BONNYRIGG HIGH SCHOOL - Year 8 2018 Assessment Information & Task Schedule

 
BONNYRIGG HIGH SCHOOL - Year 8 2018 Assessment Information & Task Schedule
BONNYRIGG HIGH
   SCHOOL

        Year 8

        2018

Assessment Information
    & Task Schedule
BONNYRIGG HIGH SCHOOL - Year 8 2018 Assessment Information & Task Schedule
Contents

Contents......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Assessment Information ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3
   The Purpose of Assessment ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
   Student’s Responsibilities Regarding Assessment ..................................................................................................................................................................... 3
   Assessment Notification ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
   Late Tasks ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
   Mathletics ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
   Acknowledging Sources in Assessment Tasks ............................................................................................................................................................................ 5
   Malpractice ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5
Weekly Study Planner ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Year Planner .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 9
       ENGLISH ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
       GEOGRAPHY/ HISTORY ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 11
       HISTORY/ GEOGRAPHY ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
       LANGUAGES – Chinese, Japanese and Spanish ................................................................................................................................................................... 13
       MATHEMATICS..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
       MUSIC .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
       PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION ........................................................................................................................................ 16
       SCIENCE ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
       TECHNOLOGY (MANDATORY).............................................................................................................................................................................................. 18
       VISUAL ARTS ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 19

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Assessment Information

            The Purpose of Assessment                                                 Student’s Responsibilities Regarding
Assessment is the broad name for the collection and evaluation of
                                                                                      Assessment
evidence of a student’s learning. It is integral to teaching and learning
and has multiple purposes. Assessment can enhance student                             Students are responsible for:
engagement and motivation, particularly when it incorporates                           • demonstrating through application and achievement that they have
interaction with teachers, other students and a range of resources.                       met requirements
                                                                                       • meeting all course requirements including attendance class
Assessment provides:                                                                   • applying themselves with diligence and sustained effort, to the best
 • opportunity for teachers to gather evidence about student                              of their ability, to the set tasks and experiences provided in each
    achievement in relation to outcomes                                                   course
 • opportunity for students to demonstrate what they know and can                      • making a genuine attempt at all assessment tasks
    do                                                                                 • their personal honesty-work submitted must be the student’s own
 • ability to clarify student understanding of concepts and promotes                      work and sources consulted or quoted must be acknowledged
    deeper understanding                                                               • submitting all tasks on or before the due date
 • evidence that current understanding is a suitable basis for future                  • being present for all in class assessment tasks and examinations
    learning.                                                                          • understanding this document

Gathered evidence is used by teachers for assessment of learning to rank              To help meet these responsibilities each student will have access to:
or grade students. This usually takes place at key points in the learning
cycle. Students receive reports identifying the levels of skill, knowledge             •   an assessment schedule and course requirements for each course
and understanding they have achieved.                                                  •   at least two weeks notification that an assessment task will take
                                                                                           place or be due on a particular date
                                                                                       •   feedback on each assessment task as soon as possible
                                                                                       •   a Mid-Course and Yearly Report, which will indicate to them, their
                                                                                           level of success in attaining the outcomes of each course, as
                                                                                           required by the NSW Education Standards Authority

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Assessment Notification                                                                Late Tasks
                                                                                       All tasks submitted after the designated time will be deemed LATE unless
All students must receive written notification from their teacher of the               there are exceptional circumstances. Failure to submit a task by the
actual due date and details of an assessment task at least two weeks                   designated time will result in:
prior to the task. The written notification has precedence over the                     • A note being sent home
information listed in the assessment schedule contained in the student                  • A mark deduction of 10% of the maximum mark per weekday
assessment booklet.                                                                         (including holidays and weekends; a weekend will be treated as one
                                                                                            day. After 5 days the student will receive zero.)
On some occasions it may be necessary for the type of task, date of the
task, syllabus components for assessment, or weighting of the task to be               A zero mark may be awarded when a student:
changed from what is printed in the assessment booklet, so written                     • Submits a task late (without a valid reason)
notification given by the teacher will be used to list the correct details for         • Does not attempt a task (non-attempt)
each assessment task.                                                                  • Does not make a serious attempt at a task (non-serious attempt)
                                                                                       • Is found to be involved in malpractice

                                                                                       Mathletics
                                                                                       Mathletics switches kids on to maths. It is an engaging, highly supportive
                                                                                       software program with activities targeted to the Australian Mathematics
                                                                                       Curriculum. Our school provides students with a Mathletics account to
                                                                                       help them learn Maths. This program can be used at home to augment
                                                                                       learning done in class.

