Assessment and reporting

Assessment and Reporting

At The Cowplain School we have regular, rigorous assessments for all year groups throughout the year; all assessment results can be found on Insight.

  • Year 11 students have five assessments during the year.
  • Year 10 have seven assessments.
  • Year 9 have six assessments.
  • Year 7 and 8 have three assessments.

Reports are sent to parents on a termly basis:

  • Year 11 students receive three reports a year.
  • Year 10 receive four reports.
  • Year 7, 8 and 9 receive three reports. 


Year 11 Reports:

For Year 11 students, English and Maths are reported on a scale from 1-9. All other subjects are reported on a scale from A*-U.

  • Reports include the most recent assessment grade and one target comment per subject specifically referring to the most recent assessment.
  • Subjects are graded for Current, Target and Predicted grades.
  • Subjects are graded at Exceeding expectation, Meeting expectation or of Concern.
  • Reports include the student’s Attitude to Learning (ATL) and Attitude to Home Learning (ATH) grades.


Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Reports:

Reports for these year groups show three pathways:

  • The Independent pathway where students are expected to work towards a 7-9 to A-A* grade.
  • The Scaffolded pathway where students are expected to work towards a 5-7 or C1 (a high C)-B grade.
  • The Guided pathway where students are expected to work towards a1-5 or G-C2 grade.
  • Assessments are graded in % to give a clear message on what the student still needs to learn.
  • Reports include one target comment per subject specifically referring to the most recent assessment.
  • Subjects are graded at Exceeding expectation, Meeting expectation or of Concern.
  • Reports include the student’s Attitude to Learning (ATL) and Attitude to Home Learning (ATH) grades.

The final report of the year for Year 10 students also includes their Current, Target and Predicted grades.


Attitude to Learning and Attitude to Home Learning:

Students are graded on a 1-5 scale:

  1. Engaged
  2. Committed
  3. Compliant
  4. Apathetic
  5. Disengaged

ATL and ATH grade criteria can be found in Resources.