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  • Year 8 Course Outlines Semester 1 - 2016

  • Dear Parent/Caregiver

    The information contained in this booklet outlines the key curriculum content and assessment which

    will be covered for students at Kinross College for Semester 1 2016.

    The exact timing of assessments may vary from this outline, however the general curriculum plan

    will remain in place and students will be notified in advance of any prospective changes.

    I would suggest that you read through the information with your child and help them to prepare for

    the heaviest assessment periods. This could be done by working out a study plan and creating a

    space at home where completion of work and study can be conducted away from the hustle and

    bustle of family life.

    In order to ensure each student is catered for, each student has been allocated a TAG teacher.

    Students will see their TAG (Teacher Advisory Group) teacher, in TAG class for a 40 minute session

    each Thursday, as well as at specially organised times or events. The TAG teacher is often the best

    ‘first point of contact’ in many cases regarding your child on either a pastoral or academic front.

    Alternatively, you could contact relevant subject teachers directly. Year Coordinators can also be a

    useful contact. The Year 8 Coordinator is Mrs Michelle Downer and can be reached on 9306 6000 or

    Michelle Downer@education.wa.edu.au

    In the booklet, nearly all subjects offered to Year 8 students have been included. Some additional

    outlines will be added in the near future. Please note that semester-based courses may have less

    than 100% of assessment schedule, due to ongoing assessment next term.

    Updates to curriculum information will be provided via an e-bulletin link as they occur.

    If you have any curriculum queries, please contact the relevant Head of Faculty.

    Regards Dale Beaton Associate Principal (School Services) (08) 9306 6000 February 2016

  • Faculty of English

    Year 8 - ENGLISH Semester 1 2016

    Week Key Concepts/Essential Content Assessment/Weighting

    Term 1 1

    Novel study Making predictions, figurative language and author’s style Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    Bookwork over the semester 20% Weekly spelling tests (no weighting)

    2

    Novel study Skimming and scanning, summaries and connecting with the character. Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    3

    Novel study Themes and characterisation Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    In class oral assessment (peer assessed – no weighting)

    4

    Novel study Inference and deduction, abstract nouns and writing PEEL paragraphs Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    5

    Novel study Plot, Oral presentation introduction and speech writing Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    6

    Novel study The writing process, presentation skills Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    Character speech 20%

    7

    Novel study Sentence types, locating facts and details and writing from a different perspective. Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    Diary entry or newspaper 20%

    8

    Autobiographies Purpose, modes, elements and structure of biographies Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    9

    Autobiographies Comparing recounts, documentaries and biographies. Focusing on author’s point of view. Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    STARS assessment 15%

    10

    Autobiographies Structure and style of multi modal biography Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    Please note that dates are a guide only and may change to suit teacher/student needs. Weighting goes on a 16 week cycle, this TERM is only 75% of the total weighting for that cycle.

  • Faculty of English

    Year 8 - ENGLISH Semester 1 2016

    Week Key Concepts/Essential Content Assessment/Weighting

    Term 2 1

    Autobiographies Presentation strategies and editing process Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    2

    Autobiographies Delivering multimodal presentations Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    Multimodal biography. 25%

    3

    Short Stories Analysing the tone of comic strips and picture books Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    4

    Short Stories Exploring the structure of short stories Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    Week starts with short story assessment 15%

    5

    Short Stories Planning and drafting short stories Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    6

    Short Stories Producing a short story through a comic strip Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    7

    Poetry Content and mood of cultural poetry Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme EXAM WEEK

    Exam 30%

    8

    Poetry Ideas, word choice and structure of cultural poetry Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    9

    Poetry Methods of poetry analysis Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    10

    Poetry Demonstrating ability to analyse cultural poetry. Spelling strategies and Cars and Stars reading scheme

    Analysis of a poem 20%

    Please note that dates are a guide only and may change to suit teacher/student needs. Weighting goes on a 16 week cycle, therefore TERM 1 and TERM 2 to week 6 = 100% The last 4 weeks of TERM 2 start the new reporting cycle.

  • Faculty of Mathematics

    Year 8 - KEA MATHEMATICS Semester 1 2016

    Week Key Concepts/Essential Content Assessment/Weighting

    Term 1 1 - 2

    Whole numbers

     Add, subtract, multiply and divide

    3 - 4 Whole numbers

     Multiples, factors, factor trees, divisibility tests

    Test 1: Number Properties 15%

    5 - 7 Integers

     Four main operations plus order of operations

    Test 2: Integers 15%

    8 - 9

    Fractions

     Equivalent fractions / simplifying fractions

     Four main operations

    10 Revision

     Revision of content

    Test 3: Fractions 15%

    Term 2 1

    Decimals

     Compare and order decimals

     Four main operations

    2

    Decimals

     Compare and order decimals

     Four main operations

    3 - 4

    Percentages

     Mental strategies

     Increase an decrease

     Profit, loss, discount

    Test 4: Decimal/percentages 15%

    5 - 6

    Ratios

     Comparing ratios

     Simplifying ratios

     Rates

    7 EXAM WEEK Test 5: Exams 30%

    8 - 9

    Algebra

     Simplify algebraic expressions

     Expanding brackets

     Factorising

    10 Revision

     Revision of content Test 1: Algebra 15% (Semester 2)

    Please note that dates are a guide only and may change to suit teacher/student needs.

    There are five assessments a semester, consisting of five tests including one exam, with a total weighing of 90%.

    10% of student’s grades will come from their classwork and homework.

  • Faculty of Mathematics

    Year 8 - MATHEMATICS Semester 1 2016

    Week Key Concepts/Essential Content Assessment/Weighting

    Term 1 1 - 2

    Whole numbers

     Add, subtract, multiply and divide

    3 - 4

    Whole numbers

     Multiples, factors, factor trees, divisibility tests

    Test 1: Number Properties 15%

    5 - 7

    Integers

     Four main operations plus order of operations

    Test 2: Integers 15%

    8 - 9

    Fractions

     Equivalent fractions / simplifying fractions

     Four main operations

    10

    Revision

     Revision of content

    Test 3: Fractions 15%

    Term 2 1

    Decimals

     Compare and order decimals

     Four main operations

    2

    Decimals

     Compare and order decimals

     Four main operations

    3 -4

    Percentages

     Mental strategies

     Increase an decrease

     Profit, loss, discount

    Test 4: Decimal/Percentages 15%

    5-6

    Ratios

     Comparing ratios

     Simplifying ratios

     Rates

    7 EXAM WEEK Test 5: Exams 30%

    8 - 9

    Algebra

     Simplify algebraic expressions

     Expanding brackets

     Factorising

    10 Revision

     Revision of content Test 1: Algebra 15% (Semester 2)

    Please note that dates are a guide only and may change to suit teacher/student needs.

    There are five assessments a semester, consisting of five tests including one exam, with a total weighing of 90%.

    10% of student’s grades will come from their classwork and homework.

  • SCIENCE COURSE OUTLINE SUMMARY 2016 The Science curriculum for 2016 will be delivered in 16 week blocks,