Assessment Programmes – Year 7

 

Art

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn The Art Movement Cubism
• Looking at the difference between Portraits, Landscapes and Still Life Art
• Developing skills in Scale, Shade, Tone
• Researching artists Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Juan Gris
2 hour Still Life drawing test in pencil
Cubism Class Project work
Homework task of creating a Cubist inspired portrait
20% of overall year 7 marks
SpringFigures in Art
• Developing skills in Proportion, Scale and 3D
• Researching artists Alberto Giacometti, Edgar Degas and Anthony Gormley
2 hour hand drawing test in pencil
Figure Class Project Work
20% of overall year 7 marks
SummerContemporary Art
• Developing skills in Line Drawing and Research
• Researching artists Michael Craig-Martin and Cornelia Parker and students choice of artist from TATE Gallery
2 hour line drawing test in pencil
Contemporary Art Class Project Work
Homework task of creating a research project on an artist of the students choice in a handmade sketchbook
20% of overall year 7 marks
Year 7 Summer Exam 2 hour drawing of school tie in pencil
40% of overall year 7 marks

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 40% exam
  • 60% class assessments throughout the year

 

Dance

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn• Warm Up Scheme of Work –
Planning, delivering and evaluating a Dance Warm up that includes exercises that Mobilise the Joints, Raise the Pulse and Stretch the Muscles.
• 6 Basic Actions choreography –
Learning the basic principles of choreography, creating a duet based on the 6 actions
Unit 1 evidence
• Warm up plan – written
• Delivery test – practical
• Evaluation – written
Unit 2 evidence
• A Dance choreography recorded
Spring• Commercial Street Dance Scheme of work
Learning new styles of Hip Hop, Street, Locking, Breakdance skills and choreography in crews. The use of choreographic devices and group work.
Unit 3 and 4
• Skills are assessed in each style and compiled into a choreographed dance and performed in competition style – practical
• Progress interview dance homework – e-learning
Summer• Michael Jackson style
Leaning an iconic dance style that combines expression and theatrical movement.
• Inter-house Dance
Students work in house groups to create a dance for performance. Everyone takes on a role and contributes with their strengths accordingly.
Unit 5/6
• Performance skills – practical
• Year 7 mock exam – written summative exam
• Assessment point 6 will take into account the Assessments
o Warm up scheme – 20%
o 6 Basic Action – 20%
o Breakdance scheme 20%
o Inter-house assessment – 20%
o Written exam – 20%

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 20% exam
  • 80% class assessments throughout the year

 

Drama

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn

• Group work
• Key drama skills
Key drama skills (Harry Potter and our new school)and Fairy-tales/Pantomime
• Looking at key drama skills such as still images, thought tracking and narration.
• Developing team work skills and individual confidence.
Learning about storytelling and morals.
20% classwork assessment (practical exploration)
• 1 hour practical task in groups (teamwork assessment).
Devising a performance (teacher to give topic) – key skills assessment.
Spring

• Developing a character
• Exploring script work
Creating
Darkwood Manor and Grimm’s Tales
• Developing all drama skills learned so far such as hot seating and mutli-role.
• Exploring the use of space and creation of atmosphere (mediums of drama)..
• Learning what makes a good storyteller.
Consideration of narrative and plot.
20% classwork assessment (group work)
• Group tasks (2 hours) sustaining a character.
H/W – script learning, leading to a final group performance.
Summer

• Responding
Evaluating
Mask, Mime and Evacuees
• Looking at how effective masks are in performance.
• Developing key skills including mime and still images.
Looking at World War and learning to show empathy towards different situations.
20% classwork and 40% final performance
Rose Blanche scheme of work.

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 40% exam
  • 60% classwork assessments throughout the year

 

DT

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn Designing and making, using acrylic Keyring project
SpringUsing general woodworking toolsCam Toy project
SummerDesign and make, bending plasticAverage level for the whole year and includes the Product holder project.

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

Average from the 3 projects and end of year exam.


 

English

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn - LanguageFairy tales
AO1: Identify and interpret explicit information and ideas. Select and synthesise evidence.
A05: Communicates clearly, effectively and imaginatively
Selects and adapts tone, style, register for different forms and purposes and audiences
Organises information and ideas - Describe
PPE:
Reading A01
3 Questions
35 mins

Writing A05
Writing to describe: Picture stimulus
45 mins
Autumn - LiteratureMacbeth (A01,A02,A03,A04) PPE: Macbeth
45 mins
Spring - LanguageCrime and Punishment
A01, A05 (Narrative) plus..
AO2: Explain, comment, analyse:
Writers use of language and structure,
How writer effects and influences reader
Subject terminology
PPE assessment
Spring - LiteratureHoles/Abomination
(A01,A02A03,A04)
PPE assessment
Summer - LanguageNature
A01, A02, A05(POV writing) plus…
A03: Compare writers ideas and perspectives, how they are conveyed across two or more texts.
A04: Evaluate texts critically. Support with textual references.
Spoken Language Study (post PPE)
PPE assessment
Summer - LiteraturePoetry Across Time
Nature
(A01,A02A03)
PPE assessment

The components of the final assessment level are as follows

  • 60% exam
  • 40% Controlled assessment

 

Food Technology

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnIntroduction to Health & Safety – to include safe use of knives and ovens and personal hygiene.

