Frequency &Types of Assessment
We utilise the nationally benchmarked GL Assessments in core subjects to demonstrate the 4 year journey our students make alongside KS2 SATs.
In KS3 our assessments fall in line with our model with both end of unit and end of term assessments. These support HODs to analyse and track how well students have acquired and retained new knowledge and how they can apply the knowledge to demonstrate a deeper understanding.
Three Progress Reports are published each year which contain an overall grade for each subject as well as information about a pupil’s learning attributes including their effort, behaviour and homework. The progress which a pupil is making is monitored by comparing their grade with a subject specific target.
In all lessons, students are continually assessed informally by teachers. This could be through observation, conversation, questioning etc. All these help the teacher to form a judgement on what the student knows and what they need to do to improve.
In most subjects, students work through a module or a topic, which may last for a set period of time e.g. a week, half term, full term. At the end of these modules or topics students will take some form of summative assessment (E.g. test/written assessment), which will give a clear picture of what the student has learned and understood in the project they have just completed. Student friendly trackers provide learners with a clear breakdown of what each descriptor means, detailing precisely what knowledge, understanding and skills are required to attain each baseband.
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