Year 8 Assessments Term 1

Term 1 Assessments

In light of the current situation, some assessment tasks scheduled between 23 March and the end of Term 1 may be adjusted. Any changes to assessment tasks will be communicated by the relevant Teaching and Learning Coordinator through Compass to both students and parents/carers. We are working on the premise that no student will be disadvantaged.

Here are the assessments, ordered by the week that they are due. Classroom teachers will give the specific date due as well as explain the task in greater detail in class. 

All subject areas will also be assessing students on a lesson to lesson basis in a variety of ways. This may include students’ classwork, interaction and skills.

All students study a Mandatory Technology course in Years 7 and 8 during which they rotate through eight different TAS subjects, one each term.  Students should do the assessment task for the TAS subject they are currently doing.

Week due

Dates

Subject

Assessment task

Weight

Week 1  

28/1 to 31/2

 

 

 

Week 2 

3/2 to 7/2

 

 

 

Week 3 

10/2 to 14/2

 

 

 

Week 4 

17/2 to 21/2

 

 

 

Week 5 

24/2 to 28/2

Technology - CAD

Design/Draw/Make - Part A

Preliminary Drawings

40%

Week 6

2/3 to 6/3

 

 

 

Week 7

9/3 to 13/3

Technology - Agriculture

Design Task 1

 50%

 

 

Technology - Food

Recipe Book and Practical

80%

 

 

Technology - Textiles

Folio Parts A and B

40%

Week 8   

16/3 to 20/3

Geography

Multi-modal - Globally Called Task (Cross-curricular with Religious Studies)

50%

 

 

Religious Studies

Multi-modal - Globally Called Task (Cross-curricular with Geography)

20%

 

 

Science

Physical World - Topic Test

25%

 

 

Technology - CAD

Design/Draw/Make - Part B - Design Planning

30%

 

 

Technology - Timber

Folio

30%

 

 

Visual Arts

Critical/Historical Study

Task Booklet

30%

Week 9

23/3 to 27/3

English

Creative Writing Task - Myths and Legends

25%

 

 

Technology - Agriculture

Design Task 2

50%

 

 

Technology - CAD

Design/Draw/Make - Part C -

Final Drawing

20%

 

 

Technology - Metal

Folio

20%

Week 10

30/3 to 3/4

Technology - Coding

Micro:Bit Coding Project

100%

 

 

Technology - Metal

Practical marking

80%

 

 

Technology - Robotics

Physical Computing

100%

 

 

Technology - Textiles

Practical - Parts C and D

60%

 

 

Technology - Timber

Practical marking

70%

Week 11

6/3 to 9/4

 

 

 

 

Term 2 Assessments

Week due

Dates

Subject

Assessment task

Weight

Week 1  

27/4 to 1/5

 French

Storyboard Task - Adjusted Assessment

 15%