Hazlehead Academy - Assessment Calendar

(2018 – 2019)

Assessments for National Qualifications

 

Your son/daughter is undertaking National Qualifications for completion in April 2019 which are managed by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). These courses, and the accompanying assessments, are presented at several levels in Hazlehead Academy: National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher.  I am writing to inform you of the nature of and the importance of the assessments for these courses.

 

Assessment for National 4 courses

National 4 courses consist of end of unit assessments as well as an Added Value Unit. These assessments are marked by our staff using marking guidelines supplied and verified by the SQA, ensuring that the National Standard is adhered to.  A pupil needs to pass all unit assessments as well as the Added Value Unit before a full National 4 Course Award is given. There is no final examination for these courses.

 

Assessments for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher

Almost all of these courses have a final examination in April/May 2019.  These examinations are set and marked by the SQA.  The examinations take place in the school, but are managed and supervised by invigilators employed by the SQA. The course examination must be passed before the SQA will grant a full course award for all pupils.

 

Internal Enhanced Assessments

All courses leading towards National Qualifications have a number of internal school based Enhanced Assessments.  In most cases these should all be passed before a pupil would be presented for the final SQA examination in 2019.

 

Attendance at Enhanced Assessments

Attendance at Enhanced Assessments is vital as a pass in these is essential for the pupil to be presented for a full course award.  Pupils must make every effort to attend school on the day these assessments are to be taken.  If a pupil is absent through illness, you must inform the school and a note should be presented to Mr Kenny, the Depute Head Teacher with responsibility for SQA arrangements.  Given the importance of these assessments absence for reasons other than illness may lead the pupil to be assigned a fail for that assessment.

 

Should your son/daughter be absent on the day of an Enhanced Assessment, the Faculty Head in charge of that subject department will send you a letter by post to inform you.  Should he/she fail an Enhanced Assessment you will also be informed by the school and this will keep you aware of the progress of your son/daughter.

 

Alongside the assessment methods listed above Teachers will use a variety of informal methods as part of learning and teaching to monitor the progress of individual pupils.  These include marking coursework, discussions, question and answer sessions and homework assignments. Any assessment judgements based on such methods will be recorded and may be included in internal verification procedures.

 

Given the importance of the assessments for the National Qualifications I thought it was essential that I write to inform all parents.  I look forward to receiving your support in ensuring all assessments are granted the same status as the end of course examination.

 

The Assessment Calendar is updated by the school faculties regularly when pupils are made aware of their assessments.

 

If you wish any further information please contact the school and ask for Mr Kenny, who is the SQA Coordinator for Hazlehead Academy.

2018-2019

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20 August

In-Service Day

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27 August

GEOGRAPHY - HIGHER A AND D - MISS IRVINE - CLASS TEST - BIOSPHERE

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3 September

4

10 September

N4/5 Biology -Dr Ness-Class Test- (DNA & Proteins)

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17 September

Business Management - Higher - Miss Grubb and Miss Stewart - Class Test (Understanding Business)

Admin and IT - National 4 and 5- Miss Grubb and Miss Stewart - Class Test (Spreadsheets and Theory)

Accounting - Higher - Miss Grubb - Class Test (Partnership Accounts)

Business Management - Advanced Higher - Miss Grubb - Class Test

Geography - National - Miss Christie - Class test (Weather 1)

Physics - National 5 -Mrs Holmes - Waves and Radiation

Holiday

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24 September

Holiday

Business Management - National 5 - Miss Stewart - Class Test (Management of Marketing)

Modern Studies – National 5 – Miss Newton – Unit Assessment – Crime and the Law

Geography - National - Miss Christie - Class test (Weather 2)

History - National 5 - Mr Newton/Miss Newton/ Ms Fyfe/ Mr Port - Class test - Era of the Great War.

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1 October

Advanced Higher Physics Unit 1 Assessment - Rotational Motion and Astrophysics - Mr Smith’s class

Higher Biology Class Test - Booklets 5 & 6 - Dr Ness’s class

8

8 October

Higher Maths  Enhanced Assessment

S5/6 National 5 Maths Enhanced Assessment

National 5 Biology Unit 1 Assessment  -- 9/10/18- Dr Ness’s & Miss Rae’s class

National 4 and National 5 Biology Unit 1 Assessment  Thursday 11th October, period 3 & 4, Mrs Williamson’s class

Higher Biology UNIT 1 assessment - Dr Ness’s & Mrs Shaikh’s class

Higher Physics Dynamics and Space Assessment  - Mr Smith’s class      

N4 Physics Unit Assessment  (Waves and Radiation) Tuesday 9th October - Mrs Holme’s class

                                           

15 October

Holiday

22 October

Holiday

9

29 October

Advanced Higher Maths Enhanced Assessment.

