Assessment, Recording, Reporting & Tracking
We assess pupils in KS3 using a system based upon the new 9 – 1 grading system at Key Stage 4, which ranges across 9 Thresholds from Novice to Excellent. We report on a pupil’s attitude to Learning, Homework, Use of English, predicted grades and aspirational Grade/Threshold on a termly basis, with evaluations based upon our belief that all students should “Aspire to Excellence.”
The Thresholds are shared with students and their parents following any Formative or Summative Assessments, which allow students to identify where they are in terms of their skills and subject knowledge, and better understand what they need to do to progress to the next threshold. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of one level of progress in the course of the school year, from their baseline to their predicted/aspirational grade (flight path). Pupils will also be expected to be working at a “Secure” level by the end of an academic year, especially in core subjects, in order to progress towards the next phase of learning (Phase before Age).
Pupils and parents receive three reports each year and will also be invited into school to meet with your child’s Form Tutor and Subject Teachers. Our educators value the relationship they have with parents and understand that by supporting children both at home and at school, students can achieve the best outcomes,
For further information, please download our Parent Guide to Assessment as well as our Assessment Calendar for Parents.