Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)
Teaching the Curriculum
In every subject, pupils follow a 5-year flight path in their subject which continually builds on their prior knowledge and understanding to give greater breadth and depth to the subject. Every subject follows their own personalised scheme of work which has been moderated externally by academies who have been graded “outstanding” by OFSTED and achieve high attainment and progress measures in their GCSE outcomes. Every department has designed their own marking policy which is designed to fit their subject most appropriately. Every term marking is moderated externally with other academies who study the same specifications and who have been graded “outstanding” by OFSTED and achieve high attainment and progress measures in their GCSE outcomes to ensure best practise is matched.
Students are assessed regularly using a variety of methods to ensure that the learning has been effective and any gaps in knowledge can be addressed.
The methods to assess pupils include:
• Knowledge tests
• End of term tests
• End of year exams
• Verbally in lessons
• Using AFL Techniques
• Mini Quizzes (Whiteboards)
• Any other creative techniques teachers feel are effective in their subjects.
Students are monitored and tracked by each curriculum leader.