## Logos School Curriculum - Grade 9

- Mathematics (Core)
**Textbooks**- Maths Links Y9 Student'S Book A (9780199153022)
- Mathslinks: Y9 Homework Book A (9780199153107)
- Maths Jotter (9555042507716) x 3
- Casio Fx-85Gtplus Scientific Calculator (Solar) (9781973000334)

**Assesment:**Tests- 65% of mark Homework- 35% of mark Homework assigned every lesson from the Homework book, collected on Fridays.**Term 1:**Chapter 1: Algebra - Sequences and graphs - Generate sequences using term-to-term rules and position-to-term rules - Function; mapping; graphs of function Chapter 2: Number - Fractions, decimals and percentages - Numerators and denominators - Add and subtract fractions with the same and different denominators; multiply and divide fractions - Fraction/percentage of a quantity - Convert fractions to decimals - Ratio and proportion Chapter 3: Geometry - Geometrical reasoning and construction - Alternate and corresponding angles; parallel lines - Angles in triangles and quadrilaterals; - Construction of angles and bisectors; bearing Chapter 4: Algebra - Equality and Inequality - Solving linear equations and inequalities; - Writing equations**Term 2:**Chapter 5: Statistics - surveys - Designing a survey; primary and secondary data - Collecting and organising data - Pie charts, bar charts, frequency tables, - Calculating averages Chapter 6: Geometry - Measures - Metric and Imperial measures - Area of triangle, quadrilateral, parallelogram and a trapezium - Volume of a cuboid Chapter 7: Number - Calculations - Powers of 10; Rounding; Order of operations - Mental multiplication and division Chapter 8: Algebra - Graphs - Construct tables of values for graphs, using different scales and negative coordinates -Draw straight line graphs and graphs of curves in four quadrants -Understand connection between a straight line graph and its equation and how they relate to real life situations Chapter 9: Statistics - Probability - Use vocabulary and ideas of probability - Mutually exclusive outcomes - Theoretical probability and probability experiments**Term 3:**Chapter 10: Geometry - Transformation and scale - Rotation using center of rotation; rotation symmetry; reflection; translation using vectors; enlargement and reduction using scale factors and centre of enlargement - Describing fully each rotation Chapter 11: Algebra - Integers, expressions and formulae - factors; multiples, HCF and LCM; Prime numbers; square numbers and roots and their use in real life contexts; collecting like terms; using brackets; formulae Chapter 12: Statistics - Representing and interpreting data - Time-series graphs; scatter graphs; stem-and-leaf diagrams; frequency diagrams; comparing distributions Chapter 13: Geometry - Three-dimentional shapes - solid shapes; nets; plans and elevations

- Mathematics (Extended)
**Textbooks**- Maths Jotter (9555042507716) x 3
- Mathslinks: Y9 Student'S Book C (9780199153046)
- Mathslinks: Y9 Homework Book C (9780199153121)
- Casio Fx-85Gtplus Scientific Calculator (Solar) (9781973000334)

**Assesment:**Tests- 65% Homework- 30% Class Participation- 5%**Term 1:**Chapter 2: Number- Proportional Reasoning Fractions, Percentages, Ratio and Proportions, Significant figures. Chapter 3: Geometry - Geometrical reasoning and construction Angle properties and Polygons, Circle properties, Pythagoras' Theorem. Chapter 4: Algebra- Equations Simultaneous Equations using eliminations and substitution methods, solving inequalities and representing data on number lines and solving Linear equations involving negative terms, brackets and algebraic fractions. Chapter 7: Number-Calculations Reviewing and developing mental and written methods of Powers and Operations, Standard form, Recurring decimals and Surds. Calculations of Prime Factors, HCF and LCM. Upper and Lower bounds. Chapter 5: Statistics- Surveys Using Statistical Methods, Frequency Diagrams and Data collections.**Term 2:**Chapter 6: Geometry- Measures Shapes- Length, Area, Volume of 2-D and 3-D shapes. Area of Sectors and Arc Lengths. Chapter 8: Algebra-Graphs Graphical solutions of simultaneous equations, Gradient of a straight line; includes Parallel and Perpendicular. Plot Quadratic and Cubic graphs, interpret Distance-Time graphs. Chapter 10: Geometry- Transformations and scale Enlargement. Maps and scale drawing, calculating the scale factor and/or missing lengths of similar shapes. Chapter 1: Algebra- Sequences To find the nth term of a linear and quadratic sequence and any term by substituting into the formula.**Term 3:**Chapter 14: Number- Calculation Plus Solving percentage problems, Proportional reasoning, estimations and using the calculator. Chapter 11: Algebra- Expressions and Formula Factorizing expressions, Multiplying Linear expressions, changing the subject of the formula. Chapter 13: Geometry- 3-D Shapes and Trigonometry Planes of symmetry, Surface Area and Volume of 3-D shapes, Sine/Cosine/Tangent, use Bearings to specify directions and solve trigonometry problems.

