National Curriculm levels Help!!!

(11 Posts)
frodoandsam Mon 28-Jan-13 11:00:41

HI,
Can anyone help with this. I am trying to find out what the different levels mean
"Writing
NC En3 2b, 3c, 4c, 4e, 4g, 5e, 5h"

What age? what key stage?
Thanks in advance
Kathryn

Ruprekt Mon 28-Jan-13 11:02:34

2b is National Average for end of Y2

3C is what DS2 went into Y3 as! grin

4C is Y5 ish

NO IDEA ABOUT 4E onwards. Are they real levels?

frodoandsam Mon 28-Jan-13 11:07:52

Hi,
She is in a special school, but they are still working on the NC. I was wondering what EN3 was.
She is supposed to be working below Key stage 1

mrssmooth Mon 28-Jan-13 11:08:16

Ruprekt has it! As far as I know, and have seen, the levels are only from a-c, so don't know about any others.

poshme Mon 28-Jan-13 15:10:18

Hi OP ex primary teacher here. What you are describing sounds more like the strands of learning from the national curriculum. From what I can remember in the NC En3 would be one of the aspects and then the following numbers would indicate what they're learning about. My NC is in storage so I can't check but as an example (made up from my head!) En3 4c could be a statement like "read a variety of texts" or something like that. It is not a level of progress, just a descriptor of what they're studying.
I may be wrong but What you've written doesn't sound like levels, as levels go 1c,1b,1a, 2c,2b,2a etc They don't go over c for the letters , and the En3 bit certainly sounds like a NC descriptor.
Disclaimer- I haven't taught for a few years, and didn't really look atmy actual NC much when teaching!

frodoandsam Mon 28-Jan-13 16:08:45

HI,
Thanks for that.
I have managed to find out the EN =English and that 1,2,3 are listening, reading, writting.
What I can't find is 2b to 5h. that seems to be impossible to find.

BackforGood Mon 28-Jan-13 16:12:57

I agree with poshme
They sound like the stuff the children are being taught, rather than a ';eve; they are achieving.
In a Special school, if working below Level 1 stuff, I'd expect them to be using 'P-Levels' rather than Nat Curr. levels.

poshme Mon 28-Jan-13 17:18:31

OP you would probably need a copy of the NC to find those out. Don't know if it's online. If I ever get mine out of storage boxes (moved house 6 months ago and still not sorted yet confused) I'll look it up for you.

poshme Mon 28-Jan-13 17:24:40

Ok I think you'll find it here http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/primary/b00198874/english/ks1
Or somewhere on that bit of the education site. Hth

poshme Mon 28-Jan-13 17:25:06

Sorry can't do proper links on my phone

frodoandsam Mon 28-Jan-13 17:45:12

Ah Ha, I've found it. thank you very much, kathryn

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