Assessment and Reports
The school has a policy on assessment and reporting which reflects the principles of assessment in line with Curriculum for Excellence and stresses the close relationship between assessment and effective learning and teaching. The policy also emphasises the importance of reporting information in a way which enables it to be acted on by pupils, staff and parents.
In the Broad General Education (S1 – S3), work is assessed in line with Curriculum for Excellence levels and is judged as being bronze, silver or gold within each of the levels. Each assessment judgment is used to give an overview of a pupil’s performance in the key skills within each of the curriculum areas and subjects. Reports are issued to parents four times throughout the academic year and give an overview of performance in each of the key skills, as well as comments on a pupil’s progress and attitude to learning. In the final report, there is also a detailed comment about literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing. Each year group has one parents’ evening where appointments can be made via an online appointment system.
In the Senior Phase (S4 – S6), four reports are issued at key points in the academic year which give an overview of targets in each subject, information about progress and attitude to learning, as well as performance in assessments throughout the year. Pupils regularly discuss their progress with their teacher and record their discussion in a subject profile. They then reflect on their progress during their time in health and wellbeing. Each year group has two parents’ evenings where appointments can be made via an online appointment system.
There are also a series of Information Evenings at key points in the school year where senior staff will be on hand to explain issues relation to particular year groups of the school as a whole.