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YEAR 7 - 08 October 2021 Baseline Assessments


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08 October 2021

Dear parents and carers

Baseline Assessments 

We run a series of assessments at the beginning of Year 7 each year to help us understand what our students already know, to help plan the most relevant teaching and to identify where to provide additional support in learning. 

We have been impressed by how well Year 7 students have conducted themselves in completing their CAT4 assessments this term.

Next week all Year 7 students will be completing a series of baseline assessments in English, Maths and Science.  The assessments are called ‘GL Assessments’ and will take place in subject classes through the week.  There will be small changes to the timetable to give students enough time to complete assessments as well as they can.  There is no requirement for your son/daughter to revise for these assessments. 

Towards the end of Year 7 students will complete a second series of GL Assessments to help us understand the progress they are making and to help us plan the most effective teaching and learning through Year 8.

Yours sincerely, 

Lesley Evans

Deputy Headteacher