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Year 7
Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5

Monday 13th May 7A-1 : Music Lesson - C2
7A-2 : Revision - R2
7A-3 : Art- A2
7B-1 : Revision - R4
7B-2 : Geography - R5
7A-1 : Maths 1 - R1
7A-2 : Maths 1 - R2
7A-3 : Maths 1 - R3
7B-1 : Maths 1 - R4
7B-2 : Maths 1 - R5
7A-1 : Geography - R1
7A-2 : Geography - R2
7A-3 : Geography - R3
7B-1 : Geography - R4
7B-2 : CS - CS
7A-1 : PE Lesson
7A-2 : PE Lesson
7A-3 : PE Lesson
7B-1 : Art - A1
7B-2 : Drama Lesson - DS
7A-1 : CS - J1
7A-2 : Revision - R2
7A-3 : Drama Lesson - DS
7B-1 : Revision - R4
7B-2 : Revision - R3

Tuesday 14th May 7A-1 : Revision - R1
7A-2 : Revision - R2
7A-3 : Revision - R3
7B-1 : PE Lesson
7B-2 : PE Lesson
7A-1 : Biology - R1
7A-2 : Biology - R2
7A-3 : Biology - R3
7B-1 : Biology - R4
7B-2 : Biology - R5
7A-1 : English - R1
7A-2 : English - R2
7A-3 : English - R3
7B-1 : English - R4
7B-2 : English - R5
7A-1 : Art- A2
7A-2 : Revision - R2
7A-3 : Revision - R3
7B-1 : CS - CS
7B-2 : Music Lesson - C9
7A-1 : PE Lesson
7A-2 : PE Lesson
7A-3 : PE Lesson
7B-1 : Revision - R4
7B-2 : Revision - R5

Friday 17th May 7A-1 : PE Lesson
7A-2 : PE Lesson
7A-3 : PE Lesson
7B-1 : Revision - R4
7B-2 : Art - A2
7A-1 : Physics - R1
7A-2 : Physics - R2
7A-3 : Physics - R3
7B-1 : Physics - R4
7B-2 : Physics - R5
7A-1 : Revision - R1
7A-2 : Revision - R2
7A-3 : Revision - R3
7B-1 : French - R4
7B-2 : Revision - R5
7A-1 : Revision - R1
7A-2 : Revision - R2
7A-3 : CS - CS
7B-1 : PE Lesson
7B-2 : PE Lesson
7A-1 : French - R1
7A-2 : French - R2
7A-3 : French - R3
7B-1 : Drama Lesson - DR1
7B-2 : French - R5

Monday 20th May 7A-1 : Chemistry - NB
7A-2 : Chemistry - RA
7A-3 : Chemistry - KC
7B-1 : Chemistry - JL
7B-2 : Chemistry - KW
7A-1 : Revision - R1
7A-2 : Music Lesson- C2
7A-3 : Revision - R4
7B-1 : Revision - R3
7B-2 : Revision - R5
7A-1 : Drama Lesson - DR1
7A-2 : CS - CS 
7A-3 : Music Lesson- C9
7B-1 : DT - R4
7B-2 : Revision - R5
7A-1 : DT - R1
7A-2 : DT - R2
7A-3 : DT - R3
7B-1 : Music Lesson- C9
7B-2 : DT - R5
7A-1 : Revision - R1
7A-2 : Art - A1
7A-3 : Revision - R3
7B-1 : Revision - R4
7B-2 : Revision - R5

Friday 24th May 7A-1 : Revision - R1
7A-2 : Revision - R2
7A-3 : Revision - R3
7B-1 : PE Lesson
7B-2 : PE Lesson
7A-1 : RS - R1
7A-2 : RS - R2
7A-3 : RS - R3
7B-1 : RS - R4
7B-2 : RS - R5
7A-1 : History - R1
7A-2 : History - R2
7A-3 : History - R3
7B-1 : History - R4
7B-2 : History - R5
7A-1 : Revision - R1
7A-2 : Drama Lesson - DS
7A-3 : Revision - R3
7B-1 : Revision - R4
7B-2 : Revision - R5
7A-1 : Maths 2 - R1
7A-2 : Maths 2 - R2
7A-3 : Maths 2 - R3
7B-1 : Maths 2 - R4
7B-2 : Maths 2 - R5
Year 8
Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 Period 5

Monday 13th May 8A-1 : CS - CS
8A-2 : Revision - C22
8A-3 : Revision - C23
8B-1 : PE Lesson
8B-2 : PE Lesson
8A-1 : RS - C21
8A-2 : RS - C22
8A-3 : RS - C23
8B-1 : RS - C24
8B-2 : RS - C25
8A-1 : Drama Lesson - DR1
8A-2 : Revision - C22
8A-3 : Art - A1
8B-1 : Revision - C24
8B-2 : Revision - C25
8A-1 : Music Lesson - C2
8A-2 : Drama Lesson - DR1
8A-3 : Revision - C23
8B-1 : Revision - C24
8B-2 : Revision - C25
8A-1 : Art - CA2
8A-2 : Chemistry - C22
8A-3 : Chemistry - C23
8B-1 : Chemistry - C24
8B-2 : Chemistry - C25

