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Sixth Form Assessment

Please find below our Assessment Calendar and exam information for each subject. 

Updated: 4th May

Art

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

 29th March

Deadline for second large painting submission

N/A

24th May

Deadline for completed folder submission containing supporting studies, practical work and a personal study

N/A

Content not being assessed       at all.

None

 

Biology 

Date week beginning 

Followed by actual date if there is one.

Assessment name and duration. 

Content that may be included. 

The content listed below will make up a large proportion of the marks on each exam.  However please remember that when applying biological concepts some questions will assume knowledge of other areas, however, these types of questions will account for very few marks.  All Biology examinations will include content from Module 1 development of practical skills in biology, which includes maths skills and working scientifically (how science works).    

19th  April 

 

Actual date: Tuesday 20th P1

Exam 1 – 55 minutes 

 

Mixed paper; multiple choice and longer answers questions 

Module 4 Biodiversity, evolution, and disease.  

 

Module 6 Genetics, evolution, and ecosystems.  

3rd  May 

 

Actual date: Wednesday 5th P3

Exam 2 – 55 minutes 

 

Mixed paper; multiple choice and longer answers questions 

 

Module 2 Foundations in biology.  

 

Module 3 Exchange and transport.  

 

10th May 

 

Actual date: Friday 14th P5

Exam 3 – 55 minutes 

 

Mixed paper; multiple choice and longer answers questions 

Module 2 Foundations in biology.  

 

Module 5 Communication, homeostasis, and energy.   

19th May 

Exam 4 – 90 minutes 

 

Mixed paper; multiple choice and longer answers questions 

Module 2 Foundations in biology.  

 

Module 3 Exchange and transport.  

 

Module 4 Biodiversity, evolution, and disease. 

 

Module 5 Communication, homeostasis, and energy. 

 

Module 6 Genetics, evolution, and ecosystems. 

 

Content not being assessed at all. 

Chapter 15 Homeostasis sections: 15.5- 15.8 kidney.

Chapter 22 Cloning and biotechnology sections: 22.4-22.7 microorganisms.

Chapter 24 Populations and sustainability: sections 24.6-24.9 Case studies and sensitive ecosystems.  

 

Business Studies (A-Level)

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

w/b 19/04/21

Assessment 1 (Themes 2 and 3)

In class (1 hour, 40 marks including a 20 mark question)

Theme 2

Topic 2.1 Raising finance

Topic 2.3 Managing finance

Topic 2.5 External influences

 

Theme 3

Topic 3.1 Business objectives and strategy

Topic 3.2 Business Growth

w/b 26/04/21

Assessment 2 (Themes 1 and 4)

In class (1 hour, 40 marks including a 20 mark question)

Theme 1

Topic 1.2 Market

Topic 1.3 Marketing mix and strategy

Topic 1.4 Managing people

 

 Theme 4

Topic 4.1 Globalisation

Topic 4.2 Global markets & business expansion

Topic 4.3 Global marketing

w/b 15/05/21

Assessment 3 (Themes 1-4)

In the hall (1 hour, 40 marks including a 20 mark question)

 

Theme 1

Topic 1.3 marketing mix and strategy

 

Theme 2

Topic 2.2 Financial Planning

Topic 2.4 Resource management

 

Theme 3

Topic 3.1 Business objectives and strategy

Topic 3.2 Business Growth

Topic 3.4 Influences on business decisions

 

Theme 4

Topic 4.3 Global marketing

Content not being assessed at all.

N/A

 

Business (BTEC) 

BTEC Business Unit 2

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

Week commencing 3rd May

Paper 1 (44 marks)

1 hour 30 mins exam

Invigilators from the exams team

Content not being assessed  at all.

 

 

BTEC Business Unit 3

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

Week commencing 17th May

Part 1 (36 marks)

Part 2 (34 marks)

1 hour 30 mins exam

N/A

Content not being assessed       at all.

N/A

 

BTEC Business Unit 6

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

Week commencing 10th May

Paper 1 (44 marks)

1 hour 30 mins exam

N/A

Content not being assessed       at all.

N/A

 

BTEC Business Unit 7

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

Week commencing 26th April

Paper 1 (44 marks)

1 hour 30 mins exam

N/A

Content not being assessed       at all.

