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Key Stage Four Reporting – Frequently Asked Questions
Pupils are provided with a minimum target grade for all subjects that they study, and this is the Fischer Family Trust (FFT) target grade. This is a GCSE prediction made from Key Stage 2 results. These predictions take into account the individual subjects and a number of other pupil factors and are provided for the school. The FFT target is the minimum grade that we would expect the pupil to achieve in her GCSE examination in that particular subject. If a student does not have any KS2 data, then they will be provided with a target based upon their CATs result.
Targets are shared with each pupil during a teacher-pupil conversation. During the GCSE course, targets may be reviewed depending on attainment and progress.
Each pupil’s current attainment level is reported as a grade. In addition to this, “working to deadlines” is also reported. This is reported as a number with the following meanings:
1 – all work has been submitted on time.
2 – no more than two pieces of late work.
3 – more than two pieces of late work.
4 – not applicable (this subject does not set formal homework)
As above and a parent/carer meeting is also offered to discuss a pupil’s individual progress with each of their subject teachers.
A parent/carer meeting is offered to discuss individual progress with each of the subject teachers. A further report is also issued that includes current attainment and “working to deadlines” for each of the subjects which are studied. This is accessed through e-Portal.
A written report is issued that includes comments from both form tutors and subject tutors on pupil progress. Attainment and "working to deadlines" is also reported.
A full written report on pupils’ progress for the year in each subject is available on e-Portal. This includes comments from both form tutors and subject tutors on pupil progress. Attainment and “working to deadlines” is also reported.
By comparing the attainment grade with the FFT grades previously received, you should be able to monitor progress throughout the Key Stage.
GCSE results for subjects that take specific units will be reported through ePortal in August.
GCSE results will be reported in August.
Throughout the term, the progress of pupils will be monitored against the FFT targets and shared with the pupils. If we are concerned about progress, we will contact you.
Attainment is provided as a grade and you are also provided with a Fischer Family Trust (FFT) target grade for each subject. This is a GCSE prediction made from Key Stage 2 results. These predictions take into account the individual subjects and a number of other pupil factors and are provided for the school. The FFT target is the minimum grade that we would expect the pupil to achieve in her GCSE examination in that particular subject.
As the academic year progresses, and the pupil approaches the GCSE examinations, you would expect the attainment grade to match the FFT target grade.
Pupils record their individual subject targets and their current attainment grades in their planners. They will also have recorded written “next step” targets either in their planner and/or within their subject work and so will be able to explain to you their current progress within each subject area. We encourage you to engage in a dialogue together about current progress within each subject, current attainment and next steps to improve.
If there are concerns about progress within particular subject areas, we will contact you. However, if you are concerned, then please do contact us.