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Education (Individual Pupils' Achievements) (Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Regulation 7(1)(a)

SCHEDULE 1Information to be provided for the parents of a pupil in the final year of the first, second or third key stage

1.—(1) Subject to paragraphs 3 and 4, in the case of a pupil in the final year of the first or second key stage—

(a)the pupil’s level of attainment in any relevant subject in which his achievements have been assessed in the final year of that key stage in accordance with the statutory arrangements for that key stage;

(b)a statement of the percentage of pupils in the final year of that key stage in the school—

(i)attaining each level in that subject;

(ii)working towards the first level of attainment as described in a programme of study for that subject but who have not attained that level in that subject;

(iii)exempted from assessment in that subject under Article 9(1) of the Education (Assessment Arrangements for Key Stages 1 and 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996(1);

(c)a statement that the level has been so assessed;

(d)where the pupil has been exempted from any part of a programme of study in that school year, a statement to that effect referring to the part;

(e)the result of any public examination taken by the pupil for which he was prepared by the school in the school year to which the information relates; and

(f)brief particulars of his achievements in any other subject or activity which forms part of his curriculum.

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), in this paragraph and in paragraph 4(1)(a) “relevant subject” means English or Mathematics.

(3) Where a pupil is in an Irish speaking school, in this paragraph and in paragraph 4(1)(a) “relevant subject” means Irish or Mathematics in relation to a pupil in the first key stage and Irish, English or Mathematics in relation to a pupil in the second key stage.

2.—(1) Subject to paragraph 4, in the case of a pupil in the final year of the third key stage—

(a)the pupil’s level of attainment in any relevant subject as determined by a teacher under Article 6 of the Education (Assessment Arrangements for Key Stage 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997(2) and his level of attainment in tests set by the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment under Article 9 of that Order together with a statement of the percentage of pupils in the final year of that key stage in the school—

(i)attaining each level as determined by a teacher under Article 6 of that Order in that subject;

(ii)attaining each level of attainment in tests under Article 9 of that Order in that subject;

(iii)working towards the first level of attainment as described in a programme of study for that subject but who have not attained that level as determined by a teacher under Article 6 of that Order in that subject;

(iv)exempted under Article 10(1) of that Order from assessment by a teacher under Article 6 of that Order;

(v)exempted under Article 10(4) or (5) of that Order from taking a test in a relevant subject under Article 9 of that Order;

(b)a statement that the level has been so assessed;

(c)where the pupil has been exempted from any part of a programme of study in that school year, a statement to that effect referring to the part;

(d)the result of any public examination taken by the pupil for which he was prepared by the school in the school year to which the information relates; and

(e)brief particulars of his achievements in any other subject or activity which forms part of his curriculum.

(2) In this paragraph and in paragraph 4(1)(b) “relevant subject” means English, Mathematics or Science.

3.  In the case of a pupil who is in the final year of the second key stage the reference in paragraph 1(1)(a) to the pupil’s level of attainment shall be deemed to include a reference to his level of attainment in each attainment target of each relevant subject.

4.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), in the case of a pupil in respect of whom a statement of special educational needs is maintained by an education and library board under Article 16 of the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(3)—

(a)the reference in paragraph 1(1)(a) to the pupil’s level of attainment shall be deemed to include a reference to his level of attainment in each attainment target of each relevant subject; and

(b)the reference in paragraph 2(1)(a) to the pupil’s level of attainment shall be deemed to include a reference to his level of attainment in each attainment target of each relevant subject as determined by a teacher under Article 6 of the Education (Assessment Arrangements for Key Stage 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997.

(2) In the case of a pupil in respect of whom a statement of special educational needs is maintained by an education and library board under Article 16 of the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 and who, on the making of the assessment of his special educational needs, has been assessed by that board under Article 15 of that Order as having severe learning difficulties—

(a)paragraph 1(1)(a) to (d); or

(b)paragraph 2(1)(a) to (c),

shall not apply.

