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Student Progress

We are determined to provide the highest quality education for all students. In order to help parents and carers understand the data that we use to monitor progress and to help support the students, we have outlined our processes below.

How are students assessed at school?

At Lady Manners School we assess and monitor student progress in a number of ways.

  • Students receive written feedback and HTIs (how to improve) from their subject teachers which can be found in students’ exercise books or on submitted written work or test papers. It is written in red pen so that it is easily identifiable.
  • Students receive oral feedback from their subject teachers.
  • Students receive online feedback through Class Charts.
  • Students respond to feedback in green pen during MAD (make a difference) time in lessons.
  • Students sit a range of formal assessments, tests and examinations for which they receive a score or grade.
  • Students discuss their progress with their form tutor.
  • At three points during the year, we give students progress grades and also grades for their engagement in learning and independent learning.

Will parents and carers receive any progress data?

Yes. In addition to the feedback provided in exercise books and after assessments, we collect data about each student at three points during the year. Students will be provided with a summary of this data to discuss with their form tutor and parents and carers will be provided with a copy of the data via an interim or summary report. We also hold at least one parents’ evening for each year group per year, before which you will receive an interim report. Each student’s Head of Year is a good point of contact if parents and carers wish to discuss their child’s progress.

How can parents and carers help their children to progress?

  • Discuss the written feedback in their exercise books and help their child to set targets or areas for development.
  • Monitor the cycle data and discuss changes with their child.
  • Encourage their child to engage in effective independent learning at home by helping to provide space and time for study.
  • Encourage their child to read to develop strong literacy skills and to be inquisitive about learning.

Understanding the data

An explanation of the grades we provide are given below (click on the links to expand):

Year 7

Information to follow.

Years 8 and 9

Subject

This is the subject being studied.

Target Grade

This is a target grade for the end of Year 11. This grade is calculated using the average point score gained at Key Stage 2 and is a statistical target. Grades at GCSE range from 1-9 (9 is the highest).

Progress Grade

This is the progress that the subject teacher is forecasting for the student. Grades are as follows:

  1. Current progress is outstanding and indicates that the student is likely to exceed the GCSE target band by one or more grades.
  2. Current progress is good and indicates that the student is on track to achieve within the GCSE target band.
  3. Current progress indicates that the student is likely to achieve below the GCSE target band by one grade.
  4. Current progress is weak and indicates that the student is likely to achieve below the GCSE target band by two or more grades.
Engagement in Learning (EiL)

This grade is based upon the student’s engagement in learning during lessons. Grades available are:

  1. Excellent
  2. Good
  3. Inconsistent
  4. Poor

Click here for more detailed definitions of EiL codes.

Independent Learning (IL)

This grade is based upon the student’s engagement in learning outside of lessons. Grades available are:

  1. Excellent
  2. Good
  3. Inconsistent
  4. Poor

Click here for more detailed definitions of IL codes.

Years 10 and 11

Subject

This is the GCSE or vocational subject being studied.

Target Grade (or 'KS4 Number Target' shaded green in Class Charts)

This is a target grade for the end of Year 11. This grade is calculated using the average point score gained at Key Stage 2 and is a statistical target. We encourage our Year 11 students to meet or exceed this target. Grades at GCSE range from 1-9 (9 is the highest) and for vocational subjects: Level 1 or Level 2 at Pass / Merit / Distinction / Distinction*

Predicted Grade (or 'Y10 Cy2 Prog' shaded orange in Class Charts)

This is the grade that the subject teacher is forecasting that the student will achieve at the end of the course, based on current performance. Grades at GCSE range from 1-9 (and U) and for vocational subjects: Pass / Merit / Distinction / Distinction* (and Fail).

Engagement in Learning (EiL) (or 'Y10 Cy2 EIL' shaded blue in Class Charts)

This grade is based upon the student’s engagement in learning during lessons. Grades available are:

  1. Excellent
  2. Good
  3. Inconsistent
  4. Poor

Click here for more detailed definitions of EiL codes.

Independent Learning (IL) (or 'Y10 Cy2 IL' shaded blue in Class Charts)

This grade is based upon the student’s engagement in learning outside of lessons. Grades available are:

  1. Excellent
  2. Good
  3. Inconsistent
  4. Poor

Click here for more detailed definitions of IL codes.

Years 12 and 13

Subject

This is the A Level or vocational subject being studied.

Target Grade

This is a target grade for the end of Year 13. This grade is calculated by a system known as Alps, using the average point score gained at GCSE and offers challenge and aspiration to the student. Grades at A Level range from A*-E and for vocational subjects: Distinction* / Distinction / Merit / Pass.

Predicted Grade

This is the grade that the subject teacher is forecasting that the student will achieve at the end of the course, based on current performance. Grades at A Level range from A*-E (and U) and for vocational subjects, Distinction* / Distinction / Merit / Pass.

Engagement in Learning (EiL)

This grade is based upon the student’s engagement in learning during lessons. Grades available are:

  1. Excellent
  2. Good
  3. Inconsistent
  4. Poor

Click here for more detailed definitions of EiL codes.

Independent Learning (IL)

This grade is based upon the student’s engagement in learning outside of lessons. Grades available are:

  1. Excellent
  2. Good
  3. Inconsistent
  4. Poor

Click here for more detailed definitions of IL codes.