Key Stage 3 students are assessed regularly throughout Years 7 to 9.  These assessments can take a variety of forms and they are used to monitor progress throughout the Key Stage.  After an assessment the student will be given a grade for that subject.  Students are set end of year targets in Key Stage 3 based on them making aspirational progress from either their Key Stage 2 SATs or the grade they achieved at the end of the previous year.

Key Stage 4 students at Bradon Forest are graded using the new GCSE grading system of 9-1 in all of their subjects and are set targets for their final GCSE exams.  These targets are aspirational and based primarily on their Key Stage 2 SATs.  Assessments are based on GCSE or BTEC exam material and provide an accurate assessment of the progress being made.

Students, parents and carers are provided with assessment information three times a year in Years 7, 8 and 9 and four times in Years 10 and 11. The reports will include their Attitudes to Learning and Attitude to Quality of Work (including homework). During the year students have extended tutor times to look in detail at their data capture sheet, reflect on their progress and examine their next steps.

Any questions regarding the data capture sheets should be directed to your child’s tutor in the first instance.

Bradon Forest Attitudes to Learning and Attitude to Quality of Work

Bradon Forest Examination and Assessment page

Bradon Forest exam results and government performance tables link