Attainment Tracker Guidance – If you have any specific comments you’d like to make, please email attainmenttracker@saltashcloud.net

Attainment has only been reported by those subjects who have 3 or more lessons a fortnight.  All subjects have reported on Attitude to Learning (A2L).

Your child has been given end of Key Stage 4 Minimum Expected Grades (MEG) in each subject which are based on GCSE grades. Each grade has been set based on your child’s KS2 outcome, using a National Data Package (Fischer Family Trust) which also takes into account their gender, month of birth and other contextual factors. MEGs are given as whole numbers but we are using sub levels within our assessments to inform you and your child how secure they are within a grade.

9A**
8A*
7A
6A/B
5B/C (Strong Pass)
4C (Standard Pass)
3D
2E/F
1G
SNot yet achieved
   At the end of the course, pupils will not be graded A* – G but will be graded on a scale of 9 – 1. The grades cannot be directly compared to the old GCSE grades as the content and exam style is more difficult however, the exam grades and boundaries are approximately as follows:

asecure at this grade and has mastered most of the requirements. With some intervention the next grade is achievable
bsecure at this grade and has mastered many of the requirements
csecure at this grade and has begun to master the requirements
dthe grade is less secure and, without intervention, it might not be achieved

The following diagram represents the expected student progress paths through Key Stage 3 and 4.

The following diagram represents the expected student progress paths through Key Stage 3 and 4.

Although we are using linear flight paths to track progress, there will be times when your child is slightly below the flight path and at other times slightly above. This is still 'expected progress'. Students who are not on track are not failing and there is not an immediate cause for concern, but it may indicate that your child may need extra support in that subject area.

Intervention will be put in place for students who remain below the flight path for a sustained period of time. It is important to understand that your child’s attainment may move up or down at each attainment tracker depending on their performance in that particular unit of work and progress towards the specific key concepts taught.

We have colour coded the Attainment Tracker so that you are able to see, at a glance, whether or not your child is on track to achieve, at least, the MEG at the end of Year 11.

Blueabove current expected flightpath
Greenon current expected flightpath
Yellowbelow current expected flightpath

Data descriptions

What does End of KS4 Minimum Expected Grade mean?

This is the most probable grade achievable based on performance data and professional judgment by the end of Year 11.

What does Current Assessment mean?

This is the estimated grade that your child is currently working at, based on classwork and homework.

What does Attitude to Learning (A2L) mean?

A2L is based on a number of different factors as shown below.  For real progress to be achieved, the A2L grade needs to be 1 or 2.

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An outstanding LEARNer always:A good LEARNer usually:A LEARNer who requires improvement sometimes:A poor LEARNer rarely:
Listens to teachers and others and does not talk when someone else is talking
Enters the school and classroom on time, with the correct equipment, ready to learn
Aims to produce work of the highest standard at all times
Respects the rights of others; does not disrupt their learning or their enjoyment of life
Never has anything but their best presentation in books; underlined, titled and dated

TEAM Points – Positive behaviour descriptors:

TENACITYAnything where a student has produced work above and beyond their expected standard. Worked outside of their comfort zone. Completed a difficult task.

EMPATHYAny behaviour from a student that involved sharing, caring and supporting for the others in their class. Emotional, academic, physical support of peers. Excellent listening skills

ASPIRATIONWell-presented books. Good progress in lessons. Good/improved grades in tests. Leadership roles in class. Challenge themselves in their learning.

MOTIVATION Showing a desire to learn. Regularly responding to and asking questions. Correct equipment. Excellent behaviour.

LEARNing Behaviour Points – Behaviour descriptors:

LISTENS to teachers and others and does not talk when someone else is talking

ENTERS the school and classroom on time, with the correct equipment, ready to learn

AIMS to produce work of the highest standard at all times

RESPECTS the rights of others; does not disrupt their learning or their enjoyment of life

NEVER has anything but their best presentation in books; underlined, titled and dated

Students’ have the opportunity to purchase stationary from our class charts store with the TEAM points they receive.