Examinations and Internal Assessments
This page will be updated throughout the year to provide information on examinations and results collection.
At Brentside High School we have annual internal assessments for all year groups, with Year 10 and 12 both having two sets of assessments in preparation for their final examination year at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 respectively. These assessments are synoptic so that students develop their ability to recall and apply knowledge of topics covered throughout the year/course, rather than only the most recently taught material.
These assessments are designed to: assess students’ knowledge and understanding at each stage of the curriculum; identify misconceptions and receive teacher feedback to address them; develop students’ revision skills, specifically to recall and apply knowledge from the entire course; ensure students are familiar with the expectation surrounding examinations so this becomes routine; and celebrate outstanding progress as a community.
The timetable for each set of assessments will be published several weeks in advance to support students in planning their revision. Guidance on what to revise for each subject will be shared on SMHW and both assemblies and form time will be devoted to developing revision skills.