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Learning at BVGA

Assessment

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Our approach to assessment: 

  • Assessment is a vital part of the learning process.  Assessment is continuous, with questioning, quizzing, tests,
  • presentations and practice exam tasks built into the curriculum. 
  • Assessment allows teachers to check understanding effectively, and to rapidly identify and correct misunderstandings. 
  • Assessment allows students to embed and use their knowledge and to develop their understanding. 
  • Verbal and written feedback on assessments is shared with students as part of the learning process.  
  • Progress in every subject is reported to parents via reports to parents and at Parents’ Evening.  
      

In addition to continuous assessment in lessons, students sit the following formal assessments: 

Year 7 baseline assessments (and CATs in 2021 due to the cancellation of KS2 SATS)  

Year 7, 8 and 9 end of year exams 

Year 7, 8 and 9 reading age assessments 

Year 10 end of year mock GCSE exams 

Year 11 mock GCSE exams 

Year 11 GCSE examinations 

Year 12 end of year mock A Level and Applied exams 

Year 13 mock A Level and Applied exams 

Year 13 A Level and Vocational Exams