- English Language
**Textbook:**Framework English: Skills In Non-Fiction 3 (9780748769520)**Assesment:**7 assignments per term (35%) 3 tests per term including one oral presentation (65%)**Term 1:**Units 1 and 2 Text type: Review, Autobiography, explanation, advice and guidance, informative. Grammar: formal and informal writing, active and passive, sentences and fragments Writing: Paragraphing an argument, personal recount, writing to inform, persuasive writing, advice & guidance**Term 2:**Units 3 and 4 Text Type: Advertising, spoof, personal recount, informative/entertaining, newspaper article Grammar: Phrasal verbs, popular English, Adverbial Clauses, Complex sentences and semi-colons. Writing: Advertising, creative non-fiction, personal recount, writing to inform & entertain, newspaper articles, autobiography.**Term 3:**Units 5 and 6 Text Type: Newspaper report, film review, magazine article, general advice and guidelines, presenting a balanced argument, presenting a persuasive argument Grammar: Informal and formal language, common word errors, bullet points, colon/semi-colon, dashes and quotation marks Writing: Writing to inform (newspaper article, film review), giving advice, presenting a balanced argument, presenting a persuasive argument**Other:**Based on UK National Curriculum (Key Stage 3)

- Geography
**Textbook:**Geog 3 3rd Edition (9780199134953)**Assesment:**20% homework / classwork; 10% participation; 10% quizzes; 60% tests**Term 1:**Development - What is development? Ghana: poverty, the development gap, projects to improve life for the people (Ch 1) China - physical geography of the country. Brief history of China. People in China. China's One Child Policy. Bejing - what is the city like? Problems in Bejing. Rural life in China. Environmental issues and what they are doing about the problems of pollution. The Three Gorges Dam - positive and negative aspects. China's place in the world. (Ch2) The USA - physical geography. Brief history of the USA. People in the USA. Native Americans in the USA - how did they live? What happened when Europeans arrived? What are their lives like today? The American Dream - what is it? Does it come true for everyone? The car industry in the USA. Farming in the USA. California - physical and human geography. Is the USA a superpower? (Ch3)**Term 2:**Global fashion - What is globalisation? Nike - an example of a transnational corporation. Why companies like to spread around the world. Sweatshops - what are they? Why do they exist? Effects of globalisation in developed countries. Positive and negative aspects of globalisation. (Ch 4) Coffee - fair trade - what is it? How does it help poor farmers in developing countries? (Ch 5) Map skills - 4 and 6 figure grid references, direction, distance, using a key.**Term 3:**Tourism - What is tourism? Some facts about world tourism. The importance of tourism in the UK (also relate to Cyprus). What is sustainable tourism? What happened in Benidorm? How does tourism affect Gambia? Ecotourism in Peru. (Ch 6) The Ocean - What is it like on the ocean floor? How do we use the ocean? How are we damaging the ocean? (Ch7) Our World in 2030 - our ecological footprint. What is happening to our planet? What can we do about it?

