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Unit 2 Assessment fortnight 13th March -24th March 2023, Year 7 ​​​​​​​

Dear GA Family

We are writing to share with you your child’s end of Unit 2 Assessment timetable which starts from Monday 13st March 2023.  We are also writing to give you information about how you can support your child to succeed in these assessments.

Assessment overview

The first 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 of 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

W Meldrum

Deputy Headteacher

Year 7 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


7BR Art

7CA Music

7OX Food

7WA Drama


7BR Music


7OX Art


7L Maths

7O Science


7L Geography

7O Religious Studies

7L Maths Assessment


7O Maths Assessment

Period 2 10:20 - 11:15


7L History

7BR Food

7CA Drama

7WA Food

7YO Art

7L Science


Break 11:15– 11:35






Period 3 11:35 - 12:30


7O English

7U Religious Studies


7C Maths Assessment

7O Maths

7L Spanish


7U Maths Assessment

7O Spanish

7S Religious Studies

7BR Drama

7CA Food


7OX Music

7WA Art

7YO Music


Period 4  12:30 - 13:25

7G Maths Assessment

7G History

7L English

7O History

7G Religious Studies

Lunch 13:25-14:05






Period 5 14:05 - 15:00


7C Spanish


7O Geography


7EX Music



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


7G Spanish

7U Geography

7C Geography

7S Science


7EX Food

7YO Drama


7U Maths

7S Geography

7CA Art

7EX Drama

7YO Food

7C English

Period 2 10:20 - 11:15

7G Maths

7U Science

7C History

7S Spanish

7G English

7C Maths

7C Science


Break 11:15– 11:35






Period 3 11:35 - 12:30


7EX Art


7WA Music

7G Science

7U Spanish

7S Maths

7OX Drama



Period 4  12:30 - 13:25

7U History

7L Religious Studies

7U English

7S English

7G Geography

7S History


Lunch 13:25-14:05






Period 5 14:05 - 15:00



7C Religious Studies