Tuesday 14th May 8A-1 : FN - C21
8A-2 : FN - C22
8A-3 : FN - C23
8B-1 : FN - C24
8B-2 : FN - C25
8A-1 : PE Lesson
8A-2 : PE Lesson
8A-3 : PE Lesson
8B-1 : Revision - C24
8B-2 : History - C25
8A-1 : Chemistry - C21
8A-2 : Revision - C22
8A-3 : Revision - C23
8B-1 : Drama Lesson - DR1
8B-2 : Art - A2
8A-1 : French - C21
8A-2 : French - C22
8A-3 : French - C23
8B-1 : French - C24
8B-2 : French - C25
8A-1 : History - C21
8A-2 : History - C22
8A-3 : History - C23
8B-1 : History - C24
8B-2 :  Music Lesson - C9

Friday 17th May 8A-1 : Physics - C21
8A-2 : Physics - C22
8A-3 : CS - CS
8B-1 : Physics - C24
8B-2 : Physics - C25
8A-1 : Revision - C21
8A-2 : Art - A2
8A-3 : Physics - C23
8B-1 : PE Lesson
8B-2 : PE Lesson
8A-1 : Maths 1 - C21
8A-2 : Maths 1 - C22
8A-3 : Maths 1 - C23
8B-1 : Maths 1 - C24
8B-2 : Maths 1 - C25
8A-1 :  Revision - C21
8A-2 :  Revision - C22
8A-3 : Spanish/Italian - C23
8B-1 :  Revision - C24
8B-2 :  Revision - C25
8A-1 : Spanish/Italian - C21
8A-2 :Spanish/Italian - C22
8A-3 : Music Lesson - C2
8B-1 : Spanish/Italian - C24
8B-2 : Spanish/Italian - C25

Monday 20th May 8A-1 : Revision - C21
8A-2 : Revision - C22
8A-3 : Revision - C23
8B-1 : Music Lesson - C9
8B-2 : Revision - C25
8A-1 : PE Lesson
8A-2 : PE Lesson
8A-3 : PE Lesson
8B-1 : English - C24
8B-2 : English - C25
8A-1 : English - C21
8A-2 : English - C22
8A-3 : English - C23
8B-1 : PE Lesson
8B-2 : PE Lesson
8A-1 : DT - C21
8A-2 : DT - C22
8A-3 : DT - C23
8B-1 : CS - CS
8B-2 : DT - C25
8A-1 : Revision - C21
8A-2 : Biology - C22
8A-3 : Drama Lesson - DS
8B-1 : DT - C24
8B-2 : Biology - C25

Friday 24th May 8A-1 : Biology - C21
8A-2 : Music Lesson - C2
8A-3 : Biology - C23
8B-1 : Biology - C23
8B-2 : CS - CS
8A-1 : Maths 2 - C21
8A-2 : Maths 2 - C22
8A-3 : Maths 2 - C23
8B-1 : Maths 2 - C24
8B-2 : Maths 2 - C25
8A-1 : PE Lesson
8A-2 : PE Lesson
8A-3 : PE Lesson
8B-1 : Revision - C24
8B-2 : Revision - C25
8A-1 : Revision - C21
8A-2 : CS - CS
8A-3 : Revision - C23
8B-1 : Geography - C24
8B-2 : Geography - C25
8A-1 : Geography - C21
8A-2 : Geography - C22
8A-3 : Geography - C23
8B-1 : Art - A1
8B-2 : Drama Lesson - DS

Year 7 Revision Lists

French

What do I need to revise for the end of year assessment?

 

You will be tested on the following topics:

TOPIC VOCABULARY LIST

(Allez 1)

       Personality (adjectives describing people) (p.22-23)        p.39 UNIT 2
       Family members (p.24-25)        p.39
       Friends (p.28-29)        p.39
       Animals (p.44-49)        P.57 UNIT 3
       Town (where you can go) (p.76-77)        p.93 UNIT 5
       Town (what you can do) (p.78-79)        p.93
       Food & Drink (p.59-59)        p.75 UNIT 4
       Food & Drink Opinions (p.60-61)        p.75
       Food & Drink (Je voudrais + restaurants) (p.62-63)        p.75
       Food & Drink (Quantities) (p.64-65)        p.75

 