5.  In paragraphs 1(1)(d) and 2(1)(c) a reference to a pupil who has been exempted from any part of a programme of study is a reference to a pupil to whom any part of a programme of study does not apply or applies with modifications (as the case may be) by virtue of—

(a)a direction given by the Department under Article 14 of the 1989 Order (development work and experiments);

(b)regulations made under Article 15 of the 1989 Order (exceptions by regulations);

(c)provision made pursuant to Article 16 of the 1989 Order in a statement of the pupil’s special educational needs made under Article 16 of the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996; or

(d)a direction given by a principal pursuant to regulations made under Article 17 of the 1989 Order (temporary exceptions for individual pupils).

6.  In this Schedule—

  • “programme of study” means—

    (a)

    in relation to a pupil in the final year of the first or second key stage the programme of study set out in the Document published by The Stationery Office entitled “The Northern Ireland Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2, Programmes of Study and Attainment Targets”(4);

    (b)

    in relation to a pupil in the final year of the third key stage the programmes of study for English, Mathematics or Science set out in the Documents published by The Stationery Office respectively entitled—

    (i)

    English

    • Key Stages 3 and 4

    • Programme of Study and Attainment Targets(5);

    (ii)

    Mathematics

    • Key Stages 3 and 4

    • Programme of Study and Attainment Targets(6);

    (iii)

    Science

    • Key Stages 3 and 4

    • Programmes of Study and Attainment Targets(7).

Regulation 7(1)(b)

SCHEDULE 2Information to be provided for the parents of a pupil in the final year of the fourth key stage

1.  The names of any GCSE subjects entered by the pupil and the grade obtained in each.

2.  Where the pupil has been exempted from any part of a programme of study in that school year, a statement to that effect referring to the part.

3.  The names of any GNVQ vocational areas in which the pupil obtained a full qualification and the level at which the qualification was obtained.

4.  The result of any other public examination taken by the pupil for which the pupil was prepared by the school in the school year to which the information relates, including any credit awarded towards a qualification where the pupil did not obtain the full qualification.

5.  Brief particulars of the pupil’s achievements in any other subject or activity which forms part of his curriculum.

Regulation 7(1)(c)

SCHEDULE 3Information to be provided for the parents of a pupil in the sixth form

1.  The names of any GCE AS or A level subjects entered by the pupil and the grade obtained in each.

2.  The names of any GCSE subjects entered by the pupil and the grade obtained in each.

3.  The names of any GNVQ vocational areas in which the pupil obtained a full qualification and the level at which the qualification was obtained.

4.  The result of any other public examination taken by the pupil for which the pupil was prepared by the school in the school year to which the information relates, including any credit awarded towards a qualification where the pupil did not obtain the full qualification.

5.  Brief particulars of the pupil’s achievements in any other subject or activity which forms part of his curriculum.

Regulation 10(1)(a)

SCHEDULE 4Information to be provided in the summative Record of Achievement of a pupil in the final year of the second key stage

1.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) the pupil’s level of attainment in any relevant subject in which his achievements have been assessed in accordance with the statutory arrangements for that key stage and his level of attainment in each attainment target of each such subject.

(2) In this paragraph “relevant subject” means, in relation to a pupil in an English speaking school, English or Mathematics and, in relation to a pupil in an Irish speaking school, Irish, English or Mathematics.

2.  A statement that the level has been so assessed.

3.  Brief particulars of his achievements in any other subject or activity which forms part of his curriculum.

4.  The name of any qualification, award or certificate gained by the pupil for which he was prepared by the school, or by any other primary school, whether in connection with his studies or otherwise, together, where appropriate, with the highest grade obtained by him therein and the school year in which the qualification, award or certificate was gained.

5.  Brief particulars of any school societies, clubs or activities in which the pupil was involved in the course of his attendance at the school or at any other primary school, whether in connection with his studies or otherwise.

6.  Particulars of any position of responsibility held by the pupil in the school or in any other primary school attended by him or in any societies, clubs or activities mentioned in paragraph 5.

