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Unit 2 Assessment fortnight 13th - 24th of March 2023, Year 9

Dear GA Family

We are writing to share with you your child’s end of Unit 2 Assessment timetable which starts from Monday 13th of March.  We are also writing to give you information about how you can support your child to succeed in these assessments.

Assessment overview

The second assessment cycle of this academic year is coming up. Your child will set a series of KIP assessments (Knowledge is Power) and a maths checkpoint which will allow them to show their learning from the past twelve weeks. Assessments take place in their usual lessons between 13th and 24th March 2023.

What are the KIP assessments?

  • The assessment is made up of 50 words from your child’s Knowledge Organiser for each subject for this unit, as well as testing 25 words from your child’s Knowledge Organiser from unit 1. 
  • They are made up from the words they study at the beginning of every lesson as a ‘KIP quiz’ and practise every day as part of their homework
  • In mathematics, your child will also complete a checkpoint to assess their ability to apply the key knowledge, which will be reported to you
  • Students with additional needs will have had the support they need to access the test so they are not at a disadvantage.

What happens after the assessments?

  • We will reset the classes for Unit 2  to ensure that students are accessing the right support to progress even further as they enter the next thirteen weeks of the school year.  
  • You will receive a report with the overview of their percentage in each KIP subject, their rank and the progress that your child has made.
  • If your child misses an assessment, they will be expected to stay behind after school when they are next in to complete the missed assessment. We will send you a text message to let you know if this is the case.  If they fail to do this they will receive a zero score for that assessment, which will affect their setting for the next academic year. 

How can I support my child to prepare for the assessments?

  • Encourage them to complete their daily Knowledge Organiser homework in their homework book
  • Encourage them to make flashcards for the terms in the Knowledge Organiser that they don’t remember - they can collect flashcards from their Achievement Leads
  • Test them on the terms and definitions on these flashcards
  • Ensure your child knows what assessments they have on what days using the timetable below (they will also have this printed on card)

What homework do students do in weeks 11,12 & 13? 

  • During these weeks your child’s Homework practice book will be used to practice any definitions from their Knowledge Organiser that they do not know. 

If you have any questions around assessments at all please contact Mr Meldrum using the email

We look forward to studying and celebrating with you soon.


Yours sincerely


Mr W Meldrum

Deputy Headteacher          


Year 9 Assessment Timetable

Week B

Week 11

Monday 13th March 2023

Tuesday 14th March 2023

Wednesday 15th March 2023

Thursday 16th March 2023

Friday 17th March 2023 

Period 1


9C Maths

9G Spanish

9L English

9O History

9U Science

9C Spanish

9G English

9L Religious Studies

9O English


9C English

9L Science

9O Spanish

9U Spanish

9C Geography

9L Maths


9G History

9U History

Period 2 10:20 - 11:15

9BR Music

9O Geography

9C Religious Studies



9WA Drama

9EX Food

Break 11:15– 11:35






Period 3 11:35 - 12:30


9C Science

9O Science

9U English

9G Geography

9O Maths


9G Maths

9L History



9U Maths

Period 4  12:30 - 13:25


9CA Art



9G Science


9L Geography

9U Geography

Lunch 13:25-14:05






Period 5 14:05 - 15:00

9L Spanish

9O Religious Studies

9C History



9CA Drama

9BR Food


Week A

Week 12

Monday 20th March 2023

Tuesday 21st March 2023

Wednesday 22nd March 2023

Thursday 23rd March 2023

Friday 24th March 2023

Period 1


9L Maths Assessment

9O Maths Assessment





Period 2 10:20 - 11:15

9G Maths Assessment

9U Maths Assessment

9C Maths Assessment



9CA Music


9OX Food

9WA Art


9G Religious Studies

Break 11:15– 11:35






Period 3 11:35 - 12:30



9U Religious Studies



Period 4  12:30 - 13:25


9EX Music


9OX Art


9EX Drama


Lunch 13:25-14:05






Period 5 14:05 - 15:00

9BR Art

9CA Food

9OX Drama

9WA Music


9BR Drama


9EX Art

9OX Music

9WA Food