How our Middle School students are assessed
We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of successful British educational strategies. One that we fully embrace is Assessment For Learning (AFL). AFL is based on structured feedback that’s specific to an individual, and guides their future progress, as opposed to the simple ticks and crosses of the past.
We have a specialist team of teachers whose responsibility is to ensure that best AFL practice is followed throughout the whole school. They make sure that assessment is not only a meaningful tool for the teacher to track progress and take learning further, but is also, more importantly, a significant part of a student's learning practice.
All subjects use a variety of assessment techniques throughout the academic year, including peer and self-assessment, teacher assessment of group and individual work and marking of tests. Students may also be given end of topic/unit tests in some subjects which help to reinforce the learning covered in class. On entry to our school, each student is assessed in the core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) at the National Curriculum Level. This gives a baseline from which we can track individual progress throughout the student's time in the school.