Pupils are continually assessed in geography through teacher led questions, plug the gap starters and true and false statements, to name a few. Feedback is given by staff, self and peer assessment where pupils can reflect on their work and develop areas for improvement. Formal assessments are completed at the end of a topic or key area. At KS3 these mainly follow the format of questions from each unit covered and an extended question which assess pupil’s knowledge, understanding and skills. A baseline assessment is used at the start of year 7 to identify pupils strengths and areas for development.
KS4 assessments are based on past and sample exam papers which endeavour to cover several topics, allowing students to gain a clearer picture of the final exam. Practice questions are also used throughout units to consolidate and refine knowledge and understanding.