GRAMMAR ALLEZ 1 Extra Practice
       Adjectives        p.8 (p.166)
       The irregular verb AVOIR (to have)        p.8        p.14 ex.3
       How to say ‘a/an/some’ in French (un/une/des)        p.10        p.14 ex.1
       C’est (it is)        p.10
       The irregular verb ÊTRE (to be)        p.22
       Adjectives        p.23 (p.166)        p.32 ex.4 / p.50 ex.1
       Possessive Adjectives (my-mon/ma/mes…)        p.25        p.32 ex.3
       Connectives        p.27
       (Pronouns) Le, La, Les (the + him/her/them)        p.28 (p.166)        p.32 ex.2
       Present tense of AVOIR & ÊTRE        p.32 ex.1 / p.51 ex.3
       The Present Tense (regular verbs)        p.43 (p.168-169)        p.50 ex.2
       Talking about events in the past        p.46 (p.168-169)
       Plurals        p.48
       Saying there is/are or there isn’t/aren’t        p.76 (p.167)        p.86 ex.1
       Position of adjectives        p.77 (p.166)
       Saying ‘to the’ or ‘at the’        p.78 (p.167)        p.86 ex.2
       Using on peut (we can) + infinitive (full verb)        p.79 (p.168)
       Partitive articles (some – du/de la/de l’/des)        p.58 (p.166)        p.68 ex.1
       Manger (to eat) et Boire (to drink)        p.50 (p.168-169)
       Regular –ER verbs        p.68 ex.2
       Negative Forms        p.60 (p.167)        p.68 ex.3
       Pouvoir (to be able to)        p.61 (p.168-169)
       Je voudrais (+noun/verb)        p.63        p.69 ex.4
       Aimer (+infinitive = full verb)        p.69 ex.4
       Il faut + infinitive = full verb (you need/must have)        p.65

 

Skills

During the exam, there will be a reading section and a translation (French-English) section covering the above topics, as well as an extended writing task.

Structure your revision

  1. Learn vocabulary for each of the topics above by following these techniques
  • Quizlet
  • Create flashcards and ask someone to test you
  • Put post-it notes around your room of difficult vocabulary that is not sticking
  1. Complete practise reading exercises
  • Look over and complete reading texts from your text book linked to the above topics (Units 1-5)
  • Complete Extra Star/Plus activities on p.16,17, 34, 35, 70, 71, 88, 89
  • Practise translating the texts into English

 

The writing paper will be assessed using the following criteria:-

Content

 

Range of language Accuracy
·     Full coverage of bullet points.

·     Consistently goes beyond minimum, introducing detail and interest.

·     Communication is clear and unambiguous.

·     Very wide range of familiar and unfamiliar vocabulary and expression and little repetition.

·     Very wide range of grammatical structures which add interest and variety.

·     Use of more than one time frame.

·     High level of accuracy.

·     Some errors in more complex sentences.

·     Verbs, tense formations and time frames secure.

To achieve a Grade 3, you need to accomplish the following in your writing:-

  • I can respond to questions on a familiar topic
  • I can communicate simple responses with some clarity
  • I can develop some longer sentences, using a few connectives
  • I can write simple opinions and can sometimes give reasons for these
  • I can write with some range of appropriate vocabulary on a familiar topic
  • I can refer to two different time frames with some success
  • I am working to improve my accuracy, though may still make a number of errors
  • I can recognise some patterns in verbs am working on my ability to adapt regular verbs and some common irregular verbs according to who is doing the action
  • I can develop longer sentences, using a few connectives
  • I am working on improving my grammar and spelling
  • I can use a dictionary to look up words and check spellings
  • I can recognise some simple patterns in language and can use this knowledge when forming tenses and checking accuracy such as gender

 

Computer Science

Computing exam = 1 Practical assessment + 1 Theory paper

Practical Exam – 20 mins on Turtle:
Practice your skills:

Setup changing the fill colour
title changing the pen colour
bgcolor using a loop
setpos  

Theory Exam – Use your notes, programs and Studywiz to revise. The exam covers the work of 3 terms in Computing:
Go over these topics:

  1. Binary & Denary Conversion
  2. Denary & Hexadecimal conversion 3. Binary & Hexadecimal conversion
  3. Programming terms             5.  Turtle code
  4. Internet Safety 7. Microbit (Python) Commands

Microbit commands: Check through the PowerPoints for the different commands we used to control the microbit

Key Words & Notes
Algorithm: A set of instructions followed in sequence to achieve a result.
Binary Digit: 0 or 1 bit.

Hexadecimal: Numbers 0-9 the same but 10-15 are represented by letter (A-F).
Variable: Holds or stores a value that can be used in a program.
Sequence: Set of instructions that are followed in a particular order.

Loop: Set of instructions that are repeated a certain number of times.

Iteration: Each time we go round the loop.

Turtle key words: What do these commands do?

Right(90)               For i in loop(4)       setpos                    setup(700,500)

Forward(60)           Back(10)                 begin_fill()           End_fill()

pencolor(“red”)      pendown()               color(“black”)

 

Study hard & good Luck!

Ms Powell

Geography

The Year 7 Geography Examination will last 45 minutes and review all the topics covered this year.  It will be held on Friday 24th May.

Use the guide below to structure your revision and identify the areas in which you need to focus.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Revision List 2019

Physics
Maths
History

All topics are covered in the students exercise and textbooks.  Their work and notes this year will give them sufficient detail to complete the exam.  No extra knowledge is needed although websites such as BBC History may help them. Students are responsible for making sure that they have all the work, particularly if they missed any lessons.

Topic Key issues to revise
Battle of Hastings The chronology of the lead up to and the Battle itself.

Key people involved.

Turning points that led to William winning the battle.

Castles The different types and purpose of Medieval castles.
Black Death 1348 The different causes Medieval people believed for the Black Death.

Different Medieval treatments for the Black Death.

The effects of the Black Death on England.

Peasants Revolt The chronology of the Revolt.

Key people involved.

The outcome of the Revolt including what happened to Wat Tyler.