History – Higher - Ms Newton - Unit Assessment.

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5 November

S4 National 5 Enhanced Assessment - Maths

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12 November

Admin and IT - National 4 and 5- Miss Grubb and Miss Stewart - Class Test (Word Processing and Theory)

Business Management - National 4 and 5 - Miss Stewart - Class Test (Understanding Business)

History - Higher - Ms Fyfe - Class Test (Britain)

Physical Education - Nat 4 / Nat 5 / Higher  (All PE staff)  Practical Performance exams (Mon & Weds)

In-Service Day

12

19 November

Business Management - Higher - Miss Grubb and Miss Stewart - Class Test (Management of Marketing)

Accounting - Higher - Miss Grubb - Class Test

Chemistry- Higher - Mrs Holmes’ class  - Unit 2 Assessment

Nat 4/5  Chemistry - Miss Stevens - Column A class-Topic 5,7 and 8 Assessment

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26 November

Physical Education - Nat 4 / Nat 5 / Higher  (All PE staff)  Practical Performance exams (Mon & Weds & Fri)

Nat 4/5  Chemistry - Miss Stevens - Column C Class - Topic 5,7 and 8 Assessment

N5 Biology - Dr Ness - Unit 2 Topics 1&2 Assessment·

Higher Biology - Dr Ness - Unit 2 Topics 1&2 Assessment    

AH Biology - Dr Ness - Unit 1 Topic 1 Assessment 

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3 December

Business Management - National 4 & 5 - Miss Stewart - Added Value Unit and Assignment Deadline

AH French Folio draft due for submission

National 4 and 5 Drama Practical and Technical Assessments

Practical Cake Craft  - National 5 - Miss MacIver  Enhanced Assessment  – Practical

Nat 4/5 Chemistry - Miss Stevens - both Column A and Column C classes - Unit 1 Assessment

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10 December

Business Management - Advanced Higher - Miss Grubb - Class Test

Business Management - Higher - Miss Grubb and Miss Stewart - Assignment Deadline

Higher Maths Enhanced Assessment

S5/6 National 5 Maths Enhanced Assessment

Higher French Enhanced Assessment Reading & Directed Writing, Listening.

Music National 4/ National 5/ Higher/ Advanced Higher Performing Enhanced Assessments (Practicals)

Practical Cake Craft  - National 5 - Miss MacIver  Enhanced Assessment  – Practical

History - National - Mr Port - Class Test (Weimar Germany)

History - National - Miss Newton - Class Test (Germany).

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17 December

AH French Folio deadline

Modern Studies - N5 - Miss Newton - class test ( UK Democracy)

AH Physics Unit 2 assessment – Quanta and Waves - Thursday 20/12. - Mr Smith

Nat 4 Physics Unit 1 Assessment – Electricity and Energy – Wednesday 19/12 - Mr Smith

24 December

Holiday

31 December

Holiday

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7 January

Practical Cookery - National 5 Prelim Practice 7th – 17th January

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14 January

Geography - Higher - Ms Heahcote - Assignment Deadline.

Accounting - Higher - Miss Grubb - Class Test

S4 National 5 Maths Enhanced Assessment

French Advanced Higher Advanced Assessment Reading & Translation, Listening & Discursive Writing

French National 5 Advanced Assessment Reading & Writing, Listening

Music National 5/ Higher/ Advanced Higher Understanding Music Paper (Listening)  Enhanced Assessment

Drama N5 Question Paper Enhanced Assessment

Practical Cookery - National 5 Prelim Practice 7th – 17th January

History - National - Ms Fyfe - End of Topic Test (Atlantic Slave Trade).

