Assessment & Reports
Students at King Arthur’s are assessed in core subjects every six weeks. We monitor the progress of students and share updates with Parents / Carers through our reports. Assessment in schools has gone through a great deal of change over recent years and we are still going through a period of change now. Our school Youtube Channel has videos to help you understand the language of our reports.
In September 2016 year groups will use the following for assessment:
Year 7 – “Can Do” Statements linked to age related expectations. As a school we moderate these expectations through our discussions with local schools and through our membership with PiXL (Partners in Excellence)
Year 8+9 – Level descriptors
Year 10+11 – In some subjects GCSE examinations are now graded 1-9 (9 being the highest), in other subjects the GCSE still uses grades A*G.
If you have any questions regarding assessment data or your child’s progress it is important to contact your child’s tutor, subject teacher or Key Stage Coordinator.
What is CAT4?
Your child has taken the Cognitive Abilities Test Fourth Edition (CAT4) which assesses how well a student can think about tasks and solve problems using a range of different questions.
Some tasks involved thinking about shapes and patterns (Non-verbal Reasoning), some with words (Verbal Reasoning) or numbers (Quantitative Reasoning) and, finally, some questions were answered by thinking aboutshape and space together and imagining a shape being changed and moving (Spatial Ability).