Student Reading

We use Renaissance Learning to ‘Star Test’ you, which assess your reading age.

From this test, you will receive a reading age and ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development). The ZPD gives you a numerical range (for example 4.0 – 6.3). These numbers correspond to book ratings, which are labelled on the books in our library. This enables you to select books that are suitable for your reading ability.

If your parents want to find out more information about this, please click here.

See the two websites below to find out book ratings and suitability, and to access comprehension quizzes on books.

At this site pupils can quiz on books they have completed. It checks their comprehension of what they have read and keeps a log of their progress.

At this site, pupils can search books and find out the rating of the book to see whether it is a suitable book for them to read. They can check the number rating of the book and see if it is within their ZPD.

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National association of
Able Children in England

Cornelius Vermuyden are an official member of NACE (National association of Able Children in England).

Not only does this partnership support our development of our highest achieving pupils, it supports the development of every pupil in the school. We are committed to ensuring that a high level of challenge exists in the classroom in every lesson and to help potential convert to success and happiness for our pupils. We are firm believers that "rising tides lift all ships" and that if all students have a daily diet of challenging experiences at school and beyond, then this will help support their educational and personal development as learners and as people. Yet, as our 2016 GCSE results showed, those who come to us classed as more able achieve incredible results – for example, Callum Cuthbert leaving the school with 11 A* grades is an achievement that is not just well above the national average in terms of progress and achievement, but one that should be celebrated in terms of the school's work with its high achieving pupils.

However, here at Cornelius Vermuyden, we promote the ethos that all children must be given access to a positive mindset in terms of their learning. The message is clear; all young people are capable of reaching any goal they set their mind to if they are challenged and show a positive attitude to self - improvement . Cornelius Vermuyden places challenge and the importance of a 'growth mindset' at the heart of its teaching and learning vision for our pupils and our association with NACE is supporting this commitment to all pupils at the school.

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