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Standards

The Government judges schools on their SATs results - for us, that is KS2 SATs that all Year 6 children take part in.  Results are published to parents in League Tables.

HGJS always achieves above national average results and is usually one of the best performing schools in this area.

Changes to the tests:
Since 2014, there have been many changes to education nationally.  We have tried to keep you up to date with these changes through workshops and via the website.
The new primary curriculum was drawn up to be deliberately tougher than the older one; therefore, the KS2 tests themselves are tougher than they have ever been.  The bar has been raised on what counts as the 'expected standard.

KS2 test results - comparing to previous years:
There have been huge changes to the tests whhich are based on a new, more rigorous national curriculum and results this year cannot be compared with previous years.
In terms of results, the Department for Education is calling this 'Year Zero' as levels have gone and a new framework for assessment has been introduced.

New measures:
Reading, maths and GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) are judged using a national test - what the child scores in the tets on the day - it is a snapshot of their ability on that day.
Writing is judged by the class teacher based on citeria set by the Department for Education.  A child must have met every criteria on the list to be judged as achieving the standard.
In the new tests, the expected standard is measured completely differently.  The 'expected' score is set at 100 but scores can range between 80 and 120.  Effectively, anything over 100 is at 'expected standard'.  Any score over 110 is 'working at a higher level'.
Parents are informed as to whether or not their cvhild has met the expected standard and the scaled score they achieved.

National results and HGJS results for 2016:  (% of children achieving expected standard)

Subject National result HGJS result
Reading 66% 84%
Writing 74% 79%
GPS 72% 83%
Maths 70% 84%

These results show we are still working well above the national average and we are pleased wiht how well the children have achieved under the new 'regime'.

As you go from day to day, it is easy to forget what a good school Hall Green Junior School is. It’s not just academic success - what other schools offer the ICT opportunities, the music experiences, the variety of P.E. and fitness activities we do?

We work hard to give the children varied and interesting projects from farm visits, to core skills afternoons (with their iPad Apps and crazy cricket competitions) , to Y6 studying Erika (the effects of the Second World War and the real horrors of the Holocaust).

We also benefit greatly from starting with such fabulous children. Thank you for that! 

 

Results in 2015:

Reading, writing and maths School National
Level 4 and above  92% 80%
Level 4b and above 84% 69%
Level 5 39% 24%
     
Reading    
Level 4 and above 97%  
Level 4b and above 88%  
Level 5b and above 62%  
% making 2 levels progress 97% 91%
% making 2 levels progress from low KS1 100%  
% making 2 levels progress from middle KS1 98%  
% making 2 levels progress from high KS1 94%  
     
Writing    
Level 4 and above 94%  
Level 5 and above 50%  
% making 2 levels progress 98% 94%
% making 2 levels progress from low KS1 86%  
% making 2 levels progress from middle KS1 98%  
% making 2 levels progress from high KS1 100%  
     
Maths    
Level 4 and above 94%  
Level 4b and above 89%  
Level 5 56%  
Level 6 16%  
% making 2 levels progress 97% 90%
% making 2 levels progress from low KS1 100%  
% making 2 levels progress from middle KS1 98%  
% making 2 levels progress from high KS1 94%  
     
SPaG    
Level 4 and above 97%  
Level 4b and  above 84%  
Level 5 71%  
Level 6 8%  
     
     

Please click here to view school performance tables.