At Key Stage 4 we issue 6 progress reports a year, one every 6-7 weeks. The report summarises the pupil’s Attitude to Learning, current grade and predicted grade (what will be on the GCSE certificate in August of Year 11).

Year 10 and 11 have Parent Consultation evenings in November and January following the Year 11 mocks in December.

Below is the criteria we use for grading pupils on their Attitude to Learning. We currently use the grading’s of Outstanding, Meets Expectations, Requires some Improvement and Well below Expectations

 

Attitude

Outstanding

Pupils always demonstrate most or all of the following attributes:

Meets Expectations

Typically demonstrates the most or all of the following attributes:

Requires some Improvement

Pupils do not consistently display a good attitude to learning  and typically display most or all of the following attributes:

Well below Expectation

Pupils persistently fail to meet  basic expectations for learning and typically display most or all of the following attributes:

x

Responsibility

Shows  a desire for learning and a passion for the subject

 

Often exceeds lesson expectations

 

Presents written work  to best of ability  and takes pride in all aspects of work

 

Listens attentively and remains focused

 

Contributes enthusiastically in lessons

 

Actively asks and answers questions

 

Brings correct kit and equipment

 

Takes responsibility for catching up

 

Makes every effort to achieve or exceed target grade

 

Meets homework deadlines and completes above expectations

 

Work collaboratively and supports others

 

Is highly self -motivated to achieve

 

Maintains excellent study habits – manages time efficiently

 

Is an active role model to others

 

Very independent – works extremely well without teacher direction

 

Meets uniform policy at all times and is well presented

 

Is enthusiastic about learning

 

Meets all lesson expectations

 

Takes pride in presentation of work

 

Stays focused on tasks set

 

Makes an active contribution to the lesson

 

Is willing to ask and answer questions

 

Remembers kit and equipment

 

Works hard to achieve and maintain target grade

 

Hands homework in on time to the best of their ability

 

Works well with others

 

Is developing good study habits

 

Mostly able to work without teacher direction

 

Is a positive role model to others

 

Meets uniform requirements

 

 

Usually engages with the learning but sometimes needs encouragement to do so

 

Can meet lesson expectations but sometimes needs reminders to maintain this

 

Does not always present work to the best of his/her ability

 

Does not always bring the correct kit or equipment

 

Is sometimes off task during lessons but responds to re-direction

 

Does not always hand homework in on time

 

Homework is completed but not always to best of ability

 

Sometimes rushes to complete work rather than take time to produce their best work

 

Can work collaboratively but often requires support to do so

 

Able to work independently but can be reluctant to do so

 

Sometimes requires intervention/support of others to finish work/achieve task

 

Looks for excuses for underachievement

 

Needs reminding about uniform expectations

Is frequently reluctant to engage with the learning

 

Frequently needs reminding about the lesson expectations

 

Often fails to respond to teacher re-direction

 

Frequently forgets kit or equipment

 

Avoids lesson/work

 

Does not meet homework deadlines

 

Does not produce homework to an acceptable standard

 

Often has work that is unfinished

 

Negatively affects the learning of others

 

Takes no responsibility for own learning

 

 

Will not work independently and needs constant

reminders/encouragement to achieve goals

 

Intentionally fails to meet uniform requirements on a regular basis

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson attendance has fallen below 20% which makes it difficult to make judgments about attitude to learning

Attitude

Outstanding

Pupils always demonstrate most or all of the following attributes:

Meets Expectations

Typically demonstrates the most or all of the following attributes:

Requires some Improvement

Pupils do not consistently display a good attitude to learning  and typically display most or all of the following attributes:

Well below Expectation

Pupils persistently fail to meet  basic expectations for learning and typically display most or all of the following attributes:

x

Resilience

 

Relishes challenge and goes above and beyond to improve

 

Improves and learns from set backs

 

Perseveres until tasks are completed

 

Will go the extra mile in all aspects of learning

 

Confidently demonstrates originality of thought

 

Sets the bar high and strives to reach the next level

 

Responds to challenge and tries hard to improve

 

Is able to overcome set backs

 

Accepts that mistakes are a part of learning and works to overcome difficulties

 

Developing confidence in own opinions

 

Tries to always achieve their target grade

 

Gives up too easily

 

Sometimes takes critical feedback personally

 

Does not always believe in their own potential

 

Does not always maintain a positive attitude when asked to make improvements

 

Does not try to achieve their target grade

 

 

Makes little or no effort to produce work to ability

 

Gives up frequently

 

Has no self –belief

 

Does not make improvements

 

Reluctant to contribute

Lesson attendance has fallen below 20% which makes it difficult to make judgments about attitude to learning

Reflection

 

Responds diligently and thoughtfully during RICE time

 

Responds positively to advice from teachers/parents/carers and always acts upon this

 

Carefully checks and redrafts work until desired goal is achieved

 

Learns from mistakes

 

Seeks information to improve

 

Sets challenging targets for self-improvement

 

Recognises their own strengths and areas for improvement and puts in place strategies to address this

 

Responds well during RICE time

 

Listens to advice from teachers/parents/carers and mostly acts upon this

 

Checks and redrafts work to improve

 

Is aware of own strengths and how to improve

 

Offers some response to feedback given during RICE time

 

Does not always act on advice given to improve

 

May need frequent reminders to complete RICE activities

 

Often submits work without editing/checking/re-drafting

 

Frequently makes the same mistakes over and over again

 

Does not consider the impact their behaviour has on others

 

 

 

Reluctant to respond during RICE time

 

Shows little if any response to feedback

 

Submits work that has not been checked/edited

 

Continues to make same mistakes over and over again

 

Does not aspire to improve

 

Disengaged from learning

 

Does not appear to care about making improvements

 

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