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Year 11 Assessments

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.

29/3/2021

Deadline for blue folder coursework to be submitted

N/A

24/5/2021

Final Deadline for a large piece to be submitted (Tuesday 25th)

N/A

Content not being assessed at all.

None

 

Biology 

 

Date week beginning 

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 the following areas: practical skills (B7), working scientifically (WS1-8) and maths skills.   

26th April 

Mini – Assessment 1  

 

40 minutes + extra time 

 

35 marks; including one six mark question. 

B2 Scaling up. 

 

B6.3-part 1 Monitoring and maintaining health. 

 

B6.3-part 2 Non-communicable diseases.   

10th May 

Mini – Assessment 2 

 

40 minutes + extra time 

 

35 marks. 

B1 Cell-level systems. 

 

B5 Genes, inheritance and selection.  

19th May 

Main - Assessment 3 

 

1hr 30 mins + extra time 

 

75 marks; 15 multiple choice questions; one 6 mark question. 

B2.2 The challenges of size.  

 

B3 Organism-level systems. 

 

B4 Community-level systems.  

Content not being assessed at all. 

B6.3.17 Modern advances in medicine (1) 

B6.3.18 Modern advances in medicine (2) 

B6.1 Monitoring and maintaining the environment. 

B6.2 Feeding the human race 

 

Business Studies 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

19.04.21

Paper 1 (40 marks)

40 MCQ questions covering all topics from Year 1 and 2

40 minutes exam

 

 

26.04.21

Paper 2 (40 marks) Data response questions, 40 minutes exam

a mixture of short and long answer questions covering

3.1 Business in the real world

3.2 Influences on Business

3.4 Human resources

 

WC 17.05.21 (Date to be confirmed)

Paper 3 (40 marks) Data response questions,

 

1 hour exam

a mixture of short and long answer questions covering

 

3.1 - Business in the real world

3.3 Business operations

3.5 Marketing

3.6 Finance

 

Content not being assessed at all.

Break-even, Profit and loss account and Ratio Analysis

 

Chemistry

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

3/5

Mini – Assessment 1

40 minutes + extra time

35 marks; 10 multiple choice; one six mark question.

Particles; elements, mixtures and compounds.

(C1 and C2)

 

10/5

Mini – Assessment 2

40 minutes + extra time

35 marks; 10 multiple choice; one 6 mark questions.

Chemical reaction, predicting and identifying reactants and products.

(C3 and C4)

                        

 

17/5

Mini – Assessment 3

40 minutes + extra time

35 marks; 10 multiple choice; one 6 mark questions.

Monitoring and controlling chemical reaction and global challenges:

(C5 and C6)

24/5

Main - Assessment 4

1hr 30 mins + extra time

70 marks; 15 multiple choice questions; one 6 mark question.

Synoptic paper (C1 – C6)

Content not being assessed at all.

C5.3 Equilibria

C6.1.1 – C6.1.4 Parts of Improving processes and products

C6.2 Organic chemistry

 

 

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 skills

w/c 19th April  

Component 1:  Unit 1 and 2. Duration 30 mins

Computer Systems (unit 1)

Networking(2)

w/c 26th April 

Component 1: Unit 3 and 4. Duration 30 mins

System security (unit 3)

Legal, ethical and Environmental (unit 4)

w/c 3rd May 

Component 2: Unit 5 and 6, Duration 30 mins

Algorithms (unit 5)

Programming (Unit 6)

w/c 10th May 

Component 2: Unit 7 and 8, Duration 30 mins

Testing Logic and Languages (unit 7)

Data Representation (unit 8)

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.

 

 

Dance (BTEC)

 

COMPONENT 3: PERFORMING TO A BRIEF (21123K)

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

26th March 2021

Activity 1: Ideas Log

Milestone 1

30th April 2021

Activity 2: Skills Log

Milestone 2

17th and 19th May 2021

Activity 3: Performance

Group choreography performance

24th May 2021

Activity 4: Evaluation

Milestone 3

Content not being assessed at all.

 

 

Drama 

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

Wednesday 31st March 2021

3:05pm Deadline

Final Coursework hand in – Portfolio 

Please see the Exam board Specification for content, this is in an ongoing assessment from last year.  https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/242630-specification-accredited-gcse-drama-j316.pdf  Page 20

Week beginning 19th April 2021

Devised Drama Monologues – 1 Min minimum 

Provisional date - Thursday 22st April 2021

3:30 – 4:30  - D1 (after school)

 

Acting skills will be assessed in this performance assessment.

