Assessment Programmes – Year 9

 

Art

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnThe Art Movement Surrealism
• Developing skills in Perspective and Scale
• Researching artists Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte and Man Ray
2 hour Still Life drawing in pencil
Surrealism Class project work
Homework of researching a Surrealist artist of students choice in PowerPoint
20% of overall year 9 marks
SpringText in Art
• Developing skills in Illustration, Calligraphy and Font Design
• Researching variety of modern designers
2 hour Illustration letter font design in Pen
Text In Art Class project work
20% of overall year 9 marks
SummerUrban Art
• Developing skills shade and tone, Graphic Design and Graffiti styles
• Researching artists Banksy, Keith Harring, Jon Burgerman and Muto
2 hour shade and tone observational drawing of litter and product packaging
Urban Class Project Work
20% of overall year 9 marks
Year 9 Summer Exam 2 hour drawing of school tie in pencil
40% of overall year 9 marks

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

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

 

Dance

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn• Unit 2 - Developing Leadership Skills
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• Unit 3 – Lead Activities that promote a healthy lifestyle

• Unit 4 – The relationship of music to dance
Unit 2, 3, 4 evidence
• Warm up plan – written
• Delivery test – practical
• Evaluation – written
• Written and photographic evidence
• DVD of performance
• Teacher evaluation and peer observation
Spring• Unit 5 – Use a stimulus to create a dance piece

• Unit 6 – Opportunities in dance
Unit 5 and 6
• Written and photographic
• Dance exam
• DVD of performance
• Teacher evaluation and peer observation
Summer• Unit 1 – Plan, lead and review a dance activity. Unit 5/6
• Written Plan
• Practical delivery and written or recorded evaluation
• Teacher and IV notes on Unit 1 dance leading hour
• Completion of the course – Dance Leaders Award Certificate
Each component needs to be passed and evidence found to pass the Award.

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

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

 

Drama

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn

• Researching
• Developing
Drama practitioners
• Research of drama practitioners including Brecht, Stanislavski and Artaud
Learning what their methods are, practice were and how they used these in performance
20% classwork assessment (presentation)
• PowerPoint presentations
Performance in the style of ‘a’ practitioner
Spring

• Script work
Creativity
Blood Brothers and Status
• Learning about the social, cultural, historical contexts of the play, playwright and Liverpool
• Developing role-play skills
• Learning and developing Forum Theatre techniques.
Knowing the importance of debate.
20% classwork assessment (scripted work)
• Blood Brothers quiz
• Key scene performance
• H/W – ‘I wish I was our Sammy’ monologue
• Status debate.
Summer

• Researching
• Developing
• Creating
• Responding
Evaluating
Speaking and Listening and Theatre in Education
• Researching this form of theatre
• Developing all drama skills learned so far
• Developing independence and creativity
Actions v Consequences
20% classwork and 40% final performance
• PowerPoint presentation
• Performance and student led lesson or workshop.

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

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

 

DT

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnDesign and draw in 2/3 point perspectivePerspective drawing project
SpringDesign and make mechanismsAutomata project
SummerStructures and materials, teamworkAverage level for the whole year and includes the Structures project and Exam.

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 - LanguagePower
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 (narrative) Write a story in which this character features. (pic)
PPE assessment
Autumn - Literature (A01,A02,A03,A04)
Of Mice and Men
PPE assessment
Spring - LanguageWomen Through Time
A01, A05 plus.. (pov writing)
AO2: Explain, comment, analyse:
Writers use of language and structure,
How writer effects and influences reader
Subject terminology
PPE assessment
Spring - Literature(A01,A02A03,A04)

Much Ado About Nothing
PPE assessment
Summer - LanguageLove and Relationships
A01, A02, A05 (Descriptive) 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 Anthology
Love and Relationships (A01,A02A03)
PPE assessment

The components of the final assessment level are as follows

  • 60% exam
  • 40% Controlled assessment

 

Food Technology

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn- Personal hygiene & cross contamination
- Food poisoning/food hygiene
- Critical temperatures
- High/low-risk foods
- Practical assessment
- Test - Hygiene
- Homework
Spring- Design and make - Street foods
- Exploring balanced diets
- Vegetarian diets
- Reference intakes and GDA
- Project evaluation
- Test
Summer- Sustainability and the environment
- Genetically Modified foods
- Fairtrade
Exam summative to include
- Hygiene
- Food poisoning
- Sustainability
- Special diets
- Practical Assessment

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:

  • 40% exam
  • 60% practical and coursework

 

Geography

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnLocational Geography
Africa its countries, major cities and physical features.
The Middle East

Development and Urbanisation
Rich world & poor world
What is development and how do we measure it?
A case study of a developing country.

Urban Areas
What is urbanisation?
Mega- cities
Problems in mega cities
Squatter settlements
Case study of a squatter settlement in India – Dharavi
Locational Geography Assessment (10% of the end of year grade).
SpringUrban Areas
What is urbanisation?
Mega- cities
Problems in mega cities
Squatter settlements
Case study of a squatter settlement in India – Dharavi
Mid-season exam on everything covered so far (10% of the end of year grade).
SummerEco-systems
What is an eco-system?
The distribution of world eco-systems
Tropical rainforests and their characteristics
A case study of the Amazon rainforest
End of year exam 80% of the final 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
Autumn• Britain in 1900 social classes
• Titanic case study
• WWI Causes
• WWI life in the trenches
• Consequences of WWI on Britain
• USA in the 1920s and 1930s
• Titanic class assessment – Cause and Consequence
• World War 1 trenches assessment - Sources
Spring• Germany after World War 1
• Life in Nazi Germany
• The Holocaust
• WWII – Causes and events
• Atomic bomb on Hiroshima
• Life in Nazi Germany assessment – interpretations
• Mid-term examination
Summer• Youth cultures
• The Cold War
• Vietnam War
• Apartheid
• Holocaust and the Blitz assessment - Significance
• End of Year exam

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

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

 

Computing

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnInternet Safety
System Security


System Security Class Assessment
SpringMemory & Storage
Data Representation

Memory & Storage Test
Data Representation Class Assessment
Mid Year Exam

SummerSpreadsheets
Python
Revision

Spreadsheet Class Assessment
Python class assessment
End of Year Exam

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

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

 

Life Studies

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnCitizenship - Crime and justice – what causes crime, young people and the law, knife crime and sentencing.

