School Reports

Every time you receive a report, you will receive at least two types of information for each subject taken by your child.

1. Learner characteristics

We have identified three key characteristics of students who make great progress in their learning, namely:

  • Attitude to learning;
  • Homework quality;
  • Quality of work.

We believe that students’ development of these skills is of great importance in determining their future progress and attainment, as well as preparing them for life beyond school.  In each report you will receive a number for each learner characteristic for each subject, with a table that states what that number means.  The assessment is coded 1 -5 but it is very important that you consider what the number means regarding your child’s learning, rather than seeing it as a score:  if a child does not achieve a 4 or 5, it does not mean they are under-achieving.  You can see the full definitions in the table below.

2a. Current Mark

In Years 7, 8, and 9, your child will have a mark based on expected progress.

We use the following grades, based on how the student is meeting the term's objective in each subject.

EEP Exceeding Expected Progress
EP Expected Progress
WEP Working Towards Expected Progress
BEP Below Expected Progress
2b. Working At Grade and Most Likely Grade

In Years 10, 11, 12, and 13, your child will have two grades per subject.

The Working at Grade is a reflection of what grade the student would receive if they sat their GCSE, A-Level, or BTEC exam during the term in which the report is given.

The Most Likely Grade shows what grade might be achieved at the end of the course (exam or coursework-based) at the current rate of progress. It is not a target grade and may change from term to term.

3. Mock Grades or Current Assessment

In some terms, your child may have a grade from a mock exam or other current assessment (such as a UCAS predictor exam) on their report alongside their learner characteristics and current working grades.