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Spring Term Assessments

In order to support your learning, we have listed the internal assessments that are planned for the spring 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 25th March

Y8 Geography end of topic assessment Y7-9 Core PE practical assessment
Y8 History end of unit assessment Y11 BTEC Sport assignment

Week Beginning 1st April

Y7&8

Computing assessment

Y11

History Paper 3

Y9 BTEC Sport assignment Y11 Creative iMedia
Y9 Media end of term assessment Y11 Media controlled assessment
Y7-11 Each half term – Project work is holistically marked in Art, Performing Art and Photography to emulate the GCSE process

 

Year 7 Assessments

 

 

Week Beginning

Subject & Type of Assessment

Brief Summary of Content

28th January Science End of topic assessment (Physics) Forces, sound and light
4th February English Language Paper 1 Question 2 – Commenting on the effect of language Question 3 – Commenting on the structure of a text with villains in literature as the contextual focus.
4th February Core PE Practical assessment Skills acquired in netball, dodgeball, trampolining, orienteering, rounders, athletics, football, handball, basketball and cricket.
25th February French Speaking assessment A speaking assessment based on the contents of Module 1 Studio 1 Textbook
11th March English Language Paper 2 Question 5 – Writing to argue piece inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth.
18th March Geography End of topic assessment Enquiry 2: What is development?
18th March Maths Progress assessment 2 Number, expressions, data handling, fractions, decimals and percentages, probability, angles, ratio and proportion, solving equations (higher and foundation will sit the same topics but different papers)
18th – 29th March History End of unit assessment The changing nature of crime
25th March Core PE Practical assessment Skills acquired in netball, dodgeball, trampolining, orienteering, rounders, athletics, football, handball, basketball and cricket.
1st April Computing assessment Spreadsheets, scratch, multimedia
Each term Art, Performing Art and Photography projects Project work is holistically marked to emulate the GCSE process

 

Year 8 Assessments

 

 

Week Beginning

Subject & Type of Assessment

Brief Summary of Content

21st January Science End of topic assessment (Physics) Electricity, magnetism, energy, motion and pressure
21st January Maths Progress assessment 2

Delta: Units 1-4 (factors and powers, expressions and algebra, 2D and 3D shapes, graphs)

Theta: Units 1-4 (number, area and volume, graphs and charts, expressions and equations)

Pi: Units 1-4 (number properties and calculations, shapes and measures in 3D, charts and graphs, expressions and equations)

21st January English Language Paper 2

Question 1 – Retrieving information from a text

Question 3 – Commenting on the effects of language with Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' as the focus.

4th February Core PE Practical assessment Skills acquired in netball, dodgeball, trampolining, orienteering, rounders, athletics, football, handball, basketball, cricket and fitness
25th February French Speaking assessment A speaking assessment based on your personal interests
18th March English Language Paper 2

Question 2 – Summarising differences between texts

Question 4 – Comparing writers' perspectives with Dickens as the contextual focus.

25th March Core PE Practical assessment Skills acquired in netball, dodgeball, trampolining, orienteering, rounders, athletics, football, handball, basketball, cricket and fitness
25th March Geography End of topic assessment Enquiry 2: How has Asia been transformed?
25th March – 5th April History End of unit assessment The Plains Indians and westward expansion
2nd April Computing assessment ICT in business, introduction to Python
Each term Art, Performing Art and Photography projects Project work is holistically marked to emulate the GCSE process

 

Year 9 Assessments

 

 

Week Beginning

Subject & Type of Assessment

Brief Summary of Content

21st January Food Prep and Nutrition

Diet, Nutrition and Health, Food Safety, Food Science, Cooking Food, Understanding Recipes, Food Preparation. 9R Monday 21st January (period 4)

9L Wednesday 23rd January (period 4)

28th January English Literature Paper 1 Language analysis of 'Romeo and Juliet'.
4th February Maths Progress assessment 2

Higher: Units 1 - 4 (number, algebra, interpreting and representing data, fractions, ratio and percentages)

Foundation: Units 1 - 4 (number, algebra, graphs, tables and charts, fractions and percentages)

4th February Step-Up to English Controlled assessment Travel is the theme of the controlled assessment and it covers reading and writing.
4th February Business Studies Summative assessment Sources of finance.
4th February RE Paper 2 Muslim Beliefs: Islam 3/4 mark and 15 mark style exam questions.
4th February Media End of term assessment Paper 2 Section B: Music videos, media language, context and audiences.
4th February Core PE Practical assessment Skills acquired in netball, dodgeball, trampolining, orienteering, rounders, athletics, football, basketball, cricket and fitness.
11th February History Assessment Key topic 3: Crime and Punishment in Industrial Britain.
11th February Geography End of topic assessment Paper 1, Section B: Living world (Tropical rainforests and cold environments).
11th February BTEC Sport Assignment Short term effects on the cardiorespiratory system.
25th February Psychology Topic B assessment Memory and information processing, short and long term memory, understanding amnesia, reconstructive memory (Bartlett), multi-store model of memory (Atkinson and Shiffrin), Studies - Bartlett - War of the ghosts, Peterson and Peterson. ISSUES and DEBATES - Reductionism and holism debate.
25th February Science Mid topic assessment (Physics) Motion, forces and conservation of energy
11th March French Writing assessment Exam style questions based on Theme 1 of Edexcel papers.
11th March History Assessment Key topic 4 exam: Crime and Punishment 1900-present day.
11th March HSC Coursework Part A The areas of growth and development that contribute to a whole person including physical, intellectual, emotional and social.
25th March Core PE Practical assessment Skills acquired in netball, dodgeball, trampolining, orienteering, rounders, athletics, football, basketball, cricket and fitness.
1st April BTEC Sport Assignment Long term effects of exercise on the cardiorespiratory system.
1st April Media End of term assessment Paper 2 Section A: TV drama, media language and representation.
Each half term Art, Performing Art and Photography projects Project work is holistically marked to emulate the GCSE process

