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assessment and reporting at bgs

The assessment and reporting model at Bury Grammar School aims to support pupils in achieving their goals and taking ownership for their learning and progress. It is also an important aspect of the home-school partnership ensuring that parents are well informed and able to support their sons/daughters when they require it and celebrate their hard work with the school.

Interim Assessments 

Interim assessments are reported ahead of every half term break and include a grade for academic attainment and attitude to learning. These grades are based on evidence for the entire half term rather than a single assessment. If there are any concerns with progress or achievement, Form Tutors or Heads of Faculty make contact with parents and meet with pupils to put action plans in place in order to support pupils on the road to success. Interim Grades are published on our Parent Portal which will build up an archive of pupil results throughout their time at Bury Grammar School.

Written Reports

Pupils receive an annual written report outlining academic achievements and strengths and practical advice from subject teachers as to how to improve and a Form Tutor report outlining wider whole school contributions and extracurricular participation. These are sent at different times of the year depending on the year group in question and are published on our Parent Portal.

Assessments and Exams

Pupils sit mid-year and end of year assessments in Year 7-10 and mock examinations in Year 11-13. Pupils and parents receive a grade and percentage score and if there are any issues surrounding achievement or progress Form Tutors contact parents and meet pupils to identify any areas in which they require support. Equally, assessments provide an excellent opportunity for the school to reward academic achievement and hard work.

Mock examinations are held in line with external examination parameters and we aim to give our pupils a realistic experience of sitting formal examinations, this ensures that when they eventually sit their GCSE or A Level examinations they are accustomed to the examination process and are confident and well prepared.