Exam Information – Year 11

This page contains useful information about our assessment systems and qualifications that are relevant now that your child is in Year 11.

Key Internal Assessment and Reporting Dates

Assessment in Lessons and Reviewing Progress

Attitude to Learning

Key Internal Assessment and Reporting Dates

External (actual) exams Timetable for Summer Exams 2023:
Mock exams

w/c 31st October 2022
Students have a ‘mock results day’ on Friday 18th November 2022

Further mock exams will take place w/c 20th February 2023  in the core subjects

Progress reviews 14th November 2022
16th January 2023 (Attitude to Learning only)
6th March 2023
8th May 2023 (Attitude to Learning only)
Data will be available on the SIMs Parent App shortly after these dates, once the information has been collated.
Full report home 31st March 2023
Parents’ evening 24th November 2022

Assessment in Lessons

We regularly use assessment within lessons to ensure that our students are making progress at, and to inform our future teaching. This assessment may come in many different forms, such as essays, small tests, multiple choice questions or past paper problems. 

Within each subject, teachers will use these regular assessments in lessons to check that students are progressing towards the relevant end points in their subject area.

JCQ Regulations

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Reviewing Progress

Up to four times a year each subject reports on student progress within their area. Staff judge students based on regular and recent assessment as follows:

Following assessment, students receive one of three judgements:Emd, Horsforth School and Sixth Form
Any student who is marked as ‘D’ will receive a SMART target to help improve their progress.

Attitude To Learning (ATL)

We report on the ATL of every student at all four of our reporting points each year.  Learners receive an ATL score from each individual subject.

A positive Attitude to Learning (ATL) plays a vital part in raising the outcomes for students at Horsforth School. We expect all learners at our School to achieve the maximum possible ATL, regardless of academic ability.

Each Horsforth Learner is judged on a scale of 1-6, with 4 being the minimum standard expected.

We report on the ATL of every student at our four reporting points each year.  Learners receive an ATL score from each individual subject.

An average ATL of 5 or more will be rewarded with a ‘Fab 5’ extended lunch, where eligible students can enjoy an extra twenty minutes of lunch break with other Fab 5 learners.

Students who fall close to or below the minimum ATL expectation may be placed on an ATL report by either a Form Tutor, Year Co-ordinator, Pastoral and Behaviour Officer or a member of the Senior Leadership Team. An ATL report monitors the attitude to learning in each individual lesson to highlight areas where the learner may require support or intervention.

Progress Review information is available electronically if you download the SIMs Parent App here.

Atlchart, Horsforth School and Sixth Form

Attitude To Learning (ATL) Superstars


We recognise the achievements of 20 students in each year group with the highest average ATL, and the 10 who improve the most, via our ‘ATL superstars initiative.

Atl Superstars, Horsforth School and Sixth Form