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A guide to understanding Year 10 Reports

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BBA Guide to Year 10 Reports (Nov 17)

For all subjects, Bristol Brunel Academy will provide students and parents with a current grade only at this stage.

We will provide students with a target grade at the next reporting cycle. The target grade will show what the learners, based on their key stage 2 results from primary school, are statistically likely to achieve based on results in those subjects achieved by pupils with the same prior attainment at key stage 2 nationally. 

The current grade shows the learners and parents that if they were to sit the final examination today, this is what they would achieve.

We will provide students with a predicted grade at the next reporting cycle. The predicted grade shows the learners and parents what we believe the learner will achieve based on their current assessments, classwork, homework and attitude to learning.

On the reports, you will see a mix of numbers and letters. I hope to explain below the meaning.

Subject

Target Grade

Current Grade

Predicted Grade

Coursework

Effort

Behaviour

Homework

English

4

3=

4-

Not Applicable

Good

Outstanding

Good

Classical Civilisations

C

D3

D1

Good

Good

Good

Good

Business BTEC

Pass

Merit2

Pass1

Requires Improvement

Good

Good

Good

 

 

 

9-1 Grades

A new grading structure has been introduced, from grade 9 to 1, to replace the familiar A* - G grading scale. The DfE and Ofqual have provided the following grid to show a comparison between the old and new grading systems. This has been in place for English and Mathematics for one academic year already and this academic year most other GCSE subjects change to 9 to 1 also.

A 5 is classed as a good pass. The DfE has stated that a 4 will be the benchmark needed to access Level 3 courses at Post 16 in September 2017.

 

 

 

 

9-1 Grades

This grade will be sub-divided into fine grades to demonstrate how secure the student is within the grade boundary.

This fine grading takes the form of a +, = or – next to the grade. In the example of a student in the ‘5’ grade boundary the fine grades mean the following

  • 5+    a secure 5 grade and with intervention has a good chance of a 6 grade
  • 5=    a 5 grade is most likely but will require intervention to secure
  • 5-    an insecure 5 grade and will require intervention to secure

A*-G Grades

For most subjects, students will still achieve an A* - G grade. This fine grading takes the form of a number 1, 2 or 3 next to the grade. In the example of a student in the C grade boundary the numbers mean the following

  • C1   a secure C grade and with intervention has a good chance of a B grade
  • C2   a C grade is most likely but will require intervention to secure
  • C3   an insecure C grade, shows ability at this grade and will require intervention to secure.

BTEC Courses

BTEC courses will continue to be graded Distinction*, Distinction, Merit or Pass. Here the fine grading also takes the form of a number. In the example of a student in the ‘Merit’ grade boundary the numbers mean the following

  • Merit1   a secure Merit grade and with intervention has a good chance of a Distinction grade
  • Merit2   a Merit grade is most likely but will require intervention to secure
  • Merit3  an insecure Merit grade, shows ability at this grade and will require intervention to   secure.

BTEC First Awards are Level 1/Level 2 qualifications. They broadly equate to GCSE grades as below.

             BTEC First Award Grade                    GCSE Grade

             Level 2 Distinction*                                    A*

             Level 2 Distinction                                       A

             Level 2 Merit                                                B

             Level 2 Pass                                                 C

             Level 1 Pass                                                E/F

If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact your child’s subject teachers or Tutor in the first instance.