Online Learning – Year 8

The start of this half term brings lots of excitement, as we can now start looking at preparing you for your core and option subjects in Key Stage Four.

Below this are the links to a project for each of your subjects. This is an integral part of your transition into Year 9 and I would encourage you to engage fully with the activities specified in each subject; in doing this, you will be successfully preparing yourself for next year. Please take the time to read each project specification thoroughly before completing any tasks.

As many of you have done already, it would be beneficial for you to create a timetable to ensure that you allow yourself enough time to fully begin your studies in each subject. Please email me at rebecca.bland@heathpark.net if you need any support with this.

As you already know, first impressions count, therefore it is really important that you engage in all tasks set to ensure that you have a strong start in your new subjects.

Hopefully, you will enjoy this project which has been designed specifically for you and how we can prepare you for the topics you will be studying as you begin your GCSEs. I look forward to seeing what you can come up with!

Art & Design

Independent Project Title

Portraits in Art and Design

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

Through exploring the theme of portraits, this project will help you to gain an understanding of the different areas of Art and Design, focusing on research, analysis, presentation and artistic skills. Learning Objectives: · To understand what a portrait is and how to use your skills to create your own portrait. · To be able to effectively research the work of other artists. · To understand how to capture the proportions of the face in the correct way. · To develop your knowledge of three new artists. · To be able to present your work in an original and creative way. · To understand how to use different materials and methods to create your own artwork.

Resources

See PDF document below for task instructions and information.

Year 8 Portrait Project brief

Task 1:

  • Portrait Art Term | Tate – website
  • The history of portraits – video

Task 2:

  • Draw a face tutorial – video
  • How to draw a face – website

Task 3:

Task 4:

Task 5:

Task 6:

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project e.g. artefact, piece of writing?

All of your work can be photographed and presented in a PowerPoint.

  • Task 1: One PowerPoint slide or word document about portraiture.
  • Task 2: A pencil drawing of your face.
  • Task 3: A PowerPoint about the three artists and your own analysis of their work.
  • Task 4: A charcoal or pencil drawing of you.
  • Task 5: A digital portrait of yourself.
  • Task 6: A collaged portrait of yourself using found materials.
  • Task 7: Your own artwork using whichever materials you want to.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  • You would have researched the theme of portraits effectively by showing the history of portraits in art and design and by collecting different examples of artists work.
  • You would have used your knowledge of portrait drawing to create your own portrait using pencil. Your artwork will show a likeness to you showing the correct proportions of the face.
  • You will have an understanding of three different artists by presenting and analysing their work.
  • You would have developed your skills in using different materials by creating three different portraits of yourself.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Send your completed PowerPoint and photographs of your artwork via email to sr@heathpark.net

Business

Independent Project Title / Question

Developing a New Cereal Product

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

This will help you to understand the functions of Marketing and the steps businesses go through before a new product is introduced. You will learn how to do market research, design, advertise, promote and how to target your customers.

Scenario

Scenario You work for a company that produces breakfast cereals (like Kellogg’s™ or Nestle™). You have been approached by the Managing Director to lead the introduction of a new breakfast cereal to the UK market. It will be your job to:

  • research current products on the market
  • find out what customers’ want from a new product
  • create a brand for the new product
  • design and produce packaging
  • create advertising material for the new product’s launch.

Resources

  • Business Project Student Booklet – PDF
  • Example Plan – Image
  • Packaging Template – Powerpoint
  • Research Task – PDF

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project?

You now need to summarise everything you have produced in this project. The easiest way to do this is by producing a presentation. This presentation is aimed at your company’s Managing Director, the person who assigned you this project in the first place. She wants to know what decisions you have made and why you have made them. She also wants to know everything about your product so that she can decide whether it is going to be launched or not

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

You will have created a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 6 slides that will demonstrate to your teacher the name of the product and why you chose it. Details about the audience of your product and what your packaging looks like and why it suits your target audience. You would have also completed a promotions and advertising campaign.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

The PowerPoint and booklet with any other relevant materials you have created can be emailed to your Business teacher.

Poetry and Writing – he World Through Our Eyes

Independent Project Title / Question

How does our experience define us?Why is it important to be critical of society?

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

The students should complete the booklet in the resources section.

Resources

Read and fill in the PDF document below

Project Information – PDF

 Food and Cookery

Independent Project Title / Question

Street food project

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

This project will introduce students to food safety and multicultural foods.

Resources

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project e.g. artefact, piece of writing?

