Pupils in Key Stage 3 are assessed throughout the year to enable us to continually monitor their progress in each core subject. 

Key Stage 3 pupils do not have a series of summer examinations in the same way that Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 pupils do, but we thought it would be helpful to share with your when each core subject plans to assess your child during this summer term. 

Key Stage 3 Summer Assessments

SubjectLast Year 7 AssessmentsLast Year 8 AssessmentsLast Year 9 Assessments
EnglishWeek Beginning
Week Beginning
Week Beginning
MathematicsWeek Beginning
Week Beginning
Week Beginning
Science5/7/20215/7/2021Skills Test – 28/6/21
Knowledge Test – 5/7/21
Religious Education28/6/2128/6/215/7/21
Modern Foreign Languages5/7/2126/6/215/7/21

Your child’s teacher will provide them with guidance and advice on how to prepare for these assessments. You can view what is being currently taught in your child’s subject by visiting  https://barrbeaconschool.co.uk/curriculum/

Our subject specialists recommend the following revision guides, however it is not essential to purchase all of these. Your child will have all the required information in their books.

SubjectRecommended study guide
EnglishCGP KS3 English Complete Revision & Practice (Paperback)ISBN: 9781847621566
MathematicsHigher tier Mathematics:  KS3 Maths complete revision & Practice – Higher (with online edition) CGP ISBN: 9781841463834 Support tier Mathematics: KS3 Maths Complete Revision & Practice – Foundation (with online edition) CGPISBN: 9781789082449 
Science Year 7 and 8: KS3 Revision Guide CGP. ISBN-13 9781841463858 (this will cover most of what we teach but as our course is bespoke it will not be an exact match).
FrenchKey Stage Three –French  The Study Guide (from CPG)·         ISBN: 9781841468303·         (also available as a work book, ISBN: 9781841468396)
GermanKey Stage Three –German  The Study Guide (from CPG), ISBN: 9781841468402·         (also available is a Work Book, ISBN: 9781841468495)
Geography CGP Key Stage 3 Geography.  Revision and Practice Book. ISBN- 1841463922
History KS3 History complete revision and practice, CGP books ISBN:978-1841463919
Religious Education CGP Key Stage 3 Religious Education.  Revision and Practice Book. ISBN-1782941851

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