Assessment Procedures

Key Stage 3

Teachers assess formatively throughout each unit of work allowing pupils to demonstrate their development holistically and with a key focus on personal growth.  Currently we are using assessment criteria where levels start from 1 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 so it can support the new concept based learning curriculum that is being delivered for the first time in September 2021.

Examination subjects

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%).