Assessment

 

At Ark Academy, we regularly assess pupils’ academic potential and progress. We place importance on accurate and thorough assessment so that we know exactly what has been learnt and what has to be revisited or re-taught. Wherever possible, students are placed in relevant groups with appropriate challenge and support.

Formative assessments take place in lesson each half term and key cumulative assessments take place before the end of every term. End of year summative exams take place once the external GCSE and A Level examinations have finished. Parents are informed of their child’s progress after each termly assessment point which of course includes the end of year results. After each assessment point, we have a full Review Week. During review lessons, teachers and pupils explore exactly what steps need to be taken to move each child to the next level of success. 

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