Key Stage 3
Teachers assess the pupils during each activity block. The pupils are informed of the level criteria used to assess them and are made aware of their individual level - this will be recorded in their planner. Pupils can use the displayed levels criteria to determine areas of improvement allowing them to progress through the levels in a particular activity. Levels start from 3 and finish at 8 with each level having sub-levels. For example; 3.9 is the top of level 3, 3.5 is in the middle with 3.1 being the lowest level 3 score. It is hoped that each pupil should make about 0.7 level of progress during each academic year. This assessment procedure is currently under review and may be subject to change.
GCSE - assessment of examination subjects differs slightly in that 9-1 grades will be given for overall performance. Pupils are assessed in three practical activities (30%). There will also be a coursework component (10%) and an examination (60%).
A2 Level - students will take an examination (70%), undertake one oral piece of analytical coursework (15%) and assessment in one practical activity - could be coaching (30%).