The Tudors Chronology of the Tudor Kings and Queens.

The reasons why Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic Church in Rome.

The closing of the monasteries under Henry.

Differences in belief between Catholics and Protestants.

Elizabeth I – suitors, her relationship with Mary Queen of Scots, Spanish Armada.

 

End of Year exam structure:

Year 7
Section A: (10 mins) Section B (10 mins) Section C (25 mins)
Knowledge recall.

 

Students to answer 15 factual knowledge questions based on the topics studied.

Chronological understanding.

 

Students will have jumbled up events that they must place in chronological order.

An extended writing question.

 

Students to write a clearly structured evaluation on one of the topics they have studied in depth. The question stem to revise is: ‘To what extent was... the main reason why…’ which requires the student to evaluate the reason given in the question as well as other reasons for a particular outcome and make an overall judgement regarding the most important reason.

We recommend that the students spend time learning how to remember specific factual information such as names and dates. They should experiment with different learning techniques to see which work best for them.  We also recommend timelines as part of the revision to assist with Section B.

At the very least she needs to read through her notes from this year, paying particular attention to the skill of how to address the question in Section C. However, we are aware that we are one of many subjects, so she should try her best with revision, but it should not be overwhelming.

 

Religion, Ethics and Philosophy

What will your exam be like?

Questions will test

  • your knowledge of the course this year
  • your understanding of religious, ethical and philosophical ideas
  • your ability to evaluate and produce an argument.

There will be some short questions – look at how many marks you are being given for each question and how many points you are asked to write.

There will be one longer answer evaluation question. You must write in paragraphs, write from a variety of viewpoints and reach a conclusion.

Content -things to revise!

  • Symbols – things that represent something else.
  • Symbols of the six major religions
  • Symbols of Jersey.
  • The Island – What makes a good leader?
  • The Island – why do we need rules?
    • The Ten Commandments
    • The Golden Rule (Love your Neighbour)
    • The Eightfold Path (Buddhism)
  • The Island – Birth Ceremonies
  • How to use a Bible reference
  • Christian Views on how the world was made:
    • Genesis 1- the 7 Days of Creation
    • Genesis 2 – The Garden of Eden
    • Two different accounts of how the world was made – the Bible is not a science book.
  • Why the world is not perfect:
    • Genesis 3: The Fall
  • The Parliament of Living Beings – what would animals say to humans about how we treat the world?

If you have any gaps then ask your teacher for help in your lessons before the exam

 

English

In addition to the Essential Grammar Knowledge, you should revise the Key Knowledge identified below; this Key Knowledge relates to each of the topics you have studied so far this year. If you are unsure about any of this material, please check your exercise book and class notes first, and then ask your teacher.  The End of Year Exam will consist of short questions, designed to test your understanding of the Key Knowledge that we want you to take into next year and beyond.

 

Year Group:  7

Term:  Autumn 1

Title of SOL:  Narrative and Descriptive writing, including non-fiction descriptive.

Key knowledge/concepts:

Narrative structure (e.g. Freytag’s pyramid or Todorov’s five stages); characterisation; setting; imagery; sensory description; first person narrative; third person narrative; direct speech; indirect or reported speech

 

SPAG knowledge and terminology:

Punctuating speech; pronouns; word classes and sentence types from Essential Grammar Knowledge; narrator; protagonist; tension/suspense; fiction; non-fiction; Standard English

 

Year Group:  7

Term:  Autumn 2

Title of SOL:  Legends, Fables, Fairy Tales and Parables

Key knowledge/concepts:

- Oral tradition

- Fables: usually short; can be in verse or prose; often includes anthropomorphised animals or natural forces; lead to a moral sometimes expressed in a maxim.

- Legends: must include discussion of at least one Jersey legend; a traditional narrative that relates to the history and values of a community; focuses on human beings, not supernatural forces, but may include miracles

- Fairy tales: Include folkloric characters (e.g. dragons, witches, elves); feature magic and enchantment; might not have an overt moral; might start with ‘once upon a time’ or ‘a long time ago’

- Parables: a short didactic story (giving a moral) that differs from fables in focusing exclusively on human vs anthropomorphised characters; the term can be applied to parables of Jesus e.g. Good Samaritan, Prodigal Son and parables from other cultures

 

Year Group:  7

Term:  Spring 1

Title of SOL:  Shakespeare

Key knowledge/concepts:

Dramatic irony; tension; pivotal moment; foreshadowing; audience; conventions of genre: comedy and/or tragedy;

SPAG knowledge and terminology:

In addition to the concepts above, language terms: imagery; metre: iambic pentameter; characterisation; soliloquy; aside.

 

Year Group:  7

Term: Summer 1

Title of SOL: Empathy

Key knowledge/concepts:

When reading:

Characterisation: major characters, minor characters, foil, protagonist, antagonist.

Plot: Narrative structure and perspective with a focus on ‘turning points’ in narrative.

