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Reporting & Assessment Glossary
 

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

 

Glossary Years 7, 8 and 9

SHS KS3 levels

Whole level (e.g. 6) - Overall the pupil has achieved the skills, knowledge and understanding to be awarded the level, although their work is still developing and some aspects may be at the level below.

Level + a (e.g. 6a) - The pupil has consistently shown the skills, knowledge and understanding to be awarded the level and is starting to produce work at the level above.

SHS Expected Minimum Level

This is the level we expect your daughter to have achieved by the end of Key Stage 3 based on estimates from average KS2 data and CAT4 scores.

SHS Aspirational Target

This is a motivational target for your daughter to work towards. If your daughter is making particularly good progress this target may be increased to provide more challenge.

SHS Current Level

The SHS current levels show your daughter’s progress in relation to the SHS Expected Minimum Level at this stage in Key Stage 3 for each individual subject.

 

GCSE SUBJECTS IN Y9

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.

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 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.

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 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 Year 12

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 which is calculated from a student’s average GCSE score.  These estimates are a nationally recognised benchmark which 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.

 

Glossary 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.

ALIS Estimate

This is an estimate of A2 level performance which is calculated from a student’s average GCSE score.  ALIS data is a nationally recognised benchmark which allows 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. UCAS predicted grades and AS level performance are considered in this target setting process.