Monitoring & Assessment
One of the key features of any successful educational institution is that it should closely assess and monitor the progress of each student, understanding their strengths and weaknesses. At David Game College assessment of students is achieved through a combination of the following:
- Evaluations based on marked homework
- The results of regular testing (based largely on past papers)
- Feedback from tutors and personal tutors
- Information gained from baseline tests such as ALIS and YELLIS
- Previous educational attainment and school reports
- Entry tests
- Attendance and punctuality data
- End of term and mock examinations
- Classroom observations
The Director of Studies takes charge of collating key information from most of the above sources of information. The information gathered also allows the Director of Studies, who heads the monitoring and assessment process, to make a predicted grade for the UCAS application process.
The assessment and monitoring process is guided by the Leadership Team, which meets regularly to discuss reports and data that will identify those students who are falling behind and failing to make progress and then help generate individual learning plans. Parents are informed and involved in any actions that may need to be taken to get a student back on track. When a student consistently fails to improve, a more detailed intervention may be required.
For GCSE students the monitoring and assessment process is essentially the same as for A level, but specific attention is placed on numeracy and literacy. The use of ICT skills is also heavily emphasised and students at both GCSE and A level are encouraged to explore subjects through specific educational apps and the College Moodle platform.