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Assessment and Progress Reporting

To support parents/carers in helping their child at home, St John Fisher Catholic School post home academic reports three times each academic year; Autumn, Spring and Summer for Years 07 – 13 inclusive. There will be two Progress Reports Cards and one Full Report. The Progress Report Card gives information on the End of Year Target Grade, Current Progress Grade(GPG) together with an Effort Grade in each subject. The Full Report will also include this data; in addition, written comments from teachers in each subject studied will be included. This regular information will enable parents/carers to see quickly how well their child is progressing and also if they are beginning to fall behind.

Assessment System - Key Stages 3 and 4 GCSE. Key Stage 5 GCE

Years 12 and 13 GCE Grades
Students will be given a Current Progress Grade of A* - E

Year 11 – Academic Year 2017/2018 GCSE Grades
With the exception of Media Studies, Sociology and Product Design, all GCSE Subjects will be graded using the new 9-1 grades. Media Studies, Sociology and Product Design will continue to be marked using the existing GCSE Grades A*-G.

Years 07 – 10 KS3 and KS4 Progress Grades
Will be measured using the new 1-9 grades. The bottom of grade 1 (new GCSE grading) will align with the bottom of G (old GCSE grading). At the top, a grade 9 (new GCSE grading) will align with an A*+ (old GCSE grading).

Assessment System - Key Stages 4 and 5 BTEC and Vocational

Key Stages 4 and 5 BTEC and Vocational Assessment System
Students will be given a Current Progress Grade of Distinction*, Distinction, Merit, Pass or Level One.



Fine Grading + or − plus Effort Grades will also be included on the reports.

1 + = Secure Grade "1"2. Good
1 = Probable Grade "1"3. Requires Improvement
1 - = Possible Grade "1" 
 4. Unsatisfactory
Please note: a paper version of all documents is available upon request