Health - Sex and relationships – Pregnancy and STIs, contraception, why is communication important in relationships? Parenting.
Written assessment about the sentencing of two crimes which have taken place in the UK. (50% of the final end of year grade.)
SpringCareers - Career exploration – An introduction to U – explore, what are my options? Choosing a career, career paths, writing a CV and covering letter, what skills do employers look for?

Citizenship - Reporting on conflict – The United Nations, human rights, the UNCRC, child soldiers.
Written assessment – writing a report on the issue of child soldiers.
(50% of the final end of year grade.)
SummerHealth - Dealing with drugs – different types of drugs, alcohol awareness, staying safe, coping with pressure.

Careers – Applying for jobs.

Celebrating our achievements at KS3.
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, Equations and Inequalities
Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Ratio
Test (end of unit)
SummerMeasure, Constructions and 3D shape
Probability
Review of year
End of year test (summative of all work studied)

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

100% end of year exam

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MFL – French

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnHouseListening assessment
Reading assessment
On-going speaking assessment
Writing assessment
SpringHealthListening assessment
Reading assessment
On-going speaking assessment
Writing assessment
SummerPocket Money and ShoppingEnd-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
AutumnFree TimeListening assessment
Reading assessment
On-going speaking assessment
Writing assessment
SpringHealthListening assessment
Reading assessment
On-going speaking assessment
Writing assessment
SummerHolidaysEnd-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
AutumnHistory of Pop Music 1960 – 19901970s Performance (I Will
Survive)
SpringHistory of Pop Music 2000s
Presentation on History of Pop Music
Film Music Performance and Composition
Hedwig’s Theme
SummerPolitical Music – Schindler’s List
Historical Music Composition
Extended Music Project
The Music Industry
Schindler's List

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.


RE

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnLife after Death – how can we live after death
Evidence of ghosts and NDEs
Resurrection
Reincarnation
Extended piece of writing evaluating whether there is such a thing as life after death. Weighting is 10%
SpringWar and Peace – Reasons to go to war
Pacifism
Geneva Conventions
Just war theory and jihad
Exam – testing knowledge, understanding and evaluation.
Weighting is 10%
SummerThe problem of evil – Types of evil
Inconsistent triad
Christians views on evil
Karma
Holocaust – where was God?
Exam – testing knowledge, understanding and evaluation
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
AutumnBio – Module 1
- The light / electron microscope
- Looking at cells
- Practical: Using a light microscope to observe and record animal and plant cells
- Maths skills: Size and number
- The structure of DNA
- Proteins
Chem – Module 1
- Three states of matter
- Modelling the atom
- Key concept: Sizes if particles and order of magnitude
- Relating charges and masses, Subatomic particles
- Maths skills: Standard form and making estimates
Phys – Module 1
- Key concept: Developing ideas for the structure of the atom
- Density
- Key concept: Particle model and changes of state
- Practical: To investigate the densities of regular and irregular solid objects and liquids
- Changes of state
- Specific heat capacity / latent heat
- Maths skills: Drawing and interpreting graphs
- Practical: Investigating specific heat capacity
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Mid module exam
- Practical investigation – developing science skills
SpringBio – Module 1
- Enzymes
- Practical: Investigate the effect of pH on the rate of reaction of amylase enzyme
Cells at work
Living without oxygen
- Enzymes at work
- Practical: Use qualitative reagents to test for a range of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
Chem – Module 2
- Key concept: Pure substances
- Relative formula mass
- Mixtures /Formulations
- Chromatography
- Practical: Investigate how paper chromatography can be used in forensic science to identify an ink mixture used in a forgery
- Maths skills: Use an appropriate number of significant figures
- Comparing metals and non-metals
- Electron structure
- Chemical bonding
Phys – Module 1 & 2
- Particle motion in gases
- Increasing the pressure of a gas
- Pressure in a fluid
- Atmospheric pressure
- Maths skills: Handling data
- Scalars and vectors
- Speed
- Acceleration /calculations
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Practical investigation – Developing science skills
SummerBio – Module 1 & 2
- Photosynthesis / limiting factors
- Practical: Investigate the effect of light intensity n the rate of photosynthesis using an aquatic organism such as pondweed
- Maths skills: Extracting and interpreting information
- Key concept: Diffusion
- Osmosis
- Practical: Investigate the effect of a range of salt or sugar solutions on the mass of plant tissue
Active transport
Chem – Module 2
- Ionic bonding /compounds
- Properties of ionic compounds
- Covalent bonding
- Polymer structures
- Metallic bonding
- Properties of metals and alloys
- Key concept: The outer electrons
- The periodic table
- Diamond /Graphite and fullerenes
- Nanoparticles, their properties and uses
- Maths skills: Using ratios in a mixture, empirical formulae and balanced equations
- Elements and compounds
Phys – Module 2
- Velocity-time graphs
- Maths skills: Making estimates of calculations
- Forces and motion
- Resultant forces
- Forces and acceleration
- Momentum
- Practical: Investigating the acceleration on an object
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Practical investigation – Developing science skills
- End of year exam

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 80% exam-based
  • 20% Investigative science skills/assessments throughout the year