Parents’ Glossary

ALIS

A Level Information System. Tests used to help set examination targets at A Level.

CATs

Cognitive Ability Tests (Year 7) taken at the beginning of the year.

Connexions

Service providing advice to young people about issues such as drugs, careers, sex education.

Core Subjects

English, Maths and Science. Subjects which are compulsory throughout a student’s statutory education.

D & T

Design and Technology.

Foundation Subjects

Subjects other than Maths, English or Science.

HE

Higher Education.

ICT

Information and Communication Technology.

Induction Day

Year 6 students are invited for their induction to Tring School.

INSET Day

Holiday for students when staff are in school for in­service training.

Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

Education is organised into blocks of years. KS3 – Years 7, 8 and 9 KS4 – Years 10 and 11 KS5 – Years 12 and 13

LT

Leadership Team.

Learning Resource Centre

Tring School Library.

NC

National Curriculum.

Occasional Day

Holiday for staff and students.

Pastoral Report

Written report from form tutor about student behaviour/attitude at school.

Progress Tracker

Level/grade student has achieved each term.

SENCO

Special Educational Needs Co­ordinator.

SRE

Sexual and Relationships Education.

Subject Codes

For the full list of KS3 & KS4 Subject Codes please click below.
Subject Codes

Vertical Tutoring

Mixed Age Tutor Groups.

World Challenge

Company specialising in challenging expeditions for students to a wide variety of developing countries.

ISA

Investigative Skills Assignment. Assessment exercises taken under examination conditions which contribute 25% of the marks for Science GCSE subjects.

Tutor Time

Twenty five minutes in the afternoon when the Form Tutor registers all students in their Tutor Group. This time is also used for form activities, giving out notices and House and Year assemblies.