"So...a Level 4 child should fulfil ALL expectations of a level 4" Well, I wouldn't put it like that. I'd never categorize any child by a Level label. but, yes, if you have the work of a whole Key Stage to go by, then the evidence gives Level 4 if the whole description has been met. "The problem arises when we give them a 4c for achieving some of this description and a 4a for achieving all of it! " Guess I've been lucky in never having had to "give them a 4c". I've only ever had to decide on 4 for all the Level 4 description or 3 for all level 3 description. cs and as are mystery territory for me. NC levels were never meant to be "tick box" descriptions and the idea of tick a few boxes and you've achieved a bit of a level is not very sound, really. Well, that's how I was trained to view it.