Examinations & Reports

Grades, Reports & Assessments

*Access the Reports and Grades for your child / children by logging into the Parent Portal  'here

(The Portal can also be accessed via the Parent section of the school website (click on the blue icon “Parent Portal”) http://intranet.kes.hants.sch.uk/welcome/parents)

If you do not know your login details for the Parent Portal, please contact  data@kes.hants.sch.uk

Reports can be accessed by clicking the name of your child within the “My Children” menu and then from the Reports icon, scroll down to select the Report Cycle: “2019 ......”. 

 If you require any assistance or have any questions regarding the Parent Portal, please email data@kes.hants.sch.uk

New 20/21 Grade Descriptors - for Attainment, Behaviour & Attitude to Learning

Grades Descriptors for Attainment, Behaviour & Attitude to Learning

4 – Excellent, above the expectations for pupils at KES

3 – Good, in line with the usual expectations for pupils at KES

2 – Concern, generally below the usual expectations for pupils at KES

1 – Serious Concern, well short of the minimum expectations for pupils at KES.

N - Grade not applicable to this Reporting Period

Attainment (Lower School only) 

4 - A pupil is progressing at a faster rate than almost all others. They look set to be heading for the very highest grades in that subject

3 - A pupil is progressing well with no concerns

2 - A pupil is not progressing at the same speed as most others. They clearly struggle with the subject and are likely to achieve mediocre grades in the subject. For a KES pupil this is unusual and not expected of many

1 - A pupil is making little progress and is likely to achieve low grades in the subject

Behaviour (Lower and Upper School only) 

4 - Near perfect behaviour, never calls out, always does exactly as asked at the first time of asking, very rarely even momentarily distracted by others in the class 

3 - Polite and well mannered, but might occasionally call out. Usually does as asked for at the first time of asking. Usually very attentive, but might occasionally be momentarily distracted. Generally well behaved and pleasant – as we would expect KES pupils to be

2 - Often involved in low level disruption. Regularly reminded of appropriate behaviour or needing to receive minor sanctions. Not what we would expect from a KES pupil

1 - Often involved in poor behaviour that requires sanctions such as removal from class or numerous detentions 

Attitude to Learning (all pupils) 

4 - Clearly wants to be engaged with learning. Goes the extra mile with work. High level of interest at all times and wants to produce better work or explore ‘beyond the classroom’. A clear academic drive 

3 - Engages well with lessons and tasks. Regularly interested and involved with lessons. Produces homework almost always on time and with clear effort. Displays a positive attitude most of the time

2 - Often struggles to be engaged with learning. Produces the bare minimum. Homework regularly late or produced to poor standard. Does not usually display a particularly positive attitude

1 - Completely disengaged. Disinterested in improving academically in the subject

First, Second, & Third Year Pupils

From September 2020 grades will be awarded for:

  • Attainment
  • Behaviour
  • Attitude to Learning


Fourth & Fifth Year Pupils

From September 2020 grades will be awarded for:

  • Progress (see notes below)
  • Initial Expected Grade  (see notes below)
  • Behaviour
  • Attitude to Learning


Sixth Form Pupils

From September 2020 grades will be awarded for:

  • Progress (see notes below)
  • Initial Expected Grade  (see notes below)
  • Attitude to Learning

Progress & Initial Expected Grades for Fourth to Upper Sixth cohorts

In addition to the Behaviour and / or  Attitiude to Learning  Grade, the Half-Term grade cycle will also include an Initial Expected Grade and a Progress Grade.  

The grades are designed to give you an indication of the progress being made towards A level or iGCSE / GCSEs. They are an indication of the work and evidence produced in class during the last half term only and should not be seen as a final predicted grade. As they are indicative of only the last half term’s work, they may well differ from published UCAS grades and other reports.

They are prepared for pupils in the Fourth Year and above in their examined subjects at the following times:

  • Autumn Half-term – 4, 5, LVI & UVI
  • End of Autumn Term – 4, 5, LVI, & UVI
  • Spring Half-Term – 4 & LVI     (5 & UVI Progress grades replaced by mock results)
  • End of Spring Term – 4, LVI, & UVI,   (5 no Progress Grades due to start of study leave)
  • Summer Half-Term – 4  & LVI,   (UVI,  no Progress Grades due to start of study leave)
  • End of Summer Term – 4 & LVI  no Progress Grades due to End of Year Exams)

    The Autumn 1 Report will include an initial expected grade + Progress Grade, and then every half-term thereafter a progress grade (as per the above).

Initital Expected Grade

This grade should not be viewed as the maximum or minimum final A level or GCSE grade achievable by a student, rather a benchmark of what grade the pupil should likely be aiming for at the start of the academic year. It is based on the professional judgement of the subject teacher using statistical data such as the MidYis and Alis score. This grade will not change during the course of an academic year.

The grades will be equivalent to the exam grades available for that. These may be single grades or split, ie A/B, but will not have a range of more than two.

Progress Grade

The ‘Progress Grade’ is a professional judgement based on the evidence seen in class and homework during the recent half term only. It is an estimate of the grade that is most likely to be achieved if a student continues to perform at the current level demonstrated during that particular half term. Although this is not a final prediction or target grade, it will give an idea of the trajectory the student is currently on if they continue to work at the level shown in that half term. Performance can and often will change each half term over the two year course, and so this grade is may change each half term.

It is important to note that this grade is not:

1. A prediction of what the pupil is likely to achieve if they were to work harder etc. for the remainder of the course. It is not an ‘aspirational grade’ in the same way that UCAS grades are given to universities, for example.

2. An indicator of the result if a pupil attempted to sit the final exam at that point in time.

The grades will be equivalent to the exam grades available for that subject (9-1 or A*-G for GCSE, and A*-E for A level). Unfortunately the two GCSE scales are not directly comparable to one another – for example an A* on the old system could be either an 8 or 9 on the new system, whilst a new grade 8 could either be an A* or A on the current system. In an attempt to reduce some confusion the following table published by Ofqual may be of use: