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Principal Weekly Update 08/06/2018 from Mr Mark Sayer

08 June 2018

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One of the things that good schools do is to collect data on student achievement and progress through rigorous assessment.  Recently, in the Primary school, we have undertaken tests in the four strands of English, in Mathematics, Vietnamese and Science for Year 2 and Year 6.  The purpose has been to create parallel data for our students to compare with UK student averages of the same age.  This context is very significant.  The results have been most encouraging and tell us very strongly that what and how we are teaching is producing extremely positive outcomes for students.

The table below indicates the advances in our Year 6 students.  Level 4 and Level 5 is what is expected at this age group, for a native English speaker.

Subject (% of students)

2016-17 L4/L5

2017-18 L4/L5

English writing

8

28

English reading

32

44

English Speaking/Listening

22

43

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Meeting or exceeding expectations

32

44

 

In Year 2, there is a similarly impressive change in data but this time for Level 2 and Level 3. Again this for age equivalent students in the UK.   Our Year 2s do not do Science tests at this age.

Subject %

2016-17 L2/L3

2017-18 L2/L3

English writing

20

58

English reading

31

41

English Speaking/Listening

20

56

 

Both of these tables indicate that there is huge progress taking place in the students at these key stages.  It should be remembered that not one of the students is a native English speaker and 57% of Year 6 and  72% of Year 2 students joining us within the last two years.

As parents will be aware, with students sitting the IGCSE and A Level examinations in Years 11, 12 and 13, having to answer in English for all their subject areas, this is a very important step in the children developing full bilingual proficiency.     And this goes much further than just the levels of spoken English.  We are delivering depth in English language levels in all key skills areas. 

We are extremely proud of what the children and the teachers are achieving.  A huge note of thanks to all who are contributing to this significant outcome.  Well done to all the children on their approach to studies in English and for the excellent progress that is being made.

I wish you all a very happy weekend.