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Impington Village College

Target Setting and Reporting

Data Collection and Reporting Calendar

Dates for staff completion of Full Reports and Progress Checks will be published in due course.

 Exams, Tracking and Reporting (Lower School)

Each child on arrival in year 7 is assigned to a flight path for their different subjects, which helps us to measure their achievement and progress. This is based on a combination of their SATs scores and the data we have obtained through the Cognitive Ability Tests (CATs) that your child sat during their induction days. Each flight path has been designed to illustrate students’ progress across Years 7 to 11, and the image below shows the likely GCSE targets associated with each flight path. Students will remain on their flight path throughout their time at IVC and all assessments will measure where they are in relation to their targeted pathway, but they will be issued with numerical GCSE target grades at the end of year 9 (more details on these are in the upper school section below):

The flight paths are not fixed; they are not intended to be a ceiling on achievement, and if students perform well we will move them up to a higher pathway. It is unlikely that we will move a student onto a lower flightpath if they are underachieving; instead, support will be put in place to ensure that they are able to reach the estimated pathway.

While students move through the ICE programme, you will receive data about their progress in the majority of subjects once per strand. This will be in the form of a progress check, which will be uploaded onto MOODLE and will contain achievement data, as well as formative feedback from your child’s teachers. There will be an opportunity to review your child’s progress with their form tutor at an Academic Tutorial in January. This will take place during the College INSET day on 26 January 2018. For students in years 8 and 9, this will also be a chance to discuss potential option choices. There is also a Parent Consultation Evening once a year, where you will be able to meet your child’s subject teachers and to discuss their progress.

Exam Week for Lower School 

Following the success of our first Year 7-9 Exam Week, we will be continuing to run formal end of year examinations during the week beginning 9th July 2018. Students will sit exams in English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and any languages that they study.  Students will be tested on content that they have studied throughout the year, as well as content from previous years where appropriate; materials for revision and guidance around the topics that will be tested will be available on MOODLE, following the Easter break, to allow students to prepare and will also be shared with students in lessons. During the Exam Week, we will be collapsing the College timetable and students will have supported study sessions (where most students will be expected to revise independently) and Inter-House sport activities. They will also have PSHE sessions in place of the usual ‘PD day’ that would run during the summer term, which will include a range of outside speakers and sessions delivered by College staff. We have deliberately included these to provide students with a balanced week and allow them time to both revise for their exams and have access to daily physical activity, which we would encourage them to do as they prepare for their GCSE exams.

You will receive an exam timetable for your child in advance of the exam week, so that you are able to support them with getting organised, and they will also receive a copy via their tutor. This is likely to be released shortly after the summer half term, so that students are familiar with the arrangements in good time. A sample timetable has been included below for your information.  

Year 7 L3

Time/Day & Date

Monday

3 July 2017

Tuesday

4 July 2017

Wednesday

5 July 2017

Thursday

6 July 2017

9.00-10.45

PD Session:

Main Hall

English Exam: Sports Hall

Science Exam: Sports Hall

Maths Exam:

Sports Hall

10.45-11.15

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

11.15-12.15

French Exam:

Gym or

Foundation Learning K10

Spanish Exam:

Gym or

Foundation Learning K10 or Booster G15

Humanities Exam: Gym

PD Session:

Main Hall

12.15-12.45

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

LUNCH (12.15-13.15)

12.45-1.45

PD Session: Sports Conference Room

PD Session:

K18

PD Session: Sports Conference Room

13.45-14.30

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

Cinema Reward: Main Hall

Exams, Tracking and Reporting (Upper School) 

Students are issued with Minimum Target Grades at the end of year 9 for each of their GCSE subjects. These are based on a combination of their SATs scores and the data we have obtained through the Cognitive Ability Tests (CATs) students sat in year 7, as well as the professional judgement of the Vice Principal. They also take into consideration student achievement throughout years 7-9 to ensure that students are sufficiently challenged.

Target grades reflect the minimum expectation for a student’s achievement; they are not intended to be a ceiling on achievement, and if students perform well we will move them up to a higher target grade. It is unlikely that we will lower students’ targets if they are underachieving; instead, support will be put in place to ensure that they are able to reach their Minimum Target Grades via both faculties and the House system.

The majority of courses now follow the new numerical grading system in place of traditional letter grades. You can see the approximate equivalences in the diagram below:

 

 

 

As students move through their GCSE courses you will receive information on their progress roughly once per half term. This will be in the form of a progress check, which will be uploaded onto MOODLE. You will also receive a full written report once an academic year, following students’ mock examinations. This will provide detailed feedback from subject teachers about your child’s progress.

Exams

Year 10 students complete their mock exams in June, so they have completed almost a full year of their GCSE preparation in core subjects. In year 11, students will have two sets of mock examinations, one in November and one in March. The final examinations begin during May, but there are many practical subjects that assess students towards their final GCSE grade throughout year 11. We operate a study leave pathway system for the exams; full details of this will be shared with year 11 parents during the Autumn term.

What of my child is not making enbough progress?  

in a particular subject area?

  • The faculty will put in place appropriate support and monitoring
  • This will typically be class-based at first, but may involve intervention sessions outside of normal lessons

in a couple of subjects?

  • The tutor will meet with the student to discuss progress
  • Initial contact will be made with parents (via phone call/email) to raise concerns
  • The tutor will collect initial feedback on areas for concern
  • After 4 weeks, the tutor will gather feedback and then email/phone call to parents
  • An IMP review will be completed by the tutor with student to set targets and identify barriers to learning
  • Student progress will be formally reviewed after the next tracking round

in 3 or more subjects?

Individual Learning Plan Level 1

  • Meeting with student to discuss progress
  • Initial contact with parent to raise concerns
  • HoH to collect initial feedback and then collect feedback once per fortnight and contact parents to keep informed
  • Following 6 weeks, IMP review with tutor/HoH
  • Student progress will be formally reviewed after the next tracking round

in 4 or more subjects (or shown no improvement from ILP Level 1)?

Individual Learning Plan Level 2

  • As Level 1- but students must attend Homework Club once a week (Period 6 with their Head of House for KS4 students)
  • Student progress will be formally reviewed after the next tracking round

has shown no improvement from ILP Level 2?

Individual Learning Plan Level 3

  • As Level 2- but students will be placed on an ‘engagement contract’ report and parents will be invited in for fortnightly review meetings with the Head of House
  • Student progress will be formally reviewed after the next tracking round