Attainment Grades are issued every three weeks and are entered into the School Management System which generates the reports. A letter (A-E) denotes attainment based on a combination of class work, tests and preps.
The teachers follow the m arking criteria / scheme of assessment for their subject department which forms part of a Common School Marking Policy.
Each week the teachers allocate an Effort Mark to the students for all academic and Non-academic subjects. This is an indication of how hard the student has been working in each subject based on observations by the teacher – as such a high Effort Grade may not be backed up by high levels of attainment as students can work very hard at topics they find difficult to grasp. Likewise a low effort grade may accompany quite high levels of attainment if teachers feel that a student has even greater potential than is being fulfilled.
|Attainment Grade||Level of Attainment Achieved|
|A||This means your child is working well above the level for the Year group|
|B||This means your child is working above the level for the Year group|
|C||This means your child is working within the expected level of the Year group|
|D||This means your child is working slightly below the level of the Year group|
|E||This means your child is experiencing problems
with the level of work expected for the Year group
|Effort Mark||Level of Effort being applied|
|2||More effort required|
|1||Poor – lots more effort required|