Following the recent changes in assessment at KS2-KS4, the school has redesigned the assessment and monitoring of pupils to better track progress towards challenging targets for all.
All pupils in key stages 3 and 4 are working towards a KS4 target grade range based on high levels of progress from KS2:
- Grades 2-4
- Grades 4-6
- Grades 5-7
- Grades 7-9
In each tracking window pupils are given two monitoring grades: one that describes their attitude to learning and one that describes their progress against the target grade range. Please refer to the ‘KS3 & KS4 Tracking Grades’ document below for full details of the grade descriptors.
In addition to the whole school tracking windows (twice a year in key stage 3; three times a year in key stage 4), pupils will, of course, be given regular feedback in various forms across all subjects.
In KS4 all GCSE subjects are now graded on the 9-1 scale and please note the emphasis on a grade 5 as a ‘strong pass’ and therefore the benchmark grade.
Please refer to the grid below for a guide to the 9-1 GCSE grading scale.