Exams and Assessment

Exams and Assessment

Ensuring that all learners meet or exceed their potential is central to the academy’s day-to-day work. Our curriculum has been carefully designed to support all students to make progress from their individual starting points towards their targets derived from their prior attainment.

We assess and record evidence of learning and progress in a number of ways in order to paint a holistic view of each student. This enables staff to work in partnership with parents to track, monitor and reward successes; stretch and challenge; anticipate barriers to learning; as well as support and intervene where required.

The GO 4 Schools online platform enables the effective communication of students’ progress, showing live data alongside their behaviour, homework and attendance. At scheduled points throughout the year, each student’s progress data is ‘snapshotted’ and published to GO 4 Schools as a progress report which show progress trends over time. These can be accessed and viewed by parents digitally.

Internal Assessment Dates

Year 10 Summer Timetable

Please find attached the timetable for Year 10 exams.

Yr10 Summer Timetable 2024 FINAL

Awarding Body and Subject Information

Please click the documents below for further information regarding the subjects taught in Years 10 and 11

Yr10 Subject Info

Yr 11 Subject Info

Assessment Framework

The Archway Learning Trust (ALT) Assessment Framework aims to ensure in-year assessment is robust, offers opportunities for trust-wide collaboration and comparability and helps us work together towards common goals to achieve the best for our students.

At Key Assessment Points throughout the year, all students complete formal assessments which track their progress, highlighting areas of strength and any need for further improvement. At KS3 there will be one formal assessments in each subject per academic year. At KS4 there will be two formal assessments per academic year. The assessments are designed to test students’ retention of core knowledge and develop how they apply this in different contexts. Content and skills are interleaved within assessments throughout the year to support students in moving knowledge from the short term to their long term memory.

These formal assessments sit alongside teachers’ ongoing verbal and written feedback to students.

Additional GL Assessments

To complement and validate our internal assessment, students sit online externally standardised tests. These tests are:

  • Cognitive Abilities Tests (CAT4) highlight pupils’ strengths and weaknesses in four areas: Verbal, Non-Verbal, Quantitative and Spatial Reasoning.
  • New Group Reading Tests (NGRT) screen and monitor progress of students’ reading and comprehension.

JCQ

Please click here to go to the JCQ information for students.
Please click https://www.jcq.org.uk/exams-office/post-results-services/ to go to the JCQ Guidance on Post-Results Services, which include:

  • Clerical Rechecks
  • Review of Marking
  • Review of Moderation
  • Access to Scripts.

Results Day

GCSE examination results will be available for collection from the main school hall on Thursday 22nd August 2024 from 9:00am to 11:00am. The Senior Leadership Team and Careers Advisor will be available to answer any questions you may have and to support you on results day. For those unable to collect their results, these will be posted home unless alternative arrangements are in place. We look forward to seeing you on 22nd August. Please remember that if you wish for someone to collect results of your behalf, a signed letter will need to be presented.

Contact Us

Lees Brook Academy
Morley Road
Chaddesden
Derby
DE21 4QX

E-mail: schoolinfo@leesbrook.co.uk
Tel: 01332 671723

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