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Lower School Assessments

22nd October 2020

Dear Remove – Lower Transit Parents and Guardians,

You will be aware from the term card that we will be conducting the lower school assessments in the week of the 9th November. These are a set of internal assessments so we can have a clear picture of the level of knowledge and understanding of the students in each of their subjects. Teachers use this information to help inform their future planning. They will highlight areas students understand well and topics which may need recapping or skills which may need practising further.

Assessment is part of normal everyday teaching and so these assessments are nothing for students to worry about. They will have been told in lessons what to review and revise in preparation for them and they should use this opportunity to try out different revision techniques. Students will not be set any prep other than revision the week before the assessments.

Lower school assessments will be graded on a 1-5 scale in which 1 is the lowest and 5 the highest. These relate directly to a set of descriptors in each subject which indicate what a student is able to demonstrate at each level.

We ask you to please re-iterate the message they are receiving at school about these assessments. They should as always try their best, but worrying about them is really a waste of time. The outcomes of the assessments simply allow us to teach them better and help them develop as learners.

As always feel free to contact us at school if you have any questions or concerns about anything,


Abigail Stacey

Deputy Head Academic