N/A

 

Chemistry

Date

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

 

Thursday 6th May Period 2

Assessment 1

1 hour + extra time

50 marks

 

Oceans and Developing metals

 

Thursday 13th May Period 2

Assessment 2

1 hour + extra time

50 marks

 

Organic chemistry (synthesis and analysis)

 

Friday 21st May

Assessment 3

1 hour + extra time

50 marks

 

Practical skills in chemistry

24/5

Assessment 4

90 minutes + extra time

Fundamentals of chemistry

Content not being assessed at all.

DM 5 and 6

CD 5, 6, 7 and 8

 

Computer Science 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

w/c 8th March – 1st April 

Completing the NEA in class time 

Programming concepts

w/c 19th April  

Component 1: unit 1, 2 and 3. Duration 30 mins

Computers of a computer (unit1)

System software (Unit 2)

Software development (unit 3)

w/c 26th April 

Component 1 : Unit 4, 5, and 6. Duration 30 mins  

Exchanging data (unit 4)

Networks (unit 5)

Data types (unit 6)

w/c 3rd May 

Component 2: Unit 7, 8 and 9. Duration 30 mins

Data structures (Unit 7)

Boolean Algebra (Unit 8)

Legal, ethical and Environmental (unit 9)

w/c 10th May 

Component 2: Unit 10, 11 and 12. Duration 30 mins  

Component 2

Computational Thinking (unit 10)

Programming techniques (Unit 11)

Problem Solving (unit 12)

w/c 24th May  

Exam in Hall (written) Paper 1 and 2 combined. Duration 60 mins

Component 1 and 2.

Content not being assessed      at all.

N/A

 

Dance

YEAR 13 – BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN PERFORMING ARTS (DANCE) (601/7233/2)

UNIT 3: GROUP PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP (31557H)

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

 2nd March 2021

Milestone 1 - 1 Hour

N/A

30th March 2021 - C21

Milestone 2 - 1 Hour

N/A

4th May 2021 - C21

Milestone 3 - 1 hour

N/A

18th May 2021 - D1 or Hall

Performance - 20-30 minutes

N/A

24th May 2021 - C21

Milestone 4 – 1 hour

N/A

Content not being assessed       at all.

N/A

 

YEAR 12 – BTEC LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN PERFORMING ARTS (DANCE) (601/7231/9)

UNIT 1: INVESTIGATING PROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONERS (31555H)

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

 10th May 2021

Activity 1 – 1 Hour

Contextual factors

17th May 2021

Activity 2 – 1 Hour

Production and performance elements

24th May 2021

Activity 3 – Justification of practitioners – 1 hour

Compare and contrast two professional practitioners.

Content not being assessed       at all.

N/A

 

Drama 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

week beginning 19th April 2021

Examination in lesson, written paper  ‘Analysing Performance.’    45 min

Black Watch

week beginning  19th April 2021

Examination in lesson, written paper 1 ‘Analysing Performance.’ 45 mins

Necessary targets

week beginning 10th May 2021

Examination after school, 1hr, Monologue performance.  1 min minimum performance time

Provisional date 10th May –3:30 onwards (after school)

N/A

week beginning 17th May 2021

Examination in school hours, Written paper – Theatre Review 55 min exam

Theatre review based on 'Things I Know to be true’

Design element

Semiotics

Acting skills / performance

Analysis and evaluation

Content not being assessed at all.

Deconstructing text has been assessed previously and will not be revisited.

 

Economics 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

W/C 19th     is an assessment week.

Paper 1 40 marks data response questions on Year 1 and 2 content

1.1 – scarcity, choice and potential conflicts

1.3-1.4 – introducing the markets and price mechanism

1.6 – Revenue, costs, profits and cash

4.1 – competition and market power

 

Paper 2 40 marks data response questions on 2 content

In class

3.4- impact of globalisation on local and national economies

3.6 – inequality and distribution of income

WC 17.05.21 ( Date to be confirmed)

Paper 3 Data response questions ( 40 marks)

Exam Hall

1.5- market failure and government intervention

4.2 Market power and market failure

4.3 Market failure across the economy

4.4 – macroeconomic policies and impact on firms and individuals

2.5 – Life in the global economy

2.6 – introduction to macroeconomic policies

3.1- Globalisation

3.2 – Economic factors in business expansion

3.3 – The impact of globalisation

Content not being assessed at all.

