Twice a year, students will receive either an 'Interim Report' or a 'Target-setting Report.' Interim reports exclusively consist of data and serve the purpose of keeping parents and carers informed about the progress of their child.
In our ‘Target-setting Report’, every subject teacher formulates two targets for each student, serving the dual purposes of:
Subject teachers craft these targets based on areas for improvement identified through assessed work and diagnostic feedback. It is crucial that these targets are tailored to the specific needs of each student.
Please take note: If a subject class is handled by more than one teacher, the respective teacher's name will be included at the end of each target.
Students will undertake a variety of different assessments over the course of their school career. These include classwork, homework, tests, projects, coursework, oral and practicals.
Assessment can take many forms including:
Assessments are useful for a variety of reasons:
Departments have identified the knowledge, skills and aptitudes needed in their subject for a student to be ‘meeting’ Finchley Catholic High School expectations by the end of Key Stage 3.
From this, departments have identified the knowledge, skills and aptitudes needed in their subject for a student to be:
Assessments which are set for the whole cohort will be graded according to this criteria and targets set which will support students to make further progress.
A predicted grade is a grade that the teacher believes an individual student will achieve in the final GCSE or ALEVEL examinations, given the assessment evidence they currently hold on that student.
At an earlier stage of the course, the student may not yet be working at the level of the prediction, but as the student moves closer to the final exam period, the gap between the grade the student is working at and their prediction will narrow. The teacher will use their judgement of what students producing similar work with similar learning habits have typically achieved in previous years when making their judgement. However, this performance needs to be sustained over time if this grade is to become a reality and therefore should not be considered a definite minimum outcome.
Predicted grades will be ‘fine graded’ which means that each subjects will have a letter attached indicating how securely a student falls into that particular grade band; for example, a Grade 5A will indicate a strong Grade 5, with the potential to move up to Grade 6, a Grade 5B will indicate a solid Grade 5 and a Grade 5C is just within the Grade 5 grade band, so there is a risk that it will fall into the lower grade band.
Our Behaviour for Learning (BfL) continuum is a learning concept that aims to support students with establishing positive relationships between self, others and the curriculum. When these three elements are promoted and nurtured in unison in a classroom, a culture of positive learning behaviour is embraced.
At data reports this grade is awarded for work done ‘in class ‘and ‘out of class’.