Assessment at Cardinal Newman Catholic School aims to let students understand where they are on their learning journey and what subject specific knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make progress in each subject.
The assessing of students is an ongoing process and gathers evidence from a variety of sources including: classroom observation, written work in the classroom, homework, school tests and assessments, predictions based upon prior attainment, KS2 National Curriculum tests or GCSE/BTEC/NVQ examinations
We monitor students progress using a Progress Pathway which calculates the progress a student has made by the end of KS2 to the end of KS4.
We also want to set high expectations and raise our students’ ambitions and aspirations and encourage them to take a positive and responsible attitude to learning.
You can find out more information about how we monitor student progress here: Progress Pathways and Attitude to Learning
Each student receives a full written report annually; in addition, the results of the ‘Progress Checks’ are reported to parents/carers. The Progress Check Report shows the amount of progress made in each subject and the current Progression Profile as well as the attendance. Parents/carers will receive a full written report once a year and have the opportunity to discuss their child’s performance, in the different subject areas, at the consultation evening for each year group.
Students are rewarded and recognised for excellent effort and/or outstanding performance. There are rewards when 50, 100 and multiples of 50 achievement points are received. In addition, letters are sent home as a commendation for a particular piece of work or good deed.