Understanding national standards and school assessment procedures are cruical in measuring the progress that students make. From September 2016, at Grainville, we will be measuring student’s attainment on the new GCSE grading scale of 1 – 9. It is very important that teachers, parents and the students themselves view the progress as a journey over the five years that students spend at Grainville. Small steps in progress will be made every term, whilst building knowledge and developing skills, as this is the key to GCSE success. Students are not expected to move up the scale quickly; the average grade at the end of Year 8 should be around a new GCSE grading of 2 or 3. Progress should be steady and secure over time.
The new GCSE structure
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We also record the commitment to learn for classwork, homework, behaviour and organisation in class. These judgements are made on a scale of 1 – 4:
- Serious cause for concern
- Needs to improve
Each term parents will receive a termly update on the progress at Grainville. This will include two interim assessments, indicating if the progress that their child is making is above expected, as expected or below expected. Grades will also be received for their commitment to learn for classwork, homework, behaviour and organisation. A full annual written report will form the third progress update. Parents/carers are encouraged to attend the parent consultation evening with their child’s form tutor to discuss the progress that is being made across the curriculum. If at any time during the school year a parent/carer has any concern relating to progress being made by their child, they should make contact with the form tutor.