You are probably right! This is the first year I've found myself desparate to know ds1's SAT's levels, he's y6, and I wish I could stop myself! But we used his predicted SAT scores as evidence in his grammar school appeal, so I wouldn't have known what he was predicted otherwise. As we won the appeal, I really want his predicted scores to be accurate! 1 week to wait!
As long as you don't go on to others about it, why is it bad to be interested in which level your child has got? I have no idea what anyone else got and won't be asking, but I am interested in my own children's results.
I wanted to know DS levels as he wasn't expected to get national expectations in Literacy and starting juniors this would have made it hard for him.
Mindyou the letters and numbers on paper were nothing in comparison to his brilliant and lovely teacher saying at parents eve 'well he pulled it out of the bag, he's worked so hard and I'm really proud of him'
So yes they are useful as a guide but not the be all or end all - the comments mean so much more as they're personal iyswim.