Assessment without National Curriculum levels: Year 1 – Year 6

As of September 2015, the Government has made a significant change in the way that children in schools are to be assessed. This is to tie in with the new National Curriculum, which was adopted by all schools at the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year.

The Department for Education (DfE) is trying to avoid what has been termed, ‘The level race’, where children were moved through the old National Curriculum levels quickly to achieve higher attainment levels. The perception from the DfE was that the old National Curriculum and the levels system failed to adequately ensure that children had a breadth and depth of knowledge at each National Curriculum level. Therefore, the DfE decided that there would no longer be National Curriculum levels and that schools would have to set up their own way of assessing pupils.We hope the information provided on this page will help you to understand this new process.

Key Stage One 'Interim teacher assessment frameworks'

Key Stage Two 'Interim teacher assessment frameworks'