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Progress Reviews explained

 

The table below shows the reporting cycle for each year group. Access to your child’s reports is via the Parent Pages of Firefly (our VLE), via your email address and a password which is emailed to all new parents.

 

Progress data for all students in all of their subjects is collected four times a year. Your personal Firefly pages will contain this information plus more detailed reports called Progress Reviews.  Annual full reports will also be made available through Firefly.

 

 

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Yr 7

Progress Review - Oct

Data collection - Dec

Progress Review

Full reports

Yr 8

Data collection - Oct

Progress Review - Dec

Data collection

Progress Review

Full reports

Yr 9

Data collection - Oct

Progress Review - Dec

Progress Review

Full reports for non-core subjects

 Full reports in core subjects

Yr 10

Progress Review - Oct

Data collection - Dec

Full reports

Data collection

Summer exam results

Yr 11

Data collection - Oct

Mock results in November

Full reports

Tutor report

 

The Gregg Assessment Ladder

 

The Government has reformed the structure and assessment of GCSEs. Examination boards are moving away from the familiar system of A*-G grades to a new system of grading with numbers. The Government have also withdrawn the central national system of levelling, and required schools to develop their own approach to assessing and reporting student progress at Key stage 3.

 

In order to maintain consistency, The Gregg School has adopted a single grading system which applies to all year groups and uses the same scale as the new GCSEs ranging from 9 to 1 (Grade 9 being the highest). Students will enter the school at a lower grade and progress up the ladder as they move from year to year.  

 

Within each grade there are three subgrades. They are:

 

Emerging  

This indicates that a student is showing some of the skills and knowledge required to achieve this grade.

 

Progressing

Indicates that a student meets the requirements to secure this grade.

 

Excelling

A student is working at the top of this grade and moving into the next.

 

We test all students in Year 7 and again in Year 10 (baseline testing) using a national test developed by Durham University. This data has been used to develop our Expected Attainment Pathway (EAP) which teachers use to set end of year targets and to monitor how well students are progressing during the year.

 

Students new to the School after Year 7 are tested in the September following their entry.

 

Progress Reviews – years 7 to 9

 

The Progress Reviews for years 7 to 9 are in a different format from those for Years 10 and 11 – hopefully the information below will help you interpret these short reports.

 

The columns have the following meaning:

  • Previous, Current, Target Grade: teachers will use assessment data and classwork to assess progress during the year. End of Year Target Grades are set early in the Autumn term. 
  • Skills: some subjects specify what skill is being assessed.
  • Homework completed:  this refers to how regularly the student completes homework at an acceptable standard. The four categories are Always, Usually, Sometimes, Rarely. 
  • Effort: this refers to the effort that that the student is judged to be putting into his/her work. The four categories are Excellent, Good, Fair and Poor.

 

  • Comment: a comment will be included if there is a concern or a teacher wants to mention something.

 

Progress Reviews -  Years 10 and 11

 

The columns have the following meaning:

  • Target Grade: the EAP is used alongside the teacher's professional judgement to enable a Target Grade to be set.  This is the grade that the teacher believes the student to be capable of by the end of the year. For Year 11 this will be a Target GCSE grade

 

  • Current Grade: this is the grade that the teacher believes the student would achieve were they to sit their GCSE examination at that point in time.

 

  • Homework completed: this refers to how regularly the student completes homework at an acceptable standard. The four categories are Always, Usually, Sometimes, Rarely. 
  • Effort: this refers to the effort that that the student is judged to be putting into his/her work. The four categories are Excellent, Good, Fair and Poor 
  • Comment:  a comment will be included if there is a concern or a teacher wants to mention something.

 

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