I have a DS in Y7 at a local grammar school (not S/S). I've been given his "predicted GCSE grades" based on the new 1-9 system. I understand the grading etc. but what I don't understand is are these predicted grades revised yearly or is this the only time I will receive them and then I'm told whether my DS is on target/above/below etc. from here on in?
Obviously a lot can happen between now and the time when my DS sits his GCSE's and understand that everything can change (for better or worse) so I was just wondering what the normal procedure is re revisiting/tweeking these grades over the next 2/4 years?
Gosh, that's early... DS is in year 10 in a selective indie and the first time anyone ever mentioned his predicted GCSE grades was a parents' evening earlier this year. It wasn't even a formal letter or anything like it, just his form tutor saying 'assuming he carries on like this, he should be on track to achieving XYZ at his GCSEs'. Do all grammar schools predict GSCE grades half-way through year 7? It seems a bit odd as at least in maths and English children may still be 'feeding off' their 11+ prep in the first few months to a certain extent.
I couldn't agree more, the fact that we've received these so early into my DS's secondary school career is what prompted my initial post/question. The grades are pretty good, obviously some better than others, but I know that he is has so much room for improvement from where he is now - particularly in the sciences and maths, tbh he's only 2 terms in and he's still finding his feet with all of it, which is why I was wondering if these grades are reviewed/reassessed each year?
Perhaps I shouldn't be reading too much into them and just let him carry on doing what he's doing and just giving him support when needed ....