Go 4 Schools Assessment

Go4Schools is the college’s electronic mark book. It enables teachers to routinely record assessment data in order that it can be shared publicly with students and their parents. It provides an effective means of tracking assessment data and sharing progress. Subject leaders have created electronic mark books to suit the structure and needs of their curriculum. Mark sheets have been developed to represent units of study and weightings are given to individual assessments to enable calculations to be made to generate accurate current working grades. Please refer to the Assessment, Recording and Reporting Policy and departmental guidance for further details about how to use Go4Schools and for clarification about target setting.

Progress Reports

Once per year parents receive a ‘full’ written progress report with formative comments from teachers. Tutors also write a report to share achievements made across the breadth of the curriculum and students’ wider school and extra-curricular life during the academic year.

In addition to the annual written report, parents also receive two ‘snapshot’ reports which communicate the current grade, the KS3 Indicator or Minimum Target Grade, and attitudinal data for each subject.

KS3 Reports include:

  • KS3 Indicator – This descriptor provides a link between prior attainment and estimated GCSE achievement. The five descriptors are Emerging, Developing, Achieving, Surpassing and Excelling. They broadly anticipate a trajectory as below:

  • Current grade – This is a weighted average of your child’s key assessments so far, using the same descriptors as above. A student who is making expected progress will have the same KS3 Indicator and Current Grade. Academic progress is not necessarily linear however, and we expect variation along the way.
  • Attitudinal data – This is the teacher’s grading on your child’s performance in the areas of home learning, classwork, behaviour for learning, and organisation.
  • Written comment – This is personalised feedback for your child as written by subject teachers and form tutors. (once per year)

KS4 Reports include:

  • Minimum Target grade (MTG) – A realistic, achievable, most-likely outcome. Challenging and ambitious, but the minimum we should expect.
  • Current grade – A weighted average of KS4 assessments to date.
  • Attitudinal data – Teacher grading on your child’s performance in the areas of home learning, classwork, behaviour for learning, and organisation.
  • Written comment – This is personalised feedback for your child as written by subject teachers and form tutors. (once per year)

Parents’ Evenings

Each year group has one Parents’ Evening per year. These events currently take place online, with 4-5 minute bookable appointment slots. We suggest that students accompany their parents for these important conversations. You may find that it may not be possible to see all parents during the course of the evening. Parents who are are unable to book an appointment, might like to initiate contact by e-mail to check on the progress of their child.

Year 7 parents also have the opportunity to meet their child’s Form Tutor in the autumn term to see how they are settling in.

Reporting Calendar 2021-2022

This reporting calendar provides an overview of when key events around assessment and reporting take place throughout the year.

Reporting Calendar 2021-2022

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