Assessment forms an integral part of teaching and learning at Tudor Grange Academy. Assessments provide insight into the learning and progress of students. For teachers, this can help to guide future teaching, whilst for students this information can help understanding of areas of strength and weakness. As well as allowing the measurement of learning, assessments are also very much part of the learning process. Assessments require students to try to remember information they have learned and, whether or not they were able to do so successfully, this process of effortful retrieval will make it easier for students to remember the information in the future. In other words, the more students are assessed, the better students will become at remembering information.
For a detailed explanation of the types of assessments used and the level of feedback that follows these, please click here.
Assessment and grading Q&A
The content of GCSE courses changed significantly in 2018. These changes have meant that is difficult to directly convert a numerical GCSE grade to the old A*-G grading system. However, to ensure that the numerical system was fair to students, the government has fixed the percentages of students gaining particular grades against the old system.
For example, the same proportion of students that gained an ‘A’ and above in the old GCSEs will now gain a grade 7 and above in the new GCSEs. However, this does not mean that a grade 7 is equal to an A grade as the content is so different.
More detailed information on the new grades can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-gcse-9-to-1-grades-coming-soon
You will receive a report for your child each half term.
If you have any queries that you cannot find the answers to on this page, please contact your child’s form tutor.