How often do assessments take place?

A formal, summative assessment usually take place at the end of topics and units, these are termed common assessments because students across the year group sit the same assessment.  Students across a year group don’t sit the common assessment at the same time because due to timetabling they have a subect at different times in the week from each other e.g. History class A will have their history lessons at a different time to History class B. 


Formative assessments, both formal and informal, happen throughout a topic as planned by the class teacher. 


For either type of assessment the teacher will clarify with students if the assessment is something that should be prepared for and provide the necessary resources. 


Year 10 exams happen in June each year and Year 11 mock exams take place in November and February each year.