Assessment and Reporting

At South Axholme Academy we communicate to parents in a variety of ways. Information about the progress a student is making will be sent home typically 3 times each year in the form of a 'scan'.

The purpose of the summary is to provide clear, regular and accurate information about your son/daughter and their progress towards their end of Year 11 targets.  It will also provide you with an Attitude to Learning score for each subject.   This score gives a valuable overview of your child’s approach to learning.  Alongside this information you will receive information about attendance.

This information will provide you with Target Grades that show the grades we expect your child to achieve at the end of Year 11.  This Target Grade is generated using Key Stage 2 scores and comparing with the historic performance of students of a similar ability nationally at the end of Key Stage 4*.  The Target Grade will be a number from 9 to 1 reflecting the new GCSE grading system.

You will also find a Professional Judgement (PJ) symbol which indicates if, at the present time we feel that your child is on track to achieve their target grade by the end of Year 11.  This symbol is generated by subject teachers and takes into account a variety of factors including classwork, independent learning (homework tasks) and assessment data.

The symbols used for this Professional Judgement are;

Professional Judgement Symbol

Explanation of Symbol

 

Sig +

Your child is on track to achieve more than one grade above their Target Grade by the end of Year 11

+

Your child is on track to achieve up to 1 grade above their Target Grade by the end of Year 11

=

Your child is on track to achieve their Target Grade by the end of Year 11

-

Your child is on track to achieve 1 grade below their  Target Grade by the end of Year 11

Sig-

Your child is on track to achieve 2 or more grades below their Target Grade by the end of Year 11

This system of reporting progress will be used from Year 7 to Year 11.  In Years 7 and 8 when students have not made their option choices, the information will still refer to the progress towards end of Year 11 targets. 

The Academy scrutinises and analyses all of this data for every student after each scan to help ensure that all students are on track to achieve their potential and to allow us to provide support, challenge and intervention where necessary.

Once each year, parents are invited to attend a parents' evening where they can speak to all subject teachers who are involved with their child. We actively encourage parents to contact the Academy at any time throughout the year, should they have a query regarding progress and not wait for scans or parents' evenings.                

* Please note the Target Grade is subject to review and may change.

pdf Attitude to Learning document

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GRADE PROGRESSION SUMMARIES