What this looks like in practice (KS4)
In the example above the student has been given a grade A as an FLHS target for History. The student is demonstrating a positive Attitude to Learning and their Behaviour is good. Whilst the student is currently working at a B (below target), the teacher is projecting that by the end of the course the student will achieve an A. The school uses the projected grade to track progress. This student is not a cause for concern.
In this example the student has an FLHS target of a grade A. This student is underachieving. They are currently working at grade C but also the teacher projects that they will only achieve a grade C at the end of KS4. This student would be a cause for concern.
Switch to Numerical Grades
In line with government changes a number of subjects are now reported and graded in numerical grades on a scale of 1-9. Grade 9 will be the new highest grade. Numerical grades are also reported as ‘fine grades’ as explained below.
Not all subjects switch to numerical grades at the same time, some will still be reported using A*-G, also in a ‘fine grade’ format. The ‘fine grade’ is shown to the right of the main grade, in ‘numerical’ or ‘letter format’.
- ‘a’ or ‘1’ next to the grade (e.g. 4a or C1 ) indicates that it is secure and the teacher is confident that this is the grade the student is currently working at / is the grade he/she is projected to achieve at the end of Y11.
- ‘b’ or ‘2’ next to the grade (e.g. 4b or C2) indicates that it is almost secure. The teacher is largely confident that this is the grade the student is currently working at / is the grade he/she is projected to achieve at the end of Y11.
- ‘c’ or ‘3’ next to the grade (e.g. 4c or C3) indicates that it is not yet secure. The student has at times shown the potential to achieve this grade but is not yet consistently working at the grade or may not achieve the grade at the end of Y11. More effort is required to secure the grade fully.