I conducted a KS2 pilot English research programme over the 2010/11 academic year involving about 200 Y6 children. A specific feature of the strategy used in the project was (1.) the complete absence of any phonics content and (2.) no teaching to the test. In spite of this unfashionable ommission, every child for whom a Level 3 had been predicted achieved Level 4. Westfield CP Shool in Wombourne, Staffs predicted that nine of the pupils would achieve Level 3 and they all achieved Level 4. They have now adopted the strategy throughout the school, beginning with Y3 children. I anticipate that they will now routinely achieve a 100% pass rate and that the proportion of Level 5 will increase year on year.