Our Academic Reports

Our Academic Reports are published each term for every year group in school.

The Key Stage 3 report provides parents/carers with the following information:

  • Learning Progress score for each subject your child studies,
  • ‘Work Hard’ scores for each subject your child studies,
  • Your child’s attendance record for this term.

The Key Stage 4 report provides parents/carers with the following information:

  • Predicted Grades made by each subject teacher of the GCSE 9-1 or vocational grade they believe your child is capable of achieving at the end of Year 11,
  • Their Target Grades,
  • ‘Work Hard’ scores for each subject your child studies,
  • Your child’s attendance record for this term,
  • Year 11 Reports also provide Mock Exam Results where applicable.

Academic Reports are published and can be viewed in three different places:

  1. Your Parent Portal which can be accessed via the top of our Home Page on this website.
  2. Via the email address you have provided the school with.
  3. The SIMS Parent App

 

Key Stage 3 Report Guidance

  • What are Learning Progress Scores?

    To assess the progress your child has made this academic year, each subject teacher awards a score between 1 – 3. Each Learning Progress score is based on a variety of information; step assessment marks, low stakes quiz outcomes, evidence of work produced in class and remotely. Below is what each score represents.

    1 = Based on what has been taught so far this year, your child is making great progress with their learning. There are just a few gaps in their knowledge based on their prior learning.

    2 = Based on what has been taught so far this year, your child is making expected progress with their learning. There are some gaps in their knowledge based on their prior learning.

    3 = Based on what has been taught so far this year, your child is making limited progress with their learning. There are a significant number of gaps in their knowledge based on their prior learning.

    To further understand and find out what gaps in knowledge your child may have in each subject, we strongly recommend attendance of our Parents’ Evenings which will provide specific feedback from their subject teacher.

  • What are 'Work Hard' Scores?

    These scores represent your child’s effort in the classroom and their attitudes to their learning. Every two weeks students are awarded a ‘Work Hard’ score of 1 – 4 by each of their teachers which generates the Praise List. The report provides you with an overall ‘Work Hard’ score based on how they have performed in each subject across the whole term.

    1  = We couldn’t ask any more of your child. Their classwork and retrieval practice are always completed to the best of their ability. No Corrections issued.

    2 = Whilst there is a little room for improvement, your child will make good progress if they continue to work hard and complete their retrieval practice in this way. No Corrections issued.

    3 = There are concerns with how hard your child is working. A Correction may have been issued. There has been at least one instance where retrieval practice has not been completed.

    4 = There are serious concerns about how hard your child is working which means they will be making limited progress. Multiple Corrections have been issued. Retrieval Practice is not being completed.

  • Attendance

    The school places great importance on attendance. The direct correlation between attendance and attainment is undeniable. Absence from school interrupts teaching and learning and compromises the progress of the absentee. However, we are sensitive to how the pandemic has affected the ability for students to attend school regularly.

    With this in mind, the attendance record for your child should be taken in the context of whether your child has had to self-isolate due to COVID-19. Under ‘normal’ circumstances, the school considers attendance of anything below 97% as a cause for concern.

Key Stage 4 Report Guidance

  • What are Predicted Grades?

    Each Predicted Grade is based on a variety of information; step assessment marks, low stakes quiz outcomes, evidence of work produced in class and remotely, in addition to mock exam results and completed coursework tasks. Please note that predictions in all years can vary throughout the year, as the national picture of GCSE performance and exam board grade boundaries change. The Predicted Grade is a forecast by your child’s subject teacher on what GCSE 9-1 Grade your child is capable of achieving at the end of Year 11, based on the evidence outlined above.

    9-1 GCSE Grades Explained

    Most GCSE subject use the 9-1 grading system. The highest grade is 9, whilst 1 is the lowest, not including a U (ungraded). Grade 4 is the Standard Pass grade. If students don’t achieve a Grade 4 in Maths and English, they’ll need to continue studying these subjects, post-16. Grade 5 is the Strong Pass, which colleges and further education providers set as entry requirements. Vocational qualifications use a different grading system to 9-1 grades, using PASS, MERIT AND DISTINCTION grades. The table below compares how both these grading system work.

     

  • What are Target Grades?

    You will be able to ascertain how your child is performing in comparison to how students perform nationally with the same Key Stage 2 records by comparing their Predicted Grade with their two Target Grades.

    If your child’s Predicted Grade for a subject is in line with their top 20% target grade, it means your child is performing in the top 20% nationally in their subject and is making excellent progress with their learning.

    If your child’s Predicted Grade for a subject is in line with their top 50% target grade, it means your child is performing in the top 50% nationally in their subject and is making expected progress with their learning.

    If your child’s Predicted Grade lies below the 50% grade, your child is performing in the bottom 50% nationally in the subject and their progress with their learning is limited. This would be an area of focus in terms of home study and revision.

  • What are 'Work Hard' Scores?

    These scores represent your child’s effort in the classroom and their attitudes to their learning. Every two weeks students are awarded a ‘Work Hard’ score of 1 – 4 by each of their teachers which generate the Praise List. This report provides you with an overall ‘Work Hard’ score based on how they have performed in each subject across the whole term.

    1  = We couldn’t ask any more of your child. Their classwork and retrieval practice are always completed to the best of their ability. No Corrections issued.

    2 = Whilst there is a little room for improvement, your child will make good progress if they continue to work hard and complete their retrieval practice in this way. No Corrections issued.

    3 = There are concerns with how hard your child is working. A Correction may have been issued. There has been at least one instance where retrieval practice has not been completed.

    4 = There are serious concerns about how hard your child is working which means they will be making limited progress. Multiple Corrections have been issued. Retrieval Practice is not being completed.

  • Attendance

    The school places great importance on attendance. The direct correlation between attendance and attainment is undeniable. Absence from school interrupts teaching and learning and compromises the progress of the absentee. However, we are sensitive to how the pandemic has affected the ability for students to attend school regularly. With this in mind, the attendance record for your child should be taken in the context of whether your child has had to self-isolate due to COVID-19. Under ‘normal’ circumstances, the school considers attendance of anything below 97% as a cause for concern.

Examples of Academic Reports

Key Stage 3 Report

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Key Stage 4 Report

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