N/A

 

English Language & Literature

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

28th April

TAG Assessment: A Streetcar Named Desire – 1hr 15 minutes standard time

A Streetcar Named Desire

12th May

TAG Assessment: Othello and The Great Gatsby comparison – 1hr 15 minutes standard time

Othello and The Great Gatsby

TBC

(w/c 17/05/21)

Assessment in hall: Paper 1, Section A: Voices in Speech and Language – 1 hr 15 minutes standard time

 Article:

1.1. Charlie Brooker: ‘Too much talk for one planet: why I’m reducing my word emissions’ o 1.2. Ian Birrell: ‘As gay people celebrate, the treatment of the disabled just gets worse’

 

Autobiography/Biography:

2.1. De Profundus by Oscar Wilde

2.2 Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

 

Interview:

5.1 BBC1 Panorama interview between Martin Bashir and Princess Diana

5.2 Jay Leno’s interview with President Obama (transcript)

 

Travelogue:

10.1 Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence

10.2 Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China by Paul Theroux

Content not being assessed at all.

Paper 2 Section A: Unseen Prose Non-fiction texts

 

English Literature 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

29th March

TAG Assessment: The Handmaid’s Tale and Frankenstein – 1 hr 15 minutes standard time

 

 The Handmaid’s Tale and Frankenstein texts

26th April

TAG Assessment: The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale – 1 hr 15 minutes standard time

The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale text

10th May

TAG Assessment: Poems of the Decade comparison question - 1 hr 15 minutes standard time

‘Eat Me’ by Patience Agbabi

 ‘Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass’ by Simon Armitage

 ‘Material’ by Ros Barber

‘The Deliverer’ by Tishani Doshi

‘To My Nine-Year Old Self’ by Helen Dunmore

‘A Minor Role’ by UA Fanthorpe ‘Giuseppe’ by Roderick Ford ·

‘Ode on a Grayson Perry Urn’ by Tim Turnball

TBC

(w/c 17/05/21)

Assessment in Hall: Othello - 1 hr 15 minutes standard time

 

Othello and relevant criticism

 

Content not being assessed at all.

A Streetcar Named Desire’

 

Geography 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

W/B 26/04/21

Paper 1  

45 mins

Coasts and Earth’s Life Support Systems

W/B 10/05/21

Paper 2 

45 mins

Changing Spaces; Making Places and Global Migration

19th-24th May

Exam - Paper 3 (in hall)

90 mins

Climate Change and Disease  Dilemmas

Content not being assessed       at all.

Human Rights

 

Government & Politics 

AS level

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

w/c 10th May

Paper 1 TAG Periods 2 and 3 (65 minutes)

Democracy and participation

Electoral systems

w/c 17th May

Paper 2 TAG in the Hall (65 minutes)

The constitution

Parliament

Content not being assessed at all.

Political parties

Voting behaviour and the media

Executive

Relations between branches

A level

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

w/c 26th April

Paper 1 TAG Periods 2 and 3

(75 minutes)

Democracy and participation

Political parties

Electoral systems

Liberalism

w/c 10th May

Paper 2 TAG Periods 2 and 3

(75 minutes)

The constitution

Parliament

Feminism

w/c 17th May

Paper 3 TAG in the Hall (60 minutes)

The constitution and federalism

Congress

Democracy and participation

Content not being assessed at all.

Voting behaviour and the media

Socialism

Conservatism

Executive

Relations between branches

Presidency

Supreme Court

 

History 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

17th March

TAG Essay

45 minutes

British Paper

w/c 19th April

TAG Essay 

1 hour

Civil Rights

w/c 19th April

Coursework exam to be sat in class

1hour

This is personal to each student as they will be answering each of their questions.

w/c 26th  April

TAG Paper

1hour 45 minutes

Civil Rights

w/c 10th May

TAG – 2

45minutes

British Document

w/c 17th May

Final assessment – 1 hour

American Revolution Exam

-Topic 2 – Causes of the Revolution

-Topic 3 – The Revolutionary War

Content not being assessed at all.

N/A

 

I.T. (Cambridge National)

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

w/c 8th March – 1st April 

Complete Unit 17 / 8 in class 

Internet of everything and Project management

w/c 19th April  

Complete Unit 17 / 8 in class 

Internet of everything and Project management

w/c 26th April 

Unit 1 Assessment. Duration 90 mins

Fundamentals of IT

w/c 3rd May 

Unit 2 Assessment. Duration 90 mins

Global Information

w/c 10th May 

Unit 3 Assessment. Duration 60 mins

Cyber security

w/c 24th May  

Exam in Hall (written) Paper 1, 2 and 3 combined. Duration 60 mins

Fundamentals of IT, Global Information, Cyber security

Content not being assessed at all.

