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Y8 Assessment

The timetable for Year 8 Assessment Week 1 is published below, to support you and your child in preparing for these assessments.  

Year 8 Assessment Week (11th December – 15th December)

8A 8B 8C 8D

 

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

Mon

 

 

 

English

 

Tue

German

 

Maths

 

 

Wed

 

 

 

 

Science

Thu

 

Geography 5

History

 

 

 

Fri

 

 

Geography

History 5

 

 

 

8E 8F 8G 8H

 

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

Mon

French

English

 

 

 

Tue

Maths

 

 

 

 

Wed

 

 

Science

 

 

Thu

 

 

 

 

History

Fri

 

 

 

 

Geography

 

8I 8J 8K 8L

 

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

Mon

 

 

English

 

 

Tue

 

Maths

Spanish

 

 

Wed

 

Science

 

 

 

Thu

 

 

History

 

 

Fri

 

 

 

Geography

 

 

Subject

Assessment Week Task

Drama and Music

You will be assessed on the unit you are currently studying.

The assessment will take place in your Drama / Music lesson.

English

The History of the English Language (45 minutes)

Section A: A quiz on content (10mins) (vocabulary, Invaders, Innovators and Inventors)

Section B: A piece of opinion writing in response to a statement (35mins)

Ethics

A 40-minute assessment covering The Equality Act and Inclusivity topic

Section A – 10 keyword/knowledge questions

Section B- You will be asked to apply your knowledge to 2 scenarios

French

A reading and grammar test mainly based on My Town and Paris topics.

There will be some retrieval of Y7 knowledge included

Assessment will last 30 mins

Students should use knowledge organisers to revise.

Geography

A 30-minute assessment covering 'what is happening above our heads?' (1st unit in Y8) and 'is the earth running out of resources?' (2nd unit in Y8). Knowledge organisers are available on the school website if you need them. The assessment will include knowledge, understanding and skills questions. There will be a combination of closed and open response questions on the paper.

German

A reading and grammar test mainly based on My Town and Berlin topics.

There will be some retrieval of Y7 knowledge included

Assessment will last 30 mins

Students should use knowledge organisers to revise.

History

A 50-minute assessment covering work studied since the beginning of Y8 (Tudor Religious Rollercoaster and Challenging the power of the monarchy). Use the Knowledge Organisers for each topic and your notes in your exercise books.

Four sections:

·      20 multiple choice knowledge questions

·      10 key word gap fill 

·      10 events to complete a timeline

·       Describe questions

·       Explain questions

Maths

A 50-minute assessment covering topics studied since the beginning of Y8.

Non-calculator.

60 marks

Science

40 min assessment on:

Digestion 

Breathing 

Types of forces

Thermal energy

Elements 

Periodic table

Spanish

A reading and grammar test mainly based on My Town and Barcelona topics.

There will be some retrieval of Y7 knowledge included

Assessment will last 30 mins

Students should use knowledge organisers to revise.