Assessment – A guide for Parents
Since 2014, there have been changes to the curriculum and assessment at Key Stage 3 following the government’s decision to abolish National Curriculum Levels. As a result, all secondary schools in England and Wales were required to put in place their own 11-16 assessment framework, detailing how student progress and attainment will be tracked and reported. Additionally, significant changes have been made to the GCSE examinations with the removal of controlled assessment in the majority of subjects, all examinations being taken at the end of Year 11, one tier of entry for many subjects, a change in grading system and additional rigour and challenge with some A level content being included at this earlier stage.
Changes are still happening in stages and they affect different subjects at different times. Therefore, we have put together this document to inform parents how the changes may impact upon their child.