KS3 Assessment and Reporting
With the government removing National Curriculum levels, we have been reviewing how we report to parents. From this autumn pupils will be assessed in three different ways for each subject.
The Progress grade
Teachers will assess the progress of each individual taking into account their prior attainment using the following:
Exceptional Progress (++)
More than Expected Progress (+)
Expected Progress (=)
Less than Expected Progress (-)
The Application grade
Pupils will be graded from A to D with students showing the most positive attitude scoring an A grade.
The Attainment grade
Emerging - The student is just beginning to learn/understand subject content/skills
Developing - The student is showing an increased understanding/skill level in the subject
Secure - The student has achieved a sound understanding and competence in the subject
Mastered - The student shows evidence of a deeper understanding/higher skill level in the subject and can make connections between different areas within the subject
A set of descriptors for each subject area is shown below.