N/A

 

Mathematics & Maths in Context 

Mathematics 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

W/C 22/3/21

Assessment 1 – Pure

1hr 45mins

All pure chapters from 1-10. Year 1 content can also be included. No proof from chapter 1.

W/C 19/4/21

Assessment 2 – Mechanics

1hr 45mins

All mechanics chapters from 4-8. Year 1 content can also be included.

WC 3/5/21

Assessment 3 – Pure

1hr 45mins

All pure chapters from 1-12. Year 1 content can also be included. No proof from chapter 1.

WC 24/5/21

Assessment 4 – Pure

1hr 45 mins

In the hall

All pure chapters from 1-12. Year 1 content can also be included. No proof from chapter 1.

Maths in Context

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

W/C 26/4/21

Assessment 1 -Comprehension

50 mins

All chapters 1-12, including topics from year 12.

WC 10/5/21

Assessment 2 – Application

50 mins

All chapters 1-12, including topics from year 12.

WC 24/5/21

Assessment 3 – Application

1hr 15 mins

In the hall

All chapters 1-12, including topics from year 12.

 

Media Studies 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

8th March- 5th April

Complete NEA. As a minimum, all students must complete the magazine and film marketing.

5 hours per week to complete.

26th April

Assessment 1: Representation and comparisons

1 hour

Representations and comparison of 2 products

10th May

Assessment 2: Media Industry and Media Audience.

1 hour

Media industry

Media audience

24th May

Assessment 3: Media language analysis

1 hour

Media language analysis in magazines

Content not being assessed       at all.

Component 2, Section A- TV crime drama and Section C- Online Media.

 

Physical Education & BTEC Sport

A-Level Physical Education

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

Week beg 26th April

EAPI/NEA Assessment

N/A

Week beg 3rd May

Paper 2 Assessment- 30 marks.

(30 mins )

Paper 3 Assessment- 30 marks.

(30 mins)

Psychology and Skill Acquisition.

Sociocultural issues in Physical activity and sport.

Week beg 10th May

Paper 1  Assessment-30 marks

( 30 mins)

Physiological factors affecting performance

Week beg 17th May

Paper 2 and Paper 3 Assessment- 60 marks ( 60 mins)

Psychology and Skill Acquisition.

Sociocultural issues in Physical activity and sport.

Week beg 24th May

 Paper 1 Assessment-60 marks

(70 mins)

Physiological factors affecting performance

Content not being assessed       at all.

Modern Technology in sport section of socio cultural- it is looked at in Biomechanics and not seen as essential part of the course.

A and P- Diet and nutrition, Ergogenic aids and impacts of training on lifestyle diseases

 

BTEC Sport

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

March 15th- May 3rd

Learning Aim B- Coaching unit

N/A coursework

March 15th- May 3rd

Learning Aim B- Biomechanics.

N/A coursework

Week beg 19th April

1 x 31815H exam

60 marks ( 3 hours)

Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Week beg 26th April

1 x exam-31814H 60 marks ( 90 mins)

First submission of Learning Aim B- Coaching Unit

Functional Anatomy

Week beg 3rd May

Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science first submission of Learning Aim B.

N/A coursework

Week beg 10th May

Resubmission of Learning Aim B Coaching unit

N/A coursework

Week beg 17th May

Resubmission of Biomechanics Learning Aim B

N/A coursework

Content not being assessed at all.

All areas of the course to be covered

 

Physics 

A-Level

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

19.04.21

Assessment 1: Modules       1, 2, 3 and 4

Motion and Waves

Duration 50 minutes

Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4

Motion and Waves

26.04.21

Assessment 2:     

Module 1, 2, and 5

Circular motion and Simple harmonic motion

Duration 50 minutes

Assessment 2: Module 1, 2, and 5

Circular motion and Simple harmonic motion

PAG SHM

03.05.21

Assessment 3: Gravitational fields

Duration 50 minutes

Assessment 3: Gravitational fields

24.04.21

Synoptic paper covering modules 1-6

Duration 90 minutes

Synoptic paper covering modules 1-6

Content not being assessed at all.

