Year 8 Tasks

The following is published for the benefit of students and their parents so that students can plan their time effectively and put an appropriate amount of effort into assessment tasks. Please note that, due to unforeseen circumstances, teachers may from time to time need to vary the week in which a task may be due. The final due date will be clearly indicated to students at the time students are told of the specifics of a task.

Downloadable PDF of the 2017 Year 8 Assessment Grid


ENGLISH

Term & Week Type of Task Weight
Term 1, Wk 8 In class essay on Novel 30%
Term 2, Wk 5 HY Examination 20%
Term 3, Wk 8 Shakespeare Performance & eval. 30%
Term 4, Wk 5 Yearly Examination 20%

MATHEMATICS

Term & Week Type of Task Weight
Term 1, Wk 6 In Class Test 15%
Term 2, Wk 5 HY Examination 20%
Term 2, Wk 9 Alternative Task 10%
Term 3, Wk 5 Project – (2-4 weeks) 30%
Term 4, Wk 5 Yearly Assessment 25%

SCIENCE

Term & Week Type of Task Weight
Term 1, Wk 8 Skills-based Topic Test 20%
Term 2, Wk 5 Research task 20%
Term 3, Wk 9 Student Research Project 30%
Term 4, Wk 5 Yearly Exam 30%

HISTORY (SEMESTERISED)

Term & Week Type of Task Weight
T1, W6 or T3, W7 Research Essay – Medieval Society 50%
T2, W5 or T4, W5 Examination 50%

GEOGRAPHY (SEMESTERISED)

Term & Week Type of Task Weight
T1, Wk 5 or T3, Wk 8 Skills Test 30%
T2, Wk 2 or T4, Wk 2 Assignment 50%
T2, Wk 5 or T4, Wk 5 Exam 20%

TECHNOLOGY

Term & Week Type of Task Weight
Term 1, Wk 9 Bridge Building Unit Famous Bridge Research Task 25%
Term 2, Wk 4 Bridge Building Task & Folio OR Final Textiles Product and Folio 25%
Term 3, Wk 8 Bridge Building Unit Famous Bridge

Research Task OR Textiles/Timber Toy Product & Folio Section 1

25%
Term 4, Wk 3 Bridge Building Task and Folio OR Textiles/Timber Toy – Product and Folio Section 2 25%

PDHPE

Term & Week Type of Task Weight
Term 2, Wk 2 Adolescence Board Game 25%
Term 2, Wk 9 Invasion Games Sense 25%
Term 3, Wk 9 The Truth about what we eat 25%
Term 3, Wk 10 Creative Movement 25%

 GERMAN

Term & Week Type of Task Weight
Term 1, Wk 6 Research Task 25%
Term 2, Wk 3 Project 25%
Term 3, Wk 4 Speaking and Listening Task 25%
Term 4, Wk 3 Examination 25%

JAPANESE

Term & Week Type of Task Weight
Term 1, Wk 8 Cultural Task 20%
Term 2, Wk 7 Listening & Speaking 20%
Term 3, Wk 3 Listening & Speaking 20%
Term 3, Wk 8 Reading & Writing 20%
Term 4, Wk 6 Reading & Writing 20%

MUSIC

Term & Week Type of Task Weight
Term 1, Wk 9/10 Solo & Composition 25%
Term 2 Wks 7/8 Rhythmic Dictation, Listening Analysis 22.5%
Term 3, Wk 9 Ensemble perf., composition 25%
Term 4, Wks 5/6 Performances (Group & Solo) + Exam 27.5%

VISUAL ARTS

Term & Week Type of Task Weight
Term 2, Wk 7 Visual Arts Research Project 20%
Term 2 Wk 4 Portfolio Submission #1 20%
Term 3 Wk 7 Art Theory Project 30%
Term 3 Wk 10 Portfolio Submission #2 30%