Assessment in secondary schools
Information on assessment in D&T can be found at the following sites:
Examination results for GCSE, AS and A’ Level may be found here.
Assessment for learning in D&T
Good departments realise that they need to assess formative and summative assessment in D&T. Assessment for learning (AFL) provides a useful framework and solution.
Assessment for learning (formative assessment) is different from assessment of learning (summative assessment) which involves judging students' performance against national standards, usually at the end of a unit of work, year or key stage.
Key characteristics of assessment for learning are:
Ofsted considers that the most significant characteristic of good practice in assessment is that assessment is not seen as an end in itself, but as a means to improving young people's achievement and helping teachers to improve their own teaching programmes.