At Al Arqam Academy, we ensure effective assessment by assessing student progress in what they are learning. This may be a new skill, concept or fact. Teachers also let children know what they are expected to learn by the end of each lesson, how well they are doing in the lesson and what they need to do next to make more progress. A wide variety of assessment procedures are used. This includes class work, homework, projects, tests and examinations. Parents are kept informed of their child’s progress via comments in exercise books, through the diary, reports and parent teacher conferences. 

Assessment procedures are as follows:

Diagnostic Assessments: Beginning of every year in Eng. Maths, Arabic.

Ongoing Assessments: include teacher observations as well as an agreed upon criteria of the entire year group (rubrics)

English Assessment at the end of each unit:

---include essential targets/objectives of the unit and must include a minimum of one (each) of the following:

  • Reading Task
  • Writing Task 
  • Completion of a task that clearly demonstrates the learning outcomes of specified unit 

Maths Assessments at the end of each block used as an ongoing picture of how students are progressing individually and as a class.

Science Assessments – end of unit

Arabic Assessments: Click Here

Ongoing Assessments include:

  • Weekly test
  • Spelling and Vocabulary test 
  • Mental maths skills 
  • End of term Assessments (Term 1 and 2 )- Check up of termly attainment targets 
    • Leveled Maths assessment
    • Leveled reading comprehension and writing assessment for English
  • End of Term 3 Assessments
    • SAT s and Optional Tests (Years 2-6)
    • End of Year Leveled Diagnostic Assessment (Year 1 only) in English, Maths are undertaken to ensure progress is being made 


  • Report cards are distributed at the end of each term. The report cards are designed to reflect the progress of your child in Primary school and not a number grade or percentage. Levels are also used to indicate where your child is in terms of the standards of the British National Curriculum.
  • Parent meetings are held after the distribution of report cards to allow for brief discussion of what the report means and how you can help your child. If you require a longer meeting please arrange for a separate time to meet with the teachers.