At Wetherby High School we believe effective communication about progress is crucial to our team ethos, so at the end of each half term parents and carers will receive a paper copy of their child's progress report.
As students are assessed throughout the year, this report will set out the following information for each subject they study:
How much progress they have made
How resilient they are when facing challenges
The level of independence they show
How motivated they are
How empathic they are in coaching
The effort shown through home learning
As part of our commitment to being partners in learning, the Progress Report is discussed by each child and their coach and they set targets together for the following half term. The content of the report also forms the basis for conversations at Meet Your Coach Days.
Good progress is also rewarded at the end of each full term, with assemblies celebrating success. Certificates are presented to students demonstrating outstanding Character for Achievement attributes such as progress, resilience, independence, motivation, empathy and home learning. Recognition is also given for 100% attendance.
Assessment & Reporting
The video below explains assessment & reporting:
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Examinations and Grading
The way examinations are sat and graded will change from this year.
A new grading scale that uses the numbers 9-1 to identify levels of performance (with 9 being the top level) will be introduced when examinations are sat at the end of the course.
The first assessment of the new two-year GCSE courses that start in September 2015 will be in June 2017. The subjects that adopt these changes from September 2016 will be assessed first in June 2018.
These examinations will be linear GCSEs, with assessment to be taken at the end of the course in June. There will be re-sit opportunities in November for English Language and Mathematics only.
Students will be assessed by external exam only, except where non-exam assessment is the only way to provide valid assessment of the skills required. English Literature, English Language, and Mathematics will be externally assessed.
Examinations will only be split into foundation and higher tiers in certain subjects.