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Unit 2 Assessments 21st March– 1st April 2022 Year 10

Dear Parent/Carer of the Class of 2023

I am writing to share with you your child’s assessment timetable which starts from Monday 21st March 2022.

Assessment

The second assessment cycle of this academic year is fast approaching and as such your child will again sit a series of assessments allowing them to demonstrate their learning over the previous twelve weeks.  These assessments will take place in their usual lessons between the 21st of March and 1st of April 2022.  Students will sit both KIP and exam style assessments.  In addition to the ‘Knowledge Organisers’ that students already carry, they have been sent an Assessment Booklet that outlines the core skills and knowledge that they will need to demonstrate in both their end of Unit assessments as well as their formal examinations in 2023.

How will you know how well they do in each assessment?

Your child’s assessment will be marked immediately and the percentage of words they get correct will be recorded by their teacher.  Students with additional needs will have had the support they need to access the test so they are not at a disadvantage.  Once we have all the assessment information we will reset the classes to ensure the right students are obtaining the right support to progress even further as they enter the next thirteen weeks of the school year.  You will be sent a summary report to outline your child’s progress.  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. 

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.

Celebration

Following on from the success of Unit 1, this unit we also have celebrations and House competitions taking place in the Assessment and Celebration fortnight.  More information on these can be found below and, in the timetable, attached to this letter.  This is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the hard work and achievements of your child, to celebrate with them their commitment to their enrichment activity, sport and academic subjects. You can attend all events in purple on the timetable, you will be required to sign in at reception on arrival and will need to be here 10 minutes before the start of the event.

If you have any questions around assessments at all please contact Mrs Pearce using the email [email protected]  We look forward to studying and celebrating with you soon.

Yours sincerely

Mrs V Pearce                                Miss Exton

Assistant Headteacher                 Assistant Headteacher

Celebration and Assessment Timetable

Week A

Week 12

Monday 21st March 2022

Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Thursday 24th March 2022

Friday 25th March 2022

Period 1

9:25-10:20

Maths L & U

Science C, G & O KIPS

 

Block 10C KIPS

History, Business Studies, Art, Health & Social Care, Sport & Hospitality & Catering

Block 10B KIPS

Geography, Drama, History, Citizenship, Religious Studies, Health & Social Care, Sport & Hospitality & Catering

 

 

Period 2

 10:20 - 11:15

Block 10D KIPS

Geography, History, Business Studies, Spanish, Art, Hospitality & Catering

 

 

 

 

Break 11:15– 11:35

Literacy Games

Bake Sale

(Heartspace)

Ten Tors

Cadets (marketing stand)

Fun Friday challenge

Period 3

11:35 - 12:30

Science L&U KIPS

 

 

Mindfulness family session Yr10

(Mountain Rescue)

 

Period 4

12:30 - 13:25

Block 10A KIPS

Geography, History, Citizenship, Drama & Hospitality & Catering

English Language  G, L, O, U & C KIPS

 

Maths G, O & C

 

English Lit exam G,L,O,U,C

Lunch 1:25-14.05

Unit 3 Enrichment Fair

 

German

Maths Challenge

(House competition)

Working with Words

 (B130)

AMT Chess Tournament- R1 (Lecture Theatre)

Period 5 14:05 - 15:00

English Literature    G, L, O, U & C KIPS

 

 

Year 10

Inter-house Football & Netball

 

Period 6 15:00 - 16:05

 

 

 

 

 

Week B

Week 13

Monday 28th March 2022

Tuesday 29th March 2022

Wednesday  30th March 2022

Thursday 31st March 2022

Friday 1st April 2022

Period 1

9:25-10:20

English Literature    G, L, O, U & C Exams

 

 

Block 10A Exams

Geography, History, Citizenship, Drama & Hospitality & Catering

 

Period 2

 10:20 - 11:15

 

Maths G, O & C  Exam

 

 

Block 10C Exams

History, Business Studies, Art, Sport & Hospitality & Catering

 

Mindfulness family session Yr10

(Mountain Rescue)

Break 11:15– 11:35

Duke of Edinburgh

Bake Sale

(Heartspace)

Discover a Genre

Cadets

(Marketing stand)

Cheerleading showcase

(Lecture Theatre)

Period 3

11:35 - 12:30

Science L & U Exams

Maths L & U Exam

Science L & U Exams 2

Block 10B Exams

Geography, History, Citizenship, Religious Studies, Drama, Sport & Hospitality & Catering

 

Period 4

12:30 - 13:25

Science G, O & C  Exams

 

 

 

 

Science G, O & C  Exams 2

Lunch 1:25-14.05

Science Stars

(Lecture Theatre)

Warhammer Battle (Heartspace stage)

Art Showcase

(Art Studio)

French

 

Chess Tournament (Lecture Theatre)

Fun Friday challenge

Period 5 14:05 - 15:00

 

Block 10D Exams

Geography, History, Business Studies, Spanish, Art, Hospitality & Catering

 

 

 

Period 6 15:00 - 17:00

 

 

 

Cadets

parent parade

(4:30pm - 5pm)

KS4 area

 

Evening Performance 17:30 - 18:00

 

 

 

Year 10 Drama performance

(Drama studio)