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KS3 Programme of Study Marksheets for Secondary Schools

Yesterday I was at a meeting of local secondary schools with one of Capita’s consultants, Matt Sharman. Secondary schools were keen to discuss Capita’s approach to ‘assessment without levels’ and Capita are always keen to talk to schools. The focus of the meeting was an update on the new KS3 Programme of Study Marksheets for Secondary Schools. There was welcome confirmation that the KS3 version of the programme of study marksheets will be released a...

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Top Tips: Creating a Secondary School Assessment System

I’ve just finished designing KS3 and KS4 systems for a couple of secondary schools. By their very nature they are big, complex beasts, so here’s my top tips: You’ll need help. Most secondary school systems are complex, so don’t try and do it all on your own. If you are doing it alone, expect to produce no more than 3 or 4 marksheets per day – and remember a typical school will offer 15-20 subjects...

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Tracking High Mobility Pupils

Over the last few weeks I’ve been asked by several schools for help in tracking pupils who arrive late at the school, usually because they’ve moved schools but sometimes because they’ve arrived from another country. These so-called ‘high mobility’ pupils can sometimes underachieve, so identifying and tracking them is important. There’s also an element of self preservation here for schools, as a large number of arrivals just before a keystage can adversely affect results. So...

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KS3 Pupil Assessment Tracking using SIMS

Secondary schools often come to me and ask me to ‘do something’ with assessment manager. Often they’ll be using Excel to run a pupil tracking system and they will have run up against the limits of Excel. At the first meeting we usually talk about target setting. Schools normally want to set a target based around a KS2 result or some kind of baseline test in Year 7. I usually suggest that we create a marksheet...