- French
**Textbooks**- Metro 3 Rouge (9780435379926)
- Metro 3 Rouge Workbook (9780435383220)

**Assesment:**Weekly vocabulary quizzes and assignments (20% of term Grade) Tests at the middle and/or end of each unit (80% term grade)**Term 1:**Module 1 Discovering the basic geography of France Talking about French towns Talking about where you live and what you can do there Talking about activities you do and you have done Life in the country Module 2 Talking about your family: who they are and what they do Talking about your home Asking if you can do something Making arrangements for a party Talking about relationships with others**Term 2:**Module 3 Saying what you are going to do tomorrow Talking about where you are going to go and where you have been Asking and giving directions Talking about the past Talking about what happened using the Perfect and the Imperfect Tense Module 4 Talking about keeping fit Giving instructions Talking about healthy eating Talking about what you used to do How to give advice**Term 3:**Module 5 Talking about what you are wearing Shopping for clothes Talking about fashion and pocket money Discussing teenage issues and talking about characteristics Talking about music and popular artists Module 6 Understanding the news headlines Talking about what is going to happen The weather Talking about going on an expedition

- Greek
**Textbooks**- ζητείται ελπίς (9789600310511)
- Νεοελληνική γλώσσα Γ΄Γυμνασίου (9789600619317)
- Κείμενα νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας Γ΄ γυμνασίου (9789600619348)

**Assesment:**4 to 5 tests per term:65% Homework:25% Participation:10%**Term 1:**A)Grammar 1) Parataktiki kai ipotaktiki sinthesi ton protaseon 2) Defterevouses onomatikes protasis 3) Direct and indirect speech B) Kimena Neoellinikis logotechnias 1)Dimotika tragoudia 2) Kritiki Logotechnia 3) Abomnimonevmata C)Literature book**Term 2:**A)Grammar 1) Literacy and metaphor 2) Synonyms and opposites 3) Epirrimatikes protasis B)Kimena Neoellinikis Logotechnias 1) I Logotechnia sta Eptanisa 2) I Nea Athinaiki Scholi C)Literature book**Term 3:**Grammar 1) Omoiches - Parunimes lexis 2) Punctuation B)Kimena Neoellinikis Logotechnias 1)I Neoteri Logotecnia C)Literature book**Other:**Greek is taught 5 periods a week:2 periods of Neoelliniki Glossa,2 periods of Kimena Neoellinikis Logotechnias,1 period of Literature book.

- Greek (Core)
**Textbooks**- Ελληνικά τώρα 1+1 (9789607317209)
- Ελληνικά Τώρα 1+1 Workbook (9789607317117)

**Assesment:**4 to 5 tests per term 65% Homework 25% Participation 10%**Term 1:**1)Irregular verbs 2)Comparatives of adjectives 3)Adverbs:manner,place,time,quantity**Term 2:**1)Present perfect and past perfect 2)Past continuous:active voice 3)Past continuous:passive voice 4)Conditional clauses**Term 3:**1)Imperative mood 2)Present participle:active voice 3)present and past subjunctive

- Girls P.E.
**Assesment:**Continual assessment and fitness testing.**Term 1:**Fitness training using various methods of training, including Interval training, Continuous training and Circuit training. Principles of training will be more relevant, especially progressive overload. Netball skills will be developed and improved. Game tactics and refereeing will be taught.**Term 2:**Football/Volleyball (depending on availability). Skills will be developed and improved. Game tactics will be taught. Athletics - Sprint and middle distance training and tactics. Long and triple jump training.**Term 3:**Rounders: Learning and developing throwing, catching, batting, bowling and fielding skills. Tennis/Cricket: Developing ground strokes (forehand and backhand), and learning the overarm serve.**Other:**Throughout the year: - use a range of tactics and strategies to overcome opponents through team and individual games. - develop their technique and improve their performance in various sports and activities. - analyse their performances compared to previous ones.

- History
**Textbooks**- The Great War (9780340814192)
- Revolution In France (9780582082540)

