Target Setting

In Years 7 and 8, and in year 9 for non-GCSE courses, students are given targets for the end of the year, expressed in sub-levels.

In Years 10 and 11, and in Year 9 for GCSE subjects, students are given targets for the end of the course.

Students are given a likely target (where a high percentage of pupils are expected to achieve at least this level or grade) and an aspirational target which a significant number of past students have succeeded in achieving from the same starting point.

Reporting to parents

Data collections take place three times a year for Years 7and 8, four times a year for Year 9, five times a year for Year 10, and monthly for Year 11. Parents will receive a report on their child’s effort and attainment after each data collection.

Once a year the data is included in a full written report.

For Key Stage 3 subjects, we report current attainment in sub-levels, and effort on a scale of 1 – 4

Current attainment is the level or grade at which a student is working over a sustained period of time. It is not simply the results of the latest test or piece of work, although this will form part of the judgement.

For GCSE and equivalent courses, we report:

  • Predicted grade
  • Predicted coursework grade (where appropriate)
  • Effort

The predicted grade is the grade the teacher believes a student will achieve at the end of the course if they continue to maintain current levels of effort, attendance and attainment, and this grade will factor in coursework and/or controlled assessment.