When writing:

The idea of details (e.g. facts, figures, names) and developments (e.g. implications, emotional responses),

Voice; Tone

 

Year Group:  7

Term: Spring 2

Title of SOL: Poetry and Art (to include poems from Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience)

Key knowledge/concepts:

Concept of a pattern of imagery (e.g. natural imagery, religious imagery)

Concept of theme (explored across multiple poems and images)

For Blake (themes and context): Innocence, Experience, The French Revolution, Freedom, Religion, Poverty

SPAG knowledge and terminology:

Terminology for poetry: repetition, metaphor, tone, adjective, verb, alliteration, monosyllabic/polysyllabic words, enjambment, caesura

Terminology for analysis: implies, connotation, suggests, effect

 

Year 7 Key Knowledge Retrieval Practice

0.67401795 What does caesura mean?
0.61975103 What does it mean to describe part of a narrative as a 'turning point'?
0.16235567 What is a complex sentnece?
0.4672157 What is a maxim?
0.24149663 What is an antagonist?
0.50701679 What is the difference between ficton and non-fiction?
0.18178706 What does it mean if a character in a play speaks a line 'aside'?
0.44631671 Identify three ways in writers can create/shape character?
0.70034889 What does dramatic irony mean?
0.98073585 What did Blake mean by innocence and experience?
0.09069932 What is a monosyllabic word?
0.64387043 For what purpose do we use a semi-colon?
0.1886569 What are some of the features of a Shakespearean comedy OR tragedy?
0.57923683 What is a dependent or subordinate clause?
0.94774928 Name two of the parables of Jesus
0.46481911 During' is a preposition of…?
0.44569485 What name do we give to the person/voice telling a story?
0.85630151 Legends focus on human beings, rather than what?
0.48313816 What historic event began in Europe in 1789?
0.08963719 Give two rules for punctuating speech/dialogue.
0.80633936 What does enjambment mean?
0.02681723 What is the difference between direct and indirect/reported speech?
0.22854149 What does anthropomorphism mean?
0.83286116 What is meant by first person narrative?
0.2245975 Name the stages/parts of narrative you have learnt.
0.73957197 What is a soliloquy?
0.83292245 When completing empathic/empathetic writing, what sort of things count as 'details' in a text?
0.08394308 Give two examples of types of imagery (or figurative language).
0.79352625 What is the title of a local (Jersey) legend?
0.53366876 What does didactic mean?
0.8202724 What is a noun?
0.34527054 Give two exmaples of folkloric characters
0.88029447 What is a protagonist?
0.83399132 Give an example of a pivotal moment from the Shakespeare text you studied
0.25928281 What do we mean by the term 'a pattern of imagery'?
0.29023694 What is iambic pentameter?

Essential Grammar Knowledge for Years 7, 8 and 9

Biology
Chemistry

Year 8 Revision Lists

Computer Science

Computing exam = 1 Practical assessment + 1 Theory paper

Practical Exam – 20 mins on Turtle:
Practice your skills:

Setup changing the fill colour
title changing the pen colour
bgcolor using a loop
setpos  

Theory Exam – Use your notes, programs and Sharepoint to revise. The exam covers the work of 3 terms in Computing:
Go over these topics:

  1. Internet Safety                                     2. Podcasts
  2. Networks 4. Computer Systems                        
  3. Programming terms 6. Turtle code                                               

Key Words & Notes
Algorithm: A set of instructions followed in sequence to achieve a result.
Variable: Holds or stores a value that can be used in a program.
Sequence: Set of instructions that are followed in a particular order.

Loop: Set of instructions that are repeated a certain number of times.

Iteration: Each time we go round the loop.

Turtle key words: What do these commands do?

Right(90)               For i in loop(4)       setpos                    setup(700,500)

Forward(60)           Back(10)                 begin_fill()           End_fill()

pencolor(“red”)      pendown()               color(“black”)

 

Study hard & good Luck!

Ms Powell

French

What to revise for the end of year assessment?

You will be tested on the following topics:

TOPIC VOCABULARY LIST

(Allez 1&2)

       Holidays        Allez 1 – Unit 7 – p.129
       French culture & work        Allez 2 – Unit 1 p.21
       Film/TV        Allez 2 – Unit 2 p.39
       Past (le passé composé – perfect tense) Prssent (le présent) & Future (le futur proche – near future) Tenses Allez 1 – Grammar Section – p.168-170

 

Skills

During the exam, there will be a reading and writing section as well as a translation (French-English) section covering the above topics.

Grammar

Log in to Kerboodle and go to the digital book – Allez 1&2

GRAMMAR ALLEZ 1 Extra Practice
       Present tense v’s Perfect tense (past)        p.141
       Perfect tense (past) with Être and verbs of motion        p.152 (p.121/168-169)        p.153 ex 3
       Different tenses        p.155        p.154 ex 3 / p.155 ex 4 / p.161 ex 4
       Expressions with Avoir        p.157
Holidays
       Finir / Choisir verbs        p.112 (p.168-169)        p.122 ex 1
       Prendre verb        p.115
       Near Future tense (going to)        p.115 (p.168-169)        p.115 ex.5
       Je voudrais/J’aimerais        p.116        p.117 ex 4
       Perfect tense (past tense) with avoir        p.118        p.118 ex 1 / p.119 ex 3 / p.122 ex.2
       Translation Practice        p.125 ex.2+4
French culture & work ALLEZ 2
       Present tense of –er verbs        p.5        P.14, exc 1
       Comparisons        p.7/167        P.14, exc 2
       Perfect tense with AVOIR        P.8        P.15, exc 4
       Qui        p.12
Film/TV  
       Direct object pronouns        P.22        p.32, exc 1
       Faire + infinitive        P.24
       Ce que        P.25        p.32, exc 2
       Opinions in the past        P.26
       Verbs followed by an infinitive        P.29

