Assessment and exams
Regular Progress Check assessments (PCs) are scheduled throughout the year.
For Year 13, this includes an appropriate amount of Year 12 content. Year 12 will sit six Progress Check assessments across the year and Year 13 will sit between 4 and 5.
Supporting the PCs is the synoptic testing that takes place on a weekly basis within lessons. These are shorter, more informal weekly tests that help students to memorise and store previous content. Research indicates that covering past content repeatedly through ‘spaced repetition retrieval practice’ helps to cement the information to memory.