Assessment & Reporting
Assessment is a powerful tool for ensuring that the school is aware of students’ strengths and areas for development. To learn more, please make reference to our published Assessment and Reporting Policy, which clarifies where and how student performance is assessed and explains the methodology used to ensure the information received is accurate, relevant and purposeful. The policy gives clear information to parents regarding the type of information they will receive and when they can expect to receive it.
Accountability performance measures are used by the Government to inform parents, students and other stakeholders about a school’s performance. One of the headline indicators is Progress 8, which aims to capture the progress that a pupil makes in a school from the end of Primary School to the end of Key Stage 4.
The following video link will take you to a brief presentation from the Department for Education about the Progress 8 measure:
It might also be helpful for you to know that, between 2016 and 2020, there has been a phased transition to a numerical grading system for GCSEs. GCSEs are now graded from 9 to 1, rather than A* to G, with grade 5 considered to be a good pass and grade 9 being the highest and set above the previous A*. The new system is intended to help to provide more differentiation, especially among higher achieving students.