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Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9) Assessment Policy

From 2015 onwards school assessment systems have to change to reflect the fact that National Curriculum levels no longer exist. However, there still remains a strong requirement to be able to accurately and robustly track pupil progress in all years. (especially in Key Stage 3).

To address this each department has defined what the ‘expected standard’ is at the end of each of the years 7, 8 and 9.

Grade collections will report if a pupil’s progress shows that they are ‘on track’ for achieving both the ‘expected standard’ at the end of years 7 to 9 and their own personal GCSE target. If a pupil continues to make the necessary progress towards the end of year ‘expected standards’ then they will be ‘on track’ to meet the national expectation at GCSE which is grade 5.

Each of the subjects at Key Stage 3 is listed on the right. If you click onto the subject tab you will find:

 

1. An overview of key information about each subject which includes:

  • Why the study of a particular subject is important and relevant to the development of the whole child in the 21st Century
  • The skills which students develop through studying the subject that will benefit them as a successful learner
  • How the subject will build on learning from Primary school as we bridge from the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum and move from Year 6 to 7
  • How we assess our students’ performance as they move across Years 7 to 9
  • How we track the progress of our students’ learning and skill development across Years 7 to 9

2.What the ‘expected standards’ are at the end of each of years 7, 8 and 9 for that subject.