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: 13th January – 17th January 2019
Assessment week 2: 15th June – 19th June 2020
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 teachers as well as a face-to-face consultation with parents once a year. Details of this process are listed below:
Year 7: w/b 13th July 2020
Year 8: w/b 13th July 2020
Year 9: w/b 18th November 2019
Year 10: w/b 4th November 2019
Year 7: 6th October 2019 (Showcase Evening 4th July 2018)
Year 8: 5th February 2020
Year 9: 18th March 2020
Year 10: 22nd April 2020
Year 11: 4th December 2019 and 4th March 2020