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MFL teacher needing advice about new KS3 assessment systems!

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by mazman, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. mazman

    mazman New commenter

    I teach secondary MFL and have been given the task of creating a new assessment system within our MFL department, now we have seen the back of NC levels. I'm a little out of touch as I've recently returned from maternity leave and I'd like to know what other MFL departments have done. I've been researching the internet and Rachel Hawkes seems to have done some fantastic work on this (steps 1-10) Has anyone used these? Has anyone any success stories to share with regards to replacing the NC levels in their department? This is the first time I've used the TES forum for this purpose, so I hope this thread reaches the right people! Thank you.
  2. nellydean

    nellydean New commenter

    If your school will let you use it, I would use the Pearson Progression scale. It is on a scale from 1-12, with 1 being a complete beginner to 12 being the highest performing GCSE student.
    Our school are not allowed to use it as our head wants us to use GCSE criteria straight from the beginning of year 7. Because of this I have adapted the progression scale working on the assumption that step 3 on the scale is roughly a grade 1 GCSE. If you want to have a look at this, it can be downloaded here:
    The original version with 1-12 gradings can be downloaded here:
    pascuam49 and agathamorse like this.
  3. JayneP

    JayneP New commenter

    This is great, thank you for sharing! It seems that in your GCSE one, step 12 from the Pearson scale is missing, which they equate to an A*. Is it combined in elsewhere?
    Thank you.
  4. parkert

    parkert New commenter

    Thanks for these and taking the time. I'll wait to see what you say to the comments re missing bits before sharing with my colleagues

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