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
|External (actual) exams||Timetable will appear when dates confirmed|
w/c 11th October and w/c 18th October 2021
Timetable for October 2021:
Further mock exams will take place w/c 28th February and w/c 7th March 2022 in the core subjects
|Progress reviews||8th November 2021
10th January 2022 (Attitude to Learning only)
14th March 2022
16th May 2022 (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||3rd December 2021|
|Parents’ evening||31st March 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.
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:
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.
Attitude To Learning (ATL) Superstars
“RECOGNISING OUR STUDENTS WHO SET AN EXAMPLE TO OTHERS”
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.