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Reporting & Assessment Glossary
 

Here are explanations of the phrases used on our reports and progress cards.

Click here to see an overview of the assessment and reporting system in Years 7-11

 

Glossary Years 7 and 8

Projected Grade Band

The Projected Grade Bands are an estimate of the outcome the pupil is most likely to achieve by the end of the GCSE course at this point in time. It is a holistic view of the level of attainment based on test results, work in class, coursework elements, attitude and commitment to study, developing study skills and external factors that may affect the final GCSE grade.

NB: “+“ indicates improvement within a band. For  example, if a pupil’s work in autumn falls in  the 4-6 band but by spring she has improved within that band, this will be recorded by the teacher as 4-6+.

SHS Aspirational Target

This is a motivational individual target for your daughter to work towards.  Pupils discuss their progress with their teachers and agree on a target grade. If your daughter is making particularly good progress this target may be increased to provide more challenge.

Year 9

Projected Grade

The Projected Grade is an estimate of the grade that the pupil is most likely to achieve by the end of the course at this point in time. It is a holistic view of the level of attainment based on test results, work in class, coursework elements, attitude and commitment to study, developing study skills and external factors that may affect the final GCSE grade.

NB: “4-“ indicates lower than Grade 4 (standard pass)

GCSE Estimate

This is a statistical GCSE estimate that is calculated from a pupil’s prior attainment, usually their average KS2 score and CATS scores.  The estimate is a nationally recognised benchmark which allows schools to more accurately monitor pupil progress.

Aspirational GCSE Target Grade

This is an aspirational individual target for your daughter to work towards.  Pupils discuss their progress with their teachers and agree on a target grade. Targets may be reviewed throughout the course to ensure they are still appropriate.

Glossary Years 10 and 11

Projected Grade

The Projected Grade is an estimate of the grade that the pupil is most likely to achieve by the end of the course at this point in time. It is a holistic view of the level of attainment based on test results, work in class, coursework elements, attitude and commitment to study, developing study skills and external factors that may affect the final GCSE grade.

NB: “4-“ indicates lower than Grade 4 (standard pass)

GCSE Estimate

This is a statistical GCSE estimate, which is calculated from a pupil’s prior attainment, usually their average KS2 score and CATS scores.  The estimate is a nationally recognised benchmark that allows schools to more accurately monitor pupil progress.

Aspirational GCSE Target Grade

This is an aspirational individual target for your daughter to work towards.  Pupils discuss their progress with their teachers and agree on a target grade. Targets may be reviewed throughout the course to ensure they are still appropriate.

Glossary Year 12 and Year 13

Projected A Level Grade

The Projected A Level Grade is an estimate of the grade that the pupil is most likely to achieve by the end of the course at this point in time. It is a holistic view of the level of attainment based on teachers’ knowledge of a student’s test results, work in class, current grades, coursework elements, attitude and commitment to study including use of private study, developing study skills and external factors that may affect the final A Level grade.

A Level Estimate

This is an estimate of A Level performance that is calculated from a student’s average GCSE score.  These estimates are a nationally recognised benchmark that allow schools to more accurately monitor student progress.

Aspirational Target Grade

This is an aspirational individual target for your daughter/son to work towards.  Students have discussed their progress with their teachers and agreed on a target grade. By negotiation, this target may change throughout the course.