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Reporting

Gradesheets which reflect both effort and attainment are published each half term.

Following Fourth Form examinations and mock examinations in the Fifth and Sixth Form, attainment grades are predictive of expected performance in public examinations. Students receive two full written reports each year as follows:

Year Group Report 1 Report 2
First Form Michaelmas Term Trinity Term
Second Form Lent Term Trinity Term
Third Form Michaelmas Term Trinity Term
Fourth Form Lent Term Trinity Term
Fifth Form Lent Term -
Lower Sixth Form Michaelmas Term Lent Term
Upper Sixth Form Lent Term -

Senior members of staff, Heads of Year and Form Tutors review each set of grades carefully and discuss these with students both to congratulate them on progress and also to identify any areas for further development or improvement. In assessing progress, the emphasis is on ensuring that each boy is reaching his own full potential. On occasions where there may be areas for concern, the School encourages early dialogue and consultation. Where appropriate, boys are then given additional support and more detailed monitoring of progress is provided.

Effort Grades

Effort grades are awarded according to the four-point system outlined below. Grades reflect the work of the half term in which the grades are awarded.

Grade 1: Consistently excellent and significantly above the average expected from an RGS student

Grade 2: The high standard expected from an RGS student

Grade 3: Either inconsistent or, on average, below the standard expected from an RGS student

Grade 4: A cause for concern

In determining the grade which is awarded, teachers will take into consideration

      • engagement in learning
      • focus in class
      • organisational skills
      • care taken in presentation of written work
      • completion of homework satisfactorily and punctually
      • undertaking suitable test and examination preparation
      • willingness to develop learning beyond the classroom
      • independent study skills

Attainment Grades

Attainment grades are awarded according to the four-point system outlined below:

  • O - Outstanding - Consistently excellent and significantly above the average expected from an RGS student
  • G - Good - The high standard expected from an RGS student
  • M - Modest - Either inconsistent or, on average, below the standard expected from an RGS student
  • U - Unsatisfactory - A cause for concern

The grade is only predictive - reverting to A*, A, B and Cat the following times:

  • Fourth Form - End of Trinity Term following School examinations
  • Fifth Form - Lent Term following mock examinations
  • Sixth Form - Lent Term following mock examinations

At other times, it reflects the standard of work produced during the half term in which the grades are awarded.

"It's cool to be bright at the RGS and the boys set themselves high standards"
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