Week beginning 3rd May 2021 – in class

Blood Brothers assessment questions 1

30 Min Test

 

Context

Design - Semiotics

Acting Skill – Characterisation

Week beginning 17th May onwards depending on exam timetable – Hall

35 Min

Theatre Review – Hall exam

Thing I Know to Be True

 

Design Element

Acting

Style

Genre

Semiotics

Week beginning 24th May 2021

 

Text performance monologues

Provisional date - Tuesday 25th May 2021

3:30 – 4:30  - D1 (after school)

 

Acting skills will be assessed in this performance assessment.

 

Content not being assessed at all.

All Content of the course will be assessed.

 

Economics 

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

w/b 19/04/21

Assessment 1 – In-class assessment (45 minutes) focussing on calculation questions and analysis questions.

 

 

 

Topic 2 Resource allocation

 

Topic 3 How prices are determined

 

Topic 4 Production, costs, revenue and profit

 

w/b 03/05/21

Assessment 2 – In-class assessment (45 minutes) multiple-choice questions

 

 

 

Topic 1 Economic Foundations

 

Topic 3 How prices are determined

 

Topic 8 Government objectives

 

Topic 9 How the government manages the economy

 

w/b 17/05/21

Assessment 3 – In hall assessment (1 hour) focussing on analysis and evaluation questions

 

 

 

Topic 8 Government objectives

 

Topic 9 How the government manages the economy

 

Topic 10 International trade and the global economy

 

10.1 Why countries trade and the importance of international trade to the UK

 

10.4 Globalisation: benefits and drawbacks

 

Content not being assessed at all.

 

 

English Language 

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

W/B 19th April

Paper 1 Section B – Creative Writing (In-class assessment)

45 mins

 

Spoken Language – speech recording to be submitted virtually

Narrative or Descriptive writing. Technical accuracy (SPaG)

W/B 3rd May

Paper 1 Section A – Explorations in Creative Writing (In-class assessment)

45 mins

 

Inference, analysis of language and structure and evaluation. Unseen Fiction extract

W/B 17th May

Paper 2  Section B – Writing a speech to convey viewpoint/perspective (In-class assessment)

45 mins

 

Use of persuasive (rhetoric) devices, organisation and development of ideas. Technical accuracy (SPaG)

W/B 24th May

Paper 2 Section A – Writers’ perspectives and viewpoints

1 hour

(Hall examination)

Inference, summary, comparative skills, analysis of writers’ methods. Two unseen non-fiction extracts.

Content not being assessed at all.

N/A

 

English Literature 

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

Week beginning 3rd  May (week 7)

Macbeth – 50 minute question, in-class assessment, extract-based essay.

Macbeth - text

Week beginning  24th May (week 10)

Blood Brothers – 50 minute question, in the hall, no extract, choice of 2 essay questions.

Blood Brothers - text

Content not being assessed at all.

Unseen poetry – removed from the exam.

Sign of Four – removed from the exam.

Power & Conflict poetry – already assessed.

 

Food Preparation & Nutrition 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

29/3/2021

Assessment 1 – NEA Research deadline

Submission date: 29/3/21

 

 

19/4/2021

Practical Assessment:  2a

1 lesson

To demonstrate and apply:

  • H&S procedures when preparing and cooking.
  • Technical skills in preparation and cooking.

26/4/2021

Assessment 3: Nutrition & Healthy Eating

30 minutes

Multiple choice and short answer questions, based on Exam Questions.

Nutrition - function, food sources and deficiencies; Principles of healthy eating and the Eatwell guide.

10/5/2021

Practical Assessment: 2b

1 lesson

To demonstrate and apply:

  • H&S procedures when preparing and cooking.
  • Technical skills in preparation and cooking.

10/5/2021

Assessment: 4 – Time Plan Activity

1 lesson

To produce a time plan which is proficient with clear dovetailing, realistic and logical.

24/5/2021

Assessment: 5

Food Commodities

One hour

Exam questions on a variety of food commodities, (such as cereals, fruit, vegetables, dairy foods, meat, fish and eggs).

Will need to know the nutritional value, features and characteristics, correct storage, working characteristics and

origins of each commodity.

Content not being assessed at all.

 

NEA Food Investigation

International Cuisine

Planning a balanced diet

 

Geography 

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

W/B 19/04/21 (first lesson of the week)

Assessment 1

45 mins

Paper 1 – Water and Urban & Rural

W/B 03/05/21 (second lesson of the week)

Assessment 2

 45 mins

Paper 1 – Climate Change and Desertification

19th-24th May

Assessment 3

60 mins

Paper 2 - Water

Development

Global Cities

Content not being assessed at all.

