Science Lab at The Mall School

Exams

Exams at The Mall are part of the process of finding out what a boy knows and what we need to teach him in order for him to progress. At The Mall we use a range of testing materials and make regular contact with parents and guardians to inform them of their son’s progress, from Reception to Year 6.

Our exams include paper based tests as well as online testing to prepare for future schools. Boys in Reception class take Baseline tests and our standardised testing (INCAS) starts in Year 1 and continues to Year 6. The tests take place in the autumn term of every academic year. Throughout the school year, boys in Year 2-6 also take termly standardised online tests (Renaissance Learning) in literacy and numeracy, this helps inform teachers’ planning and support and helps parents to understand a measure of their son’s progress at more regular intervals.

Written exams start in Year 2 and in the following subjects and terms:

Year 2

English and Maths (Summer Term)

Year 3

English and Maths (Spring Term)
English and Maths (Summer Term)

Year 4

English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning (Spring Term)
All subjects excluding RS (Summer Term)

Year 5

English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning (Spring Term)
All subjects excluding RS (Summer Term)

Year 6

English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning (Autumn Term)
All subjects (Summer Term)

Beyond the classroom