Assessment is used to provide pupils, teachers and parents with information to target improvements and celebrate success.
Assessment is applied consistently throughout school using standardised grading systems, pupil feedback on progress and in reporting to parents.
The school is very keen that the formats used are fully understood by pupils and parents. The school’s agreed assessment procedures are monitored frequently, to ensure consistency across departments.
Staff give grades for Effort/Attitude to Learning, and note whether students are on track to meet their target in Years 7, 8 and 9 with forecast grades at Key Stage 4.
Effort/Attitude to Learning Grades
Effort grades are awarded at least once every half-term.
They can be awarded for a particular piece of work of for the effort over a period of time.
|A||Exceptional||Working above and beyond expectations|
|B||Good||Working as expected|
|C||Room for Improvement||Issues with some aspects of work|
|D||Unsatisfactory||Major improvements needed|
It is expected that all pupils achieve a B (Good) as this is the level of effort expected at The Corbet School.
A pupil’s level of attainment, within each curriculum area, will be formally fed back to pupils and recorded in the form of levels or grades at least once during each term.
An attainment level or grade, depending on the particular year group of a pupil, can be awarded for particular major pieces of work or for general attainment over a period of time.
The attainment classification for each year group are as follows:
Year 7 and 8
Pupils will be given a banded GCSE target: Launch (1 to 3), Developing (4 to 5), Developing Plus (6 to 7), Mastery (8 to 9) and feedback against this.
Pupils will be given a GCSE target and feedback against this.
Years 10 and 11
In GCSE subjects grades 9-1 will be given according to how well they are performing compared to GCSE standards.