Minimum Expected Grades

What is an Expected Grade?

For each subject you study you will receive a Minimum Expected Grade (MEG). We expect students to achieve their MEG or better in their GCSEs.  The MEG is the grade that students with similar KS 2 results to you have achieved, on average, in previous years. Students at Helsby make better progress than the national average and that is why this grade is your Minimum Expected Grade.

If you are already on track to achieve your MEG in certain subjects, your teachers will discuss with you and set a Student Agreed Target (STG) that will ensure that you are challenged to realise your full potential. Whilst the STG is an aspirational target, it should be with in your reach.

How do I use my Expected Grade?

The expected grades are used to help you discuss your progress with form tutors, teachers and your parents. This will help you to know how well you are doing, where you need to make improvements and what you need to do to reach your expected grade or better.