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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.


Target grades

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


Monitoring grades

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.