Assessment and Reporting

Guidance to Assessment During Key Stage 3

All work that students are required to carry out will be used to inform staff when making decisions relating to teaching groups and levels of entry for external and internal examinations. This will include work in lessons, homework, topic tests and end of year examinations.

Process

  • Students work will be marked and a green stamp will be used to indicate what was good as well as what needs to be improved.
  • Students will have a separate assessment book or folder for each subject, where work will be marked and formal feedback will be given to help students to progress
  • Marking and feedback takes place on a regular basis, depending on the number of periods taught across individual subjects. 
Parents are asked to focus on ‘WHAT WAS GOOD’ and ‘BETTER IF’, when discussing achievement with their son/daughter. Students are encouraged to act on the advice given.
 
Your child’s work will be moderated within subject areas at least three times a year, before a level/grade is given into a central data system.  This level/grade will be reported to parents. Students will also complete an end of year exam for each subject in the summer term.
 
From the central database Senior and Middle Managers will review performance of students. Should underperformance be identified the students’ Head of Year and Head of Faculty will make a decision regarding the correct approach to support your child.

Reporting Cycle

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, 9)

 

Monitoring Point data home

Autumn term (2nd half)

Monitoring Point data home

Spring term (1st half)

Monitoring Point data and Form Tutor report home

Summer term (1st half)

Monitoring Point data home

Summer term (2nd half)


Year 10

 

Monitoring Point data home

Autumn term (2nd half)

Monitoring Point data home

Spring term (1st half)

Monitoring Point data and Form Tutor report home

Summer term (1st half)

Monitoring Point data home

Summer term (2nd half)


Year 11

 

Monitoring Point data home

Autumn term (2nd half)

Monitoring Point data and Form Tutor report home

Spring term (1st half)

Monitoring Point data home

Spring term (2nd half)


Year 12

 

Monitoring Point data home

Autumn term (2nd half)

Monitoring Point data home

Spring term (1st half)

Subject Reports home

Summer term (2nd half)


Year 13

 

Monitoring Point data home

Autumn term (2nd half)

Monitoring Point data home

Spring term (1st half)

Subject Reports home

Spring term (2nd half)