Formal school reports are produced twice a year for all Year 6-13 students. School reports may only be issued on paper (not electronically) on or after published release dates and times.
In addition to academic attainment data and attitudes to learning, winter and summer reports include the following pastoral data.
Please note that that although summer reports include the complete data for the entire academic year, winter report data is accurate at the time of compilation of the report, which may be some time prior to the report release date. As a consequence, pastoral data on winter reports is only indicative.
Student achievement over Terms 1 and 2 is recorded on the winter report, which is issued to parents in January.
National Curriculum levels and/or achievement grades on winter reports in Years 6-10 represent the best possible judgment of the overall level at which each student has been working during Terms 1 and 2, based on all of the available evidence. Formal assessments and level-assessed tasks are of particular importance in informing such judgments.
Winter report grades for Year 11-13 are the same as the January mock or midyear examination grades, with the exception that some subject teams may take into account oral or practical components, administered by teaching teams outside the official examination session. However, for winter reporting purposes, subject teams do not take into account the results of any additional written papers held outside the official examination schedule. The indicative Grade A* at AS Level for 90%+ that is used within the school is not used on winter reports. Subject teams which do not hold Year 11 mock or Sixth Form midyear examinations report the best possible formally assessed judgment of attainment to date.
Grade X is recorded on Year 11-13 winter reports in any of the following situations:
Grade X is recorded irrespective of the reasons for absence or non-submission.
Student achievement over the entire academic year is recorded on the summer report.
In Years 6-9, the summer report level and/or grade for the year is awarded using the level-grade equivalence tables for Terms 3-5. Equal consideration is given to the assessment evidence collected throughout the year, including formal assessments, and the end-of-year examination (where one is held). In National Curriculum (NC) subjects, for students who were at BSK the previous academic year, a progress indicator shows the number of NC sublevels of progress throughout the past year. For example, Level 5b the previous summer and Level 6a now is +2 sublevels of progress.
In Year 10, for subjects in which an end-of-year examination is held, the summer report grade is in every case the same as the end-of-year examination. For other subjects, a summative judgment is based on the best possible assessment evidence.
In the event that a Year 6-10 student is absent for an end-of-year examination, the student may not sit it (or an alternative paper) separately, on another date or at another time. Upon receipt by the Department Coordinator of a medical report demonstrating genuine illness or injury, the relevant subject team will base a final level and/or grade on the available assessment evidence. Other authorised absences will be treated likewise. Absence for unauthorised reasons, or if insufficient assessment evidence exists, will result in the assignment of Grade X.
Year 6-10 summer reports also include a comment written by the class tutor.
In Years 11-13, predicted grades (in the range A*-U for Year 11, A-U for AS Level and A*-U for A Level) are included on reports which are issued prior to the commencement of summer study leave. Predicted grades are not included for subjects in which students have not entered the final examinations.
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