Dear Parent/Carer,

The beginning of the Spring Term is an important time for Year 8 students at Bishop Challoner.  Students will be starting to prepare for their T1 assessments in a number of subjects (this is at the mid point of learning in Key Stage 3).  I am therefore writing to you to give you some information about these assessments, and how you can support your child in specific subject areas.

The assessment will take place in the weeks commencing Monday 14th February 2022 and Monday 28th February 2022. I have asked all departments to give me the details of their subject specific assessments, which you can see below.  Students are all aware of the importance of these assessments and they will have been made aware of their target grades by their subject teachers.

The reports will be written at the beginning of March.  This report will be made available to you on Thursday 7th April 2022, when the Year 8 parent consultation afternoon will take place.  Please note that, in the event of Covid restrictions still being in place, the Consultation will be virtual and the report will be posted home prior to Thursday 7th April 2022.

The results of these assessments, and particularly English, may result in some group changes.  This is to ensure that students are in the correct teaching group for them to make progress towards their target levels in the next phase of Key Stage 3.

If you have any queries regarding the T1 assessments, please do hesitate to contact me.




Mrs H J McGowan

Head of Year 8

Year 8 T1 Assessments