At Key Stage Three students are assessed in class at the end of each scheme of work. These assessments will be based on the knowledge and skills that have been the focus in the unit. An overview of these can be found on our subject maps on each subject page. There is also a Knowledge Organiser for each scheme on the subject pages.
Students will all be awarded a percentage grade after each assessment. This will give them and you a clear idea about how much they have learned in the unit of work. While students do not have a target set for them at Key Stage Three, all students should be aiming for 100% in every assessment.
The assessment will be revisited in a later lesson to ensure students have a chance to work on the areas they need to improve.
We collate all these assessments together and, on your child's report, they will be awarded an average of these marks. This will show you an overview of their current learning in each subject.
In the more practical subjects, students will receive a numerical grade from 1-8. These are based on clear grade descriptors that are shared with students at the start of each scheme of work. Please see the subject pages for further details.
The other information we share with you three times a year is your child's Application to Learning score for each subject. This gives a great indication of how well they have applied themselves to their studies. All students should be aiming for a 1 in every lesson.
These are the grade descriptors used for Application to Learning.
You can see a presentation here that we sent out to parents explaining our data journey at Key Stage Three.