Levels Guidance

The National Curriculum is split into 8 levels ranging from Level 1 (Year 1) to Level 8 (End of Key Stage 3). Each level is then further split into ‘sub-levels’ or ‘grades’ from ‘C’ to ‘A’ where:  
  • ‘C’ represents a child who is just working within the level
  • ‘B’ represents a child who is working securely within the level
  • ‘A’ represents a child who is working towards the next level.
  An average Year 2 child is expected to be working at level 2B – and so would be working securely within level 2. An average Y6 child is expected to be working at level 4B – and so would be working securely within level 4.   The adjacent table shows where an average child is expected to be working at the end of each year – this will help you as a parent to judge where your child is working for their age group. It is not expected that that children will move part of a level every term. Sometimes it takes longer to consolidate and move into the next sub level.
LEVEL NATIONAL EXPECTATION

1C

 

1B

AVERAGE FOR END OF YEAR 1

1A

2C

 

2B

AVERAGE FOR END OF YEAR 2

2A

AVERAGE FOR END OF YEAR 3

3C

3B

AVERAGE FOR END OF YEAR 4

3A

AVERAGE FOR END OF YEAR 5

4C

4B

AVERAGE FOR END OF YEAR 6

4A

 

5C

 

5B

AVERAGE FOR END OF YEAR 9

5A

 

6

 
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