Assessment at Prestwich Arts College

Outline

  • Assessment reports are used to deliver the summative assessment data to parents/carers. All year groups will have three assessment reports each year. These reports will be made available via the Sims Learning Gateway (SLG) and posted to parents/carers where necessary. In years 10 and 11, students will be given their current working grade (WAG) and a prediction for their result at the end of Year 11. Students in KS3 will be given their overall stage from assessments that year.
  • Annual Tutor Reports to parents/carers will outline the progress students are making across a range of subjects, whilst also commenting on their involvement in wider school life and specific areas to celebrate or upon which to focus.
  • Reports in all year groups will provide detail of student; Behaviour, Effort and Homework with a score of 1-4 (1 being the highest).

Key Stage 2 (Scaled Scores) - these assessments highlight pupil achievement on entry, from primary school.

Key Stage 3 assessments – internal assessments, conducted in each subject, which provide additional information with regard to attainment and progress over time. Students are given a ‘stage’ for their learning, based on statements of their ability in each subject. These stages link to skills required in KS4 qualifications.   

External Qualifications – Nationally recognised qualifications (such as GCSE/BTEC) which measure performance by external verification and are compared to national averages.  

Further detail of subject assessments can be given via contacting subject leaders. Further information regarding the school’ assessment system can discussed by contacting Mr Taylor.