Hathershaw College

Assessment Routines

Assessment Routines

 

Autumn Term Assessments

In order to support your learning, we have listed the internal assessments that are planned for the autumn term. Please revise for these assessments at home, using the revision materials provided on the VLE and from your individual teachers. Information regarding formal mock exams will be provided separately.

Below are the upcoming assessments for the forthcoming two week period for ALL year groups. Individual year groups can be found at the bottom of the page.

 

Upcoming Assessments

Week Beginning 20th September

Y8 English – Students are to write an article for a school magazine arguing for or against a statement Y11 BTEC Travel and Tourism Coursework Unit 5a

Week Beginning 27th September

Y9 English, - Students are to analyse a character from the play they are studying Y7, 8 & 9 PE – Practical assessment on the sport that you’ve been studying
Y10 Media -Paper 1 Question 1 Compare the techniques used in the two advertisements to appeal to their target Y10 BTEC Sport Coursework Short term effects on the cardiorespiratory system

 

Year 7 Assessments

 

 

Week Beginning

Subject & Type of Assessment

Brief Summary of Content

13th September  Maths Progress Assessment 1
Foundation and Higher (Non calculator):  Year 6 content
13th September English Baseline Assessment Students are to write an imaginative description of a villain
27th September PE Practical based assessment on baseline levels of students Assessment of a range of physical skills, leadership and analysis techniques
4th October Art & Design Progress assessment Sketchbook assessment Mark-Making
11th October Computing: Intro. to school system & E-safety Skill building, using online platforms and E-safety
11th October English Evaluation assessment Students are to read an extract and evaluate to what extent a character is a villain
11th October Geography - End of unit Unit 1- How have our cities changed?
18th October Music Performance Performance MiSST assessment
18th October French: Module 1 (Listening, Reading & Writing) Talking about brothers, sisters and age, describing a classroom, talking about likes and dislikes, describing yourself and others, saying what you do
18th October Science: Mid-Unit Chemistry Test C1.1 The Particle Model, C1.2 Elements and Compounds
18th October History end of unit exam Unit 1 - Causes & Consequences of migration to Britain between 1018 - Present Day
8th November PE Practical based assessment on Netball, gymnastic, Football Trampolining Assessed on skills, tactics and techniques of the sport they have just completed
15th November Art & Design Progress assessment Sketchbook assessment Mark-Making
6th December Music Performance Performance MiSST assessment
13th December History end of unit exam Unit 2 - Medieval Conquests
13th December Science end of Chemistry Test C1.1 The Particle Model, C1.2 Elements and Compounds, C1.3 Separation Techniques, C1.4 The Periodic Table
13th December Core PE - Practical based assessment on Netball, Football, Dodgeball, Gymnastics Assessed on skills, tactics and techniques of the sport they have just completed

 

Year 8 Assessments

 

 

Week Beginning

Subject & Type of Assessment

Brief Summary of Content

20th September English Transactional writing assessment Students are to write an article for a school magazine arguing for or against a statement.
27th September

PE Practical based assessment on fitness, football and OAA

Assessed on skills, tactics and techniques of the sport they have just completed

4th October Art & Design Progress assessment

Sketchbook assessment Cultural world tour

11th October Computing: Spreadsheets & Control Systems Formulae and flowcharts
18th October French: Module 1 (Listening, Reading & Writing) Talking about school holidays, describing a visit to a theme park, saying where you went and how, past tense
18th October Science Mid-Unit Chemistry Test

C2.1 Reactions, C2.2 Acids and Alkalis

18th October Music Performance Performance MiSST assessment
8th November PE Practical based assessment on Netball Trampolining, gymnastic, football Assessed on skills, tactics and techniques of the sport they have just completed
8th November History end of unit exam Unit 1 - The development of the British Empire
15th November English Language comprehension and analysis Students are to answer true or false questions about a text and then analyse the writers use of language in the extract
15th November Art & Design progress assessment Sketchbook assessment Cultural world tour
29th November Maths Progress Assessment 1
(to be held on in class)
Foundation and Higher (Non calculator): ratio and scale, multiplicative change, multiplying and dividing fractions, retrieval content from Year 7
6th December  Music Performance  Performance MiSST assessment
13th December  French: Module 2 (Listening, Reading & Writing)  Discussing the importance of festivals and celebrations and the activities associated with these
13th December  PE Practical based assessment on Netball, Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Dodgeball, Gymnastics  Assessed on skills, tactics and techniques of the sport they have just completed

 

Year 9 Assessments

 

 

Week Beginning

Subject & Type of Assessment

Brief Summary of Content

27th September English Literature assessment

Students are to analyse a character from the play they are studying

27th September PE Practical based assessment on Football Trampolining Dodgeball and netball Assessed on skills, tactics and techniques of the sport they have just completed
29th September History end of unit exam

