Knowing how well your daughter/son is progressing towards their targets at school is vital . We aim to ensure all parents are fully informed of achievement at each Key Stage.
Knowing how well your daughter/son is progressing at school is vital. We aim to ensure all parents are fully informed of achievement at each Key Stage.
Key Stage 3
When students move into secondary school, we routinely make use of their KS2 Maths and English (reading) levels to determine their starting point from which to measure their progress. Alongside this we also include results from the Cognitive Ability Test (CATs), which highlight strengths and areas for development.
In Years 7-9, parents will receive a full report on academic progress three times a year – the report will indicate your daughter’s current progress. Teachers will identify whether a student is making good+, good or below average progress. The report will also include a comment on her attitude to learning, give an area for praise and a target for improvement. The criteria for Attitude to Learning is displayed below:
An example of how your daughter’s progress will be displayed is shown below:
Please note that your daughter’s first Year 7 report will differ in that it will be a report indicating her Cognitive Ability Test results along with her ATL and area for praise.
Key Stages 4 and 5
In Years 10-13, parents will receive three reports a year - the report will include the A Level/ GCSE targets your son/daughter is working towards and their Most Likely Outcome (MLO). The MLO is the grade the teacher expects your son/daughter to achieve if she continues to work at her current rate until the end of her 2/3 year A Level/GCSE course. Reports in the Spring and Summer Terms will report on the results of Mock Examinations taken. The report will also include a comment on his/her attitude to learning, give an area for praise and a target for improvement.
All reports will also state your daughter/son’s current attendance, unauthorised absence, House Points and Behaviour Points. If your daughter/son has Exam Access Arrangements these will be stated on her/his report. Examples of reports at each key stage are attached. A typical Key Stage Four report is shown below: