Assessment and reporting

A Levels and BTECs are graded differently to GCSEs. While A Levels are graded A*-E, BTECs are awarded with Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

All students are set Target Grades at the beginning of their courses. They are generated based upon their prior performance at GCSE and a national formula is applied. Please note these are aspirational and not a ceiling to achievement. As such, all students are prepared to access material up to A* standard.

Parents and guardians will receive five progress reports over the course of the two year programmes of study. Two of these will be based on internal formal examinations: the Year 12 Exams and the Year 13 Mock Exams.

In addition, we schedule one Parents’ Evening for each year group. This is a good opportunity to coordinate learning plans designed to support students, discuss action points to refocus and to facilitate a successful outcome for your child. However, please do contact the relevant subject departments if you have any queries over the course of your child’s education.

As a College, we encourage an open dialogue with home. After all, we are all working together to ensure students are happy, confident and achieving their potential!