Posted on: September 7th 2021

Year 7 Baseline Assessments and Reading and Spelling Tests

Dear Parents/Carers
 
Year 7 Baseline Assessments and Reading and Spelling Tests
Weeks beginning 13th and 20th September 2021
 
Your son/daughter will sit GL Assessments, which are national exams, in the following: English, Maths, Science and CATs tests (Cognitive Ability Tests), as shown on the timetable below. We will also use national tests for their Reading and Spelling to check their current progress. These will take place in their English lessons during this fortnight.

Students will complete these tests in two groups as detailed below. Seating plans will be made available to Form Tutors, who will support your child through this assessment process.

Please ensure your son/daughter has the right equipment for these tests. For the English assessment, they will need their usual writing implements, ideally a black ballpoint pen (and a spare). For the Maths and Science assessments they will also need a pencil, ruler, and eraser; the use of a calculator is not permitted in either of these assessments.

We appreciate that your son/daughter may feel slightly anxious about sitting these tests and assessments. However, please be assured that every effort will be made to allay any fears and make the experience as comfortable as possible. Your encouragement and support during the test period will be much appreciated as well. It is vital that your son/daughter attends school during this period as the results provide the school with essential information that will help us afford the best support and guidance.

If you have any concerns please contact Mrs Holland (Exams Officer) or myself at the school.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mrs J Silcock
Vice Principal

Year 7 GL Assessments - Timetable

Group 1: includes Tutor Groups 7APK, 7BPK, 7CWA, 7DWA and ARC3


Forms 7APK, 7BPK and ARC3 will sit their assessment in the Kingsham Hall
Forms 7CWA and 7DPA will sit their assessments in the Kingsham Gym

Group 2: includes Tutor Groups 7FRA, 7GMO, 7HMO and 7JPK

Forms 7FRA and 7GMO will sit their assessment in the Kingsham Hall
Forms 7HMO and 7JPK will sit their assessments in the Kingsham Gym

GL Assessments