Biology  - Higher - Unit 2 Assessment - Dr Ness’’s class 16th Jan

Biology  - Higher - Unit 2 Assessment - Mrs Shaikh’s class 17th Jan

Biology - National 5 - Topics 5/6/7 Assessment  - Mrs Williamson’s class - Thursday 17th Jan

Physics, Nat 5 Electricity and Properties of Matter Assessment  - Mr Smith’s Class - Monday 14th Jan

Physics, Nat 4 Electricity and Energy assessment - Mr Smith’s class- Monday 14th Jan

Chemistry Higher Enhanced Assessment  (Part 1 - Multiple Choice paper) - Mrs Holmes’ class Friday 18th Jan

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21 January

Admin and IT - National 4 and 5- Miss Grubb and Miss Stewart - Class Test (Databases and Theory)

Business Management - National 4 and 5 - Miss Stewart - Class Test (Management of People)

German Higher Enhanced Assessment for Reading, Directed Writing & Listening

German National 5- Enhanced Assessment for Reading, Listening and Writing

Practical Cookery - National 5 Written Prelims 21st -25th January

Practical Cake Craft – National 5 written Prelim – 24th January

Biology - National 5 - Unit 2 Assessment -  Mrs Williamson’s class - Monday 21st Jan

Chemistry Higher Enhanced Assessment (Part 2 Extended answers) - Mrs Holmes’ class - Monday 21st Jan

Chemistry - Advanced Higher -Enhanced Assessment - Mrs Holmes’ class - Wednesday 23rd Jan

Practical Cookery N4 - Written Paperwork – Monday 21/1/19, Wednesday 23/1/19 (Miss McIver)

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28 January

Business Management - Higher - Miss Grubb and Miss Stewart - Class Test (Management of Finance)

Practical Cookery - National 5 Practical Prelims 29th – 31st January

AH Biology Enhanced Assessment 28th Jan  (pm)

H Biology Enhanced Assessment  Dr Ness’s class Paper 1 29/1/19 and Paper 2 30/1/19 during class time

H Biology Enhanced Assessment  Mrs Shaikh’s class Paper 1 28/1/19 and Paper 2 30/11/19 during class time

N5 Biology Enhanced Assessment Tuesday 29th Paper 1 Thursday 31st Paper 2 -  all classes-during class time

Higher History - Ms Newton -  USA Unit Assessment - Friday 1st February.

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4 February

Practical Cookery N4- Practice Dishes – Monday 4/2/19, Wednesday 6/2/19  Miss McIver

Health & Food Technology - Higher enhanced assessment Monday 4th Feb,  Mrs Findlay

Health & Food Technology - N5r enhanced assessment Monday 4th Feb,  Mrs Findlay

Physics - Higher - Enhanced Assessment - Mr Smith’s class 4/2/19 - during class time

Physics - Higher - Enhanced Assessment - Mr McNeill’s class 6/2/19 - during class time

Physics - AH - Enhanced Assessment - 5/2/19 - during class time

22

11 February

Holiday

In-Service Day

In-Service Day

History - National 5 - Miss Newton – Thursday 14th Feb - Assignment

23

18 February

Admin and IT - National 5- Miss Grubb and Miss Stewart - Enhanced Assessment

German Higher Assignment Writing part 1

German National 5- Writing Assignment part 1

Practical Cookery N4- Unit Assessment – Mon 18/2/19 and Wednesday 20/2/19  Miss McIver

Physics - National 5 - Mr Smith’s and Mr McNeill’s class - Enhanced Assessment 18/2/19 during class time

Physics - National 5 - Mrs Holmes’ class - Enhanced Assessment 21/2/19 - during class time

Higher Maths Assessment

Higher Drama Enhanced Assessment (Timed Essay)

Practical Cake Craft  - National 5 - Miss MacIver - Final Exam (Assignment/ Practical)

Geography  - National 5 Class  A - Miss Christie - Assignment  – Monday 18th February

Geography - National 5 Class D - Miss Christie - Assignment  – Tuesday 19th February

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25 February

Business Management - National 5 - Miss Stewart - Enhanced Assessment

German Higher Assignment Writing part 2

German National 5 Assignment Writing part 2

Modern Studies - National 5 - Miss Newton – Wed 27th Feb - Assignment

Practical Cake Craft  - National 5 - Miss MacIver - Final Exam (Assignment/ Practical)

Biology - Nat 5 Assignment & N4 AVU - Tuesday 26th Feb - Dr Ness’s class

Biology - Nat 5 Assignment & N4 AVU - Thursday 28th Feb- Miss Rae’s class

Chemistry - Higher - Practical part of Assignment - Wed 27th Feb - Mrs Holmes’ class

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4 March

Music (SQA final exam) Performing National 5/ Higher Weds 6th March/ Thurs 7th March

Music N4 AVU Thurs 7th March

Accounting - Higher - Miss Grubb - Assignment

National 5 Maths Enhanced Assessment S4/5/6

French National 5 Writing Assignment deadline

Practical Cake Craft  - National 5 - Miss MacIver - Final Exam (Assignment/ Practical)

Social Subjects - Hist/Geog/Mods - National 5 - Enhanced Assessment - Wed 6th pm.

