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Life without Levels...how did your school approach this?

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by clharrison, Oct 8, 2017.


Which of the following approaches did your school choose in KS3?

  1. A. Skills ladders (with a number behind for measuring progress)

  2. B. Pearson 1 - 12 steps

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  3. C. 1 - 9 in line with the new GCSE grades

  4. D. Still using National Curriculum Levels

  5. E. Other

  1. clharrison

    clharrison New commenter

    We are an international school in Africa, looking at how we might approach 'Life without levels' later this year. Rather than recreating the wheel, we thought it would be helpful to benefit from the experience and wisdom of all the UK schools who have already gone through this process. We would be really grateful if you could just respond to the survey. Thank you so much, C-L Harrison (St Andrew's International School, Malawi).
  2. clharrison

    clharrison New commenter

    If you select E. Other, I'd love to hear what you are using instead. Thank you.
  3. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    This may / may not be helpful but have delivered on AfL ( and after levels ) so happy to send you my PPTs if you send me a contact e mail via Conversation
  4. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Struggling with that e mail add ? Cheers
  5. clharrison

    clharrison New commenter

  6. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Thumbs up emoji
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  7. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    im also in africa, but we are an IB school, and we report on ATL's much more than attainment levels. i just finished reporting on all my kids, and it took me about 6 minutes....its great.
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  8. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

  9. clharrison

    clharrison New commenter

    This sounds interesting. Would you be able to send any sample resources/mark schemes? And how does your school use these to measure progress?
    Thank you so much,
  10. Eflmeister

    Eflmeister Occasional commenter

    GCSE 9-1 right from the word go in Y7. Each year has the same number grades but a Y7 9-1 is different from a Y8 9-1 etc.
  11. electricsheep

    electricsheep New commenter

    For KS3. or years 7 and 8, measure ATL and also try for letter grades such as 'D' - developing skills 'S' securing skills and 'A' advancing skills. Introduce the 1-9 grades at year 9 onwards as these only make sense for GCSE as there are no official 1-9 grades for lower years yet.
  12. Sanz1981

    Sanz1981 Occasional commenter

    Would it be possible to send it to me also? We are beginning initial talks.

  13. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Sorted . Cheers

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