Students will be completing a project based on street food. Students are to design an exciting street food stall that is suitable for all age groups. It should sell dishes that can be made quickly and can be eaten on the move and served in a safe and hygienic manner.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

Students will need to:

  • Decide what influences their stall – cultures, flavours, religion, food choice, or venue.
  • Define what street food is.
  • Create a mood board of images which could include images of street food/packaging ideas/menus.
  • Include an explanation of the hygiene and safety measures that your stall will need to follow.
  • Produce a menu of dishes that will be served on your stall

Extension – you could design a brand name and logo for your stall

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Students may produce their work on PowerPoint, Word or by hand and either photograph or submit via email to sarah.richardson@heathpark.net

Geography – Rivers

Independent Project Title / Question

How do rivers shape the land?

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

This project will teach you about the different processes that take place within a river, how they change shape and size, and how they carve the landscape on their journey toward the sea

Resources

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

You will complete a variety of short tasks (either on paper or a computer) You will create a poster on the different processes that take place within a river to show how they shape they land You will create a fact file on a famous waterfall to show how it was created and how humans have interacted with river features through history.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

You will have completed a variety of short tasks either on paper or computer You will have created a poster on river processes You will have created a fact file on a waterfall of your choice

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

You can submit some tasks each week via email. It may be a photograph of your completed work, or it may be sent as a PowerPoint or Word document.

Health and Social Care

Independent Project Title / Question

Stephen Hawking and how is condition affected his PIES

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

This will help you to understand human growth and development across the life stages and the factors that affect it. This will also enable you to understand how people are affected physically, intellectually, emotional and socially during each of the life stages.

Resources

  • Advice on completing your presentation – PDF
  • Movie: The theory of everything
  • Documentary – video
  • Life stages – video

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

You will create a power point presentation that will describe the PIES of Stephen Hawking over the 3 life stages of early, middle and later adulthood.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

You will have created a power point presentation that will tell me what happened to Stephen Hawking in early, middle and later adulthood. Each life stage will have a physical, intellectual, emotional and social slide to tell me what happened to him in each life stage. This will help you to see what changes happened to him during his life and how they have affected his growth and development.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

The power point can be emailed to your Health & Social care teacher.

History

Independent Project Title / Question

How did the industrial revolution lead to more crime?

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

The project asks you to consider a range of evidence including contemporary sources to be able to explore how the industrial revolution caused more crime. You will be able to look at statistics and images to help you reach your conclusion.

Resources

  • Click on the sections from on Crime and Prevention 1750-1900 – website
  • Crime and living conditions in Industrial Britain – website
  • Types of crime in Industrial Britain (Pages 13-15 ) – website
  • Metropolitan Police Force BBC Bitesize – website
  • Metropolitan Police Force (Pages 30-33) – website

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

You will complete an extended piece of writing broken down into the sections in the success criteria that answers the big question. You should include pictures and historical sources where possible.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  • You will describe what it was like to live in Industrial Britain. [use picture sources]
  • You will describe the new crimes taking place in industrial Britain. [use the statistics on the National Archives to help]
  • You will describe, illustrate and explain the effectiveness of the new Metropolitan Police force set up in 1829.
  • You will consider why the Police were unable to catch the infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper. Stretch: consider why the area of Whitechapel in the East End of London was the ideal location for an increase in crime.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Email your completed project to one of the teachers from the History Department listed below.

ICT

Independent Project Title / Question

Year 8 Multimedia Project

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

The learners will understand the needs of a client and create an interactive product. This will help learners to prepare for Level 2 as the assessment criteria requires them to create an interactive product using a range of skills for a given scenario.

Resources

Read and fill in the PDF document below

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

You are creating a multimedia product using PowerPoint to promote the DayzOut Adventure Park.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

The learners will complete a range of tasks that include: collecting suitable images, creating a logo and original images, creating/editing a video, creating the multimedia product and reviewing the final product.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Students can email all completed work to their ICT teacher: Mr Akhtar ak@heathpark.net Mrs Kalkat kl@heathpark.net Mrs Sanan sa@heathpark.net

Mathematics

Independent Project Title / Question

Investigating number patterns!

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

Mathematics is all about investigating, spotting patterns and trying to explain why those patterns are there. These investigations will allow students to start with a simple idea and explore how the underlying mathematics of sequences and nth term work. They will improve their ability to organise information, suggest a theory and test it out and to communicate mathematically. The open-ended nature of this investigation will allow students to explore patterns they are most interested in.

Resources

All resources explaining the investigation are in the project pack below.

