Students are subject to formative as well as summative assessment. Thus teaching
programmes may be adapted to compensate for particular weaknesses discovered, both on an individual and a whole-class basis. Assessments may include speaking, writing, reading and listening. Free writing is encouraged wherever possible.
i. Initial Progress Reports and Interim Reports
Provide parents with a brief synopsis of their child’s progress in the form of Achievement and Effort grades for each subject. They are issued approximately every six weeks before mid-term break or at the end of term, unless another type of report is scheduled at that time. On the Initial Progress Report (October) PSC grades are used (Pleasing, Satisfactory or Concern) except in the case of years 11 and 13, who are half way through a course. Letter and number grades are used on all subsequent Interim Reports.
ii. Exam Reports
Issued to exam classes after end of year or mock exams in Years 10 - 13. They provide feedback to students on their exam performance only, advising on strategies for improvement of exam techniques and preparations.
iii. Full Reports
Issued to all students yearly. The dates of full reports are staggered throughout the year to spread the workload and also, so that we provide feedback to students and parents at the most relevant time for them.
iv. Leaving TIS
Students leaving either at the end or part-way through the year receive a leavers folder containing their latest report, a reference, an academic transcript and examples of work if required. If necessary, overseas school entrance examinations may be posted directly to the International School. We will then organize a time for them to be completed and ensure that they are appropriately administered. You will need to inform us in advance should you wish us to do this for you.