Learning and Teaching

Data Check and Assessment

Over recent years the DfE have removed the requirement for schools to use prescribed ‘levels’ to reflect attainment and progress, this is to allow schools to develop their own approach.

At THS we have come up with an assessment system that:

  • Shows progress.
  • Gives regular feedback to parents.
  • Translates into meaningful grades.
  • Leads eventually to GCSE grading.
  • Is easy to understand.

At KS3 grades will build towards the GCSE grading system of 1-9 (with 9 being the highest). At KS4, using KS3 grades as a stepping stone, grades will align with full GCSE grades and subject assessment objectives. These assessment objectives are the criteria that are used by the examination boards to award GCSE grades.

Click here to watch our guidance video to understand KS3 reports

Click here to watch our guidance video to understand KS4 reports

We have produced a written guide to help parents to understand their child’s reports. Please click on the written guide to access this information.

Parent Guide to understanding your child’s data check

GCSE Factsheet


Old Grades 9-1 Grades BTEC OCR Nationals
A* 9    
8 *2 *2
A 7 D2 D2
B 6    
C 5 Strong Pass M2 M2
4 Standard Pass P2 P2
D 3   D1
E 2   M1
F 1 P1 P1