Project pack – Maths

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

Students will produce a written report showing how they have carried out the investigation, all the numbers they have worked with and explaining what they have noticed. All students should complete Task 1 in the project pack and at least two of the follow up investigations. The report must show all working out.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

Students will be able to describe the patterns they have found and be working towards explaining how changing the grid size or altering the size of the T shape changes the pattern they get. They will have calculated several totals for each investigation and will have listed these systematically. Some students may have attempted to find an nth term and may have been able to explain why the pattern exists. As an extension task students may be able to suggest what would happen if the grid size or T size is changed and devise a theory before they carry out the calculations.

Submission – How can the project be submitted

Either email or photographs of the report to your maths teacher.

Dance

Independent Project Title / Question

Improving Performance Skills

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

Skills audits and self-evaluation skills are paramount to the success of the Level 2 Dance course. An in-depth understanding of the performance skills is key for any dance student.

Resources

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project e.g. artefact, piece of writing?

Select a dance repertoire (video) and learn 1 and a half minutes of the dance aiming to copy the dancer(s) as closely as possible, video yourself performing the dance at three different points:

  1. On the first day you learnt it
  2. 2 weeks later
  3. At the end of the project

*PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY VIDEOS TO YOUR TEACHER*

The videos will only be used for your own reference to watch back and evaluate your performance. Complete the attached RAG rating sheet on performance skills at the Beginning, Middle and End of the process.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  • You will be able to RAG rate yourself at three different points when learning your chosen dance. (At the Beginning, Middle and End)
  • Learn a section of repertoire.
  • Evaluate your performance skills at the end using the worksheets provided.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Send the written elements only to Miss Pearson: pa@heathpark.net

Drama

Independent Project Title / Question

Playwright Profile:- How does Mark Wheller write his plays?

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

This project asks you to think about Mark Wheller the playwright of Hard to Swallow, and how he creates his plays.

Resources

  • Wheellerplays Story : Ep 13: HARD TO SWALLOW emerges from CATHERINE and performed by OYT at the NT – video
  • Eduqas GCSE Resource Pack – website
  • Billy Goats Scene from HARD TO SWALLOW by Mark Wheeller. Performed by The Gryphon School – video
  • BBC Bite Size – website

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

You will develop a mind map showing your understanding of the playwright Mark Wheller’s and how he creates his plays.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  • Identifies key facts about Mark Wheller’s writing process.
  • You will be able to state the plays he has created.
  • You will be able to show who has influenced his work.
  • Explain why he writes plays.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Students can present work in the following ways:-

  • Hand Notes (take a picture)
  • Word Document
  • Power Point

Students can email to myself a.thomas@heathpark.net

Music

Independent Project Title / Question

KS3 Home Learning Menu: choice of tasks of which students choose their tasks based upon Nando’s heat map etc.

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

  • Appeteaser: an understanding of music notation, summarising key points on notation with a detailed glossary for 5-10 key words necessary for notation.
  • Peri-Peri: Newspaper article with detailed explanations of what rhythm is and why music cannot exist without it, especially when composing.
  • Burger, pita and wraps: improve listening and analysis skills when listening to their favourite piece of music and detailing the structure of their song (verse, chorus, middle 8 section/bridge, instrumental sections, intro/outro, the importance if a hook line/what is a ‘hook’?)

Resources

Websites/Online resources:

  1. Music Theory – website
  2. A useful video for guitar theory – video
  3. A video for Music Theory on Scales, Chords and Time – video

Articles and videos for students to explore:

  1. Time Signatures Part 2: Simple and compound time signatures (music theory) – video
  2. 8 awesome songs with odd time signatures – video
  3. Notation training to identify notes from treble and bass clef – website

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

To complete the various tasks, student can use PowerPoint and merge the various resources they’re able to use (video, newspaper articles, word documents, pdf files, mindmaps etc.)

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

You will have created various resources on why music has an effect on people in different ways. The work you have created will give you knowledge and understanding on how notation and rhythm combine to enhance your compositional experience, how and why structure is necessary for your favourite genre.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Email music@heathpark.net your finished projects. Please ensure that you put your name on every piece of work you send.

Combined Science

Independent Project Title / Question

Animal and plant cells (Eukaryotes)

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

This project will allow you to understand how animal and plant cells have similar structures but also key differences that allow the cells to do their jobs. It will allow you to understand how cells so small are so specialised for their jobs.

Resources

  • Animal and plant cell structure and function – website
  • All about cell structure – video
  • BBC Bitesize activity and quiz – website
  • BBC Bitesize – Specialised cells – website
  • Specialised cells – website

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg. artefact, piece of writing?

