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Assessment, Tracking & Reporting

Assessment

In Berwickshire High School, there is a continuous internal assessment programme to evaluate students' progress.

In addition to day-to-day checks through interactions and observations, teachers make use of more formal 'Review' to generate evidence of student learning. There are four types:

  1. Daily Review
  2. Weekly Review
  3. Monthly Review
  4. End-of-topic Review 

Tracking & Reporting

Learning Logs

Students' performance in Monthly and End-of-topic Review is recorded in a Learning Log for each subject.  These are shared with parents every 4-6 weeks. They are designed to give up-to-date, formative information about students' progress.

As and when a Learning Log is completed in a subject, parents should be sent a notification via Satchel One (formerly known as ‘Show My Homework’). A free Satchel One app can be downloaded for Apple iOS and Android devices. Satchel One can also be accessed through an online web browser on laptops/PCs and mobile devices. To access this, parents require a personalised access code. If you don’t have this, please contact the school at: bhs@scotborders.gov.uk

Tracking Reports

Three times a year, students are issued with a Tracking Report, completed by their teachers. These are designed to give parents an overview of students' progress towards course targets, effort and behaviour.

Progress towards course targets is evaluated as follows:

  • Green – making very good progress to achieve course target
  • Amber – making good progress to achieve course target
  • Rednot making sufficient progress to achieve course target

Effort and behaviour are rated as: ‘Excellent’, ‘Good’, ‘Inconsistent’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’.

Discussing progress with teachers

Parents have the opportunity to discuss their son/daughter's progress with teachers at an annual Parents' Evening. Dates for specific year groups are detailed in our school calendar.

Should you wish to discuss this at any other stage in the school year, please contact your child's Guidance Teacher in the first instance.