Brentwood High School and Community College


Assessment at Brentwood College


We have adopted a process called RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Attainment) to measure the progress and achievement of learners on non-accredited leaning programmes. It uses a 5 step process to be followed when delivering our learning programs and ensures that progress is measurable, attainable and relevant.


  1. Aims: are they appropriate to an individual learner or groups of learners?

  2. Initial Assessment: has the learner’s starting point been established?

  3. Challenging Learning Objectives/Outcomes: Identification of appropriate objectives for the learner

  4. Formative Assessment: Recognition and recording of progress and achievement during programme

  5. Summative Assessment: End of programme learner self-assessment; tutor review of overall progress and achievement