  1. You will produce a model of an animal cell and plant cell with labels for each sub-cellular structure.
  2. You will then produce an article on specialised cells. Think about what type of audience you are aiming for, e.g. a parent? A teacher from a different subject? A scientific expert? A student who is in KS3? You will research how the structure of red blood cells, muscle cells, egg cell, sperm cell, nerve cell, root hair cells allow them to do their function. You must include labelled diagrams with your explanations.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  1. You will have created two models. One that resembles an animal cell and one that resembles a plant cell. You will have labelled the different sub-cellular structures.
  2. You will research cells and be able to link how the sub-cellular structures in a cell help it to do its function. You will have used this information to produce an informative article.

Extension: How do the structures of the xylem and phloem in a plant allow them to do their function? Challenge: 1. Research the structure of prokaryotes (bacteria) 2. Can you compare the similarities and differences of eukaryotes (animal and plant cells) and prokaryotes (bacteria)

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Take some pictures of your models and research and email them to your science teacher. Email your article to your science teacher.

Separate Science

Independent Project Title / Question

How are structures and functions related?

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

This project will allow you to understand how structures are specific for functions within Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Biology: You will understand how animal and plant cells have similar structures but also key differences that allow the cells to do their jobs. It will allow you to understand how cells so small are so specialised for their jobs.

Chemistry: You will explore the structure of the atom and how that determines its position on the periodic table.

Physics: You will learn about the different energy stores and identify ways to reduce energy transfer.

Resources

  • Animal and plant cell structure and function – website
  • All about cell structure – video
  • BBC Bitesize activity and quiz – website
  • BBC Bitesize – Specialised cells – website
  • Specialised cells – video
  • Structure of the atom – website
  • Elements and relative atomic mass – video
  • Structure of the periodic table – website
  • Periodic table – video
  • Energy stores – website
  • Reducing heat transfers – website
  • Reducing energy loss – video

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

  1. You will produce a model of an animal cell and plant cell with labels for each sub-cellular structure.
  2. You will then produce an article on specialised cells. You will research how the structure of red blood cells, muscle cells, egg cell, sperm cell, nerve cell, root hair cells allow them to do their function. You must include labelled diagrams with your explanations.
  3. You will produce an informative leaflet that explains the different sub-atomic particles found in an atom. Your leaflet must also explain how the periodic table is arranged. Your audience is the general public so you must ensure that your information is presented clearly with a good structure.
  4. You must create a video advertisement where you advertise the advantages of several different ways to reduce heat loss. You must include key terminology. You could include statistics to support your advertisement or refer to scientists who have researched this topic.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  1. You will have created two models. One that resembles an animal cell and one that resembles a plant cell. You will have labelled the different sub-cellular structures. You will research cells and be able to link how the sub-cellular structures in a cell help it to do its function. Extension: How do the structures of the xylem and phloem in a plant allow them to do their function? Challenge: · Research the structure of prokaryotes (bacteria). · Can you compare the similarities and differences of eukaryotes (animal and plant cells) and prokaryotes (bacteria)?
  2. You will have produced an informative leaflet describing the structure of an atom and how that relates to its position on the periodic table. Extension: What are isotopes? Challenge: Describe how the electronic configuration of elements in group 1 and group 7 determines the element’s properties.
  3. You will have produced an advertisement clip on how to reduce energy transfer.

Extension: Describe the main energy sources available. Challenge: Identify energy sources that are renewable and energy resources that are non-renewable.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Take some pictures of your models and research and email them to your science teacher. Email the leaflet and video advertisement to your science teacher.

Spanish

Independent Project Title / Question

Viaje Virtual

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

This project asks you to identify important Cultural aspects of Spain through a virtual trip to a city your choice. It will broaden your knowledge about Spanish cultural identity, values and attitudes of the people.

Resources

  • Spain Info – website
  • Espana es cultura – website
  • Red 2000: Spanish culture – website
  • Qué ver en España – video
  • The great spanish language challenge – PDF
  • Year 8 project  – Powerpoint
  • Year 8 project – PDF

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project e.g. artefact, piece of writing?

You will make a travel magazine, brochure or a travel guide for tourists visiting a city of your choice in Spain. You will research several aspects including geography, history, festivals, typical food, monuments or architecture, weather, places of interest / entertainment, and a game or quiz for readers. You will have to complete a series of tasks suggested by your teacher.

Your final presentation would be an eight page brochure (minimum, one page per aspect) in a Word Document or Power Point with pictures and texts in Spanish.