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For further guidance on how to reference correctly please try:
Acknowledging Sources in Assessment
                                                                                     James Cook University Australia, Referencing: Harvard
Tasks                                                                                http://libguides.jcu.edu.au/referencing

Referencing is a method of acknowledging the variety of sources of
information and ideas that you have used while completing assessment                 The Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW, Research help: Referencing
tasks outside the classroom. Its purpose is to acknowledge the original              http://libraries.nsi.tafensw.edu.au/research/referencing
source of ideas and work that is not your own. Direct quotations, facts
and figures, as well as ideas and theories, from both published and                  Malpractice
unpublished works, must be referenced. Referencing is necessary to
avoid plagiarism, to verify quotations and paraphrasing, and to enable               Malpractice is any activity undertaken by a student that allows them to
readers (and markers) to follow up and read more fully the cited author's            gain an unfair advantage over others. It includes, but is not limited to:
work.                                                                                    • copying someone else’s work in part or wholly, and presenting it
                                                                                            as your own
Referencing generally has two key elements:                                              • using material directly from books, journals, CDs or the internet
                                                                                            without reference to the source
•   an in-text reference (that is, within the text of the assessment task)               • building on the ideas of another without reference to the source
    that indicates you have used a phrase, idea or concept from
                                                                                         • buying, stealing or borrowing another person’s work and
    someone else
                                                                                            presenting it as your own
•   a complete Reference (in alphabetical order) at the end of the
                                                                                         • submitting work to which another person such as a parent, coach,
    assessment task giving full details of all sources referred to in the
                                                                                            tutor or subject expert has contributed substantially using words,
    assessment task
                                                                                            ideas, designs or the workmanship of others in practical and
                                                                                            performance tasks without appropriate acknowledgement
Plagiarism is presenting another person's work as your own work by
                                                                                         • paying someone to write or prepare material
copying or reproducing it without acknowledgement of its source.
                                                                                         • breaching school examination rules
If an assessment task is not referenced in the required format, you may                  • using non-approved aides during an assessment task
be suspected of plagiarism. All work presented in assessment tasks must                  • contriving false explanations to explain work not handed in by the
be a student's own or must be acknowledged appropriately.                                   due date
Malpractice, including plagiarism, could lead to students receiving ZERO                 • assisting another student to engage in malpractice
marks for that.
                                                                                     Where malpractice is detected a zero will be given for the task. The school
                                                                                     may apply additional penalties through the school’s disciplinary measures
                                                                                     at the discretion of the Principal.

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Bonnyrigg High School
       Illness/Misadventure Appeal
             Year 8 Assessment
              Name: ____________________________             Date:
___________________
Subject: ___________________________             Assessment Task: _________
Teacher: ___________________________             Due Date: _______________

       Prior knowledge of absence          Illness          Exceptional circumstance

I was/will be:

 Absent from school on the day an Assessment Task is due to be handed in
 Absent from school on the day of an in-class Assessment Task
 Sick during the completion of an Assessment Task at school
 Exceptional circumstances adversely affected performance in an Assessment Task (in this case,
the Appeal MUST be submitted on the day of the Assessment Task)

Reasons supporting application (to be completed by the student):
_______________________________________________________________________________
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I have attached:
 Medical Certificate from Dr ____________________ Dated: _______________________
 Letter from parent/caregiver
 Other (please describe):
___________________________________________________________________________

Student Signature: _________________________                       Date: ______________________

Parent Signature: __________________________                       Date: ______________________

To be completed by faculty Head Teacher
Faculty Recommendation                                    (tick one only)

   a) Zero mark awarded                                   
   b) Require the same task to be given at a later date   
   c) Set an alternative task                             
   d) Give an estimate                                    
   e) Other                                               

Head Teacher Signature: ____________________________________                Date: ___________________
Weekly Study Planner
            7:00-9:00   9:00-11:00   11:00-1:00   1:00-3:00   3:00-5:00   5:00-7:00   7:00-9:00

 Monday

 Tuesday

Wednesday

 Thursday

  Friday

 Saturday

 Sunday
Year Planner
                                        Term 1                                 Term 2                                  Term 3                                  Term 4

       Week 1 A

       Week 2 B                                                                                                                                                Language

       Week 3 A                                                                 History                                                                     History, Science

