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Reporting Systems

We produce two types of reports:

·          Modular reports approximately every 7 weeks; and
·          Annual reports once a year

The Academic Year is divided into 5 modules, each concluding with a Module Report providing information on your child’s work and progress.

Key Stage 4 Module Report – Explanatory Notes to Parents & Carers

The Academic Year is divided into 6 modules (5 modules for Year 11), each concluding with a Module Report providing information on your child’s work and progress.  The sections below explain the information provided in this report, found overleaf.

Teacher Assessment

This reflects the level your child has worked at during the module and is a professional prediction of the grade they will achieve at the end of Year 11 if they continue to work with the same Engagement in Learning.

Grades range from A* to U (Unclassified) in GCSE examinations and Distinction, Merit, Pass and Fail in BTEC and OCR examinations.  Each grade is divided into fine grades as shown below.

 

Fine Grade

Description

1

The upper end of the specified grade.  The pupil has a secure chance of achieving this grade. The pupil could also achieve a grade higher with increased engagement in learning.

2

The pupil has a secure change of achieving this grade if they continue to engage in learning at their current level.

3

The pupil is border-line for this grade.  The pupil may achieve this grade, but only with improved engagement in learning and will need further support.  There is a likelihood that the pupil may achieve the grade below.

Target Grade

This is the grade that each pupil should be aiming to achieve as a final grade at the end of year 11.  It is based on the grade achieved at the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9) and the teacher’s assessment of the learner’s potential.  It is important that pupils work hard to attain this grade in every module throughout Key Stage 4.

Progress against Target

ET

Exceeding Target – The set target has been achieved and exceeded.

OT

On Target – The set target has been achieved.

WT

Working Towards Target – Acceptable, the pupil is within ½ grade of the set target.

BT

Below Target - The pupil is one grade or more below the set target. This is cause for concern.

Engagement in Learning

This is a measure of how hard your child is trying, irrespective of their ability.

A

OUTSTANDING – Pupil actively takes responsibility for their learning by fully participating in all lessons.  They set themselves challenging targets and use their initiative to work independently, creatively and consistently towards them.  Independent enquiry, including homework is always completed to a high standard.

B

GOOD – Pupil takes responsibility for their learning and behaviour, and participates well in lessons. They work well in a team but can sometimes be hesitant to take risks or to independently extend their learning. Independent enquiry, including homework is usually attempted, but is not always to a high standard.

C

REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT – Pupil does not learn well independently and often needs support with meeting deadlines.  They rarely ask questions to extend their understanding and would benefit from increasing their confidence as a learner.  Independent enquiry, including homework, is sometimes incomplete or lacking quality.

D

INADEQUATE – Pupil takes little responsibility for their learning or behaviour and rarely participates appropriately in lessons.  They do not manage their time or emotions well and usually give up before reaching their goal.  Independent enquiry, including homework is usually incomplete.

 

Progress against Target

The school expects all students at Key Stage 5 to be on or exceeding their expected target in each module.  The progression column indicates when this is not the case.

WT

Working Towards Target – Acceptable, the student is within ½ grade of the set target.

BT

Below Target - The student is one grade or more below the set target. This is cause for concern.

Teacher Assessment

This reflects the level your child has worked at during the module and is a professional prediction of the grade they will achieve at the end of Year 12 or Year 13 if they continue to work with the same Engagement in Learning.

Grades range from A to E plus U (Unclassified) in AS examinations and from A* to E plus U (Unclassified) in A2 examinations; in BTEC and OCR examinations grades range from Distinction, Merit, Pass and Fail.  Each grade is divided into fine grades as shown below.

Fine Grade

Description

1

The upper end of the specified grade.  The student has a secure chance of achieving this grade. The student could also achieve a grade higher with increased engagement in learning.

2

The student has a secure change of achieving this grade if they continue to engage in learning at their current level.

3

The student is border-line for this grade.  The student may achieve this grade, but only with improved engagement in learning and will need further support.  There is a likelihood that the student may only achieve the grade below.

 

Target Grade

This is the grade that each student should be aiming to achieve as a final grade at the end of year 12 or Year 13.  It is based on the student’s performance at GCSE.  It is important that students work hard to attain this grade in every module throughout the year.

Engagement in Learning

This is a measure of how hard your child is trying, irrespective of their ability.

A

OUTSTANDING – Pupil actively takes responsibility for their learning by fully participating in all lessons.  They set themselves challenging targets and use their initiative to work independently, creatively and consistently towards them.  Independent enquiry, including homework is always completed to a high standard.

B

GOOD – Pupil takes responsibility for their learning and behaviour, and participates well in lessons. They work well in a team but can sometimes be hesitant to take risks or to independently extend their learning. Independent enquiry, including homework is usually attempted, but is not always to a high standard.

C

REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT – Pupil does not learn well independently and often needs support with meeting deadlines.  They rarely ask questions to extend their understanding and would benefit from increasing their confidence as a learner.  Independent enquiry, including homework, is sometimes incomplete or lacking quality.

D

INADEQUATE – Pupil takes little responsibility for their learning or behaviour and rarely participates appropriately in lessons.  They do not manage their time or emotions well and usually give up before reaching their goal.  Independent enquiry, including homework is usually incomplete.

Key Stage 3 Module Report – Explanatory Notes to Parents & Carers

End of Year (EOY) Target

The school’s expectation is that every pupil should make two full levels of progress between year 7 and 9.  The End of Year Target gives an individual target for your child in the subject, based on their KS2 attainment and individual needs.

Targets are set at the beginning of the year.  It is normal for students to drop back one or two sub-levels between modules but between years we would expect the sort of overall progress shown in the table below.

