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.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Art Art Art
Computing Computing Computing
Design & Technology Design & Technology Design & Technology
Drama Drama Drama
English - reading English - reading English - reading
English - writing English - writing English - writing
Food Food Food
Geography Geography Geography
History History History
Languages (MFL) Languages (MFL) Languages (MFL)
Maths Maths Maths
Music Music Music
Science Science Science
Textiles Textiles Textiles