After almost 20 years working in schools I have worked as a private tutor for the last 4 years. I just wondered what people’s thoughts are on the best tier of entry for students. In the three tier system it was easy...grade C student = Intermediate. But now....Grade 4 student, which tier? I realise it’s only anecdotal but my three higher students in 2017 did as well if not better than expected getting Grade 5 or 6’s. My two Foundation students in 2018 did slightly worse than expected, there are of course many factors at play but I did wonder if the student who attained a Grade 4 at Foundation would have been better off doing Higher. I would say she was a Grade C in old money and hoped she’d get a Grade 5, comparing her to 2017 students. This year my students are easy to place, clearly either Higher or Foundation pupils. But what advice would you give a family if they were discussing tier of entry for their Grade C (old money) child? I do try hard not to undermine teachers and their work, I remember being on the ‘other side’!