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Assessment and Monitoring

We use a number of standardised tests to monitor the pupils’ progress as they pass through the school. The NFER Progress in maths, Reading and Diagnostic spelling tests in English, provide information on children’s progress and Cognitive Analytical Tests are also used for information about their potential. All children have regular assessments in class.

  • Years 3, 4 and 5 take an internally written SATS equivalent test.
  • Years 6 have examinations in their academic subjects in November and May.
  • Year 7 and 8 pupils follow our new Hurst Entrance Examination Curriculum. They have examinations in the Lent term and at the end of the Summer term. They also have key pieces of work assessed in each subject throughout the academic year. The examination and assessment results will be used to assess suitability for the Senior School.
  • Pupils are selected for Academic Scholarship in Year 8 after the Lent Term exams. These pupils take a range of cognitive tests, sit a general paper and are asked to prepare a research study for a presentation to a panel of Senior School staff. The Hurst Scholarship examinations are taken at the same time as the Hurst Exam at the end of the Summer term.