Assessment at St Cuthbert Mayne School is central to ensuring all of our students make excellent progress.


Progress Checks

We use Progress Checks at St Cuthbert Mayne to ensure all students know how well they are doing.  This is sent home to parents either termly (Key Stage 3) or half termly (Key Stages 4 & 5).  The video guide below explains how Progress Checks work.

Assessment at Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

From September 2016, we changed our way of assessing students at Key Stage 3, and you can find out more by clicking here: Life After Levels – How we assess students during Key Stage 3.


Criteria for each subject, using the 9-1 grading system can found by clicking here:

STCM 9-1 KS3 Grades

STCM Maths 9-1 KS3 Grades


Assessment at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

We assess students at Key Stage 4 using GCSE and BTEC criteria. From September 2015, subjects began using the new 9-1 GCSE grades. To see how this maps to the old A*-G grades, please click here: New 9-1 GCSE Grades.


Assessment at Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)

In Sixth Form, we assess students over 2 years using the A*-E grade criteria or BTEC D*-P grade criteria for all courses.

For more information on assessment at St Cuthbert Mayne, please contact Mr Statham, Assistant Headteacher.