Key Stage 4 (Years 11-12)
September Baseline Assessments
Cognitive Ability Tests (CAT4) and Key Stage 3 results for Communication, Using Maths and Using ICT will be used to map each student's skills, potential and learning style at the beginning of each year. This information, together with the GCSE predicted grades identified in the CAT4 test, will be used to inform each student's GCSE target grade in his/her chosen subjects.
Each student will be expected to make significant progress in relation to this starting point as he/she progresses through the academic year.
This information will be used by Faculty Heads and Subject Leaders and Subject Teachers to inform curriculum planning where course content, resources, schemes of work, lesson plans, study routines, homework tasks and continuous assessments will be tailored to meet the needs, aptitudes and interests of every learner.
Baseline data will also be shared with pupils and parents to help each student set and achieve/exceed his/her target grades.
Students' GCSE targets will also be shared with the CEAIG advisor who will work with each student to plan career pathways for Post-16.
Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) data will also be used to understand our learners better and to help build students' confidence in their own ability.
SEN and IEP data will be used extensively to support each student with SEN and to formulate subject-specific learning plans designed to encourage and support all learners to achieve their learning goals. Access Arrangements will be in place to support each student through the assessment and examinations process. These arrangements will underpin all assessment routines in the school.
Interim and Formal Assessments
There will be four points of assessment in each academic year and these will be used to map and evaluate progress and to work in partnership with pupils and parents to review learning targets and enhance progress. The final point of assessment for Year 12 will be in April 2019 as they will complete external examinations for all GCSE subjects between May and June 2019 and these results will be available in August 2019.