yearsixteacher, re: " Are you suggesting that if test says 3a and my TA says 4b I shouldn't ask why? " Test levels are whole levels - there aren't any as, bs, cs, ds, whatever. Level 3 result in an NCT is simply level 3. It doesn't "say" anything else. There aren't any as, bs, whatever in the National Curriculum levels either. When you report your TA, it'll just be a number - for the whole level. "4b"? Does that mean on the way to a level 4? In other words, level 3? So, same as NCT result?