Pupils will be assessed in a number of ways and at different stages during the year.These include periodic tests, coursework, oral work, projects, practical tests and a main examination which is held in late May / early June.
At the end of Key Stage 3 (10th year), externally set tests will be taken by all pupils in subjects specified by the N.I. Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment.At the end of Key Stage 4 most pupils are entered for GCSE. The school will aim to ensure that every pupil studies for a maximum of 9 and minimum of 5 GCSE subjects or equivalent.Mock GCSE examinations will be held early in the Spring Term. Some pupils will study Applied GCSEs and Occupational Studies courses and a small number will be involved in the ‘Wider Key Skills’ and ‘Certificate of Personal Effectiveness’ programmes (equivalent to 2 GCSEs), provided through the Youth Service of the Western Education & Library Board.
All pupils will receive a written annual report, but parents are welcome to ask for a progress report from the Head of Year at any time during the year.
At the end of 12th Year all pupils receive a Progress File which can be presented to prospective employers or added to if the student proceeds to further education.
Please see Inset materials about information regarding other Courses and Programmes.
At Post 16 Level students will have opportunity to study up to 3 ‘A’ Levels provided through the collaborative Learning Community in the Roe Valley.