Cooking - to produce a range of basic, predominantly savoury dishes.

An introduction to the eatwell plate
- Hygiene and safety assessments
- Practical assessment
- Written assessment
- Homework - Healthy eating
- Test
SpringBiscuit project - design and make

Cooking - to produce a more varied range of dishes - making modifications

Product research and taste testing
- Practical assessment
- Project evaluation
- Test
SummerTextiles – introduction to health and safety
Basic techniques – cutting, basic stitches and design ideas
- Practical assessment – design and make ’Sockies’
- Summative exam to include
- Dietary goals
- Nutritional guidelines
- Good food practices and equipment
- A design activity with evaluation
- Health and safety rules

Textiles could occur at assessment point 2, 4 or 6 due to

rotation

with summative exam always at assessment point 6.

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 25% exam
  • 75% practical and coursework

 

Geography

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnLocational Geography
UK & Europe
Major continents
All about the UK

Map Skills
Plans and Scale
Measuring Distance
4 and 6 figure grid references
O.S map symbols
Using an O.S Map and an Atlas

Geological timescales, Plate tectonics, rocks and soils

Rocks/Soils
What are rocks?
The rock cycle
Geo-logical time scales
Soils
Locational Geography Assessment (10% of the end of year grade).
SpringTectonics
An introduction to plate tectonics
Plate boundaries
Shield and composite volcanoes
Case study of the Mount St. Helens volcanic eruption
Super-volcanoes
Why live near a volcano?
What is an Earthquake
Earthquake case study
The earthquake through my eyes (creative writing in geography)

Coasts
Waves and tides
The waves at work
Landforms created by waves
Danger along the coast
Protecting our coast line
End of season exam on all learning so far (10% of the end of year grade).
SummerCoasts
Waves and tides
The waves at work
Landforms created by waves
Danger along the coast
Protecting our coast line
End of year exam - 80% of the end of year grade.

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 70% exam
  • 30% end of topic exams throughout the year

 

History

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnHistory skills lessons on the following:
• What is History – BC/AD, timelines, anachronisms
• Princes in the Tower
• Football in the Middle Ages and today – Change an and Continuity
• Aztecs – significance
Man on the Moon – interpretations
• Historical artefacts analysis
Who were the Celts /Celtic life
The Romans – empire, army
• Baseline test – knowledge of History skills and source analysis
• Man on the Moon assessment – Interpretations

Spring• The Romans – Boudicca’s rebellion
Life in the Dark Ages:
• The Anglo-Saxons
• The Viking invasions
• Crisis of 1066
Battle of Hastings
• Boudicca assessment
• Mid-term examination
Summer• The Norman Conquest
• Life in the Middle Ages
• The Black Death
• Revision
• 1066 Assessment
• End of Year exam

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 65% end of year exam
  • 25% Mid-term exam
  • 10% class assessments throughout the year

 

Computing

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnIntroduction to school network
Internet Safety
Coding/Games design project

Internet Safety Class and Homework Assessment

SpringCoding/Games design project Cont’d
Research skills; Info/reliability/Validity
SpreadSheets; theory and use
Intro to Algorithms, use of text based coding language

Coding Class Assessment

Mid Term Exam
Algorithm/Python Class Assessment

SummerHardware & Software Website
Revision
Introduction to Graphic design

Hardware & Software Website
Summative Exam

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 80% exam
  • 20% class assessments throughout the year

 

Life Studies

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnHealth - Life Stories – Dealing with the transition from Primary to Secondary school.

Citizenship - Who do we think we are? – Migration, Culture, What is means to be British (Citizenship)
Written assessment about British culture and identity. (50% of the final end of year grade.)
SpringHealth - Beating the Bullies – What is bullying? How do you deal with bullying? The importance of communication

Health - Sex and Relationships – Self-esteem, puberty, friendships, what is a family? Risk taking, the school nurse and where to get help.
SummerCitizenship - Local democracy in action – the school council, local government, political issues.


Health - Looking after me – Drugs, smoking, alcohol, basic first aid.

Health - Staying safe over the 6 weeks.
Speeches for change – students write a speech about an issue they feel is important. They are assessed on their written work and the speech they present. (50% of the final end of year grade.)

The two end of citizenship assessments are both worth 50% of the final end of year grade.

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

100% end of class assessments throughout the year.