Coasts, Rivers, Weather & Climate, Ecosystems

 

History

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

w/c 19th April

Elizabeth Paper

50 mins

 

w/c 26th April

Whitechapel Paper

25 mins

 

w/c 10th May

Crime and Punishment

54 mins

 

               w/c  17th May

Germany Paper

1hr 15 mins

To be confirmed

Content not being assessed at all.

 

 

 

I.T.  (Cambridge National)

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

8th March – 1st April  

Revision for LO6  

 

w/c 19th April  

 RO12 LO1. Duration 30 mins

LO1

w/c 26th April  

 RO12 LO3. Duration 30 mins

LO3

w/c 3rd May  

RO12 LO4. Duration 30 mins

LO4

w/c 10th May  

RO12 LO6. Duration 30 mins

LO6

w/c 24th May  

RO12 Exam in the hall. Duration 60 mins.

LO1,3,4 and 6

Content not being assessed at all.

 

 

Mathematics & Further Maths 


GCSE Mathematics 
 

Date week

Beginning               

Assessment name and duration

Content that may be included

w/c 22nd March

Paper 1 Non-Calc (Higher & Foundation) 50mins

Content will only be from the topic list sent to students covering parts of:

Algebra, Geometry/Measure, Statistics, Probability, Number, Ratio and Proportion

w/c 19th April

Paper 2 Calc (Higher & Foundation) 50mins

Content will only be from the topic list sent to students covering parts of:

Algebra, Geometry/Measure, Statistics, Probability, Number, Ratio and Proportion

 

w/c 3rd May

Paper 3 Calc (Higher & Foundation) 50mins

Content will only be from the topic list sent to students covering parts of:

Algebra, Geometry/Measure, Statistics, Probability, Number, Ratio and Proportion

 

w/c 17th May

Paper 4 Non-Calc (Higher & Foundation) 50mins

Content will only be from the topic list sent to students covering parts of:

Algebra, Geometry/Measure, Statistics, Probability, Number, Ratio and Proportion

 

w/c 22nd May

Paper 5 Non-Calc and Calc (Higher & Foundation) 1 hour 30mins

Content will only be from the topic list sent to students covering parts of:

Algebra, Geometry/Measure, Statistics, Probability, Number, Ratio and Proportion

 

Content not being assessed at all.

A separate topic list shared with students

 

 

GCSE Further Maths 
 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

W/c 26th April

Paper 1 Non-Calc

50mins

Content from the topic list sent to students covering – Number, Coordinate Geometry, Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Matrix Transformations

W/c 10th May

Paper 2 Calc

50mins

Content from the topic list sent to students covering – Number, Coordinate Geometry, Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Matrix Transformations

 

W/c 24th May

Paper 3 Calc

1 hour 30mins

Content from the topic list sent to students covering – Number, Coordinate Geometry, Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Matrix Transformations

 

Content not being assessed at all.

A separate topic list shared with students

 

Media Studies

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

22nd March- 5th April

Complete NEA.

As a minimum, all students must complete the front cover and article for their chosen genre of magazine.

26th April

Assessment 1: Advertisement and film posters.

In-class assessment. 50 minutes

Questions on media language and media context

10th May

Assessment 2: Representations of TV crime.

In-class assessment, 50 minutes

Questions on Luther. Students will be shown an unseen clip from the TV crime genre Luther.

24th May

Assessment 3: Media Industry and Media Audiences

Media Industry and Media Audience

Content not being assessed at all.

Music videos

 

Music (BTEC)

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

Week beginning 22nd March

The final performance of piece 1

Musical Theatre performance

Week beginning 19th April

Final performance

Popular music performance

Week beginning 10th May

Final performance

Free choice performance

Week beginning 24th May

Selected piece assessed performance

Any of the above

Content not being assessed at all.

All areas of course assessed

 

Physical Education (GCSE) & BTEC Sport

 

GCSE Physical Education

Date week beginning 

Assessment name and duration. 

Content that may be included. 

08TH – 25TH MARCH  

AEP Coursework to be completed 

All content to be included. 

26th  APRIL 

Paper 01 test- 30 marks ( 30 minutes) 

Anatomy and physiology/physical training 

10TH MAY 

Paper 02 test  –  30 marks ( 30 minutes) 

Sports Psychology and Health, fitness & Wellbeing 

24TH MAY 

 

Exam in Hall- 1 x 1 hour (60 marks) 

30 marks on Paper 1 content and 30 marks on Paper 2 content. 

Content not being assessed at all. 

