The Year 8 Science Exam






Reproduction, Inheritance and evolution, Diet and digestion

1 hour

Between 14th Jan and 28th Jan 2019

All students will sit one science exam paper lasting 60 minutes. It will take place in lesson time according to the published timetable 

Supporting Exam Preparation

Effective studying is essential to doing well in these exams. We’ve included some tips below for parents/carers:

  • Encourage your child to start studying now
  • Encourage your child to use the knowledge organisers and flash cards for the topics completed so far. These contain all the essential knowledge that they have studied in atomic structure and bonding, rates of reaction and fuels and Earth’s atmosphere. These can be found on Google classroom.
  • Ask your child if you can help them: chatting to them or asking them questions from the knowledge organisers. See if they can use this approach.
  • After they have done this, they can use the exam PLC personal learning checklist – to ensure they have learned all the specific knowledge needed for the exam. This contains video and web links to help your child.
  • There are also practice questions to be completed – these are similar to the ones on the exam and the answers are available so that your child and you can check their work.


From now until the exam, study in chunks and do not leave the preparation until the last minute 

Use the materials to spread out your studying so everything is studied, more than twice and the practice questions are used. If you do this the actual exam in January will have no surprises.

Google Classroom

Your child’s science Google classroom has all the materials discussed above in an easy to access way. Your child has access to this – ask them to show you the knowledge organisers for the topics

Contacting the department

As a department we can be contacted by  emailing the science department at this email address or contact Mr Hackett by ringing into College or by emailing

AP1 - Exam Content

Exam content to be learned and studied

•Organs in the reproductive system, the process of fertilisation and sexual reproduction and the hormones involved in the menstrual cycle and fertility treatment.

•How our DNA controls our genetic characteristics and leads to evolution of an organism.

•Organs in the digestive system and their role.

Learning Materials