       Week 4 B                                                       Geography, Mathematics                                                       Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts

       Week 5 A                        Geography                                                                     Mathematics                 English, Geography, PDHPE, Visual Arts

       Week 6 B                          History                            PDHPE, Music                 Geography, History, Language, Science                   Music

       Week 7 A                                                   English, Science, Visual Arts, Music

                         Language, Mathematics, PDHPE, Visual
       Week 8 B                         Arts
                                                                      Science, Language, Music                  English, PDHPE, Music

       Week 9 A                          PDHPE                                                                          Music

      Week 10 B           English, Music, PDHPE, Science, Music                 Music                                   Music

      Week 11 A                          English

PDHPE- Physical Development, Health and Physical Education
ENGLISH
                      2018 Assessment Schedule

                                          Weighting                                                                                                       Overview of Assessment
                  Task                                           Due Date             Outcomes Assessed                    Syllabus Topic
                                          (100% for the year)                                                                                                      Task
                                                                                                                       Comparative Study of
                                                                  Term 1                  EN4-1A, EN4-3B,
    #1             Speaking                     15%                                                                   Texts: Prose Fiction and                        Speaking
                                                                Week 10 & 11              EN4-4B, EN4-5C
                                                                                                                                Film

            Reading, Listening &                                   Term 2                 EN4-1A, EN4-2A,
    #2                                          20%                                                                              Poetry                  Reading, Listening and Writing
                  Writing                                          Week 7                 EN4-3B, EN4-4B

                                                                   Term 3                 EN4-2A, EN4-4B,              Drama: Introduction to
    #3    Viewing & Representing                30%                                                                                                         Viewing and Representing
                                                                   Week 8                 EN4-5C, EN4-9E                   Shakespeare

                                                                   Term 4                 EN4-1A, EN4-4B,
    #4       Reading & Writing                  35%                                                                    Close Study of a Novel                  Reading and Writing
                                                                   Week 5                 EN4-8D, EN4-7D

 EN4-1A responds to and composes texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis,    EN4-5C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information, ideas
 imaginative expression and pleasure                                                            and arguments to respond to and compose texts
 EN4-2A effectively uses a widening range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for    EN4-6C identifies and explains connections between and among texts
 responding to and composing texts in different media and technologies                          EN4-7D demonstrates understanding of how texts can express aspects of their broadening
 EN4-3B uses and describes language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a    world and their relationships within it
 range of purposes, audiences and contexts                                                      EN4-8D identifies, considers and appreciates cultural expression in texts
 EN4-4B makes effective language choices to creatively shape meaning with accuracy, clarity     EN4-9E uses, reflects on and assesses their individual and collaborative skills for learning
 and coherence

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GEOGRAPHY/ HISTORY
                            2018 Assessment Schedule
                                Weighting                                      Outcomes
           Task                   (100% for the        Due Date                                                                Syllabus Topic                                          Overview of Assessment Task
                                      year)                                    Assessed
           Structured
                                                           Term 1                                                       Water in the World                                             Structured Research Assignment to
  #1        Research                   20%                                     GE4-2, GE4-8
                                                           Week 5                                             GE4-1, GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-5, GE4-7, GE4-8                                 be presented as a magazine spread
           Assignment
                                                                                                                        Water in the World
                                                                                                                                                                                         Multiple Choice, Matching, Short
             End of                                        Term 2                                             GE4-1, GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-5, GE4-7, GE4-8
  #2                                   30%                                     GE4-3, GE4-7                                                                                              Answer questions, Geographical
          Course Exam                                      Week 4                                                        Interconnections
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Skills
                                                                                                              GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-4, GE4-5, GE4-7, GE4-8

GE4-1 locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments               GE4-5 discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability
GE4-2 describes processes and influences that form and transform places and environments                                 GE4-6 explains differences in human wellbeing
GE4-3 explains how interactions and connections between people, places and environments result in change                 GE4-7 acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for inquiry
GE4-4 examines perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues                                GE4-8 communicates geographical information using a variety of strategies

                                Weighting                                      Outcomes
           Task                     (100% per          Due Date                                                                Syllabus Topic                                          Overview of Assessment Task
                                    semester)                                  Assessed
                                                           Term 3              HT4-8, HT4-9,
  #3      Assessment                   50%                                                                             Colonisation and Contact History                                           Research Assignment
                                                           Week 6                HT4-10

