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Assessment

Years 7. 8 and 9

In years 7-9 students at VHS are assessed using a nine point scale which corresponds to the GCSE grading system.

GCSE Targets are set on entry to year 11 using KS2 data and baseline testing.

Targets are set to give at least expected National Outcomes at the end of KS4

National Average GCSE Minimum Expected Grades

Average KS2 Scaled Score

Fine Band

Minimum Expected GCSE Grade

National Percentage

118-120

Higher

9

Top 20%

 

115-117

Middle

8

112-114

Lower

7

110-111

Higher

7

23%

108-109

Middle

6

106-107

Lower

6

104-105

Higher

6

24%

102-103

Middle

5

100-101

Lower

5

94-99

Higher

4

33%

87-93

Middle

3

80-86

Lower

2

During KS3 students are assessed using GCSE levels against a flight path. The flight path provides end of year targets based on their GCSE Expected grade incorporating a value added element.  This means that student’s targets if met will result in the student doing better at the end of year 11 than national expectations predict. This flight path is used for English, Maths, Science, Geography, History and RE at KS3.

School KS3 and GCSE Targets

KS2 Scaled Score

KS2 Band

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

6

106-120

Upper

 

 

5

 

4

101-105

Middle

 

 

3

 

 

2

84-100

Lower

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

S

Individual subject targets for Years 7-9 are set according to KS2 performance or internal baseline assessment as shown below.

Subject

KS2 Score

English

English

Maths

Maths

Science

Average

Geography

Average

History

English

RE

English

MFL

Internal Baseline assessment is used to assign students to base band.

Targets are readjusted if students opt to take the subject for GCSE

Art

Drama

Technology

Music

PE

Students in Year 7 undergo a baseline assessment in MFL, Art, Drama, Technology, Music and PE. Targets are set for the end of each year from the baseline level to ensure expected progress across KS3.