FFT 2021 Year 7 Transition Service
GCSE estimates for your new Year 7 students
Make the best possible start this autumn
With no national KS2 tests in 2021, understanding and supporting Year 7 students will again be challenging. That’s why we’re working in partnership with GL Assessment to ensure that both Year 7 and Year 8 students can make the best possible start this autumn.
FFT GCSE estimates for Year 7 and Year 8 pupils
Schools using GL Assessment’s CAT4 tests can upload their results to Aspire. You’ll then have access to a full set of FFT GCSE subject estimates for all your pupils, allowing you to set targets and monitor progress as normal.
This year we’re extending the service so you can now upload CAT4 data for both Year 7 AND Year 8 pupils. Great news if you didn’t take part last year or want to fill in any missing assessment gaps.
It's all available in Aspire
With CAT4 assessments in Aspire, you can access the full range of pupil, subject and school-based estimates for your Year 7 and year 8 cohorts. Use FFT’s interactive Target Setting dashboard in order to monitor progress and set aspirational targets.
How it works
Year 7 Transition Service timeline
16 September - Service opens
Schools can start uploading their CAT4 results to Aspire
23 September - First window closes
First CAT4 results are processed
1 October - Access reports
First FFT GCSE estimates available in Aspire
The service will continue throughout the autumn term in weekly windows. i.e. window 2 will open on 23 September and close on 30 September with reports available by 8 October.
See it live – join our webinars
Help & information
Free webinars and help will be available throughout the year.
We'll help you to access the service, complete the process and understand your estimates.
Webinar dates will be posted here soon.
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.