 

Maths

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnSequences and place value, integers and decimals, calculators
Angles and 3D shapes
Mean, Mode, Median & Range + statistical diagrams
A piece of assessed classroom learning
Test (end of unit)
SpringExpressions, Expressions, Equations and Inequalities
Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Ratio Equations and Inequalities
Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Ratio
Test (end of unit)
SummerMeasure, Constructions and 3D shape
Probability
Review of year
Test (end of unit)
End of year test (summative of all work studied)

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

100% end of year exam


 

MFL – French

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnPersonal InformationListening assessment Reading assessment On-going speaking assessment Writing assessment
SpringSelf, Family and PetsListening assessment Reading assessment On-going speaking assessment Writing assessment
SummerSchoolEnd-of-year listening exam = 25% End-of-year reading exam = 25% On-going speaking assessment for the year = 25% Writing assessment (unseen) = 25%

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 40% exam
  • 60% classwork assessments throughout the year

 

MFL – German

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnPersonal Information
Listening assessment
Reading assessment
On-going speaking assessment
Writing assessment
SpringSchoolListening assessment
Reading assessment
On-going speaking assessment
Writing assessment
SummerSport End-of-year listening exam = 25%
End-of-year reading exam = 25%
On-going speaking assessment for the year = 25%
Writing assessment (unseen) = 25%

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 40% exam
  • 60% classwork assessments throughout the year

 

Music

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnBasic Musicianship
Music around the world (Samba)
Learning to read music
Oompa Loompa
Performance
SpringGraphic Score performance and composition
Christmas Song Performance
Pop Medley
Pop Composition
Focus on chords and musical devices
Pop Composition
SummerChinese Music
African Music
Song Composition

End of Year Exam

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 40% Exam60% Class Assessments

 

PE – Girls

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn• Netball

• Tag Rugby

• Gymnastic / Badminton
• Fitness
• Assessment through core task and performance in invasion games and individual skills
• Assessment through core task and performance in invasion games and individual skills
• A practical performance in a group and solo performance
• 12 minute run initial assessment
Spring• Fitness
• Trampoline
• Table Tennis

• Basketball/ Volleyball/ Badminton
• 12 minute run progress measured
• School set 10 bounce routine and advanced twist assessment
• Assessment through core task and performance in net games and individual skills
• Assessment through core task and performance in invasion games, net games and individual skills
Summer• Rounder’s

• Cricket


• Tennis

• Athletics
• Assessment through core task, striking, fielding games and individual skills
• Assessment through core task, striking, fielding games and individual skills

• Assessment through core task and performance in net games and individual games

• Assessment through Athletic awards the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards

PE – Boys

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn• Badminton

• Rugby

• Football


• Fitness
• Assessment through core task and performance in net games and individual skills
• Assessment through core task and performance in invasion games and individual skills
• Assessment through core task and performance in invasion games and individual skills

• 12 minute run initial assessment
Spring• Fitness
• Trampoline
• Table Tennis

• Handball/ Basketball / Rugby / Football
• 12 minute run progress measured
• School set 10 bounce routine and advanced twist assessment
• Assessment through core task and performance in net games and individual skills
• Assessment through core task and performance in invasion games and individual skills
Summer• Softball

• Cricket


• Tennis


• Athletics
• Assessment through core task, striking , fielding games and individual skills
• Assessment through core task, striking , fielding games and individual skills

• Assessment through core task and performance in net games and individual games

• Assessment through Athletic awards the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

Average level of the top four attainment levels from the sports/activities covered.


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RE

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnCreation – Big Bang
Evolution
Christian and Muslims views on creation
Exam – knowledge, understanding and evaluation of how the universe began. Weighting is 10%
SpringFestivals of Light - Divali
Hanukkah
Extended piece of writing explaining the importance of the festivals to religious believers and how they link back to events in the religion’s history. Weighting is 10%
SummerPlaces of Worship – Church
Mosque
Synagogue
Gurdwara
Exam – The features of their places and how they are used in worship. Also the importance of the places of worship to religious believers.
Weighting is 80%

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 80% exam
  • 20% classwork assessments throughout the year

 

Science

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnBiology – Cells and size
Chemistry – Particles, mixtures and dissolving
Physics - Forces
Baseline assessment Literacy task (extended writing Q)
End of LP exam – multiple choice questions
Practical Activity Group Investigation
SpringBiology – Reproduction and growth
Chemistry –Acids and alkalis
Physics- Energy
Literacy task (extended writing Q)
End of LP exam – multiple choice questions
Practical Activity Group Investigation
SummerBiology – Health and ecosystems
Chemistry – Simple chemical reactions
Physics - Electricity
Literacy task (extended writing Q)
End of LP exam – multiple choice questions
Practical Activity Group Investigation Final

End of Year assessment is a combination of:
• End of Year exam (75%) Class work - Extended writing Qs and end of LP exam Q’s (25%)

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 75% exam
  • 25% classwork assessments throughout the year