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Assessing Without Levels

In September 2014 all maintained schools introduced the new National Curriculum. At the same time schools were instructed to develop their own systems for assessing pupils’ progress and achievement as a national structure for assessment would no longer be in place from this point.

Pupils in Years 1-6 are now being assessed against age related expectations (ARE) which are statements describing what they should be able to do by the end of each year. We have taken the model of assessment which we already use in our Reception Class and applied that across the school so that we can judge whether children are at one of three stages in their learning: emerging, expected or exceeding.

We assess pupils in all subjects at each half term point (October, December, February, March, May and July).

Pupils will be assigned a number against each strand of the age related expectations, which equates to their level of proficiency:

1: Working towards the expected standard / emerging

2: Working at the expected standard / expected

3: Working at greater depth / exceeding

Pupils must achieve at least the expected standard in a minimum of 85% of the age related expectations by the end of the year to be assessed as working at the expected standard overall in each subject.

If pupils achieve the expected standard in 100% of the age related expectations AND a minimum of 33% of ARE working at greater depth, they are assessed as working at greater depth overall in each subject.


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St Anne's Fulshaw CE Primary

Nursery Lane,

Main Contact: Mrs Wendy Clark (Admin Officer)

Tel: 01625 523536
Fax: 01625 522837