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May be a daft question on FFTD, but can anyone help?

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by T34, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. T34

    T34 Lead commenter

    You may have had the choice of PA or SE estimates.
    AFIK, PA (prior attainment) is based only on KS1 grades whereas SE involves contextual factors as well.
    If contextual factors are being taken into consideration, the age of the pupil will have an effect - younger pupils are expected to progress more, all else being equal. Also FSM etc, even post code will have an affect
    Another consideration is their KS1 maths grades. The maths grade may be one of the factors affecting the KS2 English expected grade. If you are good at maths you must have had a reasonable unserstanding of the words etc the eacher used to teach it. It also works the other way around. It makes sense that someone who is good at English will be able to have a better shot at everything, including maths, than someone who struggles with language.
  2. T34

    T34 Lead commenter

    ... and English is the average of Reading and Writing. How did they do in these individual subjects?
  3. missbloggs

    missbloggs New commenter

    The maths might have affected it then. The one with a 4c target got 2b in maths, whilst the 3a target got 1b in maths (from a different school). Sadly the 2b in maths was a nonsense - part of a homogenous set of results pushed through to suit the previous HT who wouldn't accept L1s in Maths. Or L3s in English. !!! The maths papers were read and scribed with plenty of equipment and support provided to achieve the necessary level. Not helpful now though!
    Thanks for the above contributions, they have been useful.

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