Lower School Assessment Calendar

Each term, Ark Boulton Academy carry out assessments with each year group to determine where students are at in terms of grades and what students still do not know or cannot remember from our teaching. From here, we plan re- teach and further assessment. The results are also used in end of term reports, to support our parents in understanding the educational needs of their child.

The exam period comprises of a combination of written exam papers and computer based papers. Written papers take place under examination conditions within the usual classroom lesson time. Computer based assessments (called Eedi) are carried out on one day.

To support students, our heads of year lead short sessions for students to provide a revision timetable and teach them how to create flashcards, in order to begin to explore the idea of revision from their early years in our school.

Below please see the current exam timetable for this term.

Written Papers

Date Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Monday 16th November Geography   Maths Paper 1 & 2
(Set 2,3,4,5,6,7)
Tuesday 17th November Geography Sherlock Holmes
English Paper (All)
Maths Paper 1 & 2
(Set 1)
Wednesday 18th November Geography Maths Paper 1 (All)  
Thursday 19th November Geography    
Friday 20th November Maths Paper 1
(Set 1, 2,3,5,6)    

Geography

   
Monday 23rd November Maths Paper 1
(Set 4,7)    

History assessment

History assessment Geography assessment
Tuesday 24th November History assessment    

RS (Set 5,6)

History assessment    

RS (set 6)

Geography assessment    

RS (Set 2,3)

Wednesday 25th November Oliver Twist English (All)    

History assessment

RS (Set 3,7)

History assessment    

RS (set 1,2,3)

Geography assessment    

RS (Set 6)

Thursday 26th November History assessment   

RS (Set 2)

History assessment   

RS (set 4,7)

Geography assessment
Friday 26th November History assessment History assessment Geography assessment    

RS (Set 7)

Monday 30th November INSET Day INSET Day INSET Day
Tuesday 1st December Eedi (All students)
English
Maths
Science
Geography
Computer Science
Science Paper Assessment   

Food Paper

French Paper

Science Paper Assessment   

French Paper

Wednesday 2nd December Science Paper Assessment   

Food Paper

French Paper

Eedi (All students)
English
Maths
Science
Computer Science
French
Science Paper Assessment   

Food Paper

French Paper

Thursday 3rd December Science Paper Assessment   

French Paper

Science Paper Assessment   

French Paper

Eedi (All students)
English
Maths
Science
French
Friday 4th December INSET Day INSET Day INSET Day
Monday 7th December Computer Science Paper (Set 7) Computer Science Paper (Set 3,6)  
Tuesday 8th December Computer Science Paper (Set 5,6) Computer Science Paper (Set 7)  
Wednesday 9th December Computer Science Paper (Set 2) Computer Science Paper (Set 1,2)  
Thursday 10th December Computer Science Paper (Set 1) Computer Science Paper (Set 4,5)  
Friday 11th December Computer Science Paper (Set 3,4)    

 

Practical Assessments

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Art Art Grid Method Drawing   

Week 6 & Week 7 of Rotation
7 Discipline & 7 Humility

8th - 18th Dec 2020

Dali Drawing   

Week 7 & 8 of Rotation
8 Courage & 8 Forgiveness

15th - 18th Dec 2020
& 5th - 8th Jan 2021

Personal Reponse   

Weeks 7 & 8 of Rotation
9 Courage & 9 Forgiveness

14th - 17th Dec 2020
& 5th - 7th Jan 2021

Drama Drama Practical -
Boy at the back of the class   

Week 6 of Rotation
7 Justice & 7 Compassion

9th - 11th Dec 2020

Drama Practical -
Curious Incident   

Week 5 & 6 of Rotation
8 Discipline & 8 Humility

1st - 11th Dec 2020

Drama Practica -
Devised Performance   

Week 6 of Rotation
9 Discipline & 9 Humility

7th - 10th Dec 2020

Music Band Performance
Band Composition
Listening & Appraising Paper   

Weeks 5, 7 & 8 of Rotation
7 Honesty

4th - 17th Dec 2020
& 7th - 18th Jan 2021

Band Performance
Band Composition
Listening & Appraising Paper   

Weeks 5, 7 & 8 of Rotation
8 Honesty

4th - 17th Dec 2020

Band Performance
Band Composition
Listening & Appraising Paper   

Weeks 5, 7 & 8 of Rotation 
9 Honesty

3rd Nov 2020, 
16th - 17th Dec 2020
& 6th - 7th Jan 2021