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Learning at BVGA

Assessment

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Our approach to assessment:

  • Assessments are a vital part of the learning process. They take place frequently in lessons, with tests, presentations and practice exam tasks built into the curriculum.
  • Assessments allow teachers to check understanding effectively, and to identify and correct misunderstandings.
  • Assessments allow 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 CATs (Cognitive Ability Test)

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