Y8 assessment week: 7th December 2015. Information for students

Y8 assessment week: 7th December 2015. Information for students and parents
Assessment details (including length)
The formal assessment will be linked to the ‘Writing Skills’
Scheme of Learning they will have been studying from October
to December.
The assessment will take 50 minutes and will be a writing
question asking the pupils to persuade/argue or advise.
The year 8 maths assessment consists of one non calculator test
paper that is 1 hour in length.
For some students this will be followed by a 30 minute noncalculator test. The tests will take place in the usual classroom
40 minute 'Science Skills' assessment in the hall based on work
from the 'How animals work' topic
Mon (lesson3)= Pop 2
(lesson 4)= Pop 1
In class assessment -max 45mins. Teacher will inform students
which of the following assessments they will complete:
How to revise /prepare at home
Use exercise books to revise the material for
the following writing skills:
Persuasive techniques
Writing an argument
Writing an advice piece
The best way to prepare at home is to read
your blue workbooks and go over the work that
you have covered in class. You can also practise
by logging onto www.mymaths.co.uk
login: brins password: square
Your teacher will be able to tell you which areas
from mymaths to work on.
All students will be provided with a revision
sheet by their class teacher 2 weeks in advance.
It will contain all they need for the assessment.
Additionally KS3 revision books are available to
purchase from the school shop to provide
detailed coverage of all relevant material.
An appropriate revision homework will be set
prior to the test. Use of Art record book.
a)Complementary Colour Theory: apply learnt knowledge in
showing how to record form using complementary colours.
Students will use coloured pencil crayon to describe form within
a linear drawing provided by the class teacher.
b)Pen and ink study: apply their learnt knowledge in showing
how to record form using Pen and Ink. Students will use this
medium to describe form within a linear drawing that will be
provided by the class teacher.
The assessment is practical based. Students will be assessed on
their ability to work productively and creatively within class and
to address any problem that may arise in group work.
Students will be tested on the core activities used in Iterative
Speaking test (questions and answers) about TV. Top sets will
answer 5 questions, middle sets will answer 4
questions. Students will have prepared these in advance.
In class preparation.
Use the “WIN” booklets to revise the list of
core activities and be able to describe each
activity using short sentences
Students will prepare answers to the questions
in advance of the assessment and these will be
marked by their teacher. Pupils will then learn
their corrected answers for the test.
They will also need to respond to 1 unprepared question.
Students are allowed up to 15 key words in the test to remind
them what to say.
An open book assessment will take place during lesson time. The
assessment will ask students write an article outlining the main
reasons for global changes in Industry and the impacts of this
on people and the environment.
Think about what the unprepared question
could be (teacher will give guidance on how to)
and prepare possible answers.
Students will be able to use the work they have
completed during the unit ‘Our Shrinking
World’. Students should ensure that all targets
throughout this unit have been acted upon
prior to the assessment.
Continued over page
‘Why did the Ancient Egyptians produce the Book of the Dead?’
This will be split into two parts. One lesson to analyse the
primary sources of the ‘Book of the Dead’ to extract meaning
and purpose, before testing your deductions (from the sources)
against the facts.
The second lesson will be spent using ideas from the previous
lesson to write up an answer to the question.
One hour will be given for preparation and one hour for the
write up.
Students will create a short podcast in Audacity.
The podcast will need to include; importing audio, recording a
voiceover (supplied) and a range of editing tools. They will have
been taught these skills in previous lessons.
They will then explain what they did and how they did it, taking
screenshots for their assessment diary.
Performance assessment based on instrumental skills.
Prepare some notes on the source in your LOC
booklet. The title is ‘preparation for
assessment week’. You need to consider the
purpose of the source. Use the hints box to
help you.
This is the skill you will be tested on in
assessment week and you will need these notes
at the start of the lesson to prepare.
In class preparation.
Practise the script. Students will be supplied
with this prior to assessment.
Listening to podcasts/radio adverts.
Practising the editing tools in Audacity
Students will work up to this assessment in
lesson through composition tasks and