 

Structure your revision

  1. Learn vocabulary for each of the topics above by following these techniques
  • Quizlet
  • Create flashcards and ask someone to test you
  • Put post-it notes around your room of difficult vocabulary that is not sticking
  1. Complete practise reading exercises
  • Look over and complete reading texts from your text book linked to the above topics Allez 1 (Unit 7) & Allez 2 (Units 1-2)
  • Complete Extra Star/Plus activities
  • Practise translating the texts into English
  1. Revise past and future tenses

The writing paper will be assessed using the following criteria:-

Content

 

Range of language Accuracy
·     Full coverage of bullet points.

·     Consistently goes beyond minimum, introducing detail and interest.

·     Communication is clear and unambiguous.

·     Very wide range of familiar and unfamiliar vocabulary and expression and little repetition.

·     Very wide range of grammatical structures which add interest and variety.

·     Use of more than one time frame.

·     High level of accuracy.

·     Some errors in more complex sentences.

·     Verbs, tense formations and time frames secure.

To achieve a Grade 4, you need to accomplish the following in your writing:-

  • I can respond to most questions and I am working to improve my ability to convey my intended meaning with clarity
  • I can develop some longer sentences, using some connectives
  • I can convey a reasonable amount of information
  • I can express, and sometimes explain, simple opinions
  • I can write with a variety of appropriate vocabulary
  • I can communicate in at least two different time frames or more, mostly with success
  • I am working to improve my accuracy, though may still make a number of minor and some major errors

 

Italian

Italian Year 8 Summer Term Revision List

Your end of year exam will have three questions:

  • A photo description task , where you will need to write four sentences describing the photo
  • A writing task of no more than 40 words
  • Five short translation sentences into Italian
  • A short paragraph to translate into English

You should revise the following things:

  • The weather
  • Free time
  • Talking about yourself
  • Describing people in photos
  • Giving opinions and justifying them
  • Present tense
  • Street directions
  • Simple future tense (vado a mangiare / giocare / guardare etc = I’m going to eat/play/watch etc)

All work done in class in the run up to these exams will help you in this assessment.

Physics
Spanish

Year 8 Spanish Summer Term Revision List 2019 (Total 75 marks)

Your end of year exam will contain five sections:

  1. Listening (4 questions) 30 marks
  2. Reading (2 questions) 13 marks
  3. Translation (1 question into English) 17 marks
  4. Writing (1 question – 40 words) 15 marks

You should revise the following areas:

  • Days/Months
  • Colours
  • Classroom items
  • Numbers
  • Opinions and extending with reasons (adjectives)
  • Family members
  • Personal details (name, age, birthday)
  • Appearance (eyes, hair, size, height, features)
  • Personality
  • Animals/Pets
  • Sports
  • Weather

Grammar:

  • Using verbs not just in the ‘I’ ‘Yo’ form but also in the ‘he/she/it’ ‘él/ella’ form. (Me llamo / se llama – tengo / tiene – soy / es )
  • Important key verbs from this year! Present tense
  • Spelling
  • Adjectives – rules of agreement (masculine/feminine/singular/plural) and word order
  • Accents

 

 

 

 

Chemistry
Food and Nutrition

This year you will be completing a multiple choice question exam paper for your summative assessment. Using the completed worksheets notes in your Food & Nutrition folder, and your ‘Healthy Lunch’ project, please start to revise the following topics in preparation for your end of Yr 8 test.

  • Rules for Health & Safety in the Food Room
  • Food Hygiene- know how to avoid cross-contamination and able to explain high risk Foods
  • Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates- make sure you know which foods contain these nutrients and what the role of these nutrients is in your diet.
  • Know the role of vitamins A, C and E in our diet.
  • Know the 8 Tips for Healthy Eating
  • Be able to explain the Eatwell Plate and the nutrients contained in each section- know how many portions we should ideally eat from each section daily.
  • Know the advantages and disadvantages of using electrical equipment in food preparation.
  • Be able to suggest ways we can cut down on fat, salt and sugar in recipes.
  • Be able to suggest ways to shop economically.
  • Know the benefits of using local produce.
Maths
Religion, Ethics and Philisophy

What will your exam be like?

Questions will test

  • your knowledge of the course this year
  • your understanding of religious, ethical and philosophical ideas
  • your ability to evaluate and produce an argument.

There will be some short questions – look at how many marks you are being given for each question and how many points you are asked to write.

There will be one longer answer evaluation question. You must write in paragraphs, write from a variety of viewpoints and reach a conclusion.

Content – What you need to know

People we admire – what is important about a great person. What they do, say, who they are, what they did in history?

Jesus – what did he look like? Why do people in different cultures picture him in different ways?

Jesus – teachings – parables. You should know at least one parable. You should know the meaning.

