How have we set targets?
Target grades have been set based on students’ Key Stage 2 English and Maths scores.
Years 7 to 9
The report shows each subject your child is studying, their target grades, and the average percentage score that they have achieved in the assessments completed in each subject area.
Year 10 and Year 11
The report shows each subject your child is studying, their target grades, and the average percentage score that they have achieved in the assessments completed in each subject area. This is used to derive a current working grade by comparing the student’s percentage score with the published grade boundaries for each subject. As such different percentage scores may result in different working grades as is the case in GCSE examinations.
What does the predicted grade mean?
This information is only present on Y10 and Y11 reports The grades are what we currently predict each student will achieve at the end of Year 11. Teachers have predicted these grades by looking at exam scores and schoolwork. In all subjects, the new GCSE grading system of 9-1 will be used. Grade 9 is the highest grade and Grade 1 the lowest. The Department for Education has made changes to this system since the last time you received a progress report. A Grade 5 is now considered by the Department for Education to be a ‘strong pass’.
5a = strong Grade 5 with a chance of achieving a Grade 6
5b = secure Grade 5
5c = weak Grade 5 with a chance of only achieving a Grade 4
All Vocational Subjects
L2Ma = strong L2 Merit with a chance of achieving a L2 Dist’n
L2Mb = secure L2 Merit
L2Mc = weak L2 Merit with a risk of only achieving a L2 Pass
All other GCSEs
C1 = strong Grade C with a chance of achieving a Grade B
C2 = secure Grade C
C3 = weak Grade C with a risk of only achieving a Grade D