Year 11 curriculum enhancement work Summer 2021

In order to further support Year 11 students who may have missed out on some of their curriculum due to COVID-19, this year we will be providing students with some curriculum enhancement activities that they can work on independently.  The intention here is to provide students with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of units / courses that they may have missed or that, due to COVID-19, we have not had the time to cover in as much depth as we would have done if time had allowed. 

Please click on each of the subjects below to access links to enrichment activities.  

Applied and Business courses


The following can be used for both Cambridge National Level 2 Enterprise and Marketing AND GCSE Business.

Reinforcing knowledge, understanding and skills of topics covered in their specification. (For Cambridge National Enterprise and Marketing students only) (Cambridge National Enterprise and Marketing students should look at EDEXCEL Business topics that link to their course) (GCSE Business students) (GCSE Business students should look at OCR Business)



For more of a challenge, students in both groups could consider taking a free online course to enhance their CV / personal statement and get tips about applying to Higher Education.  These will gain you a certificate from a university or professional body


Developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of what they have learnt at GCSE, students in both groups could look at topics of interest using the following link:

The world of work

Dom Littlewood goes on the front line with the UK’s most essential workers.  Programmes cover the following industries and provide an excellent insight into the employability skills that are required for the jobs

·         RAC Roadside Assistance

·         Construction

·         Water

·         Vets

·         Ports

·         Waste

·         Zoo

·         Buses

·         Frozen Food

·         Ferries


Health and Social Care

Useful Resources and enhancement of course content



Useful for videos and up-to-date information:


Text Book


Wider reading / research

BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Channel 4 and other satellite channels offer a wide range of television programmes that are relevant to the Health & Social Care industry, health, fitness, nutrition and lifestyle.

Art, Design and Technology courses

Please look at the GCSE specifications and use the following links to consolidate / further explore any areas of study:


  • GCSE Specification - 1FA0/01
  • – A level sketchbook pages and any subject or media you are interested in
  • – Very useful for learning any tutorials on techniques you want to learn or improve on.
  • – Artist inspiration


Design Technology


Food Preparation and Nutrition



Computer Science

English courses

1. Take some quizzes and follow some lessons from the Oak National Academy.

2. Read one of the following books:

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding 
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee 


3. Watch a performance of a Shakespearian play via this link.

Humanities courses


1. Coastal Management: Read and highlight the attached Geoactive on Coastal Management. Answer question 4.

2. Regeneration: Read this article. Explain how the London Docklands have changed over time. Do you think that all groups of people who are in the area have the same experience?

3. River fieldwork investigate downstream changes in river characteristics.  Read this article and answer question 2. 



  1. Follow this link to listen to a selection of quirky and interesting podcasts related to both niche and well-known historic events. You can select time periods which we have studied: Germany, the Cold War, Elizabethan England or you can broaden your knowledge of history and dip into any time period/event which interests you. 
  2. To support the development of your knowledge of the units that we studied at GCSE, you can work through any of the Oak National Academy lessons 

  1. Journey through time with a wide range of fascinating History Hit Podcasts



Please watch and make notes on the following webinars:

The Problem of Evil After the Holocaust 

Is Christianity Irredeemably Sexist? 

Arguments for the Existence of God 

Modern Foreign Languages

Performing Arts


Use the following websites to explore areas of interest to you: 



  1. Develop your music theory skills - Music theory - GCSE Music Revision - AQA - BBC Bitesize 
  2. Extend your understanding of music technology Music technology - GCSE Music Revision - AQA - BBC Bitesize
  3. Develop your knowledge of film music composing Film music - GCSE Music Revision - Eduqas - BBC Bitesize



Please choose and read some of the following case studies of prominent scientists: