This stage of learning favours the use of acquired knowledge in new contexts. Tabernacle School invests comprehensively in helping our students to acquire and begin to embrace values such as ethics, citizenship, cultural diversity, care for the environment, cultural relations, and valued qualities required by today's world.
The transition experience in this age group, if not filled, can cause gaps that will affect the individual throughout his/her life. Therefore, we value developing skills in students, such as critical thinking, empathy, communication, leadership, ethics, among others that will help them develop the confidence required in adulthood.
KS3 ASSESSMENT & REPORTING
With the government removing National Curriculum levels, we have been reviewing how we report to parents. From this autumn pupils will be assessed in three different ways for each subject.
The Progress grade
Teachers will assess the progress of each individual taking into account their prior attainment using the following:
Exceptional Progress (++)
More than Expected Progress (+)
Expected Progress (=)
Less than Expected Progress (-)
The Application grade
Pupils will be graded from A to D with students showing the most positive attitude scoring an A grade.
The Attainment grade
Emerging - The student is just beginning to learn/understand subject content/skills
Developing - The student is showing an increased understanding/skill level in the subject
Secure - The student has achieved a sound understanding and competence in the subject
Mastered - The student shows evidence of a deeper understanding/higher skill level in the subject and can make connections between different areas within the subject
A set of descriptors for each subject area is shown below.
As part of our assessment programme we use several sets of student data to monitor your child’s progress and inform our teaching. Some of the data generated is handled via external educational providers to give us an understanding of a student’s potential. We use and store this data in accordance with our school policy and within the law on data protection. This data is considered alongside any other assessments made throughout the year, formal or informal, to inform our teaching. As a school, we select these third party educational providers on the parents' behalf and take the safeguarding of our student data very seriously. Your child's assessment data is used to continually improve the teaching and learning process at the school. Please feel free to contact the school should you have any questions or concerns.
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.."
We provide support classes and reinforcement for our students, as we are aware that this is an important stage in their education.
Children are the result of their experiences. Therefore, learning focused on practical experiences is much more effective and consistent.
Tabernacle School recognises that each child learns in a different way, so we have develop personalised learning through study plans designed to meet their individual learning needs.
Congratulations to our Year 11's on their GCSE results
84% A* - C Pass Rate
THE BIG NEXT STEP
Leaving Secondary School and being introduced into adulthood is one of the greatest challenges of every teenager. We make every effort to ensure that this is the smoothest transition possible, offering students advice and support.