We have decided to take the decision to assess all students from Year 7 onwards using GCSE grades. This means that students and teachers will be working towards GCSE grades 1-9 from Year 7 all the way through to Year 11. Progress towards achieving these grades will be reported to parents/carers three times a year, along with attitude to learning grades for effort, behaviour, quality of homework and quality of classwork.
All students will be issued with a personalised flight path that shows the minimum expected levels of progress in Years 7 to 11.
Key Stage 3
In Years 7 and 8 students are assessed against grade descriptors. Each subject has created grade descriptors which clearly sets out what a student needs to do in order to be assessed as working at a certain grade and the steps needed to improve.
In Year 9, all subjects are assessed in this way apart from English, Maths, Science and RE where students are assessed against GCSE grade descriptors.
Grade descriptors for every subject are available to download by clicking the links below:
Key Stage 4
In Year 10 students are assessed using the new GCSE grades 1-9 grade descriptors for English and Maths. All other subjects are assessed against the existing A*-G grade descriptors.
In Year 11 students are assessed using the existing A*-G grade descriptors.
Grade descriptors for every subject are available to download by clicking the link below: