ASSESSMENT & ACHIEVEMENT AT FHS

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Key Stage 3

Students will not be set end of key stage targets and will instead have Assessed Curriculum Related Expectations (ACREs) for all subjects.  In addition to ongoing assessments that take place during lessons, end of year examinations will take place during a scheduled assessment window towards the end of the school year. Progress towards ACREs is measured twice a year by class teachers and reported to parents alongside other key pieces of information regarding students’ attitude to learning, behaviour and attendance.

Parents will receive two Screening and Progress Reports (SPRs) for their child over the course of the year.  The tracking and reporting of progress will be based around four progress indicators to describe how well students are progressing towards the Assessed Curriculum Related Expectations (see below).

Progress Indicator
Exceeding
Expected
Developing
Emerging

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Key Stage Four

Year 10 students will be set aspirational end of Key Stage Four targets in the form of achievement bands during the first half of Autumn term.  The achievement bands relate to expected GCSE grades (or non-GCSE equivalents) and are assigned based on a broad range of information including, amongst other things, Key Stage Two SATs results and progress towards ACREs at Key Stage Three. Ongoing teacher assessment and reporting of progress will ensure that achievement bands provide the appropriate level of motivation and challenge.

In addition to assessments that take place during lessons, each year students complete a minimum of one formal pre-public examination (PPE) in each subject.  As with Key Stage Three, parents will receive two Screening and Progress Reports (SPRs) for their child over the course of the year.  The achievement bands and the indicators of progress against the bands are detailed in the tables below:

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Progress Indicator
Exceptional
Above Expectation
In Line with Expectation
Below Expectation
Significantly Below Expectation

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Key Stage Five

In the Sixth Form, students will also be set aspirational targets in the form of achievement bands.  The targets will be set using the GCSE grades students attained at the end of Key Stage Four with the higher grade in the band challenging A Level and VTQ students to achieve grades that fall in line with how students perform in the top 25% of post-16 providers nationally.

Students sit termly pre-public examinations (PPEs) in all subjects and the results of these examinations are reported to parents.  As with Key Stages Three and Four, parents will receive two Screening and Progress Reports (SPRs) for their child over the course of the year.  The achievement bands and the indicators of progress against the bands are detailed in the tables below:

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Progress Indicator
Exceptional
Above Expectation
In Line with Expectation
Below Expectation
Significantly Below Expectation

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Reporting Progress

Alongside the progress indicators used for the different key stages, Effort, Homework and Behaviour are also graded by teachers at each reporting point.  In addition to the above progress information, one of the SPRs will contain a short statement for each subject, identifying one strength and one learning target.  All reports will include important attendance information and a summary of Rewards / Behaviour Points.  Examples of SPRs for each key stage are detailed below and more information can be found by accessing the Assessment and Achievement Policy.

Finally, parents of students in all year groups will have the opportunity to attend a Subject Consultation Evening each year when they will have the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress in each subject with his/her subject teachers.

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Formby High School

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Contact Us

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t:   01704 873100 / 877383

e:   [email protected]

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FORMBY HIGH SCHOOL
Freshfield Road
Formby
Liverpool
L37 3HW

Headteacher: Mr D Mackenzie

twitter: @FormbyHigh

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Key Documents

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