STEPS at UCC

STEPS at UCC is the assessment system we use at Uppingham Community College to assess the progress of each student.  From 2015 the GCSE grading system of A*-G began to be  phased out and National Curriculum Levels have been discontinued.  Therefore we have developed our STEPS system which will use the new GCSE criteria to measure the progress of our students.

Using the new GCSE criteria ensures that our students are measured using the same system from Years 7-11 and you can see an accurate and up-to-date measurement of where your son or daughter is at any one point in their time.  It will also help us to set truly aspirational targets for students to ensure they achieve as highly as they possibly can.

We are confident that the STEPS criteria gives an accurate picture of the requirements of each of the courses that we offer.  However there has been a great deal of educational change over the last few years and we foresee that this is likely to continue, so please be aware that any STEP or grade is a prediction of where your child is according to the information we have at present.  We will be updating and communicating the updates on a regular basis.

The STEPS system has been introduced in Year 7 in 2016 and will be rolled out to all students in the college in 2017.

Students will set a target based on Key Stage 2 achievement and assessment at UCC. They will then follow a flight path to the end of Year 11; ensuring challenging targets are set in all year groups.

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  1. 2016 ART AND DESIGN steps statement for YEAR 7
  2. 2016 COMPUTER SCIENCE steps statement for YEAR 7
  3. 2016 DRAMA steps statement for YEAR 7
  4. 2016 DT steps statement for YEAR 7
  5. 2016 ENGLISH steps statement for YEAR 7
  6. 2016 GEOGRAPHY steps statement for YEAR 7
  7. 2016 HISTORY steps statement for YEAR 7
  8. 2016 MATHS steps statement for YEAR 7
  9. 2016 MFL steps statement for YEAR 7
  10. 2016 MUSIC steps statement for YEAR 7
  11. 2016 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION steps statement for YEAR 7
  12. 2016 SCIENCE steps statement for YEAR 7