                                                           Term 4              HT4-2, HT4-3,                                   Medieval Europe
  #4      Course Exam                  50%                                                                                                                                                               Topic Exam
                                                           Week 3                 HT4-5                                Colonisation and Contact History

HT4-1 describes the nature of history and archaeology and explains their contribution to an understanding of the         HT4-6 uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations
past                                                                                                                     HT4-7 identifies and describes different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past
HT4-2 describes major periods of historical time and sequences events, people and societies from the past                HT4-8 locates, selects and organises information from sources to develop an historical inquiry
HT4-3 describes and assesses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the context of past societies     HT4-9 uses a range of historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past
HT4-4 describes and explains the causes and effects of events and developments of past societies over time               HT4-10 selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate about the past
HT4-5 identifies the meaning, purpose and context of historical sources

*Please note History and Geography are taught as a Semester Course

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HISTORY/ GEOGRAPHY
                             2018 Assessment Schedule
                                Weighting                                      Outcomes
           Task                     (100% per          Due Date                                                                Syllabus Topic                                          Overview of Assessment Task
                                    semester)                                  Assessed

                                                            Term 1             HT4-8, HT4-9,
  #1      Assessment                   50%                                                                             Colonisation and Contact History                                           Research Assignment
                                                            Week 6               HT4-10

                                                            Term 2             HT4-2, HT4-3,                                   Medieval Europe
  #2      Course Exam                  50%                                                                                                                                                               Topic Exam
                                                            Week 3                HT4-5                                Colonisation and Contact History

HT4-1 describes the nature of history and archaeology and explains their contribution to an understanding of the         HT4-6 uses evidence from sources to support historical narratives and explanations
past                                                                                                                     HT4-7 identifies and describes different contexts, perspectives and interpretations of the past
HT4-2 describes major periods of historical time and sequences events, people and societies from the past                HT4-8 locates, selects and organises information from sources to develop an historical inquiry
HT4-3 describes and assesses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the context of past societies     HT4-9 uses a range of historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past
HT4-4 describes and explains the causes and effects of events and developments of past societies over time               HT4-10 selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate about the past
HT4-5 identifies the meaning, purpose and context of historical sources

                                 Weighting                     Due               Outcomes
           Task                      (100% per                                                                                  Syllabus Topic                                          Overview of Assessment Task
                                     semester)                Date               Assessed
          Structured
                                                            Term 3                                                       Water in the World                                             Structured Research Assignment to
  #1       Research                    20%                                      GE4-2, GE4-8
                                                            Week 6                                             GE4-1, GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-5, GE4-7, GE4-8                                 be presented as a magazine spread
          Assignment
                                                                                                                         Water in the World
              End of
                                                            Term 4                                             GE4-1, GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-5, GE4-7, GE4-8                                 Multiple Choice, Matching, Short
  #2          Course                   30%                                      GE4-3, GE4-7
                                                            Week 5                                                        Interconnections                                            Answer questions, Geographical Skills
               Exam
                                                                                                               GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-4, GE4-5, GE4-7, GE4-8

GE4-1 locates and describes the diverse features and characteristics of a range of places and environments               GE4-5 discusses management of places and environments for their sustainability
GE4-2 describes processes and influences that form and transform places and environments                                 GE4-6 explains differences in human wellbeing
GE4-3 explains how interactions and connections between people, places and environments result in change                 GE4-7 acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for inquiry
GE4-4 examines perspectives of people and organisations on a range of geographical issues                                GE4-8 communicates geographical information using a variety of strategies

       *Please note History and Geography are taught as a Semester Course
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LANGUAGES – Chinese, Japanese and Spanish
                       2018 Assessment Schedule
                                Weighting
           Task                     (100% per       Due Date          Outcomes Assessed                            Syllabus Topic                 Overview of Assessment Task
                                    semester)

                                                      Term 1               4.UL.3, 4.MBC.1,              Instructions, Greetings, Personal
 #1      Research Task               25%                                                                                                                  Reading and Culture
                                                      Week 8                   4.MBC.2                             Introductions

                                                                                                                   Family, Culture
        Festival Recount                              Term 2           4.UL.2, 4.UL.3, 4.UL.4,
 #2                                  25%                                                                       Food (Spanish, Japanese)                   Writing and Culture
          Writing Task                                Week 8             4.MBC.1, 4.MBC.2
                                                                                                               Measure Words (Chinese)