Jesus – miracles – You should know the four types of miracles Jesus performed and examples of them.  You should know why he performed them

Jesus – you should know what the events of the last week were.

Jesus – crucifixion – what happened at the cross and why do Christians think it is important?

Jesus – resurrection – what happened and what explanations could there be for it?

The Buddha – what was his early life like?

The Buddha – what are the Four Passing Sights -why did he leave the palace?

The Buddha – how was he enlightened?

The Buddha  - what are the Four Noble Truths and how did he teach the people?

 

If there is something you are not sure about ask your teacher in your lesson before your exam.

 

Geography

Year 8 Geography Revision:  TOPICS 

You must ensure you are familiar with the following: 

  1. Coastal environments 
  1. Human Development 
  1. Fieldwork methodology 

Coastal Environments: 

  • Erosion processes and landforms 
  • e.g. Hydraulic action, abrasion, attrition etc.  caves, arches, stacks, stumps etc.   
  • Transportation processes 
  • e.g. Longshore drift and waves 
  • Deposition processes and landforms 
  • e.g. Spits, bars etc. 
  • Factors affecting coastal retreat 
  • e.g. Geology, tide height, wind and wave strength, coastal management  
  • Methods of coastal management 
  • e.g. Hard and soft engineering.  groynes, sea walls, revetments, beach reprofiling revegetation etc. 

Human Development: 

  • Countries at different levels of development 
  • e.g. HIC/MEDC, LIC/LEDC, NIC  
  • Development indicators 
  • e.g. Discrete and Composite.  The Human Development Index.  Social/Economic/Environmental measures.  Advantages and Disadvantages. 
  • The Brandt Line 
  • e.g. A North/South divide?  Advantages and disadvantages of using it.   
  • Factors affecting development 
  • e.g. Physical and Human.  Corruption, warfare, resources, location, climate etc. 

Fieldwork Methodology: 

  • Planning   
  • Choosing an enquiry and developing a hypothesis based on research   
  • Preparation   
  • Conducting a risk assessment and selecting appropriate equipment 
  • Methodology  
  • How the equipment was used and sampling methods.  
  • Data Presentation and Analysis   
  • Graphs/charts to help make sense of raw data.  An explanation of any trends or anomalies and how the data supports/challenges the hypothesis. 
  • Evaluation   
  • The strengths and weaknesses of the fieldwork including suggestions for improving any weaknesses. 

 

Year 8 Geography Revision:  QUESTION TYPES 

In the exam your knowledge will be assessed in a number of ways. 

You should make yourself familiar with the following words and what they mean you should do in a geographical context. 

Command word  Definition 
Identify/state/name  Recall or select one or more pieces of information.  

 

Define  State the meaning of a term.  

 

Calculate  Produce a numerical answer, showing relevant working.  

 

Label  Add a label/labels to a given resource, graphic or image.  

 

Draw/plot  Create a graphical representation of geographical information.  

 

Compare  Find the similarities and differences of two elements given in a question. Each response must relate to both elements and must include a statement of their similarity/difference.  

 

Describe  Give an account of the main characteristics of something or the steps in a process. Statements in the response should be developed but do not need to include a justification or reason.  

 

Explain  Provide a reasoned explanation of how or why something occurs. An explanation requires a justification/exemplification of a point. Some questions may require the use of annotated diagrams to support the explanation.  

 

Evaluate  Measure the value or success of something and ultimately provide a substantiated judgement/conclusion. Review information and then bring it together to form a conclusion, drawing on evidence such as strengths, weaknesses, alternatives and relevant data.  

 

Discuss  Explore the strengths and weaknesses of different sides of an issue/question. Investigate the issue by reasoning or argument. 

 

 

In the exam, always take note of the number of marks available for the question.   

The exam will have 33 marks and you will be given 45 minutes so allow just under a minute and a half per mark.  

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR REVISION! 

English

In addition to the Essential Grammar Knowledge, you should revise the Key Knowledge identified below; this Key Knowledge relates to each of the topics you have studied so far this year. If you are unsure about any of this material, please check your exercise book and class notes first, and then ask your teacher.  The End of Year Exam will consist of short questions, designed to test your understanding of the Key Knowledge that we want you to take into next year and beyond.

Title of SOL: Poetry: Narrative Poetry through the Ages (including ballads) and The Gothic Tradition
Key knowledge/concepts:

PEA Analysis; typicality (e.g. Romanticism / Gothic); form; ballad; epic; structure; narrative poetry; voice/tone; metre

Key knowledge/concepts:

Conventions of Gothic literature ( including horror, terror, suspense, typical settings such as gloomy castles, supernatural elements, non-human figures and ‘monsters’)

SPAG knowledge and terminology:

Terminology: repetition, metaphor, tone, adjective, verb, alliteration, monosyllabic and polysyllabic words, enjambment, caesura.

 

Title of SOL:  Year 8 Travel Writing
Key knowledge/concepts:

Explicit knowledge of a range of persuasive devices (e.g. rhetorical questions, appeal to statistics or expert authority, use of anecdote). Explicit knowledge of a range of devices for creating vivid description (e.g. adjectives and verbs, repetition, sensory imagery, onomatopoeia, metaphor and simile). The concepts of audience and purpose, and how to apply these to texts. The concept of tone and a range of words for describing tone.

