KS 3 Banding and Assessment

Students follow the National Curriculum in the Lower School.

Students are placed into curriculum blocks and groups to best support their learning and progress. Students’ grouping is varied, below is a diagram to show the organisation of the blocks and groups.

Year

Eng Band (En/Fr/Gg/Hi)

Maths band (Co/Ma/Sci)

Arts Band (Cz/Mu/Pa/Rd/Re)

Technology

PE

7

Mixed Ability

Ability Banding

Mixed Ability

Mixed Ability

Mixed Ability

8

Mixed Ability

Ability Banding

Mixed Ability

Mixed Ability

Ability Banding

9

Ability Banding

Ability Banding

Mixed Ability

Mixed Ability

Ability Banding

We aim to keep group sizes as close to 30 students as possible, especially in practical subjects like Science, Computing and PE. In Technology we try to keep the group size as close to 20 as we are able.

Student progress is assessed using KS3 grades which range from WT –> 7 (NB - WT stands for Working Towards a KS3 grade).

KS3 grades :

e.g a student attaining a KS3 grade 2 in Year 8 will be expected to attain a grade 5 at GCSE or better.

The KS3 grades can be:

Click the relevant link to see the assessment criteria for each subject

Some students also follow a reading programme.

Contact Details

Jesmond Park Academy
Jesmond Park West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE7 7DP

Tel: +44(0)191 2818486
Fax: +44(0)191 2810381

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