In Years 7, 8 and 9, we use the Lancashire Assessment Programme to track progress and assess pupil work. In Years 10 and 11, we use advice and guidance from the examination boards to support us in accurately tracking the progress of our young people.
Booklets are published for every student each year, that outline our methods of assessment and how students and parents/carers can respond to Academic Monitoring grades. These booklets are also available from the School Office by request.
Formal internal assessment can take many forms, from project work through to a formal timed examination. In Years 7, 8 and 9 students are formally assessed by a written exam at least once a term in each subject with a final, timed examination being taken in the summer term. The results of this final exam are shared with parents/carers and are noted on the final Academic Monitoring Report of the year.
In Years 10 and 11, formal assessments are often more regular within subject areas and students can expect to be formally assessed at least once a half term. These exams are good preparation for the external exams at the end of a qualification and aim to test all knowledge and skills throughout a course of study. In Year 11, examinations take place in a formal examination room in November and February. The outcomes of each set of examinations are communicated to parents/carers through the Academic Monitoring process and informs future teaching and learning activities.