Suggested tasks include:

  • Choose a Spanish city you’d like to visit, or you’d like research, somewhere that interests you
  • Locate it on a map. Write a description of the location
  • Make a list of typical dishes. Include pictures of the dishes and write a brief description in Spanish
  • Find out about traditional festivals of the region or the city. Write 3 sentences about it
  • Write a list of famous monuments, parks, museums or other landmarks that people would like to visit It would be great if students don’t all choose the capital city or the most obvious place. Take a look at Spain as a whole before deciding on your city / region.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

You will complete the individual tasks given to include all aspects of the culture of the city required. You will present the brochure / magazine / travel guide in Spanish to the best of your ability. You will show personal interest in your research by presenting a creative and original piece of work. You will have gained valuable cultural knowledge about Spain. You will use your independent learning skills to produce a quality piece.

Extension: add pages to the brochure/magazine/travel guide with other aspects not included in this project but that interest you, for example, celebrities, sport, etc.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

Students will present their work in their chosen format, showing the cultural aspect of their preferred city for the project.

PE

Independent Project Title

Bingo Project

Objective – How will this project prepare you for your Level 2 study?

This project will introduce you to some of the key topics you will explore further in BTEC Sport. You will cover the rules or regulations of sports, components of fitness, skills and tactics and how to develop them, alongside deepening your knowledge and understanding of how the body responds to exercise and how to applying the key principles of training to improve fitness levels.

Resources

See PDF document below for task instructions and information. Year 8 Portrait Project brief

Year 8 PE Project – PDF

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

  • You will have completed the tasks set in the bingo grid.
  • You will have developed and more in-depth knowledge and understanding of how the body responds to exercise.
  • You have identified the key components of fitness and applied them to a sporting context.
  • You will be able to recall confidently the main rules and regulations in professional sports.
  • You will be able to create a training programme using the key principles of training.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

You can use the Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or scan/take picture of you work and send via email to you current PE teacher

  • rf@heathpark.net
  • gg@heathpark.net
  • ml@heathpark.net
  • fx@heathpark.net
  • hv@heathpark.net

Travel and Tourism: Summer 2 Unit Unit 4 – International and European Destinations

Independent Project Title / Question

Investigate the appeal of international travel and tourism destinations to different types of visitor

Objective – What will you gain from completing the project?

This project asks you to research what features there are in Benidorm for Young people and families, and what features in New York are suitable for a couple and educational groups.

Resources

Below you find a help sheet (if there are any problems email Mrs Williets wl@heathpark.net)

Travel & Tourism – help sheet

You can use the following websites to help you with this task:

Useful websites for Benidorm

Useful websites for New York

Outcome – What can you do to complete the project eg artefact, piece of writing?

You will create a mini brochure or a PowerPoint presentation to describe the features and facilities that suitable for Families and Young People in Benidorm. The questions you need to answer are: Families How can they travel to Benidorm? What classes are available on the plane What are the Natural attractions the beach, rivers, mountains? What attractions can they go and visit? Where can they go shopping? Where they stay? Where can they go to have something to eat? How can they travel around Benidorm?

What entertainment can they go to? What traditions and culture can they experience linked to that country? Include any websites you have used For Young People The questions you need to answer are: How can they travel to Benidorm? What classes are available on the plane What are the Natural attractions the beach, rivers, mountains? What attractions can they go and visit? Where can they go shopping? Where they stay? Where can they go to have something to eat? How can they travel around Benidorm? What entertainment can they go to? What traditions and culture can they experience linked to that country? Include any websites that you have used. Create a mini brochure or a PowerPoint presentation to describe the features and facilities that are suitable for Couples and Educational groups in New York. For Couples The questions you need to answer are: How can they travel to New York? What classes are available on the plane What are the Natural attractions the beach, rivers, mountains? What attractions can they go and visit? Where can they go shopping? Where they stay? Where can they go to have something to eat? How can they travel around New York? What entertainment can they go to? What traditions and culture can they experience linked to that country? Include any websites that you use. For educational groups The questions you need to answer are: How can they travel to New York? What classes are available on the plane What are the Natural attractions the beach, rivers, mountains? What attractions can they go and visit? Where can they go shopping? Where they stay?

Where can they go to have something to eat? How can they travel around New York? What entertainment can they go to? What traditions and culture can they experience linked to that country? Include any websites that you use.

Success Criteria – What will show that you have achieved the objective?

You will have described the features that contribute to the appeal of one European Destination and one Worldwide Destinations. You will have explained how the features contribute to the appeal of one European and one worldwide destination, for two different visitor types. Extension: Compare and contrast the different features that appeal to families and young people in Benidorm.

Submission – How can the project be submitted?

You can take some pictures of the work you have produced or you can email it to Mrs Williets wl@heathpark.net