homework’.   Typically a homework should take around 30 minutes.  Examples of Homework include; research tasks, extended writing, exam style questions.

 

Year 7

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

Students look at the relevance and importance of RE. Students start to question meaning and purpose to life.

Autumn 2

Students will reflect on Moses’ qualities as a leader. Students will gather evidence about why Moses’ is still important to Jewish people today.

Spring 1

Students will look at how religion builds communities and the positive impact this can have locally and nationally.

Spring 2

Students will question Jesus’ role within Christianity looking at why Christians believe he died for the forgiveness of sins.

Summer 1

This unit focusses on how different religions present themselves including through food, clothing and rituals.

Summer 2

Students will focus on the idea of pilgrimage. Pupils will question why pilgrimage is still important to many faiths today.

 

Assessment Map 2017/18 Year 7 can be found HERE

 

Year 8

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

What are moral dilemmas?

Students will be introduced to a range of ethical and moral issues such as; quality of life, sanctity of life and euthanasia.

Autumn 2

Students will reflect on whether violence can ever solve anything. Students then begin to debate if war can ever be justified.

Spring 1

Students will consider if animals have rights and how society treats different animals as an ethical issue.

Spring 2

Students will research and develop their understanding of influential people have make positive changes in the world e.g. Ghandi and Martin Luther King.

Summer 1

Students will consider the impact of discrimination. Students will look at case studies of racism, antisemitism, sexism and homophobia.

Summer 2

Students will focus on a final project on how religion is portrayed in the media. Does the media influence society giving us misconceptions?

 

Assessment Map 2017/18 Year 8 can be found HERE

 

GCSE RE information can be found HERE.

A Level RE information can be found HERE.

A Level Sociology information can be found HERE.

A Level Psychology information can be found HERE.

A Level Law information can be found HERE.

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