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Folkestone Academy Understanding Reports

Understanding Reports

Secondary & Sixth Form Phases

We report to parents three times per year, in approximately October, January – March and then “end of year” in April / May. The academic year runs from June to June, and so students roll-over into their new year group in the second half of the summer term.

Calendar of reports for 2019 / 20:

  7 8 9 10 11 12 13
September
October Report 1 Report 1 Report 1 Report 1 Report 1 Report 1 Report 1
November
December Report 2
January Report 2 Report 2 Report 2
February Report 2 Report 2
March Report 2 Report 3
April Report 3 Report 3
May Report 3 Report 3

 

Contents of reports

Key Stage Three reports include the following information:

Reading Age / months improvement Reading age in years and months, and then how many months improvement in reading age have been since the September.
Attendance percentage The total percentage attendance to the Academy, since September. Attendance should be at 95% or higher.
Total number of minutes lost to lateness When a student is late to class, the teacher records the number of minutes missed. The number reported is the total number of minutes of learning lost owing to your child arriving late to lesson.
Assessment 1 / 2 / 3 There are three formal assessments each year, with the score reported as a percentage. Each test covers learning since September.
Progress compared to peers How your child has performed in their assessment, compared to other children in their year group of a similar ability.
Motivation for Success Scored from 1 to 5, with 5 as the top score, this reflects your child’s effort and general attitude to learning in lessons.
Homework Scored from 1 to 5, with 5 as the top score, this reflects completion and quality of homework.
Knowledge organiser average Every week students are tested on their knowledge organiser. This score is recorded out of ten, and we report the average score out of ten over the year to date.
Mastery grade Please see the report for an explanation of mastery – this grade is age-related and applies to our specialised English and Maths curriculum

 

Key Stage Four reports include the following information:

Reading Age / months improvement Reading age in years and months, and then how many months improvement in reading age have been since the September.
Attendance percentage The total percentage attendance to the Academy, since September. Attendance should be at 95% or higher.
Total number of minutes lost to lateness If your child is late to class, the teacher records the number of minutes missed. The number reported is the total number of minutes of learning lost owing to your child arriving late to lesson.
Assessment Grade A GCSE / BTEC grade (as explained on the report) that your child’s current grade, based on class work, homework and general motivation for success.
Predicted Grade This is a prediction of the GCSE / BTEC grade  we think your child will gain at the end of Year 11
Target Grade The target grade your child can achieve in their final examinations, if they are fully engaged and maintain a strong work ethic.
Motivation for Success Scored from 1 to 5, with 5 as the top score, this reflects your child’s effort and general attitude to learning in lessons.
Homework Scored from 1 to 5, with 5 as the top score, this reflects completion and quality of homework.
Knowledge organiser average Every week your child is tested on their knowledge organiser. This score is recorded out of ten, and we report the average score out of ten over the year to date.

 

Key Stage Five reports include the following information:

Attendance percentage The total percentage attendance to the Academy, since September. Attendance should be at 95% or higher.
Total number of minutes lost to lateness If your child is late to class, the teacher records the number of minutes missed. The number reported is the total number of minutes of learning lost owing to your child arriving late to lesson.
Assessment Grade An A-Level / BTEC grade (as explained on the report) that your child’s current grade, based on class work, homework and general motivation for success.
Predicted Grade This is a prediction of the A-Level / BTEC grade  we think your child will gain at the end of Year 13
Target Grade The target grade your child can achieve in their final examinations, if they are fully engaged and maintain a strong work ethic.
Motivation for Success Scored from 1 to 5, with 5 as the top score, this reflects your child’s effort and general attitude to learning in lessons.
Homework Scored from 1 to 5, with 5 as the top score, this reflects completion and quality of homework.
Knowledge organiser average Every week your child is tested on their knowledge organiser. This score is recorded out of ten, and we report the average score out of ten over the year to date.