The purpose of assessment at Ysgol Glan Clwyd is to collect information regarding the pupil’s current ability and identify the next steps towards progress (Assessment for Learning). This includes the setting of the Learning Objective and Success Criteria in all tasks to allow pupils to identify the expectations in each piece of work. The work will be assessed by using the label “Llwyddais i… a Gorau i gyd…” These comments will enable the pupil to identify their strengths and improvements before moving on to check and ‘Llnau’ their work. The use of oral feedback, self-assessment and peer assessment will also be an important part of the assessment.

Some tasks will have a summative assessment in order to set an achievement grade especially in year 10, 11, 12 and 13 (A*-G grades are used for this). In some cases the examination board guidelines and the subject specifications note how much feedback is acceptable especially when submitting controlled assessments.

KS4 and KS5 pupils will receive a progress report 4 times a year with their target grades, effort grades 1-5 and achievement grade. This will enable us to mentor the pupils in order to identify relevant next steps on their path towards achieving their potential.

Year 9 2017-18 pupils will receive an effort grade and a National Curriculum level.

Year 7 and 8 receive an effort grade, dedication to improve grade and an achievement grade A* – G

The pupil has not responded to the feedback despite incentive to do so. The pupil has responded without a real attempt to improve (repeat mistakes, re-copying) The pupil has not taken advantage of the Ll'nau time to make progress. Therefore, the progress is unsatisfactory.
The pupil has responded to the feedback with effort to improve some aspects of the work. The pupil has taken advantage of the Ll'nau time in order to make sufficient progress; the strengths outweigh the weaknesses.
The pupil has responded in full to the feedback with a clear effort to improve the work significantly. The pupil took full advantage of the Ll'nau time by making good progress. Possibly, there are a few areas which need to be improved.