Assessment at Brookdale
- Observation (listening to / watching pupils undertaking independent activities)
- Direct Questioning
- Marking / Feedback from daily tasks completed in lessons
- Small group work
- One to one work with pupils
- Pre and post-learning tasks
- Formal assessments at the end of each unit of work
- Pupil self-assessment and peer-assessment
Following the removal of National Curriculum Levels in 2015, children’s attainment is now recorded at the end of KS1 and KS2 in relation to age-related expectations.
At Brookdale, teachers assess pupils against the National Curriculum objectives for their year group using the terms ‘Below, Woking Towards, Expected and Greater Depth’:
Below – Your child is not yet working within age-related expectations.
Working Towards – Your child is working at the beginning stages of the expectations for their year group.
Expected – Your child is working at the expected level for their year group.
Greater Depth – Your child has achieved all the objectives for their year group and is able to independently demonstrate a deep understanding; applying their knowledge in a variety of contexts.
Teachers assess pupils in a variety of ways, including formal testing. In the files section below, you can see the internal assessments used at Brookdale in each year group in the file entitles SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TESTS.
At the end of key stages of learning, children complete national tests - these are completed by pupils in every school in England:
- RECEPTION BASELINE ASSESSMENT - watch explanatory video here
- YEAR 1 PHONICS SCREENING CHECK - watch explanatory video here
- YEAR 2 (END OF KEY STAGE 1) SATs TESTS - watch explanatory video here
- YEAR 4 MULTIPLICATION TABLES CHECK - watch explanatory video here
- YEAR 6 (END OF KEY STAGE 2) SATs TESTS - watch explanatory video here