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06/12/19

We are extremely proud of our students for showing and at our first Christmas Showcase last night. It was truly a magical evening and we hope that you enjoyed it! Read more about the evening here: https://t.co/fcUtOAXSsO https://t.co/6byBGf28Sl

05/12/19

Our final rehearsal of A Midsummer Night's Dream, all ready for our Christmas Showcase this evening. See you soon (doors open from 6.30pm) https://t.co/OsAW6wLm22

04/12/19

7P have had a fun start to their day by looking at the structures of sheep organs and inflating the lungs. They then went on to sketch and label it https://t.co/kekaTfOUK8

02/12/19

Year 9 girls had an extra special PE lesson today as they were taught by former Gloucester Hartpury Ladies coach and current Grove RFC player, Michael Wood 🏈 https://t.co/nGueiqLyMB

02/12/19

Identifying viewpoints and practising annotation skills in with Year 8 today https://t.co/buGjCuDQZw

02/12/19

1552 batteries so far! 🙌 Drop off old batteries to school and they will be sent for recycling ♻️ For more information please visit https://t.co/CC63s5rJYx https://t.co/WOO4kkSWL7

29/11/19

Congratulations Emily for your 'Student of the Term' award, very well deserved 🎉 https://t.co/QE6Y9AZzJs https://t.co/elRz0jdW7X

29/11/19

How do we expand and factorise brackets? Year 9 working hard in Maths today https://t.co/j0UFyOYpmB

29/11/19

It's for Year 8's in PE this morning with Mr Crowe and Mr Hayden 💪 https://t.co/2cktQkhBCd

28/11/19

8P have started a Patterns and Culture project in , focussing on the Mexican Day of the Dead. Today they were drawing designs of the Mexican skulls in preparation for creating layered prints of them in next lesson https://t.co/5IJnwr4FRX

27/11/19

We are really looking forward to our Christmas Showcase next Thursday 5th December, 7pm. Tickets can be purchased via ParentPay now! https://t.co/JK1cyORNas

26/11/19

Year 8 have been snowballing their initial impressions of the poem 'Nothing's Changed' by having group discussions and joining a bigger group each time. They discussed elements of context such as the Apartheid and Tatamkhulu Afrika's biographical information https://t.co/FZmTH4vyWI

22/11/19

In Geography today, Peter was sharing his design for an earthquake proof building https://t.co/kPEIYtoL9q

22/11/19

8C preparing for their speaking assessment in Spanish today https://t.co/l2BbaDxJAa

19/11/19

Year 7 are learning about rhythm and pulse this term in . They have been working together in small groups to compose their very own polyrhymes https://t.co/qQSgz8NYql

15/11/19

Thank you so much for all your support and donations to . We raised a massive £471.96 and had heaps of fun in doing so! https://t.co/CtBsVbwNh9

14/11/19

An exciting opportunity to join our IT team as a Junior Regional IT Technician. Find out more here: https://t.co/E3Wcg0j6kE https://t.co/TurkALG2YY

14/11/19

club investigated the dangers of splashing chemicals in eyes in yesterday's . Using egg whites, they replicated the aqueous humour of the eye and added a variety of chemicals including hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide to observe the ‘damage’ caused https://t.co/4HCGmdsSxw

13/11/19

Year 9 have been perfecting their badminton skills in GCSE PE this morning https://t.co/hmjBgNYA9x

13/11/19

The Big Question in year 7 this morning: What are unicellular organisms? https://t.co/dQ65ZNHz8w

Assessment

The aim of assessment and recording is to monitor students' progress towards their target grades and to facilitate effective Assessment for Learning and Differentiation in both planning and delivery of lessons so that students remain on track to achieve their full potential. Assessment data should be used to highlight areas of underperformance so that appropriate strategies can be put into place and also to revise target grades (in both directions) so that they always remain realistic but challenging. Staff at Aureus use key information from Key Stage 2 (KS2) and from internal assessment to ensure that all students, regardless of prior attainment, make excellent progress. Assessment forms an ongoing student profile. Progress towards students' academic and social targets are reviewed during with teachers at Aureus.

At Aureus School, your child is entitled to

  • Regular testing of reading and spelling
  • Close scrutiny of class work
  • Moderation of student work against national standards
  • Tests at regular intervals throughout a subject course
  • Formal examinations prior to the writing of interim reports

In-lesson Assessment

The assessment cycle is simple and one that all teachers at Aureus adhere to. We use assessment data at to improve what is happening in the classroom; to help teachers understand where their students are and where they need to be; to motivate students and allows them to make progress and to inform parents and assist them in supporting their child's education.

In-lesson Assessment

Internal assessments run on a regular cycle at Aureus. These assessments are key points in each half-term. They give teachers a clear picture of the progress their students have made, informing their forward planning. They motivate students, helping them to understand what they have learnt and what they still need to cover. They are the end-point for the different units students are studying in their subjects, providing status and importance to the work that leads up to them and drawing ideas and concepts studied through the half-term together. They provide the content for the reports the academy sends to parents.

Targets:

Students are given clear targets for progress in individual subjects and towards overall goals through Key Stage 3 (KS3) and Key Stage 4 (KS4). Student targets are aspirational and communicated to parents at the start of the year and throughout the year through the reporting process. The school provides a clear overview of the assessment benchmarks students need to meet in order to meet overall targets.

End of Year Examinations:

Students are expected to sit end of year examinations. We believe that summative assessment provides a strong measure of progress and allows students to experience the process of examinations. The information gained from these examinations are reported back to parents and used to ensure that all students are on the correct trajectory for learning and progress.

Written Reports:

Parents and carers can expect regular contact about their child's progress at Aureus from staff as we believe that the school-parent partnership is vital in developing effective learners. There are regular, formal reporting points where parents can expect to be informed about attainment and progress. Parents will receive a hard copy of reports that will include the following information:

  • Baseline level/grade for the year for each subject
  • Current/most recent assessment level/grade
  • The end of year target for each subject
  • An indicator of whether students are on target or not at this point in the year. This is based on the flight path for that year and subject
  • Each student's attendance data
  • Each student's reading age