Unit 1 - The First World War

4th October Art & Design Progress Assessment Sketchbook assessment Microscopia
11th October Computing: Active Spreadsheets Advance formulae and functions
15th October Geography - End of unit Assessment Unit 1 - How do we solve the unfair world?
18th October French: Module 1 (Listening, Reading & Writing) Talking about friends, family relationships and making arrangements to go out.
18th October Science: Biology -  CB1-2 Mid-Unit Test CB1 Key Concepts (Cells, Enzymes, Transport), CB2 Growth (Mitosis, Stem Cells, Neurotransmission)
8th November Maths Progress Assessment 1

Foundation (Non Calculator): Basic calculations, decimal calculations, place value, factors and multiples, powers and roots, index notation, prime factors, simplifying algebraic expressions, expanding brackets, substitution

Higher (Non Calculator): Basic calculations, place value, decimals, estimating, rounding, prime factors, indices, powers, roots, standard form, surds, simplifying algebraic expressions, expanding brackets, substitution.

8th November PE Practical based assessment on Netball, Trampolining, dodgeball, football Assessed on skills, tactics and techniques of the sport they have just completed
15th November Art & Design Progress assessment Sketchbook assessment Microscopia
29th November English Creative Writing assessment Students are to write a description inspired by a given image.
13th December French: Module 2 (Listening, Reading & Writing) Talking about the importance of money and aspirations for the future and what the future might look like
13th December Science: Biology - CB1-5 End of Unit Test CB1 Key Concepts, CB2 Growth, CB3 Genetics, CB4 Evolution, CB5 Health and Disease
13th December PE Practical based assessment on Fitness, Handball and Badminton Assessed on skills, tactics and techniques of the sport they have just completed

 

Year 10 Assessments

 

 

Each termArt, Performing Art and Photography projectsProject work is holistically marked to emulate the GCSE process

Week Beginning

Subject & Type of Assessment

Brief Summary of Content

27th September BTEC Sport: Sports Performer in Action LAA Coursework Short term effects of exercise on the cardiorespiratory system
27th September Media Studies: Advertising - Quality Street and This Girl Cant Paper 1 Question 1 Compare the techniques used in the two advertisements to appeal to their target audience
4th October History Key topic 1 exam Paper 1 - Anglo-Saxon & Norman England
4th October Geography End of unit test Climate Change (Completed in exam conditions)
4th October Science: Biology -  CB7-8 Mid-unit Test CB7 Hormones, CB8 Transport
11th October French: Module 1
(units 1-4)
(Writing)
Talking about family and friends, your life when you were younger and role models
11th October Business Studies: Topic Test - The Dynamic Nature of Business How business ideas come about, risk and reward and the role of business
11th October Computer Science: System Architecture and Storage This unit will assess students understanding of the CPU and storage types
11th October BTEC DIT: Completion of Component 1 - LAA The User interface
18th October English Structure assessment Students are to answer AQA Language Paper 1 Question 3 on structure
18th October BTEC Sport: Sports Performer in Action LAA Coursework Long term effects of exercise on the cardiorespiratory system
8th November Health & Social Care coursework deadline C1 aim A Human life span development part 1
8th November Food Preparation & Nutrition Written Paper (1hr) Written exam to assess theory knowledge that has been learnt during the current term. Content will be included from the Food Choice and Food Provenance unit
8th November Design and Technology Paper (1hr) Written exam to assess theory knowledge that has been learnt during the current term
8th November Science: Biology CB6-9 End of Unit Test CB6 Photosynthesis, CB7 Hormones, CB8 Transport, CB9 Ecosystems
8th November BTEC Sport: Sports Performer in Action LAA Coursework Short term effects of exercise on the musculoskeletal system
8th November Core PE - Practical based assessment on Football, Dodgeball, Rounders and fitness Assessed on skills, tactics, techniques and umpiring of the sport they have just completed
15th November Triple Science: Biology - CB7-8 Mid-Unit Test CB7 Hormones, CB8 Respiration and Transport
15th November Triple Science: Chemistry - SC5-7, SC10-11, SC13&16 Mid-Unit Test SC5 Ionic Bonding, SC6 Covalent Bonding, SC7 Types of Substances, SC10 Electrolysis, SC11 Metals, SC13 Transition Metals, SC16 Chemical Cells and Fuel Cells
15th November English Literature assessment Students are to answer AQA Literature Paper 1 extract question on 'A Christmas Carol'
15th November  Geography End of unit  Changing Economic World - Theory (Completed in exam conditions)
15th November  Religious Studies Key Topic Assessment  Christian Beliefs 
22nd November  French: Modules 1 & 2 (Listening & Reading)  Talking about family and friends, your life when you were younger and role models. Talking about life online, book and reading, opinions on TV programmes and talking about actors and films
22nd November  Triple Science: Physics - SP7-10 Mid-Unit Test  SP7 Astronomy, SP8 Forces, SP10 Electricity
29th November  Media Studies: Film Posters Exam Question  Paper 1 Question 2 Identify the social and historical context of the James Bond Man With The Golden Gun poster
29th November  BTEC Sport: Sports Performer in Action LAA Coursework  Long term effects of exercise on the musculoskeletal system
13th December BTEC Sport: Sports Performer in Action LAB Coursework   Effects of Exercise on the Energy Systems 

