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A summary of some of the topics we study are outlined in our curriculum maps:
How will my child be assessed?
Assessment and Feedback Outline Approach
The assessment timeline consists of one formal exam assessment in each half term for both year groups supplemented by knowledge tests after each Unit.
October Assessment 1 (Theme 1)
December Assessment 2 (Theme 1)
January Mock Exam 1 (Paper 1 AS)
March Assessment 1 (Theme 2)
May Assessment 2 (Theme 2)
June Mock Exam 2 (Paper 2 AS)
October Assessment 1 (Theme 3)
November Mock Exam 1 (Paper 2 A2)
January Assessment 2 (Theme 3)
February Mock Exam 2 (Paper 3 A2)
May Mock Exam 3 (Paper 1 A2)
All of the above will be exam assessments consisting of exam style questions and will be marked formally. Students study 10 units in each year, and will be assessed on knowledge and skill at the end of each unit, with the majority of this assessment taking place through peer/self-assessment.
The assessment timeline consists of five formal assessments per year for all year groups, which is supplemented by informal assessments throughout the year. These formal assessments come in three forms:
Knowledge assessments which are made up of multiple choice and short answer questions to determine gaps in knowledge and progress through the curriculum. These are used in the early stages of the course, to build up a foundation of knowledge prior to developing exam skills.
Exam assessments which are made up of exam style questions and will cover recently taught curriculum content
Formal mock assessments as in line with the school’s assessment timetables and consist of either a full, exam conditions mock or a walkthrough mock.
2x Knowledge Assessments (Half Terms 1 and 2)
3x Exam Assessments (Half Terms 4, 5 and 6)
4x Exam Assessments (Half Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4)
1x Formal Mock Assessments (Half Term 5)
2x Exam Assessments (Half Terms 2 and 4)
3x Formal Mock Assessments (Half Terms 1, 3 and 5)
The above are all formally teacher marked, and will be supplemented throughout the course with end of unit assessments which are peer or self assessed.