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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:54 pm 
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I've got to admit defeat - I used to understand the reports and what everything meant in terms of achievement, goals and areas for improvement :? Is anyone else struggling, like we are? I've contacted the form tutor but don't expect an answer until the New Year. As DH and I have different ways of working, the combination of two minds coming together should have been enough to decipher the guides the school provided, as this usually works.

So, my fellow CoCHSG chums (said in an an Antoine de Caunes-style) - who has the key to restoring our sanity? :D


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:47 pm 
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Year 11 not 9 but willing to try. Do you mean the progress check?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:19 pm 
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Many thanks and yes, it's the Progress Check
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The School Target column- is that for the end of YR 9, or for what she should be getting now? For example in Maths her "Working At" and "School Target" are the same number ie 9
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:18 pm 
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We have three columns: attitude to learning, KS4 target grade, KS4 working at grade.
For DD's her target grade is her GCSE or AS target for this summer, the working grade is now. As she is the last year of the old gcses, her grades are A* A B etc. rather than numbers.
Looking back at DDs in year 9, some grades were gcse target whereas others (for subjects she hadnt yet started the gcse syllabus) were national curriculum target levels for the end of the year. Since NC levels dont exist now, not sure what you have.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:36 pm 
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Hi bravado, I think, I am only guessing here, if I am not wrong is that your DD is working at 9 the new GCSE grade which is in old GCSE an A*. The school target is also 9 because it the highest target that you could get in KS4 for Maths. I heard that some schools start the new GCSE Maths and English courses in Yr9 so it could be the situation here.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:22 pm 
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Hi

Yr 9 mum here. We were totally confused by the progress check. To add to this, my daughter sought clarification from her RE teacher who contradicted the report (or our interpretation of it!). One of the columns in this subject implied predicted GCSEs grade but the teacher said it was a 'working at' level. I am afraid I can't shed any light but I too have emailed the school seeking clarification. I thought the progress report was unnecessarily impersonal and confusing.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:01 pm 
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So...it was Parents' Evening last night and is anyone the wiser?

We learned that the School Target column for some teachers, means the end of Yr 9 and for others, it's what they'll be expected to achieve at GCSE. There even appeared to be a different answer according to which teacher you spoke to in the same discipline. They seemed to be be surprised that we had received such a variety of answers and approaches to this column.

So the answer appears to be, if you want to gauge the targets, you'll need to find out what criteria each individual teacher has applied ie end of YR 9 or GCSE


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