Assessment without Levels (AwL)
We communicate the progress your child is making in Progress Records three times each year. We will use the academic information we have about Year 7 pupils to determine what we are setting as their minimum expected outcome (MEO) for the end of Year 11. The term minimum has been deliberately chosen to recognise that each student has different particular strengths and interests. Pupils will exceed this grade in some subjects; there may be reasons why they do not reach it in another. We will continue to equip all our pupils to be the best that they can be and achieve the highest marks possible.
During your child’s journey towards their Year 11 exams, we will assess their progress towards this MEO in each subject they take. Each department in school is working hard to accurately describe the learning journeys (Flight Path) that pupils make as they progress through school. These learning journeys are separated in to the three terms and then divided again in to the different curriculum areas. We assess and report pupil progress against the performance indicators in these flight paths to give you a broad picture of your child’s strengths as well as areas for development.
You can view each departmental Flight Path, in detail, by following the links below:
|For students who enter school working at…||The minimum expected outcome (MEO) is…|
Please note that for English we are using the English READING score from KS2 rather than the overall English level
Progress is recorded on Progress Records as a numerical value 1 – 4:
4 Working above Flight Path
3 Working on Flight Path
2 Working below Flight Path
1 Working significantly below Flight Path