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Year 10 Assessment: June 2021

Year 10 assessment - week commencing 21 June 2021

Now that the students have settled back into school life we are looking to produce a report on each student’s current progress.  We have decided that this will take place towards the end of next term to ensure that there has been an extended period of time where teachers have been able to work with their classes without disruption, supporting students as needed following the period of school closure.

As part of this there will be an assessment week beginning the 21 June. We are hoping that the majority of these assessments will be completed in the School Hall in order for students to gain experience of conditions they are likely to experience in Year 11. Once the results of the assessments have been collated and processed you will receive a report of current progress; an opportunity to meet with teachers will be planned for early in the next academic year.

Assessment timetable

Assessments

English Language 'Persuasive writing' (1 paper, 1 hour)

  • Writing techniques - alliteration, rhetorical questions, repetition
  • Article structure
  • Sentence structures
  • Uses of punctuation
  • Sophisticated vocabulary

English Literature 'Romeo and Juliet' (1 paper, 1 hour)

  • Character focus - Tybalt, Romeo, Juliet, Servants
  • Themes - conflict, love, fate
  • Context - Elizabethan England
  • Techniques used to engage the audience - language and structure
  • Techniques of a play
  • Shakespeare

Maths

  • Sets 3 to 5: 2 papers, 1 hour each
  • Sets 1 and 2: 3 papers, 1 hour each

Please find the topic lists here

Science

  • Combined science: 1 paper, 1 hour 45 minutes each
  • Triple science: 3 papers, 1 hour hour 45 minutes each

Please find the topic lists here

Art

  • A portfolio assessment of coursework, which will take place in lesson time during assessment week

Business studies (1 paper, 1 hour 30 minutes)

Written paper based on the theory unit R064

  • Sources of Finance - advantages/disadvantages (Savings)
  • Franchising
  • Technological Developments - The impact on businesses
  • Advertising methods and its benefit
  • Functional areas of business i.e./marketing, finance, HR, Operations
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Break-Even Graph
  • Variable Cost
  • Primary research tools - advantage/disadvantage

Hospitality and Catering (1 paper, 1 hour)

  • Meet the needs of guests for a wedding venue (décor & accommodation).
  • HACCP (storage, cooking & serving)
  • Special dietary needs (dishes they can eat)
  • Food Hygiene rules when prepping foods
  • Understanding the difference between Commercial & non -commercial establishments.
  • Understanding the kitchen brigade
  • Job role of chefs
  • Qualifications to become a chef
  • Types of contract
  • How to deal with a compliant

Computing (2 papers, 1 hour each) 

Please find the topic lists here

Construction (1 paper, 1 hour 30 minutes)

  • This is a continuation of the 6hr external exam – students should have all the notes they require.

Design Technology (1 paper, 1 hour 30 minutes) Students will need a range of coloured pens

  • Woods
  • Plastics
  • Product Analysis
  • Designing – students will need to bring in colours

Drama

  • Practical scripted performance and a written concept exercise in lesson time

Engineering (1 paper, 1 hour)

  • Mechanisms
  • Metal Fabrication – Heat
  • Product Analysis
  • Smart Materials
  • Materials – Metal and Plastics

French (1 paper, 1 hour 30 minutes) Reading and writing

  • Themes of house & town
  • Additional listening paper conducted in class time

Please find the vocabulary lists here

Geography (1 paper, 1 hour)

  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Natural Hazards

History (1 paper, 1 hour)

CAUSES of WW1 –in particular:

  • The Alliance System
  • Imperialism
  • The Balkans Crisis
  • The Schlieffen Plan
  • The July Crisis

STALEMATE –in particular:

  • The Gallipoli campaign
  • Technology and tactics cahnges on the Western Front

Please see below an example source booklet and question paper:

Example sources booklet

Example question paper

Music

  • Completion of one assessed unit, which will take place in lesson time during assessment week

Photography

  • A portfolio assessment of coursework, which will take place in lesson time during assessment week

Sociology (1 paper, 1 hour)

  • Culture
  • Socialisation
  • Family Size
  • Material factors in education
  • Subcultures
  • Labelling and Attainment
  • Research Methods

Spanish (1 paper, 1 hour 30 minutes)

  • Themes of family and free time activities
  • Additional listening paper conducted in class time

Please find vocabulary lists here

Sport (1 paper, 1 hour)

Please find the topic lists here

Statistics (1 paper, 1 hour 30 minutes)

Please find the topic lists here

Textiles

  • A portfolio assessment of coursework, which will take place in lesson time during assessment week