Three reports are sent home to parents/carers over the course of the academic year. These reports provide information on current attainment, attitude to learning and homework scores.
We also produce one report each academic year which contains written comments on your child's progress. Please note, written reports are not necessarily sent at the end of the academic year.
Should you wish to discuss your child's progress at any other time during the year, then please contact your child's form tutor for further information.
The student report explained
The details below give further context to the information you will receive with your son/daughters report.
Each student is tested for their reading age. A reading age of 11 years and 3 months means the child has the reading ability you would expect of an 11 year old. The result (given in years and months) should be at least the same as their actual age. Any reading ages below a student’s actual age require extra practice and support at home and school to improve. All students should be encouraged to read on a daily basis for information and enjoyment.
Attitude and Homework
The table below shows the descriptors for the homework and attitude scores:
|E||Exceptional – Pupils are outstanding and frequently exceed teacher’s expectations.|
|1||Outstanding – every effort is made to strive for excellence.|
|2||Good – students always meet basic expectations but do not always strive for excellence.|
|3||Requires improvement – bare minimum expectations are met.|
|4||Inadequate – basic expectations are not met.|
Students are issued a current attainment level (CAL) for each subject at three points during the year. This level is based on their work in class to date as well as any assessments which have been carried out. It is reported as a points score (please see the conversion table below).
End of Year Target
This is the target points score we expect students to obtain at the end of the academic year.
This is the target points score students are working towards at the end of year 11. Equivalent GCSE scores can be found on the following conversion table.
Points Score Conversion Table
The conversion table below shows the equivalent points scores and GCSE point score.
|NFS Point Scores||New GCSE Levels|
|5 - 19||1|
|30 - 39||3|
|40 - 49||4|
|80 - 89||8|
- Year 10 get ready for the world of work!
Pupils plan and write their CVs (PSHE - 19/04/2018)
- Year 8 learn how to stay safe on line
Digital footprint (PSHE - 19/04/2018)
- Natural form photography
Year 9 work on their photography skills capturing spring! (Art - 17/04/2018)
- E.on Creative Conductors Workshop
Year 7 (Science - 15/04/2018)
- Big Bang 2018
NEC Birmingham (Science - 15/04/2018)