As a 3-16 Through School Holy Trinity pupils are subject to assessments in the following years and/or Key Stages, and the results are published nationally.

Early Years

Pupils in Reception Class (also called Foundation Stage 2) have their progress measured against a standard of achieving a GOOD LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT

Year 1 & Year 2 (Key Stage 1)

Pupils in Year 1 have their understanding of Phonics assessed to a national REQUIRED STANDARD. Pupils who do not reach the Required Standard towards the end of Year 1 are assessed again at the end of Year 2 (to the same REQUIRED STANDARD), and both measures are published.

Pupils in Year 2 are also assessed (SATS tests) against measures of achieving an EXPECTED STANDARD or a GREATER DEPTH in the three areas of Reading, Writing & Maths. The outcomes of these are published together with the % of pupils which achieve the EXPECTED or GREATER levels in all of the three areas of Reading, Writing & Maths (RWM).

Year 6 (end of Key Stage 2)

Pupils are assessed (SATS tests) towards the end of Year 6 to measure Progress (from the end of Key Stage 1) and Attainment. Again the measures for Attainment are for achieving the EXPECTED STANDARD or a GREATER DEPTH in the three areas of Reading, Writing & Maths. The outcomes are published together with the % of pupils who reach the standards in all of the three areas of RWM.

The Progress is measured in a different way as an average figure for the three areas, plus Spelling Punctuation & Grammar (SPAG), against a national average of Zero.  A score of more than zero means pupils in the school do better at Key Stage 2 than those with a similar prior attainment (at the end of Key Stage 1) nationally. Again these figures are published.

Primary Phase Results

Year 11 (end of Key Stage 4)

Pupils are assessed by exams (GCSEs) and are measured against national averages for the following areas

  • Progress in 8 subjects,
  • Attainment in 8 subjects,
  • the % who achieve at least a Grade 4 GCSE in English  & Maths
  • the % who achieve at least a Grade 5 GCSE in English  & Maths
  • the % who pass the English Baccalaureate

An explanation of each of these measures accompanies the Secondary Phase Results.

Secondary Phase Results