Assessment & Reporting

Information on Assessment

In Year 6 we base our assessments on the Department for Education’s expected standard for students at the end of the year. If a student is at the expected standard, they will be awarded an E. If they are not at the expected standard yet, they will be awarded a B, and if they are working at a standard above the expected they will be graded A. Each of these levels is divided into two “sublevels” – a 1 indicates that a student is towards the top end of the awarded level.

Thus in Year 6 we expect a “typical” student to start the year at B1 and move to E1 by the end of Year 6. In KS3 we also use B if a student hasn’t yet reached the level expected at the end of the year, but then we use a numerical scale from 1 upwards. Again, each grade is sub-divided with + indicating that a student is towards the top of that level. We expect a “typical” student to start Year 7 at B1 and to move to 2+ or 3 by the end of Year 8.

The diagram summarises this.

Engagement grades

5 = Driven

A driven student really wants to succeed and actively seeks feedback to improve his or her work. He or she meets homework deadlines and goes above and beyond what was expected. He or she shows great resilience when work is challenging. A driven student will make excellent progress from his or her starting point.
 

4 = Dedicated

A dedicated student is attentive, focussed, and responds well to feedback. He or she completes homework well and meets deadlines. He or she shows resilience in the face of challenges. A dedicated student will make good progress from his or her starting point.

3 = Diligent

A diligent student does what’s required, and responds adequately to feedback. His or homework is usually completed to a reasonable standard and on time. He or she can sometimes get discouraged if things are hard. A diligent student will make satisfactory progress from his or her starting point.

2 = Disengaged

A disengaged student makes little effort, and fails to act on feedback. His or her homework is unreliable in its quality, meeting deadlines or both. He or she will give up without really trying, and is unlikely to make good progress from his or her starting point.

1 = Disruptive

A disruptive student behaves in ways that disrupt the learning of others. He or she is likely to make little progress.