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Assessment

New GCSEs were introduced by the Government and were sat for the first time in the summer of 2017. GCSEs are now graded on a scale from 1-9: grade 9 being the highest, grade 1 being the lowest. At KS3, Fortismere now uses the 1-9 grading system in line with the new grades at GCSE. This means that students will hear the same assessment language throughout Key Stages 3 and 4.

The table below shows how the new 1-9 grading compares to the old grading:

GCSE Grades Comparison

The 1-9 grades are fine-graded (similar to National Curriculum levels having a, b and c) as:

b

beginning

d

developing

s

secure

e

expert

So, for example, a 3b would be grade 3 beginning.

 

Departmental Grade Descriptors

Each Department has defined the skills that will be covered at each grade.  Please click on the subject below for more information.

Art Grade Descriptors

Computing Grade Descriptors

Design & Technology Grade Descriptors

Drama Grade Descriptors

English Grade Descriptors

Geography Grade Descriptors

History Grade Descriptors

Maths Grade Descriptors

Modern Languages Grade Descriptors - Listening & Reading

Modern Languages Grade Descriptors - Speaking & Writing

Music Grade Descriptors

PE Grade Descriptors

RS Grade Descriptors

Science Grade Descriptors

Wellbeing Grade Descriptors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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