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level 6 at key stage 2

Discussion in 'Assessment' started by YesMrBronson, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. YesMrBronson

    YesMrBronson New commenter

    I thought pupils could only achieve level 5 maximum in the end of KS2 examinations?
    I work in secondary and I teach music so I don't have much to do with KS2 data (we get none for music).
  2. Surely the question should be how can children achieve level 6 at KS2? I say this somewhat tongue in cheek.......but....... is it not possible to get a level 6 from the simple toting up of the marks without answering a single level 6 question correctly and even if this is not the case you could still get a level 6 without answering enough level 6 questions to show competency?
  3. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    No. The L6 questions are not part of the main paper; there is a separate Level 6 test made of questions targeted at that level and for which children must correctly answer a reasonable percentage.
  4. Ah thanks. I stand corrected. When we have KS3 papers the level 6 is included and I did once work out that it was possible to do what I outlined above. I have also marked papers where a student has answered a good number of higher level questions correctly but messed up on the lower ones. Has this separate Level 6 paper always been the way L6 is achieved (in all subjects - even the old science one)?
  5. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    There hasn't been a Science test for a few years, and before that it might be nearly ten years since we last had L6 tests at all. Can't remember if there was one for Science!

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