Assessment at Walton-le-Dale
For the last 12 months 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.
Important information about GCSE results in 2017
This year the new English and Maths GCSEs have been taken for the first time. These also have a new grading system (1 to 9). To help explain the new grading system Ofqual have produced information at this link here. There is also a set of answers to questions in the list of documents below.
Should parents or carers have any questions about the new qualifications, please do not hesitate to contact us at school.
Assessment and Examinations information
Year 11 Mock Examination Timetable for December 2017 Updated: 08/11/2017 (32 KB)
Information for Candidates - Onscreen Tests Updated: 08/11/2017 (40 KB)
Information for Candidates - Social Media Updated: 08/11/2017 (631 KB)
Information for Candidates - Written Exams Updated: 08/11/2017 (41 KB)
Information for Candidates - non-examined assessments Updated: 08/11/2017 (45 KB)
information for Candidates - Controlled Assessments Updated: 08/11/2017 (45 KB)
Mobile Phones Warning Poster Updated: 08/11/2017 (58 KB)
Candidate Warning Poster Updated: 08/11/2017 (34 KB)
Attitude to Learning descriptors for reports Updated: 17/10/2017 (462 KB)
These will help parents and carers to understand the attitude to learning grades on school reports.
Guide to Assessment for Parents and Carers Updated: 19/07/2017 (116 KB)
Assessment at WLD is changing and improving from Sept 2017. This document explains the changes to parents and carers,
New GCSE Factsheet Updated: 06/07/2017 (183 KB)
Factsheet about the new GCSEs for parents and carers produced by the Department for Education
Changes to GCSE grading from 2017 - explanation for parents & carers Updated: 06/07/2017 (818 KB)
This answers to common questions about the changes to GCSE grading (starting with English and Maths this year).