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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

Y8 Assessment

Year 8 Assessment Week Tasks

We have provided some information below to support you and your child in preparing for these assessments.

Core Courses

Assessment Week Task

English

History of English (50 minute written paper)

Section A: Knowledge Questions (20 marks)

Section B: Language Debate (Written non-fiction response on language topic)

Maths

A 50 minute single paper, non-calculator.

Topics covered in the assessment are a review of the first term:

Primes and factorising

Positive and negative numbers

Addition and subtraction of fractions

Sequences, expressions and equations

Triangles, quadrilaterals and angles on parallel lines

 

EBacc Courses

Assessment Week Task

Science

A 45 minute written assessment paper

Content coverage:

Ecosystems big idea: Respiration and Photosynthesis
Forces big idea: Contact forces and Pressure
Matter big idea: Elements and Periodic table

History

50 minute written paper with questions on the two main topics studied so far in History this year. There will be 3 sections:

Section 1: Multiple Choice Knowledge Questions (10)

Section 2: Historical Vocabulary Gap Fill (10)

Section 3: Extended written answer - How far do you agree with a statement?

Geography

45 minute written paper.

Questions will include a range of short answer closed response questions, data response questions and longer answer open response questions.

All completed topics studied so far this year will be assessed.

This includes world & UK climate and Climate Change.

The assessment will be out of 45 marks.

French

Part A: 30-minute writing task, with question in the style of a 90-word essay. 16 marks.

Part B: 20-minute reading translation task, with 5 sentences to translate from French into English. 26 marks.

German

Part A: 30-minute writing task, with question in the style of a 90-word essay. 16 marks.

Part B: 20-minute reading translation task, with 5 sentences to translate from German into English. 26 marks.

Spanish

Part A: 30-minute writing task, with question in the style of a 90-word essay. 16 marks.

Part B: 20-minute reading translation task, with 5 sentences to translate from Spanish into English. 26 marks.

Students requiring extra time

If your child has been identified as a student who is entitled to extra time, we will be providing an alternative room during each assessment to facilitate their requirements.

Timetable for the Year 8 Assessment Week (beginning Tuesday 7th January 2020)

Your child will need to know which band they are in so that they know when their assessments will take place.

X Band is forms A to D.

Y Band is forms E to H.

Z Band is forms I to L.

 

8X

En

Ma

Sci

History

Lang

Geog

8X1

We P5

Mon P1

Tu P5

Th P3

Fr P1

Th P5

8X2

We P5

Mon P1

Tu P5

Th P3

Fr P1

Th P5

8X3

We P5

Mon P1

Tu P5

Th P3

Fr P1

Th P5

8X4

We P5

Mon P1

Tu P5

Th P3

Fr P1

Th P5

8X5

We P5

Mon P1

Tu P5

Th P3

N/A

Th P5

 

 

8Y

En

Ma

Sci

History

Lang

Geog

8Y1

We P1

Mon P2

Tu P2

We P5

Th P2

Fr P5

8Y2

We P1

Mon P2

Tu P2

We P5

Th P2

Fr P5

8Y3

We P1

Mon P2

Tu P2

We P5

Th P2

Fr P5

8Y4

We P1

Mon P2

Tu P2

We P5

Th P2

Fr P5

8Y5

We P1

Mon P2

Tu P2

Fr P5

N/A

We P5

 

 

8Z

En

Ma

Sci

History

Lang

Geog

8Z1

We P2

Mon P1

Tu P1

Mon P5

Fr P4

Th P1

8Z2

We P2

Mon P1

Tu P1

Mon P5

Fr P4

Th P1

8Z3

We P2

Mon P1

Tu P1

Th P1

Fr P4

Mon P5

8Z4

We P2

Mon P1

Tu P1

Mon P5

Fr P4

Th P1

8Z5

We P2

Mon P1

Tu P1

Mon P5

Fr P4

Th P1