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Another superb blog from Referring to neuroscience, she explains how misconceptions occur. After noting the common ones, she reiterates the importance of teaching concept, of taking small steps, slowly, and of keeping cognitive load low


We wanted to thank parents and carers who attended our curriculum evening. The following link allows our KS4 options to be viewed:


To apply for the teacher of D&T - please click the following link:


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Parent and Carer Curriculum Event - Thursday 15 March from 6.30pm at Lime Tree Primary on Batlebridge Lane. Look forward to talking to students and parents.


Thank you to the 35 attendees at the MPS recruitment event last night. Thanks to the wonderful for hosting ,learn,flourish


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Assessment & Reporting

What we hope to achieve:

A KS3 curriculum and assessment model which:

  1. Is focused on Intermediate the key concepts, knowledge and skills needed for success in KS4
  2. Is based on high expectations and challenge for all
  3. Adopts a Advanced approach to teaching and learning, and uses proven effective teaching methods.
  4. Uses regular assessment and feedback, which gives all students the chance to develop a Higher understanding of the key ideas.
  5. Incorporates high quality end of topic assessments, which help students develop the skills needed to tackle GCSE examination questions.
  6. Data from assessments reliably identifies what students have/have not understood and informs future teaching and learning, including intervention needs. 

Assessment for Learning (AfL)

Assessment is an integral part of the learning process and as such, AfL will be present in lessons as an on-going and continuous process. Some AfL assessments will be Higher+ tasks. These can be thought of as “Checking Progress” activities. Following an assessment of this type there will be detailed marking and feedback, and the student will be expected to reflect and act upon that feedback during a process called Dedicated Improvement & Reflection Time (DIRT). This provides opportunities for students to develop further their knowledge, skills and understanding before the summative assessment. 

How will Summative Assessments be graded?

A new grading system is being introduced which indicates how well the students have understood that particular unit of work, based on their performance in the final assessment. This fits in with our aim to develop a Secure understanding of the key ideas needed for successful performance in KS4. The scale is:




Grade 9 - 8

Demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of all concepts and skills in a unit of work.



Grade 8 -7

Grasped the main concepts and skills in a unit of work and can apply to new contexts.

Grade 6

Has a Higher understanding of the main concepts and skills when applied to familiar contexts.



Grade 5 - 4

Grasped most of the main concepts and skills in a unit of work, and is Intermediate+ 'Higher'.




Grade 4 - 3

Grasped some of the main ideas and skills in a unit of work, others require development.



Grade 3 2 1

Foundation to grasp some of the main ideas and skills in a unit of work.


How will Targets be set?

The prior attainment of students and baseline testing will be used to band each learner into the following categories:


Typical prior attainment

Key Stage 2 and Cognitive Ability Test data

Advanced Learner

KS2 Score 110+


Higher Learner

KS2 Score 105+

CAT 7, 8

Intermediate Learner

KS2 Score 100+

CAT 5, 6

Foundation Learner

KS2 Score 90+

CAT 3, 4

Entry Level Learner

KS2 Score 90-



 As in all target setting methods, prior attainment determines the expected outcomes, so a higher learner would be expected to achieve a higher grade at GCSE level than a Foundation learner. However, we would expect them to make a similar amount of progress from their starting points.

Once a student is placed in a band, it is very unlikely that they will be placed in a lower one as they move through each academic year. However, we are very keen that students will take on the challenge of moving up a band through hard work, dedication and successful assessment scores.

GCSE targets will be based on the new GCSE grading scale of 1 to 9. Targets will span 3 grades – Minimum, Expected and Aspirational. 

So, typical Foundation learners will achieve grade 3 (D) if they reach their minimum target, grade 4 (C-) if they make good progress and reach their expected target, and grade 5 (C+) if they excel and reach their aspirational target.

Typical Higher learners will achieve grade 6 (B) if they reach their minimum target, grade 7 (A) if they make good progress and meet their expected target, and grade 8 (A*) if they excel and reach their aspirational target. 

Reporting to Parents

After each Data Entry period parents will receive either an Interim or Full Report. Associated with one of these reports, will be one Parents’ Evening for all students.