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
Bus timetable for the early bus for exam candidates when there is a GCSE paper in the morning
This gives the arrangements for the Blackburn bus which is run to enable students to come in early for final revision when they have a GCSE paper in the morning. Arrangements for the Preston minibus are made with Mrs Laverty (Deputy Headteacher)
Modified Year 11 lesson timetable for GCSE exam series 2019
Each year we amend the Year 11 timetable during the GCSE series so that they get a final revision session with their teacher in the 24 hours before the exam. The amended timetable is attached.
Statement of entry letter for GCSE summer 2019
All statements of entry must be returned by Wed 13th Feb
Year 8 & 9 examination timetable
This is the timetable for the examinations in January 2019
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