Dear Parent/Carer,

We are delighted to welcome back Year 9 and to congratulate them on an excellent start to the school year. We are confident that Year 9 will have a very successful year and that they will achieve well.

During their time at Bishop Challoner, students are assessed in regular intervals so that we can monitor their progress. The first of these assessments in Year 9 will take place between Monday 6th November and Friday 17th November.

It is important that students prepare thoroughly for these assessments as they allow teachers to measure the progress your son/daughter has made since the beginning of the academic year.

The assessments will be completed during normal lesson time and an assessment timetable is now published on the school website, along with guidance on the topics to be assessed within each subject. Please make sure that your child refers to this guidance as it will help them to feel effectively prepared for these assessments.

The outcomes from these assessments will be very helpful when deciding on appropriate student Pathways as part of our Year 9 Pathways process that will take place in February and March next year.

In December you will have an opportunity to discuss the progress your child is currently making during our Parent Consultation Day. More details on this will follow.

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish Year 9 every success with their assessments. With thorough preparation and organisation, students will be in a position to produce encouraging results thus demonstrating the progress they have made.

As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any concerns or queries.


Best Wishes


Mrs S Whelan                                                                                    Ms H Hunter

Head of Year 9                                                                                  Assistant Head of Year 9

Y9 - Subject Information and Guidance

Year 9 Assessments