The assessment summary letter sent home at each assessment point is an accurate reflection of what Sixth Form students have achieved in both their formal assessments and their wider work across the term. There are three assessment points throughout the year when grades will be reported. Depending on each individual subjects’ needs, students may be assessed on content from across the two-year course as academic research suggests that this type of assessment provides a clearer indication of their progress and develops the necessary skills for A Levels. Students will also receive one written formal report.
Sixth Form minimum targets are set based on prior GCSE performance, using an average point score and comparison to a national database via an external service called ALPS. At A Level students receive alphabetical grades (A*–E). The following summarises the information shown on each assessment letter.
This is reported as an A Level fine grade and is based on a student’s performance in the termly assessments and their academic performance. This comprises the whole grade (A*–E) plus a fine grade element (1, 2 and 3) as explained as follows:
This encompasses all aspects of the student’s commitment to learning, both in and out of class, and is graded as follows:
In addition, mock results will be included when sat, which will consist of raw marks and corresponding grades. Grade boundaries will be included to assist in interpreting the results.