 

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

14th January Science Mid topic assessment (Physics) Energy, forces and work, forces and their effects and electricity and circuits.
21st January BTEC DIT Completion of assignment for Component 1 – Learning Aim A: Exploring user interface design principles.
21st January Psychology Topic C assessment Unipolar depression: symptoms, features, incidence & influence. Genetic explanation of unipolar depression. Cognitive theory as an explanation of depression. Treatments of depression; CBT & drug therapy. Addiction: symptoms, features, incidence & influence. Social Learning Theory as an explanation of addiction. CBT & drug therapy for addiction. Studies - Caspi et al 2003 (Moderation by a Polymorphism in the 5-HTT gene), Young (2007) CBT & Internet addicts - ISSUES & DEBATES - Nature Vs Nurture debate.
4th February HSC Coursework component 1 Part B Explore the different expected and unexpected life events and what sources of support are available.
11th February Geography End of topic assessment Paper 2, Section B: Changing Economic World.
11th February BTEC Sport Assignment Energy Systems.
25th February Science End of topic assessment (Physics) Magnetism and the motor effect, electromagnetic induction, particle model and forces and matter.
11th March BTEC DIT Completion of assignment for Component 1 – Learning Aim A: Exploring user interface design principles
18th March History Key topic exam Crime and punishment in Industrial Britain.
Each half term Art, Performing Art and Photography projects Project work is holistically marked to emulate the GCSE process.

 

Year 11 Assessments

 

 

Week Beginning

Subject & Type of Assessment

Brief Summary of Content

21st January Psychology Topic C assessment Unipolar depression: symptoms, features, incidence & influence. Genetic explanation of unipolar depression. Cognitive theory as an explanation of depression. Treatments of depression; CBT & drug therapy. Addiction: symptoms, features, incidence & influence. Social Learning Theory as an explanation of addiction. CBT & drug therapy for addiction. Studies - Caspi et al 2003 (Moderation by a Polymorphism in the 5-HTT gene), Young (2007) CBT & Internet addicts - ISSUES & DEBATES - Nature Vs Nurture debate.
25th January History Paper 2 Mock exam The American West/ Anglo Saxon and Norman Britain.
28th January RE Paper 2 Peace and Conflict. Islam All exam style questions.
11th February French Speaking mock exam Mock Speaking exam.
11th February Science Physics paper 6 Energy, forces, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, particle model, forces and matter.
25th February Maths Progress assessment 3

Higher: Units 1 - 19 (number, algebra, interpreting and representing data, fractions, ratio and percentages, angles and trigonometry, graphs, area and volume, transformations and constructions, equations and inequalities, probability, growth and compound interest, similar shapes, further trigonometry, statistics (histograms, box plots etc.), graphing equations, circle theorems, rearranging formulae and algebraic fractions, vectors and proof, proportion and graphs)

Foundation: Units 1 - 19 (number, algebra, graphs, tables and charts, fractions and percentages, equations, inequalities and sequences, angles, averages and range, perimeter, area and volume, equation of graphs, transformations, ratio, Pythagoras and trigonometry, probability, growth and compound interest, constructions and bearings, quadratic equations and graphs, circles and further volume/surface area, indices and standard form, congruence and similarity)

25th February History Mid-term assessment Weimar and Nazi Germany
4th March RE Paper 1 To be confirmed.
4th March English Language Topic assessment To be confirmed – subject to performance in mock exams.
1st - 11th March Food Practical exam

Students will plan, prepare, cook and present 3 dishes in 3 hrs as part of their non-exam assessment.

Friday 1st March P1-3 (11 students)

Thursday 7th March P1-3 (9 students)

Friday 8th March P1-3 (10 students)

Monday 11th March P1-3 (10 students)

Students will be informed in class which date they are completing their exam on.

11th March Business Studies Summative assessment Business operations , managing quality, recruitment, organisational structures.
11th March Geography End of topic assessment Paper 2, Section C: Resource management.
11th March HSC Coursework component 2 Part B Demonstrating the care values. Review your own practice and how to improve it.
25th March BTEC Sport Assignment Practical demonstrations of selected sports.
1st April History Paper 3: Mock exam Weimar and Nazi Germany
1st April Creative iMedia Completion of R088 - Sound unit
1st April Media Controlled assessment Component 3 Brief and statement of aims
Each half term Art, Performing Art and Photography projects Work is holistically marked, forming 60% of their final GCSE grade.