Key Stage 3 summative assessment (Year 7, 8 and 9):
At KS3 the means of measuring student progress is on an individual basis. Progress is calculated against their expected ability level. This is achieved using a range of assessments to give an overview of the progress a student makes between each assessment point and report.
Assessment at KS3 is ongoing and data is collected through a variety of methods across subject areas. This allows for a more holistic picture of each student's attainment and progress.
In November students will receive an attitude towards learning grade, this will allow you to see how well your child has settled into the new academic year.
In January parents and students will receive attainment and attitude towards learning grades. This will allow you to see how they have performed in their subjects and whether they on track to make progress in line with their expected ability.
In June parents and students will receive attainment and attitude towards learning grades. This will allow you to see the progress your child has made from the previous report.
In June Year 9 students will sit English, Maths and Science mock examinations. This gives students an invaluable experience to prepare them as they start their GCSEs in Year 10.
There will also be one parents evening for each year group during the academic year where there is the opportunity to discuss your child’s attainment and attitude towards learning with their subject teachers in more detail.