At Key Stage 4 we issue 6 progress reports a year, one every 6-7 weeks. The reports summarise a student’s Attitude to Learning, Current Grade and Predicted Grade (the grade that is predicted to be on the GCSE certificate in August of Year 11).

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

Below are the criteria we use for grading students on their Attitude to Learning. We currently use the gradings of Outstanding, Meets Expectations, Requires Some Improvement and Well Below Expectations.

 

Attitude

Outstanding

Students always demonstrate most or all of the following attributes:

Meets Expectations

Students typically demonstrate most or all of the following attributes:

Requires Some Improvement

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

Well Below Expectation

Students 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

Students always demonstrate most or all of the following attributes:

Meets Expectations

Students typically demonstrate most or all of the following attributes:

Requires Some Improvement

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

Well Below Expectation

Students 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 setbacks.

 

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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