Regulation 7(1)(a), 10(1)(a)

SCHEDULE 5

Part IEnglish-speaking Schools

Part IIIrish-speaking Schools

Regulation 10(1)(b)

SCHEDULE 6Information to be provided in the summative Record of Achievement of a pupil in the final year of the fourth key stage

1.—(1) The information is:

(a)the names of any GCSE subjects entered by the pupil, the grade obtained in each and the year in which entered;

(b)the names of any GNVQ vocational areas in which the pupil obtained a full qualification, the year in which it was obtained and the level at which the qualification was obtained;

(c)the result of any other public examination taken by the pupil, for which the pupil was prepared by the school, and the year in which it was taken, including any credit awarded towards a qualification where the pupil did not obtain the full qualification;

(d)brief particulars of the pupil’s achievements in any other subject or activity which has formed part of his curriculum in the course of his attendance at the school or at any other secondary school;

(e)the name of any qualification, award or certificate, other than those mentioned in heads (a) to (c), gained by the pupil for which he was prepared by the school, or by any other secondary school, whether in connection with his studies or otherwise, together, where appropriate, with the highest grade obtained by him therein and the school year in which the qualification, award or certificate was gained;

(f)brief particulars of any school societies, clubs or other activities in which the pupil has been involved in the course of his attendance at the school or at any other secondary school, whether in connection with his studies or otherwise;

(g)particulars of any position of responsibility held by the pupil in the school or in any other secondary school attended by him or in any of the societies, clubs or other activities mentioned in head (f).

(2) The information in heads (a) to (c) of sub-paragraph (1) shall be provided under the heading “Qualifications and Credits” in the form specified in Part I of Schedule 8.

(3) The information in head (d) of sub-paragraph (1) shall be provided under the heading “Achievements in Education” in the form specified in Part II of Schedule 8.

(4) The information in heads (e) to (g) of sub-paragraph (1) shall be provided under the heading “Achievements and Experiences” in the form specified in Part III of Schedule 8.

Regulation 10(1)(c)

SCHEDULE 7Information to be provided in the summative Record of Achievement of a pupil in the sixth form

1.—(1) The information is:

(a)the names of any GCE AS or A level subjects entered by the pupil, the grade obtained in each and the year in which entered;

(b)the names of any GNVQ vocational areas in which the pupil obtained a full qualification, the year in which it was obtained and the level at which the qualification was obtained;

(c)the names of any GCSE subjects entered by the pupil, the grade obtained in each and the year in which entered;

(d)the result of any other public examination taken by the pupil, for which the pupil was prepared by the school, and the year in which it was taken, including any credit awarded towards a qualification where the pupil did not obtain the full qualification;

(e)brief particulars of the pupil’s achievements in any other subject or activity which has formed part of his curriculum in the course of his attendance at the school or at any other secondary school;

(f)the name of any qualification, award or certificate, other than those mentioned in heads (a) to (d), gained by the pupil for which he was prepared by the school, or by any other secondary school, whether in connection with his studies or otherwise, together, where appropriate, with the highest grade obtained by him therein and the school year in which the qualification, award or certificate was gained;

(g)brief particulars of any school societies, clubs or other activities in which the pupil has been involved in the course of his attendance at the school or at any other secondary school, whether in connection with his studies or otherwise;

(h)particulars of any position of responsibility held by the pupil in the school or in any other secondary school attended by him or in any of the societies, clubs or other activities mentioned in head (g).

(2) The information in heads (a) to (d) of sub-paragraph (1) shall be provided under the heading “Qualifications and Credits” in the form specified in Part I of Schedule 8.

(3) The information in head (e) of sub-paragraph (1) shall be provided under the heading “Achievements in Education” in the form specified in Part II of Schedule 8.

(4) The information in heads (f) to (h) of sub-paragraph (1) shall be provided under the heading “Achievements and Experiences” in the form specified in Part III of Schedule 8.

Regulation 10(2)

SCHEDULE 8

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