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Tudor Grange Academy Worcester Assessment Calendar Core Template

Assessment Calendar (Core subjects and Key Stage 4 option subjects)Subject:

Geography AQA

Year Group:

Year 9

Course / Qualification:

GCSE Geography

Assessments:

Half Term 1

Assessment Title:Formative Assessment 1

Formative Assessment 2Common Assessment

GCSE Exam Question: How have people adapted to living by fold mountains?

Students complete extended piece of writing.

Success criteria and writing frame given to support students.(6 marks) News Report: Nyiragongo VolcanoStudents write a report about the causes, impacts and responses of the 2002 volcano in Africa.

Success criteria given.Iceland Case Study: how could you rebrand following a natural disaster?Students work in groups to create posters and leaflets to present. Focus on research, independent learning, teamwork and presenting.

File Location:

Feedback to students:Using success criteria linked to GCSE level ladder.

Full diagnostic written comment 2 Targets.

Attitude to learning gradeUsing success criteria linked to skills level ladder.

Full diagnostic written comment 2 Targets.

Success criteria given, related to skills level ladder.Full diagnostic written comment 2 Targets.

Attitude to learning grade.

Half Term 2

Assessment Title:Formative Assessment 1

Formative Assessment 2Common Assessment

GCSE Exam Question: What is a Supervolcano?Students analyse different information resources to decide the most/least extreme human and physical impacts of super volcanoes.How can earthquakes be measured?Students complete living graph exercise by deciding where different events go onto richter scale.

GCSE End of Unit 1: Restless Earth (past) paper

File Location:

Feedback to students:Peer Assessment and written comment with 2 Targets.

Attitude to learning grade.Written Comment Mark out of 15 for correct placement and extra marks for rationalisation.

Using success criteria linked to official GCSE mark scheme.

Full diagnostic written comment 2 Targets.

Self-assessment and targets for next unit.

Attitude to learning grade.

Half Term 3

Assessment Title:Formative Assessment 1

Formative Assessment 2Common Assessment

How is a wave cut platform formed?Students answer a past exam question.(4 marks)GCSE Skills Practise Question: How do headlands form?Students draw and annotate series of field sketch of to demonstrate understanding of key stages and processes at work.

(10 marks)What might the impacts of coastal flooding be?

Using Canvey Island as a case study, students write a news report from the success criteria given.

(10 marks)

File Location:

Feedback to students:Using success criteria linked to official GCSE mark scheme.

AFL- Peer assessment.

Comment and Target.Using success criteria linked to GCSE level ladder.

Self-assessment and full diagnostic written comment with 2 targets. Using success criteria linked to GCSE level ladder.

Full diagnostic written comment with 2 targets. Attitude to learning grade.

Half Term 4

Assessment Title:Formative Assessment 1

Formative Assessment 2Common Assessment

GCSE exam question: Why is sea level rising and what might the impacts of this be?

8 mark questionGCSE exam question: Case Study of Mappletons Eroding Coastline

Decision making

Extended writing

14 mark question

GCSE Unit 5: The coastal zone (past) paper

30 mark exam

File Location:

Feedback to students:Using success criteria linked to official AQA GCSE mark scheme.

Full diagnostic written comment 2 Targets.

Using success criteria linked to GCSE level ladder.

Full diagnostic written comment 2 Targets.

Attitude to learning grade.Using success criteria linked to official AQA GCSE mark scheme.

Full diagnostic written comment 2 Targets.

Attitude to learning grade.

Half Term 5

Assessment Title:Formative Assessment 1

Formative Assessment 2Common Assessment

GCSE Practise Question:

Describe and explain the formation of ox bow lakes.

Foundation- 4 marks

Higher- 6 marks

Students will be awarded level marking for answer.GCSE figure analysis Questions:

Students study a photograph of the 2004 Bocastle floods to answer 2 questions:

1. What are the impacts of this flood (4 marks)

2. How could the flood be prevented? (2 marks)

Students will be awarded level marking for answerMock Exam for physical unitStudents will prepare for summer exam by completing a past GCSE paper on physical units (30 marks)

File Location:

Feedback to students:Comment

2 targets

GCSE grade linked to grade descriptors

Attitude to learningMark out of 4Comment

2 targets

GCSE grade linked to grade descriptors

Attitude to learning

Mark out of 6Comment

2 targets

GCSE grade linked to grade descriptors

Attitude to learning

Half Term 6

Assessment Title:Formative Assessment 1

Formative Assessment 2Common Assessment

8 mark GCSE Practise question:

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of soft engineering as means of controlling floodingIndependent thinking- evaluation task

Has the U.K managed to successfully manage its water supply?Students use 6 thinking hats to evaluate how effect the Edan Valley Dams have been in supplying sustainable water supply to the UKUnit 5: Water on the Land: End of unit assessment

Students complete 11 part GCSE past exam paper to demonstrate learning over entire unit.

File Location:

Feedback to students:Using AQA success criteria linked to GCSE grade boundaries.

Full diagnostic written comment 2 Targets.

Peer Assessment using 6 thinking hats

RAG rating and mark out of 6

Comment and 2 TargetsUsing success criteria linked to GCSE grade boundaries.

Full diagnostic written comment 2 Targets.

Attitude to learning grade.

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