# Year 6 maths sublevels

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by ComputerWizard, May 21, 2012.

1. ### ComputerWizard

Before anyone asks, I do know there are no official sub levels but my school likes to give them.
Could anyone please create sub levels for these?
<u>2008 MATHS LEVELS KS2</u>
<font size="3" face="Arial">L4 45-77

L5 78-100
<u>2009 MATHS LEVELS KS2</u>
L4 46-76
L5 77-100
<u>2010 MATHS LEVELS KS2</u>
L4 46-78
L5 79-100
Thanks a lot
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2. ### strawbsEstablished commenter

ok I'll bite..........
call your self a computer wizard??????????????

3. ### cyolba

Wow, you can't do a subtraction, a division and then an addition? What are they teaching kids these days?!?
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cyolba, biting strawbs

divide by three perhaps, or get excel to do it for you?
one day we will go back to giving grades such as C+ C- and just a plain C, you never had to explain them to parents!

5. ### ComputerWizard

Well thanks for your help -_-

If you're all so amazing, then why don't you tell me how to do it by helping me instead of being sarcastic?

6. ### PaulDGOccasional commenter

They've been telling you

(There's no such thing as a "sub level". If you must present them for whatever management purpose suits whoever, then follow the suggestions given.)

7. ### mathsteacher1953

If you look at ComputerWizard's post on the Science Forum dated 16 December 2011, he was asking the same sort of question then about Science sub-levels ( and getting the same sort of response) Sounds like a wind-up to me.

8. ### bobboots

The standard technique is to look at your targets and fit accordingly.

9. ### mossdoyle

Computer wizard, I can see how it can come across as sarcastic but they are right. In secondary if I am doing a maths assessment that is one level I split it 3 ways a (c) is up-to 33% a (b) is 34-66% and an (a) is 67%+. In science assessments we do the same I work out the percentage and split it across how many sub-levels I have taking into consideration where the levels change. In your case above you can use the same set of sub-levels for the 3 years as guidance as they are so close :

4c: 45 - 55
4b: 56 - 66
4a: 67 - 77
5c:78 - 84
5b: 85 - 91
5a: 92 - 100

Hope that is clearer, sometimes we all have mental blocks, I did on this topic for along time.

Just tweak near the boarders as necessary.

10. ### ComputerWizard

Thankyou mossdoyle, that's what I needed! And no this is not a windup, I am actually not a teacher. I am trying to help my brother achieve the best possible level in his end of year tests. So I have no experience in this field and I assumed sub-levels because that's how they give them to him at his school!

11. ### marcopront

I'm not teaching in the UK so have forgotten about sublevels, so please can you explain to me how you think knowing the sublevels will help him.

12. ### DMNew commenter

Careful marco. I asked the same question and the moderators deleted it.

13. ### DMNew commenter

I would actually like an explanation.
My post said "Yes because the best way to fatten a pig is to weigh it on increasingly precise scales." That is the exact and complete wording because I retreived it from Google cache.
It was a twist on a well-known education saying that produces thousands of hits on Google.
Can anyone see why this should be censored?

14. ### bolzanoweierstrass

Sounds fair enough to me.
But if there's a good reason perhaps this post will be removed as well?