N/A

 

AS level

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

19.04.21

Assessment 1: Modules 1, 2 and 4

Motion and Waves

Duration 50 minutes

Modules 1, 2 and module 3

Foundation of physics

Forces and motion

26.04.21

Assessment 2: Module   1, 2, and 4

Assessment 2: Module 1, 2, and 4

Electricity

03.05.21

Assessment 3:

Duration 50 minutes

Assessment 3: Module 1, 2 and 4

Waves and Quantum physics

24.04.21

Synoptic paper covering modules 1-4

 

Duration 90 minutes

Synoptic paper covering modules 1-4

Foundation of physics, motion, forces in action, work, energy, power, materials, momentum, charge and current, electrical energy, power and resistance, electrical circuits, waves and quantum physics.

Content not being assessed at all.

N/A

 

Product Design 

Date week beginning.

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

22nd March

Assessment 1 -

NEA – AO2 C hand-in

Production

26th April

Assessment 2 -

NEA – AO2 D hand-in

Compliant Materials

21st May

NEA Portfolio Final Hand-in

N/A

24th May

Final Assessment -

1hr30

Technical principles paper

Content not being assessed       at all.

N/A

 

Psychology 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

19th April – 23rd April

Biopsychology and approaches assessment

1 hour

Biopsychology

Approaches

3rd May – 7th May (13s)

10th May – 14th May (13t)

Gender and schizophrenia assessment

1 hour

Gender

Schizophrenia

24th May – 28th may

Research methods exam paper – 1 hour paper

Research methods

Content not being assessed       at all.

Forensic psychology

 

Religious Studies 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

Assessment 1 ( 45 Mins)  

W/beginning 29th March  

Class based assessment – Philosophy of Religion.
(1 answer from a choice of 4 Qu’s) 

Any topic from Philosophy of Religion module apart from those mentioned below. 

Assessment 2 (45 Mins) 

W/beginning 26th April 

Class based assessment – Religious Ethics.
(1 answer from a choice of 4 Qu’s) 

Any topic from Religious Ethics module apart from those mentioned below. 

Assessment 3  (90 Mins) 

W/beginning 24/5/21 

Exam in the Hall – Developments in Christian Thought Paper –
(2 answers from a choice of 4 Qu’s.) 

Any topic from Developments in Christian Thought module apart from those mentioned below. 

Content not being assessed at all.

Assessment 1 – Philosophy of Religion: 

Soul, mind & body, either the Teleological or Cosmological argument, Religious experience and Religious language. 

Assessment 2 – Religious Ethics:  

Sexual Ethics, Conscience.  

Assessment 3 – Developments in Christian Thought: 

Religious pluralism and society, Liberation theology & Marx, Christian moral principles, The person of Jesus Christ and Knowledge of God’s existence. 

 

Science (BTEC) 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

w/b 26/04/21

Assessment 1 – In class assessment (45 minutes) focussing on Biology and Physics

Biology - B1 Cell structure and function

B2 Cell specialisation

B3 Tissue structure and function

 

Physics - C1 Working with waves

C2 Waves in communication

C3 Use of electromagnetic waves in communication (excluding content not being assessed stated below)

w/b 10/05/21

Assessment 2 – In class assessment (45 minutes) focussing on Chemistry and Physics

Chemistry - A1 Structure and bonding in applications in science

A2 Production and uses of substances in relation to properties

Physics - C1 Working with waves

C2 Waves in communication

C3 Use of electromagnetic waves in communication (excluding content not being assessed stated below)

w/b 24/05/21

Assessment 3 – In study centre assessment (80 minutes) focussing on Biology and Chemistry

Biology- B1 Cell structure and function

B2 Cell specialisation

B3 Tissue structure and function

 

Chemistry - A1 Structure and bonding in applications in science

A2 Production and uses of substances in relation to properties

Content not being assessed at all.

Physics -  Part of C3 Use of electromagnetic waves in communication

Understand how the regions of the electromagnetic spectrum are grouped according to the frequency

Relating frequency to the application of electromagnetic waves in communications are related to frequency, including:

Satellite communication. Mobile phones. Bluetooth. Infrared. Wifi

 

Sociology 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

w/b 29th March to end of term

Assessment Paper 1: Research Methods

1 hour

Research methods

Week Beginning 3rd May

Assessment Paper 2: Media and Families/ Households

1 hour

Media

Families and households

Week Beginning 24th May to 28th May

Assessment Paper 3: Crime & Deviance

1 hour assessment in the hall

Crime and deviance

Content not being assessed at all.

N/A