**Assesment:**Tests- 65% Homework/Classwork (including participation in class)- 35%**Term 1:**Napoleon's rise to power- Students will learn about the early life of Napoleon. They will be able to see how he rose to be the leader of France. They will study conflicting eveidence and learn to consider reliability and proof. Napoleon'e Empire- Students will look at the expansion of Napoleon's Empire. They will practice essay skills, by using the evidence to discuss whether Napoleon's rule was good or bad for Europe. The Fall of Napoleon- Students will consider why Napoleon's invasion of Russia failed and the impact it had on his final defeat.**Term 2:**The causes of the First World War- Students will study in detail the varied long and short-term causes of the War. They will learn about cause and effect. They will use the evidence to consider why the war happened. The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand- They will learn about the cause and effect of this key event. They will consider motives.The outbreak of War- Students will learn about the early events in the War. Censorship and Propaganda- They will learn about bias and the use of propaganda by the British government. We will consider the reliability of evidence. Trench Warfare/The experience of battle/War on the Western Front- Students will learn about the character of the War, especially on the Western Front. They will learn about why the First World War became a war of attrition. Life in the Trenches- Students will learn to empathise with the soldiers in the trenches. They will learn about the boredom and problems of daily living. They will also learn about the empathy occasionally expressed between enemy soldiers.**Term 3:**New Weapons Tanks, Gas and Aircraft- Students will look at the conflicting evidence to consider how useful the new weapons were in the First World War. The Battle of the Somme- Students wil consider the battle of the Somme and why it did not break the deadlock. Entry of the United States- Students will consider the significance of America's entry into the War and will look at why the USA took the decision to fight. The U-Boat campaign- They will consider the impact of U-boats on the war and the various attempts to neutralise their threat. Why did Germany lose the War?- Students will study the outcome of the war and will consider why Germany was not victorious. Revision

- Bible Knowledge
**Textbooks**- The Stanger On The Road To Emmaus (9781890082727)
- The Stanger On The Road To Emmaus Workbook (9781890082789)

**Assesment:**Students are given homework after each lesson and are tested at the end of every chapter. Grade breakdown Tests 70% Homework 20% Quizzes/in class work 10%**Term 1:**Students should have an overall understanding of how the Bible was put together and how each of the different books and stories are connectedthrough Jesus Christ. Topics covered; how and when the Bible was written and put together, God, the six days of Creation, Lucifer and his followers, the existence of heaven and hell, and the relating stories of Abraham and Isaac.**Term 2:**The nation of Israel, the years of slavery and delivery in Egypt, the years of wondering in the wilderness, the formation and use of the Tabernacle and the years of Judges, Kings and Prophets. We then will move on to the New Testament and look at John the Baptist and the Birth, baptism, temptations, power, and rejection of Jesus Christ.**Term 3:**All our works are as filthy rags in God's eyes and the only way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ. The finality of Death and the reality of Hell, followed by the Betrayal of Jesus. We then look at the Arrest, crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Then we look again to the old testament and find Christ in the main stories and Characters.

- English Literature
**Textbooks**- Charles Dickens Selection (9780435124458)
- Touched With Fire (9780521315371)

**Assesment:**Tests 3 (50%) Homework 1 per week (30%) Classwork (20%)**Term 1:**Poetry An introduction to general poetry terms and figures of speech A look at the forms of poetry Poems studied: The Eagle Lizard Ozymandias The Ice Cart An Old Man's Winter Night The 4 periods of English Literature Renaissance Romantic Victorian Modernist Power point presentations on each and associated notes Essay writing techniques**Term 2:**A Charles Dickens Selection Practical Parenting and the Pocket Family (Great Expectations) Pip's Christmas Dinner (Great Expectations) Headmaster of Dotheboys Hall (Nicholas Nickleby) Fagin's Academy (Oliver Twist) Broken-Hearted Vengeance (Great Expectations) Mr. Bumble Shows His Wife Who's Boss (Oliver Twist) Great Bread-Eating Contest (Great Expectations) Christmas at the Cratchits (Oliver Twist) Changing Places (Tale of Two Cities) Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of literature and be able to analyze and respond critically Skills will also be taught at the end of the course in context and essay.This is a foundation course to prepare students for work in grade 10.**Term 3:**DRAMA Shakespeare A look at terminology needed to analyse language. Some extracts from more popular plays; Macbeth Much ado about Nothing The Tempest This is to introduce students to the language of Shakespeare to prepare for the full length text in year 10 Revision of poems and Dickens for examination. Preparation for examinination in Literature in June**Other:**Poetry: This is a foundation course prior to IGCSE Literature in Grade 10. Students develop an appreciation of a selection of poems. Basic figures of speech and general poetry terminology are taught. A personal response is encouraged in written assignments moving towards the short essay. Prose: Dickens is introduced in selective unabridged form. Students are invited to respond by developing textual knowledge,empathic awareness and general essay skills.In addition they are also taught how to respond to context questions in timed tests.

