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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...


Top SIMS Assessment Manager Tips for Secondary Schools

I’m often asked for advice from schools who are implementing SIMS Assessment Manager for the first time. In no particular order, here are my ‘top tips’ for secondary schools: Go on the ‘Essential Assessment Manager for Secondary Schools’ course. Capita run them frequently. Your local support unit (if you have one) may also run them. Put plenty of time to one side. Expect to spend at least three to five full days developing a KS3 system. The same again...