Assessment, Recording and Reporting
Students are regularly assessed in all subjects to ensure that work is appropriate to their needs, to check on progress made and to allow us to inform parents. Targets are set for all students as part of this process, and PBT time allows us to work with them to discuss and review progress and agree targets for improvement.
Every parent can expect the following communications within an academic year:
- Progress Tracking information will be sent home on a termly basis, one of which will contain a tutor report
- An opportunity to meet your son/daughter's group tutor (Year 7-13)
- A meeting with subject teachers
Key Stage 3
A new assessment method was introduced in the Autumn Term of 2016-17. An updated copy of the presentation can be viewed by clicking the link below. This presentation was used to explain the assessment and target setting processed used in school and across various subjects during a previous parent information evening.
Subject areas have used Ofqual guidance, along with their experience, to produced, what we hope are, clear and student-friendly ‘making progress guides’ for each area. These can be found in our 'Assessment - Making Progress' section of our school website. Students and parents can see what steps need to be taken in order to reach the next level for individual subjects.
A parent / carer guide to progress tracking has been produced to help parents understanding the progress monitoring system used by Ilkley Grammar School.
Key Stage 4
From September 2015 reformed GCSEs were introduced assessed using the new GCSE grades of 9-1. A parent / carer guide to progress tracking for Key Stage 4 has been produced to help parents / carers understanding the progress monitoring system used by Ilkley Grammar School and the national changes to GCSEs.
Key Stage 5
A guide to Post 16 progress tracking is also available to help parents understand the progress monitoring system used by Ilkley Grammar School.