Year 8

For the topics and guidance for your revision, look at the information for each subject:

IT - Web Design and creation

For this assessment pupils will be designing and creating a world cup website. In preparation, gather any resources but all assessment will take place in class time.

Drama - Physical Theatre

What should you revise?

You will be assessed on your performance skills in particular your use of Physical Theatre. Students can prepare for this by researching companies that specialise in Physical Theatre.

How should you revise?

You should visit the following websites and watch these clips. You can then make some notes on examples of physical theatre that you can take into your assessment:

Music - Music Theory and Listening

What should you revise?

  • The elements of music – tempo, dynamics, melody, structure, texture, pitch
  • Italian terms: Tempo – Largo, Andante, Allegro, Vivace, Rallentando; Dynamics – pianissimo, piano, mezzo piano, forte, fortissimo, crescendo, diminuendo
  • Timbres including instruments of the orchestra and orchestral sections
  • Rhythm – crotchets, quavers, minims, semibreves, dotted notes, rests
  • Treble clef
  • Chromaticism – sharps and flats, semitones, wholetones
  • Major/minor, scales, major scale formula, tonality
  • Chords – primary chords, triads, chord sequences, 12 bar blues
  • Structure – binary, ternary, rondo, verse, chorus
  • Bass clef.

How you should revise

You will be given a revision worksheet and resources are available on Show My Homework


What should you revise?

Conflict, Conscience, War, Reconciliation, Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist & Confirmation), Festivals (Holy Week), Judaism, Discipleship.

How should you revise?

You will be given a booklet covering all topics.


History - Causes of the English Civil War

What should you revise?

You will need to be able to:

  • Identify the opposing sides
  • List and explain a number of causes, supporting your explanations with factual information
  • Distinguish between different types of causes
  • Evaluate which factor was most important and justify your decision

How should you revise?


What do you need to revise?

  • Persuasive writing techniques
  • Letter writing
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar skills

How can you revise?

Use your class book and have a go at some of the exercises and activities on the following pages:

Art - Drawing Assessment

What you should revise

The assessment will be a standardised drawing of brushes in a paint pot with cello-tape. This will assess: shape, composition form and tone. Students can prepare for this by drawing still life objects which have strong ellipse shapes such as coke cans and tins.

How you should revise

Homeworks leading up to this will focus on this. Resources are on Show My Homework.

Geography - glaciation

Students will be expected to revise the following:

  • How glaciers are created and destroyed (glacial budget)
  • Types of erosion and weathering
  • Glacial landscapes (features) e.g. arete, tarn, corries etc
  • How a glacial trough (u-shaped valley) is formed
  • Tourism in glaciated landscapes.

How you should revise

  • A revision guide will be provided by your teacher
  • Use of exercise book
  • BBC Bitesize - Glaciation.

Food Technology - Practical

What should you revise?

For your assessment you will be required to independently create a pasta Bolognese dish. You will be required to demonstrate the correct and safe procedures when using a gas or electric hob. You will also be assessed on your ability to boil your pasta and fry your mince safely and correctly.

How you should revise

You will be given the opportunity to observe a demonstration of the safe procedures that must be followed when using the gas or electric hobs. This will also enable you to observe the correct method that will create a successful Bolognese dish. Conduct some independent research into the different types of pasta that could be included in the dish, along with different vegetables that could be added to enhance the flavour.


Athletics assessment

Demonstrate a three phase warm up. Complete two athletics events with good technique. Be able to measure two events on the track and field. Finally analyse their performance highlighting strengths and weaknesses.

Cricket Assessment

Demonstrate a three phase warm up. Play in a small sided game demonstrating bowling, batting and fielding techniques. Knowledge and understanding of the key cricket terms.


Demonstrate a three phase warm up. Show a variety of fielding techniques. Show control when striking and fielding. Demonstrate the ability to bowl and be able to catch with one hand and two.


MFL - leisure time

Film, TV and making arrangements to go out.

Design Technology

What you should revise

Designing a product that shows motion using cams.

How you should revise


The internet is now part of our everyday lives. Children, young people and adults alike use it to learn, work, play and socialise via their computers, tablets, phones and games consoles.

The internet can be an interesting and fun place to spend time, it can also be a dangerous place if you are not sensible, responsible and don't know how to stay safe online.

Here are some sources of information and advice for students and parents: