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Year 8 Assessment

Maths

You will be assessed using a scaffolded Foundation Non-Calculator GCSE 9-1 paper. This will contain many of the topics that you have covered in maths so far this year. You have a detailed list of topic areas to focus on for revision and have started to look at this already. Useful websites to support revision would be Hegarty Maths, Maths Watch (login pnumber@fiveislands, password isosceles) and Just Maths (login FiveStudent, password Five). 

 

 

English

You will be assessed on your final draft of your Gothic short story, using a GCSE Imaginative Writing mark scheme. Feedback on your first drafts and opportunities to edit and improve before writing the final version will be given in class. No additional revision will be necessary for this assessment.

 

 

Science

You will be assessed using sample GCSE questions and other GCSE style questions based on the 9-1 papers. We created a detailed mind map in class of the topics we have covered already which will be assessed which include: mixtures, solutions, separation techniques, safe drinking water, the solar system and beyond, studying space, gravity in space, structure of the Earth, the Earth’s magnetic field. Useful revision techniques we have utilized include revision cards and post it notes, mind mapping and posters, kahoots, quizlet, bbc bitesize and doddle and practice GCSE questions - something out there to suit every learning style!

 

Geography

You will be assessed by a written paper which will examine your knowledge and understanding of the work we have been covering on population: in particular factors affecting population growth, density, migration and population pyramids

 

History

You will be assessed by a written question using a gcse mark scheme examining how portraits can be used to infer information about what was important to Elizabeth and James 1.

 

 

French

You will be assessed in the four skills of languages: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Using GCSE exam style questions. Your assessments will test your knowledge and skills learnt during quadmester 2 from Module 2 Studio 2 “Paris Je t’adore”(pages 26-45).  Use your online active book to help you with your revision.

 

 

Art

You will be assessed on your final response to colour theory, you may choose your own theme and have a choice of the media and techniques. 

 

Music

You will be assessed on your creation and performance of your composed rhythmical piece on your homemade instruments. This should hopefully encapsulate the key ideas from this Quadmester (AO1) as a group. The performance should include:
A clear structure
An ostinato
Distinctive different rhythmical parts
A range of sonorities
Varying textures
Dynamic changes
Clear communication between performers

You will be assessed against the GCSE performance guidelines.

 

Design Technology

No information provided

 

Food Technology

You will be assessed on your final cooking practical from quadmester 2. 
To prepare you will have a practise the week before assessment week.

 

Religious Education

No information provided

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