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 will appear when dates confirmed
Mock exams

w/c 12th October 2020 and w/c 19th October 2020
Students have a ‘mock results day’ on Friday 13th November
Further mock exams will take place w/c 22nd February in the core subjects

Progress reviews 9th November 2020
15th March 2020
Data will be available on the SIMs Parent App shortly after these dates, once the information has been collated.
Full report home Friday 4th December 2020
Parents’ evening Wednesday 31st March 2021

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.

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:
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


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.