Assessment

Key Assessment Dates 2020 – 2021

Base Line Assessments 12/10/2020 – 16/10/2020
Results used for Target Setting (as we have no KS2 SATs)
Assessment 1
Dates 30/11/2020 – 11/12/2020
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subjects All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 2
Dates 19/04/2021 – 30/04/2021
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subject All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 3
Dates 28/06/2021 – 09/07/2021
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subject All
Results used for Setting – Next Academic Year
Reading Test 07/09/2020 – 11/09/2020
Reports Home
Report 1 22/01/2021
Report 2 18/06/2021
Parents Evening
Wednesday 12/05/2021

Assessment 1
Dates 30/11/2020 – 11/12/2020
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subjects All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 2
Dates 19/04/2021 – 30/04/2021
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subject All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 3
Dates 28/06/2021 – 09/07/2021
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subject All
Results used for Setting – Next Academic Year
Reading Test 01/02/2021 – 12/02/2021
Reports Home
Report 1 22/01/2021
Report 2 18/06/2021
Parents Evening
Wednesday 03/03/2021

Assessment 1
Dates 30/11/2020 – 11/12/2020
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subjects All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 2
Dates 19/04/2021 – 30/04/2021
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subject All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 3
Dates 28/06/2021 – 09/07/2021
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subject All
Results used for Setting – Next Academic Year
Reading Test 01/02/2021 – 12/02/2021
Reports Home
Report 1 22/01/2021
Report 2 18/06/2021
Parents Evening
Wednesday 17/03/2021

Assessment 1
Dates 30/11/2020 – 11/12/2020
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subjects All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 2
Dates 19/04/2021 – 30/04/2021
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subject All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 3
Dates 28/06/2021 – 09/07/2021
Venue of assessments Core – Exam Hall, Non-Core – Classrooms
Subject All
Results used for Setting – Next Academic Year
Reading Test 01/02/2021 – 12/02/2021
Reports Home
Report 1 22/01/2021
Report 2 18/06/2021
Parents Evening
Wednesday 10/02/2021

Assessment 1
Dates 14/09/2020 – 25/09/2020
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subjects All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 2
Dates 11/01/2021 – 22/01/2021
Venue of assessments Exam Hall
Subject All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Reading Test 01/02/2021 – 12/02/2021
Reports Home
Report 1 23/10/2020
Report 2 05/03/2021
Parents Evening 1
Wednesday 13/01/2021
Parents Evening 2
Wednesday 31/03/2021

Assessment 1
Dates 30/11/2020 – 11/12/2020
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subjects All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 2
Dates 19/04/2021 – 30/04/2021
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subject All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 3
Dates 28/06/2021 – 09/07/2021
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subject All
Results used for Setting – Next Academic Year
Reports Home
Report 1 22/01/2021
Report 2 18/06/2021
Parents Evening
Wednesday 26/05/2021

Assessment 1
Dates 16/11/2020 – 27/11/2020
Venue of assessments Classrooms
Subjects All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Assessment 2
Dates 22/02/2021 – 05/03/2021
Venue of assessments Exam Hall
Subject All
Results used for Monitoring/Reporting to Parents
Reports Home
Report 1 08/01/2021
Report 2 31/03/2021
Parents Evening
Wednesday 20/01/2021

 

Reporting to Parents

What will be recorded in my child’s report?

Target grades

All targets are individually based on student performance in KS2 SATs.

Pathways – Target Grades for Students

It is important for all of our students to know what the minimum expectation of their GCSE grades is, all of the way through their learning journey at Kingshurst Academy.

All GCSEs subject are awarded levels from 9 – 1 rather than A* – G, so all target grades or ‘pathways’ are numerical.

All students target grades or ‘pathway’ are based on the KS2 fine level achieved at the end of Year 6. This is to match the national expectation of measuring student progress between two key points in a child’s education: the national exams sat in Y6 – ‘SATS’ and the national exams sat in Y11 GCSEs.

After completing common assessments with all of the other students in their year group across the trust a ’projection grade’ will be generated.

This trust ‘projection grade’ will be compared with the ’pathway’ to ensure students are on track with their progress.

Pathway Conversion Chart
KS2 Scaled Score Pathway
80 2
85 3
92 4
98 5
103 6
108 7
112 8

Example Student: Omar

  • Omar is in Y7.
  • He achieved roughly 100 for his SATs in Y6.
  • He is on Pathway 5.
  • He is set the target of getting 5s for all of his GCSE subjects in Y11.

Omar is ‘Pathway 5’

Trust Projection grade for each subject

The grade we report home will continue to be based around a common assessment task such as a test or extended piece of work, this assessment will have been completed by all students in the same subject and year group across the trust secondary schools. This grade will be a projected grade, which indicates what your child would be likely to achieve in their GCSE at the end of Year 11 if they continue to perform as they are currently performing. This grade is calculated using a statistical method based on that used by examination boards when assigning grades.

Tudor Habit report

At Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst we know that to flourish in life you need much more than great grades. The Tudor Habits represent the behaviours that our students require not only in the classroom but also to prosper in later life. As a result of this staff at Kingshurst report to parents and carers on how students demonstrate the Tudor Habits. This is done by giving a score of 1-5 where a 5 indicates that a student always demonstrates the Tudor Habits to an excellent standard. The Tudor Habits are separated into two categories where ‘Learning Habits’ strengthen our students’ ability to be: hardworking; inquisitive and resilient, whilst the ‘Character Habits’ encourage our students’ to be: respectful; responsible and aspirational.

Tutor Comment

As an important first port of call for all students, form tutors have an excellent all-round view of performance both inside the classroom and around the college. A tutor will comment on a range of points depending on the year group a child is in, tutors will continually monitor attendance, uniform and behaviour as well as academic successes.