At Pembroke House, children are regularly evaluated to monitor performance, with detailed reports shared between teachers, tutors and parents.
School examinations take place at the end of all three terms. Exams within the Junior school are less formal and may, where appropriate, take the shape of assessments rather than exams. Results of exams with Year averages for comparison are then made available. Averages are calculated over the whole year group, unless the two forms sit different exam papers.
Year 8, who sit the ISEB Common Entrance examination, are also examined at the end of the Christmas and Lent terms, using the latest ISEB Common Entrance exam papers, where possible.
Reports & Grades
Every parent receives a comprehensive end of term report via email which highlights achievement and effort, and offers a detailed comment with appropriate targets. They also receive half term reports, which indicate their child’s effort and attainment for the first half of each term, and includes a comment from their child’s Tutor. The strong tutorial system ensures that every child’s success is celebrated and rewarded, while those pupils whose reports are less satisfactory can be helped and supported. There are three Parent-Teacher meetings during the year and regular and open communication via phone or email is encouraged between home and school.
TERM GRADES – a reflection of the standard of work achieved throughout the term
A*: Outstanding. Easily achieving all targets & working to an exceptional level for age group
A: Excellent. Easily achieving targets & working significantly beyond expectations for age group
B: Good. Achieving all targets and working beyond expectations for age group
C: Satisfactory. Achieving most targets and working at the average level for age group
D: Below Average. Achieving some basic targets and working below expectations for age group
E: Poor. Struggling to achieve even basic targets & working significantly below expectations for age group
Percentage Grade Boundaries:
A*: 80% plus
E: 39% and below
Effort Grades – a reflection of attitude, enthusiasm & application to work throughout the term:
Scholarships & Awards 2015-16
Guy Gowar All Rounder Scholarship to Shrewsbury
Josh Davies Sports Exhibition to St Edward’s
Imogen Arnold Drama Scholarship to Blundell’s & to Cheltenham College
Cassie Conway Kenya Scholarship to The Royal Hospital School
Tiva Moller John Wesley Award to Kingswood
Robbie Haigh Kenya Award to Stowe
Cody Davis Bingham Scholarship to Sedbergh
Tassia Davis All Rounder Scholarship to Sedbergh
Tristan Stewart Kenya Award to Langley School
Maia Green Drama Scholarship to Ellesmere College