Assessment and Reporting

We report on all years attitude/progress at 6 points in each academic year


At the end of each term (December, April, July) we will report a progress grade for all students.

For students in Key Stage 4 & 5 this will be in the form of a GCSE / A-level grade, which will include their end of Key Stage target.

For students in Key Stage 3, this will be in the form of an assessment designed to examine everything taught in that current academic year. i.e Year 8 Spring History assessment will cover content taught from September through to April in Year 8.

Progress grades will be reported that reflect the achievement relative to prior attainment. Key Stage 2 (or CAT data through assessments conducted in Year 7) will be used to determine the scores required in each assessment to ensure that pupils are making sufficient progress for their academic capability. i.e. a student with a much higher level of prior attainment at KS2 would have to score far higher on the end of term assessment in order to be 'meeting expectations' than a student with lower prior attainment.


In the middle of each term (half terms at October, February and May) we will report Effort and Engagement  for all subjects, in addition to any other assessment data that has taken place (i.e. mock exams)


Effort and Engagement


Effort and Engagement 

1 - You always work hard in lessons and independently  

2 -You usually work hard in lessons and independently  

3- You sometimes work hard enough but not often enough and you need to work harder.

4- You rarely work hard and need to work harder. 

Attainment grades

Current working grades at key stage 3 (years 7, 8 and 9) are based on a %.   

At KS4 and 5 (years 10 to 13) we base our current working grade on the grade of the course they are studying. This is usually a GCSE grade from 9 to 1 a BTec grade or Distinction Star, Distinction or Merit or Pass , at the level they are at, and for A levels a grade from A* to E

The Current Working Grade is the grade we have assessed students are working at, at this point in time as suggested by all the different assessments they have completed. 

Target grades

We are required to set a target grade for every student in each subject from Year 10 onwards. We do not use these targets in KS3.  These target grades are based on the national KS2 tests that each student takes at the end of primary school. The target grades are determined by using the Fischer Family Trust data. The resulting target grade is the one on their report in Year 10 and Year 11. 

Fischer Family Trust FFT

FFT provides data and analyses to all schools and LAs in England and Wales. FFT estimates are used by teachers to inform the setting of ambitious and aspirational targets for students. FFT’s analyses of pupil results and pupil progress, and provides school leaders with insightful data to support school improvement and self-evaluation. FFT Education Ltd is an independent, non-profit company which was established in 2001 and has links to the Fischer Family Trust.

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