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Assessment at Stratford upon Avon School is designed to provide a rigorous means of monitoring student progress and whether students are on track to meet or exceed targets and to further check the security, breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of students in the classroom and throughout the year.


How do we formally assess?

Alongside the day to day formative assessment of progress encountered in the classroom and student work – we also have a rigorous structure of formal assessment throughout the School Year:

Students’ working at grade is recorded at key points throughout the year and reported to parents via

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  Working at Grade PPE/Attainment Tests Notes
Year 12 October December February July April Assessments
Year 13 October December April   January Formal Assessments



Formal Assessments are completed in conditions intended to replicate external exams (Hall, Seating, Invigilation, personalised timetables etc).

Year 12 April Assessment is completed in similar conditions to the Formal Assessments, but without individual timetables and seating plans.

Year 12 and 13 students are additionally assessed with formal tests taking place outside of curriculum time in exam conditions, invigilated by senior staff.

What other data do we report on?

Forecast Grade – This grade reflects the teachers professional judgement based on the current work produced and reflects the grade that could be achieved at the end of the course (Year 13)

Attitude to Study – This grade reflects how the student has been preforming in lesson time and is taken from the average register grade (with 1 being excellent) six weeks prior to interim reports.

 What grading do we use?

For Year 12 & 13 we use A-E grades. These follow the A-level structure with fine grades +/-