 

KS2 Result

Y7 EOY Target

Y8 EOY Target

Y9 EOY Target

Student A

5C

5A

6B

7C

Student B

4B

5C

5A

6B

End of Year (EOY) Target

The school’s expectation is that every pupil should make two full levels of progress between year 7 and 9.  The End of Year Target gives an individual target for your child in the subject, based on their KS2 attainment and individual needs.

Targets are set at the beginning of the year.  It is normal for students to drop back one or two sub-levels between modules but between years we would expect the sort of overall progress shown in the table below.

 

KS2 Result

Y7 EOY Target

Y8 EOY Target

Y9 EOY Target

Student A

5C

5A

6B

7C

Student B

4B

5C

5A

6B

Teacher Assessment

This is the grade reflecting the National Curriculum (NC) Level achieved by your child in the subject, based on work in the CURRENT module (please note this may fluctuate between modules).

The Academic Year is divided into 6 modules, each concluding with a Module Report providing information on your child’s work and progress.  The sections below explain the information provided in this report, found overleaf.

Teacher Assessment

This is the grade reflecting the National Curriculum (NC) Level achieved by your child in the subject, based on work in the CURRENT module (please note this may fluctuate between modules).

National Curriculum Levels

National Curriculum (NC) Levels range from level N to level 8.  Each level is divided as shown in the table below.

5C

5B

5A

6C

6B

6A

Lower Higher

Progress against Target

This compares your child’s Average Teacher Assessment with their EOY Target for each subject.  The codes are:

ET

Exceeding Target – The set target has been achieved and exceeded.

OT

On Target – The set target has been achieved.

WT

Working Towards Target – Acceptable, the pupil is within 2 sublevels of the set target.

BT

Below Target - The pupil is more than 2 sub-levels below the set target. This is cause for concern.

 

Engagement in Learning

This is a measure of how hard your child is trying, irrespective of their ability.

A

OUTSTANDING – Pupil actively takes responsibility for their learning by fully participating in all lessons.  They set themselves challenging targets and use their initiative to work independently, creatively and consistently towards them.  Independent enquiry, including homework is always completed to a high standard.

B

GOOD – Pupil takes responsibility for their learning and behaviour, and participates well in lessons. They work well in a team but can sometimes be hesitant to take risks or to independently extend their learning. Independent enquiry, including homework is usually attempted, but is not always to a high standard.

C

REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT – Pupil does not learn well independently and often needs support with meeting deadlines.  They rarely ask questions to extend their understanding and would benefit from increasing their confidence as a learner.  Independent enquiry, including homework, is sometimes incomplete or lacking quality.

D

INADEQUATE – Pupil takes little responsibility for their learning or behaviour and rarely participates appropriately in lessons.  They do not manage their time or emotions well and usually give up before reaching their goal.  Independent enquiry, including homework is usually incomplete.

Average Teacher Assessment

This is the grade reflecting the average NC Level achieved in this subject by your child over all modules completed so far this year.

Key Stage 4 Module Report – Explanatory Notes to Parents & Carers

The Academic Year is divided into 6 modules (5 modules for Year 11), each concluding with a Module Report providing information on your child’s work and progress.  The sections below explain the information provided in this report, found overleaf.

Teacher Assessment

This reflects the level your child has worked at during the module and is a professional prediction of the grade they will achieve at the end of Year 11 if they continue to work with the same Engagement in Learning.

Grades range from A* to U (Unclassified) in GCSE examinations and Distinction, Merit, Pass and Fail in BTEC and OCR examinations.  Each grade is divided into fine grades as shown below.

Fine Grade

Description

1

The upper end of the specified grade.  The pupil has a secure chance of achieving this grade. The pupil could also achieve a grade higher with increased engagement in learning.

2

The pupil has a secure change of achieving this grade if they continue to engage in learning at their current level.

3

The pupil is border-line for this grade.  The pupil may achieve this grade, but only with improved engagement in learning and will need further support.  There is a likelihood that the pupil may achieve the grade below.

Target Grade

This is the grade that each pupil should be aiming to achieve as a final grade at the end of year 11.  It is based on the grade achieved at the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9) and the teacher’s assessment of the learner’s potential.  It is important that pupils work hard to attain this grade in every module throughout Key Stage 4.

Progress against Target

ET

Exceeding Target – The set target has been achieved and exceeded.

OT

On Target – The set target has been achieved.

WT

Working Towards Target – Acceptable, the pupil is within ½ grade of the set target.

BT

Below Target - The pupil is one grade or more below the set target. This is cause for concern.

Engagement in Learning

This is a measure of how hard your child is trying, irrespective of their ability.

A

OUTSTANDING – Pupil actively takes responsibility for their learning by fully participating in all lessons.  They set themselves challenging targets and use their initiative to work independently, creatively and consistently towards them.  Independent enquiry, including homework is always completed to a high standard.

B

GOOD – Pupil takes responsibility for their learning and behaviour, and participates well in lessons. They work well in a team but can sometimes be hesitant to take risks or to independently extend their learning. Independent enquiry, including homework is usually attempted, but is not always to a high standard.

C

REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT – Pupil does not learn well independently and often needs support with meeting deadlines.  They rarely ask questions to extend their understanding and would benefit from increasing their confidence as a learner.  Independent enquiry, including homework, is sometimes incomplete or lacking quality.

D

INADEQUATE – Pupil takes little responsibility for their learning or behaviour and rarely participates appropriately in lessons.  They do not manage their time or emotions well and usually give up before reaching their goal.  Independent enquiry, including homework is usually incomplete.