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Year 9 Assessment

Maths

You will be assessed using a scaffolded Foundation/Higher 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 Dystopian novel opening, 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 and GCSE style questions from the 9-1 papers. We have already made a detailed mind map of the areas we have covered but these will include: series and parallel circuits, current, voltage and resistance, static electricity, chemical reactions - what goes in must come out, balancing equations, the reactivity series, extracting metals from their ores using carbon or electrolysis, displacement reactions, energy changes during reactions. We have developed lots of revision techniques.  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 undertaking on resources and the environment. In particular, the causes and impact of deforestation, quarrying, and oil extraction in Alaska.

 

History

You will be assessed by a written paper using a gcse mark scheme based on the work we have been covering on World War 1, which will ask you to assess whether WW1 should be remembered or forgotten. You will have a selection of resources to read for homework this week to help prepare for this assessment.

 

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 AQA GCSE Foundation “ Le temps des loisirs” (pages 28-49).  Use your online active book to help you with your revision.

 

Art

You will be assessed on your final piece for the ‘Sense of a Place’ project. You have been successfully planning the final piece through media exploration and artists research.

 

Music

You will be assessed on your performance of Tubular Bells in groups incorporating Minimalist techniques (AO1). Your performance should include:
Clear layering
Different parts
Clear structure
Minimalist techniques e.g. note addition and subtraction, metamorphosis, phase shifting, augmentation, drone, diminution, loop and ostinato.
Strong communication within the group
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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