Year 9 Mid-Year Assessments will take place during lessons between 9th December and 17th December 2020 in the subjects listed below. Dates will differ by class and will be confirmed by individual teachers nearer to the time.
Here we have provided a summary of the topics that students should revise for these assessments. For more detail click on the links.
Note that some topics may not yet have been taught, but all content listed here will have been covered by the time exams start.
Topics to Revise
- Pythagoras’ Theorem
- Number and Decimals
- Scale Drawing and Bearings
There will be two assessments: one non-calculator and one calculator.
For more detail see the Maths Revision List.
- Russian Revolution
- Women’s Suffrage
- Abolition of the Slave Trade
- World War One
- British Empire
For more detail see the History Revision List.
- Physical and human characteristics of the UK
- Differences between weather and climate
- The UK’s climate
- Population density, distribution and change
- Human & physical factors affecting the UK’s population distribution
- Case study of one UK coastal area that is vulnerable to either erosion or flooding
- UK map locations
- OS maps skills
- Graph interpretation
For more detail see the Geography Revision List.
- Plot up to Chapter 40
- Key characters: Pip, Mr Joe, Mrs Joe, Miss Havisham, Estella.
- How the characters and their relationships have changed as the novel progresses.
- Key quotations.
- Methods Dickens uses to create the impressions he does
- Key themes in the story and some key events or quotations that represent them
- PEEIZLED paragraph structure.
For more detail see the English Revision List.
- Social Philosophy (Communism, Liberalism, Social Contract Theory, authoritarianism)
- Islam (beliefs)
Note: Students will be provided with a knowledge organiser for each topic, to support their own notes.
- Understanding how letters are pronounced in Spanish.
- Describing family
- Number of people
- Description of family members – physical description and description of personality
- Comparing family members
- Free time activities / family activities
- Talking about when you were younger
- Eg. cuando eras más joven, tenía/ era
- Social network activities (in the past + present)
- Eg. Juego/jugué, descargo, descargué
- Adjectival agreement
- Conjugating verbs into the past, present, future
- Conjugating verbs the imperfect tense
- Conjugating verbs the preterite tense
- Conjugating verbs the near future tense
- Opinions phrases
- Eg. Me gusta/me gustan, me chifla/me chiflan
This assessment focuses on scientific concepts applied in the different contexts of Biomimicry and The Paris Agreement:
- Biomimicry – examples of materials and engineering applications, renewable energy sources
- The Paris Agreement – power generation
- Biomimicry – chemical reactions, separating mixtures
- The Paris Agreement – the greenhouse effect
- Atomic structure – development of the atomic model
- Biomimicry – developments in microscopy, examples of animal adaptation
- The Paris Agreement – climate change
For more detail see the Science Revision List.
- Data vs Information
- Social Engineering – Phishing vs Blagging
- Cybersecurity – Hacking / common cyberattacks, security measures