Assessment KS3 (pre-change Oct 23)
We use an overall judgment based on multiple assessments throughout the year. These could be formal assessments or more informal assessments such as homework. These band grades are not based on a single test.
The number grades referred to in the bands relate to GCSE grades. We do not use GCSE grades at Key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8 and 9), but this is to give you an idea of your child’s potential grades at GCSE. Grades 1 to 9 are awarded at GCSE with 9 being the highest.
|Extending||Your child has excellent knowledge and understanding of the intended curriculum of a particular subject. They are working beyond the secure band and are adding depth to their knowledge and understanding so could go on to achieve Grade 7+|
|Secure||Your child has secure knowledge and understanding of the intended curriculum of a particular subject. They could go on to achieve Grades 4 to 6 at GCSE in that particular subject.|
|Developing||Your child is developing their knowledge and understanding of the intended curriculum of a particular subject. They could go on to achieve at least Grades 1 to 3.|
Current Working Grade (CWG)
This is the grade that your child is currently working at. This is the grade that most of their current work is at in terms of mastering knowledge and skills of the intended curriculum in each subject. The grade is reported as a fine grade to give an indication of where the child sits in the band. For example, a child could be graded as Developing -, Developing or Developing +. Developing + is the strongest grade within that band.
Target grade (TG)
This is the grade that your child should be working towards as a minimum. The target grade is calculated based on their prior school performance in the Year 6 SAT and other indicators. This grade is not a cap on what is achievable, but rather something to evaluate their current performance against.
Assessment in each Subject
Click on a subject below to find detailed information about how we measure progress and feedback to students in books, in class and for homework.