The Academy reports the assessment of student performance and progress to parents/carers in writing at Primary three times a year and six times a year at Secondary following formally moderated examinations/tests. In addition Tutor Days and annual Parents’ Subject Consultation Evenings are further opportunities for parents/carers to discuss their child's progress with teaching staff. Parents can also access their child/children's performance information via the online system using their secure log-in and password at any time.
How are student targets set?
The Department for Education expects that all students make progress during their time in education. This progress is measured from individual student starting points which are the Key Stage 1 and 2 Primary SATs. The progress at Secondary is measured by the outcomes at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) against the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 11) GCSE or equivalent qualifications. These are the minimum expectations for student progress.
How do the new GCSE points relate to old GCSE grades?
From 2017 for English and Maths GCSEs, and from 2018 for all other subjects, the A*-G GCSE grades will be replaced by a points scale of 1 to 9. 9 will be the highest grade and 1 the lowest. The proportion of students nationally gaining at least a Grade 4 will be roughly the same as those who currently gain at least a C. The proportion of students nationally gaining at least a Grade 7 will be roughly the same as those who currently gain at least an A. The new Grade 9 will be awarded to the top 20% of students gaining at least a Grade 7. The table below shows how the new number grades relate to the old GCSE grades.
What grade should my son/daughter be achieving?
The minimum expected grade is complicated as it is based on the actual marks in the SATs rather than the levels. The table below provides a guide to the minimum expectation and is based on Key Stage 2 SATs Levels.
The graph below shows how the minimum expectations are set for students. This is based on a national formula provided by the Department for Education and is updated every December. With the large number of changes occurring in schools, these figures may be subject to change.