Y8 assessment week: 7th December 2015. Information for students and parents Subject Assessment details (including length) English 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. Maths 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 setting. Science 40 minute 'Science Skills' assessment in the hall based on work from the 'How animals work' topic Mon (lesson3)= Pop 2 Art (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 Paragraphs SPaG 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. Drama DT French 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 Design 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. Geography 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 History ICT Music ‘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 performance.