Please find enclosed in this letter the dates of assessments for your son/daughter in Mathematics this academic year. Prior to each assessment students will be provided with a topic list by their teacher linked to clips on the Mathswatch VLE (vle.mathswatch.com) to aid their revision. The majority of these topic lists can also be found in the Student Drive on Google. We hope this will help you to support your son/daughter with their progress in this subject.
Some assessments will require the use of a calculator. We expect students to have a calculator as part of their school equipment. Calculators are available to buy in the school shop for £8.35 using a cashless card (this does not affect their ability to buy food in the canteen). The model of calculator available is an exam approved one https://www.calculatorsdirect.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=549). The school shop is open during tutor times and lunchtimes.
At the end of year 9 we will use the end of year exams along with KS2 scores, teacher input and assessments from throughout the year to set students in classes for Year 10.
A final decision on a students’ tier of entry (Foundation GCSE or Higher GCSE) will not be made until the end of Year 10. However we must stress that this decision is not made solely on the result from the End of Year 10 exams. We will take into account all assessments completed as well as classwork and homework. In preparing for the assessments during the year students will improve their ability to recall the skills needed for various topics and this in turn will help them in revising and accessing all parts of the end of year exam.
Year 9 Assessment Dates
Assessment 1 – w/b 4th November 2019
Assessment 2- w/b 6th January 2020
Assessment 3 – w/b 2nd March 2020
Assessment 4 -W/b 20th April 2019
End of year assessment (2 papers) – W/b 15th June 2020
Year 10 Assessment Dates
Assessment 1 –w/b 11th November 2019
Assessment 2- W/b 13th January 2020
Assessment 3 – w/b 9th March 2020
Assessment 4 – W/b 29th April 2020
End of Year Assessment (3 Papers) – during Year 10 Mock Week 22nd June – 3rd July 2020
Please note where Year 9 & 10 are given grades on assessments during the year these are based on a small group of topics and not yet full past papers.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your son/daughter’s mathematics teacher.
Dr M Dean Mrs A Davies
KS4 Manager- Mathematics Subject Leader – Mathematics