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Understanding Go4Schools

This section is to help you understand your child’s grades and targets. If you’re looking for password help, use the links below.

Making sense of your child’s G4S grades/targets

Year 11 GCSE Target: This is the most likely grade we would expect your child to achieve as a final GCSE / level 2 at the end of Year 11.

Year Target: This is the grade we expect your child to be working at by the end of this school year so they can be confident of ultimately hitting their final Y11 GCSE Target grade.

Current Grade: This grade reflects the assessed work your child has completed recently.

We would want this grade to be close as possible to the ‘Year Target’. This does depend on where in the school year we are e.g. in the Autumn term there is still time for the student to make more progress.

The Colours: The colours are the key to G4S reporting system.

Purple: Excellent progress: your child is currently working above the year target for this subject suggesting they could go on to exceed their Year 11 GCSE Target.

Green: Good Progress: your child is currently hitting their year target for this subject and we are confident they are working at the current level required to meet their Year 11 target.

Blue: on track: your child has not yet hit their Year Target but is close enough for us to believe this target will be achieved by the end of the year. Your child should be looking to improve their grade in the next assessed pieces of work.

Red: concern: your child is currently not achieving the grades required and based on this current performance is unlikely to achieve their Year Target or final Y11 GCSE target. Action is required to get back on track. Please talk to your child about this subject and email their subject teacher to find out more detail on techniques on how to improve. If your child has multiple ‘concern’ subjects then please contact their Head of Year.

Your child’s Attitude to Learning Grade. (ATL)

Alongside your child’s academic progress grades, you will also receive a half termly Attitude to Learning (ATL) grade which remains visible on their G4S page. This is perhaps the most important of the grades as it indicates how well your child is working in school and independently outside of school.

ATL Criteria
Excellent learner The student has consistently produced work of a very high standard both in class and at home.
They contribute fully to lessons and are an active, contributing member of the class.
They are fully focused on developing their independence and curiosity as a learner and also upon
reflecting on their work. Their work is always presented to a very high standard
Engaged learner The student has produced work of a good standard both at home and in school.
In class, they are involved and have shown to be curious and independent in their learning, with good reflective skills.
Their work is presented to a good standard.
Coasting learner The student has produced work which is below the expected standard we have for them or of an inconsistent standard.
They are generally a passive learner, not distracting others but rarely taking an active involvement in the lesson.
Reminders are often required for homework and classwork.
Their work is rarely presented to the best of their ability.
Student of concern The student has produced work which is consistently below the expectation we have for them.
They are a passive learner and / or disruptive learner, not taking part in any aspects of the learning in a lesson and often having to be reminded to work.
Both homework and classwork are rarely completed on time, if at all.
Their work is not presented to the high expectation that we have for them.

As with the academic progress grades, if you are concerned by an Attitude to Learning grade in an individual subject and would like to know more then please email that subject teacher. If you find there are multiple Attitude to Learning concerns then please contact your child’s Head of Year.