                                                      Term 3
                                                                       4.UL.1, 4.UL.2, 4.UL.4,             Occupations, Daily Routines,
 #3           Speech                 25%              Week 6                                                                                        Reading, Writing and Speaking
                                                                              4.MLC.1                             Nationalities

                                                                       4.UL.2, 4.UL.3, 4.UL.4,            Leisure Time/ Sport (Spanish,
              Yearly                                  Term 4                                                                                        Listening, Reading and Writing
 #4                                  25%                                 4.MLC.2, 4MBC.1,                           Japanese)
              Exam                                    Week 2                                                                                                    Culture
                                                                              4.MBC.2                   Likes and Dislikes, Food (Chinese)

4.UL.1 demonstrates understanding of the main ideas and supporting                                 4.MLC.1 demonstrates understanding of the importance of appropriate
detail in spoken texts and responds appropriately                                                  use of language in diverse contexts
4.UL.2 demonstrates understanding of the main ideas and supporting                                 4.MLC.2 explores the diverse ways in which meaning is conveyed by
detail in written texts and responds appropriately                                                 comparing and describing structures and features of Language
4.UL.3 establishes and maintains communication in familiar situations                              4.MBC.1 demonstrates understanding of the interdependence of
4.UL.4 applies a range of linguistic structures to express own ideas in writing                    language and culture
                                                                                                   4.MBC.2 demonstrates knowledge of key features of the culture of
                                                                                                   Language-speaking communities

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MATHEMATICS
                       2018 Assessment Schedule

        Task              Weighting            Due Date        Outcomes Assessed                         Syllabus Topic                             Overview of Assessment Task
                         (100% for the year)
                                                Term 1                                                                                        Students will be using Mathletics to practice
                                                               MA4-4NA, MA4-6NA,                  Computation with integers,
                                                Week 8                                                                                        their skills in mathematics. Students will sit
 #1       Quizzes              20%                             MA4-9NA, MA4-12MG,               Indices, Financial Mathematics,
                                                Term 2                                                                                        quizzes throughout the term to assess their
                                                                   MA4-15MG                               Length, Time
                                                Week 6                                                                                              progress after each unit of work
                                                                                                                                              A combination of multiple choice and short
        Half Yearly                             Term 2         MA4-8NA, MA4-13MG,              Algebraic Techniques 1&2, Area,
 #2                            30%                                                                                                            answer questions on Algebraic Techniques,
          Exam                                  Week 4             MA4-14MG                                Volume
                                                                                                                                                          Area and Volume

                                                Term 3         MA4-1WM, MA4-2WM,                     Data Collection and
          Statistics                                                                                                                          Students will conduct a survey to represent
 #3                            20%              Week 5         MA4-3WM, MA4-19SP,               Representation, Single Variable
           Project                                                                                                                                       the data graphically
                                                                MA4-20SP, MA-21SP               Data Analysis , Probability 1&2
                                                               MA4-1WM, MA4-2WM,
                                                                                                     Ratio & Rates, Linear                    A combination of multiple choice and short
           Yearly                               Term 4         MA4-3WM, MA4-7NA,
 #4                            30%                                                              Relationships, Equations, Right               answer questions on Linear Relationships,
           Exam                                 Week 4         MA4-10NA, MA4-11NA,
                                                                                                        Angle Triangles                          Equations, Length, Area and Volume
                                                                   MA4-16MG

MA4-1WM communicates and connects mathematical ideas using appropriate terminology, diagrams     MA4-13MG uses formulas to calculate the areas of quadrilaterals and circles, and converts between
and symbols                                                                                      units of area
MA4-2WM applies appropriate mathematical techniques to solve problems                            MA4-14MG uses formulas to calculate the volumes of prisms and cylinders, and converts between units
MA4-3WM recognises and explains mathematical relationships using reasoning                       of volume
MA4-4NA compares, orders and calculates with integers, applying a range of strategies to         MA4-15MG performs calculations of time that involve mixed unites, and interprets time zones
aid computation                                                                                  MA4-16MG applies Pythagoras’ theorem to calculate side lengths in right-angled triangles, and solves
MA4-5NA operates with fractions, decimals and percentages                                        related problems
MA4-6NA solves financial problems involving purchasing goods                                     MA4-17MG classifies, describes and uses the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, and determines
MA4-7NA operates with ratios and rates, and explores their graphical representation              congruent triangles to find unknown side lengths and angles
MA4-8NA generalises number properties to operate with algebraic expressions                      MA4-18MG identifies and uses angle relationships, including those related to transversals on sets of
MA4-9NA operates with positive-integer and zero indices of numerical bases                       parallel lines
MA4-10NA uses algebraic techniques to solve simple linear and quadratic equations                MA4-19SP collects, represents and interprets single sets of data, using appropriate statistical displays
MA4-11NA creates and displays number patterns; graphs and analyses linear relationships; and     MA4-20SP analyses single sets of data using measures of location, and range
performs transformations on the Cartesian plane                                                  MA4-21SP represents probabilities of simple and compound events
MA4-12MG calculates the perimeters of plane shapes and the circumferences of circles

