The first assessment week of the academic year for Year 8 will take place on the week commencing 8th November. The purpose of the assessments is to allow teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the strengths and areas for development for each student within their class. It will also give students a chance to have the experience of answering examination style questions so that when they sit more formal assessments in the future, they will find the experience less daunting.
We hope that all students will take the assessments seriously and prepare for them through carrying out revision activities at home. To assist with this revision, please also find additional information from for each subject. You can see the topics that will be covered on the assessment, the style and duration of the assessment and information on where to find information to help with these topics.
I would also like to take the opportunity to highlight the date of our Year 8 Parents’ Evening which will be on 2nd December. This will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their individual subject teachers.
I hope that you find the information useful.