In years 10 and 11, we use prior attainment from Key Stage 2 scores to calculate each student’s Target Grade. The Target Grade given in Year 10 will be one grade below that expected in Year 11.
In years 7 - 9 use prior attainment from Key Stage 2 and some practical subjects use a robust baseline. Each student is then assigned a progress pathway that is relative to each child’s ability so we, your child and yourselves can monitor their progress.
The table below maps out the different pathways a student could be following.
This is simply a guide and pathways could be subject to change based on each child’s achievements throughout their five years. As a school, we encourage all of students to give their best and there should be no limitation on their achievements. This is a benchmark and if a child works hard and listens to feedback from their teacher, they can exceed expectation.
In Years 7 - 9, your child will receive three reports per year providing a full overview of where your child is currently working as well as providing an overview of the progress they are making. In addition, there will be a focus on attendance, behaviour and attitude to learning.
In years 7 - 9, students will receive a written comment that reports progress in words for each subject. This is especially important in Years 7-9 where the information reported will be heavily based on the on-going learning in class (Mini Assessment Points) so that knowledge and skills can be built upon over the five-year journey.
In Years 10 and 11, assessment of key knowledge, skills and understanding that have been assessed will continue to be reported numerically and accompanied with a written comment to report progress in words.