Chemistry - Higher - Written part of Assignment - Monday 4th March - Mrs Holmes’ and Miss Leitch’s class

Physical Education - Miss Malone. Higher (Assessment) Weds 6th March

Chemistry - National 5 - Written part of Assignment - Wednesday 6th March - Miss Stevens’ class (Column A class)

Chemistry - National 5 - Written part of Assignment - Thursday 7th March - Miss Stevens’ class (Column C class)

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11 March

National 5 Chemistry Assignment Write up Monday 11th periods 6 and 7 - Mr Imrie’s class.

Drama Higher Practical- Acting and Tech 12th March all day

Administration and IT - National 5 - Miss Grubb/Miss Stewart - Assignment

Higher French Speaking Performance (Assignment)

Practical Cake Craft  - National 5 - Miss MacIver - Final Exam (Assignment/ Practical)

Higher History - Ms Fyfe - Thurs 14th - Assignment

History -National 5 - Ms Fyfe - Thurs 14th - Assignment

History - National 5 - Mr Newton - Wednesday 13th March - Assignment

Modern Studies - Higher- Mr Newton - Thursday 14th March - Assignment

History - Higher - Miss Newton – Wed 13th March - Assignment

History - National 5 - Mr Port - Wed 13th March - Assignment

Biology - Higher - Wed 13th March - Dr Ness’s class - Assignment  Write Up

Biology - Higher - Thursday 14th March - Mrs Shaikh’s class - Assignment Write Up

Higher Dance Solo Prelim: P3&4 March 12th in Small Hall

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18 March

Science  - National 3 and National 4 - Monday 18th March  - Unit 3 Assessment

Drama National 5 Practical- Acting and Tech 19th March all day

Drama (SQA final exam) Higher Practical- Acting and Tech 21st March all day

Accounting - Higher - Miss Grubb - Enhanced Assessment

S4 National 5 Enhanced Assessment

German Higher Speaking Performance (Assignment)

German National 5 Speaking Performance (Assignment)

Higher Maths Assessment

Advanced Higher Assessment

History - Higher - Mr Newton - Wednesday 20th March - Assignment

Business Management - Higher - Miss Robb and Miss Stewart - Enhanced Assessment

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25 March

Drama (SQA final exam) National 5 Practical- Acting and Tech 26th March all day

Higher History - Ms Fyfe - Enhanced Assessment (Wed 27th and Thurs 28th)

National 5 Maths Assessment

Higher History - Miss Newton - Enhanced Assessment -Monday 25th March – Paper 2, Scottish

Higher History - Miss Newton - Enhanced Assessment -Wednesday 27th March – Paper 1, Essays

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1 April

Holiday

8 April

Holiday

29

15 April

Business Management - National 4 and 5 - Miss Stewart - Class Test (Management of Finance)

Accounting - Higher - Miss Grubb - Enhanced Assessment

Higher Dance Final Performance & Practical Exam: 9am Small Hall (Tues 16th April - all day)

N4 Physics – Dynamics and Space Unit Assessment - Tuesday 16th April - Mrs Holmes

N5 Physics – Dynamics and Space Test - Tuesday 16th April - Mrs Holmes

AH Chemistry – Unit 2 (Organic Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis) Unit Assessment -  16th April - Mrs Homes

Holiday

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22 April

SQA Exam Leave for starts Wednesday 24 April 2019

Tuesday 23 April Senior Phases Leavers’ Ceremony

SQA Examination starts Thursday 25 April 2019 - Physical Education Higher 9.00-11.30am,

Mathematics of Mechanics Adv Higher - 1pm-4pm, Administration & IT National 5 1pm- 3pm and Higher 1pm-2.30pm

SQA timetable is  located at https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/41619.html

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29 April

SQA Exam Leave

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6 May

Holiday

In-Service Day

SQA Exam Leave

33

13 May

SQA Exam Leave

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20 May

SQA Exam Leave

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27 May

SQA Exam Leave

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36

3 June

37

10 June

38

17 June

39

24 June

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40

1 July