Target Setting & Progress Tracking
How are targets set for my child?
Teachers assess students continually during lessons to establish what they have learned. Students’ work is assessed periodically to help teachers determine what grade a student is currently working at.
Additionally, all students sit annual exams which inform teachers' judgements. Students and parents receive a question level analysis (QLA) of each exam paper indicating how the student performed on each subject topic. QLA reports should be used by students to identify where to focus their independent study and revision.
How do I know if my child is on target?
- R = Reaching
- A = Almost
- G = Got It
- B = Beyond
Our tracking grades are illustrated below:
Key Stage 4 students are given predicted grades which indicate the grade teachers think a student is most likely to achieve if they continue with the same behaviour for learning and attendance for the remainder of the course. Predicted grades can be compared with target grades to establish whether a student is achieving above, in line with or below expectations.
What happens if my child is underachieving?
What do I do if I have any concerns about my child’s progress?
How do I know that my child is really trying?
Every term the following Behaviour for Learning (BfL) Grades are also reported to parents alongside tracking grades:
- Beyond – regularly demonstrates some outstanding learning behaviours
- Got It – consistently demonstrates expected learning behaviours
- Almost – does not consistently demonstrate expected learning behaviours
- Reaching - rarely demontrates expected learning behaviours
These grades are arrived at through a process which involves the student reflecting on their learning behaviours and then discussing them with their teacher. The sheet below shows the exact criteria which are considered during this process.