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MUSIC
                        2018 Assessment Schedule

                                          Weighting                                    Outcomes
              Task                                                 Due Date                                            Syllabus Topic                          Overview of Assessment Task
                                         (100% for the year)                           Assessed

              Half Yearly             Performance 15%               Term 1                                                                                                Vocal Performance
  #1                                                                                      4.3, 4.7                         Rock Music
                Exam                                                Week 10                                                                                               Aural test- Listening
                                         Listening 10%
                                                                    Term 2
                                                                   Week 6-8                  4.1                                                                     Guitar Performance – 15%
  #2     Rock Performance                      30%                   and                                                   Rock Music
                                                                    Term 3                   4.3                                                                      Drum Performance – 15%
                                                                   Week 8-10
                                                                    Term 3
  #3         Composition                    iPad 20%                                      4.4, 4.6                 Music and Technology                      iPad composition on Rock Instruments
                                                                    Week 10

                 Yearly                Listening + Score             Term 4                                                                                             Musical Concepts
  #4                                                                                      4.8, 4.9                       Popular Music
                 Exam                         25%                    Week 6                                                                                    Aural Test and Scoring Reading Test

4.1 performs in a range of musical styles demonstrating an understanding of musical concepts            4.8 demonstrates an understanding of musical concepts through aural identification and discussion of
4.2 performs music using different forms of notation and different types of technology across a broad   the features of a range of repertoire
range of musical styles                                                                                 4.9 demonstrates musical literacy through the use of notation, terminology, and the reading and
4.3 performs music demonstrating solo and/or ensemble awareness                                         interpreting of scores used in the music selected for study
4.4 demonstrates an understanding of musical concepts through exploring, experimenting, improvising,    4.10 identifies the use of technology in the music selected for study, appropriate to the musical context
organising, arranging and composing                                                                     4.11 demonstrates an appreciation, tolerance and respect for the aesthetic value of music as an
4.5 notates compositions using traditional and/or non-traditional notation                              artform
4.6 experiments with different forms of technology in the composition process                           4.12 demonstrates a developing confidence and willingness to engage in performing, composing and
4.7 demonstrates an understanding of musical concepts through listening, observing, responding,         listening experiences
discriminating, analysing, discussing and recording musical ideas

#2 Rock Performance –                 Some students will be assessed on Guitar Term 2 and Drums Term 3
                                      Some students will be assessed on Drums Term 2 and Guitar Term 3

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PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
                      2018 Assessment Schedule

                                           Weighting                              Outcomes
                 Task                                            Due Date                                   Syllabus Topic                    Overview of Assessment Task
                                          (100% for the year)                     Assessed
                                                                 Term 1                              Striking Fielding Games
 #1              Assessment                    25%                                4.4, 4.14                                                       Practical Skills Assessment
                                                                Week 8-10                                   (4.4, 4.14)
                                                                 Term 2         4.1, 4.3, 4.6,            Growing Pains
 #2              Board Game                    25%                                                                                                        Board Game
                                                                 Week 6             4.16               (4.1, 4.3, 4.6, 4.16)
                                                                 Term 3                                    Fit For Sport               Pamphlet/Advertisement promoting Physical
 #3    Pamphlet/Advertisement                  25%                             4.9, 4.10, 4.11
                                                                 Week 8                               (4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.14)                           Activity
 #4                                                              Term 4                                     Gymnastics
           Gymnastics Routine                  25%                                 4.4, 4.5                                                           Gymnastics Routine
                                                                 Week 5                                      (4.4, 4.5)