 

Title of SOL:  Exploring identity
Key knowledge/concepts:

Concept of identity and how this can be defined. How can our identity be shaped by others? Can identities change over time?

How do writers and filmmakers represent the theme of identity?

How do writers and filmmakers convey ideas to the audience? (cinematic, poetic and narrative methods)

20th century context: how society can shape identity, discrimination, freedom of expression, the right to identity, gender identity, LGBTQ context.

SPAG knowledge and terminology:

Poetic terminology (needed for insightful reading): rhyme scheme; dramatic monologue; imagery; speaker; simile; metaphor; personification; stanza; colloquial; rhythm (and various words and phrases for describing rhythm); tone (and various words for describing tone)

Prose terminology: narrative structure and development, foreshadowing, characterisation, narrative conflict, narrative resolution, narrative perspective, dual narrative

Cinematic terminology: narrative structure, image, semiotics, resolution

 

Title of SOL: The Shakespeare Festival
Key knowledge/concepts:

Iambic pentameter and blank verse; soliloquy; aside; stage directions (often put in the dialogue by Shakespeare); protagonist; minor character; genre (including conventions of tragedy and / or comedy); imagery (with attention to specific patterns of imagery in the chosen play); characterisation and character development; characters as vehicles for exploring themes; the Elizabethan/Jacobean theatre (physical features of playhouses and theatres as places where different social ranks mixed; theatres could be seen as subversive of moral/political order, whilst also sometimes claiming to support these things)

 

Year 8 Key Knowledge Retrieval Practice

0.987626217 What is a ballad?
0.841577334 Give an example of an epic poem.
0.392912217 What is meant by the term narrative poetry?
0.481175029 What does 'tone' refer to in relation to poetry?
0.01132578 What is enjambment?
0.661390857 What is caesura?
0.359715096 Descrbe two typical features of Gothic or Romantic poetry
0.522029531 What is meant by the term apostrophe of omission?
0.59875768 What are monosyllabic words?
0.314442401 What does connotation mean?
0.879005406 What is a foil?
0.52371244 What does protagonist mean?
0.809878227 What does antagonist mean?
0.397281194 Name the stages/parts of narrative you have learnt.
0.485646345 What is meant by a narrative 'turning point'?
0.361172096 What does register mean?
0.02354635 What is a motif?
0.942373131 What is meant by narrative perspective?
0.405138778 What is the difference between direct and indirect/reported speech?
0.67295856 What is free indirect style?
0.027967134 List three persuasive devices
0.292450524 What is meant by onomatopoeia?
0.843128545 What do we mean by the purpose of a text? Give an example
0.589403926 What do we mean by the tone of a text?
0.096083292 What is an independent or main clause?
0.742470328 What is a complex sentence?
0.767533876 Semi-colons can be used to join two…what?
0.432633262 Where might a Gothic story typically be set?
0.201825474 Name two typical features (other than setting) of Gothic fiction?
0.573976381 What does foreshadowing mean?
0.941792659 What is epistolary fiction?
0.787917982 What is blank verse?
0.774395463 What is a soliloquy?
0.14758599 Identify two key features of the Elizabethan/Jacobean theatre.
0.475142292 What are some key features of Shakespearean comedy OR tragedy?
0.412973923 What is a noun?
0.171583516 What is a dependent or subordinate clause?
0.752329739 During' is a preposition of…?
0.698063177 For what purpose do we use a semi-colon?

Essential Grammar Knowledge for Years 7, 8 and 9

History

All topics are covered in the students exercise books.  Their work and notes this year will give them sufficient detail to complete the exam.  No extra knowledge is needed although websites such as BBC History may help you. Students are responsible for making sure that they have all the work, particularly if they missed any lessons.

Topic Key issues to revise
Suffragettes The chronology of the Suffragette story.

Key people involved.

Turning points that led to women getting the vote.

Slavery The physical set up of the slave trade.

Conditions for the slaves.

WW1 The chronological story of the reasons for WW1.

Conditions for the soldiers on the Western Front.

Vikings Have a quick look at our one lesson whizz, what can you remember?
Witchcraft Who did people accuse of witchcraft?

Who believed in witchcraft?

Why did people believe in witchcraft?

How could you identify a witch and what happened to suspected witches?

 

End of Year exam structure:

Year 8
Section A: (10 mins) Section B (10 mins) Section C (25 mins)
Knowledge recall.

 

Students to answer 15 factual knowledge questions based on the topics studied.

Chronological understanding.

 

Students will have jumbled up events that they must place in chronological order.

An extended writing question.

 

Students to write a clearly structured analysis of a source. The question stem to revise is: ‘How useful is Source A to a historian studying...’

We recommend that the students spend time learning how to remember specific factual information such as names and dates. They should experiment with different learning techniques to see which work best for them.  We also recommend timelines as part of the revision to assist with Section B.

At the very least she needs to read through her notes from this year, paying particular attention to the skill of how to address the question in Section C. However, we are aware that we are one of many subjects, so she should try her best with revision, but it should not be overwhelming.

 

Biology

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