We have reviewed the assessment and reporting calendar now that students have returned to the academy site and have scheduled formal End of Year (EoY) Assessments between May 17th – May 28th.
We will be scheduling exactly when subject assessments will be within this window and Subject Leaders will communicate both the timing and topic lists via Google Classroom nearer the time. Assessments will last no longer than 120 mins and will be completed within timetabled lessons.
The results of these EoY assessments will be shared with parents and carers in Module 6. In line with our Assessment and Reporting calendar, your son/daughter will be issued with their current grades for all of their IB, A-level and some BTEC courses at this point.
The outcomes of the assessments will be used in order to review student attainment and subsequent progress into Year 13. In the case that progress is not sufficient, consideration will be given to a student being placed on report or their placement in a subject being put at risk. In some cases, students will also be required to complete a summer catch-up programme.
We will continue to prepare students for revision and preparation for these assessments through lessons and tutor time. By now, students should have a revision plan and should have started revising. We ask for your assistance to support your son/daughter by continuing to talk to them about their work and concerns they may have.
Some of Year 12 were scheduled to take external BTEC/Vocational module examinations in January this year, but were unable to do so because of the COVID-19 restrictions. There will be another assessment window in Year 13 for the students to sit these external examinations.
We understand that preparing for EoY Assessments could cause worry for some of our students, so please do remind your son/daughter to talk initially to their subject teacher or form tutor if they have any concerns.
We will continue to monitor and adapt our assessment processes in light of future Government updates and as such the details outlined above may be subject to change. We will, of course, communicate any changes in as timely a manner as possible.
Mr Forcella-Burton, Director of Post-16, is currently recovering at home, after being hospitalised with COVID-19 over the Easter break. As such if you have any queries regarding Year 12, please do not hesitate to contact Sandra Shepley via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued support and in particular supporting your child to prepare for their EoY assessments.
Co-ordinator of Post-16 for Year 12