2020 FFT Year 7 Transition Service

Ensure that your students get the best possible start

GCSE estimates for your Y7 students

With no national KS2 tests this year, understanding and supporting Year 7 students will be more difficult. That's why FFT is offering a new free service to all Aspire schools. If you're using GL Assessment's CAT4 tests or have KS2 Teacher Assessment data then you can now access FFT GCSE subject based estimates for your pupils.

GL Assessment CAT4 tests

We've teamed up with GL Assessment to ensure that you can continue to access your FFT KS4 estimates using CAT4 tests as prior attainment inputs.

Once you've uploaded your students' Year 7 CAT4 test results you'll find all your regular FFT KS4 estimates in your Aspire interactive Target Setting dashboards as normal!

Upload CAT4 tests

2020 KS2 Teacher Assessments

If your local primary schools took part in this year's FFT KS2 Results Service or you have 2020 KS2 Teacher Assessment data, we can produce KS4 estimates for your new Year 7 cohort!

Simply upload your KS2 data to Aspire and access a range of new special KS4 benchmark estimate reports.

Upload KS2 teacher assessments

What does my school need to do?

It’s simple

1

Log in to Aspire and download a results template

2

Complete the template for your new Year 7 students with CAT4 test results and/or 2020 KS2 Teacher Assessments

3

Upload your completed template to Aspire.

We'll then process your data and provide your school with FFT KS4 estimates for your new Year 7 cohort.

2020 Year 7 Transition Service timeline

Upload CAT4 tests throughout Autumn

for GCSE estimates in Aspire target setting

  • 4 September

    Starting on 4 September, we’ll be running weekly upload windows for schools to provide CAT4 test scores to Aspire.

  • 18 September

    Wave 1 closing date.

  • 25 September

    Wave 1 schools receive Y7 GCSE pupil/school estimates in Aspire.

  • 25 September

    Wave 2 closing date.

  • 2 October

    Wave 2 schools receive Y7 GCSE pupil/school estimates in Aspire.

  • … service continues through autumn on a weekly basis…

  • 4 December

    Final wave closing date.

  • 11 December

    Final wave schools receive Y7 GCSE pupil/school estimates in Aspire.

Upload KS2 TAs in September & October

for GCSE estimates in a separate special Aspire report

  • 4 September

    Starting on 4 September, there will be TWO windows for schools to provide KS2 Teacher Assessments using Aspire.

  • 2 October

    Wave 1 closing date.

  • 16 October

    Wave 1 schools receive Y7 GCSE pupil estimates in a special report.

  • 23 October

    Wave 2 closing date.

  • 6 November

    Wave 2 schools receive Y7 GCSE pupil estimates in a special report.

2020 Year 7 Transition Service — can we help?

In Aspire

Log in to FFT Aspire. You’ll find on-screen help and full step-by-guide help guides.

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Online sessions

Come along to one of our short interactive Q&A webinars run by the FFT training team. Just look out for one of our weekly emails for further details.

Video

Can’t make an interactive session? Then watch one of our pre-recorded videos.

FFT Support

Contact our support team directly by emailing support@fft.org.uk or calling 01446 776262 (option 2).
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About CAT4 tests

CAT4 supports primary to secondary transition through the provision of retrospective Key Stage 2 indicators, 9-1 GCSE indicators and insights into students’ reasoning abilities. Together, these give a broad and accurate overview of your students
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