Each student at Queen Elizabeth School sits three formal Assessment Points each academic year in Years 7 – 10, with Year 11 students sitting two before their public examinations in the summer.
During each assessment, students will be assessed on the topics they have been taught within each subject up to that point. Therefore, as students’ progress through the year and through the school, they should expect to be assessed on topics they have previously covered. Typically, assessments will comprise of 50 -75% of new content and 25% - 50% of previous topics studied. Please see below for an example:
|Year 7 student||100% from topics taught between start of year and AP1||
25% - 50% from topics taught from start of year and up to AP2
50% - 75% from topics taught between AP1 and AP2
25% - 50% from topics taught from start of year and up to AP3
50% - 75% from topics taught between AP2 and AP3
|Year 8/9/10/11 student||
25% - 50% from topics taught in previous years
50% - 75% from topics taught from start of year and AP1
25% - 50% from topics taught in previous years and up to AP2
50% - 75% from topics taught from between AP1 and AP2
25% - 50% from topics taught in previous years and up to AP3
50% - 75% from topics taught from between AP2 and AP3
Grading of Assessment Points:
This grade indicates what they have achieved against what they have been taught so far. It is likely to change through the assessment points and years, based upon the additional content that students will have studied and then been assessed on.
The grade is an indicative grade of what they may achieve at GCSE (9-1). This is based on what they would potentially achieve if they continue acquiring and demonstrating skills and knowledge at the current rate within the subject. For those subjects that are not a GCSE, a grade linked to that awarding body is given, for example Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Following each assessment point:
A report is sent home giving students and parents an overview in terms of the grade and attitude to learning of the student for each subject. Teachers then work with students on the next steps to improve and adapt the curriculum as may be required to support student progression.
|AP1||Report to parents sent||AP2||Report to parents sent||AP3||Report to parents sent|
|Year 7||11th - 15th October||
|17th - 21st January||4th February||9th - 13th May||27th May|
|Year 8||18th - 22nd October||12th November||24th - 28th January||11th February||16th - 20th May||10th June|
|Year 9||8th - 12th November||25th November||31st January - 4th February||25th February||23rd - 27th May||17th June|
|Year 10||6th - 10th December||
|21st - 25th March||25th April||27th June - 1st July||13th July|
|Year 11||15th - 25th November||13th December||28th February - 11th March||25th March|
All assessments are held in exam conditions and conducted under the supervision of teachers or invigilators. The following assessments are planned for the exams hall in conditions that are used during public examinations:
- Year 7: Assessment Point 1 – Mathematics
- Year 8: Assessment Point 2 – Science
- Year 9: Assessment Point 2 – English
- Year 10: Assessment Point 3 – All subjects
- Year 11: Assessment Point 1 & 2 – All subjects