Castleford Academy

Assessment & Report Information

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​​​​​​​​​​How are Pupils Assessed at Castleford Academy?​

Our aim at the academy is to ensure all pupils embed and retain key knowledge needed for each subject at every key stage. Each lesson is structured to sequence and re-visit information and check pupil understanding through frequent testing. This regular review of pupil knowledge allows pupils to learn and remember key pieces of information and is vital in preparing pupils for the next stage of their learning. It also allows pupils to track their progress and find out what they need to do to improve. Teachers will support pupils to identify gaps in learning and show them how to fill these gaps through class intervention.

Although we do not share every test with parents/carers, we ask staff to summarise pupil progress and report this to parents on three occasions throughout the year. Each report will give information about a pupils’ target grade/step, attitude to learning and behaviour. Teachers will also write a comment and target for each pupil. Most reports (depending upon the time of year) will let parents know the grade/step that a pupil is likely to achieve based on their current progress in lessons.

The reports are our main way of communicating with parents about the progress that their son/daughter is making. When reports are issued it is also an opportunity for parents to talk with their son/daughter about the progress he/she is making in lessons. If the report raises issues, parents should contact either the subject leader (if it is in a specific subject) or the year leader (if there are concerns in a number of subject areas).

Timetable for issuing reports

YearReport 1Report 2Report 3Parent’s Evening 2019
7October 2019February 2020June 202013th February 2019 and 24th October 2019 (Form Tutor)
8December 2019March 2020July 202012th March 2020
9December 2019May 2020July 20207th May 2020
10November 2019March 2020July 202023rd March 2020
11November 2019January 2020July 202021st November 2019 and 26th April 2020
12November 2019March 2020April 202028th November 2019
13November 2019April 2020July 202028th November 2019