 

Year 11 Assessments

 

 

Week Beginning

Subject & Type of Assessment

Brief Summary of Content

13th September English Comparison of writers' viewpoints assessment Students are to answer AQA Language Paper 2 Question 4 on comparing writers' viewpoints
13th September BTEC Travel & Tourism coursework Unit 5a - Timezones
27th September BTEC Sport: Practical Sport Coursework Completion Rules, regulations and scoring systems of rounders
27th September French: Module 6 (Listening & Reading)

Higher: Talking about school and comparing the UK to French speaking countries, discussing school rules, getting the best out of school and school exchanges with a focus on pronouns, the imperative and past, present and future time frames

Foundation: Talking about school and comparing the UK to French speaking countries, discussing school rules, getting the best out of school and school exchanges with a focus on pronouns, and past, present and future time frames.

29th September Maths Progress Assessment 1
(to be held in class)
Higher (Calculator): Units 1 - 12 (Number, Algebra, Interpreting and representing data, Fractions, ratio and percentages, Angles and trigonometry, Graphs, Area and Volume, Transformations, Equations and inequalities, Probability, Compound Measure and Ratio, Similarity and Congruence)
Foundation (Calculator): Units 1 - 12 (Number, Algebra, Graphs, tables and charts, Fractions and percentages, Equations, inequalities and sequences, Angles, Averages and range, Perimeter, area and volume, Transformations, Ratio, Right Angled Triangles)
4th October BTEC DIT Completion of Component 3 - Sections A and B

Modern technologies and Cybersecurity

4th October Geography mid unit Tectonic hazards (completed in exam conditions)
4th October Science: Physics - CP7-9 Mid-Unit Test CP7 Work and Power, CP8 More about Forces, CP9 Electricity
8th October Art coursework Coursework assessment/Natural Form/ Decayed and Distressed surfaces/Mock examination
8th October

Photography coursework progress

Reflections coursework

8th October BTEC Sport: Coursework for Unit 2 Practical Sport Roles and responsibilities of the officials in rounders
11th October

Business Studies Topic Test - Growing a Business

 

How businesses grow, changes in aims and objectives, globalisation etc.
11th October BTEC Travel & Tourism coursework Unit 2c - Itinerary
11th October Media Studies: Uses and Gratifications- Film trailers/Media Studies Industry and Audience Paper 2 Question 3 identify media theory View a trailer and identify the use of media theory. Paper 1 Question 3 The Archers A series of questions on regulation, funding, public service broadcasting and audiences. Paper 2 Question 4 Analyse the representation of a homepage from a current music performer
18th October BTEC Sport Coursework for Unit 2 Practical Sport Effective use of skills, technical and tactics in rounders settings including isolated / conditioned and competitive competition components of fitness, technical and tactical demands in rounders
18th October Health & Social Care coursework deadlinet C2 aim A Health and social care services
8th November French Speaking Mock Exam (Calendared tbc)
8th November PE Practical based assessment on Fitness, Football Dodgeball, Badminton and Rounders) Assessed on skills, tactics, techniques and umpiring of the sport they have just completed
22nd November Geography End of unit Natural hazards and Climate Change (completed in exam conditions)
22nd November Food Preparation and Nutrition Written Paper (1hr) Written exam to assess theory from the Nutrition, Diet and Health unit that has been learnt during the current term plus knowledge from Yr10
22nd November

Design and Technology Paper (1hr)

Written exam to assess theory that has been learnt during the current term plus knowledge from Yr10

22nd November Science: Physics -  CP7-13 End of Unit Testn CP7 Work and Power, CP8 More about Forces, CP9 Electricity, CP10 Magnetism, CP11 Transformers, CP12 Particles, CP13 Springs
22nd November BTEC Sport: Coursework for Unit 2 Practical Sport Be able to review the practical performance in rounders. Effective use of skills, technical and tactics in dodgeball settings including isolated / conditioned and competitive competition
6th December  English Spoken Language  Students are to complete the spoken language endorsement for their GCSE Language qualification
6th December  BTEC Travel & Tourism Mock exam  Unit 1 (Completed in exam conditions
6th December  BTEC Sport: Coursework for Unit 2 Practical Sport  Rules, regulations and scoring systems of dodgeball.
13th December  Health & Social Care Component 3 part A Mock  Health and wellbeing.
13th December  Science: Biology - B1 Mock Exam CB1 Key Concepts, CB2 Growth, CB3 Genetics, CB4 Evolution, CB5 Health and Disease