Reporting & Assessment
All pupils receive three Progress Check Reports per academic year. Progress Check reports are issued as per the dates set on the parent’s calendar. Progress Check Reports are emailed out to parents. All Progress Check Reports use Traffic Lighting to show progress.
KS3 Progress Check Reports:
The KS3 Progress Check Reports give subject specific guidance about current attainment and progress as well as targets highlighting how improvements can be made in challenging areas. Traffic lighting is used to show progress.
The National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 changed five years ago and along with the changes to the Programmes of Study a new method of assessing progress was introduced. Schools have the freedom to create their own personalised assessment frameworks that feed into the prescribed National Curriculum Programmes of Study. This has meant the replacement of the old National Curriculum levels i.e. 6a, 5c. At Ilford County High School, every curriculum subject has devised their own assessment framework which measures progress through subject specific steps, we call them our Steps to Progress Frameworks. Please follow the link to see the ICHS Steps to Progress Frameworks.
KS4 and 5 Progress Check Reports:
The KS4 and 5 Progress Check Reports give subject specific guidance about current attainment and progress as well as targets highlighting how improvements can be made in challenging areas.
Every student is given a benchmark grade for each subject generated from Fischer Family Trust (FFT) in KS4 and ALPs in KS5. Both FFT and ALPs are systems which use prior attainment to gauge benchmarks. The benchmark level is related to performance at the end of the course. For KS4 this relates to the end of Year 11 and the GCSE course. For KS5 this relates to the end of Year 13 and the A Level course. Progress is measured by comparing current performance to the benchmark level but this is based upon current progress and attitude to work being maintained. Traffic lighting is used to measure progress.