High School Evaluation System

High School assessment is increasingly formative, particularly in Year 7 to 9. IB MYP criteria are used to guide students on areas for improvement. Each criteria must be assessed at least twice per year to derive an overall grade from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest) according to International Baccalaureate standards.

Students in Year 7 to 9 undertake examinations at the end of each academic year and a term by term grade is recorded and reported to parents (including the mid-year assessment grade).

Students who consistently demonstrate difficulty maintaining acceptable grades may be offered additional academic support within school. Parents of students who are experiencing difficulties will be informed and may be asked to provide additional support at home.

In Year 10 and 11 students are assessed according to the Edexcel I/GCSE assessment standards.

Examinations are taken twice a year, usually in December or January and May. Ongoing classroom and project assessment is also taken in to consideration.

Edexcel IGCSE examinations provide externally set and moderated assessment for students at the end of Year 11 and students will be expected to sit the IB Diploma examinations at the end of Year 13.

The IB Diploma is a widely accepted pre-university qualification which is accepted by universities and colleges in UK, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Continental Europe, and South Africa and across the MENA region.

Parents receive four academic reports per year – Interim Progress Reports in October and March and more detailed reports at mid-year and end of year (January and June respectively).

EIS-Meadows - High School Evaluation System