4.1 describes and analyses the influences on a sense of self                                     4.11 selects and uses communication skills and strategies clearly and coherently in a range of
4.2 identifies and selects strategies that enhance their ability to cope and feel supported      new and challenging situations
4.3 describes the qualities of positive relationships and strategies to address the abuse of     4.12 assesses risk and social influences and reflects on personal experience to make informed
power                                                                                            decisions
4.4 demonstrates and refines movement skills in a range of contexts and environments             4.13 demonstrates cooperation and support of others in social, recreational and other group
4.6 describes the nature of health and analyses how health issues may impact on young            contexts
people                                                                                           4.14 engages successfully in a wide range of movement situations that displays an
4.7 identifies the consequences of risk behaviours and describes strategies to minimise harm     understanding of how and why people move
4.8 describes how to access and assess health information, products and services                 4.15 devises, applies and monitors plans to achieve short-term and long-terms goals
4.9 describes the benefits of a balanced lifestyle and participation in physical activity        4.16 clarifies the source and nature of problems and draws on personal skills and support
4.10 explains how personal strengths and abilities contribute to enjoyable and successful        networks to resolve them
participation in physical activity

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SCIENCE
                            2018 Assessment Schedule
                          Weighting                 Due                                                                                                                                                  Overview of
        Task                 (100% for the                                                   Outcomes Assessed                                                   Syllabus Topic
                                 year)              Date                                                                                                                                               Assessment Task
                                                                                               1.1: SC4-2VA                                                   Salad Bowl, May the
          Research                                Term 1
  #1                             30%                                               1.3: SC4-7WS, SC4-8WS, SC4-9WS                                              Force Be With You,                  Research and Presentation
            Task                                  Week 10
                                                                            1.4: SC4-11PW, SC4-12ES, SC4-13ES, SC4-15LW                                       Doctor in the House
                                                                     May contain a combination of any of the following outcomes                             Third Rock from the Sun,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Working Scientifically
                                                  Term 2                                 1.2: SC4-5WS, SC4-6WS                                                Salad Bowl, May the
  #2     Topic Test              20%                                                                                                                                                               (Practical), Knowledge and
                                                 Week 7 - 8                        1.3: SC4-7WS, SC4-8WS, SC4-9WS                                              Force Be With You,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Process
                                                                   1.4: SC4-11PW, SC4-12ES, SC4-13ES, SC4-14LW, SC4-15LW                                      Doctor in the House
          Student
          Research                                 Term 3                               1.2: SC4-4WS, SC4-5WS, SC4-6WS                                                                                  Research, Working
  #3                             30%                                                                                                                                  Salad Bowl
           Project                                 Week 6                                     1.3: SC4-7WS, SC4-9WS                                                                                   Scientifically (Practical)
            (SRP)
                                                                     May contain a combination of any of the following outcomes
                                                                                                                                                            Third Rock from the Sun,
                                                                                  1.1: SC4-1VA, SC4-2VA, SC4-3VA
            Yearly                                Term 4                                                                                                      Salad Bowl, May the
  #4                             20%                                             1.2: SC4-4WS, SC4-5WS, SC4-6WS                                                                                      Knowledge and Process
            Exam                                 Week 3 - 4                                                                                                    Force Be With You,
                                                                                 1.3: SC4-7WS, SC4-8WS, SC4-9WS
                                                                                                                                                              Doctor in the House
                                                                                    1.4: SC4-10PW to SC4-17CW

1.1 builds positive values and attitudes towards Science in their lives and everyday society:                        SC4-9WS presents science ideas, findings and information to a given audience using appropriate scientific language,
SC4-1VA appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing        text types and representations
understanding of the world around them                                                                               1.4 knowledge of the physical world and/or Earth and Space and/or Living World and/or Chemical World, and
SC4-2VA shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues,    understanding about the nature, development, use and influence of Science:
including shaping sustainable futures                                                                                SC4-10PW describes the action of unbalanced forces inn everyday situations
SC4-3VA demonstrates confidence in making reasoned, evidence-based decisions about the current and future use        SC4-11PW discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding
and influence of science and technology, including ethical considerations                                            solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations
1.2 knowledge, understanding of and skills in applying the processes of working scientifically:                      SC4-12ES describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the
SC4-4WS identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on            Earth and solar system
scientific knowledge                                                                                                 SC4-13ES explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth,
SC4-5WS collaboratively and individually produces a plan to investigate questions and problems                       influence the choices people make about resource use and management
SC4-6WS follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and   SC4-14LW relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction
individually                                                                                                         SC4-15LW explains how new biological evidence changes people’s understanding of the world
1.3 presents science and evidence for a particular purpose and to a specific audience, using appropriate language,   SC4-16CW describes the observed properties and behaviour of matter, using scientific models and theories about
conventions and representations:                                                                                     the motion and arrangement of particles
SC4-7WS processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends,        SC4-17CW explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about, the properties of elements, compounds
patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions                                                                     and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life
SC4-8WS selects and uses appropriate strategies, understanding and skills to produce creative and plausible
solutions to identified problems

