Assessment Criteria - W-9

Students' progress is reported on a termly basis.

Please note that from September 2015 National Curriculum levels have been removed in schools. We therefore measure students progress against a set of criteria which the school has devised. These are based on the skills represented by the new GCSE 9-1 grade criteria.

Progress of students in Year 7, 8 and 9 is measured against this W-9 scale, where grade W represents a student who is working towards the skills required for a grade 1. This same scale will be used as they progress through to Year 11.

We use Key Stage 2 test results along with our own baseline testing to determine students' starting point on this scale in each subject. We aim for students to move up 4 grades between Year 7 and Year 11, although we are acutely aware that progress is rarely linear for individuals or within certain subjects. When students reach Key Stage 4 the focus will be on achieving and exceeding their target grades.

HCHS criteria for the W-9 grades awarded in each subject will be published shortly

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