Assessment

Why is Assessment so Important?

Assessment plays a fundamental role in learning.  It helps students and teachers identify what has been learned, the skills that have been mastered and what needs to improve. Most importantly, it guides and supports students through the next steps of their learning. High-quality assessment can have a very positive impact on students’ learning and progress.

Assessment in Years 7, 8 and 9

Assessment is changing, find out what is happening and understand what it means, we have produced a document titled Assessment Without Levels.

Attainment Levels

Attainment targets and levels have been used in Key Stage 3 (KS3) assessment since the introduction of the national curriculum in 1988. It has become evident that using these levels as a method of assessment had a negative impact on the quality of teaching.  Areas of the curriculum where students’ knowledge and understanding needed to improve were not being clearly identified.  Therefore, the use of national curriculum levels as a form of progress assessment has ceased.

How will my child be assessed?

At Acle Academy, teaching schemes have been developed based on analysis of the national curriculum content and the identification of learning objectives. The learning objectives have been designed by each department to ensure that students have the key knowledge and understanding to be successful at KS4.

Students will be assessed on each learning objective and be given a mastery statement that shows how well they have understood and been able to apply each unit of work. The mastery statements can be used to estimate the likely outcome at KS4 for each subject.

KS3 Parents Booklet

We have compiled a KS3 parents booklet with this and more information which you can download.

Attitude to Learning (ATL)

More information on attitude to learning



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