Summative assessments

The academy runs formal assessment weeks at two points across the academic year. Students will sit assessments in each of their subjects in exam conditions in order to prepare them for the rigour of the GCSE examinations. Once sat, assessments will be marked, feedback will be given and pupils will have the opportunity to make improvements based on further teaching.

As part of this process, it is essential that students immerse themselves in a culture of revision. Knowledge organisers should be used nightly by all pupils to reinforce learning that has taken place in the classroom and revisit prior learning in the lead up to future assessments. To ensure that prior learning is always revisited each assessment will be cumulative, so pupils will always be tested on what they have been taught in the year so far, not just in the last few weeks.

The two calendared assessments weeks are:

Assessment week 1: TBC

Assessment week 2: TBC

Following each assessment window parents/carers will be provided with details of how pupils are performing in each of their subjects.


In addition to an overview of performance by subject, students will receive a comprehensive written report by each of the teachers as well as a face-to-face consultation with parents once a year.  Details of this process are listed below:

Written reports

Year 7: w/b TBC

Year 8: w/b TBC

Year 9: w/b TBC

Year 10: w/b TBC

Parents’ Evenings

Year 7: TBC

Year 8: TBC

Year 9: TBC

Year 10: TBC

Year 11: TBC