- Physics
**Textbooks**- Physics for Cambridge Secondary 1 Stage 9 (9781408520628)
- Physics for Cambridge Secondary 1 Stage 9 Workbook (9781408520772)

**Assesment:**Tests and Quizzes - 70% Homework and worksheets- 30%**Term 1:**Electrostatic Electricity - Basic structure of the atom, separation of positive and negative charges when objects are rubbed together, transfer of electrons, forces between charged objects, induced charges, electric fields, how lightning is formed, how the Van de Graaf generator works Electricity - Series and Parallel circuits, circuit components, electric current as flow of charge, electric current in series and parallel, basic calculations of current in parallel, potential difference, battery and bulb ratings, resistance, differences in resistance between conducting and insulating components, fuse and circuit breakers**Term 2:**Forces - Moment as the turning effect of a force, moments equation, units of moments Pressure - pressure equation, pressure in fluids, pressure in gases, increasing and decreasing pressure Density - density equation, calculate the density of a regular object such as a wooden block, calculate the density of an irregular object such as a stone, calculate the density of a liquid and a gas, floating and sinking**Term 3:**Heat energy transfers - Heating and thermal equilibrium, temperature difference between two objects leading to energy transfer from hotter to colder one, heat transfer through conduction convection and radiation, use of insulators, uses of radiation Energy - Renewable sources of energy (types, how they work, advantages and disadvantages), non-renewable sources of energy (fossil fuels and nuclear energy, advantages and disadvantages), comparing power ratings of appliances in watts, comparing amounts of energy transferred, domestic fuel bills, fuel use and costs**Other:**Students complete various experiments and projects throughout the year.

- Biology
**Textbooks**- Biology for Cambridge Secondary 1 Stage 9 (9781408520604)
- Biology for Cambridge Secondary 1 Stage 9 Workbook (9781408520710)

**Assesment:**Tests (75% of mark) -1 test after each unit -2 units each term Homework (25% of mark) -homework will generally be set once a week -*set on Tuesday, due on Tuesday**Term 1:**The skeletal and muscular systems: the structure of the human skeleton, biomechanics and the function of muscles. Reproduction: reproduction in plants, flower structure, wind and insect pollination, fertilization, seed and fruit formation and dispersal.**Term 2:**Health: effects of drugs on behavior, health and life processes. Photosynthesis: the reactants and products of photosynthesis. The dependence of almost all life on earth on the ability of photosynthetic organisms. The adaptations of leaves for photosynthesis. Relationships in an ecosystem: The importance of plant reproduction through insect pollination in human food security. How organisms affect and are affected by their environment.**Term 3:**Inheritance, Chromosomes, DNA and Genes: Heredity. A simple model of chromosomes, genes and DNA in heredity. Differences between species. Continuous and discontinuous variation between a species. Adaptation. The importance of maintaining biodiversity and the use of gene banks to preserve hereditary material.

- Chemistry
**Textbooks**- Chemistry for Cambridge Secondary 1 Stage 9 (9781408520611)
- Chemistry for Cambridge Secondary 1 Stage 9 Workbook (9781408520741)

**Assesment:**1-3 cumulative tests throughout each term - 50% quizzes or chapter tests - 20% projects and experimental work - 20% homework - 10%**Term 1:**Introduction & Chapters 1- 5 Acids and Bases Physical and Chemical Changes Investigating materials Particle Theory Mixtures**Term 2:**Chapters 6 - 10 Atoms and elements Further reactions Compunds and Mixtures Metals and Non-metals Corrosion**Term 3:**Chapters 11 - 15 Patterns of reactivity Preparing salts Exothermic and Endothermic reactions Rates of reaction The periodic table

- Boys P.E.
**Assesment:**Students are tested at the end of every sport section. Depending on the week they are tested every 5-6 weeks. They are tested on their ability to perform sport skills learned in the weeks prior**Term 1:**Basic dribbling and ball handling skills in Football. Basic serving and volleying skills in Tennis.**Term 2:**Basic dribbling, lay-ups, shooting and defending in Basketball. Basic serving and how to bump, set and spike in Volleyball.**Term 3:**Preparation for sports day - running, throwing and jumping skills in General Athletics. Either Proper swimming form (taught by a professional instructor) or Basic understanding of Weight Training.

