Gillingham School Subject Curriculum Intent Vision Statements
Progress, Monitoring, Reports and Parents Evenings
Each term we communicate directly with parents through either a Parents’ Evening, Progress Report or Full Subject Report. Full details of reporting and Parents' Evening dates for each year group are available on the school calendar.
In Years 7 to 9, students will be assessed against subject specific attainment criteria, designed by departments, to be a foundation for future learning at GCSE level and beyond. Subject teachers assess each student’s progress from their baseline on entry (currently their Key Stage 2 results from Year 6) to their current attainment. The Progress Indicators represent a student’s progress in relation to their expected progress at the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 11). Please note that this is purely a measure of the knowledge, skills and understanding a student has in a particular subject. Due to the nature of learning in some subjects, especially those started later in a student’s school career (such as Modern Foreign Languages and Computer Science) it is difficult to access the upper bands of achievement in the initial stages. Therefore, students’ current progress will sometimes appear to be lower in these areas than in other subjects. This is not necessarily cause for concern. It is not intended as a reflection of their work ethic, commitment or effort. These qualities are recognised in the Attitude to Learning scores.
|Green||you are making better than expected progress|
|Blue||you are on track, making expected progress|
In Years 10 and 11, students learning will be assessed using GCSE/BTEC criteria and grades. Targets are set using a combination of estimates based on a student’s prior attainment and teacher’s professional judgement. In addition, students currently receive a Working At grade which gives an indication of their current attainment in relation to their target grade. These should be read alongside the Attitude to Learning scores.
In the 6th Form, students learning will be assessed using GCSE / A Level / BTEC criteria and grades dependent on the courses students are studying. Targets are set using a combination of estimates based on a student’s prior attainment and teacher’s professional judgement. In addition, students currently receive a Working At grade which gives an indication of their current attainment in relation to their target grade. These should be read alongside the Attitude to Learning scores.
The School Day
The current lesson time structure is as follows:
9:00-9:20 - Registration
9:20-10:20 - Period 1
10:20-11:20 - Period 2
11:40-12:40 - Period 3
12:40-13:40 - Lunch
13:40-14:40 - Period 4 (Registration)
14:40-15:40 - Period 5
Psychology Questions Year 9 Knowledge Book Business Studies Year 10 Knowledge Book Business Studies
Year 11 Knowledge Book Business Studies