New GCSE Grading system
From the summer of 2017, GCSE students will begin to receive some of their grades in a new format. The familiar system of grades A* to G, for GCSE subjects, is being phased out over the next three years. This system is being replaced by a new 9 to 1 points based system with 9 being the highest grade. It is a completely new system and it is difficult to make comparisons with the old A* to G scale.
Please download a short guide for parents and students outlining the key changes to grading GCSE exams from 2017 and how this information will be reported to you by the school:
CAL (Current Attainment Level)
The CAL gives an indication of the level/grade that the pupil is working at at the moment.
Please note that for Maths GCSE students in Years 9 and 10 following the OCR Linear (J567) course, it is normal for the CAL to be two grades lower than the final expected outcome at the first assessment point of the year. This is due to the staged nature of the course where the lower grade material is studied first; hence a seemingly low grade should not necessarily be seen as a cause for concern.
Attitude to Learning and Homework Levels
When we report our pupils’ academic progress to parents and carers, we also award an 'attitude to learning' level for each subject. Effort levels indicate a pupil’s general attitude in lessons and are on a scale from 6, for exceptional effort, down to 1. In addition, homework levels indicate the (relative) standard of pupils’ homework, and whether it is handed in on time, on a similar scale.
- Changes In The Learning Support Department
New SENCO to start in the New Year (Learning Support - 04/12/2019)
- Toot Hill School's Debate Club
Toot Hill's Debate Club Enter The ESU MACE. (Learning Lounge - 27/11/2019)
- John Deere Practical STEM workshop for year 10
John Deere will be visiting the school on Thursday 5th December to run 2 year 10 practical workshops (STEM Pathways - 25/11/2019)
- Year 7 Parents Evening - Wednesday 20/11/2019 and Thurdsay 28/11/2019
Learning Support Drop In (Learning Support - 19/11/2019)
- Author Twitter Chats In The Learning Lounge
The Authors Of Ten Booking Street Want Your Vote! (Learning Lounge - 18/11/2019)