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Year 7 - Unit 1 Assessment

Re: Unit 1 Assessment fortnight 21st November -2nd December 2022, Year 7 

Dear GA Family

We are writing to share with you your child’s end of Unit 1 Assessment timetable which starts from Monday 21th November 2022.  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 21st and 28th November 2022.

What are the KIP assessments?

  • The assessment is made up of 50 words from your child’s Knowledge Organiser for each subject. 
  • All students in a year group sit the same assessments
  • 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.  
  • On Friday 9th December 2022 you are invited to our Academic Review Evening where we invite parents to come and discuss the progress of their child as they come to the end of Unit 1 and their first school term of year.  You will receive the report at this time.
  • 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 Ms Jones using the email

We look forward to studying and celebrating with you soon.

Yours sincerely

Miss C Jones

Assistant Head

Year 7 Assessment Timetable


Week A

Week 11

Monday 21st November

Tuesday 22nd November

Wednesday 23rd November

Thursday 24th November

Friday 25th November

Period 1 


7L Science

7O Maths

7U Science


7G Science

7U Religious Studies

7C Geography

7CA Drama

7EX Music

7YO Food

7BR Art

7O Maths MA

Period 2 10:05 - 11:00

7L English

7U Geography


7U Maths 

7C History










Period 3 11:20 - 12:15


7G History

7O Geography

7U Spanish

7C Maths


7C English

7U English 

7O History

7U History


Period 4 12:15 - 13:10

7G Spanish

7G English

7L Geography

7O English

7C Science

7BR Music

7EX Drama

7OX Food

7WA Art

7G Maths

7L Maths MA

7C Maths MA







Period 5 13:45 - 14:40


7G Geography

7L History

7C Religious Studies

7O Science

7L Maths 

7BR Food



7G Maths MA

7U Maths MA

Week B

Week 12

Monday 28th November

Tuesday 29th November

Wednesday 30th November

Thursday 1st December

Friday 2nd December

Period 1

9.25 - 10.20




7WA Drama


7O Religious Studies

Period 2

10.20 – 11.15




7L Religious Studies

7BR Drama


7EX Music

7WA Food

7YO Art


7CA Food

7EX Food

7OX Art


7YO Drama


7OX Drama


7L Spanish


Break 11:15 – 11:35






Period 3

11:35 - 12:30

7G Religious Studies


7C Spanish




Period 4

12:30 - 13:25


7EX Art





7O Spanish



Lunch 1:25-14:00






Period 5 14:05 - 15:05





7CA Art