End of Year MYP Assessments, Recording and Reporting to Parents/Knowledge Organisers letter

Students in class completing their work

Dear Parents/Carers

Re: End of Year MYP Assessments, Recording and Reporting to Parents/Knowledge Organisers

We are writing to inform you that Year 7, 8 and 9 End of Year MYP assessments will commence at the beginning of Module 5.

Our assessment system is an integral part of effective learning and teaching. This is an opportunity for students to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired and what they have learned throughout the academic year. The outcomes of these assessments will determine any gaps in students’ knowledge and plan for intervention, where appropriate.

The assessments will be taking place between Modules 5 and 6 and during your son/daughter’s timetabled lessons. Students will complete an assessment in each subject. Directors of Learning and Coordinators will be scheduling when the subject assessments will take place giving at least one week’s notice. All communication regarding the assessments will be posted via Google Classroom along with additional resources to support your son/daughter’s revision.

Please support your child to prepare for their assessments by encouraging them to spend extra time on revision.  We understand that assessments may cause worry for some students. Please remind your child to talk to their teacher, form tutor or student services manager if they have any concerns.

Further details regarding our Assessment, Recording and Reporting Policy can be found below, which contains key information regarding our procedures, such as grading systems and descriptors. Wilmington Academy Assessment, Recording and Reporting Policy 2022-23

Reporting to Parents/Carers

At Wilmington Academy, reports are uploaded to My Child At School (MCAS) to parents/carers at the end of the following modules as outlined in the Academy Reporting Cycle below. Please contact the college admin for your child should you require support to access MCAS.


Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5

Module 6



MYP Interim




MYP Final



MYP Interim




MYP Final



MYP Interim




MYP Final


  • DES – Digital Engagement Score
  • CG – Current Grade
  • MG – Mock Grade
  • ATL – Attitude to Learning
  • Com – Comment
  • MYP Int – Interim MYP Grade
  • MYP Final – Final MYP Grade

Parents’ Evening

During the academic year there is also the opportunity for parents/carers to attend a parents’ evening. Meetings with your child’s subject teacher are an essential aspect of the reporting process. At these events, you will be able to meet with your child’s subject teachers to discuss specific progress and achievements as well as areas for development.

The Parents’ Evenings scheduled for the remaining KS3 year groups are as follows:



Parents’ Evening Event



Y8 Parents’ Evening



Y7 Parents’ Evening (rescheduled date)

Information regarding Parents’ Evenings will be published at the appropriate time. If you have any concerns or queries please do not wait until a parents’ evening to get in touch. Please contact your child’s tutor or Head of Year to arrange a meeting.

Parents’ Forum

In addition to the above there will be opportunities for you to attend the Parents’ Forum, which takes place three times during the academic year. The aim of these sessions is to facilitate communication between parents/carers and the school, and provide an opportunity for parent voice. We will inform you of upcoming events, current policies and practice and hear your views on provision and proposals for future provision.

Remaining Parent Forum date: Thursday 13 July 2023

Knowledge Organisers

A knowledge organiser has been produced by every subject for all students in Year 7 to 11, these are for students to study as homework. Knowledge organisers will be used as a basis of low stakes testing across the module and will normally take place as part of the starter activity in lessons.  This will help build your son/daughter’s knowledge and confidence over the course of the module and the year, so that when they have an assessment, they can use the knowledge organisers for that subject as a revision tool.  This strategy helps best prepare your son/daughter for the level of recall needed to successfully complete the rigorous new-style 9-1 GCSE examinations.

A copy of the Knowledge Organisers for Modules 5 and 6 can be found on the Knowledge Organisers webpage

As a parent or carer your role in supporting your child is significantly important. We thank you in advance for your continued support in analysing and discussing your child’s progress report at each reporting cycle as well as monitoring your child’s use of Google Classroom (for completion of homework), their rewards and sanctions (My Child At School). Should you have any queries regarding the Assessment, Recording and Reporting procedures, please do not hesitate to contact me carmen.quan@wilmingtonacademy.org.uk

Yours faithfully

Ms C Quan | Assistant Principal, Assessment, Recording and Reporting Lead