All schools and colleges set target grades (sometimes called Predictions) for students. At JPA we use a package called ALIS to generate our targets. ALIS was originally a project run by Durham University and we were an original pilot school.

Target grades offer a guide to academic potential for teachers, parents, but most importantly students. The target grade is a starting point- for teachers’ planning, discussions around progress and students’ own aspirations.

Successful students engage with target grades and use them as a guide to academic potential

Successful students will also have an aspirational grade which is their personal target for each subject.