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TeddybearBaby Wed 19-Dec-18 11:05:30

Hi,

My son is in year 7 and I’ve had his first school report today. The report has 3 sections ‘expected level by end of year 7’ ‘current grade’ and ‘attitude’. In a few of the subjects he is working at a higher level now than expected at the end of year 7, does that mean they expect him to go down? Also not even sure what he should be achieving so the numbers mean nothing to me. Hoping someone could explain pls.

Thanks 😊

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Alsoplayspiccolo Wed 19-Dec-18 11:17:38

No, it means that he's working beyond the level they expect of pupils at the end of year 7.

My DS's school reports work on similar lines. They give attitude to learning, current level and challenge grades. Challenge grades are meant to be challenging but obtainable; DS is working at or beyond his challenge grades in a number of subjects. (Year 8).

TeenTimesTwo Wed 19-Dec-18 13:48:45

No, it means that he's working beyond the level they expect of pupils at the end of year 7.

I would expect something slightly different:

No, it means that he's working beyond the level they expect of pupils him based on his SATs at the end of year 7.

This might mean he is doing particularly well, or that he underperformed in y6 SATs.

Mainly look at the attitude grades. They are more helpful - do they think he is behaving/trying, or not.

Alsoplayspiccolo Wed 19-Dec-18 13:55:07

Yes, that's what I meant but didn't word well.
The challenge grades DS is given are personal, not general for all pupils.

TeddybearBaby Wed 19-Dec-18 14:05:05

Thank you both! He didn’t have great sats results which really upset him at the time. I guess the upside of that is that he doesn’t have massive targets so every cloud ☺️. I was pleased with his attitude actually because out of 13 subjects he had 5 outstanding attitude and 8 good attitude. I just want him to keep up really / not struggle and behave himself / try his best. Thanks again for your help.

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weekfour Wed 19-Dec-18 14:13:48

Surely that's not a good thing if the targets aren't stretching him? He can coast and not have to try. I think the goal should be to do as well as possible for him, rather than just reaching an easy target.

TeddybearBaby Wed 19-Dec-18 14:33:51

He’s in grammar school. Think that’s why the sats reaults upset him so much, he worried that he wasn’t up to it after all. A really high target would dent his confidence. He thrives when he feels good so an unattainable target wouldn’t have helped him that’s what I mean by that. But you’re right, he should be challenged. I’ve told him he has a good attitude but to work even harder if he can. Will have to find out exactly what the teachers say at parents evening but that’s not until May. I have no idea how the secondary school system works. This is my first time doing it.

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Cauliflowersqueeze Mon 24-Dec-18 16:50:04

The levels mean absolutely nothing.

Hope that helps.

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