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Unit 2 Assessments 21st March - 1st April 2022 Year 9

Dear Parent/Carer of the Class of 2024

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


The second assessment cycle of this academic year is fast approaching and as such your child will again sit a series of KIP 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.

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.


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     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


9C History

9G Spanish

9L Spanish

9O Geography

9U History

9C Geography

9U Geography

9BR Art

9CA Art

9WA Food

9OX Careers (GCSE Choices)

9EX Careers (GCSE Choices)

9EX Drama

9OX Art


9EX Art

Period 2

 10:20 - 11:15

9C Religious Studies


Mindfulness family session Yr9

(Mountain Rescue)

9U Science

9O Maths

9L Maths

Break 11:15– 11:35

Literacy Games

Bake Sale


Ten Tors


(marketing stand)

Fun Friday challenge

Period 3

11:35 - 12:30


9C English

9G Maths

9O Spanish

9U Spanish

9G History

9O English

9U English




9L English

9G English

9C Spanish

Period 4

12:30 - 13:25



9O Science

9G Science

9L Science

9C Science


9U Maths

9C Maths

Lunch 1:25-14.05

Unit 3 Enrichment Fair



Maths Challenge (House competition)

Working with Words


AMT Chess Tournament- R1 (Lecture Theatre)

Period 5 14:05 - 15:00



Year 9

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


9L History

9U Religious Studies

9O History

9G Geography




Period 2

 10:20 - 11:15

9O Religious Studies



9G Religious Studies


Break 11:15– 11:35

Duke of Edinburgh

Bake Sale


Discover a Genre


Cheerleading showcase

(Lecture Theatre)

Period 3

11:35 - 12:30

9BR Drama

9OX Food

9WA Careers (GCSE Choices)

9WA Drama

9CA Food

9BR Careers (GCSE Choices)


Mindfulness family session Yr 9

(Mountain Rescue)


Period 4

12:30 - 13:25



9L Geography

9WA Art

9OX Drama

9EX Food

9CA Careers (GCSE Choices)


Lunch 1:25-14.05

Science Stars

(Lecture Theatre)

Warhammer Battle

(Heartspace stage)

Art Showcase

(Art Studio)



Chess Tournament (Lecture Theatre)

Fun Friday challenge

Period 5 14:05 - 15:00




9L Religious Studies

9CA Drama

9BR Food

9WA Arr

Period 6 15:00 - 17:00





parent parade (4:30pm - 5pm) KS4 area


Evening Performance

17:00 - 17:30




Year 9 Drama performance

(Drama studio)