- Computing
**Assesment:**At least two "Guided Tasks" tests per term, worth 50% of term grade. No homework requiring computer access.**Term 1:**File management - identify different file types and their use/s, for example: png, rtf, txt, zip Layout (Word, PowerPoint & Excel) - Place automated objects in headers and footers, including: automated file information, automated page numbering, text, date, time Document production (Word) - set tabulation settings, including: indented paragraphs, hanging paragraphs. Mail merge a document with a data source; edit a master document adding appropriate data fields; insert special fields such as date; select records to merge; merge a document with selected records; save and print merged documents**Term 2:**Data manipulation (Access) - create a database structure; Choose data types for fields, including: text, numeric, (integer, decimal, percentage, currency), date/time, Boolean; use short, meaningful field names;format fields e.g.number of decimal places. Design user friendly data entry forms Use queries to sort data in a database using a single criterion into ascending or descending order Design user friendly reports;use appropriate headers and footers within a database report, including: report header, report footer, page header, page footer; format numeric data Proofing (Access) - Use validation routines to minimise errors; explain why validation checks must be appropriate to the data that is being checked**Term 3:**Data analysis (Excel) - use functions, including: IF; use conditional formatting appropriately to change display format depending upon the contents of a cell Programming (Small Basic) -Understand several key algorithms for sorting and searching; Compare alternative algorithms for the same problem; File handling (text files); One dimensional arrays; Graphics interface**Other:**Students who are able will be encouraged to forge ahead themselves, using built in and online help, while the teacher assists the less able.

- Art
**Textbook:**Art Supplies (7-9) (9781973000235)**Assesment:**Classwork assignments - 100% of the terms grade. No Homework, some tests on styles of art.**Term 1:**19th century Modern Europe: Impressionism Expressionism Symbolism**Term 2:**20th century and beyond: Cubism Futurism De Stijl**Term 3:**Surrealism Abstract Expressionism Pop Art**Other:**General Aims for the Year The student will recognize, explore, and demonstrate through various means the influences of historical time periods, cultures, and styles on works of art (e.g., realism, non-objective, abstract). The student will identify major art movements and influential artists according to geography, culture, and historical period. The student will describe personal sensory responses to the visual qualities of a work of art using appropriate art vocabulary. The student will differentiate between personal preference and informed judgment when discussing works of art. The student will speculate on the intentions and choices of those who created a work of art. The student will discuss current problems and issues of the art world.

- E.S.L.
**Textbooks**- Objective First Student's Book (9781107628342)
- Objective First Workbook (9781107628397)

**Assesment:**- end of unit vocabulary quizes. - unit grammar focus quizes/tests. - unit writing focus tests. - The student's ability to orally enforce what has been taught is also assessed. - The end-of-year exam will be based on the core IGCSE skills and in the form of a past paper.**Term 1:**Units 1,2,3 and 4. With an in-depth study on: Writing - rules of formal and informal writing. - introduction to summary skills. - introduction to semi formal letter writing ( to school magazine). - introduction to article writing Grammar - Adjectives and adverbs of comparison Compound adjectives Modals Vocabulary -Appearance and clothing - Computers - Travel and holidays - Animals Extra comprehension practice. Extra summary skills**Term 2:**Units 5,6,7 Writing folder: Stories Grammar: Review of tenses and irregular verbs, Conditionals, gerunds, infinitives Vocabulary: Emotions..collocations/adverbs of degree, phrasal verbs, word formation, expressions with 'do'. Extra comprehension practice Introduction to core IGCSE skills - summary - note taking - writing - reading texts - listening**Term 3:**units 8,9,12 Writing folder: essays, articles Grammar:used to/would,modals, adjectives, future tenses, the passive voice Vocabulary: Jobs and work - collocations, phrasal verbs, word formation Products and promotion - adjective/noun collocations, expressions for discussing ideas. Inventions Extra comprehension practice. Core IGCSE skills Revision for end-of-year exams.

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