Assessment and Reporting at Wye School  

Below is a detailed explanation of how we use assessment to help our students do well and how our assessment system works.  

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All Year 7-11 reports contain: 

Target Grades 

The target grade is based on the average score your child achieved in their Key Stage 2 SATS at the end of primary school. These scores are from 80-120. An average score would be 100.  

If your child achieved the average score of 100, they would be expected to achieve a grade 5 in each of their GCSEs at the end of Year 11. This would mean that they have made average progress compared with other students nationally. If your child achieved an average score of 110, your child would be expected to achieve a grade 7. This too would mean that they have made average progress compared with students nationally who scored the same as they did.  

To ensure our target grades are aspirational and encourage students to achieve higher than average, all targets are set at one grade higher than average. This is to encourage students to aim for aspirational destinations following their GCSEs.  

Learning Indicator: 

The learning indicator is a measure of students’ attitude to learning. There are four possible indicators: ‘Excellent’, ‘Good’, ‘Requires Improvement’ and ‘Poor’. To achieve ‘Excellent’, students must exceed expectations. This is given to approximately the top 10% of students in the classroom. To achieve ‘Good’, students would meet all expectations.  

Year 7-9 reports also contain: 

Progress Indicator: 

The progress indicator represents a student’s current academic attainment in each of their subjects. There are five possible indicators shown below: 

Significantly Above Target 

Working at least 2 grades above their target.  

Above Target 

Working one grade above their target. 

On Target 

The student is meeting their target grade. 

Approaching Target 

Working one grade below their aspirational target. 

Below Target 

Working 2 or more grades below their target.  

We use a system of ‘age-related grades. If a student achieve a grade 5 in Year 7, this does not mean that they would achieve a GCSE grade 5 if they took their GCSE today. Rather, it suggests that they are on track to achieve a grade 5 at the end of year 11 in that subject. 

Year 10 and 11 reports also contain:  

Predicted Grade:  

This is the grade that your child is currently most likely to achieve at the end of Year 11 based on their current attainment and effort both in and out of the classroom. This can change over time.  

Working-at Grade (Year 11 only): 

This is the grade that your child is currently working at and is awarded by mock exams and classroom assessments. 

An example KS3 report:  

 

Sixth Form  

Target Grade 

The target grade is based on the average score your child achieved in their best 8 GCSE grades including English, Maths and Science. These GCSE scores are from 1-9 and provide predicted A Level grades or BTEC grades.  

If your child achieved an average of less than 5.2 at GCSE then their target at A Level will be a Grade C or BTEC a grade “Distinction”. If your child achieved an average grade between 5.2  and 7 their target will be a B or “Distinction”. If your child achieved an average grade above 7, their target grade will be an A at A Level.  

To ensure our target grades are aspirational and encourage students to achieve higher than average, all targets are set at one grade higher than national average progress. This is to encourage students to aim for aspirational destinations following their Post-16 education at Sixth Form.   

Learning Indicator: 

The learning indicator is a measure of students’ attitude to learning. There are four possible indicators: ‘Excellent’, ‘Good’, ‘Requires Improvement’ and ‘Poor’. To achieve ‘Excellent’, students must exceed expectations. This is given to approximately the top 10% of students in the classroom. To achieve ‘Good’, students would meet all expectations.  

Predicted Grade:  

This is the grade that your child is currently most likely to achieve at the end of Year 13 based on their current attainment and effort both in and out of the classroom. This can change over time.  

Working-at Grade: 

This is the grade that your child is currently working at and is awarded by mock exams and classroom assessments.  

Numerical GCSE grades from 2017 

The new GCSE number grading system runs from 1-9 with 9 being the highest grade. This replaces the old A*-G system. To support your understanding, please find an approximate conversion table for these grades below. 

 

  

 

 


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