As you may be aware from the national press, National Curriculum levels have disappeared and are only being used in primary schools for Year 2 and Year 6 children this year for the last time. Although the National Curriculum remains, it has been changed for all subjects to varying degrees but no standardised or formal assessment system has replaced levels. As a result, schools are free to design their own models of teaching and assessing students.
At The Weald, we have launched a Mastery approach to teaching and assessment in Year 7. This means that our focus as teachers is on the long-term goal of preparing students for success at GCSE by preparing the foundations with greater breadth and depth of study, rather than ticking off a checklist to meet often arbitrary levels.
Please see the document below entitled "Mastery guidance for parents" for more information.
Please see the the documents below outlining individual subject concepts.