The core purpose of assessment is to move students on in their learning in terms of their knowledge, understanding and skills. At Highdown School the two most important questions of assessment are (1) what are a student’s strengths? And (2) what does the student need to do to improve?
Assessment takes place on a range of timescales:
All students will have a baseline assessment of aptitude (MidYIS test) in the first term of Year 7.
We assess student’s progress in a number of different ways:
Students are assessed based on examination grades in Years 10 to 13.
From September 2015 National Curriculum Levels have been removed as we move to a system of Assessment Without Levels. More information on this can be seen in the attachments linked at the bottom of this page and/or viewing this short video: