Parents’ Glossary

ALISA Level Information System. Tests used to help set examination targets at A Level.
CATsCognitive Ability Tests (Year 7) taken at the beginning of the year.
ConnexionsService providing advice to young people about issues such as drugs, careers, sex education.
Core SubjectsEnglish, Maths and Science. Subjects which are compulsory throughout a student’s statutory education.
D & TDesign and Technology.
Foundation SubjectsSubjects other than Maths, English or Science.
HEHigher Education.
ICTInformation and Communication Technology.
Induction DayYear 6 students are invited for their induction to Tring School.
INSET DayHoliday for students when staff are in school for in­service training.
ISAInvestigative Skills Assignment. Assessment exercises taken under examination conditions which contribute 25% of the marks for Science GCSE subjects.
Key Stages 3, 4 and 5Education is organised into blocks of years. KS3 – Years 7, 8 and 9 KS4 – Years 10 and 11 KS5 – Years 12 and 13
Learning Resource Centre or LRCTring School Library.
LTLeadership Team.
NCNational Curriculum.
Occasional DayHoliday for staff and students.
Pastoral ReportWritten report from form tutor about student behaviour/attitude at school.
Progress TrackerLevel/grade student has achieved each term.
SENCOSpecial Educational Needs Co­ordinator.
SRESexual and Relationships Education.
Subject CodesFor the full list of Subject Codes please click here
Vertical TutoringMixed aged tutor groups. Generally tutor groups will have approximately 4 students from each year.
World ChallengeCompany specialising in challenging expeditions for students to a wide variety of developing countries.
Tutor TimeTwenty five minutes first thing in the morning 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.