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Assessment

Assessment

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:

AP1 AP2 AP3
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.

Assessments 2021-22

AP1 Report to parents sent AP2 Report to parents sent AP3 Report to parents sent
Year 7 11th - 15th October

5th

November

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

11th

January

21st - 25th March 25th April 27th June - 1st July 13th July
Year 11 15th - 25th November 13th December 28th February - 11th March 25th March

Note:

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