Abbeywood Community School

Year 7 & 8 Internal Exams

These will be taking place from Tuesday 14 - Friday 24 May. Preparation for the exams will be taking place in lessons from the beginning of next term and further information will be available on the school website. Core subjects will take place in the main hall and seating plans will be made available to students prior to the exams. Other subject exams will take place in classrooms at a time agreed by subject staff and this information will be given to your child. The dates for the core subjects are as follows:

Tuesday 14 May a.m.

P1 Year 7 Maths 1 (non-calculator)          

P3 Year 8 Maths 1        

Wednesday 15 May a.m.

P1 Year 8 English                                              

P3 Year 7 Maths 2 (calculator)

Friday 17 May a.m.

P1 Year 8 Maths 2 (calculator)                    

P3 Year 7 English           

Please ensure that your child is fully equipped for the examinations, with a scientific calculator and full pencil case, which should be transparent. Water can be taken into exams, but this must be in a clear bottle, with the label removed. All bags, jackets and mobile phones must be stored in lockers.

Year 7 Geography Students will be examined on the following:

              Map skills

              Location knowledge; continents, oceans and the UK in more detail.

              Tropical rainforests

              Superpowers; development indicators and graph skills

Exam preparation has been set through Doddle and Seneca.

The English End of Year exam will be during the week beginning Monday 13 May. The task will be to create a piece of narrative writing.

Your child’s English teacher will be preparing them for this during the lessons before their exams.

If your child would like further support with preparing for the exam, here is a list of suggestions:

  • Read lots of stories! Look at different ways to engage the reader.
  • Download the Knowledge Organiser on Doddle – this is a checklist of ways to succeed. There are practice questions on there too.
  • Work through the assignments set on Doddle – Narrative writing (years 7 and 8) descriptive writing (year 7).
  • Practice spelling – look, cover, write, check for words you are unsure of.
  • Read lots – it really will make a difference to your writing! 

Please contact your child’s tutor for further details.