Assessment

The Purpose and Principles of Assessment

There are 3 main forms of assessment;

  • In-school formative assessment – this is the evaluation of students’ knowledge and understanding, which takes place on a day-to-day basis in lessons and through home learning. This information is used in order to inform and adapt teaching, both during lessons and from one lesson to the next.
  • In-school summative assessment – this is a summary point used to evaluate what students have learned, in order to measure their progress from an identified starting point.  This helps to identify areas for development and also informs reporting home.
  • Nationally standardised summative Assessment – this is assessment used by the Government to hold schools to account. For example; SAT, GCSE and A-Level examinations.

You will find an explanation of assessment procedures at HGS by following the relevant sub-category links.

Attitude to learning grade whilst remote learning

Engagement

Outstanding Full engagement with all work set and in remote lessons.
Good Good engagement with work set and in remote lessons.
Coasting Some engagement with work set and in remote lessons. Not enough tasks attempted to support expected progress. Participation in remote lessons needs to improve.
Unsatisfactory/cause for concern Little or no engagement with work set so far and in remote lessons. Limited or no evidence that tasks are being attempted. Participation in remote lessons needs to significantly improve.

Quality of work and productivity

Outstanding Instructions, guidance and feedback are always acted upon resulting in high quality work. High levels of productivity are displayed at all times.
Good Instructions, guidance and feedback are usually acted upon resulting in work of the expected standard. Good levels of productivity are displayed.
Coasting Instructions, guidance and feedback is not always acted upon which significantly limits the quality of the work produced. Productivity needs to improve.
Unsatisfactory/cause for concern Little or no work has been completed, therefore there is limited or no evidence that instructions and guidance are being followed. Productivity needs to significantly improve.