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Year 8 Assessment Descriptors

In Year 8, students’ achievement is reported twice per year (at the mid-point and end-point of the academic year). We report the results of these assessments on a 6-point scale: grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5 and grade 5+. A grade 5+ is the highest grade on this 6-point scale. In Year 9 we will introduce grades 6 and 6+. In Key Stage 4, students will move to a 9-point grading system where a grade 9 is the highest achievement in a GCSE qualification.