At the end of each Key Stage, pupils are assessed against the criteria set by The National Curriculum. For the Reception year and at the end of Year 2, this is based on teacher assessment. At the end of Year 6, pupils are assessed both through teacher assessment and the statutory Standardised Tests. (SATs). Year One children sit a 'Phonics Test' and Year Four are tested on their multiplication tables.
In 2020, the statutory tests didn't go ahead due to the coronavirus lockdown. However, the attainment and progress information documents below demonstrate the results for Frieth in the previous few years. The information includes comparisons to Buckinghamshire Local Authority and National figures.
Whilst the data in the documents gives a picture of attainment at the end of each year, as a small school with relatively small numbers of pupils taking the statutory tests, these percentages need to be read advisedly. For a more comprehensive view of learning, progress and attainment in our school, we would advise that a visit to our school will demonstrate our culture of achievement, personalised learning and challenge for all.
The key skills tested in the Secondary Transfer Test are however, age appropriate skills that are an integral part of the National Curriculum (i.e. comprehension, understanding word meanings and spelling, solving mathematical problems). The best support for pupils taking the transfer test is therefore to ensure that the National curriculum is being taught well and pupils are exposed to a challenging, high standard of teaching and learning in school. As can be seen by the highlights from our school data, this higher standard is clearly being achieved.
Further information about 11+ transfer testing statistics are available by clicking on this hyperlink to the Buckinghamshire County Council Public Website.