Cycle Tests

We regularly test our students through cycle testing, which is an essential part of our unique teaching programme.

The function of these tests is to provide a snap-shot of what a student has achieved. Parents are required to see and sign these test results, and understand their significance, so they are informed of how their child or ward is progressing academically.

Our cycle tests are conducted under exam-type conditions and provide invaluable practice in being able to complete a set task within a limited time frame, and performing successfully in examinations. We also use these tests as diagnostic tools to let teachers, students and parents know what has been mastered and to flag further areas needing consolidation.

A timetable of cycle tests is provided to each child at the beginning of the term. Should a student have good reason to miss a test, they will have the opportunity to complete them on at a later date. Cycle Tests

In Year 3, formal academic assessment begins, in the form of Cycle Tests which are an excellent revision tool for our students. These tests are taken under formal examination conditions and the results form the largest component of the student's term mark.

Cycle testing allows us to track each student's progress and provide in-depth feedback to parents and carers about a child's academic development. It also provides invaluable practice for students in being able to complete a set task within a limited time frame, and aids them in performing successfully in examinations. The tests are also used as diagnostic tools to let teachers, students and parents know what has been mastered and to flag further areas needing consolidation.

Cycle Tests take place regularly and are an essential part of our unique teaching programme. The function of these tests is to produce a snap-shot of what a student has achieved. Carers are required to sight and sign the outcome of these tests, so they are informed of how their child or ward is progressing academically.

A timetable of cycle tests is provided to each child at the beginning of the term.

Examinations

In addition to regular benchmark testing, students in Year 3 – 11 write an examination at the end of each semester. This benefits students in preparation for the HSC but also aids in allowing children the time to review and consolidate the work they have completed during the previous terms. Examinations account for the largest component of a student's year mark. 

Reddam House provides 4 annual formal reports to parents.