Data Collection

At Key Stage Three (KS3), our Examinations and Data Department gather Key Stage 2 (KS2) prior attainment data via the Department for Education’s Key To Success portal and upload it to FFTLive (the Fischer Family Trust portal).  This data is used in-house to establish an attainment band for each student.  This data is entered into the School Information Management System (SIMS) and is used to inform teachers of the prior attainment and potential of each student.  The following criteria are used to establish the attainment bands:

SUBJECTS LOW (L) Attainers MIDDLE (M) Attainers HIGH (H) Attainers MOST ABLE cohort                 (HIGH+ Attainers)
ENGLISH Students attaining below NC Level 4 or a scaled score of 80 – 95 in KS2 English tests Students attaining NC Level 4 or a scaled score of 96 – 105 in KS2 English tests Students attaining NC Level 5 to 5.65 or a scaled score of 106 – 115 in KS2 English tests Students attaining NC Level 5.66+ or a scaled score of 116 – 120 in KS2 English tests
MATHS Students attaining below NC Level 4 or a scaled score of 80 – 95 in KS2 Mathematics tests Students attaining NC Level 4 or a scaled score of 96 – 105 in KS2 Mathematics tests Students attaining NC Level 5 to 5.65 or a scaled score of 106 – 115 in KS2 Mathematics tests Students attaining NC Level 5.66+ or a scaled score of 116 – 120 in KS2 Mathematics tests
OTHER SUBJECTS Students attaining below NC Level 4 or a scaled score of 80 – 95 in KS2 Maths and English tests (average) Students attaining NC Level 4 or a scaled score of 96 – 105 in KS2 Maths and English tests (average) Students attaining NC Level 5 to 5.65 or a scaled score of 106 – 115 in KS2 Maths and English tests (average) Students attaining NC Level 5.66+ or 116 – 120 scaled score in KS2 Maths and English tests (average)

 

Students in the Sixth Form are also organised into HML attainment bands based on GCSE average points scores.

LOW (L) Attainers MIDDLE (M) Attainers HIGH (H) Attainers
Students with an average GCSE points score of below 42.9 Students with an average GCSE points score of 43 – 48.9 Students with an average GCSE points score of above 49

As part of our work to establish a baseline profile, all Year 7 students take Cognitive Ability Tests (CATs) early in their first term.  The data is used by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Curriculum Leaders and Climate for Learning Leaders and class teachers to better understand the academic profile of the year group and the strengths / areas for development of each individual student.