Students’ assessment now reflects expectations that have been placed upon us by national policy, chiefly the requirements to stop using National Curriculum levels in Year 7 – 9, and the move of GCSEs to a new 9 – 1 grading system over the next few years. What this means for 2016 – 17 is:
- In Year 12 and Year 13 students continue to be assessed using grades A* – E.
- For students in Year 11, English and Maths will appear on the report using the new 9 – 1 scale for GCSE; all other subjects will continue to use A* – G.
- In Year 10 the majority of GCSE subjects will use the new 9 – 1 grades, but there still may be the odd exception, such as Ancient History or Business, where new GCSEs are not yet written for the subject and so you will see an A* – G grade.
- All students in Year 7, 8 and 9 will be given a grade from 9 – 1 which will correspond to the new GCSE grading system as opposed to old National Curriculum levels. This will mean students can now be assessed using the same scale from Year 7 all of the way up to Year 11.