Assessment at Walton-le-Dale
We have been carefully considering the way in which we assess our students' progress and report to parents & carers. We have considered national best practice and looked to integrate it with the ethos of our school. In the documents below you will find the "Guide to Assessment for Parents and Carers" - please read and do not hesitate to contact us at school if you have any questions. The full Assessment policy is in the "Policies" section of the website for reference (https://www.waltonledale.lancs.sch.uk/parents/policies)
Important information about GCSE grading
2018 saw the widespread introduction of the new 9-1 grading system for GCSEs across most of the subjects offered at Walton-le-Dale. There is information about the new grading system in the resources below and also at this Ofqual link.
Should parents or carers have any questions about the new qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact us at school.
Assessment and Examinations information
GCSE Examination timetable 2020
This covers the period from February to June 2020. Please note that the contingency date for examinations is Wed 24th June - all candidates must be available until that date.
Guide to Assessment for Parents and Carers
This explains the principles of assessment and reporting to parents and carers - updated Oct 2018
Attitude to Learning descriptors for reports
These will help parents and carers to understand the attitude to learning grades on school reports.
Information about the GCSE reforms
This is information from the Association of School and College Leaders with questions that parents and carers may need answering about the new GCSEs
Updated GCSE Factsheet from DfE May 2018
This updates the earlier GCSE Factsheet and considers the new GCSEs that are being examined for the first time this year