Key Stage 3 Progress Report Guidance

Key Stage 3 Progress Review

How We Assess Your Child's Progress

This page explains how we will track, assess and report on the progress your child is making on their learning journey through Braunton Academy.

 

Rationale

Braunton Academy is an effort driven school where we firmly believe that all students can achieve their potential through hard work, 100% effort every day and an aspirational mindset. Here at Braunton Academy we assess each student at three points throughout the year and report back to parents in November, March and June. Information will be provided on Engagement in Learning, Presentation & Organisation, Homework & Independent Learning and a progress indicator.

Key Stage 3 Mastery Target

The KS3 Mastery Target is the ‘Minimum’ target that your child is expected to achieve by the end of key stage 3 in all of their subjects. This target is produced based on the results of your child's SATs or CATs tests in year 6 or 7 and is the same process for allocating KS4 starting profiles for GCSE.

 

Mastery Targets are:-

Mastering

Extending

Securing

Developing

Emerging

 

‘Mastering’ as a term is interpreted as being a state of knowledge, skill or understanding whereby the student can independently and convincingly explain the ‘how’ or ‘why’ aspects of their learning or that they can apply their learning comfortably in new contexts. The KS3 targets of ‘extending’, ‘securing’, ‘developing’ and ‘emerging’ would indicate how far the student has come in terms of their mastery of the required elements for each subject.  

 

 

Engagement in Learning, Presentation & Organisation and Homework & Independent Learning

All students are awarded Engagement in Learning, Presentation & Organisation, Homework & Independent Learning grades on a scale of 1-4 for most subjects at every assessment point. Students are awarded the Engagement in Learning, Presentation & Organisation, Homework & Independent Learning grades which best describes their characteristics as a learner. This is monitored closely throughout the year with intervention support available if this falls below Braunton Academy expectations.

 

 

Criteria

 

Engagement in Learning Descriptors

 

Grade 1 – Excellent

  • You always engage in your learning with interest and enthusiasm.

  • You always complete learning tasks to the best of your ability.

  • You participate actively in paired or group tasks.

  • You work very effectively when given independent tasks.

  • You use your knowledge, skills and understanding of the subject to help you to find solutions to problems and ways forward with your learning.

  • You respond thoughtfully to teacher or peer feedback.

 

Grade 2 – Good

  • You usually engage in your learning with interest and enthusiasm.

  • Most of your learning tasks are completed to the best of your ability.

  • You participate actively in paired or group tasks.

  • You work effectively when given independent tasks.

  • You usually use your knowledge, skills and understanding of the subject to help you to find solutions to problems and ways forward with your learning.

  • You respond actively to teacher or peer feedback.

 

Grade 3 – Requires Improvement

  • You need to engage in your learning with more interest and enthusiasm.

  • Not all of your work is completed to the best of your ability.

  • You sometimes work well in paired or group activities.

  • You sometimes work effectively when given independent tasks.

  • You need to think more about how you can best use your knowledge, skills and understanding of the subject to help you to find solutions to problems and ways forward with your learning.

  • You need to respond more actively to teacher or peer feedback.

 

Grade 4 – Cause for Concern

  • Your engagement in your learning is inconsistent and is affecting your progress.

  • You are not yet working to the best of your ability in the subject.

  • You need to consider how you can make positive contributions to pair or group work.

  • Independent tasks are not yet completed effectively.

  • You need to consider how you can build on your knowledge, skills and understanding of the subject to help you to find solutions to problems and ways forward with your learning.

  • You need to respond to teacher or peer feedback.

 

Presentation and Organisation Descriptors

 

Grade 1 – Excellent

  • You are always organised for your lessons.

  • You always have the correct equipment so that you are ready to learn.

  • You meet your classwork and homework deadlines.

  • Work in your exercise books /folders etc. is always well-presented.

 

Grade 2 – Good

  • You are nearly always organised for your lessons.

  • You nearly always have the correct equipment so that you are ready to learn.

  • You usually meet your classwork and homework deadlines.

  • Work in your exercise books / folders etc. is mostly well-presented.

 

Grade 3 – Requires Improvement

  • There are some occasions when you are not organised for your lessons.

  • You do not always have the necessary equipment and so are not always ready to learn.

  • You sometimes do not meet your classwork and homework deadlines.

  • You do not always follow the Academy’s guidelines on presentation and so some work is untidy.

 

Grade 4 – Cause for Concern

  • You are frequently not organised for your lessons.

  • You often fail to bring the correct equipment and so you are often not ready to learn.

  • You often fail to meet your classwork and homework deadlines.

  • Your work is presented untidily.

 

Homework/Independent Learning

 

Grade 1 – Excellent

  • You self-manage your independent tasks extremely well.

  • You plan, organise and complete tasks to the best of your ability.

  • You always meet your deadlines.

  • Your independent work shows that you are making excellent progress in your learning towards developing the knowledge, skills and understanding you need for the subject.

 

Grade 2 – Good

  • You usually self-manage your independent tasks well.

  • You usually plan, organise and complete tasks to the best of your ability.

  • You usually meet your deadlines.

  • Your independent work shows that you are making good progress in your learning towards developing the knowledge, skills and understanding you need for the subject.

 

Grade 3 – Requires Improvement

  • You need to focus more on self-managing your independent tasks.

  • You need to consider the way that you plan, organise and complete tasks.

  • You sometimes fail to meet your deadlines.

  • Your independent work shows that you are making some progress in your learning towards developing the knowledge, skills and understanding you need for the subject.

 

Grade 4 – Cause for Concern

  • You have not yet established how to work independently.

  • You need to work hard to plan, organise and complete tasks seeking help where necessary.

  • You regularly fail to meet your deadlines.

  • Your independent work does not yet reflect your progress towards developing the knowledge, skills and understanding you need for the subject.

 

Progress Indicator

Above Target  – Likely to achieve higher than their KS3 Mastery Target if continued to the end of year 9.

 

On Target – Likely to achieve their KS3 Mastery Target if continued to the end of year 9.

Below Target – Likely to achieve below or significantly below their KS3 Mastery Target if continued to the end of year 9.

 

Guidance Notes for Areas for Development

K = Attendance needs to improve

L = Behaviour in class needs to improve

M = More concentration and focus required
N = Deadlines need to be met

P = Participate more actively in lessons

Q = Show your knowledge by adding more detail to your answers
R = Try to feel more confident about your ability

S = Be more organised with books and equipment

T = Independent learning needs more attention in class and at home

Click here to download the Key Stage 3 Learning Journey to find out what opportunities are available to our students and when they take place.