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17/03/23

Inspiring conversation with the : completely in line with our aims to ensure that all students can succeed, irrespective of their academic backgrounds

10/02/23

Mr Handscombe visited some of our alumni at yesterday. Lovely to see them enjoying themselves and embracing their love of learning. @ Cambridge, UK https://t.co/gH3H5k17t2

27/01/23

Just posted a photo https://t.co/WjHzZRxQc3

12/01/23

We're for an Assistant Principal - please visit the Harris Careers page for more information.https://t.co/4pSn6mhTTP

09/12/22

Just posted a photo @ St Margaret's, Westminster https://t.co/6XhyK1BYKj

08/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/3HRpblx46i

06/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/IP40OvruvK

06/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/VjhIN4Y0NF

06/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/PSX6wsO31z

01/12/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/H3uxm1XjNX

23/11/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/G6o1u1IqMY

23/11/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/4xTkfbpjXF

19/11/22

stARTing the weekend right https://t.co/ZVSLLKINVe

19/11/22

CPD for Art History teachers led by our very own Rosa Goodman https://t.co/CbDXMWLgN8

19/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/RKUpTRqmgm

19/11/22

Just posted a photo https://t.co/66Fa2bC5LP

15/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster Abbey https://t.co/tJp2YKrNRa

07/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/RKUpTRqmgm

03/11/22

Just posted a photo @ Westminster https://t.co/hwEJAfBNcc

02/07/21

What has been happening this week: https://t.co/09DaL2DhkQFeaturing workshops on sustainability, a reflection on the privilege of education and the Judgement of Paris

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All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Westminster

Willesden

Assessment Model

The Harris Westminster assessment model is another unique aspect of life in the sixth form. Here are some of the features of how our assessment model works.   

Assessment in every lesson and lab

Assessment happens every day. Students are encouraged to listen very carefully to, and act upon, the feedback they are given by teachers in class in every lesson. Answers to questions, advice, explanations are the lifeblood of learning and we encourage students to take them in, greedily.

Assessment of writing in every subject

Usually every week, and at least once a fortnight, students will get written feedback on their work from their teachers in every subject. Students are encouraged to read and think about this very carefully; it should be the starting point for a dialogue about how to make the next piece of work even better.

Students’ work is assessed for Mechanics, Purpose, Response (or a combination of these, see below for further information) or against the mark scheme for the examination specification that students are following in that particular subject.

Assessment week every half term

Every half term there is an assessment week. Each subject will set some kind of test. This may be a short skills or mechanics test or a longer examination question or questions.

Once the assessment has been marked, students produce a response, showing that they understand what they did well, how they need to improve and making a clear plan for smart, strategic next steps.

Assessment reported half-termly

At the end of every half term students receive a report which gives them a mark out of 10 for each subject in the following areas:

Mechanics: this mark tells students how well they are doing with the current material (the most recent unit); it tells them how good they are at recall, at learning for tests, at writing and working accurately.
Purpose: this mark tells students how good they are at seeing the “big picture”, at answering “synoptic” or overview or end of course style questions, at asking hard questions and at solving problems.
Response: this mark tells students how well they are responding to feedback, taking responsibility for their learning and making a smart, strategic effort to improve.
MLG: this mark is the "most likely grade" that teachers think a student will achieve at the end of a two year course.