Kings Monkton School Assessment in Key Stage 4 Year 10

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Kings Monkton School

Assessment in Key Stage 4

Year 10











SEPTEMBER 2013





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Introduction


Throughout Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9), at certain times of the
year your child will be formally
assessed in their subjects. This will give your child the opportunity to demonstrate what he/she has
learned in a more formal context and will help prepare him/her for the external examinations (GCSEs)
that they will sit in

Key Stage 4. Please note, these assessments will not replace the normal summer
examinations, but will be in addition to them as they will enable staff to test the development of
different skills in the pupils and tailor their learning to ensure they achie
ve their best.


On the school calendar we have set the following dates as Assessment periods:


Assessment

period

1:

18
th
-

22
nd

November
, 2013


Assessment

period

2:

10
th



14
th

Febr
uary
, 2014


Assessment

period

3:

5
th

May


9
th

May, 2014


During these
periods we will assess your child in every subject. These assessments will help us monitor
their progress and identify their strengths and areas for development.


Your child has been set an end of Key Stage target in every subject and following each
assessment
period, his/her teachers will record two progress indicators for your child:


Progress indicator 1 is related to your child’s target in each subject:


1.

Pupil

is working above target

2.

Pupil

is working on target

3.

Pupil

is working below target.


Progr
ess indicator 2 is related to your child’s Learning Skills :


1.

Pupil

is well motivated, always fully prepared for lessons and is able to work effectively in a wide
variety of situations with a minimum of direction.


2.

Pupil

is usually well motivated and prepa
red for lessons and usually works effectively with support
and guidance in a variety of situations.


3.

Pupil
is sometimes well motivated, sometimes is prepared for lessons and needs considerable
direction in order to work effectively and stay on task.

Types
of Assessments


Your child may be assessed in a variety of ways in order for them to demonstrate their skill sets in all
different aspects of the level assessments. For example;


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Sit a test



Complete a piece of written work



Compile a report or project



Complete a practical activity/experiment



Produce and deliver a presentation


Details of the assessments for each subject can be found in the subject pages later in this booklet.


What if my child is absent for an assessment?

Please do your best to ensure t
hat your child is present at all times. This will ensure that all work is up
to date and he/she hasn’t missed anything important in the lead up to the assessment. He/she will also
be told in class what preparation is needed for the assessment.


However, if

your child is absent for an assessment, his/her teacher will ask them to complete it on their
return to school, very likely the following lesson. Some staff may ask your child to complete the
assessment in their own time, for example at lunchtime or in af
ter
-
school club so that they do not miss
out on any classwork.


How will parents know the results of their child’s assessments?

Your child will be given the results of any assessments by his/her class teacher. Further details are
found in the subject pages

of this booklet.


You can also access your child’s results through the Parent Portal, and you be sent a written copy in
your child’s reports. You will also have an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress at the
Parents
Evening
.



Preparation for Ass
essment Periods

We want your child to do their best and to reach their potential. As a parent you can help your child
by:



Making sure they attend school every day.



Making sure they complete all homework set.



Making sure they are organised and have all equi
pment they need for school.



Discussing their schoolwork with them and reinforcing the importance of concentrating in class
and always trying their best.



Helping them prepare for assessments; they may have some reading to do or some revision you
can help th
em with.



Letting us know if your child has any concerns that we can support them with.


We do not want your child to be anxious when being assessed and if he/she works hard and prepares
thoroughly, this shouldn’t be the case. However, if you have any
concerns, as always, please contact
the school on 029 20482 854.


Please find on the following pages details of the assessments your child will have in every subject.


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Subject:

GCSE Computer Science

How your child will be assessed:


Assessment Title 1
(18
th
-
22
nd

Nov)


Skills Assessed




Type of Assessment


Guidance on preparation for these
assessments

Students will be given lists of resources that can be used for
revision.

Assessment Title 2 (10
th



14
th

Feb)

Developing Computer Solutions
-

Python Programming

Skills Assessed

Algorithm design using flowcharts and pseudocode;

Python programming implementation;

Formative and summative testing;

Gathering evidence of testing

Type of Assessment

Practical

Guidance on preparation for these
assessments

Students will be given lists of resources that can be used for
revision.

Assessment Title 3

(5
th



9
th

May)

GCSE Computer Science Past paper

Unit 1: Understanding Computer Science

Skills Assessed

All theory topics covered in year 10

Type of
Assessment

Written paper

Guidance on preparation for these
assessments

Students will be given lists of resources that can be used for
revision.