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Assessment information - reports

The following should help as a starting point for understanding our reporting system 

Assessment description

National Context:

- Students up to and including the age of 16  have two National standard tests

- SAT test at KS2

- GCSE taken in year 11

 Although this video is from 2015, it explains what progress measures are in a handy 3 minutes. https://youtu.be/4IAEgFMSGDY 

How Hornsey does it

-Your daughter is an individual, she will not make linear progress but will have peaks and troughs throughout her time here-
 
Non linear progress

We look at the context of the year group and with the help of a variety of data including SAT’s determine the expected level that your child should be attaining at the end of KS3 (Yr9) and KS4 (Yr11)

-We are ambitious for your child and our targets will reflect this

 

KS3 Assessment and curriculum

-We assess at KS3 using the  GCSE number system to increase understanding of this system

-The curriculum is planned around subject pillars -  knowledge, skills and understanding

-Throughout the year, teachers will use different methods to check what pupils know, can do and understand so that the right work is taught/informs teaching

-The focus of assessment is on gaining a clear understanding of what students have learned in terms of knowledge, concepts and skills as distinct from what has been covered in a lesson

 What is the expected grade for my child and how does it compare to the National Average

-Every child is an individual and makes individual progress – our end of KS4 target is nationally based per subject
-The expected  progress  can be seen  from achievement against their target end of year grade
-You should contact the head of department if you are concerned about a particular subject grade. If you are concerned about more than 2 subjects, you should contact the DoL
 

FAQs 

1/ In year 7 my child seems to be working at a grade 1 in some of her subjects- how does that happen? And what does it mean for her progress?

In year 7 it is likely the first time that your child has been individually assessed in some subjects  such as Dance, DT, and Computer Science (Ebacc) Year 7 is an opportunity to be introduced to the specific skills of these subjects and therefore, as knowledge, skill and understanding develops we would expect these to rise

2/ 

In year 10 my child’s report has a mock and an NEA grade What is the difference?

NEA stands for Non-examined Assessment which is the coursework component of the course. Each subject’s NEA is a different percentage, the two grades on your childs reports shows how they are doing in both their coursework and how they did in the examined section

3/My child has made no progress? Who do I talk to?

Your first port of call is the Head of department in that subject. If this is across a number of subjects, it best to contact the Director of Learning. Do look at the learning codes both positive and of concern on your childs report as a starting point for that particular conversation