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TECHNOLOGY (MANDATORY)
                        2018 Assessment Schedule

                                         Weighting                             Outcomes
                 Task                                         Due Date                                       Syllabus Topic                      Overview of Assessment Task
                                        (100% for the year)                    Assessed
                                                                               4.1.1, 4.2.1,                                                     Students design, create and code a
                                                               On-going                           Information and Communications:
 #1           Scratch That!               Graded A-E                           4.2.2, 4.3.1,                                                       Game/Animation using Scratch
                                                              Assessment                                  Software Design
                                                                                  4.5.2                                                                      software

                                                                               4.1.1, 4.2.1,                                                      Students engage with a variety of
                                                               On-going
 #2        Creative Creations             Graded A-E                           4.2.2, 4.3.1,      Built Environment: Interior Design              fabric decoration techniques and
                                                              Assessment
                                                                                  4.5.2                                                           create an interior design product

                                                                               4.1.1, 4.2.1,                                                      Students design and make plastic
                                                               On-going
 #3       Designing in Plastics           Graded A-E                           4.2.2, 4.3.1,           Products: Industrial Design                  products utilising a variety of
                                                              Assessment
                                                                                  4.5.2                                                                 production methods

4.1.1 applies design processes that respond to needs and opportunities in each design          4.3.2 demonstrates responsible and safe use of a range of tools, materials and techniques in
project                                                                                        each design project
4.1.2 describes factors influencing design in the areas of study of Built Environments,        4.4.1 explains the impact of innovation and emerging technologies on society and the
Products, and Information and Communications                                                   environment
4.1.3 Identifies the roles of designers and their contribution to the improvement of the       4.5.1 applies management processes to successfully complete design projects
quality of life                                                                                4.5.2 produces quality solutions that respond to identified needs and opportunities in each
4.2.1 generates and communicates creative design ideas and solutions                           design project
4.2.2 selects, analyses, presents and applies research and experimentation from a variety of   4.6.1 applies appropriate evaluation techniques throughout each design project
sources                                                                                        4.6.2 identifies and explains ethical, social, environmental and sustainability considerations
4.3.1 applies a broad range of contemporary and appropriate tools, materials and techniques    related to design projects
with competence in the development of design projects

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VISUAL ARTS
                        2018 Assessment Schedule

                                         Weighting                              Outcomes
                 Task                                          Due Date                                      Syllabus Topic                    Overview of Assessment Task
                                         (100% for the year)                    Assessed
                                                                Term 1
 #1      Critical and Historical               15%                                   4.7                          Practice                           Research Task of an Artist
                                                                Week 8

                                                                Term 2                                         Practice                           Artworks created in class over
 #2              Artmaking                     35%                                 4.1, 4.5
                                                                Week 7                             Conceptual Strength and Meaning                       Semester One

                                                                Term 4                                        Representation                      Artworks created in class over
 #3              Artmaking                     35%                                 4.4, 4.6
                                                                Week 5                                          Resolution                               Semester Two

                                                                                                                                                            Examination
                                                                Term 4
                                                                                                                                                    Section 1 – Multiple Choice
 #4      Critical and Historical               15%              Week 4              4.10                      Representation
                                                                                                                                                     Section 2 – Short Answers
                                                                                                                                                     Section 3 – Drawing Task

4.1 uses a range of strategies to explore different artmaking conventions and procedures to     4.6 selects different materials and techniques to make artworks
make artworks                                                                                   4.7 explores aspects of practice in critical and historical interpretations of art
4.2 explores the function of and relationships between the artist-artwork- world-audience       4.8 explores the function of and relationships between the artist-artwork- world-audience
4.3 makes artworks that involve some understanding of the frames                                4.9 begins to acknowledge that art can be interpreted from different points of view
4.4 recognises and uses aspects of the world as a source of ideas, concepts and subject         4.10 recognises that art criticism and art history construct meanings
matter in the visual arts
4.5 investigates ways to develop meaning in their artworks

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