YEAR 6 MICHAELMAS TERM EXAMINATIONS 2014

YEAR 6 MICHAELMAS TERM EXAMINATIONS 2014
SUBJECT
LENGTH
EXAM FORMAT
Maths
1 hour
1 written paper
(Non-calculator)
KEY TOPICS
Please visit www.choirschool.com to download the ‘WCCS Junior School
Mathematics Syllabus’. Boys should be proficient at all topics listed on the
syllabus. Every Year 6 pupil also has a hard copy in their yellow Maths
folder.
Please also learn all the formulae and facts on the ‘WCCS Junior Maths
Silver Card’ which every Year 6 pupil has in their yellow Maths folder.
Please use mymaths.co.uk for helpful revision lessons and activities.
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password: decimal
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MATHEMATICS CONTACT: [email protected] or
[email protected]
SUBJECT
LENGTH
EXAM FORMAT
English
75 minutes
Prose comprehension and
composition
KEY TOPICS
Paper 1: prose comprehension based on a passage from a novel
and composition
Boys should be able to –
 find information or ideas;
 identify meaning beyond the literal;
 explain the writer’s choice of words and imagery (similes,
metaphors and personification);
 analyse the text as a whole, with supporting quotations;
 continue the passage, imitating the style of the author.
 composition
75 minutes
Poetry comprehension and
grammar and punctuation
Paper 2: poetry comprehension grammar and punctuation
Boys should be able to –
 find information or ideas;
 identify meaning beyond the literal;
 explain the writer’s choice of words and poetic devices (similes,
metaphors, personification, enjambment etc…);
 analyse the poem as a whole, with supporting quotations;
 Punctuation: full stops, capitals letters, question marks, exclamation
marks, direct speech, apostrophes, semi-colons
 Grammar: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ENGLISH CONTACT: [email protected]
SUBJECT
LENGTH
EXAM FORMAT
Science
1 hour
paper
Written paper
KEY TOPICS
CE11+ Biology Syllabus: Section 1 Life processes + Section 2 Humans &
other animals (Pickering Textbook – Bk 1 – Chap 1-6(inc))
CE11+ Chemistry Syllabus: Section 1 Grouping & classifying materials
(Pickering Textbook – Bk 1- Chap 13-18(inc))
Boys also have CGP Revision guides to use to aid their revision.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SCIENCE CONTACT: [email protected]
SUBJECT
LENGTH
French
1 hour
EXAM FORMAT
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Reading (gap -filling/
multiple choice/
matching pictures to
descriptions)
Writing (writing
sentences based on
visual or written
stimulus)
Conjugation of verbs
KEY TOPICS
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Talking about sports and activities
Talking about TV programmes
Talking about reading and films
Giving opinions
Present tense
Past tense
Saying what you did yesterday
Saying when you did things
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FRENCH CONTACT: [email protected]
SUBJECT
LENGTH
EXAM FORMAT
KEY TOPICS
6G Classics
1 hour
Passage of Latin to translate
featuring all the Level
1grammar covered so far.
Grammar and comprehension
questions on a passage of Latin.
English into Latin sentences.
The following grammar will be tested:
 Present, imperfect and perfect tense of sum
 Present, imperfect and perfect tense of 1st declension verbs like amo
 1st declension nouns (like puella) in all cases
 2nd declension masculine nouns (like dominus, puer/magister) in all
cases
 Irregular 2nd declension masculine nouns (deus, vir, filius)
 2nd declension neuter nouns (like bellum) in all cases
 The meaning and use of these cases
 1st/2nd declension adjectives like bonus
 Agreement of adjectives and nouns
 Prepositions which take the ablative case
 Prepositions which take the accusative case
 Numbers 1-10
 Vocabulary from chapters 1-5 of text book
6M Classics
1 hour
Passage of Latin to translate
featuring all the Level
1grammar covered so far.
Grammar questions. English
into Latin sentences.
The following grammar will be tested:
 Present and imperfect tense of sum
 Present and imperfect tense of 1st declension verbs like amo
 1st declension nouns (like puella) in all cases
 2nd declension masculine nouns (like dominus, puer/magister) in all
cases
 Irregular 2nd declension masculine nouns (deus, vir, filius)
 2nd declension neuter nouns (like bellum) in all cases
 The meaning and use of these cases
 1st/2nd declension adjectives like bonus
 Agreement of adjectives and nouns
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Prepositions which take the ablative case
Vocabulary from chapters 1-4 of text book
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CLASSICS CONTACT: [email protected]
SUBJECT
LENGTH
EXAM FORMAT
KEY TOPICS
History
1 hour
Part A: Short answer questions
on the path to war, the Battle
for France and the Battle of
Britain
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Part B: Evidence-based
questions on previously unseen
sources – the rise of Hitler
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The path to war
The rise of Hitler
The Battle for France (the Schlieffen Plan, Operation
Dynamo)
Propaganda
The Battle of Britain
The Home Front
Roman Britain
Part C: Essay on the US entry
to WWII OR Roman Britain
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HISTORY CONTACT: [email protected]
SUBJECT
LENGTH
Geography
1 hour
EXAM FORMAT
Mainly short answer questions
with a couple of “paragraphlong” answers.
KEY TOPICS
All the work covered so far this year:
 Layers of the Earth
 Plate tectonics and plate boundaries
 Earthquakes (including the Haiti Earthquake)
 Tsunamis (including the Boxing Day tsunami)
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GEOGRAPHY CONTACT:
[email protected] or [email protected]
SUBJECT
LENGTH
Religious
Studies
1 hour
EXAM FORMAT
Section one
Define 10 key terms
Section two
Use of a painting, a short
section of a bible story and
own knowledge, answer
short comprehension
questions.
Section three
Use of a painting, give factual
recall and then answer
opinion-based questions.
KEY TOPICS
Section 1
You will need to be able to define key terms (those in bold) taken
from chapters 1-5. These terms are defined in the glossary, pp 135136.
Section 2
The Fall – revise chapter 6. You will need to describe a painting
(which you will be given), and answer questions based on the
consequences of the Fall.
Section 3
Mary and Jesus - You will need to know about the Annunciation
(chapter 11) and Incarnation. Also revise chapter 12 – the
Presentation. You will be asked about the 7 Sorrows of Mary.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RELIGIOUS STUDIES CONTACT: [email protected]
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