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					                                        EXAM GUIDELINES – SPRING 2012
                                                  Year 8S

          The Guidelines are an indication of the topics and skills on which the pupils will be examined



Subject      Type of Exam            Equipment            Topics To Revise                                Sources for Revision
                                     Needed

ENGLISH      Common Academic         Writing              No specific revision is required.
             Scholarship Paper –     equipment – a
             one examination         highlighter may
             lasting 1 hour and 45   be useful for
             minutes                 picking out
                                     salient points
                                     and useful
                                     quotations




Subject      Type of Exam            Equipment            Topics To Revise                                Sources for Revision
                                     Needed

MATHS        One exam of one hour    Students are         You will need to revise Measurements,           Class notes, past papers
             and 30 minutes,         required to have     Percentages, Ratio, Area and Circumference of   completed in class and
             covering all topics     a ruler, a pencil,   a Circle, Simplifying and factorizing           for prep, CGP revision
             studied this year.      a rubber, a pair     expressions, Scatter graphs, Trial and          guides for KS3, ISEB
                                     of compasses and     improvements, Area and volume of 2-D and 3-     Maths revision guides
                                     a protractor.        D shapes, Pythagoras’ Theorem, Plotting         (pocket notes).
                                                          Straight line graphs, Forming and solving       Mathletics.
                                                          Simultaneous equations, Polygons and Angles,
                                                          Bearings, Inequalities and Transformations.




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                                       EXAM GUIDELINES – SPRING 2012
                                                 Year 8S


Subject   Type of Exam              Equipment            Topics To Revise                                   Sources for Revision
                                    Needed

SCIENCE   There will be one         Pen, pencil,         Refer to your comprehensive list of ‘Science       You have notes from
          paper lasting 90          ruler, calculator,   Revision Topics’ which you have been given in      Years 6, 7 & 8 in your
          minutes, covering         rubber.              class.                                             exercise books. There is
          Biology, Chemistry                                                                                plenty of additional KS3
          and Physics. You will                                                                             Science Revision
          select one question                                                                               material available on
          from each section.                                                                                the Internet, including
                                                                                                            BBC Bitesize key stage
                                                                                                            3. You all have a pocket
                                                                                                            revision guide which
                                                                                                            contains all the
                                                                                                            necessary notes.




Subject   Type of Exam              Equipment            Topics To Revise                                   Sources for Revision
                                    Needed

HISTORY   One 60 minute paper.      Writing              Henry VII’s achievements, Henry VIII & the         Notes and written work
          Evidence Section          equipment and a      Reformation & Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth      in exercise books.
          (unseen) and one          ruler.               I (religious settlement) – religious change and    Printed notes on sheets.
          essay: either period-                          compromise. Elizabeth’s achievements, James I      Key Stage 3 Letts
          specific topics or more                        and Charles I & causes of the Civil War, the       Revision Guide.
          general questions.                             Civil War, the Commonwealth & Protectorate.
                                                         The Restoration (1660). The reigns of Charles II
                                                         and James II. The Glorious Revolution and the
                                                         Bill of Rights.




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                                        EXAM GUIDELINES – SPRING 2012
                                                  Year 8S

Subject   Type of Exam                           Equipment Needed       Topics to Revise                     Sources for Revision

FRENCH    Common Academic Scholarship            Writing equipment      Present tense                        Past essays
          has 2 papers:                          needed for all         Perfect tense                        Past papers
                                                 papers                 Imperfect tense                      Grammar folder and
          Listening (30 minutes)                                        Future tense (both versions)         notes
                                                                                                             ICT folders
          Reading & Writing (1 hour)                                    Vocabulary and structures from all   “Carnet” for
                                                                        topics listed on Syllabus            vocabulary, verbs and
          *Some schools will set an Oral                                                                     grammar structures
          exam                                                                                               Green French Exercise
                                                                                                             books
                                                                                                             Useful designated
                                                                                                             French websites




Subject   Type of Exam             Equipment Needed         Topics to Revise                                     Sources for Revision

LATIN     Common Academic          Pen, ruler.                      All declensions (1-5) of nouns and          CE Vocabulary and
          Scholarship Paper                                          adjectives (1-3);                           Grammar Books
                                   NO TIPPEX, NO INK                verbs, including irregulars (sum, possum,
                                   ERADICATOR                        eo, fero, volo, nolo) in present,
                                                                     imperfect, future, perfect, pluperfect
                                                                     and future perfect active and passive
                                                                     (incl. deponents);
                                                                    imperfect, and pluperfect subjunctive
                                                                     for purpose, indirect command, ‘cum’
                                                                     clauses; present and perfect participles
                                                                     (incl. ablative absolute);
                                                                    infinitives for indirect statement;
                                                                    relative clauses;
                                                                    pronouns (see C.E. vocab and grammar
                                                                     lists);
                                                                    present and perfect participles.
                                                                    Vocab from C.E. book.




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                                         EXAM GUIDELINES – SPRING 2012
                                                   Year 8S


Subject     Type of Exam                  Equipment        Topics to Revise                       Sources for Revision
                                          Needed

GEOGRAPHY   8S One 60 minute paper.       Pencils          Areas to be covered include:           Sources: children need to
            Section A: Evidence           pen              River and Coastal Erosion,             revise from various
            candidates are expected to    ruler            Transportation and Deposition,         Geographical books
            choose one question from a    rubber           Weathering Processes, Coastal and      including the internet
            choice of two. Questions                       River Land Forms; Volcanoes and        www.bitesizegeography
            come from the thematic                         Earthquakes, Weather and Climate       and The Common
            studies.                                       with reference to the British Isles.   Entrance Revision Guide,
            Section B: Candidates are                      Weather hazards eg. Hurricanes,        So You Really want to
            expected to choose one                         Flooding, Landslides, Sources Of       Learn Geography Books
            question from a choice of                      Energy (pollution etc.) Settlements    One and Two
            six.                                           and Industry Tourism.
            This section requires a                        Globalisation and Environmental
            combination of short and                       Management (National Parks)
            essay type answers.




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