Throughout the year we hold assessment fortnights. During these fortnight sessions, students will complete structured summative assessments in each of their subjects within their timetabled lessons. This will enable us to assess their attainment and progress in their A Levels, and identify each student’s strengths and any gaps in their knowledge so that targeted support can be put in place.
To support students with their preparations for this assessment fortnight we will provide students and parents/carers with a timetable for when each assessment will take place, as well as a supporting leaflet outlining what subject specific content will be assessed. This also includes where students can access resources for their revision.
Following on from the assessment fortnight, we will provide students and parents/carers with an Academic Progress Summary Report and hold a Consultation Evening. This will enable purposeful conversations between students and parents/carers with subject teachers regarding students’ learning and progress across the curriculum.
As part of the preparation for formal examinations we also hold pre-public examinations (PPEs) to allow students to get used to being in the exam halls. These PPE exams give us more data to allow us to support the progress of our students.