# Interview Help - I need sublevel descriptors for maths!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by sarahw1407, Dec 6, 2011.

1. ### sarahw1407

I have an interview, and for the teaching element it states:
'APP AF Num level 3 &ndash; To begin to understand the role of &lsquo;=&rsquo;, the equals sign e.g. solve &lsquo;balancing&rsquo; problems such as 7x10=82-?'
I will have 12 children - four each at levels 3b, 3a and 4c.
My question is where do I find sublevel descriptors to fit this so I plan my lesson at the correct point? I have scoured the internet to no avail. I am working as a supply teacher at the moment so cannot get them from school...are they some kind of state secret, only available to those who have actually signed a contract?
I'm thinking anyway to use balance scales with Cuisinaire (might be a novel use of the rods...)

2. ### sarahw1407

I have an interview, and for the teaching element it states:
'APP AF Num level 3 &ndash; To begin to understand the role of &lsquo;=&rsquo;, the equals sign e.g. solve &lsquo;balancing&rsquo; problems such as 7x10=82-?'
I will have 12 children - four each at levels 3b, 3a and 4c.
My question is where do I find sublevel descriptors to fit this so I plan my lesson at the correct point? I have scoured the internet to no avail. I am working as a supply teacher at the moment so cannot get them from school...are they some kind of state secret, only available to those who have actually signed a contract?
I'm thinking anyway to use balance scales with Cuisinaire (might be a novel use of the rods...)

3. ### becktonboyNew commenter

Problem is sarahw, they don't actually exist, they never did. Level descriptors were only created for each level. The sub-levels emerged from SATs, mainly in my view to cover the embarrassment of children getting stuck in level 3 for years. They can only have meaning across a group; for an individual when considering their attainment of a particular objective most people use rules of thumb such as 'some elements', 'mostly' and 'secure understanding' with regard to the relevant statement in the level descriptor.

4. ### sarahw1407

Ahh. probably should have known that. Schools do seem awfully keen on their sub-levels, though!

6. ### minnieminxNew commenter

Click on the 'supporting document' link. Will have exactly what you need.

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/learning/west_sussex_grid_for_learning/curriculum/mathematics/primary_mathematics/assessment/progression_through_sublevels.aspx