The progress of all pupils is closely monitored at a variety of levels. In the first three years, the responsibility for following each individual’s progress through the school is with their House Tutor who will be the first to discuss the assessments which are made two or three times a term at intervals of approximately three weeks. Sixth Formers are allocated an Academic Tutor with similar responsibilities, whose subject discipline coincides with the pupil’s interests. On the basis of assessments, some pupils are sent to the Headmaster for commendation; others are discussed, either with individual teachers or by the whole Common Room at a full staff meeting. As a result of these discussions, we develop strategies to help those who are finding difficulty in fulfilling their academic potential.
Assessments are given for each pupil on the basis of their work since the last assessment was made. There are three categories of assessment; attainment, effort in written work and classroom behaviour. Parents will receive an email (or paper copy if requested) with all subject assessments two days after the due date of the assessment itself.
The four grades are not predicted grades but an indication of current levels of performance.
1 - Excellent standard
2 - Good standard
3 - Moderate standard
4 - Standard below expectation/causing concern
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Forms
Grades are awarded for a level of performance which, if maintained, might be expected to lead to the following grades:
1 - Grade A*/A
2 - A/B
3 - B/C
4 - C or worse
E Excellent effort to ensure detail, accuracy and good presentation of work.
G Good effort: work is generally thorough and well presented.
M Mixed effort not matching potential.
U Poor effort: work is superficial or incomplete and requires much more thought and development.
A Consistently attentive, engaged and constructively involved
B Attentive and engaged
C Often not engaged/tends to be inattentive