Assessment and Reporting

Changes to GCSE Grades and Assessment at Key Stage 3

The government has removed National Curriculum levels from Key Stage 3. Secondary schools are now free to develop their own systems to use with students and report to parents. At the same time, the GCSE A*-G grades are being phased out and replaced with a 9 to 1 grading system.

In September 2016, we introduced a new assessment system in line with these changes. The following document explains the system in more detail:

Parent Guide to Assessment

Changes to progress measures at Key Stage 4

The Department for Education (DfE) has changed how school performance is measured.

From 2016, all secondary schools will be measured on progress, using the Progress 8 measure. This will be published in the secondary school performance tables.

The following leaflet provides further information:

Parent Pamphlet Progress 8

Other useful documents

Making Good Progress - Parents Supporting Students at Haydock High School:

Making Good Progress Booklet for Parents

The following documents summarise our new Progress Pathways:

Progress Pathways - GCSE 9-1

Progress Pathways - GCSE A-G

Progress Pathways - BTEC

Progress Pathways - CNAT

Assessment Without Levels Progress in each Subject

See the Assessment Without Levels Progress Grids page for an explanation of the skills required to meet each grade using our new Assessment Without Levels system.

Explanation of terms used in data reports:

Data Glossary

Explanation of Attitude to Learning (AtL) levels:

ATL Descriptor


We care. We support. We achieve.

At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.

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Haydock Curriculum

The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.

Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.

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About Us
& Our School

We are proud of our School

We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress. 

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Haydock Leisure Centre

Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.

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