In light of Government changes and a review of the way in which the Academy reports to parents the following changes have been made to the type, frequency and way we report to parents. See the below guides for more information.
An interim report will be produced 5 times each academic year
- 2 reports in the autumn term
- 2 reports in the spring term
- final report in the summer term.
Each report is available through SchoolGateway (If you don’t have access to SchoolGateway follow the instructions here: SchoolGateway) and should appear in your son/daughters planner. Following two of these reports parents/carer will be invited to a Parent Review day (please see separate documentation on the website for details of these events).
The interim report has been simplified to enable you to see clearly the start point for each student; this is the KS2 SAT level in English and Mathematics for these subjects and an average of these two scores for all other subjects. For year 7 students the KS2 SAT result is now given as a number based around 100. 120 is the highest score and 80 is the lowest and 100 is considered to be secondary ready.
The Government has set a progress benchmark called ‘expected progress’ this is measured between key stage 2 and key stage 4 (age 11-16) and is set at 3 levels of progress. This means that a student gaining a level 5 in their KS2 English SAT would be expected to gain a B grade at GCSE. A second benchmark ‘more than expected progress’ is also set and it follows that a student gaining a level 5 in their KS2 English SAT would be expected to gain an A grade or higher at GCSE to meet this target. As the KS2 SAT results in year 7 are now being reported in a new way this system of expected progress is being phased out and being replaced by a new system called progress 8.
At Nunthorpe Academy we set ‘an aspirational’ progress target for all subjects. Students are set these aspirational targets based upon their KS2 levels in English and maths, their date of birth, and their sex. To enable a more bespoke system to operate at this level, for most students 3 levels of progress will be a minimum, whilst for many other students a much more demanding target of 4 or 5 levels progress has been set. At KS3 end of year benchmarks are given to show where a student should be if they are inline to achieve their target grade. At KS4 the aspirational target grade is provided.
The documents in the link below show the slightly differing formats for each report in years 7-11.
Academic data is reported in ‘fine levels’ this means that teachers are asked to choose a grade for example a 4-, 4= or 4+ or grade C3, C2 or C1 in both cases the + or 1 is the highest grade and the – or 3 is the lowest. Parents should be able to track the progress of their child from interim to interim and from year to year.
In reports at KS4 the data is reported in combination of letter grades (A* to G) and in the new GCSE number grades (9 to 1). In the following link can be found an explanation of the new GCSE 9 to 1 grades.
In reports at KS3 the data is now reported in the new GCSE grade format of 9 to 1. In the following link can be found an explanation of the new GCSE 9 to 1 grades.
NB Parents of students moving from Yr6-Yr7.
It has become apparent that at the end of Yr6 some parents have been provided with reports showing assessment levels for English, Maths and Science based upon, primary school, teacher assessments. As you may appreciate as an Academy we do not use these levels (history has shown that there can be significant variation between Primary Schools) instead we choose to use the SATs results. In maths this is a straight forward process as there is one result and one resulting number. For English the Government has not reported a single numberl. Students have taken a SAT in Grammar (SPAG) in Reading, and another in Writing. At the moment we have taken an average of the Reading and Writing to produce the starting point for your child (This is under constant review and may change with future Government decisions).
Click here for the guide to Interim Reports split into year groups: Interim Reports | Nunthorpe Academy