Fortnightly Timetable Cycle: Week A
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Assessment

Assessment data is key to setting our students challenging targets, ensuring our students' progress is closely monitored and vital in ensuring they receive targeted educational support. The data we collect is used to:

  • Track students' progress in each of their subjects against their set targets
  • Inform the Academy (CEAT)
  • Inform intervention: it enables teaching staff to carry out effective interventions, thus maximising the students’ potential in each of the subjects they study.
  • Predict Results  

At Abbeyfield, we believe it is essential that parents are kept informed of the progress and attainment of their child as they progress through each year of the three Key Stages. We do this by: 

  • Issuing a Grade Card on two occasions during the academic year. The Grade Card shows the student’s Attitude to Learning, Progress Point, which is an assessment of how they are currently performing and crucially, a Predicted Outcome, which is the best indicator of the final grade the student should achieve if they continue to work at their current rate. It also shows a Target Grade which has been set for them for the subject, informed by previous attainment and teacher assessment. 
  • Providing an annual 'Attitude to Learning Report in which the student' is assessed for each subject against the 6 categories shown below. 
  • Providing a Parents' Evening for each individual Year Group, where parents are invited to discuss their child’s progress, performance, behaviour and any concerns with his/her Subject Teachers. 

All of the above communications are designed to help develop a cohesive working partnership between the school and the parents. This, in turn, encourages and enable the student to maximise their full potential during their time at Abbeyfield. 

'Attitude to Learning': Category Descriptions:

CATEGORY

DESCRIPTION

BEHAVIOUR

The student is engaged and focused and communicates with the teacher and classmates in an appropriate and respectful manner at all times.

QUALITY OF WORK

The content and the presentation of the work the student produces is the highest standard of work of which they are capable, within the time allocated for the task.

QUANTITY OF WORK

The student consistently produces a sufficient amount of work commensurate with the task set and in accordance with the teacher’s expectations

MEETING DEADLINES

The student consistently completes all classwork and hands in all homework/coursework set by the deadline date, without the need for prompting or reminders.

EQUIPMENT & ORGANISATION

The student always comes to lessons with the expected equipment.  They are organised both in terms of their use of time and the way they structure their work.

PUNCTUALITY

The student conforms fully with the School Day Timetable by ensuring they consistently arrive at school in good time and to all lessons promptly. 

  

Grading Structure on Grade Cards 

Key Stage 3 & 4 (Years 10 & 11):

Most assessments are based on the GCSE grade range of 9-1. Some courses use different codes, for example BTECs, which use D*,D, M, P (Distinction *, Distinction, Merit and Pass). 

Most of the grades are further sub-divided into fine grades by the symbols +, = - . For example, C+ indicates a strong Grade C; C=, a probable Grade C; and C- a weak Grade C. 

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13):

Most assessments are based on the GCE grade range of A*-E, Some courses use different codes, for example BTECs, which use D*,D ,M, P (Distinction *, Distinction, Merit and Pass). Most of the grades are further sub-divided into fine grades by the numbers 1, 2 and 3. For example, C1 indicates a strong Grade C; C2, a probable Grade C; and C3 a weak Grade.