Academic progress is monitored rigorously by the principal, the deputy principal, tutors, and subject teachers against baseline tests taken at the start of each academic year. The baseline grades act as minimum floor targets only. Students who are underachieving are identified by subject teachers and are then monitored closely by the head of the year, deputy head academic, and principal as part of the school’s intervention plan.
Through these, teachers get a good understanding of students’ aptitude for learning and potential. Using the assessment feedback teachers can monitor performance and measure progress. The assessments offer predictors of students’ future attainment in specific subjects, enabling teachers to set motivational targets and to maximize potential.