At Saltash, our assessments are used to inform our planning, ensuring we respond to the emerging needs of our students. We ensure students know how well they are achieving and their next steps to improve. Our curriculum is carefully planned and sequenced in order to build conceptual knowledge and understanding, and assessment helps us to identify and address misconceptions.  

We regularly check recall of knowledge in lessons, using questioning, quizzes and ‘Do It Now’ tasks. In Years 7-11 students sit a termly ‘application check’, which may be in the form of an exam paper for Key Stage 4. These assessments are designed to check how well students can apply their learning, so that the class teacher can be confident that students are ready to move on.  

Students sit formal examinations at the end of Year 11 and Year 13. 

September 2020 – Changes to Assessment and Reporting

Final Changes to Assessment and Reporting HT 3



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