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Assessment and Parental Feedback

A range of assessment types are used with students at all levels of the school. Students receive feedback using the schools standardize marking stamp, which rewards good practice, offers targets for improvement and acknowledges the effort put into the task. Students are expected to respond to the comments by making use of ‘purple pen’ feedback.

Depending on the subject and/or task, students may also be assessed on a practical basis and in this verbal feedback and discussion plays an important role.

Students should expect regular assessments in order to gauge progress and understanding. Parents can help this process by engaging with their son/daughter in asking how they are progressing and how they have done in a particular assessment.

National changes in GCSE grades

From September 2015, students in English and Mathematics with be graded using a scale from 1-9. There is still debate at a national level as to how these will equate to the old A*-G system, but the school will clarify this once we have received confirmation.

All other GCSE subjects will continue to be graded at A*-G for another year. The school will grade GCSE subjects from September 2015 using the relevant national system

National Changes in Key Stage Three Levels

There now is no requirement for schools to use a level based system based on national requirements. Many schools are in the process of reviewing how they level or grade students in Years 7-9. Wrenn is in the process of reviewing which methodology we will follow and we will confirm this with parents in the future.

Parental Feedback

All year groups have at least one formal parent evening per year, this will depend on the year group and the focus for the evening. Please refer to the school calendar for the dates of the evenings.

Parents will also receive a minimum of three written reports per year that are sent home on average every nine school weeks. The number of these will again vary depending on the year group.