All areas of course assessed 

 

BTEC Sport
 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

From 8th March- 17th May

Continuing with Unit: Applying Principles of Personal Training

N/A - coursework

Content not being assessed at all.

All areas of course assessed

 

Physics 

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

19.04.21

 

Mini assessment on energy 35 marks to include 10 multiple choice and one 6 mark.

(P1, P2, P7 and P8)

 

Duration 40 mins

 

Energy

P1-

  • Energy and temperature
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Specific latent heat

P2-

  • Work done.
  • Power
  • Kinetic energy
  • Gravitational potential energy
  • Stretching materials and storing energy

P7- 

  • Energy stores
  • Energy analysis

P8-

  • Energy sources
  • Using energy resources

PAG 5- Energy (measuring specific heat capacity of a material)

 

26.04.21

Mini assessment on Matter and radioactivity 35 marks to include 10 multiple choice and one 6 mark.

(P1 and P6)

 

 

Duration 40 mins

 

P1-

  • The particle model.
  • Changes of state
  • Density

PAG 1- materials

  • Gas pressure and temperature
  • Pressure and volume
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Liquid pressure
  • Floating and sinking

P6-

  • Atoms and isotopes
  • Alpha, beta, and gamma
  • Nuclear equations
  • Half life
  • Radiation and the human body
  • Nuclear fission
  • Nuclear fusion

 

03.05.21

Mini assessment on waves in matter 35 marks to include 10 multiple choice and one 6 mark.

(P5)

 

Duration 40 mins

 

  • Waves and their properties
  • Wave velocity
  • Sound properties and their uses
  • The ear
  • Uses and dangers of electromagnetic.
  • Lenses
  • Light and colour

PAG 4 measuring waves

PAG 8 interaction of waves

 

24.05.21

Final Exam 70 marks to include 15 multiple choice and one 6 mark.

 

90 minutes duration

 

 

 

Assessment to cover.

P2

  • Motion
  • Newton’s laws
  • Forces

P3

  • Static electricity
  • Electricity

P4

  • Magnets and magnetic fields
  • Uses of magnetism.

P8

  • Powering Earth
  • Physics on the move

 

Content not being assessed at all.

P8.3.4 Radiation and temperature

P8.3.5 inside our planet

 

Product Design 

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

22nd April

NEA Portfolio Hand - In

 

26th April

Maths Assessment

30 mins

Percentages, areas, volumes, interpreting graphs

10th May

Unit 5b - Woods assessment

30 mins

 

24th May

Final assessment

Unit 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Content not being assessed at all.

Unit 4

 

Psychology 

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

22nd March

Social Influence and Language and thought

55 mins

  • Social influence
  • Language and thought.

3rd May – 7th May (11a)

10th May – 14th May (11b)

Research methods and memory

45 minutes

  • Research methods questions on a study
  • Memory

24th May – 28th may

Psychological problems and child development paper – 1 hour paper

  • Psychological problems (there will be no questions on addiction)
  • Child development

Content not being assessed at all.

The brain and neuropsychology

 

Religious Studies 

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

 

 

 

w/b 19th April – 2nd lesson of the week

Assessment 1 – 30 min – Full 5 part GCSE

Any topic within Theme D

 

 

 

w/b 4th May – 2nd lesson of the week

Assessment 2 - 30 min – Full 5 part GCSE

Any topic from both Islam Modules Beliefs & Teachings.

Practices.

 

 

 

w/b 24th May – TBC

Assessment 3 – 1 hr – 2 full 5 part GCSE

Any topic from the following modules:

Christianity Beliefs & Teachings. Theme B.

Theme C.

Content not being assessed at all.

Christianity Practices.

Theme D

Theme E

 

Spanish 

 

 

Date week beginning

Assessment name and duration.

Content that may be included.

W/c 26th April

Writing exam (2 lessons)

Foundation - 70 mins (35 mins per lesson)

Higher 80 mins (40 mins per lesson)

1- Identity & Culture; 2- Local area, holiday & travel; 3- School; 4-Future aspirations, study and work; 5-International & global dimension )

W/c 10th May

Listening Exam

foundation - 35 minutes (including 5 minutes reading time)

Higher - 45 Minutes (including 5 minutes reading time)

Revision of all topics: reading – (any of the Edexcel Themes included not revised in previous weeks: 1- Identity & Culture; 2- Local area, holiday & travel; 3- School; 4-Future aspirations, study and work; 5-International & global dimension )

W/c 17th May

Reading assessment

45 mins

 Themes 1- Identity & Culture; 2- Local area, holiday & travel; 3- School; 4-Future aspirations, study and work; 5-International & global dimension

 

Content not being assessed at all.

None