In Year 10 students will complete in assessments in each of their subjects. These assessments will not be formal pre-public exams but rather shorter summative assessments designed to identify each student’s strengths and also any gaps in their knowledge so that targeted support can be put in place. Some of these assessments will take place in our exam spaces, this allows students to start getting used to this more formal setting. To support students in their preparation for these assessments, we have a created timetable for when they will take place, as well as a short leaflet outlining what subject specific content will be assessed, including where students can access resources for their revision. The timetables and other supporting information will be given to students in school, emailed home and added to the Latest News section of our website.
Following on from assessment week, we will provide students and parents/carers with an academic progress report. This report will be a short report to indicate students’ attainment and progress against their GCSE targets for all of their subjects. We will then support this with a Parental Consultation Evening, so that students and parents/carers can receive specific feedback and guidance to aid students in their learning and progress as they prepare for the final year of their GCSEs.
In Year 11 students have formal Pre-Public Examinations in our exam spaces. These PPEs prepare students for the experience of sitting their real exams. The PPEs help teachers gauge the targeted support students may still need in lessons. This information is discussed with students and parents at our consultation evenings. Students are given their PPE timetables and a booklet of information outlining where they can access important resources for their revision. The timetables and other supporting information will also be emailed home and can be found on the Latest News section of our website.