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Y8 Assessment

Year 8 Assessment Week (5th December – 9th December) (scroll down for assessment week tasks)

 

8A 8B 8C 8D

 

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

Mon

 

 

 

 

English

Tue

Geography or History

 

 

 

 

Wed

 

Science

 

 

 

Thu

 

German

 

 

Geography or

History

Fri

 

 

 

Maths

 

 

8E 8F 8G 8H

 

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

Mon

English

 

 

 

 

Tue

 

 

 

Geography

 

Wed

 

 

Science

 

 

Thu

 

History

 

 

 

Fri

Maths

French

 

 

 

 

8I 8J 8K 8L

 

P1

P2

P3

P4

P5

Mon

 

 

 

Geography

 

Tue

English

 

 

History

 

Wed

 

 

 

Science

 

Thu

 

 

 

 

Spanish

Fri

 

 

Maths

 

 

 

Subject

Assessment Week Task

Drama

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

The assessment will take place in your Drama lesson.

English

The History of the English Language (45 minutes)

Section A: A quiz on content (10mins) (Old, Middle, Early Modern English, Empire, 20th century developments)

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

Ethics

A 40-minute assessment covering topics The Equality Act and Inclusivity and Mental Health and Wellbeing

Section A – 10 keyword quiz questions

Section B- Extended answers (4 + 8 marks)

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 population (covered in summer term Y7) and what is happening above our heads (1st 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 Power changing in England). 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
  • 2 Describe questions
  • 2 Explain why questions

Maths

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

Non-calculator.

60 marks

Science

Science will be a 40 minute assessment covering:

  • Digestion topic (not assessing on digestive organs, enzymes or bacteria)
  • Breathing topic (not assessing on alcohol or drugs)
  • Forces intro topic (We will not be assessing forces and motion this time)
  • Climate topic
  • elements topic

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.