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School - assessment and performance
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The progress of pupils in maintained schools is assessed at the end of the Reception Year (Foundation Stage Profile), Year 4 (Key Stage 1), Year 6 (Key Stage 2), and Year 9 (Key Stage 3). In the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 3, teacher assessment is used and in Key stages 2 pupils sit National Curriculum Tests (SATS) in addition to teacher assessment. Pupils normally take GCSE, Vocational GCSE or other equivalent qualifications at the end of Year 11. There are a wide variety of pathways which students follow post 16 which lead to a range of qualifications.
Key Stage 1 teacher assessments cover
whilst tasks and tests cover reading, writing (including handwriting and spelling) and maths.
At Key Stage 2 tests for 11 year olds cover
whilst teacher assessment covers English, maths and science. From 2010 the Science test is only taken in a sample of schools nationally.
Key Stage 3 teacher assessment for 14 year olds covers:
Each year details of the results of pupils and students in North Yorkshire schools are published by the Department for Education (DfE). Each school also has a school profile on the Directgov website which is updated annually and which includes test and examination results. Key stage 3 test results are no longer reported nationally.
Key stages 4 and 5
There are a number of qualifications which can be undertaken including GCSEs, A/S levels, A levels and vocational diplomas and certificates. More information can be found on the Department for Education website.
Attainment and performance - frequently asked questions