24 January 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This term, Year 8 will sit their Terminal One (T1) assessments. The assessments will take place between Monday 29th January and Friday 9th February. Students will be told the dates of individual assessments in advance. These assessments are reported home and will be the basis for the standardised scores given on their reports. However, this should not be highly anxiety-inducing; students should try their best.  

 

One of the skills we are trying to teach our students is resilience: a ‘can do’ attitude. As such, we feel that this will give them an opportunity to learn and develop revision techniques which will be crucial for both these assessments and their future, more stringent, linear GCSEs. They will be taught revision techniques within class and assembly; however, they may need help in organising their time at home to revise effectively based on their homework and notes.

 

Assessments will take place in every subject. After this process, they will be marked and reported on at Parents’ Consultation Day on Thursday 22nd March. Appointments for this will be arranged shortly.

 

If your child is worried about this process or the assessments, please ask them to speak to their respective teachers, Ms Grattidge or myself in advance of the exams.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Ms Beard

Head of Year 8