In every subject a student has a target grade for the subject.
In Key Stage 3 (Year 7 – 8) targets are set as a percentage score. The target is the percentage that should be reached or exceeded by the end of Year 8.
In Key Stage 4 (Year 9 -11) targets are set as GCSE Grades. The target is the grade that should be reached or exceed by the end of Year 11.
Three times (once per term) you will receive an Achievement and Progress Report. This report will provide information on your child’s attendance, behaviour in lessons and learning scores as well as an assessment score for each subject that term. The final report of the year will include additional reporting information on the contributions to wider school life via a pastoral report from your child’s form tutor.
The format of the Achievement and Progress Reports has been updated for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. All parents in Year 8 – 11 have been issued with a letter outlining those improvements. A copy of that letter can be viewed HERE.
Reporting Dates 2019-20
Year 7 – 9
|Achievement and Progress Report Autumn Term||Friday 13th March|
|Achievement and Progress Report Spring Term||Friday 17th March|
|Achievement and Progress Report Summer Term||Thursday 2nd July|
|Achievement and Progress Report Autumn Term||Friday 18th October|
|Achievement and Progress Report Spring Term||Friday 17th January (PPE results reported here)|
|Achievement and Progress Report Summer Term||Thursday 7th July|
|Achievement and Progress Report Autumn Term 1||Friday 18th October|
|Achievement and Progress Report Autumn Term 2||Friday 29th November (PPE results reported here)|
|Achievement and Progress Report Spring Term||Friday 20th March (PPE results reported here)|
The Achievement and Progress Reports will detail one assessment grade per subject per term. All assessments completed in the classroom are called QMAs (Quality Marked Assessments). At GCSE level students will also sit PPEs (Pre-Public Exams) as part of the assessment calendar.
Please click the links below to see more guidance and information ontarget grades and assessment at Culcheth High School
Each assessment provides the students with an opportunity to review if they are “on track” to reach their target grades. In the back of the Student Planner, is the CHS ‘On Track’ Ladder. Students and parents can use this to track student progress towards their Target Grades overtime. Both images below are taken from the student planners.
Graphic from KS3 Planner
Graphic from KS4 Planner
Achievement and Progress Reports can now be sent directly to your smart phone. If you have been an app user for a while now you will know that this is the way we are communicating with parents. All school “text messages” go direct to the app. When a Progress Review is released, we will send you a link direct to the app for you to click on and review at your leisure. Please note the Achievement and Progress Reports link can only be sent to the parent registered as Priority 1 parent on our school systems. If you do not have a compatible device to use the app, most of its features are available on our school website and we are happy to email Progress Reviews to you directly if you let us know.