The approach to learning (AtL) grade provides a more holistic understanding of how a pupil is coping in the classroom in terms of their behaviour, effort and independent learning task submission. The bulleted list for each approach to learning grade is an indication of the types of attitude pupils display. As well as an attainment grade, an AtL grade should also be applied accurately to any reports using the following descriptions. It is a best-fit model and pupils may not display all of the characteristics in the category. The AtL grade is not cumulative and should only apply to the term at hand.
AtL grade ‘C’ is the minimum expected level of attitude and conduct from pupils. However, levels D and E should be reported if they occur.