Our end of year assessments for English, maths and science are set by one of UK’s leading test providers, ‘GL Assessments’. These are standardised and age-appropriate assessments designed to measure student progress and attainment in relation to the English National Curriculum.
They are popular with a range of schools, including international schools around the world and provide in-depth data in the form of a Standard Age Score (SAS). They are one way we benchmark and track progress. Reports are set against national averages so that teachers can compare the results with those of schools in the UK and internationally. The standard age score is on a scale from 59-141. They are therefore a good indicator of depth of understanding when used alongside teacher assessment.
In the Progress Test in English, 59% of our Year 6 students were graded above average (achieving a standardised score greater than 112). This compares very favourably with the UK where 23% of students are above average. In addition, 34% of our students were well above average in English (achieving a standardised score greater than 119) - compared to 11% for the UK.
In the Progress Test in Maths, 49% of our students were above average or better with 20% well above average (compared to 23% and 11% respectively for the UK).
In the Progress Test in Science, 42% of our students were above average or better with 22% well above average (compared to 23% and 11% respectively for the UK).
Individual scores for students are in the form of Standard Age Score (SAS). Our average SAS score in English for Year 6 students was 114, which was higher than both the UK (100) and international school (SAS 106) averages.
Similarly, in Maths, our Year 6 students outperformed both the UK and other international school students with an average SAS of 110 compared to 100 in the UK and 101 in international schools. In Science, our average SAS score was 111 (compared to 100 UK and 104 for international schools).