Reporting and Assessment

St Anthony’s Steps – An explanation

In Year 7 & Year 8 at St Anthony’s student progress is monitored through the St. Anthony’s Ladder.
Students are assessed in each subject 3 times a year and placed on a step on the ladder that equates
to their ability in that subject. Each step of the ladder measures the knowledge retained and the
skills developed over the period of time since the last assessment.
Assessments in the summer term assess all the work for the past academic year.

At the start of Year 7 students are placed on a start point on the based upon their Key Stage 2 SATs
scores. If they start part way through Year 7 or 8 their place is calculated using SATs and any data
provide by the previous school. This is done in English, Mathematics, RE, Science, Geography,
History, French and Spanish.

In more practical subjects a base line assessment is made in September of Year 7 or when a pupil
arrives. These subjects are PE, Art, Music, Food Technology, Technology and Textiles.
St Anthony’s sets target grades for each pupil. On average they are asked to try and progress at least
3 steps per year.
The St. Anthony’s Steps are an internal assessment mechanism to track progress on the journey
from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4.
In Years 9-11 students progress is monitored through GCSE grades 1-9 in every subject.

Please click here to access the document Assessment Reporting and Monitoring of Student Progress in Years 7-11._