A pupil's progress and attainment in each subject will be monitored by the regular checking and marking of work set and appropriate reports sent home multiple times a year. The progress of individual pupils in all years will be monitored across the academic year, each pupil receiving 'grade only' as well as written reports. Parents will be informed of excellent and unsatisfactory progress and pupils will be rewarded for outstanding effort and progress.
Progress Evenings, when parents are invited to college to meet subject teachers will be held once a year for each year group, usually at a time to coincide with the receipt of a report. Parents are, however, welcome to contact college to make an appointment to discuss their child's progress if the date chosen is inconvenient or there is cause for concern.
Homework will be obligatory in all subjects where the pupils are capable of ultimately taking public examinations. The time spent on homework will vary. An average of one to one and a half hours per night in year seven, gradually increasing to two and a half hours per night in year eleven is usual. Parents are asked to ensure that either learning or written homework is done each evening and that their children have a suitable place in which to study. A Homework timetable is sent home at the start of each college year.
PUPIL PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT
For the pastoral care of pupils there will be a horizontal organization by year groups and a team of form teachers led by a Progress Leader. The form teacher is immediately responsible for each pupils welfare, under the overall direction of the Progress Leader. Progress Leaders/Coordinators form teachers, the head teacher and deputy head teachers are available by appointment, to discuss any areas of concern.